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CBD-Rich Hemp Salve helps my elbow!

I have Ehlers-Danlos connective tissue disorder (see My Story).

Never should've done this with Ehlers-Danlos connective tissue disorder!Due to the many minor joint dislocations over my lifetime, there is some permanent and semi-permanent damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles in my right arm, shoulder and neck. I’ve managed it well and have only fairly minor issues now. 30+ years ago I pretty much lost the use of my right arm after too much abuse, including building a stone house! Tons of physical therapy and exercise restored most of the function and strength.

My right elbow has constant moderate pain and inflammation. I pretty much ignore its ups and downs, as I can still brush my teeth and get a fork to my mouth, things I couldn’t do at its worst. And, I don’t wear a brace on my arm or hand anymore, so I consider the issue fairly minor. However, it’s always there. The Rife machine helps when the muscles are spasmed and the pain is bad, but it seems there’s deep damage that only deep-tissue massage therapy can help, and that is a long process I’ve only recently discovered.


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A couple of months ago, I started carrying CBD products discounted on my site and I co-authored a book on CBD too (get it for FREE below).  I’ve been testing various products out on myself and found two GREAT things:

1) CBD-Rich Hemp Oil relaxes the tightness.

Taken in drops under my tongue, 10-15 mg of CBD relaxes the right arm/shoulder/neck muscles that are perpetually somewhat tight due to all the old damage. This was exciting, however, since taking it orally makes it go throughout the whole body, it also made me somewhat tired (good at night for winding down!).

 2) CBD-Rich Hemp Salve slathered on my elbow when it was feeling lousy, has helped tremendously!

CBD salve helps my elbow!

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After the first application, 20 minutes later I noticed the pain and swelling were down about 50-60%. An hour later I rubbed more on and I’d say the discomfort and inflammation in my elbow is around 90% gone. This is a small miracle! CBD builds up in your system, so if I keep this going (3x/day) maybe I can cut down to 1x/day. Oh, and the CBD is absorbed transdermally (through the skin) so it didn’t make me tired. It stays local to work its magic. I’m excited!

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My Rife 101 Prevention Protocol of Programs

Folks ask me all the time if I use the Rife 101 Machine and what I use it for. Of course I use this bioactive frequency generator – or I wouldn’t be selling it! All the products I carry I have used and found useful for improving and maintaining my health and the Rife 101 is part of my “system”.

Tina Rappaport feeling good!

Life is good!

The first time I used it was in 2007 after a long plane flight. I’m a very small person (barely 5 feet tall, 100 lbs) and the airline seats are all wrong – the lumbar is in the wrong place, the head rest too! I am often in trouble after a flight no matter how I sit or what cushions I use, as my joints are very precariously balanced (see MY STORY for the full details). I ended up with a terrible hard-as-a-rock elongated knot in the top of my back near the right shoulder where it seems I have scar tissue in the muscles from the joint trouble in my younger years. This spot had been my nemesis for a long time. I was contemplating taking a muscle relaxer (and being loopy from it) when I tried the Rife 101 on the Joint Pain program. One hour later it was 90% better! No drugs. I was sold.

Understanding that I don’t have a chronic illness, I’ve used the Rife 101 for various things that cropped up – warded off colds after feeling the first sniffle, eliminated pain with the Bone Trauma program, controlled my joint pain and improved the circulation in my legs tremendously. But the most dramatic has been the improvement in my Adrenal Glands. When first tested, my Adrenal Glands were hardly functioning due to stress and my naturopath doctor suggested supplements. Life threw me a bunch of curves, one after the other, and I just couldn’t add in the Adrenal supplement regimen very well. After developing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) my doc told me I’d better get serious because the UTI was NOT from NOT drinking enough water, but rather she felt it was a warning that my immune system was shot from Adrenal Exhaustion. In time I got a bit better (just a bit) with the supplements, taking them at least twice a week (supposed to take them twice a day!), but I did start using the Rife 101 on the Adrenal Stimulant program. For about 6 months I did it at least twice a day, and sometimes I also ran the Glands program (it covers them all and they are all inter-related anyway).

When my Adrenals were re-tested I knew it was the Rife 101 working it’s magic when the doc told me, “Your Adrenals are better than mine now!”

Understanding I have life-long, chronic joint issues (mostly under control now – read more in MY STORY) here is the list of Rife 101 programs I try to run weekly as health maintenance, prevention and to ward off anything brewing. Is it working? If I don’t develop any issues, and I have no cholesterol, sugar or other “chronic” disease issues, you tell me!

Tina’s Rife 101 Prevention Protocol of Programs:

Tina Rappaport with Rife 101

Portable and Light Rife 101

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  •  Acidosis
  • Fungal Infection and/or Candida
  • Infections, General (long, profound & powerful program)
  • Cancer
  • Glands
  • Parasites
  • Liver Problems
  • Kidney Insufficiency
  • Lymph Problems
  • Detoxification
  • Schumann Wave (average resonancy of the earth, and us)

Running these programs on a weekly basis keeps me running in tip top shape, like the energizer bunny! If you are a Rife 101 user, check page 19 of your manual for “Advanced Custom Programming” and learn how to group together the frequencies uses in each of the above programs. In this was you can make it much easier to run the list you want and even learn how to set it up to run all night! You can always call or email me for help!

If you are one of our Rife 101 customers, you can also contact us for protocol suggestions – all included in our famous customer service.

Kermit Sandwiches anyone?

Tina's Kermit SandwichesIn speaking with some of you, I’ve mentioned these Kermit Sandwiches, as they are, by far, my favorite  food! They are simple and healthy – easy to make

Sprouted Hemp Bread (French Meadow Bakery) – my favorite bread
Good, unfiltered oil, like Olive, Hemp, Flax, Coconut
Ripe Avocado
Scallions, Onions, Red Onions or RAW Minced Garlic!
Ripe Tomatoes
Tina’s Everything Mix (see next post) and/or Fresh Cilantro, if available
Sprouts (Alfalfa, Clover, Broccoli, Onion, etc)
AND/OR Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Himalayan Crystal Salt (see below)

I start by toasting the bread to add some nice crunch, drizzle on oil (we need a couple of tablespoons a day, so here’s a good way to get some), scoop out the avocado and mash onto the bread and sprinkle on the salt. If you’re using “Everything Mix” or chopped Cilantro add it now, spread minced onions or garlic, top with thick slices of tomatoes, sprinkle with more salt. Last, add either the sprouts or romaine lettuce leaves (or both!) as the top of the “sandwich”. Sometimes I encase the whole sandwich in large Romaine Lettuce leaves, like a pocket – makes it a bit easier to eat. Don’t be fooled by substitutes – the toasted Hemp Bread MAKES this sandwich!! And, I don’t like pepper, but sprinkle it on if you do! These Kermit Sandwiches (named because they’re so green) go great with cut-up cucumbers, red bell-peppers, celery, snap peas and carrots, all sprinkled with Himalayan Crystal Salt and a glass of Yerba Mate tea with vanilla and stevia!

URparamount's Himalayan Crystal SaltHimalayan Crystal Salt from 5,000 feet under the surface of the earth is quite different than surface sea salts or other mined salts. Very briefly, it is a true crystal and possesses the same frequency as our body. PLUS, it contains the same 84 minerals that we have in almost the exact proportions we need/have.  PLUS it’s in the ionic state so our body can utilize these minerals.  It is believed that the Himalayan Crystal Salt is THE primordial sea that we came out of, hence the nearly perfect mineral match! This salt is the dehydrated sea, possessing the sun’s power in its crystals. Table salt, like all processed foods, is an aberration from the natural salts and is to be avoided.

We need salt to function – remember, our blood, sweat, tears and lymph is salty!! We need salt to make hydrochloric acid in our stomachs for digestion! It seems we optimally need about 1/4 teaspoon per quart of water per day. We are an electrical being, running on salt and water. Do some homework on all this, and for a good read, get Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. Fascinating how the world’s history, from earliest times, can be linked to the pursuit and use of salt!

I do sell Himalayan Crystal Salt in two grinds:  the fine grind for a salt shaker and the pebbles for grinding or for making Solé (pronounced So-lay) to give you an electrical energy boost. Read about Solé here! I sell the bulk salt in baggies, rather than fancy packages or jars at a low price.

Swine Flu – Bird Flu – Any Flu Epidemic – Not Me! Protect Yourself!

The Swine Flu is being reported in worldwide media and everyone is worried. Of course it will get worse before it gets better, and, some say the Swine Flu Epidemic will get very, very much worse.

Am I worried about Swine Flu? Am I worried about any flu? No, I’m not even worried about a cold!

You might wonder why, and I’m going to give you a brief rundown of my “health” regimen. In 1997 (the last time I was sick) I had bronchitis for 3 months. I willingly took every drug the doctors threw at me to try and shake it, but it took 3 months. I swore I’d never get sick again, and I haven’t.

Over the past years I’ve refined my diet to be at least 70% raw (nuts, seeds, lots of veggies, small amount of fruits, sprouted & dehydrated foods). The other 30% consists of lightly steamed veggies, whole grains and the occasional homemade pizza (shh!) and even ice cream once in a while! Oh yeah, and I do drink red wine a couple times a month. That’s the basic diet.

However, there are some other healthy things I ingest daily. First what I don’t ingest is soda, juices, carbonated or bottled waters, processed foods, meats and dairy. These things are acidic, and I’ve studied and learned that acidity allows germs – viruses, bacteria, fungus – to take hold and multiply inside you. They thrive on acidity, and create additional acidity from their waste products! Read My Story, particularly the part about my swollen knee for proof there is not only fungus amongus, but fungus IN us!

This theory of disease, that germs are already in us, but it is the health of your internal system that allows them to take hold, or not, was also supported by Louis Pasteur, the notable 19th century French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. He recanted his famous germ theory of disease (microbes invade us and make us sick, therefore you need pharmaceuticals) on his deathbed. His popular germ theory was officially accepted and became the basis of Western medicine in the late 19th century, never gaining notoriety for his death-bed recantation. The rest is history. His rival at the time, Dr. Antoine Bechamp, a genius in the field of science, was less well connected to the wealthy and those in politics and medicine, so HIS theory is what Pasteur, on his deathbed, admitted was correct, stating, “The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything.”

It therefore stands to reason that the swine flu virus (or other pathogen) does not CAUSE disease, but rather seeks out an environment where it can thrive best, and that is in oxygen-deprived, acidic bodies. Disease cannot thrive in a well-oxygenated, alkaline environment. Therefore, the best defense against microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine flu virus, is to keep the body alkaline and oxygenated.This enables the body to fight off and/or cure itself of virtually all diseases ranging from influenza to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, arthritis and more.

The philosophy of the alkaline diet (briefly) is that the body must maintain a pH balance of 7.365 in the blood and other tissue cells. In the same way that it has to maintain your body temperature within a certain range – your body will also do whatever it takes to maintain that pH balance. To neutralize acids consumed, our body buffers with alkaline reserves. However, with the modern Western diet this buffer is always very quickly exhausted, and the body has to draw alkaline minerals (mostly magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium) from wherever it can to keep our blood pH at 7.365. As stated earlier, when we consume too much acid and exhaust our alkaline buffers, our body is constantly being overloaded with acid build-up. Because the blood pH is so sensitive, a slight drop in the blood level, like to 7.2, gives a person the “condition” called Acidosis. Read more in “Your Body & pH articles…

Back to my lifestyle, in addition to being mostly vegan (a bit of cheese & fish a couple times a month, maybe), I believe in chlorophyll, good salt, good oils, and most importantly of all, good water.

I’ll address these each briefly:

  • CHLOROPHYLL: Veggies of course, predominately dark colored, and lots of broccoli. I also take Chlorella & Spirulina every day and you can read more about it here and in the articles on my site. Chlorophyll oxygenates your blood, plus these foods are alkalizing, and disease cannot live in an oxygenated, alkaline environment. Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Otto Warburg, in the 1930s(!), led us to the knowledge that cancer lives in a low oxygen environment like most bacteria. Every time Dr. Warburg lowered the oxygen level by 35% in a healthy cell, it became cancerous. Cancer needs a low oxygen environment to survive, as do other pathogens. Basically 99% of the time, a terminal cancer victims body is a thousand time more acidic than normal. This environment causes a low or no oxygen environment in which cancer and disease thrives.
  • Good SALT: Our body runs on water and salt, necessary for our electrical pathways. NOT ordinary table salt which is processed and the cause of all the “low-salt” diet hype, but good salt. I use only Himalayan Crystal Salt freely on all my food, and as a “Salt Sole” as well. I sell this amazing salt in fine granulated for a salt shaker and small pebbles for grinding and making Sole. Do your homework and you’ll find this salt’s mineral content almost exactly matches ours, as does the vibrational frequency of the salt. Other sea salts cannot match this Crystal Salt from 5,000 feet under the surface of the earth as they are surface salts with much less minerals and do not possess the energy bound up in Himalayan Salts crystalline structure.
  • Good OILS: We need good oils for good functioning of all our body’s systems. Not the cheap stuff folks, sorry. Good oils like unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil, extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, fish oils and lots of fresh raw avocados!
  • Good WATER: By far, without a doubt, the most important part of a healthy diet plan! I won’t go on about the benefits of high-alkaline ionized water because you can read all about on my site and in lots of articles, but, since we are mostly water, it is essential to drink lots and good quality. Certainly the water from a water ionizer, in my opinion, is the best and has done wonders for me – read MY STORY to find out.

All these components, together, keep me healthy. I haven’t been really sick at all since 1997. I believe my body is alkaline and running well so that it WILL NOT support the virus causing Swine Flu, any flu or cold virus. And maybe I’ll live to 120!

BUT SHOULD YOU BE ILL OR CATCH SOMETHING or end up with any one of innumerable chronic diseases, consider the Rife Model 101 Energy System for frequency healing. This Rife technology takes a two pronged approach: ONE – it kills pathogens, and TWO – ir revitalizes your body’s electrical frequencies by clearing blockages in your electrical meridians. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to this as the Yin and the Yang being out of balance. Electroherbalism refers to  TCM with their associated frequencies and there is a correlation with the Rife 101 frequencies. I use my Rife 101 whenever I feel my immune system might have let something slip by, and those little pathogens don’t stand a chance!

It takes work, and a bit of money, but these components can be yours, and you can be on the road to being healthy, staying healthy and avoiding Swine Flu!

Check out my water ionizers – call if you need help deciding which one is best for you.

Check out my Chlorella & Spirulina Combo Tablets.

Check out Wilderness Family Naturals for GREAT Cold Pressed Coconut Oil at GREAT Prices! (Please click here, as I am an affiliate now!)

My advice? Get healthy and stay healthy! It’s addictive!

Ionized Water Traveling Kit & DISCOUNT DEAL!

URparamount's pH Water Test Kit

I can’t always bring my water ionizer traveling and I will go thirsty rather than drink “unknown” bottled water, chlorinated tap water or known acidic bottled water. I still make high alkaline ionized water on the GO and you can too!

I’ve fought a lifetime of chronic joint problems (see My Story) and now I feel better than ever, since drinking alkaline ionized water. I searched for a way to have ionized water when I’m out – when I can’t bring the actual water ionizer with me and can’t lug too many bottles.

Of course going out for the day I always bring a large bottle – 2 liters or more, depending on how long my day will be. PLAN AHEAD. Although my Bottled Water pH Chart (download for free) is helpful, obviously not every brand of water can be listed – there are scores of locally bottled waters across the country. Plus, I don’t want to pay for lousy water mixed with plastic chemicals!

URparamount's Portable Water Ionizer Sticks

So, if I can’t bring my ionizer,and I can’t lug bottles of ionized water I use these three essentials: pH Water Test Kit + Biodegradable Filter Bottle + Portable Water Ionizer Sticks

I test the pH of the tap water to be sure it’s at least neutral (7 pH), filter it through the filter bottle, and then ionize it with the ionizing sticks. I am freed from buying bottled water, yet I am drinking better water than you can buy! And, I am not drinking the plastic bottle leaching into my water!


I don’t participate in the insanely expensive & offensive trafficking of water – the petroleum cost of making the bottles and the transportation costs of moving heavy bottles. Think gas is expensive? Do the math: $1/bottle = $8/gallon for water. That’s insanity. Keep reading for my Ionized Water TO GO deal!

Whether I’m traveling by plane, enjoying a Caribbean cruise, soaking up the sun at a Dominican Republic resort, touring through Costa Rica or visiting Europe, my protocol is the same:

Biodegradable Filter Bottle

FIRST: I test the tap water pH, which should be at least 7 or 8 pH. IF, for some reason, I must use bottled water I certainly test that and if it is acidic I wait until I can locate better alkaline water.

SECOND: I fill the filter bottle and gently squeeze it, squirting the water out through the drinking cap into my 1 liter water bottle. This little filter removes the chlorine and dozens of other pollutants!

THIRD: I drop in 2 portable hydrogen water ionizer sticks (1 per 500ml/16oz., 2 per liter/quart), shake my bottle 10 times, wait at least 30 minutes, and drink!

The longer the ionizer sticks remain in the bottle, the more ionization. I make a liter before going to bed and it’s good and ionized in the morning – often a 10 pH! You’ll know if the water is too ionized, as the water will taste “briny” so just dilute it a bit with filtered water. This rarely happens. Remember that the amount of ionization is always dependent on the mineral content of the source water.

Here’s the Ionized Water TRAVELING PACKAGE DEAL for you:


TWO Portable Hydrogen Water Ionizer Sticks @ $29.95 each = $59.90
ONE Biodegradable Filter Bottle @ $10.99

ONE Filter Replacement for Bottle @ $7.95
ONE pH Water Test Kit
@ $9.95
ONE pH Color-Coded Food Chart @ $4.95
ONE Bottled Water pH Pocket Chart
Shipping & Handling @ $9.80

Total would be $103.54


PLUS, on your invoice, you’ll get an offer for a special deal when you buy a water ionizer!


A word about 16 oz versus 1 liter bottles:

It is much easier to keep track of how much water you drink when drinking from a one liter or quart bottle, than lots of smaller bottles or glasses. I prepare my water in a 1 liter/quart bottle, and often drink it from a glass, but it is easy to remember if I’m on quart 3 or 4 by the end of the day, rather than small bottle number 7 or 8. Folks thank me for this bit of advice, as they tend to drink more water with the larger bottle system.

Some folks may laugh or roll their eyes at this whole procedure. Let them laugh – I’m drinking the best water possible on the go, for a fraction of the cost, both economically and eco-consciously, all while protecting my health.

JOIN ME! You only go ‘round once – make it count!

Click here to learn how much ionized water to drink every day.