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Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin Butter Oil and Coconut Ghee

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Green Pasture makes three products that are worth trying. These are popular with the people who like to eat traditional diets..

They are created in the traditional foods method, similar to what Dr Weston Price found the ingenious communities eating in his research.. If you want that X-Factor (vitamin K2) Weston Price talked about go for the Butter Oil, if you want vitamins D3 and A in a traditionally-prepared non-processed fish oil go for the Fermented Cod Liver Oil.. If you love coconut oil checkout the coconut Ghee..

Fermented Cod Liver Oil:
“Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit; fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Might Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard.”

High Vitamin Butter Oil:
“Combines X-Factor™ Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil with Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil to provide our community with a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food.”

Organic Coconut GHEE:
“A perfect blend of non-heated butter wax extract and organic, virgin coconut oil will make this the family favorite for all your cooking, baking and nutritional fat needs. Casein and lactose free”

What is Ghee any way?
Ghee is widely used in Indian cuisine. However, it is mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and is probably Akkadian in origin. In many parts of India and Pakistan, especially in Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal, Orissa and many other states, rice is traditionally prepared or served with ghee (including biryani).

In the Bharuch district of Gujarat, Ghee is served with kichdi, usually an evening meal of yellow rice with curry, a sauce made from yoghurt, cumin seeds, kari leaves, ghee, cornflour, tumeric, garlic and salt. Ghee is also an ingredient as well as used in the preparation of kadhi and used in Indian and Pakistani sweets such as Mysore pak, and different varieties of halva and laddu. Punjabi cuisine prepared in restaurants uses large amounts of ghee. Naan and roti are sometimes brushed with ghee, either during preparation or while serving.

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Colloidal Silver Supplements

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This is a Colloidal Silver (CS) product I’ve used both as mouth spray and topically on hair (helps with itch)

Source Naturals, Wellness, Colloidal Silver Throat Spray, 30 ppm, 2 fl oz (59.14 ml)

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Vitamin A Supplements

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This is the vitamin A supplement I am now using:

iHerb: Now Foods, Vitamin A, 10,000 IU, 100 Softgels

 

Find DMSO

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Some sources for DMSO

http://www.cocoonnutrition.org/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/39/products_id/2080

 

Got The Sugar Blues? Duffy Has Good News!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

I recently completed reading a book titled Sugar Blues by William Duffy, I picked it up at a closeout sale at a Borders bookstore for half price. I like this one, learned a few things from it and have since recommended it to a few friends. I also have largely gone on a sugar-free experiment. I also recommend you read this book, it’s a classic diet book, yet it sounds as if it was written a couple years ago, there might be a few outdated bits and pieces but again, this is a classic worth reading and has a wealth of insight to offer you. I had reduced my sugar intake for a few years, seeking to be “moderate”, this book is actually helping me far “very easily” resist sugar. I am almost sugar free these days. I appreciate the history in this book, you will learn about the history of sugar, and other things like fermenting, sauerkraut and beer. You will learn how sugar was invented, and you will be reminded that unlike salt (so essential people used it as currency in the past) sugar is a relatively new addition to our diet. This book touched me in a positive way, and I feel it will do the same with you. You just might never look at food and eating the same way again! all good positive things!

Well, what else does the book talk about? Duffy makes it clear how he dislikes how sugar is labeled (or not labeled) on products and how it is inaccurate to lump refined sugar with other healthy carbs under the same label name. See, not all carbs are the same, but a food label doesn’t tell you that, nor does it say how much added sugar is in a product. You might be surprised to learn what I learned about brown and raw sugar products, and what they put sugar in (ketchup, mayo, dressing, etc), you’ll read about sugar and the persians, indians, crusades, and even slavery! The book is easy to read as well, well documented and sourced.

Knowing what I know now, it is difficult to allow myself to eat sugar, and I have this book to thank. This books acts as an anti-sugar vaccine or an anti-sugar booster shot. If you crave sugar simply read this book and you will no longer crave it!

Sugar is not a nutrient, it is not empty calories either, it is actually an anti-nutrient, when you eat it you are eating something that takes away vitamins from your body to rid itself of sugar.. thus Duffy defines it as a poison, and I see why.

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Emu Oil vs. DMSO

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

 

When I first heard of Emu oil I was excited about it, as it penetrates skin tissue and could be used a solvent that delivers various topical oils into the scalp. I then found that this oil should be prepared carefully to prevent contamination, it is from the Emu bird, the largest bird in Australia. I have only used topical plant oils so far and ingested plant oils and the other old fashioned cooking oils, butter or lard, and also consumed fish oil, cod liver oil and krill oils.

I’ve never applied a fish or animal oil topically and was uncomfortable with that idea, so I put off purchasing Emu oil.

In my search I came across DMSO. DMSO is Dimethyl sulfoxide, it is an organosulfur compound  with the formula (CH3)2SO.  It is a  colorless liquid, it is an important polar aprotic solvent that dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds and is miscible in a wide range of organic solvents as well as water.It is weakly acidic.

DMSO’s ability to penetrate the skin readily is what interested me, and many other researchers.  DMSO is used as a solvent for chemical reactions involving salts, most notably Finkelstein reactions and other nucleophilic substitutions. It is also extensively used as an extractant in biochemistry and cell biology.

DMSO has a very high boiling point (189 °C; 462 K), this means it evaporates slowly. In labs reactions conducted in DMSO are often diluted with water to precipitate or phase-separate products.

DMSO is something one could add to shampoo (along with many beneficial topicals) and then wash off.

DMSO is used in medicine. Around 1963, a University of Oregon Medical School team, headed by Stanley Jacob, discovered it could penetrate the skin and other membranes without damaging them and could carry other compounds into a biological system.

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About Selenium

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Selenium and Methylselenocysteine

Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is essential for life. It is also a toxic metal when consumed in excess. Selenium is required to activate various key enzymes, including the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase, the metabolic enzyme thioredoxin reductase, and the thyroid-hormone-activating enzyme iodothyronine deiodinase. Food sources of selenium include brazil nuts, yeast, whole grains and seafood. Selenium content of food is dependent on selenium content in the soil and both are highly variable.
Selenium: The Anticancer Mineral

Epidemological studies recognized a connection between cancer incidence and low levels of selenium in the blood as early as 1969. Researchers noted that breast cancer rates were low in areas where selenium levels in the soil and food were high and high in areas where selenium levels were low. The same correlation was found between death rates and selenium levels. Similar correlations were subsequently found in animal studies.
Helps in treatment and prevention of dandruff. Necessary for healthy hair and nails. May also increase the elastic youthfulness of the skin and be helpful in removing age spots. When ingested in the natural algae form of selenomethionine, skin cancer incidence from ultraviolet light may also be reduced.
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element that functions as a component of enzymes involved in antioxidant protection and thyroid hormone metabolism. In several intra- and extra-cellular glutathione peroxidases, iodothyronine 5н-deiodinases, and in thioredoxin reductase, selenium is located at the active centers as the selenoamino acid, selenocysteine (SeCYS). At least two other proteins of unknown function also contain SeCYS. Although SeCYS is an important dietary form, it is not directly incorporated into these specific selenium-proteins; instead, a co-translational process yields tRNA-bound SeCYS. In contrast, selenium as seleno-methionine is incorporated non-specifically into many proteins, as it competes with methionine in general protein synthesis. Therefore, tissues often contain both specific, as well as the nonspecific, selenium-containing proteins when both SeCYS and selenomethionine are consumed, as found in many foods.

IMPORTANCE: A major antioxidant nutrient, protects cell membranes and prevents free radical generation thereby decreasing the risk of cancer and disease of the heart and blood vessels. Medical surveys show that increased selenium intake decreases the risk of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer. Selenium also preserves tissue elasticity; slows down the aging and hardening of tissues through oxidation; helps in the treatment and prevention of dandruff.

Deficiencies: Selenium deprivation reduces activities of the selenium-dependent enzymes. The signs in animals depend upon vitamin E status and appear only when both nutrients are limiting. They vary according to species. For example, selenium- and vitamin E-deficient animals show myopathies of skeletal (e.g., sheep, cow, horse), cardiac (pig) or smooth (dog, cow) muscle; hepatic necrosis (rat, pig); increased capillary permeability (chicken); or pancreatic acinar degeneration (chicken). Characteristic signs of selenium deficiency have not been described in humans, but very low selenium status is a factor in the etiologies of a juvenile cardiomyopathy (Keshan Disease) and a chondrodystrophy (Kashin-Beck Disease) that occur in selenium-deficient regions of China. May result in premature aging, heart disease, dandruff, loose skin.

Diet recommendations: The Recommended Dietary Allowances are in µg/day: 0-0.5 yrs, 10; 0.5-1.0 yrs, 15; 1-6 yrs, 20; 7-10 yrs, 30; males 11-14 yrs, 40; females 11-14 yrs, 45; males and females 15-18 yrs, 50; adult males, 70; adult females, 55; pregnancy, 65; and lactation, 75.

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About Soy

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Soy is currently a controversial topic among vegetarians, most non vegetarians may be unaware of the dangers of soy!

Many ancient Asian cultures consumed soy and boasted about its benefits, it must be healthy, right?

Right and wrong. You must know more about soy before answering this question. Modern soy foods are frequently not prepared in such a way as to neutralize many anti-nutritive qualities. The ancients figured out how to prepare soy to make it eatable and even healthy. We, or own modern food corporations forgot how to make soy foods or chose not to care.

Soybeans contain very high levels of the aforementioned phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, and also contain high levels of phytoestrogens (isoflavones). These substances, far from being the panacea that they are claimed to be, are potent endocrine disruptors and goitrogens–substances which depress the thyroid.

Heat does not neutralize these substances, nor does sprouting in the case of the soybean.

The only way to neutralize all of the difficulties with soybeans and truly unlock their nutritional value is to ferment them by ancient traditional methods into tempeh, miso, natto or traditional soy sauces such as shoyu and tamari.

I have, and I advice you to, refrain from consuming soy in any other form specifically: tofu, texturized (or hydrolyzed) vegetable protein (TVP or HVP), soy protein powder, soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, soy nuts, soy nut butters, soy cooking oil, soy milk and other soy “dairy” products, and imitation soy “meat” products of all kinds.

You should only consume soy in these forms (if prepared the old fashioned way): tempeh, miso, natto or traditional soy sauces such as shoyu and tamari.

Sulforaphane Supplements (BroccoMax)

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Sulforaphane 1% 5mg – BroccoMax Jarrow sgs 30mg sulforaphane glucosinolate
Description

* Standardized Broccoli Seed Extract
* Sulforaphane
* Gluco
* Sinolate
* Stimulates Phase 2 Detoxification
* Promotes Healthy Cell Replication
* Dietary Supplement
* Vegan

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have been associated with antioxidant and cellular protection. BroccoMax contains a standardized concentration of sulforaphane glucosinolate extracted (without solvents) from broccoli seeds. Sulforaphane glucosinolate is metabolized to sulforaphane (isothiocyanate), which is a highly reactive antioxidant. In extensive studies, sulforaphane has been demonstrated to be a potent inducer of phase 2 detoxifying enzymes and protector of DNA. Each capsule of BroccoMax contains 30 mg of sulforaphane glucosinolate, a concentration at least 20 times greater then that found in the full-grown broccoli plant.

  • 30 mg sulforaphane glucosinolate
  • Extracted from broccoli seeds without solvents
  • Antioxidant protection
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli have been associated with antioxidant and cellular protection. BroccoMax contains a standardized concentration of SGS (sulforaphane glucosinolate) extracted without solvents from broccoli seeds. Each capsule contains 30 mg of sulforaphane glucosinolate, concentrated up to 20 times greater than in broccoli.
Get it from Swansons: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/JR050/ItemDetail

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Resveratrol Supplements

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Trans Resveratrol is potent.  I suggest getting a supplement with 99% Trans Res. Such as this one:

Nature’s Answer, Resveratrol Reserve, Cellular Longevity Complex, 5 fl oz (150 ml)

In addition, these seem good: Any of the “ReserveAge Organics” products:

from iHerb:

ReserveAge Organics, Resveratrol, Cellular Age-Defying Tonic, Super Berry Flavor, 5 fl oz (148 ml)

ReserveAge Organics, Resveratrol 500 mg, Cellular Age-Defying Formula, 60 Veggie Caps

ReserveAge Organics, Active Ubiquinol CoQ10, with Resveratrol, 60 Licaps

find more:  http://www.iherb.com/Search?kw=ReserveAge+Organics



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