Posts Tagged ‘Toxins’

Is Salt Good of Bad?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Doctors and dietitians, along with the USDA dietary guidelines, and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend eating a diet low in sodium to prevent hypertension, risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke; most allopathic doctors place their patients on low-salt diets, they have since the 1970′s.

Not all salts are created equal. Many in the “Raw Food” movement (which has some great ideas to offer) shun salt away and even call it a poison. They fail to differentiate the different types of salts, table salt might be thought of as poison (or unhealthy) while other salts that are healthier do exist. Some salts actually increase mortality as I will show below.

Salt is an essential nutrient, unlike sugar, people ate salt for eons. Historically, humans recognized it’s importance enough to use it as currency. Its reputation is found in phrases like “Worth his/her salt,” or “Not worth his/her salt”  since people were often paid in salt. In fact, the word salt is derived from the Latin salarium, or salary. In fact, you could die without salt. Like I said, you need salt, “the right kind of salt”.

Mainstream, table, restaurant, shaker and processed food salts are often mixed with anti-caking agents, many avoid salt all together in order to avoid these added chemicals. Salt takes a large portion of the mainstream American awareness. People think it is an unnecessary additive, and guided by their allopathic doctors and government dietary guidelines they seek products that are salt-free. The situation with salt is very similar to that with fat, most Americans seek fat-free products failing to recognize that not all fat is bad.

Like fat, salt is an essential nutrient to life. The food industry might have transformed most of the salt into an unhealthy form of salt, but this is not to say that salt is bad. This is the case with fat, protein, rice, etc.. Many foods that are very healthy and essential become denatured and poisoned when commercially processed and packaged.

 

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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!

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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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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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Sugar is a Poison “The Bitter Truth” by Robert Lustig Lecture

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011


I highly recommend you watch this, it’s a must watch.

If this video is no longer on youtube email me, I have saved a copy of this for my personal archive.

Autoimmune Disease, Pathogens and Hair Loss

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Pathogens are possibly one of the reasons men and women experience autoimmune diseases and patterned hair loss.

Very few realize how many pathogens we have as humans. Do not confuse pathogens with beneficial bacteria and probiotics. The sicker you are the more complex your hair loss (and health issues) is.

hypomethylation is a major contributor to autoimmune diseases. Read: Methylation and Hair Loss

Watch this interesting video on pathogens:

 

In this video, Amy Proal speaks at the Ljubljana 7th International Congress on Autoimmunity, on May 6, 2010. Her topic is “Metagenomic Symbiosis between Bacterial and Viral Pathogens in Autoimmune Disease.”

Summary of video:
Metagenomic research involves the collective genomes of microbes
Different microbial genomes can combine to cause a pathogenic state
Many new novel microbes have been discovered in the human body (thousands)
A part of the human microbiome project
It is possible that in auto immune disease, the anti bodies are not creating a response to self but to these pathogens Even tissue considered sterile like the amniotic fluid turned out to have 1000s of microbes not known before..
Pathogens exist in blood and inside the cells of the immune system themselves
H pyloric also in blood.
How does chronic disease develop? alter body metabolism and attack the vitamin d receptor.
Viruses and bacteria evolved to survive by slowing activity of vit D receptor!
They slow the body’s defense mechanism, HIV takes over VDR activity, many other pathogens slow VDR activity and other receptors that control immune response.
The Immune system slows after acquiring one pathogen, then it is easier to acquire more and more pathogens
Viral, fungal, bacterial, this is termed “successive infection”
An inflammatory disease state is due to the sum of microbes human accumulates and thus shifts further away from homeostasis.
People develop inflammatory disorders such as ones diagnosed as autoimmune, or the typical aches as in normal aging
The Epstein-barr virus (EBV) linked to celiac, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, crohn’s, schizophrenia, and many other autoimmune disease
A 1 microbe 1 disease approach not viable
Where do we pick up these pathogens? everywhere: father’s sperm, mother, medicine, donated blood, air, even cigarettes
With current autoimmune treatment, the Pathogens remain alive and cause person to become sicker
Amy works at the Autoimmunity research foundation .. They are treating auto immune disease by stimulating the immune system not suppressing it, with success.
This is a paradigm shift

Amy closes by suggesting, in cases of autoimmune disease: “don’t palliate, stimulate”

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it is entirely possible that in autoimmune disease the antibodies are not being produced as antibodies to self but are instead being produced in reaction to these pathogens.

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What’s Wrong with Grains?

Friday, January 7th, 2011

There are issues with eating grains.
I’ve cut down on my consumption of grains.

One of these issues is Mycotoxins.

The other issue is phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors that are found in all grains, nuts and seeds.
Phytic acid combines with iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc in the intestinal tract and thus interferes with the absorption of these substances. Enzyme inhibitors can interfere with digestion.

Heat does not neutralize phytic acid or enzyme inhibitors. For this reason, all grains, nuts and seeds should either be sprouted, soaked in an acidic medium (such as lemon juice or whey), fermented or sour-leavened in order to make them more digestible and nourishing. Many people who are allergic to grains can tolerate them when they are prepared in this way.

Corn is a little different–it must be soaked in a solution of water filtered through dolomite powder in order to free up its vitamin B3 content for human absorption.

140+ Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

The following list was written by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. (visit her very informative website www.nancyappleton.com), the author of the book Lick The Sugar Habit.

In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health

(Just Kidding, it’s 143)

By Nancy Appleton PhD & G.N. Jacobs

Excerpted from Suicide by Sugar

Used with permission

1. Sugar can suppress your immune system.

2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

3. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.

4. Sugar eaten during pregnancy and lactation can influence muscle force production in offspring, which can affect an individual’s ability to exercise.

5. Sugar in soda, when consumed by children, results in the children drinking less milk.

6. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses and return them to fasting levels slower in oral contraceptive users.

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