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.
While curcumin is now being hailed as a very powerful medicine, not all curcumin nor turmeric are the same. Many companies are taking advantage of the consumers who have yet to understand the difference and what story to believe. Here, for example, is a product being shouted out as a favorite from a well-known website host, HAWAIIAN TURMERIC GUMMY BEARS. You are being misled terribly by someone you thought you could trust. Shame on him. The medical research has typically used 1000 mg of super absorption curcumin in clinical studies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. These gummy bears,…• • • • More • • • •
There are numerous occasions where medical authorities or so called experts slam natural products that are touted for the prevention and treatment of cancer, or for that matter any health condition. They claim that the natural products do not work, there is no real science and are not only dangerous but they keep the consumer from seeking proper medical treatment for cancer.
OMG WHAT IS PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT?
In some respect this is true. I am not pointing out any particular natural treatment for cancer nor am I recommending a treatment. My point is to bring up the fact that…• • • • More • • • •
While sugar may not directly cause our modern day diseases, it certainly is a major risk factor for weight gain and obesity, which then in turn may be responsible for many of our diseases. It has been estimated that 30 million adults and several million children have fatty liver disease. For many years, fatty liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver were caused by excessive consumption of alcohol.
We see the same disease in millions of people who do not drink alcohol excessively but is caused by the common acceptance of the consumption of huge quantities of sugar. This form…• • • • More • • • •
The most powerful antioxidant, glutathione, actually is made by our liver to protect our body’s cells. When this powerful antioxidant production is reduced for unknown reasons, the aging process and many diseases, primarily neurological diseases, become more common. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, MS and ALS can reap the benefits of a high level of antioxidant glutathione. Scientists have been looking for a way to produce oral glutathione but without success. There has been great success with glutathione when injected, but it’s very expensive and not convenient. Recently, scientists in Europe developed an oral glutathione that is not denatured by the…• • • • More • • • •
There are many children who are afflicted with autism, ADHD, and ADD. It has been estimated that 25% to 50% of school age children are taking drugs for behavioral modification. Children today are behind the average rate of learning abilities and learning skills. It has been estimated that young adults entering the first year of college have a seventh grade reading skill. Children are not able to concentrate and focus as school age children of 25 to 50 years ago. Why do we have all these brain changing conditions affecting our children today? I believe the majority of these changes…• • • • More • • • •
Food is our best medicine. Really, it is our only medicine for health, vitality and longevity. Drugs are not the answer to our health.
Without drugs, injuries, defects and accidents could be catastrophic. But drugs were not meant to cure diseases that come about because we are lacking vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat. The foods we eat today are far from the food that our ancestors ate 80-100 years ago when many families still lived on the farm and ate the natural food produced on the farm. Today, many family farms have been deserted and huge corporations…• • • • More • • • •
In this current blog, I want to make a point that you and I have as much influence in preventing and curing cancer as the current medically accepted cancer treatments. My message is in no way disrespectful to what physicians are doing today in the treatment of cancer. More than 99 percent of practicing physicians and oncologists are sincere in their interest to help cancer victims find a cure, or help them find the best quality of life possible. HOWEVER, I THINK THAT THEY COULD BE DOING MORE TO HELP THEIR PATIENTS UNDERSTAND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PERSONAL LIFESTYLE CHOICES AND…• • • • 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 • • • •
Cholesterol and saturated fats are not the cause of heart disease and cancer. Cholesterol and saturated fats have never been clinically or scientifically linked to causing heart disease or strokes. Cholesterol is one of our most valuable and primary nutrients to maintain good health. There is no reason to lower cholesterol. There are no benefits in terms of saving lives or extending the longevity of Americans. Do statin drugs work? Absolutely. They work to drive cholesterol down but there is no health benefit, only additional harm due to the fact that without cholesterol we can’t make testosterone, estrogen, vitamin D,…• • • • More • • • •
How Diet Causes and Treats Disease, and Why Drug, Food Companies, and Doctors Don’t Want You To Know the Truth
I am not a doctor nor do I hold any medical degree. So, what I am about to share with you is my personal experience and opinion as to what I have discovered that works for me after studying nutrition for over 45 years.
During my early years, I eventually grew into a very troubled and unhealthy young teen weighing 50-60 pounds overweight at 5 foot 7 inches and experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and depression. During my grade school years I was a terrible child and, had there been drugs for ADD and ADHD at the time, I would…• • • • More • • • •
Strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability—and one in four strokes happen to someone who has already had a stroke previously—so you’re right to be concerned. The majority of strokes happen when a blood clot blocks blood flow in the brain, depriving parts of the brain of blood and oxygen. But they can also happen when a blood vessel breaks. The effects of a stroke differ depending on what part of the brain is affected. That’s why stroke victims will often show effects on only one side of the body.
Of course, the first thing you’ll want to do…• • • • More • • • •
Anytime you lose weight without applying some form of weight bearing exercises, you will not only lose your fat weight but 50 percent of muscle too. Running off your weight or just starving to lose weight will cause about 50% of the weight you lose to be muscle. Look at long distant runners. They have little or no muscle. But, the short distant track runners are muscular. When people who have lost weight and regain weight, they will only gain more fat. They will not gain more muscle mass unless they work out with weights to keep firm, that’s why…• • • • More • • • •
If you’ve ever walked down the aisle in a drug store, you’ve probably noticed how many products contain acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
These two pain relievers are some of the most widely used medicines in the U.S. Because they’re so prevalent, you might think they’re perfectly safe. You’d be wrong. Research over the past few years have called their safety into question. Acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen use has been linked to the following adverse effects:
· Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure. In fact, it’s the number one cause of this condition.
· Using ibuprofen can lead to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke even during the first few weeks. Higher doses and longer use increase the risks.
· High dose…• • • • More • • • •
There is news today that meat increases the risk of cancer, which it did not 80 years ago. So now, we have to know why meat causes cancer today and was not a high threat years ago. First of all, is it the quantity of meat consumed versus years ago?
Today, the bigger the steak, the better consumers enjoy it, but it’s certainly not healthier. Americans overeat most everything. Eating is a replacement for sex. Many people enjoy food and overeating more than having sex.
Most restaurants are frequented because of the size of the steaks. Cancer may be…• • • • More • • • •
Over the 4th of July I did nothing but play with my dogs and relaxed in my hot tub and sauna. But in between, I joined the Shark Tank Marathon on cable TV. I am sure this was an old episode but I found it sad and unbelievable that most Americans, including Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank fame and Vice President Biden, think that cancer is caused by an unknown beast that we have to find a way to kill.
In Robert’s case, a vet was trying to make a deal on Shark Tank with one of the shark investors…• • • • More • • • •
In 2014 synthroid was the number one drug prescribed by physicians primarily because the thyroid was malfunctioning at a lower level than required to maintain a healthy metabolism. The number one mineral that the thyroid requires to function at a peak optimal level is iodine. Without iodine, the thyroid can’t produce thyroxine, which is then prescribed by physicians in the way of Synthroid, a synthetic hormone.
The body can produce, when given iodine, its natural production of thyroxine. Thyroxine is produced from iodine and L-tyrosine, an amino acid. Rather than synthroid, the answer may be iodine and L-tyrosine. Iodine experts…• • • • More • • • •
Curcumin, and in particular curcumin BCM-95, which is the most clinically studied form of curcumin based on 26 studies and shown to treat rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, weight loss, cardiovascular disease, and depression can do far more than 14 prescription drugs. Curcumin works on multiple pathways and multiple levels of those pathways all simultaneously due to its multiple molecules provided by nature.
A drug is one molecule and only works on one pathway, which ultimately negatively affects the associated pathways. Drugs can save lives but are ill advised to be used for chronic diseases. Our diet, our lifestyle,…• • • • More • • • •
Drugs can save lives but drugs can’t cure anything, and drugs will always cause side effects, some so serious that other drugs are required to treat those side effects.
Our drug health care in America is the best in the world but it should be reserved for injuries, accidents and major crisis’s. All disease such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, heart disease, all forms if “itis”, arthritis, obesity, and even cancer is caused by inflammation.
The American lifestyle and the American diet is responsible for all of our inflammation. Just a change of diet to eliminate all refined carbohydrates, sugar, and vegetable oils can significantly reduce inflammation. Natural medicines, high quality curcumin, boswellia, and grape seed extract can reduce inflammation as effectively as drugs with no side effects. To…• • • • More • • • •
In most cases, less is best. I see many people running through the neighborhoods and I’m sure if I stopped one to ask why they were running, they would say to get in shape, and they may or may not say to lose weight. Running, jogging or any aerobic exercise is not a healthy practice. Of course these forms of exercise will burn more calories and the person loses weight. However, the weight loss from jogging or running can be up to 30 or 50% muscle loss. As you lose weight, you lose muscle. The more weight you lose the…• • • • More • • • •
Several articles described recent studies that found no value of statin drugs preventing heart attacks or stroke. There was zero evidence that statin drugs are of any preventable value. More recently, they have confirmed that 30% of those who have been prescribed a statin drug suffer severe muscle pain. The article went on to suggest a newer drug to replace the statin drugs that would ensure a reduction in muscle pain but would cost $1,000 to $1,500 a month. I’m wondering if the drug companies did not confirm the pain causing side effects to enable them to sell a more…• • • • More • • • •