We all suffer from information overload. It's hard to know who to trust. In this blog, I offer my take on news about health and nutrition. I ask questions, challenge the status quo, and offer you something to think about every week.
Grape seed oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) – component known for their cell-saving properties – have been intensively studied for about 40 years. However, much like curcumin, grape seed OPCs can only be useful if they are absorbed. Many grape seed extracts contain tannins, which have too high of a molecular weight to be truly useful – they are simply too big to be absorbed. That’s why I recommend a tannin-free, high-OPC French grape seed extract. And grape seed extract is not some strange therapeutic ingredient. Grape seed OPCs are on the front line of cancer research. Some of the most exciting…• • • • More • • • •
The top two natural compounds I would suggest as natural treatments for disease are curcumin and grape seed extract. They are an amazing pair, working along two different pathways; fat soluble for curcumin, and water soluble for grape seed extract. And the impact they can make on your health is virtually miraculous. Curcumin in the form of turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been consumed as food for over 5,000 years in India and Asia. Curcumin has been researched as a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory component that could have an effect on 80 to 90 percent of all our diseases. However,…• • • • More • • • •
The origin of most diseases are believed to originate from somewhere outside of us. But in reality, they are a result of our lifestyle choices and the selection of the diet and foods we eat. Americans no longer consume a healthy diet, so we can’t expect to be healthy on our current diet. The Standard American Diet is made up of 70 percent refined grains, grain flour and sugar. And as a result, the majority of Americans suffer from metabolic diseases caused by a lack of nutrients. We will never be healthy until we adopt a healthy diet made up…• • • • More • • • •
The FDA, Big Pharma and your doctor are increasing your risk of dying from the drugs they prescribe.
All drugs are approved by the FDA. All drugs increase the risk of death. An estimated 110,000 people die every year, not from the disease they are being treated for but from the drugs being used to treat the disease. The FDA, Big Pharma and your doctor are increasing your risk of dying from the drugs they prescribe, all in the name of improving your health. Or, is it to improve the profits of the drug companies? Drugs do not promote good health. They were meant to be used to save lives in an emergency, not to instill good health.…• • • • More • • • •
It would be the ultimate trillion dollar winning lottery ticket. We are encouraged to help fund cancer research and to help find a cure for cancer. Cancer is a dreaded disease, one that everyone would like to escape from. What we don’t hear is that cancer, in most cases, is caused by our lifestyle – not by some mysterious unknown force. Cancer is big business. Cancer research and cancer drugs are huge profit making machines. But there will never be a cure for cancer because cancer is many things and is affected by many different metabolic pathways in the body. …• • • • More • • • •
In a recent study of seventy thousand participants taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, researchers discovered that taking aspirin causes more harm than benefit and actually was a threat to life. In people without cardiovascular disease, aspirin offers no additional benefits. And taking it regularly can lead to brain and gastrointestinal bleeding. The risk can be life threatening and far outweighs the potential benefit in terms of prevention. The safer more effective action is to toss the pills out and focus on lifestyle modifications. The researchers concluded the best thing to do is to rely on a healthy lifestyle choices…• • • • More • • • •
I am absolutely convinced and want to make it perfectly clear that many of our so-called diseases such as premature aging and mental diseases like ADD and ADHD, cancer and other diseases are based on bodily malfunctions, specifically from the absence of vital nutrients in the body along with the loss of trace minerals and inability to maintain normal blood sugar levels, and toxins from chemicals and pollutants. The Standard American Diet cannot provide an abundance of nutrients to maintain good health. The American diet provides an abundance of empty calories from refined and processed foods. Most Americans today suffer…• • • • More • • • •
Unfortunately, obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is recognized as a major cause of cancer worldwide. It has been estimated that approximately 20% of all cancer deaths in men and women can be attributed to excess body weight and overeating. Obesity is associated with a variety of cancers such as colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, esophageal, pancreatic, colorectal, as well as gallbladder carcinoma. In addition, a study from 2003 considered that more than 900,000 U.S. adults found that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma are also associated with obesity. As early as the 1940s and 1950s, an association of obesity…• • • • More • • • •
You may have seen the very dramatic ads on TV of people who had an outbreak of shingles and the pain they had to endure. I know you are probably wondering if you should arm yourself with the shingles vaccine.
Yes, of course, I believe these people had a horrible time dealing with the virus and the pain it caused. But, let’s think about the health of their body first. I believe the body and its healthy state are already compromised before a viral outbreak can take place. What kind of lifestyle are these people living? Are they already on…• • • • More • • • •
The immune system in a healthy person is always on alert to attack the virus and protect the body against its attack. Why are some people spared the virus from contracting the virus and others not? I believe it’s the healthiness of the body’s immune system of the person who may be in contact with a person carrying the virus that determines whether or not they will come down with the disease (Measles or Shingles, cold and flu). Are the people braking out with Measles or Shingles already unhealthy? Yes, I believe so. What about the 3 year old child…• • • • More • • • •