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With Craig Stellpflug NDC, Health Coach, Neuro Development Consultant
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02/28/14 The American Psychiatric Association has figured out how to drop the autism numbers by one-third! Easy peasy… Just simply change the diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder. This still doesn’t address the pandemic of developmental disorders taking over the brains of our little ones - but it does bring a sigh of relief to the medical mucky-mucks. Of course, this will also leave many thousands of developmentally delayed children every year without the means to qualify for social services, medical benefits and educational support. The new guidelines eliminate the autism subgroups of Asperger’s and pervasive development disorder to establish a more limited range of criteria for autism diagnosis. None of this pandering is dealing with the core issue - what is causing all these developmental disorders? Could it be us oh Lord?
02/27/14 The immune system normally protects us against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens but family stress can lead to a child's immune system being affected. Humans can usually handle the brief everyday stresses that come and go, but a difficult or unrelenting stressful situation negatively impacts the immune system. New research shows that children in highly-stressed families also had a high level of cortisol - the biological marker of stress. Under high levels of stress, the immune system reacts to substances in the body that would be otherwise left alone, causing autoimmune reactions. Parents should always consider the children before arguing before them or being overly negative to their own life circumstances. Childhood should be fun and not stressful.
02/26/14 Would you rather be X-rayed or micro-waved? Uh, how about neither! The TSA now tells you that the new machines are not X-ray anymore, so they are safe. But I haven’t had an agent yet tell me how these new terahertz “microwave” (ovens IMO) machines can fire off electromagnetic radiation at your body and not harm you in any way. These waves go through your clothes and project a naked, 3-D image of you or your child to some agent behind a computer screen. While the X-ray backscatter machine uses two radiation sources for the front and the back, the new millimeter wave scanner has two big stacks full of disc-shaped electromagnetic transmitters in the “radome”. BTW, there have been no human studies on the effects of terahertz bombardment and how they are known to unzip DNA. How many times have the experts told us something was safe to later find out it was dangerous after all?
02/25/14 Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is normally higher in the morning and tapers down throughout the day as the sleep hormone melatonin comes up for the evening. These two oppose each other and when your cortisol is lower in the morning and higher in the evening - this causes a world of hurt. In fact, high evening cortisol levels are known to contribute to frailty in older individuals. Symptoms of wacky cortisol levels are unintentional weight loss, muscle loss, weakness, feelings of exhaustion and fatigue, physical inactivity, slow gait speed and low grip strength. Normal cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure, immune function and anti-inflammatory processes. The popular medical treatment for this uses corticosteroids that have a number of side effects, including causing osteoporosis and diabetes.
02/24/14 Most microorganisms that cause infection have to first cross through the body’s mucosal barrier. Infants explore the world with their mouths while their immune system is still developing. This is because some 80% of their tactile function resides in the tongue and mouth until much later in infancy. Mother’s breast milk supplies the nutritional needs of the newborn while protecting them from infection by conferring trophic protection to the infant’s intestinal mucosa. This also shapes the infant's gut microbiota and helps develop immunomodulation. Because the mother’s environment is shared with the infant, her secretory IgA in the milk direct role in cross-protection against a variety of environmental pathogens. And because the newborn’s immune system does not regulate itself, this is a big reason that they have “suboptimal responses” to vaccinations.
02/21/14 Oxytocin is what keeps the love bond between people intact. Scientists gave oxytocin to men and then showed them pictures of their partner and the bonding hormone oxytocin lit up the reward center in their brains, even increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening feelings for monogamy. This is why oxytocin has been dubbed “the bonding hormone”. To test this further, scientists gave the men oxytocin and showed them pictures of other females to find that the men still thought their woman was more attractive - proven again by brain scans. When the scientists showed the men pictures of long-term female co-workers and colleagues and then the picture of their mates, the oxytocin reward center in the brain selectively chose their mates over others by lighting the reward centers for their mates only. Score for mankind!
02/20/14 Did you know that your memory is not a video camera that accurately records every detail and preserves them perfectly? Your mind actually inter-mingles old and new memories by plucking fragments of the present and inserting them into the past memory. It is a sort of adaptive survival function to help us deal with current situations and what is important now versus then. This latest study came out in the Journal of Neuroscience to show specifically how and when the mind inserts things from the present into memories of the past when those memories are retrieved. The one caveat of this research is that it was all done in a controlled experimental setting to show how memories changed within the experiment. So, does it apply the same way in the real world?
02/19/14 White fat is the unhealthy storage fat that is on the inside of your body. Brown fat is the energy converting fat that turns into energy much more efficiently than white fat. Researchers are finding that both shivering and regular moderate exercise help convert the bad-for-you white fat into energy-burning brown fat. It turns out that fat and muscle communicate with each with hormones to convert white fat cells into brown fat cells to protect us against cold. Up to 15 minutes of shivering actually results in conversions equal to a whole hour of moderate exercise. White fat conversion into brown fat can help protect against diabetes, obesity and fatty liver. Higher levels of brown fat bring lower glucose levels in humans.
02/18/14 Toxic chemicals are found to trigger autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia according to a new study from Harvard. Children suffer reduced attention span, delayed development, and poor school performance with many industrial chemicals. These developmental neurotoxicants include manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, DDT pesticides, tetrachloroethylene and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants). The overload with manganese is associated with diminished intellectual function and impaired motor skills while solvents are linked to hyperactivity and aggressive behavior and some pesticides can cause cognitive delays. According to the study authors, these chemicals and dozens of others - so identified as neurotoxicants contribute to a "silent pandemic" of neurobehavioral deficits.
02/17/14 Men: If you wonder what the woman really wants in the man… Good luck! According to UCLA researchers, women's preferences for mates change throughout the menstrual cycle. When they are ovulating, women prefer sexy traits in a man - such as a masculine physique, rugged facial features, alpha male behavior and manly scents. Other times of the month, women are more driven to kindness, reliability, co-parenting skill and physical resources in their mates. Although men pretty much think that women are altogether fickle, these cycles are not arbitrary but rather are intricately patterned preference shifts.
02/14/14 The anatomy of a Valentine’s kiss: A passionate kiss dilates the blood vessels to the brain, your cheeks flush, your pulse quickens, breathing becomes deep and irregular, your pupils dilate and you want to close your eyes. The fact is that your lips associate tactilely to a much larger portion of the brain than even the fingers. The slightest brush of something across the lips sends a cascade of information to the brain making the lips the body’s most exposed erogenous zone. A kiss works like a drug by stimulating many natural chemicals in our bodies making sparks of magic with pheromones, hormones and neurotransmitters sent coursing through our brains and bodies. This experience of kissing can bring a craving that even leads a loss of appetite, insomnia, or euphoria.
02/13/14 The stages of Valentine love: Rutgers University says there are 3 stages of love which are lust, attraction and attachment. Each of these stages can be driven by different hormones and pheromones. The first stage of lust-love is driven by the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen in both sexes bringing strong sexual urges. The second stage attraction-love is the truly love-struck and totally focused/can’t think of anything else/blind in love stage driven by adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin. The stage 3 attachment-love is the bond that keeps couples together for them to have and raise children and this third stage of love is driven by oxytocin (the cuddle hormone) and vasopressin (the commitment hormone).
02/12/14 The smell of love is in the air for Valentine’s Day! Pheromones are almost imperceptible scents that influence sexual attraction and communicate reproductive quality. This magical scent actually exudes from our immune system to announce and excite sexual availability. A 2002 study found that women prefer the scent of a man with genes only somewhat similar to their own and do not prefer the scent of nearly identical genes or of the totally dissimilar man. We each have more than 1,000 olfactory genes as compared to approximately 300 eye photoreceptor genes. So, the nose has it over the eyes! Pheromones have been avidly researched by perfume manufacturers looking for the one scent that drives the opposite sex wild.
02/11/14 With Valentine’s Day coming up we could use an explanation on love. Getting pierced by Cupid's arrow causes our bodies to literally flood over with feel-good chemicals that cause physical reactions. Dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine all increase when sparks start to fly and people fall in love. Dopamine puts us in that wonderful euphoria and adrenaline and norepinephrine actually cause our little ole pea-picking hearts to go pitter-patter. All of this culminates with a preoccupation that tells others that we have been bitten and smitten with the love bug. Our pleasure centers in the brain light up in the exact areas where obsessive-compulsive behaviors reside. We ultimately “go blind” and idealize our partner to see only things that we want to see. So worth the ride!
02/10/14 How breast cancer becomes brain cancer: When a malignant breast cancer cell floats around in the bloodstream to cross into the brain, the cancer cell adapts to exploit the brain’s resources by assuming similar properties to brain cells. Breast cancer cells can deceive the immune system by blending in with the neurons, neurotransmitters, other proteins, cells and chemicals. Brain tumors biopsies that show breast cancer origins use the brain's most abundant chemical for fuel; the neurochemical GABA, which is a neurotransmitter used for communication between neurons. Metastasized cells express a receptor for GABA to masquerade as neurons - completely undetected by the immune system.
02/07/14 Moral reasoning is affected by video games. The types of video games played and how long people play them consequently affects the level of moral reasoning. The latest Brock University study found that there is a significant difference in sociomaturity levels between adolescents who played violent video games for just one hour a day compared to those who played for three or more hours. Violent gamers achieved some of the lowest scores in sociomoral maturity. Playing these games, even in a group, also detaches people from the outside world and deprives them from normal attachment opportunities. Interestingly, the study found no correlation between the amount of time playing non-violent video games and sociomoral reasoning levels.
02/06/14 The latest dire warning from the WHO says that cancer rates around the world will surge by a whopping 57% over the next 20 years. Of course, deaths from cancer are going to rise right along with that staggering number. The WHO further says that the cost of care is now estimated at an annual $1.16 trillion and is taking its toll on major world economies. It’s time we quit wagging the dog and focus on prevention because we will not be able to treat our way out of this cancer problem. The WHO report also states that some 50% of all cancer cases are actually preventable through a combination of diet, exercise and early detection. Most people keep their poor lifestyle choices and leave getting cancer up to pure chance.
02/05/14 Drugs, vaccines and bad diets suppress immune function. Whether you “have cancer” or not, every day your body’s immune system destroys cancer cells that start up in your body. Normal cells undergo spontaneous changes on a daily basis and become cancerous. When our immune systems go down or are compromised, that’s when cancer takes root and proliferates. Immune surveillance by T cells brings early detection and elimination of both cancerous and pre-cancerous cells. Researchers have now proven that when the immune system is depressed, lymphoma develops in a matter of weeks, where it would normally take years. For most cancer victims, the problem is not found before cancer cells have had years to entrench and establish tumor strongholds.
02/04/14 Awww come on peeps; suck it up, would you? Believe it or not, after the final play of the Super Bowl, millions of people go into withdrawal from not being able to watch football for months - for real withdrawals. While football fans watch football, the brain releases the neurotransmitter called dopamine for an addictive pleasure sensation. Then when the pleasurable activity goes away, the person is now left with a real feeling of deprivation. Hard-core fans find themselves in the post-season blues and actually make a scrimmage-line rush for the psychiatrist’s office. Bottom line, football withdrawals shouldn’t be serious enough to require antidepressants. Enjoy the good times and wait patiently for next season.
02/03/14 How about this one for breast cancer survivors? Chronic inflammation is linked to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, frailty, functional decline and may other health problems. Yoga can help! The good news is that practicing yoga for as little as three months can even reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors according to new research. In fact, the more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results. At the three month point in twice weekly yoga, fatigue was 57% lower compared to the non-yoga group. Inflammation was reduced by up to 20%. The results were so good that the non-yoga group was offered yoga at 3 months to help with their fatigue and pain.
01/31/14 DDT was banned in the US in 1972. Some 40 years later, DDT levels have decreased significantly in the US but this toxic pesticide is still found in up to 80% of blood samples collected from the CDC. DDT takes decades to breakdown in the environment and people are still being exposed to the killer pesticide by consuming imported fruits, vegetables and grains where DDT is still being used along with eating fish from contaminated waterways. Now Rutgers researchers have found that DDT exposure can increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer's disease in humans, particularly those over the age of 60. They found that DDT residuals are consistently higher - up to 4 times higher - in the blood of late-onset Alzheimer's disease patients. An infrared sauna series helps detox from DDT exposure - even decades later.
01/30/14 A lipoma is a slow-developing growth of fat usually forming beneath the skin and above the muscle. Lipomas move easily with light finger pressure and feel doughy to the touch. Lipomas are not cancerous and are usually harmless, but some deposits can become painful as they continue to grow. If these conditions occur, it may be necessary to have a lipoma removed. Make a diet change by eliminating processed foods and artificial sweeteners while eating whole, organic foods for effectively eliminating lipomas. Oral supplements that help alongside the diet changes are sage, turmeric, chickweed and thuja occidentalis. Of course, maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle in the first place will prevent the further onset of lipomas.
01/29/14 A new study shows that older people that are happier and enjoy life more have slower declines in physical function and are less likely to develop impairments in daily living activities such as dressing, getting in and out of bed, and their walking speeds decline slower rates than people who enjoy life less. Of course, people with chronic disease like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and depression had generally lower levels of enjoyment of life and were over three times as likely to develop problems in their daily physical activities. The concluded that it is not because happier people are younger, or richer, or have more healthy lifestyles but were more likely to survive over the next 8 years.
01/28/14 The Marlboro man recently died of smoking related problems. The rugged old Eric Lawson in cigarette ads during the late 1970s was 72 years old. The final blow was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lawson started smoking at the young age of 14. By his late 30s he became a smoker’s icon in cigarette commercials. Interestingly, Lawson later appeared in an anti-smoking commercial to discuss the negative effects of smoking - even while he was still smoking! He continued the habit until he was diagnosed with COPD. Other actors who have pitched Marlboro cigarettes have also died of smoking-related diseases.
01/27/14 With each passing generation, mothers are becoming increasingly physically inactive, sedentary, and obese. This predisposes their children to an increased risk of inactivity, adiposity, and chronic diseases. Physical activity is an absolute requirement for maintaining health and wellness and inactivity is now a leading cause of death and disease in developed nations. New research from the University of South Carolina proves this with a new study that shows mothers in the U.S. are far less physically active than they were in previous decades. They are more and more spending time engaged in sedentary activities like watching television rather than in cooking, cleaning and exercising in general. Can you think of corresponding studies showing our children are also in trouble?
01/24/14 What God has made, the devil counterfeits. Cannabis is no exception. There has been an outbreak of ER business in Colorado that goes along with the exposure to synthetic cannabinoids. On August 24, 2013, patients began showing up at Denver emergency departments with severe symptoms after exposure to “black mamba.” Poison control centers, ERs, care providers in nonhospital settings, and law enforcement all reported a total of 263 cases of synthetic cannabinoid side effects in just over three weeks. Symptoms included altered mental status, tachycardia, bradycardia, and seizures. Cannabinoid has potentially great medicinal value including for cancer treatment. Don’t you know that Big Pharma would just love to get the corner on this synthetic market.
01/23/13 It takes a mommy and a daddy to produce a baby, yet many people question how important it to have both parents raise that child. Studies lean heavy on the value of a mother, but few have defined the importance of a father. McGill University now shows that the absence of a father during critical growth periods leads to aggression, impaired social and behavioral abilities and also brings physical changes in the brain. Children without a father also have an increased risk for deviant behavior. Girls in particular have been shown to be at risk for substance abuse. The McGill team also identified possible defects in the prefrontal cortex that helps control social and cognitive activity, linked to the behavioral deficits. A significant little bit of what’s wrong in America today…
01/22/14 How to treat cold sores and canker sores naturally: Purchase some SSKI (Super Saturated Potassium Iodide) crystals. Mix thoroughly some SSKI crystals little-by-little into 2oz of water until the water won't absorb any more SSKI but leaves a little undissolved in the bottom. Pour the liquid into a dropper bottle. Each drop if liquid SSKI should now have 50mg or so of potassium iodide in them. Put one drop on the sore. This will burn for a minute but usually knocks the sore right down every time. Sometimes the sores try to come back the next day but another drop of SSKI should finish it off. Have a dry-nagging cough? Try 10 drops of SSKI in some water or juice and drink it. Sore throat? Same thing. Don’t over-do it though! Occasional use only.
01/21/14 Over 80% of the human immune system is built in the ecosystem of bacteria found in the intestines. The more we are subjected to strong antibiotics, processed/sterilized foods, chemical preservatives, GMO foods, chemicals in the air and water, contaminated and weak soil, household chemicals, poisonous amalgam tooth fillings and other things like these, the more and more damaged our gut bacteria - thus our immune systems - suffers devastation. The solution to our dilemma is to rebuild our intestinal flora before it is too late. Nutrient dense food, probiotic supplements, body detoxifying, and in general becoming as green and crunchy as possible is where it’s at!
01/20/14 Life expectancy numbers are an average age at death of a cohort of people born in a certain year. This can be easily confused for real numbers. For example, if only 2 people were born in a certain year and one died at 1 year old and the other died at 80 years old, the average age of death would be 40 years - making the life expectancy for that year 40 years of age. In 1900, the US life expectancy was about 48 years old but by the year 2000, it was about 79 years old. People did reach old age in the 1900s but a lot of children died at birth or in childhood. People still lived to ripe old ages. Now our child-death rate is smaller but our birth rate is naturally larger. Understanding this principle will clear up the confusion about life expectancy figures.
01/17/14 Breast cancer chameleon: Toxic treatments to "cure" breast cancer can’t keep the cancer from spreading to the brain. As often happens, years after an initial diagnosis, treatment and “remission”, breast cancer cells are found growing merrily in the brain. Why is this? Breast cancer is capable of masquerading as neurons, cross the blood-brain barrier, hide from the immune system, and set up chameleon operations to form deadly brain tumors. Chasing cancer around with chemo just doesn’t work out very well peeps. The only true remission from any cancer comes when the body is finally able to master the cancer and destroy it naturally. You accomplish that by treating the cause of cancer - not the symptoms of cancer.
01/16/14 The plant poison Roundup has the active ingredient Glyphosate. Roundup is now the number one herbicide used worldwide. It kills plants dead - fast. It also kills humans - eventually. Over 80% of genetically modified food crops are engineered to resist dying when Roundup is sprayed on them. So, what happens when the human consumes food or drinks water contaminated with the Roundup chemical Glyphosate? The Big Agriculture industry avers that Glyphosate is less toxic than aspirin; but, some very short-term studies in rodents is what they use to back up that claim. It’s the long-term exposure that studies show where Glyphosate harms the liver and kidneys while greatly increasing the risk for cancer along with a much shortened lifespan.
01/15/14 How does your brain refresh while you sleep? The old-school idea is that sleep strengthens brain connections but new evidence from studies shows that sleep is vitally important because it weakens the connections among brain cells to save energy, avoid cellular stress, and maintain the ability of neurons to respond selectively to stimuli. While you are awake, connections strengthen throughout the brain and increase the need for energy while new input saturates the brain. Sleep is a reboot that allows the brain to reset and helps integrate newly learned material with consolidated memories.
01/14/14 There is a pelvic floor rehabilitation technique that is non-surgical, drug free and is effective in helping women overcome pelvic floor problems. In fact, researchers found that patients who completed a mere five pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy sessions reported an 80% improvement in urinary incontinence, defecatory dysfunction and pelvic pain. Most women were even able to quit toxic medications for bladder control and pain soon after beginning therapy. Sound like a miracle? Nah, it’s just Kegels - a treatment involving muscle strengthening for the pelvic floor. You can shell out the big bucks for therapy or simply start and stop your urine flow several times, every time you void your bladder - that’s the basis for Kegel exercises. Even women with no bladder, bowel or pelvic pain symptoms can benefit from pelvic floor rehabilitation.
01/13/14 Glowing reports show that since 1980, the prevalence of daily tobacco smoking has declined by some 25% in men and 42% in women. Funny thing though, because of population growth, smoking has actually increased overall by 41% in males and 7% in females. Add to this the fact there is a 26% general increase in the number of cigarettes sold according to the January 8 issue of JAMA. The facts show that in 1980 there were 721 million smokers worldwide and by 2012 there were 967 million smokers. Smoking tobacco increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 4 times and lung cancer by 23 times. In 2013, lung cancer accounted for 19.4% of cancer deaths. Smoking causes 86% of all lung cancer.
01/10/14 Give your heart to your pet! No, really. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US but having a pet, especially a dog, has been found to lower heart disease risk and associated factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even diabetes. In general, people with dogs are physically more active than non-owners. The reason cats don’t score as high as dogs is that not many people walk their cats. Some dog owners have dogs that walk them. People who walk their dogs actually weigh less than non-owners do. Walking aside, pets provide comfort, encouragement and motivation. Pets also have a positive effect on the body's reaction to stress.
01/09/14 In the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, thyroid cancer cases soared four years after the meltdown event. Already in Fukushima Japan we see this trend starting with a new thyroid cancer rate in children shooting up dozens of times higher than usual. The double-speak rhetoric coming from the government states that this rash of disease comes from “children who were already predisposed to cancer.” That helps… NOT! Furthermore, I’m sure everyone can certainly trust the government schmoozers when the say “no detectable cancers will be seen as a result of the ‘very low doses’ of radiation received by the population.” So how does this Japanese government deal with the radioactive contamination of the rice crops? Raise the allowable levels for radioactive cesium from 0.1 Bq/kg pre-disaster to 1,000 times more current limit for rice. This is shameful peeps.
01/08/14 Is it a big surprise that less than 1% of US adults meet the American Heart Association's definition for "Ideal Healthy Diet?" Would it surprise you though to discover that essentially NO children in the US meet the definition for "Ideal Healthy Diet?" Eating patterns have also changed dramatically in recent years. Over the last 40 years or so, women have upped calorie consumption by over 22% and men are consuming 10% more calories. A whopping 68% of US adults are now overweight or obese and 32% of children are overweight or obese. With our fast food lifestyles, reducing processed sodium is one of the biggest challenges and the cheap and highly superficial carb counts climbing astronomically.
01/07/14 So, the FDA (Foot Dragging and Alibis) has a new policy out to curb the over-use of antibiotics. The problem is that it is 100% voluntary and will only slightly alter the labels of veterinary antibiotics. Yah, that’ll teach them farmers… Factory farms use antibiotics to fatten up their animals, but now the animal farms are only supposed to use antibiotics to treat disease or prevent disease. Not only is this worthless advice, but there's no FDA enforcement, NO penalties and massive loopholes. The fact is that antibiotics work so well to fatten up animals that some 70% of the US antibiotic use is used on farm animals. This makes these farms the leading source of drug-resistant germs attacking humans today. Antibiotic use makes for sick and swollen animals - we are getting sicker and sicker eating sick food.
01/06/14 Phthalates are used in plastics to hold in moisture and keep the plastic food container or other product flexible. These are feminizing chemicals and endocrine disruptors used in everything from food containers to medical devices to children's toys. Phthalates are now so ubiquitous in our households that most people are exposed to them every day. The CDC even says that over 90% of the population is now exposed to these substances. The body breaks them down as fast as it can but they are still commonly detected in urine, breast milk and blood samples. Phthalates are known to cause thyroid trouble, sex hormone imbalances, early puberty, sperm damage, breast cancer and an increased risk for asthma.
01/03/14 Researchers are now finding 287 toxic chemicals in the blood of newborn babies. 180 of these are cancer-causing chemicals, 217 are known to damage the brain and nervous system, and 208 of these chemicals are known to cause birth defects and abnormal child development. So, why are we trying to blame our troubles on genetics? Because then the problem is “not our fault” - after all, “its genetic"… Then we don’t feel so bad about the trash we eat, the poisoned air we breathe, the toxic water we showers in, the deadly drugs we take. People, it’s time we apologized to our kids for feminizing them with chemicals and causing all their developmental disorders and chronic diseases. Fess up! This is our fault - not the FDA or USDA or medical doctors. We have to stop this madness NOW!
01/02/14 Infants are born with a basically sterile intestinal tract. For the first 3 years of life there are many factors that determine the intestinal organisms that build the immune system, block allergies and aid in digestion. Breast milk brings up to 100 fold of secretory antibodies to the infant and also brings the mother’s immunologic memory towards pathogens such as rotavirus immunity. If the nursing baby comes down with an active infection, the mother’s milk changes to increase in the total number of white blood cells and higher TNF-a levels. Mothers are an immune factory providing infants with antibodies that actually adapt to the requirements of the infant.
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04/22/14 Do you know that the average woman over the age of 40 loses about a half-a-pound of muscle every year but replaces it with fat?
In fact, everyone over the age of 25 pretty much begins to waste away in muscle mass little by little. This is called sarcopenia, which is
Greek for “muscles getting smaller”. This wouldn’t be quite so horrible but the process picks up speed the older we get. The reason no one
really notices the muscle loss is because our body composition is changing from muscle to fat and fat weighs less than muscle. You look
“bigger” but you are actually weaker. Being weaker makes is more sedentary and easier to fatigue - which brings more muscle loss and
subsequent chronic illness. The easy solution is to eat right and stay active! The reason I say “eat right” first is that people who eat right
but don’t exercise fare better health-wise than people who exercise but don’t eat right.
04/21/14 What do you get when you have an autoimmune disease? If it attacks your neurons you get Parkinson's disease. An attack on
the pancreas brings Type I Diabetes; Celiac Disease when it attacks the intestines; and Multiple Sclerosis when it attacks the central
nervous system. Most cells infected by fungi, virus, bacteria foreign protein or other pathogen will display pieces of the antigen that attack
it on the outer cell surface. The immune system identifies these antigens as evil and must be destroyed - at all costs. T cells form, attack
and kill these cells and, Viola! Autoimmune disease… Now your body is attacking itself. Why is this happening to us with increasing
intensity? I can name a few reasons: Low thyroids, GMO foods, Medications, Radiation, Vaccines, more Vaccines, food chemicals,
environmental chemicals, plasticizers - to name a few…
04/18/14 The only way to reverse sexual dysfunction in men is by focusing on lifestyle factors. Medication only treats the symptoms and
will never solve the cause of the problem - in fact, using medication generates a false-expectation of performance that hinders natural
performance, even after the cause of dysfunction is resolved. A recent paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the
inability for some men to perform sexually can be due to a range of health problems, some debilitating and/or potentially fatal. In fact, the
cause of manly dysfunction is typically physical conditions rather than psychological ones. Erectile dysfunction is often a marker of
underlying cardiovascular disease that occurs long before heart conditions become apparent. Other major causes of failure to launch are:
being overweight or obese, excess alcohol intake, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, sleeping difficulties, obstructive
sleep apnea, and age factors.
04/17/14 The kitchen is a fertile breeding ground for drug resistant bacteria, such as E. coli - especially after handling raw poultry. The
hands, knives, cutting boards and any place of contact with the raw chicken are a source of transmission for these multi-drug resistant
bacteria. University researchers checked 298 cutting boards from both hospitals and private households after preparation of raw poultry
meat before the boards were cleaned. 6.5% of the hospital cutting boards were contaminated with E. coli and 3.5 percent of the household
surfaces were also contaminated. Interestingly, 50% of the hospital kitchen worker’s gloves were contaminated with drug-resistant E. coli.
None of the cutting boards used for raw beef, pork, lamb or fish had any rogue bacteria. FYI - plastic cutting boards harbor more bacteria
than wooden ones.
04/16/14 Oil pulling can help your teeth and gums be healthy and even recover from disease. Commercial mouthwashes contain fluoride,
alcohol, artificial flavors, chemical sweeteners and many other harmful additives that poison your body. Not so with oil pulling! Oil pulling
has been around for thousands of years and can freshen the breath, prevent plaque and heal gingivitis. Oil pulling helps whiten the teeth,
treat headaches and migraines, clears some acne cases, lessens asthma symptoms, and can even help diabetes. Taking just 5 minutes
a day to swish some grape seed oil, sesame oil or coconut oil will literally wash away mouth bacteria while preventing gum inflammation.
Bad bacteria residing in the mouth and gums affects overall health and have been implicated in a range of diseases from heart attack and
dementia. Swish for 5 minutes minimum and then spit and brush your teeth.
04/15/14 The common flu often gets the rap that norovirus should. Norovirus is the "winter vomiting disease" first described by a
pediatrician in 1929. Noroviruses are not the flu though many people call it the flu without knowing the difference. Norovirus is actually viral
gastroenteritis, sometimes called food poisoning because it can spread in the food-service industry due to unwashed hands. What the
norovirus infection actually does is cause gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. The flu (influenza) is
a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. The typical characteristics of the norovirus are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea whereas the
flu includes body aches, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose. Flu victims can also experience nausea, but the norovirus does not
present any symptoms outside of the stomach and intestines.
04/14/14 Anti-smoking laws for public places and workplaces in both the US and Europe were quickly followed by significant drops in
preterm births and child asthma hospitalization. Asthma and preterm births both dropped by 10% within the first year of smoke-free laws
coming into effect - low infant birth weight rates also dropped by 5% in the first year of smoking bans. Even still, 40% of children worldwide
are exposed to second-hand smoke regularly and only 16% of the world's population is covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws. Most
studies to date have only looked at adult outcomes with smoking bans while children account for over 25% of all smoking-related deaths. It
is estimated that over half of all healthy years of life lost due to exposure to second-hand smoke occurs among children. In their own
defense, tobacco companies are citing economic harm to restaurants, bars, casinos and related industries as a reason to revoke smoking
ban laws. Ummm, really??
04/11/14 Breast-feeding reduces the risk of the child developing obesity before the age of 20. Critical nutrition during the first two years of
life has long-term consequences on health that can persist into adulthood. A study that began in 1984 also clearly shows that higher fat
intake at 2 years of age also brings a reduction in fat mass at 20 years of age. Well, breast milk is naturally high in fat with a small
proportion of protein. High fat content is prerequisite to meeting a child’s high energy requirements for growth and the rapid development of
the brain and central nervous system. Don’t even presume to have a healthier child by feeding low-fat, low-calorie, high protein food
products because restricting fats at critical phases of development program the child's metabolism makes it more likely to become
overweight later. Take a lesson from God’s recipe: - breast milk! The perfect formulation for growing infants.
04/10/14 Inflammation is the root of all pain. Inflammation equals pain - joint pain in particular. Redness and swelling are inflammatory
problems associated with pain. Arthritis is pain in the joints related to inflammation. Even aging is a consequence of inflammation. In fact,
controlling inflammation is the key to aging gracefully and staying healthy. But inflammation is not a disease to be treated with chemicals.
Oh sure, throw some chemicals at arthritis and the “pain and inflammation” leave for a short time to relocate in the liver and kidneys. That’s
the way it is with modern medicine: treat the symptoms and call yourself a doctor. We absolutely have to wake up! Inflammation is caused
by things we eat, goop we smear on, noxious air we breathe, poisonous chemicals we swallow and inject, and also by simply existing in
our highly toxic environment. Treat the cause of inflammation and the inflammation will naturally disappear.
04/09/14 The latest study, published April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, has found that ALL categories of child obesity in the US have increased
over the last 14 years. This flies in the face of Michelle Obama’s very recent claim to have reduced child obesity by 43% in 4 years with
her programs. Worse than this, extreme obesity is rising the fastest and is associated with heart disease and diabetes risk in children and
adolescents. Around 30% of US children were overweight in 2012 and 17.3% of children ages 2-19 were classified obese with 2.1%
extremely obese. To put this in stark perspective, in 1974 only 4.0% of children were obese. Fast foods along with cheap and highly
superficial processed foods are mostly to blame. Don’t these children know how to feed themselves? Oh wait, they don’t.
04/08/14 Cancer rates are now nearly four times higher than world average near the Fukushima disaster site. In fact, cancer rates have
been rising all across the region. But this is just the beginning of woes as it will take a couple of decades for the people originally affected
to present with cancer. Tests are also showing that many people are now also suffering increased thyroid damage among people who once
lived in close proximity to the plant. Of course, the Japanese government has continually downplayed the severity of the disaster situation,
and keep citing that "further investigations are needed" in a vain attempt to avert the blame from the Fukushima disaster. Hiroshima,
Chernobyl, Fukushima - what have we learned? We haven’t learned our lesson yet…
04/07/14 The latest study out of ASU shows that 40 years of antimicrobial soaps and etc. have left us with only more trouble than ever and
no measurable benefits. The worst thing of all is that we now have widespread environmental contamination showing up in both wildlife and
humans. The overall result is that these antimicrobials are more toxic than safe. Now, the FDA (Foot Dragging and Alibis) is finally
revisiting the safety of antibacterial additives in household products, like triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS). You can find them in
soaps, detergents, clothing, carpets, paints, plastics, toys, school supplies, pacifiers and even toothpaste. The FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed)
has given soap manufacturers exactly one year to prove that these chemicals are safe or take them out of their products. These chemicals
represent a multi-billion dollar worldwide market so expect a lengthy court process before they are finally removed.
04/04/14 Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States with over 130,000 new diagnosed cases
every year. Obesity causes changes in the colon that can predispose a person to colorectal cancer. This makes a healthy diet and
exercise a key strategy to lower the risk for colon cancer. If you are not obese now, keep in mind that preexisting colon lesions will be
more likely to evolve rapidly into malignant tumors if you should become obese. Some of the symptoms of colorectal cancer to watch for
are: changes in stools and bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days,
feeling constipated after bowel movements, rectal bleeding, blood in stools or black stools, persistent cramping or abdominal pain, ongoing
weakness, fatigue and unintended weight loss. Change your lifestyle now - before something like colon cancer gets a grip on you.
04/03/14 The MTHFR gene makes an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase that plays a role in processing amino acids and
is very important for the formation of the B-vitamin, folate. MTHFR gene mutation also lowers your ability to make glutathione which makes
the victim more susceptible to stress and less tolerant to toxins. This causes accumulations of toxins in the body, increases oxidative
stress, and leads to inflammation, premature aging, chronic diseases and cancer. Anomalies in this critical gene also bring other chronic
illnesses like: fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, chemical sensitivity, miscarriages and blood clots. This MTHFR problem
is a fairly recent health crisis plague brought on by out inordinate affairs with toxic vaccine ingredients and many other chemicals in our
diets and environment that alter epigenetics.
04/02/14 What could cause hypothyroidism, memory loss, fibromyalgia, painful feet/hands, irritability, muscle weakness, episodes of
confusion/disorientation, food intolerances, frequent infections or skin rashes? How about mercury poisoning as a number one suspect?
Where does said mercury come from? How about dental amalgam fillings, contaminated seafood, vaccines, medications and high fructose
corn syrup? Wait, what?! Yes, high fructose corn syrup! Dental amalgams are up to 50% mercury and continually leach mercury into the
body. Seafoods with the most mercury include mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Lower mercury types of seafood include herring,
pollock, salmon, sardines, shrimp and tilapia. Vaccines and medications… Well yah, mercury is used as a disinfectant in pharmaceutical
processes. If left untreated, mercury raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, diabetes and cancer.
04/01/14 Inflammation lies at the root of cancer and most chronic diseases. A little inflammation is a disease-fighting tool that naturally
helps facilitate restoration and regeneration of tissues. A little inflammation helps our bodies fight fungus, bacteria, parasites and other
infectious agents. In other words, inflammation in response to an injury or an insult to the body is only supposed to be temporary while the
immune system and the anabolic pathways restore health. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann MD in the 19th century said “All symptoms are healing
gestures.” The chronic disease problem arises when inflammation is constantly present because chronic inflammation destroys health.
Chemical medicines actually cause inflammation and suppress symptoms and give temporary (or so it seems) relief but not a long-term
solution. Find the cause and fix it!
03/31/14 Methyl groups in the body are responsible for the conversion of vitamins and minerals to a usable form, cellular repairs, nucleic
acid synthesis, production and repair of DNA and RNA, detoxification processes, neurotransmission, formation of red blood cells, white
blood cells and blood platelets, and also in the conversion of amino acids - among many things. In fact, methylation is required in every
cell of the body for biochemical conversions. Being exposed to isolated vitamins, vaccine adjuvants, and other toxins not only shorts your
body of critical methyl groups but can cause a genetic mutation in the methylation process so that people have an ever harder time getting
rid of toxins. This slowly leads to some very serious illnesses. Variants of methylation problems cause heart disease and stroke, diabetes,
environmental sensitivities, autism and ADHD symptoms, CFS, MS, cancer and a plethora of other chronic illnesses.
03/28/14 So, the new numbers are out and the CDC reports that there has been a 30% increase in autism. Last year it was 1 in 88
children with autism and this year it is 1 in 68! If this keeps going it will be 1 in 2 before long. Then what? Who is to blame? Vaccines don’t
want the financial responsibility and Big Pharma has gone through all sorts of contortions to hide that blame. Tylenol during pregnancy
factors in, along with birthing drugs and epidurals. How about sonograms? They cook flesh. I personally blame the accumulative effect of
all the above but most especially the burden of generations of toxic metals passed from mommy to fetus. Dioxins affect future generations.
Oh, and let’s not forget the pesticides and the plasticizers in our food and drink containers. If you really think we can blame genetics then
our gene pool is ruined.
03/27/14 The greater your muscle-mass, the longer you live! At least that is what recent UCLA research suggests. Older Americans with
less muscle mass are more likely to die prematurely. Most physicians focus on BMI for their “gold standard” of a healthy body but the
body composition is much more critical that the height/weight ratio. Muscle Mass Index (MMI) is a much great predictor of premature
death. But you cannot out-exercise a bad diet! People of all ages who eat right but don’t exercise are better off health-wise than those who
exercise but eat poorly. Exercise accounts for about 20% of a health and fitness plan. The biggest portion of a workable health and fitness
plan is good nutrition followed by stress reduction - then comes a workout at the gym.
03/26/14 Just how inaccurate is a PSA test? Believe it or not, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study about “normal” PSA
readings where they biopsied some 3,000 men with normal PSA scores and no indications of other trouble to find that 1 out of 7 had
prostate cancer despite normal scores. (Normal is considered to be less than 4 ng/ml.) PSA tests are pretty lame for indicating cancer
that likely wouldn’t kill you anyhow. However, watching the PSA velocity to see how high the PSAs rise year after year could let you know
when you are getting into trouble. But keep in mind that as men age, the prostate naturally hypertrophies as well as raising PSAs scores.
As long as the Prostate Velocity Test shows minimal rise, there should be no concern for latent prostate cancer. A PSA velocity greater
than 0.35 ng/ml over a three-year period could however indicate a latent cancer turning into a high-grade cancer. Change your diet and
lifestyle now to avoid this whole mess.
03/25/14 Here we go, playing like gods again… How about a GMO baby? The FDA is considering approving a radical biological procedure
to produce genetically modified human beings. Keep in mind that any modifications attempted will change every cell in the child’s body
AND these alterations good or bad would be passed down to future generations. Technically, they are going to combine the genetic
material from three people. Of course, this technique is being posed as a scientific solution for women who cannot conceive and carry
healthy children and even as a means for older infertile people to have offsprings. Will they stop at that if it even works? Is this the
beginnings of a true stage for of eugenics? Both the FDA and British regulators want to move quickly to clinical trials. But they didn’t ask
me if they could do this. Did they ask you?
03/24/14 The fact is that everyone gets cancer during their lifetime. By the time you are 50 years old your body has already fought off
dozens of cancers you will never even know about. In fact, everyone HAS one or more cancers somewhere in their bodies by the age of 60,
but they are usually so well contained by the immune system that they never cause problems. Often, cancer is discovered quite by
accident - and then over-treated. Just keep looking for it and you’ll find it! Did you know that 40% of woman 40 years old already have
latent breast cancer? Autopsy studies find that latent cancers are quite common yet never discovered in the person’s lifetime. The best
defense against cancer is to seek your health and support the immune system long before cancer can get the upper hand.
03/21/14 Microwaving food destroys nutrients but the microwave radiation itself can leak out and kill you slowly - without you ever knowing
it. Microwave radiation from microwave ovens damages human cells and tissues in much the same way it cooks the food. One major
problem with microwave ovens is that the seals age and begin to leak. The microwave energy inside a microwave oven is massive, and the
more hot and steamy foods you cook, the quicker the seal breaks down. Did you know that the microwave frequency inside the oven
reaches 2.45 BILLION HERTZ and that damage to your body occurs at anything over 10 hertz? That means that even a very small leak is a
VERY BIG problem - and you’ll never feel it happening. Microwave energy weakens the immune system, causes cataracts, birth defects,
cancer and many other serious illnesses.
03/20/14 Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterial infection found in some pregnant women and is found in about 25 % of all healthy
women. But a pregnant mother can pass GBS to the baby during vaginal delivery and GBS infects about 1 in every 2,000 babies in the
United States. Because vaginal GBS is very transient, the CDC recommends screening for vaginal strep B between the 35th and 37th
week of pregnancy. Of course, the treatment of choice is IV antibiotics during delivery to reduce the chance of infecting the baby. The best
treatment, of course, is maintaining a healthy intestinal flora before conception and throughout the pregnancy to keep GBS in check in the
first place. The general overuse of antibiotics has helped produce GBS and more usage of antibiotics to treat it is not making it go away.
Crunching raw garlic cloves and swallowing them for 2-3 weeks before delivery is one of the best ever remedies for GBS.
03/19/14 The first liar - er - lady Michelle Obama has boldly claimed a 43% reduction in child obesity in just 4 years! She touted this
number while commemorating the 4th anniversary of her very own “Let’s Move” campaign to eliminate childhood obesity. 43% reduction? In
4 years?? Because of her program??? Obesity specialists have taken a closer look at this purported data while pointing out that large
studies don’t find a decrease in obesity among preschoolers - but rather an increase. According to Reuters, the study Michelle quoted
credited changes to the federal nutrition program for low-income people, the “elimination” of trans-fats from fast food (when did that
happen?), more physical activity in child-care programs and declining consumption of sugary drinks - in a small, selected group of
children. Pardon my blatant disrespect here but I’m thinking Deja Moo peeps.
03/18/14 You want a pandemic? Here’s your pandemic: Over 75% of people infected in the recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009
H1N1 influenza pandemic had NO SYMPTOMS WHATSOEVER! Scientists have discovered that a mere 23% of flu virus infections caused
symptoms, and only 17% of those people were ill enough to consult their doctor. Reported cases of the flu are just the tip of a large
iceberg that is pretty much invisible to the vaccine-pushing mucky-mucks. Even when people go to the doctor with flu it is not often
recognized as flu - or people go to the doctor with flu-like symptoms and get treated for the flu when that’s not even what they have…
These numbers come from the Flu Watch study that tracked six recent influenza seasons.
03/17/14 GIGO flu data from Google: Numbers without specific context are just numbers and can be very misleading. At least that’s what
the National Science Foundation found when they analyzed Google Flu Trend (GFT) information. GTF was designed to provide “real-time
monitoring” of flu cases around the world based solely on when people Google- search certain terms for flu-related activity. Kind of
ambiguous if you ask me… GFT has overestimated the prevalence of flu in the last two seasons by more than 50% and over-predicted the
prevalence of flu in a whopping 100 out of 108 weeks during that time. Like anything else in life, nothing is free. Google Flu Trends was
developed with the help of the CDC - meaning, our tax dollars at work to help sell more toxic vaccines to the sheoples.
03/14/14 Your body detoxifies in two stages. Stage one is the ‘collect and bag the trash’ cycle and phase two is the ‘garbage truck
removal of the bags to the dump’. If stage one goes down, the body can’t collect the trash (toxins). If stage two goes down then the
garbage backs up. When there is trash lying around (toxins in the body) - there are rats that come around to feed off the trash (diseases
that move in). If you have rats (diseases in your body), they are only there to feed on the trash (toxins). Processed food chemicals,
pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, environmental toxins, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, car exhaust, drugs and even products of cellular
metabolism and metabolic waste products are some of the trash items collected in stage one. The trash truck that takes them away
occurs through the liver, kidneys, skin, and bowels. Both stages need to be running smoothly to maintain health. Where there is no trash,
there are no rats.
03/13/14 Smoking Mary Jane during pregnancy affects the brain development of the unborn fetus. The latest study clearly finds that even
consuming Cannabis during pregnancy results in the defective development of nerve cells in the fetus cerebral cortex of the brain that
orchestrates higher cognitive functions and drives memory formation. The researchers concluded that THC can bring life-long modifications
to the brain function of those affected. Not all children exposed to whacky weed in the womb will have immediate and obvious deficits but
can have subtle damage that significantly increases the risk of delayed neuropsychiatric diseases. Bottom line: the use of Cannabis
should be avoided during pregnancy.
03/12/14 Home births have lower rates of complications compared with hospital births according to studies. The percentage of home birth
babies born preterm or at a low birth weight is also lower compared to hospital births. This is according to a recent report from the CDC's
National Center for Health Statistics. Some 88% of home births in 36 states were planned in 2012 and unplanned home births are more
likely to result in preterm birth or low birth weight babies. The event of childbirth at home or in a birthing center is becoming more popular
and even some hospitals now offer hospital-based midwifery programs to coordinate the midwives with the physicians. Interestingly, white
women have 4 times the number of home births compared to Asian, Pacific Islander, black and Hispanic women.
03/11/14 If you are out in public and have the occasion to rescue someone by performing CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Don’t
Stop! Keeping CPR up for 38 minutes or longer improves the patient's chance of surviving cardiac arrest and having normal brain function
afterward. Some 80% of all cardiac arrest occur away from a hospital and fewer than 10% of all heart attack victims survive according to
the American Heart Association. The actual odds of surviving an out-of-hospital-heart-attack drops 5% for every one minute of time passing
until spontaneous circulation is restored. Although CPR is recommended for 38 minutes or more, the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR says
to continue CPR until emergency crews arrive. Don’t know how to perform CPR? Ask your nearest fire department when the next free
course is. You won’t regret it.
03/10/14 Hookah hocus pocus: Hookah is billed as a casual, non-addictive, relaxing activity that is way less bad for you than smoking
cigarettes. The simple fact is that hookah smoke actually has the same carcinogens and other toxins as cigarette smoke - and more of
them. According to the CDC, 20% of male high school senior and 17% of female seniors smoke hookah. Up to 40% of college students
also smoke hookah. Hookah smoking is actually worse than regular smoking when you add charcoal carbon monoxide and carcinogens
on top of the usual chemicals in tobacco smoking. One cigarette equals about 600 ml of inhaled smoke while one hour of hookah is some
90,000 ml of inhaled smoke! This dramatically ups the risk of tobacco-related cancers from smoking hookah.
03/07/14 What child doesn’t put everything into its mouth? This is because tactile function for the infant is mostly in the lips and tongue
until the development matures. But putting non-food items in their mouths is a behavior that occasionally leads to the accidental
swallowing of some foreign objects like metallic toys, low-cost jewelry, coins and other treasures. Even just gumming these items in their
mouths can bring toxic levels of lead and cadmium and other metals into their bodies. A recent study examined toxic metals in 72 random
metal toys and child jewelry items. Cadmium and lead weren’t the only toxic metals that came loose with some spit-juice digestive fluid.
Copper, nickel, arsenic and antimony were also found in some samples. Exposure to these metals can bring abdominal pain, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea and can have irreversible effects on a child's neurodevelopment and intellectual development.
03/06/14 Distracted walking logs more ER injuries per mile than distracted driving. Texting and walking brings sometimes not-so-comical
bumping into walls, falling down stairs, tripping over clutter and even stepping into traffic. Did you know that this issue is so common in
London that special bumpers were placed on light posts to prevent walking texters from slamming into them? Walking is actually highly
complex activity involving over two hundred muscles at once and talking on the phone can be distracting enough but texting while walking
takes both your mind and your eyes off of the path in front of you. Thousands of texting pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms
across the nation each year - that is, counting only the ones who aren’t too embarrassed to admit to it.
03/05/14 Mercury causes allergies - among things… Mercury is also a known neurotoxin with a scientific and medical history of wreaking
deadly havoc in the human body. Mercury binds with sulfur groups in the body and interferes with protein-related processes, causes a rise
in homocysteine levels, causes histamine reactions and can even destroy nerve cells at very low doses and in a very short time. Mercury
causes mutations in organism structure and function (cancer anyone?). In the intestinal tract, mercury causes good bacteria to mutate
while interfering in the digestion of proteins and other critical nutrients. Dr Oz did a show where he brushed some mercury amalgam (silver)
fillings in a controlled environment to produce 61. 61 micrograms of mercury vapors - in just one brushing! Do you have metal fillings? Are
they killing you slowly?
03/04/14 If you think your doctor’s hands might be germy if they didn’t scrub up before your exam, you should check the stethoscope!
Studies show that healthcare workers' hands are the main source of bacterial transmission in hospitals. A new Mayo Clinic Proceedings
shows that stethoscopes can harbor several thousands of bacteria types including MRSA. And this comes in direct contact with the skin
of patient after patient in the course of a single day. Don’t be embarrassed to ask your doctor if they have washed their stethoscope before
it touches you. If the doctor objects, fire them because the stethoscope's diaphragm is more contaminated than all regions of the
physician's hand except the fingertips. Furthermore, the tube of the stethoscope is often more heavily contaminated than the back of the
03/03/14 A recent JAMA study had participants handle receipts continuously for 2 hours without gloves. They were then tested and found
to have an increase in urine levels of the endocrine-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). Exposure to BPA is associated with adverse health
outcomes, including neurodevelopmental problems in children and both thyroid and reproductive function in adults. The biggest exposure to
BPA comes through the diet and the consumption of canned foods. The paper connection comes through exposure through the skin from
thermal receipt paper common in supermarkets, ATM machines, gas stations, and many other settings. Thermal paper has a BPA coating
for the receipt printing process that is absorbed by way of the skin with handling. Even people with no BPA urine levels had it after handling
06/16/14 So, who is the gluten-free nutcase now? Not me! A new medical university study finds that reducing carbohydrate intake can also
reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Wheat, barley and rye are especially bad carbohydrates that have strong associations between
obesity, diabetes, and even cancer risk. The fact is that there are distinct biological similarities among obesity, diabetes and cancer where
certain carbohydrates produce an over-activation of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis, which increases the availability of IGF in
the blood. These receptors are supposed to be active in growing children but not-so-much in adults. A Harvard study way back in 1999
found the association between carbohydrates and high levels of IGF that significantly increase the risks of colorectal, breast, and prostate
cancer - but no one was listening then... Can you hear me now?
06/13/14 Smoking marijuana does have lots of medicinal value, but... Smoking marijuana is less deadly than smoking tobacco but studies
have shown increased mortality associated with heavy marijuana use - bringing more vehicle crashes driving while high, higher suicide rates,
along with slightly elevated risk of respiratory cancers and brain cancers. The non-fatal side effects of marijuana smoking are things like,
respiratory damage, cardiovascular disease, impaired cognitive development, and mental illness. But these non-fatal side effects pale in
comparison to regular tobacco use. Smoking marijuana is less addictive than tobacco with 9% of users hooked on it vs 32% of tobacco
users. The biggest side effect of marijuana is impaired memory in heavy users which can be permanent. A large long-term study shows that
people who began smoking marijuana heavily in their teens lost an average of 8 points in IQ between age 13 and age 38.
06/12/14 Marijuana has many medicinal qualities, like fighting cancer and helping MS symptoms. I’ve blogged a lot on the good things
about marijuana so I’d better also give you some of the bad. A recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania and published recently in
an online supplement of the journal Sleep, suggests that smoking marijuana brings impaired sleep quality. A history of cannabis use can
bring difficulty falling asleep, struggling to stay asleep, not feeling rested after sleep and feelings of daytime sleepiness. Of course, the
longer you use it, the stronger the sleep problems. The biggest finding though was that the younger the smoker started, the more severe the
sleep effects with the strongest association found in adults who started marijuana use before 15 years of age. I’m not condemning marijuana
use completely, just giving some food for thought…
06/11/14 Let them eat dirt I say! The latest study shows that when infants are exposed dirty things in the first year of life are less likely to
suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma. We’ve always know that farm-raised kids have lower allergy and asthma rates because of
regular exposure to microorganisms in farm soil. But the big key is expose your kids early in life for maximum benefit because later-life
exposure brings increased asthma risk among city folk exposed to high levels of roach and mouse schtuff. The Journal of Allergy and
Clinical Immunology says infant exposure to bacteria and certain allergens help shape and train the child’s immune responses. In fact,
infants growing up in homes with mouse and pet dander and cockroach droppings had lower rates of wheezing at age 3, compared with
unexposed children. I’ve always said “an unchallenged immune system is a weak one”!
06/06/14 A very potent, natural pain killer: Kratom comes from a tree native to Southeast Asia and is in the same family as coffee. Leaves
from the kratom tree have been used in herbal medicine for centuries. In a low dose, kratom is a stimulant but at high doses, kratom is used
as a very potent sedative, a highly effective pain killer and even as a popular recreational drug. Kratom stimulates the mu and delta opioid
receptors - much like narcotics and opium drugs do. Kratom also shows an affinity for the Serotonin and Norepinephrine receptors to elevate
mood. Kratom tastes even worse than it sounds and is often powdered and capsulized to avoid the awful taste. Dried leaves can be chewed
or made into tea but the tea is mostly boiled down to a small volume so it can be quickly swallowed. Side effects can be itchiness, nausea,
edginess and an awake-dreaming state.
06/05/14 Enemas have been recorded for use in disease treatment as far back as to the ancient Chinese and Egyptian times. Hippocrates
prescribed enemas 2,600 years ago and in the Dead Sea Scrolls there is one scroll called the "Manual of Discipline" which records enemas
over 2000 years ago. During the reign of King Lois the XIV, daily enemas were vogue in early European history. Max Gerson was the first to
propose that coffee enemas had a positive effect on patients with tuberculosis and also with cancer. Coffee enemas improve circulation and
tissue integrity that can prevent the spread of cancer and help destroy malignant tumors. Coffee enemas primarily facilitate excretion of
toxic wastes, but they also promote the absorption of vitamin A, which is a process requiring the action of bile acids (Simone, 1983, p. 64).
Coffee enemas promote the absorption of vitamin A when combined with juice fasting - which in turn, plays a vital role in immune function.
06/04/14 The feds say that marijuana is a schedule I drug - the worst of the worse drugs. Hippy Weed is even the most frequently used
illegal drug in the US. But,more states are legalizing this “drug” for medical and recreational purposes while research studies keep coming
up with more positive health applications for Mary-Jane. The Wacky-Weed is successfully used to alleviate nausea and vomiting that goes
along with chemotherapy (not that I would recommend chemotherapy). Toking a Doobie can also combat the muscle wasting in AIDS
patients and ease chronic pain for others. The latest study revelation is that the Bob Marley Special also successfully treats autoimmune
diseases and suppresses general inflammation. Imagine that - something natural that actually works to treat arthritis, lupus, colitis, multiple
sclerosis and similar conditions. No small wonder that the Laughing Grass has been on the government hit list. Big Pharma hates it, so it
must be great.
05/30/14 Remember your last class reunion? Why is it that some of your peers look 10 years older than you but some look 10 years
younger? One of the factors, according to researchers, is environmental differences from one person to the next in exposure to harmful
substances such as chemicals like benzene, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, and even stress. These environmental toxins go by the
scientific name of 'gerontogens' - environmental factors that affect aging. One of the strongest gerontogens out there is chemotherapy
cancer treatment, which ages the body unbelievably fast. Researchers are developing clinical uses for gerontogenic molecular tests for anti-
aging treatments. Just by identifying and avoiding gerontogens, we can influence aging, health status and life expectancy for ourselves.
05/29/14 As bad as we all would love E-cigarettes to be a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking, the more we find out, the worse it looks.
Now, a recent laboratory study finds that vaping increases the virulence of drug- resistant, life-threatening bacteria, while conversely
decreasing the ability of the immune system to kill these bacteria. So, you get the ole “double whammy”. Stronger disease coupled with
weaker immunity multiplies into grief… MRSA often colonizes the epithelium of the nasopharynx (the skin surface cells at the back of the
sinuses), where the bacteria and skin cells both are constantly exposed to e-cigarette vapors. But don’t expect the manufacturers to stop
selling these devices - much less warn consumers. It will take years if not decades for the FDA (Further Delays Ahead) to rule on E-cig
safety - and then they will issue a weak warning if anything. In the mean time: Buyer Beware! Now you know.
05/28/14 The Big Pharma company, Johnson & Johnson, says its perfectly safe but numerous studies show otherwise. Well, how about a
33% increased risk of ovarian cancer when using the ever-popular baby powder? A new class action suit names talc as the really bad thing
and claims that J&J knew about the cancer risk way back in 1982 - but failed to do anything about it - including warning users of the risk.
Talc is a hydrous magnesium silicate, which is an inorganic material mined from the earth. J&J does warn not to get it into eyes, avoid
inhalation and to use it only externally. The added risk happens when women use talc-based powders on their genital area, bringing a 33%
increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to those women who never used the powders. J&J wants you to use this to keep skin cool and
comfortable and encourages consumers to powder infants after every bath and diaper change.
05/27/14 A commentary in JAMA says it’s time to stop shaking hands, as a good ole fashioned handshake is one of the easiest ways to
transmit germs. In light of the superbugs that are taking over the world, this may be the best thing to do - at least with your doctor or health
care worker. I can see it now: a stenciled sign with two hands shaking with a red circle with a line through it right next to the one with the
cigarette and the big red X. On one hand, an unchallenged immune system is a weak one. On the other hand, a weak immune system
probably can’t take a major challenge like MRSA or MERS. So much for the “personal touch” in the patient/doctor relationship… I guess we
are down to hand signals. I’ve got one for the AMA and their crones that helped cause this microbe-madness.
05/26/14 The good news is that only one quarter of the US honeybee population died last winter, according to an annual survey. How is that
good news you ask? The prior season saw the death of over 30% of our precious bees… The bad news is the same: Beekeepers say that
these losses are higher than sustainable. In other words, even this “lesser” death rate can quickly affect our food supply. The fact is that
over three quarters of the world's flowering plants rely on pollinators, such as bees, to reproduce. This means that our wonderful bees
actually help produce one-third of our food. A very recent Harvard study found that two popular neonicotinoid insecticides are likely causing
Colony Collapse Disorder by killing off honeybees. Of course, Big Chemical Companies like Bayer, Monsanto and DuPont are spinning
different tunes and sewing Big Bucks in the political realm to safeguard their profits. Does Big Chemical even care about health and human
05/23/14 Picture this: Men with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) T-shirts pointing .40-caliber submachine guns with 30-round
magazines right at you as you attempt to get into your car with a gallon of raw cows’ milk. These are guns that ordinary citizens cannot own
- yet the USDA can have them. But just wait a doggone minute: The mission statement of the USDA is “To expand economic opportunity
through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability…” Now, how are big guns going to further
that mission statement? The USDA has a growing record of criminalizing rabbit farmers, confiscating the crops of raisin producers and
telling free-born citizens they no right to consume food they grow or milk their own cows. But this government food agency actually has its
very own Law Enforcement and Investigations unit that apparently needs some superior fire-power…
05/22/14 Walmart is coming on strong in the organic foods market by promoting its Wild Oats organic products that will undercut brand-
name organic competitors by at least 25%. Walmart will begin stocking these products in about half of its stores over the next few months
to help insure that they can maintain the supply before stocking the rest of their stores. This move by the nation’s largest retailer and grocer
will send shock waves through the organic markets where everybody and their dog are scrambling into the markets. Walmart plans to price
these organic products similar to nonorganic brand-name goods. Market research has found that a whopping 91% of consumers said they
would buy “affordable” organic products over conventional ones. In 2012, organic food brought some $29 billion in US sales - nearly 4 times
the amount from just one decade earlier.
05/21/14 By now, you know that I am not a fan of tobacco smoking. I have to congratulate those who quit smoking tobacco by using e-cigs.
But can you quit the vaping now? Vaping is not necessarily safer as it yet to be found out. UC San Francisco scientists have recently
concluded that industry claims about vaping are unsupported, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit. These devices are
particularly gaining a popularity among youth, with the industry marketing them as a healthier alternative to tobacco smoking, and as a way
to circumvent smoke-free laws when you can "smoke anywhere." Vaping ads stress that e-cigarettes produce only "harmless water vapor."
UCSF found that e-cigs actually bring significantly lower odds of quitting cigarettes and also found that e-cigs emissions "are not merely
'harmless water vapor,' as is frequently claimed, and can be a source of indoor air pollution." Smokers using e-cigs were about a third less
likely to quit smoking than those who quit cold-turkey.
05/20/14 Did you know that burning the bra can help cure fibrocystic breast disease? When someone uses a bra to alter the shape of the
breasts or hold them firmly by putting constant pressure on the breast tissue, this impedes the circulation of lymph flow in the breast tissue.
The lymphatic system is composed of microscopic vessels that allow an ebb and flow of fluid throughout the breasts to bring in nutrients
and take out toxins. Lymphatic vessels and nodes have no specific pumping system - like the heart for the blood circulation - so this
system relies on freedom of body movement to assist the flow of fluids. Bras are elastic and restrict the tissues of the breasts and hinder
the flow of fluids causing the accumulation of fluid in the breast. Congestion would be another way to put it; which leads to breast
tenderness and pain, and ultimately the development of cysts. Research shows that fibrocystic breasts recover 95% of the time when freed
from constricting garments.
05/19/14 How attached to your cell phone are you? Til death do you part? The more you live with a cell phone on your ear - the higher risk
you have of earning an old-fashioned case of brain cancer. If you use a cell phone for more than 15 hours a month for five years, you can
triple the risk of developing glioma and meningioma tumors compared to people who rarely used cell phones. Most studies are done by the
cell phone industry and are naturally bent to help sell more phones - not discourage their use. University studies say otherwise, finding a
higher risk among those who used their phone extensively. A study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is
the latest long-running study of cell-phone safety, finding that cell phone induced cancer mostly occurs on the opposite side of the brain of
where the phone was customarily used. Once again, man does not die, he kills himself.
05/16/14 How about an edible water bottle? Americans drink more than 73 billion half-liter water bottles every year, according to EWG.org.
New food technology is now making it possible to eat your water bottle instead of throwing it away. This brain-child out of the Imperial
College London is made from brown algae and calcium chloride to create a gelatinous, double membrane around water or other liquid. The
new process is called sperification, where frozen water is encased in a completely biodegradable container. This new bottle resembles a
jellyfish and the fortified outer layers compare to the skin of a fruit. Some people say they are more like breast implants… I gotta give this
an A+ for innovation - even if we don’t ever actually eat the container, they will break down in the environment for a huge positive in the
05/15/14 Tumors are highly organized and coordinated cells, supposedly of “random mutation”. Well, let’s take a purview of these growths
that have life within themselves. These cells are capable of grouping to build their own food supply chain (blood supply - called
angiogenesis). They are able to defend themselves genetically by squelching out the body’s own cancer-suppression genes while cloaking
their surface-receptor proteins to escape detection by the immune system. These “random cells” travel throughout the body and adapt their
metabolism to live in low oxygen and acidic environments while secreting corrosive enzymes along the way. Cancer tumors are not the
result of mutated cells gone rogue to clone themselves but rather are diverse cells having different phenotypal characteristics that make
chemotherapy and radiation affect (or not affect) each cell type differently. Get a clue people. Cancer will never be cured by chemical
warfare. Only supporting the human body can truly defeat cancer.
05/14/14 Remember that old Randy Newman song “Short People got no reason to live”? Well Randy Newman got it wrong! Short people
actually live longer than tall people - at least in Japanese men, according to the latest research. Taking two groups, 5-2 and shorter, and 5-4
and taller, the University of Hawaii found that people 5-2 and shorter lived the longest. In fact, the taller the person, the shorter they lived on
average. What they discovered is that shorter men were more likely to have a protective form of the longevity gene, leading to smaller body
size during early development along with a longer lifespan. Interestingly, shorter men also had generally better blood insulin levels and less
cancer. Bottom line, no matter how tall you are, a healthy lifestyle will definitely keep you around and kicking longer. Trash your diet and
lifestyle and you can definitely turn that gene off.
05/13/14 Want to help kick high blood sugar to the curb before you eat? Do about 30 jumping-jacks or run in place really hard for one
minute because the latest research shows that brief bursts of intense exercise before a meal helps control insulin-resistant high blood sugar
- even better than 30-minutes of daily moderate exercise. According to this study, the most effective regimen was exercise snacking,
consisting of 1 minute of intense (90% maximal heart rate) incline walking within 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner, with 1
minute slow walking recovery time after each minute of intense exercise. This “exercise snacking” controlled blood sugar more effectively at
the 3 hour post-meal mark but also held the glucose-controlling effect for an additional 24 hours the day following exercise. Of course, none
of the above will do much good if you sit down after the exercise burst and munch out on Twinkies and soda pops…
05/12/14 Food-sniffers: Coming to your hip pocket soon. Foods are currently analyzed for safety at a rate of about 1%. Analysis is
cumbersome and expensive - and who knows how many lives are in danger while the laboratories grind out the testing. Well, I’ve told you
about the Smartphone accessory that can sniff out gluten and the upcoming attachable device that ferrets out GMO contamination to a
surprising accuracy. Now there is the latest innovate device under development called the “Foodsniffer” that detects pesticide residues,
mycotoxins and allergens for field-based detection of harmful species at low concentrations. Expensive? Yep. But it won’t be long before
they will all be affordable. And what is your health worth anyhow? Pretty soon the old labeling conundrum won’t matter when you can test
things with your own personal device. I can’t wait!
05/09/14 Why do people yawn? The most common belief is that yawning helps increase oxygen supply to the brain even though there is
absolutely no association between yawning and blood oxygen levels. The latest research shows that yawning regulates the temperature of
the brain. Who’d a thunk that? So many things affect brain temperatures, from sleep cycles, to cortisal levels, stress and even arousal
cause fluctuations in brain temperature. Yawning effectively helps keep the brain temperature in optimal homeostasis to improve alertness
and mental efficiency. Yawning is also affected by ambient temperature variations. Contagious yawning occurs more in the summer than in
the winter - unless you live in Arizona like I do where the temperature in the summer goes above the more-yawning frequency range which
lies between the temperatures of 68 and 98 degrees F.
05/08/14 If you put your toothbrush under a microscope you just might find some unwelcomed Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads,
yeasts, and even intestinal bacteria throwing a party on it. But those germs probably got there from your mouth because the oral cavity is
home to hundreds of different types of microorganisms that transfer to the toothbrush when you use it. Do you store your toothbrush in the
bathroom? Every time you flush the potty you send a vapor plume through the bathroom and further expose the toothbrush to fecal bacteria
as well. Mythbusters even did a recent show telling these facts and showing how filthy even a new toothbrush can be. You may want to do
what we do at my house. We store our toothbrushes in a container with pure grain alcohol mixed with xylitol, peppermint oil and 50% water.
It wears the toothbrush out faster but we don’t care!
05/07/14 Most infant formulas are based in cow’s milk that has to be severely modified before a baby can survive drinking it. First, the
protein and mineral content are lowered and then the carbohydrate content increased by adding some form of sugar. Milk fat cannot be
digested by infants so it is removed and substituted with vegetable, animal or mineral fats. Missing vitamins and trace elements are then
added, but never in a complete and easily digestible form. So, even though a formula says it is ‘nutritionally complete’ the nutrients are not
usable for the infant. Infant formulas are basically nasty tasting and any self-respecting infant wouldn’t eat it - even if starving. To overcome
discerning taste buds, many formulas are highly sweetened with lactose, fructose, glucose (AKA dextrose) and maltodextrose but still
labeled ‘sucrose free’. Let’s not even think about the feminizing plasticizers and deadly GMO products that are in formulas…
05/06/14 Why does your snot turn green with sinus infections? Your snot turns green from white blood cells releasing enzymes to break
down microorganisms like bacteria or fungus. These enzymes contain iron, which imparts a greenish hue as they destroy invaders. Most
greenish discharges are bacterial in origin although they tend to be thin and clear at first during a sinus infection. Snot also has the
tendency to turn greenish the longer it is stopped up in your nasal cavities due to congestion. Most yellow discharges could be viral but a
virus can also produce green snot and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria will produce golden-yellow colored mucus. Clear and copious
amounts of runny snot are generally allergy related - especially if the sniffles show up with certain foods. White snot is usually a dairy
intolerance. Whether your snot is bacterial, fungal or viral, colloidal silver will usually knock it right out. If your snot is a food allergy - well,
eliminate that food!
05/05/14 Triclosan is finally on the way out - and good riddance. Manufacturers are starting to distance themselves from using the nasty
chemical triclosan as an antimicrobial ingredient in soaps, toothpastes and other products. Here’s just one more reason why: Scientists are
now reporting even more new evidence that triclosan, as well as another commercial antimicrobial called octylphenol, promote the growth of
breast cancer cells. Not only do these antimicrobial agents fail to do what regular soap and water do (clean hands safely), they also cause
hormonal imbalances that play a role in the development of breast cancer and other diseases. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals have
become ubiquitous in personal care products, all through the environment and lodge in our bodies. Triclosan is now found in the urine of
some 75% of Americans.
05/02/14 Green cemeteries are now vogue. No, not the green of grass littered with daisies - the green of the carbon footprint when you are
buried. So wrap me in a blanket and shovel the dirt over me because I really don’t need a fancy metal casket, embalming to keep the decay
away and a concrete box to keep the earth from collapsing in me. This is already a dream-come-true in one Washington, D.C. cemetery
that has been certified as a “Hybrid Service Provider from the Green Burial Council.” Green burials have actually been going on for years with
pre-plans being sold to baby boomers and other socially and environmentally conscious individuals. A green burial disallows any embalming
or a vault. Green burial does allow for “eco-friendly” materials, such as a cloth shroud, wicker casket or plain wooden box without hardware.
The only other requirement is that you should be dead first…
05/01/14 Early to rise and shine helps weight loss! Bright morning light is scientifically linked to weight and body mass index (BMI).
Actually, any length of exposure to bright light during the day helps weight management, but early morning light exposure to sunshine’s
bright light brings a significantly lower BMI for people than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day. The influence of
morning light exposure on body weight is independent of physical activity levels, caloric intake, sleep timing, and even age and accounts for
some 20% of a person's BMI. Early morning light synchronizes the internal body clock and circadian rhythms, to in turn regulate energy
balance. About 20 to 30 minutes of morning light around 8 am is enough to affect BMI. When you don’t have sufficient light at the
appropriate time of day, it causes dysregulation of the body clock that alters metabolism and can lead to weight gain.
04/30/14 How quickly a cut heals depends on several factors. The bacteria “mantel” on the outer layer of our skin is the first-line of defense
against pathogens. When our skin is compromised, even small wounds heal slowly and staph infections occur often. You’d think that
antibacterial soaps would solve this problem but they actually make things worse by damaging the healthy bacteria along with the bad -
plus, antibacterial soaps don’t touch MRSA and other deadly pathogens making this soap a lose-lose. Vitamin A is what the body uses to
keep epithelial cells (outer layer skin, lung and intestinal cells) healthy. Without sufficient vitamin A, bacteria, fungi and viruses enter the
body with little resistance. Another big factor in slow-wound healing is low thyroid function which “turns down the thermostat” in the cell
nucleus, making them weak and susceptible to disease. Iodine makes the thyroid run and also speeds wound healing when applied
topically to wounds.
04/29/14 Take a deep breath. OK now, smile. Laugh a little. Congratulations, you just dropped your stress-related cortisol levels. You can
also improve your memory the same way. Stress takes its toll on the body, mood, and mind and as we grow older. Stress also contributes
to a number of health problems, including cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and memory loss to name a few. The latest
research shows that the stress hormone cortisol damages neurons in the brain to affect both memory and learning ability. Researchers have
now shown watching a 20-minute funny video significantly decreased in cortisol concentrations among both well and sick people. These
video-watchers also improved in all areas of the memory assessment, but with the sick-folk, there was a dramatic benefit in cortisol level
changes. Laughter really is the best medicine!
04/28/14 Using antibacterial soaps, shampoos and toothpastes actually promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria - in
your nose of all places according to the American Society for Microbiology. The antimicrobial triclosan, was recently found in nasal
passages of 41% of people sampled, bringing with it a higher proportion of people with the S. aureus colonization. High concentrations of
triclosan are now found ubiquitously in both people and animals where it disrupts the endocrine system and decreases heart and other
muscle function. The fact is that triclosan is destroying our health and our environment while studies show that regular soap actually does a
better job anyhow. Don’t wait for the government ban on this poison - impose your own ban if you want to keep your health.
04/25/14 How far do you think your coughs or sneezes travel? Well, you often see the droplets and maybe even watch them land, but what
happens next though is an infectious gas cloud that keep droplets in the air over a much greater distance than before imagined. A
multiphase, turbulent, buoyant cloud of cooties floats around that can even remain airborne long enough to reach ceiling ventilation units to
be whisked about a whole building. MIT researchers have now documented the invisible gas phase from “violent expiratory events” that
resemble “a puff emerging from a smokestack” that can travel up to 200 times further than the bigger unconnected particles. Makes you
want to revisit our hospital ventilation systems, no? Ionic air filtration systems and air ozone generators work very well to destroy these
04/24/14 A really bad thing that happens to the prostate gland is it absorbs toxins. The more toxins you come in contact with, the more the
prostate suffers. Let’s back that up one step; the more toxic the diet, the more toxic the urine and feces. The prostate gland sits between
the bladder and the colon and is in the urinary tract. So logically it is more vulnerable to absorbing excess toxins. Becoming toxic is one of
the main reasons men have prostate problems. Of course, the biggest reason of late is due to hormone disrupters in food packaging,
medications, lotions and potions - Then comes all the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides on non-organic food. Another big reason for our
prostate woes is that men become zinc deficient. Using chemicals to grow crops with is depleting zinc from the soil so our food doesn’t get
enough zinc ergo, we don’t have a source of zinc from the crops we consume.
04/23/14 Cancer and chronic diseases don’t just mysteriously appear. In fact, the whole genetic theory is just a farce to shift the blame from
diet and lifestyle sins to “not my fault”. The truth is that diet and lifestyle activate and suppress genetic predispositions. Diseases run in
family lines mainly because of high similarities in diet and lifestyle. The lazy way out to blame genetics for health problems and take the
drugs and surgeries to “manage the symptoms”. The honest way out of bad health is to buck-up and exert some effort - sometimes a lot of
effort. Good health doesn’t come cheap either. It’s a trade-off between paying exorbitant health-care costs and spending more money for a
healthy diet. The easy-way out breeds sickness and misery - The honest-way out fosters health and longevity. Life and living is all about the
choices we make.
09/30/14 Relaxing after a hard day’s work helps prevent the release of excess stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is what your body releases when it is stressed. Having small amounts of cortisol is not a problem until the stress becomes persistent and the amount of cortisol in the bloodstream becomes elevated. When cortisol elevates, you start craving quick energy foods like potato chips, pastries, candy bars, and such. The double-whammy of cortisol is that it also causes you to store fat around the abdomen. Cortisol also jacks the hormones that control your appetite; making you hungry more often and not feeling full enough when you do eat. THEN cortisol causes decreased muscle mass as it craters testosterone levels. Stress and cortisol are major players in cancer. Intentional relaxation combats excess cortisol and Harvard scientists found that deep relaxation causes bodily changes from cortisol levels all the way down to our genetic level. Yoga is one great way to lower cortisol and even activate disease fighting genes. Deep massage is another one.
09/11/14 Did you know that breast disease is only a big problem in bra wearing cultures? Men don’t often get breast cancer - in fact, women who are bra-free have the same breast cancer rates as men. Bras stifle the flow of blood and lymph through the breasts, congesting them with fluid and causing cysts which over time become hard and sometimes cancerous. A majority of women with fibrocystic breast disease actually recover within weeks of ending breast congestion caused by bras. This is because the breast tissue can now flush out excess fluid bringing cyst reduction, along with amazing relief from breast pain and tenderness. Don’t keep running to the doctors for medical treatment of your lifestyle choices. Get rid of the bra! Besides, women who wear bras 24 hours a day are 125 times more likely to get breast cancer than the bra-less. A recent 15 year study also showed that bra-bracing-the-boobies actually causes them to sag more because the supporting tissues are not strengthened with normal movement but become weak and flaccid.
09/08/14 The FDA (Fools and Dummies Association) just can’t decide if common antibacterial compounds (used in everything from hand sanitizers to deodorants) are causing health problems or not. Meanwhile, scientists are reporting that many pregnant women and their fetuses are at health risk when exposed to these substances. Triclosan and triclocarban, two of the most commonly used germ-killers in soaps and other everyday products, are now being found in EVERY urine samples from EVERY pregnant woman screened. What is worse than that is it is also being found in the umbilical cord blood samples - meaning that it can transfer to developing fetuses. The latest evidence shows that these antimicrobial compounds - used in more than 2,000 everyday products including toothpastes, soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, school supplies and toys - can lead to low birth weight, developmental problems and even antibiotic resistance. Don’t be a sheople people! Avoid these unnatural chemicals at all costs.
09/04/14 Uterine fibroids are actually are benign tumors in the uterus. Although they are made from the same smooth muscle fibers as the uterine wall, uterine fibroids are usually round and denser than normal tissue and can cause abnormal bleeding, pain and abdominal pressure. As with any kind of tumor, uterine fibroids are a symptom of hormone imbalance, chronic subclinical fungal infection, vitamin B deficiency, lousy diets that usually include lots of soy and chronic exposure to plastics. The medical system wants to chop up these fibroids and suck them out of the body (very bad idea) while generally ignoring the causes and drugging the symptoms into submission. The best natural treatment would include hormone balancing herbs like maca and vitex, taking natural antifungals, changing the diet and avoiding estrogenizing soy products and BPA and BPS plasticizers.
09/02/14 The toxicology of tattoos is very poorly understood with long-term health problems like chronic disease, low thyroid, diabetes, cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm now tied back to the ink used for tattoos. Titanium, aluminum antimony, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, cobalt, lead, nickel, and selenium are commonly found in tattoo ink. One study shows that the ink used for one 3 X 5 inch tattoo can contain up to 23 micrograms of lead depending upon the ink and color chosen. A tattoo consists of ink particles trapped within dermal fibroblasts, macrophages, and mast cells. These ink particles now seep metals and other toxins into the body every single day for the rest of your life. The pigments used in traditional tattoo products are usually a trade secret and not shared and for the most part, not even scientifically based. 16% of U.S. adults now sport tattoos with teenage girls being a particularly high portion of the recent market. According to the Harris Poll, 17% of tattooed Americans regret their indelible marks for one reason or another.
08/29/14 What if I told you that sleeping with a night light could cause cancer in your body? Stay with me on this one. Your body’s ability to fight off cancer relies in part on the hormone melatonin and melatonin deficiency has been proven to be a common factor in some cancers. Melatonin given to lab rats delays the formation of tumors while significantly slowing their growth and turning off key cancer growth factors. Sleeping with a nightlight effectively shuts off nighttime production of melatonin and disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms, causing stress levels to rise and increasing your chance of cancer while hindering your body’s ability to fight existing cancer. The latest nightlight study even found that sleeping with a light on actually renders breast cancer completely resistant to the cancer drug tamoxifen.
08/29/14 Fever is not a disease! Fever is a natural response in the body to inflammation caused by some disease process and is triggered by an onset of prostaglandin. With fever, the body is often trying to maintain an elevated temperature for a specific time to destroy pathogenic invaders. In the case of serious infections, fever can be a good thing and save your life. Fevers happen for a reason and should be nurtured rather than suppressed - that is, unless it goes above 105 degrees. When you take an aspirin or other substance to fight a fever, prostaglandin production in the body is suppressed and symptoms of inflammation like fever, pain and loss of appetite are lessened but the bacteria, fungi, virus, cancer and etcetera are allowed to live on. Fever is your friend and severe brain damage doesn’t occur until temps around 107 degrees. That usually means that you have been outright poisoned - like with toxins from a vaccine.
08/26/14 The liver is the body's main blood filter/detoxifier and it is the body's primary fat metabolizer. When the liver becomes burdened with toxins, it becomes sluggish and fatty. The kicker is that you don’t notice this slow death occurring because your health declines slowly at first but gains momentum as the liver becomes even more toxic. The fact is that every substance absorbed by the intestines must pass through the liver before going on to the general circulation. The liver is the garbage disposer of toxins produced from bowel contents, food, water and medications, things absorbed through the skin and even toxins in the air you breathe. Compromised liver function leads to a toxic buildup of waste products in the body which in turn invites cancer and other degenerative diseases to steal your health.
08/26/14 An integral part of any cancer battle plan is coffee enemas. In fact, coffee enemas are not optional treatments for cancer that can be lightly skipped over. Max Gerson was the first to propose that coffee enemas have a positive effect on cancer patients. According to Gerson, coffee enemas improve circulation and tissue integrity to prevent the spread of cancer while helping the body destroy malignant tumors. Coffee enemas primarily facilitate excretion of toxic wastes from the liver, but these enemas also flush fat out of the liver. Coffee enemas also promote and enhance the absorption of vitamin A, enabling patients to use copious amounts of vitamin A to fight cancer - especially when combined with juice fasting, which plays a vital role in immune function.
08/25/14 Marijuana can be potent medicine but too much marijuana use has a significant negative effect on the brain, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to the American Psychological Association. Smoking the whacky weed at least once a week brings neurocognitive damage - most especially in young people. The amount of high schoolers toking today has nearly tripled in the last two decades and young people who become addicted to marijuana can suffer significant changes in their brain structure and even lose an average of six IQ points by adulthood. There is also a direct correlation between frequent smoking of high potency THC marijuana and increased problems with depression, anxiety and psychosis. Just a little something to think about…
08/14/14 Pancreatic cancer is like the grandaddy of cancers with a zero - 5 year survival for stage IV with conventional cancer treatment. This makes your pancreas health pretty doggone important! One of the biggest causes of pancreatic cancer is toxic heavy metals. Mainstream medicine ignores this pesky little detail though. For instance: lead is a toxic heavy metal that leeches into our tap water from old pipes along with old-time lead paint dust. High levels of lead will increase the odds of pancreatic cancer by a whooping 600%. The heavy metal cadmium, (also found in drinking water and tobacco smoke), will more than triple the risk for pancreatic cancer. Then there is mercury… In August of 2006 the American Chemical Society published fresh research that showed without a doubt that methylmercury induces pancreatic cell apoptosis and dysfunction. Mercury toxicity especially affects the pancreatic beta cells by collapsing sulfur bonds in the insulin itself while setting off a myriad of complex disturbances in glucose metabolism bringing both diabetes and cancer. What is the biggest sources mercury metals in our bodies? Amalgam tooth fillings followed closely by toxic vaccines.
08/11/14 The commonly accepted gestation length is 40 weeks. This became a "fact" as first told by a German obstetrician named Naegele back in the 1800's. His declaration was “that a pregnancy should last 10 lunar months which comes to 40 weeks in total”. Well, this actually equates to 29.53 solar days per month, which is 295 regular days, 42.1 weeks and about 9.9 months. A study in 1990 found that the average length of a human pregnancy is closer to 41weeks. This means some women delivered their babies under 41 weeks and some went over 41 weeks. Taking into consideration that up to 40% of hospital births are induced (which brings an additional 67% increased risk of c-section delivery), there are still only about 5% of babies born on their actual “due date”. A mere 1.8% of babies go past 42 weeks of gestation. Babies that are ‘overcooked’ past the 41-42 week mark often have dry, reddened and peeling skin and their fingernails can be dry and flaking. They are often referred to as being 'over cooked'.
08/07/14 Want a better adjusted child? Then Oxford says to limit their video game-playing to less than an hour a day - that goes for little kids and teenagers. This research compared youths who were allowed a little video game-playing to the serious 3 hour or more gamers to those who played none at all. They found that those who were on video games for less than an hour a day had neither positive nor negative effects. In fact, the researchers suggested that the influence of video games on children, for good or bad, is very small when compared to other factors, such as the overall family function, their school relationships, and whether they are ‘materially deprived’. They found that three out of four children and teenagers play video games daily, and that the ones who spent more than half their free time playing electronic games were not as well adjusted. The non-players and those who played for less than an hour were more likely to be satisfied with their lives, have fewer friendship and emotional problems, and were less hyperactive than the other group.
08/05/14 Ebola is a deadly infection you get almost exclusively by coming into contact with the blood or body fluids of someone that is infected. The symptoms show up in 2 to 21 days after infected and as the virus spreads through the body it damages the immune system and organs to ultimately cause the blood-clotting platelets to crater which leads to severe bleeding. Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus, is reported to kill some 90% of its victims. Being a virus, antibiotics will not help the symptoms. Loads of vitamin C, colloidal silver, astragalus, basil oil and lingusticum are great antivirals you will want to help fight any viral infection - including Ebola. Make sure you have plenty of iodine in the system and good vitamin K and D levels. If there is ever an outbreak, reduce your stress, get 8 hours of sleep and eat a low carb diet with high nutrient dense foods. The homeopathic remedies Crolatus horridus, Bothrops, Lachesis, Phosphorus and Mercurius Corrosivus would be great to have on hand also.
07/31/14 Straining at a gnat and swallowing a flame-retardant couch: Did you know that if something treated with flame retardants catches fire, it gives off much higher levels of carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke? The problem is that this is more likely to kill you than burns. The chemical industry swears that flame retardants save lives. But are they costing us more in poor health and deaths by disease than the lives they save? Studies now place the cause of some cancers, developmental problems and other diseases on these chemicals. When we use flame retardants on furniture and in carpets, bedding and clothing, it subjects us to a daily assault of toxic chemicals. Not surprisingly, wool, latex and hemp have proven to resist or slow the spread of fire without sousing them in a toxic chemical.
07/30/14 The USDA recently teamed up with the American Soybean Association to spend 34 million bucks of our tax dollars planting GMO soybeans in Afghanistan as a small part of the 120 billion smackers we have already sent there. The goal was to start a soy-farming industry under the guise of nutrition and economic development. But, with free money comes no accountability. The American Soybean Association didn’t even bother to conduct a feasibility study before shipping equipment and soybeans. Heck, they could have at least looked at a previous viability failure a few years before that. Bottom line: the first crop failed; more soybeans were brought in; a special factory was built to process the desired soybean crops - which has to now be fed with imported soybeans. And the final death-knell: the Afghanistan people just don’t buy soybean products no matter how much we spend on marketing. Don’t like soybeans? At least the Afghans are smarter than Americans in that sense…
07/25/14 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.
07/24/14 Exercise burnout and overtaxing the body: Exercising without breaks brings BURNOUT! Exercise burnout is accompanied with a loss of motivation that can to lead to giving up on exercise completely. Exercising day after day after day can actually bring resentment toward exercise times and dreading your workout is one of the first signs of lost momentum. When you exercise too hard and/or too long you can also overtax the body and cause injury. Exercise brings stress and strain on the muscles - usually a good thing, but not taking sufficient rest in between workouts can lead to injuries. All that said; give it a rest every once in a while. Unless you under the guidance of a professional; try working out every other day. A brisk and lengthy walk can also be just as good for you as 20 minutes of hard working out. Walking downhill is a great workout.
07/23/14 Are you broke, overweight and depressed? A new study shows a way to fix two out of three of those problems. Lose weight and get happier! Duke University helped severely economically disadvantaged obese women with their weight and significantly reduced depression in around half the study participants. One of the key items on the no-no list for these women was NO FAST FOODS! That makes me happier just thinking about that one. The other thing these women got was a bright and shiny YMCA membership to work out with. Of course, accountability went a long ways with phone calls and a personal health coach. A full 20% of both the study group and the control group were moderately to severely depressed at the beginning of this study. By 18 months in, 10% of the study group were not depressed any more.
07/18/14 Smoking is bad for health in general and you’ve heard a lot about second hand smoke and its effects on nearby people or children. Every year some 600,000 people die worldwide just from passive inhalation of tobacco smoke. Well, now researchers from the University of York have found that third hand smoke is also a potential cancer risk for non-smokers and especially for young children. Third hand smoke is like what you still smell and touch in the car of a smoker - even days later with the windows down. In a smoker’s environment, there is a widespread presence of tobacco related carcinogens in the dust and on contact surfaces. This new study has estimated the potential cancer risk by age group for non-dietary ingestion and dermal exposure to third hand smoke. The risk for cancer from third hand smoke was estimated at one extra cancer case per one thousand people exposed.
07/17/14 One reason that C-section babies get sicker than vaginal birth babies is that a number of studies show that children that were delivered by Caesarean section actually have a different intestinal flora than those delivered naturally. Babies that are cut out of the womb develop a lower number of cells that strengthen the immune system. Newborns in a natural birth are exposed to more bacteria from the mother than Caesarean babies. The natural birth baby’s immune system learns to distinguish between its own harmless molecules and foreign molecules and thus have lower counts of reactive immune cells that attack the body itself. All of this natural goodness comes from good-guy intestinal bacteria while the C-sections babies have more autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, Chrohn's disease and allergies caused by an over-reaction by the immune system. But the latest researchers on this didn’t suggest less Caesarean births - they want to patent new drugs to bypass the whole issue. Good luck with that one…
07/16/14 Do you get a lump in your throat when trying to swallow food sometimes? This could be the condition called eosinophillic esophagitis (which is a fancy shmanshy word for “food allergy”). Eosinophillic esophagitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods which make for an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells. Eosinophillic esophagitis can flair up within seconds and cause reflux-like symptoms, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, tissue scarring, fibrosis, the formation of strictures and - CANCER. If you have ever seen someone suffer from esophageal cancer then you already know that you would give anything to avoid ever having it yourself - or would you… Would you give up gluten or corn or your favorite Starbucks drink? Of course, the latest research showing this food allergy relationship to the esophagus is trying to find chemical drugs that will inhibit the reaction rather than simply avoiding the allergen. Bad idea peeps…
07/11/14 Nap time can improve stamina, motor skills, and even enhance creativity according to the University of California. In fact, without a midday nap or at least a rest, people cannot perform at optimal levels throughout the rest of the day and performance falls apart. Next time you hit the afternoon slumps, try taking a power nap for a fresh burst of creativity and energy. But the benefits just keep on stacking up! Power-nappers decrease their risk of dying from heart-related complications by an amazing 37% with just 3 sneaky-snoozes per week! What if I told you that sneaking 20 winks helped the release of growth hormones to aid in weight loss? The sweet spot target power naps is between 15-30 minutes. A Berkley report shows that naps must be this short in order to most effective because there is a diminishing return on benefits after 45 minutes. NASA says that snoozing for 30 minutes can improve cognitive faculties by around 40%. The best time for stealing some Zs is between 1 and 3 in the afternoon.
07/10/14 When you go on a prolonged water fast (72hrs or more), your body goes into an energy-saving mode, and one thing it does to save energy is to recycle damaged and unneeded immune cells. White blood cell counts actually go down with prolonged fasting but come roaring back healthier than ever when you go back to eating. A fast first forces the body to use stored glucose, fat, ketones and then a significant portion of white blood cells. Consider fasting to be like lightening a ship of heavy cargo that slow it down and threaten to sink it. The best part of prolonged fasting is that it also induces stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells that are highly adaptable to meet the needs of almost any kind of body repair required. Studies are showing that prolonged fasting can repair even a chemotherapy ravaged system and literally develop a new immune system - much better even than the expensive Big Pharma version of stem cell transplanting therapies.
07/09/14 The cosmetics company L’Oréal boasted its Génifique products were “clinically proven” to “boost genes’ activity for visibly younger skin in just 7 days.” Well, it was a lie and the FTC has slapped them on the hand for lying. L’oreal consequently agreed to settle the charges of deceptive advertising out of court. Génifique costs about $132 and their Youth Code product runs about $25. Both products came to the market in 2010. Want to know how much L’Oréal was fined and set back financially for bilking Americans out of millions? Nothing. But L’Oréal better walk softly because if they advertise this lie again it might cost them up to $16,000 in fines. Really? But that’s how you punish a corporation for chicanery in the good ole US. Now if it had been you or I selling even one bottle of product with a lie behind it we could be thrown in jail, fined and forced to pay restitution.
07/04/14 If you get a burn, don’t pop the blister! The skin over the blister shields the damaged area from environmental bacteria to keep the wound clean while the liquid underneath it forms a cushion to insulate the injured tissue from bumps and scrapes. The liquid inside the blister is called “serum”, made from interstitial fluid and lymph that oozes in from the surrounding tissue. Lymph contains lymphocytes that help fight infection and the serum is just sterile liquid. If a blister pops on you then you are at a greater risk of infection in the injured tissues. One great way to seal a popped blister (or any small cut or open wound for that matter), is to cover it with egg white and let it dry. Egg whites are devoid of bacteria-feeding iron and contain conalbumin, which suppresses growth of gram-positive bacteria and fungi. Shakespeare wrote of egg whites being used to heal infected wounds.
07/03/14 There is a certain excitement bordering on delirium that goes along with handling fireworks. But last year, eight people died and over 11,000 people were reported injured from firework accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC says that 65% of those injuries happened in the 30-day period before the 4th of July. The main three types of firework injuries that show up at hospital emergency departments come from bottle rockets, firecrackers and sparklers. You’d think that sparklers would be a safe fun thing for the 4th, but sparklers burn at around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit! That can cause third-degree burns with just a touch and catch clothes and other items on fire in mere seconds. Fireworks are basically low-level explosives that can change lives forever with severe burns, lost fingers and blindness, among things. Watch you kiddos, use your noggin and be safe this 4th!
07/02/14 Everywhere you look, you see Round Up weed killer crowding all the shelves and boasting to rid you of all weeds big or small. Round Up is a trademark product of Monsanto - you know, the same company that has gifted us with deadly GMOs, engineered to withstand Round Up. But Roundup has been implicated in many problems in human health and also in agriculture. Not only does Roundup cause cancer and a plethora of other insidious ailments, Round Up also makes soil infertile, crops unproductive, and causes food crops to be devoid of nutrition. But one of the biggest-stupid problems is that spraying it on Roundup resistant crops has brought on a new generation of superweeds that are also Roundup resistant. This means that farmers are back to using the same amount and more of toxic herbicides as before the hell-child Roundup resistant crops were conceived. This is obviously not sound science that Monsanto used but rather just old-fashioned Big Corporation greed.
06/27/14 Petroleum jelly really doesn’t moisturize the skin or actually bring any health benefits beyond being a cheap and toxic lubricant. Oh, it creates an illusion of moisturized and hydrated skin, but what it really does is trap dirt and bacteria while suffocating skin pores. It does temporarily prevent moisture from leaving the skin, but at what cost? The kidneys are burdened with a petroleum cleanup and the skin cells are damaged more than they are helped. Vaseline’s is basically petroleum jelly that is made from oil refining derivatives. Some contaminates found in petroleum jelly are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 1,3-butadiene and ethylene oxide which are carcinogens associated with petroleum jelly’s biggest side effect of breast cancer. Other side effects include dandruff, acne, dryness and irritation of skin and hair, abdominal pain, diarrhea, shortness of breath, coughing and irritation of nose, skin and eyes. Did you know that if you inhale petroleum jelly (from rubbing it in your nose), it can cause lipid pneumonia?
06/26/14 This may be a surprise to some of you but plastic containers labelled "BPA free" may be worse for you than the original BPA was. Big Corporation marketing has been reaping a scientific goldmine by preying on consumer’s newly-founded BPA concerns. All plastics require “plasticizers” to stabilize them for use, of which bisphenol is king. The replacement for bisphenol A is bisphenol S (BPS), and it is just as potent as the original when it comes to altering brain development and causing hyperactive behavior. Both BPA and BPS are endocrine disruptors linked to hormone disorders, such as obesity, reproductive cancers, gender confusion (you heard me) and, most recently, hyperactivity in children born after exposure to these chemicals in the womb. You can’t afford to waste your precious life waiting for new legislation to control this problem. Switch to glass containers as much as possible and NEVER heat any food in or put anything hot into a plastic container.
06/25/14 Want to know what causes skin cancer? The sun doesn’t normally cause skin cancer - however, nutritional deficiencies lower your skins ability to utilize the benefits of the sun and allow harm to come to your skin. Want to know what else causes skin cancer? Tanning beds cause skin cancer. In fact, using indoor tanning beds compounds skin cancer risk by a staggering 59%. In light of this new evidence, the FDA (Future Delays Ahead) has taken a bold step to curb this risk. No, they are not shutting down even one tanning bed outlet - they are requiring salons to place warning stickers on all tanning beds. That’s going to about as helpful as a snooze button on a smoke alarm… Don’t expect the tanning joints to be discouraging clients of any age from tanning either! Flash the cash and you’re in. Teens are the highest at risk for skin cancer from the fake and bake skin warmers with one out of three high school senior girls showing up for regular doses of UVA-induced basal cell carcinoma.
06/20/14 The case for fasting and cancer treatment: A new study out in the journal Cell Press shows that cycles of fasting induces immune system regeneration by shifting stem cells from dormant state to one of self-renewal. Not only this, it also protected against immune system damage with chemotherapy treatment. At first, fasting (for 4 days a time) lowers white blood cell counts but then flips on the regenerative switch to signal stem cells generation for blood and immune system building. As we grow older and the immune system declines, we become more susceptible to disease, like cancer. With fasting cycles we can kill older and damaged immune cells and thereby signal the body to regenerate new ones. The study called this finding “a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system." I call it “old-timey medicine” like great grandma did. She knew the benefits - just not the why-fors and how-comes. Now you know.
06/19/14 How to remove mercury amalgam fillings: For healthy teeth with smaller metal fillings: take 4 tabs of chlorella the day before procedure and daily for at least 2 weeks after; always use a throat dam for filling removal; drill at low speed (about half of normal speed); don’t heat up the filling (will permanently damage the tooth); undercut the filling if possible to bring it out whole (grinding it out vaporizes mercury and imbeds it in the mouth tissues); wear an oxygen nosepiece during procedure (to avoid breathing in airborne mercury particles); rinse thoroughly with bentonite clay immediately following procedure and spit it out; repeat the bentonite swish at least twice more that day; refuse all fluoride treatments; refuse plastic coatings over new composites as they contain feminizing, hormone-disrupting plasticizers. For larger fillings and for fillings that have turned the tooth gray, it is better IMO to extract the tooth and replace the whole tooth with a titanium post implant and porcelain crown. Root canals are a big NO-NO!
06/18/14 Want to know how healthy a horse is? Look at their teeth. The health of your teeth is actually a pretty good indication of your overall nutritional health status. Dental problems can be the first indicator of malnourishment - Not the kind of third-world starvation malnutrition, but a Western world real-life nutritional deficiency. For instance: cavities are more common in pregnant and nursing women, because these women have greater nutritional needs. You see, most people truly believe that teeth naturally decay and eventually fail with age. The myth people believe that teeth need chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and fluoride to be healthy is a lie from the pit of hell. The Western diet is so deficient in vitamins and minerals, riddled with sweeteners and rife with chemicals which impair the utilization of nutrients in the body in the first place that our teeth hardly stand a chance. Teeth are living bones that require a healthy diet to stay healthy - just like the rest of our body.
More Lifestyle Daily Posts Archives 2014
Daily posts on healthy lifestyle
01/12/15 The lymphatic system is made up of glands, lymph nodes, tonsils, the spleen and the thymus gland. Its primary job is to bathe our body’s cells in nutrient dense fluids to feed the cells and also carry cellular refuse away from the tissues to be filtered out by the liver and kidneys. This cellular sewage mostly comes from normal cellular processes but is also fouled with over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, cigarette toxins, environmental pollutants, food additives, pesticides and many other toxins. DR Ann Louise Gittleman estimates that 80% of women have sluggish lymphatic systems. This can cause degenerative conditions, pain disorders and cancer. The problem is that there is no pump in the body to pressurize the lymphatic system to make it flow - well, actually there is: it is the whole body that moves lymphatic fluids around. Breathing, exercise and motion while drinking adequate fluids helps pressurize the lymphatic system. Eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables will supercharge the lymphatic system by providing enzymes and acids that are powerful lymphatic cleansers. Eat them on an empty stomach to maximum lymph-cleansing benefits.
01/05/15 Solid antiperspirants are made with a waxie emollient that are laced with an “active-ingredient” compound to give antiperspirants a magical sweat-blocking power over your sweat glands. Antiperspirants aren’t really magical though as almost all of them pack an aluminum-based compound that works as their super-power ingredient - AKA aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium, tricholorohydrex glycine, aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum hydroxybromide. These bad-boys operate by causing inflammation in your sweat glands until they simply swell shut. Not a good thing! Aluminum-based products are also neurotoxic and cancer causing and are used liberally in many other OTC and prescription medicines - such as certain pain-killers and anti-diarrhea medicines. Toxic aluminum can also be found in vaccines, toothpastes, nasal sprays, dental amalgam fillings, cigarette filters and pesticides. Make informed choices peeps!
11/20/14 Antidepressants, serotonin, itching and pain: The fact is that scratching an itch only makes it worse. When you scratch that itch, it causes the brain to release serotonin - which only intensifies the itch sensation. We actually scratch to cause pain that temporarily masks the itch sensation by sending pain signals through the spinal cord instead of itch signals. The brain then responds to the pain signals by producing serotonin to “help control that pain” but magnifies the itch intensity. Serotonin is a neurochemical that helps regulate growth, aging, bone metabolism, mood while dulling down pain among things. Antidepressants increase serotonin levels to mask depression but they also interfere with both pain and itching signals. Treating symptoms with drugs always causes problems somewhere else. Did you know that Paxil alone has 186 common side-effects including pain and itching?
11/18/14 Triclosan is the ubiquitous antimicrobial found in almost any soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other household items. Did you know that triclosan causes liver toxicity, liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms that are also common to humans? Triclosan is also known to disrupt hormones and impair muscle contractions. The FDA has been scrutinizing triclosan for years with non-response to the myriad of science telling us how bad this poison is to human health. Studies even show traces of triclosan in 97% of human breast milk samples and also showing up in the urine of nearly 75% of people tested. Triclosan is now one of the seven most frequently detected compounds in streams across the United States. Foot-Dragging and Alibis - that’s what “FDA” stands for. Did you know that regular soap without triclosan is just as effective in fighting germs when washing your hands? My advice is to avoid any and all products that have triclosan.
11/10/14 In 1998, Big Tobacco pledged 206 billion smackers in the "Great Tobacco Settlement" to give to all 50 states to use for anti-smoking campaigns and help smokers kick the habit and other tobacco-related stuff. In 2014 alone, states will have collected some $25 billion in revenue from the tobacco settlement money and from tobacco sin taxes. The problem is that they will only spend a meager 1.9% of this boon on anti-smoking programs to prevent new smokers from smoking and help smokers quit. What do they do with the rest? Fill potholes I guess... Never trust a politician with “free” money! The fact is that Big Tobacco spends over $18 to market tobacco products for every $1 the states spend to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco companies spend $1 million dollars every hour of the day to market cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
11/04/14 A whopping one-third of US adults now have hypertension thanks in part to the artificially lowered BP numbers that Big Pharma uses to promote their deadly meds. Let me ask you this: Do BP meds cure high blood pressure? If they did, why would you need to be on them for the rest of your life? Chemical drugs will NEVER cure high blood pressure. In fact, studies now report that BP meds used to treat mild cases of high blood pressure do not reduce heart attacks, strokes, or overall deaths, but rather come with a plethora of nasty “side effects” from loss of libido to sudden pain, urinary infections, asthma symptoms, insomnia, depression, coughing, rashes, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, diarrhea and on and on. How about curing high blood pressure with diet and exercise? CoQ10 taken along with butcher’s broom actually helps the heart regenerate damaged tissue. There is always a natural way to treat high blood pressure if you really care about your health.
10/21/14 Gestational diabetes is becoming a fairly common and growing problem. The latest research out in the journal Diabetologia shows that eating fried food regularly before conception brings an elevated risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes (GDM) is characterized by high blood glucose readings during pregnancy and most especially in the last trimester. GDM can lead to increased birth weight of the child, jaundice, stillbirth and other complications. Diet rocks when it comes to preconception health as well as pregnancy health and the health of the newborn. Love yourself and love your unborn child. Avoid GMOs, processed foods, gluten, fried foods and alcohol starting before conception. Eat plenty of raw veggies and fatty fish. Don’t forget to take your prenatals - including a daily dose of folate as methylfolate. Folic acid is NOT the best thing to take and I never recommend taking it.
10/16/14 Wiggle your toes and tuck them in tight - and don’t let the bed bugs bite! This old bed-time rhyme is still true today… Bugged by the beg bug bites? Chemical insecticides harm you while effectively killing bed bugs ~ so that’s out. A study this week shows that “organic” essential oil based ones like geraniol, rosemary oil, mint oil, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, eugenol, clove oil, or lemongrass oil smell great but don’t work very well unless they are bolstered with sodium laurel sulfate - a hormone/endocrine disruptor ~ so they are out. So, what bites the bed bug back that is totally natural and won’t harm humans? Diatomaceous Earth (DE) bites them back hard and fast. Sprinkle it on the bedding, clothes and carpets; wash clothes and bedding with it; bath with it; heck, you can even eat it! But when it comes in contact with a bug’s exoskeleton it spells doom for them in a hurry. The only caution here is that breathing DE dust can irritate the lungs so shake it out, vacuum it out or wash it out after you use it. Good night, sleep tight!
10/15/15 So, it is close to the end of fruit fly season in Washington State. I was at Walmart yesterday looking at the fruit fly traps and came across this one. Don't rush to buy it before you hear this one out. It says "non-toxic, ready-to-use, fast-acting and PREVENTS FLIES FROM BREEDING & MULTIPLYING". Sounds really great to me - until I read the only active ingredient is Sodium Laurel Sulfate... This is what is supposedly non-toxic and is in soap, shampoo, cosmetics and other things we use daily - but it stops us from breeding and multiplying too! Is this what you want for yourself and your progenies? Methinks not. The chemical industry is enchanted with this hormone disruptor because it also stops bedbugs and other critters from "multiplying". Become informed if you want to live healthy. No one is going to police the markets on your behalf.
10/07/14 Cancer scientists are now aware of an association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that can develop tumors at a later stage. Researchers found that breast implants can cause a subtype of the malignant lymphoma known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). ALCL is found in the lymph nodes, skin, lung, liver and soft tissue, but not often found in the breast. Cases of ALCL in the breast tissues grow in scar tissue around the implant about ten years after the operation. Interestingly, the lymphomas in many cases go away without treatment after removal of the implant and the surrounding tissue. Researchers suspect that immune responses to the implants are the cause of this problem. Here is a novel idea. Consider very carefully the consequences of tampering with the human body. The best cancer treatments begin long before cancer makes its first appearance.
10/03/14 Some 50% of men over 45 experience nocturia - the most common and bothersome urinary tract problem for in men. Nocturia means getting up several times a night to go wee-wee. Nocturia occurrence increases with age mostly due to an enlarged prostate that squeezes the urethra. Other causes can be the overproduction of urine, small bladder capacity and sleep disturbances. The good news is that men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia. One remedy I’ve seen work for many of my people is to take 1 capsule of Betaine HCL with breakfast and lunch. Eating a gluten-free diet also helps avoid both prostate inflammation and bladder irritation. Did you know that rats fed GMOs have a much higher rate of prostate inflammation and cancers?