There sure is a lot of disinformation out there about hypothyroidism and cruciferous vegetables. The hype is that if you are on thyroid meds you should avoid all cruciferous vegetables. Well, partially true… The whole truth is that if you are iodine deficient you will be hypothyroid AND cruciferous vegetables will make iodine deficient hypothyroidism worse. The truth is that if you are hypothyroid you more likely than not need iodine/iodide desperately. Take iodine and iodide until you are no longer deficient and then you can eat all the healthy cruciferous vegetables you want – AND I seriously doubt you will be hypo-thyroid any more. It’s all about treating the causes of the symptoms of hypothyroid rather than drugging the symptoms. Did you know that in 19 years as a nutritionist I have never seen a cancer case that had a normal thyroid?
Treat the causes and the symptoms go away.
Marijuana has many medicinal qualities but too much marijuana smoking has a major negative effect on the brain, causing cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ. According to the American Psychological Association, toking the whacky weed at least once a week brings neurocognitive damage. This is especially harmful for young people seeing as the number high school kids smoking today has nearly tripled in the last twenty years. Young people becoming addicted to marijuana can suffer significant changes in their brain structure and lose an average of six IQ points by adulthood. There is also a correlation between frequent smoking of high potency THC marijuana and increasing trouble with depression, anxiety and psychosis. Just a little something to think about…
Everything in moderation – including moderation
Are taking a PABA supplement this summer? PABA is Para-AminoBenzioic Acid – what the body uses to pigment for healthy skin and for natural defense against sunburn. Our SAD (Standard American Diet) diets make most people, including children, deficient in the amino acid PABA. If you sunburn easily and rely on the toxic sunscreen slathers, you may be low on PABA. PABA is a natural skin cancer deterrent and antioxidant that fights free radicals to protect against oxidative damage to cell structures. Why are we warned about PABA in lotions? Because suntan lotions and other skin products use the toxic, carcinogenic chemical version of PABA. PABA is also great for is stimulating the growth of blood cells, keeping glands and intestines working smoothly and for reversing baldness and gray hair. Going to the beach this summer? Load up with 2,000mg a day of PABA for one week before intense outdoor sun and then cut back to 500mg a day after that. PABA will help build your sun tolerance and is not an instant fool-proof sun shield so use your noggin and always come out of the sun before you toast your skin.
The sun is our friend!
A good old-fashioned cup of coffee is becoming harder and harder to find and most people don’t even know it! Unscrupulous coffee producers cut their coffee goods with – well, stuff – to fool the consumer and increase profits of course. Coffee harvests have been hurt by droughts and crop diseases, driving up prices and bringing surprise ingredients hiding in coffee because of this increasing coffee shortages. “Fillers” sometimes used range from bark to dirt, GMO corn and soybeans, glutenous barley and wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, acai seed, brown sugar and starch syrup. Once these non-coffee bean items are roasted and ground along with the coffee bean it becomes nearly impossible to tell that they are there without a science lab. What’s worse, a recent study predicts that 70% percent of the world’s coffee supply could falter by 2080. This year alone, Brazil’s coffee production has dropped by over 10%. Me? I buy whole organic beans and grind them myself.
I wonder if his name is Joe?
Posted in Food and Nutrition
Tagged coffee, coffee beans, coffee shortage, counterfeit coffee, cup of joe, gluten free coffee, gluten in coffee, gmos, gmos in coffee, grind your own coffee, soybeans
You remember that shocking Séralini study out of the University of Caen last year? You know, the one where rats fed Monsanto‘s NK603 corn or exposed to Roundup herbicide in drinking water died earlier and had higher rates of tumors and organ damage than non-GMO fed rats? Well, this remarkable study has come under an all-out attack from the money-bags corporations who are losing bug bucks because of it. The study opponents are shouting that the experiment did not use enough rats and should therefore be shredded for- well, rat litter paper… The opponents further try to discredit the study by saying that the industry standard Sprague Dawley lab rats used in the study develop tumors anyhow if allowed to live long enough – ignoring the obvious fact that non-GMO control groups of rats still had much less cancer, lived longer and generally fared in better health overall. The opponents say all this while shoving their crappy 90 day studies (which were less thorough) at us to say “GMOs are safe”. The chief editor of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology offered for Séralini and his team to voluntarily retract the study – which they refused to do. Sounds like a case of Snot Stew to me but I’m siding with Séralini on this one.
We humans are the real lab rats…
Yet another study has been cranked out in JAMA Pediatrics showing that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy ups the risk of ADHD by up to 40%. Of course, the more mommy takes the higher the risk. Acetaminophen crosses the placental barrier and affects fetal brain development by interfering with maternal hormones and also by causing fetal neurotoxicity. This study was actually generous towards Tylenol and other acetaminophen products as a study published last year showed how women taking acetaminophen during pregnancy increased the risk of their children having serious behavior problems by age 3 by a whopping 70%. Manufacturers shout “no way Jose” and blame the flu for causing these brain development problems. Well, the flu has been around for centuries and acetaminophen hasn’t. ADHD used to be unheard of and rates are skyrocketing in the last few decades while Tylenol sales are flourishing. The only way Tylenol is a miracle drug is in the sense that it is a miracle the FDA (Fostering Drug Addicts) hasn’t risen to protect the masses and banned it yet.
Here is a whole thought for you – just don’t take any of this junk!
Every cell in the body requires the trace mineral iodine for healthy function. Even thyroid hormones are put together with iodine plus the amino acid tyrosine. Thyroid hormones set metabolic rates in the body and are needed for cellular activities – including cell division. Iodine, fluoride, chlorine and bromine are called halogens and share the same “key slot” pathway that iodine uses to enter the cell. But fluoride, chlorine and bromine get stuck and block this key slot entry point to prevent iodine from entering the cell, causing cellular dysfunction. This is why you can test for plenty of thyroid hormones in the blood but still have all the symptoms of a thyroid deficiency. Excess fluoride and chlorine come mainly from our water treatment systems and dentifrices. Bromine is found in baked goods and breads. The more you take in fluoride, chlorine and bromine, the more these plug up your cellular pathways and the more hypothyroid you become. Taking supplemental iodine/iodide will cause osmotic pressure to push the fluoride, chlorine and bromine out of the cell key slots so iodine can once again do its job. If you take too much iodine/iodide to fast then the body has to deal with the extra fluoride, chlorine and bromine that is displaced all at once leading to the false conclusion that you are “allergic” to iodine. 16mg of iodide a day will maintain health but a lot more will be needed to recover lost health. Painting tummies, breasts or parts of limbs with staining iodine (like Povidine iodine) is another great way to boost iodine levels. Iodine stains should last 24hrs if you have optimal levels in your body.
Your body takes what it needs through the skin when you paint with it.
Plasticizing chemicals are found in everyday food storage containers, food can liners, bags and even on store receipts and paper money. Exposure to these chemicals causes breast cancer cells to grow faster. Duke University found that this exposure not only contributes to breast cancer cell progression, but also diminishes chemotherapy efficacy. Plasticizers can even render common breast cancer cells completely treatment resistant – regardless of whether the cancer is estrogen receptor positive or negative. People avoiding all plastics for a month or more still had small levels of plasticizing chemicals in their urine from contact within 48 hours because this stuff is so ubiquitous in the environment today. Interestingly, plasticizers are also common in the very IV bags and tubing used to deliver chemotherapy drugs that are supposed to “fight” cancer. Does anyone else see the conundrum here? We switched to glass containers in our home while avoiding canned goods and other plasticizers sources like the plague. Should you?
Just what have we done to ourselves?
At the rate we are headed we will have over 80 million people suffering from dementia by the year 2040 – driving up health care costs and burdening families ~ Pitt School of Medicine.
We have to change our diets, lifestyles and inordinate love for medical drugs to stop this runaway train.
The whole vaccine issue has sparked a veritable war of hate on both sides of the issue. Angry pro-vaxxers sometimes insist that mercury found in vaccines is completely safe even though many studies and legitimate vaccine injury claims show otherwise. Sometimes there are pronouncements made by pro-vaccination side that mercury is no longer being added to vaccines – which is true only in part. “No mercury added” doesn’t make vaccines mercury-free as mercury is still used in process for a lot of vaccines – just no extra mercury is added to some of them. Meanwhile, preggos, infants, children, elderly, pedestrians and grocery shoppers are all encouraged to or even badgered into to lining up for mercury-toxic vaccinations. Government agencies shout out how toxic mercury is – that is, when it comes from other sources, but we are found to let our brains fall out of our heads when it comes to the sacred cow of vaccinations.
A veritable bouquet of toxins
Do you like your fish baked, broiled or fried? Baked and broiled fish contain higher levels of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than fried fish because the fatty acids are more often damaged by the high heat of frying. A recent study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that people who have diets that include baked or broiled – but not fried – fish have larger brain regions associated with memory and cognition. Simply eating baked or broiled fish once a week brought up to 14% greater grey matter brain volumes in the areas of the brain responsible for cognition. The strange part of this study is that they found no relationship between the circulating blood levels of omega-3 and better brain health. The study conclusion was that eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week is just plain good for the brain. Bottom line: your diet today contributes to your brain health later in life.
Catch of the day is fish!
Palm oil shows up in about half of everyday goods. Truth be told, palm oil is a saturated fat – wrongfully condemned by scientists of yore who have since condemned saturated fat because of a study hypothesis from long ago. A 2010 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that there wasn’t even a link between saturated fat for either heart disease or stroke. In 2006, the Women’s Health Initiative discovered that eating less saturated fat hasn’t lowered rates of heart disease or stroke. The key is to pay attention to where those saturated fats come from and what they are found in. Palmitic acid found in palm oil, butter, and eggs and myristic acid found in cheese, milk, butter, and beef raise both LDL and HDL cholesterol, canceling each other out. Stearic acid in foods like chocolate and beef doesn’t even raise LDL at all and lauric acid found in coconut oil is deemed a superfood. The real culprits are in the crap diet foods, bagels, pizzas, factory eggs and other processed foods that contain saturated fats and trans fats.
It’s all about the processed food.
Posted in Food and Nutrition, Health News
Tagged cholesterol, coconut oil, hdl, heart disease, ldl, Palm oil, palmitic acid, processed food, saturated fat, stroke, trans fat
You may be a bit surprised to learn that the biggest mineral deficiency in the US is brought on by a lack of magnesium in the diet. Magnesium deficiency usually starts off with little aches and pains and a rundown feeling but soon escalates into leg cramps, foot pain, and muscle twitches. But then it develops into high blood pressure, anxiety, asthma, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, blood sugar imbalances, heart dysrhythmia, chest pains, kidney stones, CANCER and many other symptoms. Only take magnesium citrate, gluconate, chelate or malate by mouth. For PTSD take magnesium threonate (notice all the suffixes of “ate”). Never, ever take magnesium oxide internally as it neutralizes stomach acid, inhibits magnesium absorption and is a bowel irritant that can burn the lining of the intestines. A normal dose of magnesium is 500mg a day for an adult and 20mg per kg for a child.
Something this simple can be that big of a problem!
Every year a whopping 200,000 women develop breast cancer in the US. In light of this fact, yet another study published in the journal Stem Cells shows how cancer radiation treatments turned less malignant breast cancer cells into the more malignant induced breast cancer stem cells. The whole reason that chemotherapy radiation treatments seldom work on breast cancer cases is that cancer stems cells are especially resistant to these treatments. Chemotherapy radiation treatments “wake the dragon” to turn less harmful cancer into a virulent, invasive and uncontrollable disease. Now compare these facts to this: Natural treatments for breast cancer do not cause renegade cancer cells! Treatments for cancer using IV vitamin C, Gerson therapy, raw and vegan diets, enzyme therapy and supplements and herbs like selenium, turmeric and black cohosh and other non-invasive treatments are simple solutions that can bring up to 90% remission of cancer! And these treatments won’t cause your hair to fall out, skin to burn, mouth and gut to become inflamed, fatigue, anemia, lymphedema, extreme nausea or poisoned death.
Kehr, R. (2011). Cancer Tutor Cancer Options: The Surprising Power of Mother Nature! http://cancertutor.com
Almost half of all people today will come down with cancer sooner or later…
Posted in Cancer, Lifestyle
Tagged breast cancer, cancer chemotherapy, cancer remission, cancer stem cells, chemo side effects, coffee enemas, gerson, lymphedema, malignant cancer, natural cancer treatment, radiation treatments
Phosphatidylserine is an integral part of the cell membranes and is largely responsible for intracellular communication. Phosphatidylserine makes up close to 10% of the lipid content in the cell membrane of neurons. Phosphatidylserine supplements are commonly known as “brain boosters”; “memory enhancers” and as “stress busters”. Phosphatidylserine helps lower cortisol levels that are elevated by stress and/or heavy workouts. For ADHD, phosphatidylserine combined with omega-3 fatty acids can also bring a significant reduction in hyperactive/impulsive behavior. The very best phosphatidylserine comes from cows’ brains but a vast majority of phosphatidylserine supplements today are derived from the much inferior GMO soy – making them a lot less effective. For best results, always take phosphatidylserine in combination with a quality omega-3 fatty acid.
Stress relief and so much more
Posted in Health News, Vitamins and supplements
Tagged brain boost, cell communications, cortisol, gom soy, hyperactivity, impulsivity, memory, memory enhance, neurons, omega 3, Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylserine supplement, soy, stress, stress buster
A recent UCLA study covers how breast cancer radiation treatments promote malignancy in cancer cells instead of supposedly eradicating them. Radiation therapy was shown to induce breast cancer cells to form even more tumors while causing malignancy in radiation treated breast cells at a whopping 30 times more compared to untreated tissues and cells. The red herring that suckers most women into this deadly mis-step is that radiation treatments actually do temporarily send tumors into regression. But then, the Pied Piper comes back for his payment… Soon after radiation treatment, the ratio of highly malignant cells to benign cells begins to spiral out of control leading to a treatment-induced death. UCLA further reports that radiation treatment transforms cancer cells into treatment-resistant breast cancer stem cells, even as it kills half of all tumor cells. Even though this is recent news, it is also just old news warmed over – but this news hasn’t slowed down the usage of worthless radiation treatments. Must be the money…
This will steal your money and kill you dead – but it’s legal…