DNA is the genetic instruction manual of how to build every cell in our body. Unfortunately, over time our DNA is affected by disease, toxins, and environmental exposure. Thankfully, nature provides us with powerful nutrients to support healthy DNA and protect against diseases like cancer, dementia, and heart disease.
Q. Dear Terry, “I just had my first abnormal pap smear. The doctor said I have mild cervical dysplasia, which does not require any immediate medical treatments. I want to take a proactive approach and prevent the dysplasia from worsening. What natural options are there?” — E.R., Oro Valley, AZ
Q. Dear Terry, “My elderly mother-in-law recently started experiencing acid reflux when she eats. Her appetite has gone down because she’s afraid of the reflux. She is already quite skinny and I don’t think she can afford to lose any more weight. What can she try?” — Leon A., Lubbock, TX
Q. Dear Terry, “My vision is pretty good for my age (I’m in my 70’s), but I’ve been noticing more eye floaters lately. Before these floaters become more of a problem, I would like to address this issue naturally. What do you recommend?” — Ada C., Eugene, OR
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
There is no question that statin drugs can lower your cholesterol, but is that really a good recommendation?
We use cholesterol for a variety of health promoting functions in the body. We make our sex hormones out of cholesterol. It’s no wonder that I talk to so many people who want to know how to increase their libido. I find that most who ask that question to be on statin drugs. Well, you can’t lower the substance that makes the sex hormones and wonder why you can’t perform. The best answer for libido is starting with good animal protein and animal fat such as cream, butter and lard, and you won’t be buying that little blue pill.
While statin drugs lower cholesterol, they also cause major side effects such as neuropathy, many of the “itis” inflammations, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, loss of memory, confusion and loss of cognitive function. Because we have interrupted proper hormone function, statins increase breast cancer in women by 1500%.
Do statin drugs prevent heart disease? Oh, by the way, since the recommendation for the last several decades is to consume low fat foods and take statin drugs, heart disease has doubled since the former recommendations have been implemented. I think the major pharmaceutical companies want everybody on statin drugs as they are now being recommended for children 8 years and older. Don’t teach diet, teach drug therapy.
So, what is a person to do? Well, one of the best natural herbs to balance the proper levels and prevent oxidation of cholesterol is Indian gooseberry. There is no reason whatsoever to lower cholesterol if you have a proper level of good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol. To arbitrarily lower cholesterol when cholesterol is so healthy for a vital body is absolutely unnecessary. The doctors’ recommendation to lower cholesterol without first realizing its benefits would be similar to the mechanic recommending you to lower the intake of gas in your car when you have a defect in the engine.
When taking Indian gooseberry, it will provide you with more benefits than statin drugs and has been clinically proven to provide an excellent benefit of healthy ratios of cholesterol. It has been proven by studies that 500 to 1,000 mg daily of Indian gooseberry over a period of three months will be more successful than statin drugs plus no known side effects.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
The Voice of Faith
Every believer has been given a measure of faith. In order to see the promises of God come to pass in your life, you have to give expression to that faith through the words that you speak. That’s why the Scripture tells us, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong’”—not the opposite, “I am so tired. I am so rundown.” That’s calling in the wrong things. Let the poor say, “I am well off”—not, “I am so in debt.” When you give your faith a voice, when you start speaking the promises of God, the Bible says that He watches over His Word to bring it to pass in your life. The key is that we can’t allow words of defeat or negativity to come out of our mouths. Don’t dig up your seed by speaking against His Word. Instead, water your seed by continuing to declare the Word of God. As you give your faith a voice, you will see God’s promises come to pass.
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We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another name for Opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of the Divine Providence on behalf of the human race. —Emerson
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father in heaven, I humbly come before You giving You my thoughts, my actions and my words. Help me to activate my faith by speaking Your Word daily. May my words and thoughts be pleasing to You always in Jesus’ name. Amen."