Archive for the ‘Enzymes’ Category

Food Irradiation Research

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

There is no direct scientific link between food irradiation and hair loss (yet). I avoid all food that has been cold pasteurized (irradiated). We simply do not know enough about the safety. My logic? Unless proven safe, irradiation is not. Food irradiation is being shoved down our throats (similarly to Fluoridation and Pasteurization). For years, food irradiation has been promoted as a simple process that can be used to effectively and significantly reduce food-borne illnesses around the world.

A thorough review of the literature reveals a paucity of adequate research conducted to specifically address health concerns that may directly result from the consumption of irradiated food. Here’s some info so you can learn what the FDA, corporations and their scientists deem good for you (and their wallets).

 

-:: Note: This article serves to archive research and articles written on food irradiation for archival, preservation, dissemination and educational purposes ::-


PDF Document Archive:

Below you see attached PDF documents relating to food irradiation

Top 10 Problems with Irradiated Food (Top10.pdf) – Public Citizen

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Betaine HCl Supplements

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

These are two good Betaine HCL supplements:

1- NOW Foods Betaine HCl  120 Caps

iHerb: Now Foods, Betaine HCI, 648 mg, 120 Capsules

Swansons https://www.swansonvitamins.com/NWF286/ItemDetail?n=0

# Digestive Enzyme

# With 150 mg of Pepsin

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NOW Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin is formulated for maximum potency. It combines Betaine Hydrochloride (naturally occurring in beets) with Pepsin that is standardized to National Formulary requirements. This blend is encapsulated for quick delivery and is a great complement to any dietary regime. Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

2- Solaray High Potency HCL w/Pepsin 250 Caps

iHerb: Solaray, HCL with Pepsin, 650 mg, 250 Capsules

Swansons: https://www.swansonvitamins.com/SLR199/ItemDetail?n=0

Solaray HCl with Pepsin contains 650 mg of Betaine HCl and 162 mg of pepsin per capsule. Take one or more capsules during each meal. Do NOT take this product when your meal consists ONLY of salad or fruit.

What Milk to Consume

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

This is a very common question, most would consider organic milk sold in stores as healthy milk. You should know that “organic milk” really means almost nothing special, it may mean there are no antibiotics or hormones in the milk but it does not mean the milk is good. Why? because it is heavily processed and it still comes from cows that did not eat grass and ones likely confined indoors.

Milk that has been pasteurized, homogenized, reinforced, heated, skimmed is simply adulterated milk that should be avoided. Adulterated milk (modern day every day milk) has been shown in studies to be linked to acne and hair loss. Milk, especially cow milk that has been adulterated causes scalp itching, inflammation and with continuous use could cause insulin resistance and a myriad of diseases related with that. Many people are lactose intolerant as well.

Raw milk from older breeds like the Jersey or the African (A2 cows) contain the amino acid proline in the beta-casein protein while in the younger breeds like the Holsteins (A1 cows) the proline amino acid has mutated and as a result causes many of the allergic reactions in people.

This is important because beta-casein also contains an amino acid called BCM-7, which is a powerful opiate linked to negative health effects. The proline that exists in A2 cows has a strong bond to BCM-7, which helps keep it out of the cows’ milk. The histidine in the newer A1 cows, however, has a weak hold on BCM-7, which allows it to get into the milk, and also into the people who drink the milk. The theory goes that by drinking milk from A1 cows, which are the predominant cows used for dairy products in the United States, you’re exposed to BCM-7 and BCM-7 has been linked to:

  • Neurological impairment, including autistic and schizophrenic changes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • An impaired immune response
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Heart disease…

Read more on this at “The Bovine – In response to Mercola’s Article on Raw Milk: http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/mercola-advocates-raw-milk-discusses-a1-a2-beta-casein-in-connection-with-autism-diabetes-heart-disease-etc/

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All About Biotin

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Biotin Is Used Because It:

  • Supports healthy skin through proper fat production
  • Supports making efficient use of sugar (required to turn sugar into energy)
  • Maintains an energy supply in nerve cells
  • Promotes normal immunity
  • Supports the nervous system
  • Supports cell growth
  • Supports energy production
  • Supports the production of fatty acids
  • Supports the metabolism of fats and amino acids
  • Supports maintaining a steady blood sugar level
  • Supports Nails, Hair and Skin (scalp)

All About Biotin

Biotin or Vitamin B7 (originally known as vitamin H) is one of the components of the B complex of vitamins. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. Biotin was discovered thanks to late 1930s and early 1940s research when chicks that were fed diets high in raw egg whites consistently developed skin rashes and lost the hair around their eyes. When egg yolk was added to the chicks’ diet, these symptoms disappeared!

In its active form, biotin is attached at the active site of four very important enzymes known as carboxylases. Biotin is required to turn sugar into energy. It is also part of the pathway for synthesizing fat in the body because it enables the function of the enzyme acetyl Co-A carboxylase, which builds fat molecules, and fat is an important component in the walls of every cell.

Biotin is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and

amino acids. Biotin plays an important role in the citric acid cycle, which is the process by which biochemical energy is generated during aerobic respiration.

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