Participants: Agatha Thrash (Host), Don Miller
Series Code: HYTH
Program Code: HYTH000219
00:03 Lifestyle is a very commonly heard word these days
00:07 and yet a lot of people don't understand what
00:10 good lifestyle is.
00:11 So we would like to talk with you some about
00:14 good lifestyle, especially as it impacts the digestive
00:20 process, all the way from the selection of food
00:23 right down to the way that food is assimilated into the tissues
00:27 so stay with us, I think that you will learn some things
00:30 that are nice.
00:51 Welcome to Help Yourself to Health
00:54 with Dr. Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines Institute
00:57 and now here is your host Dr. Thrash.
01:00 Now I would not want you to think that lifestyle
01:06 is inconsequential just because there are a lot
01:10 of people talking about it and one person might present
01:13 this kind of lifestyle, and another person might present
01:16 that kind of lifestyle.
01:17 Now let's study this thing a little bit about lifestyle,
01:22 and I think that if we come to understand perfectly
01:27 about lifestyle, we'll know how to stop a number
01:30 of diseases: heart disease, strokes, maybe even diseases
01:34 of the skin, diseases of the digestive tract.
01:37 I would like to talk to you about diseases of the
01:40 digestive tract now, and I have asked Dr. Don Miller
01:45 who is one of my colleagues at Uchee Pines
01:48 to join me in this matter of talking about digestion.
01:53 Now Dr. Miller, I know that you are home based at Uchee Pines,
01:57 we work together there, but sometimes you are not there,
02:00 where are you then?
02:01 - Home based is a really loose term, I do have a bed there
02:05 and I have a washer and dryer and I come back sometimes
02:07 to do my laundry, but in the post 9-11 world,
02:11 things have changed.
02:12 We bring lots of students to Uchee Pines,
02:14 we used to bring a lot more, but it's hard to get Visa's
02:18 a lot of things got harder over the years.
02:21 So Uchee Pines have chosen to go where they are,
02:25 and so now that's where I go, and I go to Hungary,
02:29 I go to Romania, I go to Moldova, I go to Russia.
02:32 - How do you find students in all these places?
02:35 - God is opening up works around the world,
02:38 this is the work, Medical Missionary work,
02:40 because one thing that's not changed in this world
02:43 and that's the fact that there are sick people.
02:45 They are groping for ways to get themselves well,
02:50 and some of these countries that I go to like Ukraine,
02:52 per capita, they have more doctors than we have.
02:55 - Really!
02:57 - But they are just as sick, as a matter of fact they lead
02:59 the world in coronary heart disease,
03:01 of course if you eat their food you understand why,
03:04 extremely tasty, Ooach and kuzna?,
03:06 but it's full of oil.
03:08 So we go there to teach them some simple ways
03:10 to get themselves well, and to keep themselves well.
03:13 - How about salt, do they use a lot of salt there?
03:15 - A lot of salted foods, a lot of preserved foods,
03:18 because here we have a country that they have to preserve
03:21 their foods, and salt is one way, salt and fermentation,
03:25 both of which have a very deleterious effect
03:27 upon the body.
03:28 - How about sugar, do they use a lot of sugar?
03:30 - Yes, that's my downfall! The cookies!
03:35 - Now here are the major dietary problems:
03:39 salt, oil, and sugar, yes those would make a problem.
03:45 - One more outside of the dietary ones, although it
03:48 does have an effect upon the digestive organs,
03:51 is tobacco and alcohol.
03:53 You know America is cutting down, so we are sending
03:57 them all over to them, and it is pandemic in these
04:01 countries, and in Eastern Europe,
04:03 it just amazes me how many people smoke.
04:06 - Young people are picking it up?
04:09 - Children are picking it up.
04:11 - How terrible, what we need to do then is to
04:14 establish schools, and you help with schools in Ukraine?
04:18 - Yes help with schools, there are two schools in Ukraine
04:21 right now, there is one there at Knoshdome?,
04:23 there's one down in Koriukivka, which when you and I were
04:27 over in Ukraine in 1995 and I think that is when
04:30 the bud started down there in the Nikolayev area
04:33 and the school started...
04:35 - That's when Uchee Pines got interested in trying to
04:37 help them get new schools there.
04:40 - Yes and one of our staff members did a lot
04:42 of fund raising and going there and appointing a place,
04:45 so we have had a major role but it's sort of a behind
04:50 the scenes role, we've never said look what we're doing
04:54 in all these places, I know we're doing a wonderful job.
04:56 We just go there to help, and someone else can whatever,
04:59 so then Gnoshdome?, I was there for the last 6 weeks
05:02 before Gnoshdome? opened up in a little town called
05:06 - Now what was that name again?
05:07 - Novi- new settlement, basically it was a refuge
05:12 for those who came from Chernobyl,
05:15 - I see! - they were building this
05:17 community... Chernobyl do you want to
05:19 explain what that was?
05:20 Chernobyl was where they had the meltdown with the nuclear
05:23 reactor which is still hot and still emitting radio active
05:27 material into the atmosphere,
05:28 So you've got a lot of thyroid problems
05:30 all over Eastern Europe and Western Europe,
05:32 and so these people would come to Novihobioti?,
05:36 and then the iron curtain fell,
05:38 the building stopped, and we had all these
05:41 empty buildings, and a woman with vision,
05:44 a dentist from Vinnitsa came and started buying them
05:49 and what a wonderful place, I was there not long ago.
05:50 Again teaching the students and they have expanded out into
05:56 Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan and just wonderful work,
06:00 so we send me to these places to teach.
06:06 Down in Moldova they've got a small school there
06:12 in a place called Schratanoa?.
06:13 Moldova has gone back to Communism, a wonderful country
06:18 and some of the most dedicated students that I have found.
06:21 - Do you know why thy they went back to Communism
06:23 or is that a complex political issue?
06:26 - Democracy takes awhile, the market economy takes awhile,
06:30 capitalism takes awhile, and they are impatient for this
06:34 and under Communism, pretty much things were supplied
06:38 and it wasn't happening fast enough, so they re-elected...
06:41 matter of fact the ones that they re-elected
06:45 were Communists and they something else,
06:48 now they are back to being Communists again,
06:49 but it's an open country, I love going to Moldova,
06:54 I love the students and they are so dedicated.
06:56 - I've met a few people from Moldova and they are such
07:00 sweet people, so loving, so kind, so giving, they will just
07:04 give you anything.
07:05 Now I know that there was a time when you used to go to Africa
07:09 some, and I think you still do go to Africa,
07:11 what's happening there?
07:13 I love Africa, again, down there at a place called Riverside
07:17 in Zambia, they started four courses:
07:20 An Evangelistic course,
07:22 to train the native Africans to go out and be evangelists
07:26 in their own areas.
07:28 A seamstress course, to empower women to be able to have a
07:33 college industry, because all school children in Africa,
07:36 in India and many places, wear uniforms where you can't go to
07:39 Wal-Mart to buy uniforms, so they make them,
07:42 and do it very well, a Scientific Gardening Course,
07:46 so they can eat something besides maze, or they call it
07:49 sheema when you finally eat it, it's just a corn gruel.
07:53 So they teach them how to make other things and scientifically
07:57 a very good course, and then they started...
07:58 Oh it must be about three years ago now,
08:00 the Lifestyle Educator Course, and I was there with the first
08:05 intake with those students, helping Juanita a young woman
08:09 from South Africa who's the head of the program to...
08:12 Preytorious is the last name, to get this program off the road.
08:15 And it's very very good. - Well you have taught
08:17 in the Lifestyle Educator Course at Uchee Pines
08:20 for many years, so it was a natural for you export it
08:24 somewhere else.
08:25 Now you are going to talk with us about a topic in digestion,
08:30 what did you choose?
08:32 - Constipation!
08:34 - Well it's such a common thing and it can be very disabling
08:42 to some people, or very distressing to some people,
08:46 I'll put it that way.
08:47 - And it can cause a whole lot more problems, which problems
08:50 I see when I'm in these countries, like varicose veins,
08:53 hiatal hernia, hemorrhoids, all these things from the
08:58 constant struggling to emit those things that have gone
09:02 down the old alimentary canal and having a hard time
09:04 coming back out.
09:05 - Tell us what we can do to help that situation.
09:09 - Well the first thing that we got to do it we got to learn
09:11 how to get the food through our bodies a little bit faster.
09:14 Fiber is one of the keys, there is a doctor that worked
09:18 many years Dr. Kenneth Burkett in Africa, and he learned
09:21 a couple of interesting things.
09:22 He found out, Wow!, these people just don't seem to get
09:25 colon cancer down there, and he became known as
09:27 the fiber doctor, well fiber is the key to getting the food
09:32 through our bodies quicker.
09:33 When you move into a western society, a western dietary
09:39 program, which has lots of refined carbohydrates,
09:44 your white flour, your white rice, your white spaghetti,
09:47 your white sugars, these things devoid of fiber,
09:50 slow down the digestion and things sort of slowly
09:53 eat their way through the system.
09:56 A high meat diet, no fiber in the meat,
09:58 again, it slows down the food moving through the system
10:04 and leads to constipation.
10:06 Constipation is major problem much to the world that I have
10:09 traveled to, and if you could just teach people
10:11 go back to eating good fibrous food.
10:15 Which is fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
10:18 a little bit of nuts and seeds,
10:20 high in fiber, moves the food along.
10:22 When I go to a western country and most western countries
10:25 have this available, and when I say western countries
10:27 I mean countries that have moved into a western mindset
10:30 and economy, there is always flax seed, and I think
10:34 flax seed's one of the best things that we can do in the
10:36 United States and any of these countries,
10:38 a little bit of ground flax seed every day,
10:40 taken with your food, has a lot of good advantages:
10:44 One is and anti-inflammatory with the diets and lifestyles
10:47 we live right now, we have lots of inflammation in the
10:50 digestive tract, secondly, it is high in fiber,
10:54 moves things along, thirdly, it is mucilaginous, which means
10:58 it is going to help repair some of the damage that's been done
11:01 in the digestive tract, the stomach on down the
11:04 alimentary canal, help repair some of the damage
11:07 that's been done by spicy foods.
11:10 Now I do travel a lot, I remember very well Dr. Thrash
11:13 that day I got out of the Marine Corp,
11:14 I was in the Marine Corp for fourteen years,
11:16 I was driving off base, and the thought that came,
11:19 I still remember this thought very well,
11:21 "Uhhh my traveling days are over. "
11:24 Two months later I was at Uchee Pines for a seminar
11:28 which completely changed my mindset about life, and then
11:32 one year later I was called to go back there as a worker,
11:35 and my traveling days had not even begun,
11:38 by the time I got back, when I got to Uchee Pines,
11:41 because I do nothing now but travel.
11:43 Anyway I go to some these countries, they have a lot of
11:48 refined carbohydrates, I'm always amazed,
11:51 you go to a country that has a lot of dietary problems
11:54 and a lot of nutritional problems,
11:56 like India, for instance.
11:57 I love India, I love the people, I love everything about India,
12:00 white rice, that's what they eat is white rice
12:03 and I remember one time I was there and here's white rice
12:07 and a few other white things at my meal and a little bit
12:10 of fruit, I would eat this food, you've got to sustain
12:12 life and as you can see, I'm not very corpulent I
12:14 need to keep some meat on my bones,
12:17 and so I'm eating a lot of white rice, and it wasn't
12:19 to many days before I had the problem of constipation.
12:23 So immediately I started eating less white rice
12:27 and made sure I had plenty of papaya, and the watermelon
12:30 and the grapes and the other things, to keep more fiber
12:34 into my diet so I could move my food through
12:37 a little bit better.
12:38 I like to travel with... if I'm going to a place
12:41 like this, some flax seed with me, one of the main things
12:45 you do when you go to a foreign country
12:47 is you go out into the market and you start identifying
12:49 where can I find what I'm looking for?
12:51 Extremely hard to find whole rice in these countries
12:56 but you can find it.
12:57 I was in Japan not long ago, and we're driving down a road..
13:01 and Japan is an amazing country, you've got these huge cities
13:06 and every time you turn around, there is a rice patty.
13:09 People are growing rice, it's as much for eating
13:14 as it is for their culture,
13:16 they just like to grow rice apparently.
13:18 While driving down the road stopping at a stop sign,
13:21 and look over, there is a small building and a man's taking
13:24 a bag and dumps it in the top of this hopper,
13:27 puts in some coins, puts the bag underneath,
13:31 and immediately I knew what was happening,
13:32 he was taking perfectly good rice putting it into this
13:37 machine and bringing out the white rice,
13:40 and he paid for that process and what's left over
13:43 they are going to take across the street
13:44 and feed to the cows and the pigs, which they are going
13:47 to give us some non-fibrous milk, non-fibrous cheese
13:51 and non-fibrous meat.
13:52 So I like to sit there and say, I'd rather eat what is
13:55 in the bag before it goes into the hopper,
13:58 than after it goes into the hopper.
14:00 Another thing you can do for constipation
14:04 when it's really bad right now a person is having a hard time
14:07 sometimes a small enema, I carry with me when I go
14:12 to certain of these countries bulb syringes,
14:14 and I don't mean just one bulb syringe,
14:16 If I use a bulb syringe on somebody to irrigate a wound
14:21 or to help with an extremely impacted constipation
14:27 then I will now present them with that bulb syringe
14:29 as a gift, because I would not want to use it on
14:31 anybody else, it becomes their tool to use in the future.
14:35 But the key is teaching them how to live a lifestyle
14:39 that eliminates the problem.
14:41 When a person gets constipated
14:43 I've already mentioned it at the beginning of our little talk
14:45 here, they have to strain in order to pass their stools.
14:49 That straining puts upward and downward pressure
14:53 in the abdomen, the downward pressure works against
14:56 those little valves and veins coming back up to the heart
14:59 until finally it stretches those things out so much
15:02 that the valves no loner work, now we got a thing called
15:05 varicose veins.
15:06 Upstairs when you are forcing, you are forcing your stomach up
15:11 that's when you stomach comes up through the little
15:13 cardiac sphincter, and you've got part of your stomach
15:18 in your esophagus, and you get things like G.E.R.D.,
15:21 and other acid reflux problems.
15:24 You also as you are squeezing will be putting a lot of
15:26 pressure on that colon which will cause those little hernias,
15:31 which is what a hemorrhoid is, a little hernia
15:37 whether external or internal, which can be very irritating
15:40 very painful, and can cause some other major problems
15:43 and so the best thing to do is to eat a lot of fiber
15:46 in your diet, get away from all those refined carbohydrates
15:49 get away from all of those meat products and animal products,
15:53 and constipation would not be a problem,
15:56 and so Dr. Thrash it's really a no brainer to me,
15:58 it's just eat what God prescribed there in Genesis.
16:01 - Yes, the diet that we got from our loving designer
16:06 in the Garden of Eden.
16:07 Now I understand that water is also extremely helpful
16:12 in constipation, I'm sure you have prescribed that too
16:17 when you talk with people about constipation.
16:20 - But again water is a major problem in many of these
16:23 countries, I was just reading an article not long ago
16:25 where in certain parts of Africa, children are drinking
16:27 their urine, because there is just no water,
16:30 they've got to walk 40 kilometers,
16:31 to get enough water, and it's a small amount of water.
16:34 They've got to cook with it, they got to drink it,
16:36 and what bathing they can do they've got to bathe with it
16:39 and so I believe that most of the world is chronically
16:45 Even in America people, oh I don't like water,
16:48 and so they will drink their diuretics,
16:52 they're going to drink their coffee and colas,
16:54 and start losing more water and so they are constantly
16:57 chronically dehydrated, and the stools are going to...
17:01 the colon's purpose is to take up moisture,
17:05 to start consolidating the stools,
17:08 but if there is no moisture to begin with
17:10 then it just get harder and dryer and dryer
17:14 until finally it gets to the back door, and then it's a
17:16 bullet rather than...
17:18 - Now water, I remember back in 1995, when we had a
17:25 large team in Ukraine, and if I recall correctly,
17:29 you were one of those who got pure water for us
17:33 why was that, and what did you do to get pure water for us?
17:38 - I learned my lesson in the military,
17:40 when I was in the Philippians and I love the Philippians,
17:43 I just love everything about it, but there's a river
17:45 that flows between what used to be Subic Bay Naval Base
17:50 and the small town of Olongapo, and there would be children
17:54 in the daytime swimming in the water,
17:56 and you would throw pesos down, and they would go down
17:58 and bring up the pesos in their teeth quite nice,
18:01 well I had a young marine who decided to go swimming
18:03 in that same river, and he got all kinds of strange diseases
18:07 because we're not used to that water,
18:09 if you are used to the water, no problem.
18:12 If I go to Africa, if I go to India,
18:14 I'm not used to the water, and in Russia it was the same thing.
18:17 I remember one time crossing over the river,
18:19 going in to Nikolaev and my translator,
18:21 a lovely young woman, she says this is the "Cholera River"
18:25 and I thought that was funny, the "Cholera River. "
18:27 It's because cholera is in there and if you drink the water
18:30 you would probably get Cholera, so I would use a water filter
18:35 I've got a really nice water filter, a silver ceramic
18:38 water filter, and so I would basically treat
18:41 all of my water... I've gotten sort of lazy
18:43 over the years and so what I do now is, if I think the water
18:47 is fairly clear, I will add some grape fruit seed extract
18:51 to all of my water.
18:52 It makes me glad to get back to America to Uchee Pines
18:55 because we have great deep well water,
18:57 because to have your water always bitter,
18:59 is a little bit of a bitter pill to swallow.
19:01 But I know that grapefruit seed extract is very good
19:06 as an anti-microbial, and doing away with some
19:10 of these things that might give your body some problems.
19:12 Also using charcoal, if you think there is a problem
19:15 with your water, you can run it through a charcoal filter.
19:18 A lot of people boil their water, in many countries
19:21 I remember one time when I was in India
19:22 and I was in a person's home, and they brought out
19:28 two platters of grapes, one for the man I was with
19:31 and one for me, and I thought ahhh! my mind was
19:34 like I can't eat these things, I told my translator
19:37 I can't eat these grapes, and he said you got to
19:40 you will insult the host.
19:42 I can't eat these grapes look there wet
19:43 they just washed the grapes, and he said you got to
19:46 and so I sacrificed myself in the alter of that platter
19:49 of grapes, and I ate the grapes freshly washed
19:52 in their water, and that night I had some problems
19:56 with the water.
19:57 A good friend of mine and yours too Dr. Thrash,
20:00 Dr. Bill Doll says that the greatest weight loss
20:03 program in the world is two drops of water
20:07 from the Ganges River.
20:08 - That will do it! - That will do it!
20:11 - Now there is a parasite in Eastern Europe called Giardia
20:16 Do you remember that there was an herb we took that was
20:23 prophylactic, if we took that herb we were not supposed
20:26 the Giardia, do you remember that herb?
20:31 - Well I took a thing with me called Citricadel, which is
20:34 a combination of herbs, but there are a couple of
20:36 very nice herbs: Black walnut hull is a nice herb that you can
20:41 take with that, Periwinkle is another nice herb,
20:44 Echinacea and Golden Seal are other nice herbs that I take
20:49 when I'm trying to treat my water, along with the grapefruit
20:51 seed extract, because Giardia is a major problem
20:54 and that is why, years and years ago you could go to
20:57 the nice flowing stream coming down from mountain and just
21:00 put your face in and drink the water but Giardia is pretty much
21:03 pandemic around the world and so drinking untreated water
21:07 is a good way to treat yourself to a real bad time.
21:12 - Yes and the Giardia does give quite a lot of discomfort
21:16 it indeed can make you have a diarrhea that simply will not
21:22 stop, it's amazing how intense and how painful Giardia can be.
21:28 But there are some good things that can be used for Giardia
21:32 one is that we can use ginger, ginger has some very nice
21:37 anti-parasitic properties, and it will treat even the
21:43 Anisaki's worm which we get from eating fish
21:46 not properly cooked, and that is becoming increasingly
21:51 more common in the United States,
21:54 ginger and it's extracts will just do wonders for that.
21:58 Pumpkin seed is also another thing, very good for all sorts
22:04 of worms, all sorts of intestinal worms.
22:07 The pumpkin seed, not only the pumpkin seed but also
22:12 pumpkin seed extracts can be very helpful.
22:16 A big study was done on pumpkin seed and pumpkin seed
22:20 extracts showing the benefits of this very nice food
22:26 on intestinal parasites world over, and it was found that
22:31 many different kinds of parasites could be treated
22:34 using pumpkin seeds or pumpkin seed extract.
22:38 Now another one, one called worm seed.
22:42 Worm seed was first grown in Maryland by pilgrim fathers
22:49 who came here and they brought that with them from Europe
22:52 and they have done quite a great deal of work with
22:55 the pumpkin seed and the worm seed and it is still grown
23:01 I understand in America here in Maryland
23:06 in the environment of Maryland.
23:09 Garlic is another very good anit-worm substance,
23:18 garlic has so many wonderful benefits, and one of those is
23:24 that it does help you to get rid of worms.
23:26 Pinworms can be quite effectively treated with garlic,
23:31 just the juice from three or four cloves of garlic can cure
23:36 most cases of pin worms, should be taken every
23:39 couple of hours and when the itching around the anus has
23:44 stopped or subsided substantially
23:46 then one has usually gotten rid of the pin worms.
23:51 Another one that I like a lot is Papaya, and papaya seed,
23:56 the papaya seed can be used not only for intestinal worms,
24:01 but also for blood parasites.
24:04 The commonest blood parasite is Malaria, still a major killer
24:10 in the world today, so that around the world
24:14 wherever you go you may find someone who has Malaria
24:20 that you can treat with papaya seed,
24:22 it can also be treated with what the Bible calls worm wood,
24:28 or Artemisia annua, Artemisia also called wormwood
24:33 is very effective against Malaria and also wonderful
24:38 against the Giardia that we met in Eastern Europe.
24:42 Pineapple with its bromalane is also very helpful,
24:47 papaya has papain, an enzyme which helps the parasite
24:53 to turn loose from its mooring, its mouth parts get imbedded
24:59 in the lining of the bowel and it won't turn loose
25:05 and it eats what you are going to eat from around its
25:11 mouth part until the enzyme makes its mouth part sore
25:17 just a to much papaya or to much fresh pineapple
25:20 can make your mouth sore so apparently the parasite
25:25 gets a sore mouth and turns loose.
25:28 Now at that point then you need something else,
25:31 you need a very good enema, or you could use some kind
25:38 of mild cathartic to help you to pass the worms,
25:44 not a strong one, but just a very mild one,
25:47 something like licorice root, licorice root is a very good
25:51 mild diarrheic agent which can help you to get rid of
25:59 these worms.
26:00 Now turmeric, the common kitchen herb, called turmeric
26:04 is also very good with a variety of parasites
26:10 it can get rid of Nematodes even and that's
26:14 a very important one.
26:16 Turmeric has anti-inflammatory processes so that in a part of
26:24 what it does, it can help the inflammation of the bowel
26:28 caused by the worms, it can even help to kill worms.
26:33 about one half teaspoon four times daily, very good for that.
26:38 Another one that I have here on my list is cloves,
26:43 cloves has been demonstrated to be active against
26:46 many parasites including intestinal parasites.
26:50 As we see these variety of things that the Lord has
26:57 provided for us to help us to live in this age,
27:01 we can see that there are many things that He has provided,
27:05 as an example, we can make a smoothie from the cloves.
27:10 Let me just tell you how you can make a nice smoothie,
27:13 some papaya, and some pineapple pulp and blenderize that
27:19 very nicely, maybe you can add some figs which are also
27:23 filled with some good enzymes, and you might
27:27 want to add a little bit of the cloves so that it spices it up
27:33 a bit, and you can make a very nice smoothie this way.
27:38 Now the smoothie can be taken with breakfast,
27:40 and that will then help you to dislodge the parasites
27:46 and to expel them you can take some prune juice
27:49 about lunch time, and then the whole process of healing
27:53 has been accomplished.