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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Green Peas To Control Cholesterol? You Must Be Nuts!

I'd like to share with you this true confession of an 81 year old woman who suffered with her statin medications, and the "crazy" advice from a friend that took her off the statins and vastly improved her cholesterol readings.

She was on statin drugs Lipitor, and later Crestor, for several years. All she got out of the medications were very insignificant improvements on her HDL and LDL readings, and a lot of headaches. [Remember, headache is one of the side effects of statins]

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Prescription Drug Hoax Exposed

In a very recent article I read, authored by a medical doctor, obviously one who has separated paths with mainstream medicine, I was practically floored by his expose on the duplicity of a "prescription drug" hoax perpetrated by Big Pharma and its cohorts on suffering heart patients.

If you, or any of your loved ones, has coronory artery disease and high cholesterol, you should read this as it concerns you, and can save you from unnecessary medical bills.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Alarming Statistics On Physicians' Misbehavior

This is interesting, and I think it is worth sharing with everyone since it concerns us all.

A very recent study published in the British Medical Journal of Quality and Safety revealed very disturbing information on doctor's misbehavior.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Iodine: Answer To "Coming Soon" Hair Syndrome?

If you are one of those who are now in the "coming soon" and "now showing" stages of baldness, here's a ray of hope for you. 

There have been studies done on iodine - yes, that micro-nutrient generally associated with the thyroid glands - and its link to hair health. One of these was the 2001 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology, and Leprology, where iodine was specifically used as treatment for alopecia patients. The encouraging results showed hair regrowths in a number of the test subjects.

Iodine plays a very vital role in our body. It is a key and essential element necessary for the growth and development of all body organs and tissues, and this includes the hair. And one of the most common indicators of iodine deficiency is hair loss. When one is deficient in iodine, his thyroid gland cannot produce the hormones necessary to develop strong and healthy hair, bones, and teeth. So, there is science in the aforementioned Indian study.

It has also been observed that sheeps being raised in iodine-inadequate soils, with its consequent iodine-deficient plant growths, produce poor quality wools.

For optimum results, the recommendation is to include iodine-rich foods in your regular diet. And taking it together with iron, magnesium, and zinc - the best recognized hair growth minerals - can vastly improved hair health, and may prevent or reverse hair loss. 

Our most common source of iodine is iodized salt, but there are other natural sources of this nutrient. Help yourself with the short list below:

Seafoods - cod, tuna, haddock, shrimp, all shellfish

Seaweeds - kelp [available in supplements]

Vegetables - lima beans, Swiss chards, spinach, turnip greens, summer squash, garlic

Fruits - strawberries have the highest iodine concentration among fruits

Dairy Products - cheese, milk, yogurt...primarily due to iodine added in feeds

There is hardly any danger of overdose if iodine is to be sourced from our foods. Caution, however, should be exercised when taking it in supplement form.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GTF Chromium - Could It Wipe Out Diabetes Epidemic?

Perhaps, yes. But this natural ingredient has not been given the necessary attention to prove this claim. And I think you know the reason why. GTF chromium is a natural nutrient, and hence, cannot be patented. Translation - no money in it for Big Pharma and its lackeys in mainstream medicine. Instead, their attention is focused on making drugs that can bring in the billions.

Glucose Tolerance Factor [GTF] is a molecule primarily composed of trivalent chromium. It has been identified 5 decades ago as an essential nutrient for its role in blood sugar metabolism. According to a research in 1959 done at the National institutes of Health, type II diabetes is due to the lack GTF chromium.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Simple Steps To Reverse Blood Sugar Epidemic

There is a growing epidemic that could reach gigantic proportions never before seen in the history of mankind if all the signs and statistics pointing to it are not immediately and effectively addressed by authorities concerned. This is a serious matter, and it is already upon us! [read: Diabetes Facts Alarming Projection]

This epidemic has something to do with the unabated rise in the incidence of high blood sugar which has been going on for the last 40 to 50 years, spawning dreaded diseases, among them, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and Alzheimer's.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vegan Diet Has Its Downside

Just recently, I came across an item by a well-known doctor whose articles are widely read in the internet. His warning: "the vegan diet will kill you," had me thinking for a moment, but after reading the whole article, I fully understood what he meant.

There is nothing actually in the vegan diet that will kill you. In fact, the rich fibers that come with this diet are a big help in cleaning our guts. And the vitamins and nutrients that we get from it help in fighting and warding off various diseases. [read: What Fruit And Vegetable Color Indicates]

Friday, March 4, 2011

Berry Very Good For Parkinson's Prevention

A new study just came out, this time about Parkinson's Disease, another illness that results from brain dysfunction.

This big study, which involved 49,200 men and 80,300 women, ran for two decades. The findings? Regular berry eaters have 40% lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Researchers found that the results were due to the compounds called flavanoids, particularly one specific class, the anthocyanins, which abound in berries.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stop Blaming Aging For Alzheimer's Disease

Contrary to common belief, chronological age is not the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. This is probably because of published findings indicating that the incidence of the disease doubles every five years in people over 65 years of age.