Featured health article:
Cholesterol is required in cell membranes, steroid hormones, vitamin D, bile acids and to repair damaged cells.
Your immune system requires it to function and so does your brain. Suppressing cholesterol can be a very bad idea.
Daily health posts for July 28, 2014:
Lifestyle: Did you know that essential oils are also great food preservatives? A new study out in the Journal of
Food Science shows how essential oils may even be used in commercial food packaging to help extend the shelf-
life of food products - naturally! Essential oils are concentrated mixtures of aromatic oily liquids and volatile
compounds extracted from the roots, peels, leaves, seeds, fruits and bark of different plants. Essential oils are
loaded with antioxidants that scavenge free radicals, neutralize peroxides, prevent lipid oxidation (rancidity), and
much more. Essential oils are also antimicrobial. Adding essential oils into food packaging is called “active or smart
packaging” that not only knock-out germs but also strengthen the stretchability of films while improving moisture
barriers to prevent food spoilage.
Food and Nutrition: The pitfalls of popcorn: Popcorn by itself is a great snack. Pop some organic popcorn in
some organic grapeseed oil, slather on some melted organic butter and dust it with sea salt. Yummeh! Bags of
popcorn nuked up in 2 minutes are a whole nuther story. The chemical butter flavoring in microwave popcorn alone
contains a very harmful nasty called diacetyl, which is linked to a rare form of lung disease. And that’s just the start!
The actual popcorn bags are made with non-stick Teflon and can cause cancer, thyroid disease, child development
problems, birth defects and increases infertility by 154%. Nuking the microwave popcorn sends the Teflon chemicals
into the popcorn and into the blood. Most of the cancers from this Teflon madness manifests in the liver, pancreas,
testicles, prostate and mammary glands. And movie popcorn… don’t even get me started on how bad that one is.
Medical Madness: Children with asthma often get corticosteroid drugs that can suppress their growth
according to The Cochrane Review. Researchers found that children's growth slows within the first year of treatment.
Corticosteroids are the medical go-to “treatment” for asthma. But these drugs only treat the symptoms. While they
can prevent death from an asthma attack, they never solve the problem - only make new ones like: obesity,
convulsions, depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, and personality changes. The worse side effect is that
corticosteroids suppress the immune system. I find a majority of asthma cases improve immensely just going off of
gluten, casein and sugar. Some even resolve completely. So why the increasing numbers of asthma cases these
days? I blame both vaccines and chemical-laden processed foods for most asthma cases. Another big factor is a
low thyroid. If your child has asthma you can actually do lots of simple things to improve their condition.
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: As you are getting older are you getting more sleepless?
Scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute studied how the micronutrient lipoic acid can reset and synchronize the
body’s biological clock-circadian rhythm. Lipoic acid helped restore a more normal circadian rhythm in aging
animals while helping with stress resistance, cardiac function, hormonal balance, muscle performance, glucose
metabolism and the whole aging process in general. A whopping one-third of our genes are directly influenced by
circadian rhythms. When circadian rhythms go whack, the body is more susceptible to cancer, heart disease, liver
dysfunction, inflammation, hormonal imbalance and many other diseases. The body normally produces the active “R”
form of lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid is a combo of the natural and the synthetic forms of lipoic acid. Studies show
that R-lipoic acid benefits kick in at about 600mg a day - much more than you can usually get in a healthy diet.
Daily HealthTrivia: Shaking up the trivia: The good news is that a shake at a fast food restaurant provides
about 400 mg of calcium. The bad news: it also supplies up to 600 calories along with at least 9 grams of fat!
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