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.
How much of your life and energy is sapped by anxiety? Do you find your waking moments clouded by a sense of impending disaster, or outright fear—without any obvious cause? Or is it constant, indefinable worry and tension that leaves you on edge? Are you overreacting to minor setbacks and are you easily overwhelmed? If you are, then you are likely dealing with the joy-sapping effects of anxiety. In this article, we are going to look at the harmful impact of excessive anxiety in our lives, and a surprising, clinically studied botanical for anxiety that, in scientific tests, performed as…• • • • More • • • •
If you’ve ever wondered why we’re seeing such an epidemic of diabetes and prediabetes, all you have to do is look at our diets. In a very short time, we have dramatically increased our consumption of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and refined carbohydrates like white flour and white rice.
The Sugar and Insulin Connection. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. It picks up sugars in the bloodstream and carries them into the cells for energy. The more starch you eat, the more insulin your body needs to produce. High-sugar and high-carbohydrate diets put a huge burden on…• • • • More • • • •
I think there is a lot of misinformation about exercise out there.
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Your body needs it every day, yet most people don’t get enough. That’s because iodine is a trace element, meaning it’s present in small amounts in the environment, and nearly impossible to obtain through the Standard American Diet. Some people believe they obtain the benefits of iodine through table salt, but the quality and absorbability of iodized table salt lends little benefit to improved health.
Deficiency from Toxic Exposure
People are also more iodine-deficient these days due to toxins in the environment. Chlorine, fluoride, and bromide—which lower iodine levels in the body by blocking iodine receptors—are increasingly consumed from foods…• • • • More • • • •
Adaptogens are a special group of herbs that do just as their name implies, help us to adapt. By definition, adaptogens must be non-toxic and restore balance to the body by working on all body systems. One of the largest uses today of adaptogens is to promote energy and vitality. Our energy reserves are constantly under attack, and in my opinion, virtually everyone could use more adaptogens in their daily routine.
Rhodiola to the Rescue
Rhodiola is an adaptogen that grows native in tundra-like areas of the world such as Northern Europe and Asia. Perhaps its ability to thrive in…• • • • More • • • •
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 • • • •