Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pesticides

The Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) has reported that a number of pesticides can be associated with things like nerve damage, ADD and autism, cancer, and birth defects.

The following two examples should be avoided:

Atrazine (found in corn sugarcane, and other grains)- This can cause heart damage, muscle spasms, eye and skin irritation, and is considered an endocrine disrupter. It has been banned in most of Europe, but is widely used in the U.S.

Dursban (used on apples, almonds, alfalfa, oranges, corn, and walnuts)- This is a bad substance. The EPA has banned it in most NON-agricultural uses (like flea collars and termite sprays) but continues to allow it on food sources.

Reminder: Always read labels. Know what you are putting in your body. You need to look out for your health because the government agencies sure don't.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pet Nutrition

Many foods are dangerous for your pets (cats and dogs).
We all know about chocolate, but what else will harm your pets?
Avocados, grapes and raisins, onions, Macadamia and walnuts, xylitol, and caffeine should never be given to your pets.


Bonus!!!

Pet Age. The old rule that for every 1 year that a human ages is 7 dog years is not true. Check this out:

Dog.................Human
1 year............16 years
2 years...........24 years
3 years...........30 years
5 years...........40 years
7 years...........50 years
9 years...........60 years
11 years..........70 years
13 years..........80 years
15 years..........90 years

Remember that we all get about the same number of heartbeats in a lifetime!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The New "E"

Yes! There is a new vitamin E that has been discovered.

It is found in the SKIN if the kiwi fruit. Another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables!

Vitamin E helps prevent premature aging, it boosts immunity, reduces the risk of cancer, supports eye health, and improves skin.

It is also an important antioxidant.

So, eat your kiwi skins and stay healthy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Snacking

A 2008 Italian study linked snack foods to childhood obesity. Duh!
USDA research showed that children eating 3 square meals a day has decreased, while their consumption of high-calorie snack foods has gone up in consumption.

Some research also shows that unhealthy snacking lowers academic performance, lowers energy levels, and causes weight gain.

Part of these unhealthy calories comes from "liquid calories". Soft drinks, and the like, can account for 20% of daily intake of calories. This rise in beverage consumption leads to tremendous weight gain and health problems down the road.

Eat to Live, Don't Live to Eat!!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sports Drinks

The Truth about Sports Drinks has been Revealed!

A small study has been done in which teeth were placed in a bath of sports drinks and also in a bath of water. The effects were compared. It was found that sports drinks caused corrosion in the enamel that would result in severe tooth decay if left untreated.

These researchers cut cow's teeth in half and immersed one half in a sports drink and the other half in water. The dental experts compared the result after around 90 minutes. The comparison viewed that the tooth place in the sports drink had clearly visible erosion, compared to the tooth place in water, which had no erosion. What was this erosion? There were visible holes forming in the enamel of the sports drink immersed tooth.

Another odd finding came out of this study. They found that brushing teeth immediately after tooth contact with sports drinks actually caused more damage. This is because the sports drinks softened the teeth thereby leaving the teeth subject to abrasion while brushing. It was the large amount of citric acid that actually softened the enamel to allow this to occur.

Think twice about the use of sports drinks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chronic Pain Relief - The Natural Way

Boswellia - this is an Ayurvedic remedy that acts as an analgesic, or natural pain reliever. Typically, the dosage is 250mg three times per day between meals.

Bromelain - This is an enzyme found in pineapples. The typical dosage is 250mg three times per day between meals.

Curcumin - This is dreived from the curry spice turmeric. Dosages are usually 250mg three times per day between meals.

White willow bark - This contains salicin, which is a substance that is chemically similar to aspirin. Its dosage is usually 240mg per day.

Make sure to consult your doctor (natural) to find out which dosage is best for you.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Healthy Fats

Yes, there are healthy fats. Here are some:

Saturated Fats - Butter, coconut and palm oils (extra virgin, not refined)

Monounsaturated Fats - Avocados, almond oil, grapeseed oil, extra virgin olive oil.

Polyunsaturated Fats - Chia seed oil, cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, sunflower oil, herring oil, salmon oil, sardine oil.

other natural sources of fats that are good include: omega-3 free range eggs, wild caught fish, seeds, and nuts.

Don't be fooled into thinking that all saturated fats are bad, they aren't.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Acai Berry

The Acai (pronounced ah-saw-ee) berry is getting some notice now. It is one of the world's most complete foods. I contains antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

Some benefits include:
- it contains 3 times the antioxidants as red wine.
- it contains one of the most perfect essential amino acid combinations.
- it contains many natural vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
- it contains natural dietary fiber.

When choosing acai, choose it in liquid form, not tablet.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vitamin C Complex

Always look for "real" vitamin C and try to stay away from synthetic vitamin C.

Real vitamin C contains a complex of nutrients. All of these nutrients work together to give the benefits of vitamin C.

If you supplement with vitamin C, look for a brand that contains acerola cherry powder or alma berries. Supplements that contain only ascorbic acid or ascorbate do not contain the whole vitamin C complex. Once again, it's the complex form that gives the health benefits.

If you don't supplement, try to get the vitamin C complex from natural sources, like donuts and coffee.....ha ha ha....gotcha....just kidding.

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamin C.

No, fruit drinks are not a good source. Once heated or exposed to light, most of that vitamin C that they say is in the drink........isn't.

Be wise about your sources.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Canada's Vitamin D

Praise to Canada.
Canada is recommending and distributing vitamin D to its citizens. Canadian cancer researchers have found that higher doses of vitamin D will cut cancer rates by 50%. In this move, they feel that they can prevent large numbers of cancer cases, thus saving billions in health care costs.

Yes, yes, yes. Prevention is the way to go.

Do you think this would ever happen in the U.S.? No. Health care in the U.S. is seen as a deficiency of pharmaceuticals. The U.S. doesn't want to prevent cancer. There is too much money to be made keeping people on the edge.

Praise to Canada.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yes You Can Eat Apple Seeds



The picture above shows how the nitriloside molecule will destroy cancer cells.

Vitamin B17 (also called Amygdalin or Laetrile) is one of the most controversial substances in cancer research. It is a nitriloside, which occurs naturally in fruit seeds, some berries, flax, millet, and some beans, leaves, grasses and nuts. Discovered in 1882 by I.G. Farbin, and touted as a cure for cancer in 1922 by Dr. Ernst T. Krebs. It has since been discredited by orthodox medicine as “quackery.” This is largely due to the fact that orthodox medicine wants the complete financial market in cancer. Respected researcher Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura was fired after refusing to publish false test results on Laetrile – he stood firm in his belief in it.

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