GABA firo calming

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete Human Growth Hormone (HGH) leading to weight loss and an increase in muscle tissue. GABA helps make endorphins for that sense of well-being after a good physical workout. GABA deficiencies cause: carbohydrate cravings, trembling, twitching, hyperventilation, flushing, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, cold or clammy hands, paresthesia, chest pain or discomfort, restlessness, blurred vision, abnormal sense of smell, abnormal odors, lump in throat, butterflies in stomach, unusual allergies, anxiety, hypertension, cystitis, gastrointestinal disorders, tinnitus, and PMS. Interestingly, GABA reduces depression and anxiety and helps normalize cortisol levels best when taken with a probiotic.

Need a chill pill? Pop a GABA.

Need a chill pill? Pop a GABA.

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High fructose Easter

Read the ingredient label before you plop the Easter candy on the checkout belt. Watch out for high fructose corn syrup as it is often the first and main ingredient. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is some 10X sweeter than sugar, is only metabolized in the liver and causes one heck of a toxic burden on the body. As if your liver didn’t have enough to do trying to rid you of chemicals and poisons that hit it daily… So, the liver tucks the HFCS away in fat until it can get around to processing it someday. Another problem with HFCS is that it is made with GMO corn that is engineered to destroy the guts of bugs that eat it – or the humans that eat it also – just a little slower. Finally, some manufacturers use mercury (yes, mercury) to process the corn to make it give up the fructose. Some of this mercury is “lost in process” and ends up – wait for it… – in your liver.

You don't want a piece of this bad bunny!

You don’t want a piece of this bad bunny!

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Erectile dysfunction junction

The only way to reverse sexual dysfunction in men is by focusing on lifestyle factors. Medication only treats the symptoms and will never solve the cause of the problem – in fact, using medication generates a false-expectation of performance that hinders natural performance, even after the cause of dysfunction is resolved. A recent paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the inability for some men to perform sexually can be due to a range of health problems, some debilitating and/or potentially fatal. In fact, the cause of manly dysfunction is typically physical conditions rather than psychological ones. Erectile dysfunction is often a marker of underlying cardiovascular disease that occurs long before heart conditions become apparent. Other major causes of failure to launch are: being overweight or obese, excess alcohol intake, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, sleeping difficulties, obstructive sleep apnea, and age factors.

Dude, who stole my sex drive?

Dude, who stole my sex drive?

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Dandelion: friend or foe

The weed – er, I mean herb - dandelion is both a diuretic and liver-detoxifyier. Dandelion tea is very helpful to detoxify the liver while you sleep. Dandelion root extract can actually reduce alcohol-related liver damage. Dandelion root can be used to detoxify the body, relieve constipation, sooth upset tummies, shed water weight and for many other health benefits including cancer treatment. Dandelion root is also well-known in Korean herbal medicine to improve energy levels and general health. Research shows that dandelion root has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective properties and contains high levels of the amino acid kynurenic acid for digestive system support, specifically bile production to move toxins out of the body. Dandelion root supports the body’s natural immune system. Be careful though as dandelion can interact with the drug lithium, certain antibiotics, and other drugs that are broken down in the liver.

Yummie!

Yummie!

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A lesson in sugar:

When you take in sugars, in about 20 minutes or so, blood glucose levels spike as the sugar floods the bloodstream. With this sudden spike in blood glucose comes the pancreas pumping out large amounts of the hormone insulin to help the cells take up the glucose. Some of this glucose is immediately converted to energy but the excess is stored as fat for later use. Insulin works very hard to balance the blood sugar levels and the more sugar you take in, the more insulin your body produces. High levels of insulin are not healthy when extra insulin causes the body’s blood sugar to crash and the body now requires more sugar to balance out the insulin. Chronic exposure to high insulin levels causes cells go numb to insulin – a condition called insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes. In this case, the sugar in your blood has nowhere to go and blood sugar levels sky rocket.

You don't want to ride this roller coaster...

You don’t want to ride this roller coaster…

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Breeding E. Coli in the kitchen

The kitchen is a fertile breeding ground for drug resistant bacteria, such as E. coli – especially after handling raw poultry. The hands, knives, cutting boards and any place of contact with the raw chicken are a source of transmission for these multi-drug resistant bacteria. University researchers checked 298 cutting boards from both hospitals and private households after preparation of raw poultry meat before the boards were cleaned.  6.5% of the hospital cutting boards were contaminated with E. coli and 3.5 percent of the household surfaces were also contaminated. Interestingly, 50% of the hospital kitchen worker’s gloves were contaminated with drug-resistant E. coli. None of the cutting boards used for raw beef, pork, lamb or fish had any rogue bacteria. FYI – plastic cutting boards harbor more bacteria than wooden ones.

This is what happens when you use packaged chicken. Fresh is best!

This is what happens when you use packaged chicken. Fresh is best!

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Eating dirt for health

Would you eat dirt? I would – as long as it is Diatomaceous Earth (DE). DE has a strong negative charge that attracts positively charged pathogens and toxins in your body like various fungi, protozoa, viruses, E-Coli, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, and heavy metals. DE traps these bad guys to carry them out of the body. Just as exciting, DE also works to kill parasites by lacerating the joints of their exoskeletons with its sharp edges. DE is rich in organic silica that benefits many body functions while strengthening bones and joints, restoring osteoporosis, boosting the immune system, fighting Alzheimer’s, preventing premature aging and wrinkling, and restoring damaged artery walls. DE destroys bad fats, helps high cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure, and fights obesity. I take a tablespoon a day for three weeks – twice a year. But you can take it every day if you want. Mixing it with applesauce or yogurt helps it go down. Need a natural pesticide? DE kills scorpions, most ants, lice and any critter with an exoskeleton.

Good old diatoms are great for you!

Good old diatoms are great for you!

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Easter candy woes

If you really love your child, would you poison them? Most people do. When you buy your kiddos cheap and highly superficial Easter candy, you are most likely filling them up with large doses of GMO-High Fructose Corn Syrup. How about all the carcinogenic food colors that not only cause cancer but also cause neurological problems? Just watch what happens 20 minutes after your kiddo slams down some gluten-laden, GMO soy-saturated, chemically flavored candy eggs and tell me that it doesn’t directly affect their behavior. Then watch out at school on Monday! If you really love your child you will become informed as to the dangers of regular candy. Smart parents will buy their children toys instead of candy, or at least some organic eggs, GMO-free, all-natural candies and/or nuts – and then limit how much the child eats. That’s what we do.

Not even a nice thing to do to a child.

Not even a nice thing to do to a child.

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Oil pulling for healthy teeth and gums

Oil pulling can help your teeth and gums be healthy and even recover from disease. Commercial mouthwashes contain fluoride, alcohol, artificial flavors, chemical sweeteners and many other harmful additives that poison your body. Not so with oil pulling! Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years and can freshen the breath, prevent plaque and heal gingivitis. Oil pulling helps whiten the teeth, treat headaches and migraines, clears some acne cases, lessens asthma symptoms, and can even help diabetes. Taking just 5 minutes a day to swish some grape seed oil, sesame oil or coconut oil will literally wash away mouth bacteria while preventing gum inflammation. Bad bacteria residing in the mouth and gums affects overall health and have been implicated in a range of diseases from heart attack and dementia. Swish for 5 minutes minimum and then spit and brush your teeth.

Swish but don't swallow!

Swish but don’t swallow!

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Death by Ritalin

Using Ritalin leads to a plethora of side effects including: increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, higher body temperature, lowered alertness and suppressed appetite. Think taking Ritalin is a cake-walk? Try these additional side effects: cancer, increased suicidal thoughts and suicidal behavior, seizure disorder, angina, Tourette syndrome, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, hallucinations, liver failure, extreme personality changes, a 7X increase in sudden death and more way too much more. According to the CDC, 20% of high school students in the US have taken Ritalin or a similar prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. Most of the kids who take these drugs without a prescription get them from family members and friends. I personally think that Ritalin and related drugs are a huge mistake in the first place.

Don't let this happen to your child...

Don’t let this happen to your child…

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Have you noticed food prices lately?

There is a new looming crisis at hand – soaring food prices! Food prices have jumped almost 20% since December of 2013 – a mere 5 months. And, the experts are saying that it will probably get worse before it gets better – if it ever does get better. This blows the doors off of the dire USDA prediction of a whopping 3% rise in food prices for 2014. Food prices went up, but did your income increase at all? In the midst of glowing economic growth reports and fluffy unemployment numbers, did anyone factor in runaway inflation? A few reasons for this exorbitant rise in food prices are that California produces the most vegetables in the good old US of A and is going through the worst drought in its history, fuel prices are on the rise again – plus – the grand-total US cattle herd is also the smallest it has been since 1951. Time for some good old urban chickens and planter-box veggie gardens if you ask me.

You can't eat gold but it might help feed you these days...

You can’t eat gold but it might help feed you these days…

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Flu or norovirus?

The common flu often gets the rap that norovirus should. Norovirus is the “winter vomiting disease” first described by a pediatrician in 1929. Noroviruses are not the flu though many people call it the flu without knowing the difference. Norovirus is actually viral gastroenteritis, sometimes called food poisoning because it can spread in the food-service industry due to unwashed hands. What the norovirus infection actually does is cause gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. The flu (influenza) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. The typical characteristics of the norovirus are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea whereas the flu includes body aches, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose. Flu victims can also experience nausea, but the norovirus does not present any symptoms outside of the stomach and intestines.

Norovirus is the "vomit zone".

Norovirus is the “vomit zone”.

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How to take your tryptophan

 Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, which induces sleep and tranquility in the brain. Supplementing with tryptophan is a safe and cost-effective treatment for nervousness, insomnia, stress, depression and medically for Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome. The symptoms of a tryptophan shortage include nervousness, anxiety, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and excessive appetite. According to medical research, tryptophan is the amino acid most commonly deficient in our diet that is also the precursor to serotonin. Tryptophan dosage typically starts low and work up to the ideal dosage. Start with 500 mg and work up to 500 mg per 50-pounds of body weight. Always take tryptophan with a vitamin B-complex for optimal absorption. Two months of consistent use is required to gain the full benefit of tryptophan.

Tryptophan helps depression naturally

Tryptophan helps depression naturally

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Herd mentality

Last year, 175 people in the US came down with measles. The feds are squealing “epidemic” and blaming anti-vaccers for this near-pandemic, citing failed “herd immunity” as the cause of this. Really? Well over 85% of the measles victims were already vaccinated so why did they contract measles? And since when does 175 people out of over 313 million people become a crisis? 2 out of 5 Americans coming down with cancer – that’s a crisis. A 30% increase in autism in 1 year – that’s an epidemic. Child obesity out if control – now there’s a huge problem. Measles is caused by a vitamin A shortage, poor diets, and  weak immune systems – not by a lack of vaccines. Besides, vaccine “herd immunity” is just a theory from the 1930s (way before measles vaccines) that said that epidemics of measles only occurred when natural immunity levels in the “herd” of children fell below 68%. How that got morphed to 95% of the vaccinated public I have never found out…

Maybe the whole "herd" thing is just a bad hypothesis?

Maybe the whole “herd” thing is just a bad hypothesis?

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Tobacco companies want to ban the smoking bans

Anti-smoking laws for public places and workplaces in both the US and Europe were quickly followed by significant drops in preterm births and child asthma hospitalization. Asthma and preterm births both dropped by 10% within the first year of smoke-free laws coming into effect – low infant birth weight rates also dropped by 5% in the first year of smoking bans. Even still, 40% of children worldwide are exposed to second-hand smoke regularly and only 16% of the world’s population is covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws. Most studies to date have only looked at adult outcomes with smoking bans while children account for over 25% of all smoking-related deaths. It is estimated that over half of all healthy years of life lost due to exposure to second-hand smoke occurs among children. In their own defense, tobacco companies are citing economic harm to restaurants, bars, casinos and related industries as a reason to revoke smoking ban laws. Ummm, really??

Kind of a weak argument wouldn't you say?

Kind of a weak argument wouldn’t you say?

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Cholesterol and cancer

Lowering your cholesterol with drugs raises your cancer risk. Yet another recent study links artificially low LDL levels with an increased risk of developing cancer. In fact, more than 20 studies have been done on the cholesterol/ cancer association – and the overall majority linked cancer with low cholesterol. Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins (such as atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin) also deplete levels of cancer fighting CoQ10 in the body. If your doc has you on a statin drug without requiring CoQ10 also, they are very bad doctors. Besides this, statin drugs also wrecks the sex life, tanks cognitive function, wastes muscles, causes headaches and many more bad things. Don’t believe the shining studies that highlight one “positive effect” or another of a statin drug. Look at the big picture. Besides, why is your cholesterol high in the first place?

Think for yourself

Think for yourself

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Vegetarians live longer – but…

Did you know that a strict vegetarian lifestyle can both save your life and wreck it? When you are ill, a drastic diet change can turn the tides on chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, major depression and almost any other ill. But, a long-term strict vegetarian diet can actually be dangerous – leading to poorer general health, diminished quality of life and both physical and mental problems. On one hand, vegetarians smoke less, drink less alcohol, exercise more, eat less fat, eat more fruits and veggies, get more exercise, have lower BMIs, avoid vaccines more and have higher socioeconomic achievement. On the other hand, vegetarians suffer both heart attacks and cancer at 50% higher rates, have double the allergies, require more medical treatment and suffer significantly more mental health problems then omnivores. Bottom line: correlation is not causation. The average vegetarian lives 6-9 years longer because they have a generally healthier lifestyle than the average omnivore. Something to ponder…

All things in moderation - including moderation.

All things in moderation – including moderation.

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The perfect infant formula

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of the child developing obesity before the age of 20. Critical nutrition during the first two years of life has long-term consequences on health that can persist into adulthood. A study that began in 1984 also clearly shows that higher fat intake at 2 years of age also brings a reduction in fat mass at 20 years of age. Well, breast milk is naturally high in fat with a small proportion of protein. High fat content is prerequisite to meeting a child’s high energy requirements for growth and the rapid development of the brain and central nervous system. Don’t even presume to have a healthier child by feeding low-fat, low-calorie, high protein food products because restricting fats at critical phases of development program the child’s metabolism makes it more likely to become overweight later. Take a lesson from God’s recipe: – breast milk! The perfect formulation for growing infants.

You cannot improve on the original formula.

You cannot improve on the original formula.

Lemon balm – AKA – Melissa officinalis – is well-known as an anxiety-reducing herb that calms the mind and relaxes tension in the body. The relaxing effects of Melissa officinalis helps overcome insomnia and increases drowsiness. Other benefits include wound healing, pain reduction, apatite improvement, and even to treat insect bites and stings. Lemon balm has been in use since before the Middle Ages. Essential oil of Lemon balm can be diffused for an air purifier or for aromatherapy, blended into topical ointments and creams or applied directly to the skin when cut with coconut oil. The dried leaf can be made into tea, added to a poultice for wound and bruise treatment or capsulized for oral consumption. Lemon balm is easy to grow and makes a wonderful cooking herb also.
#lemonbalm #melissaofficinalis #anxiety #relax #insectbite #poultice #woundcare

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Cancer can be caused by a vitamin A deficiency

Want to prevent cancer? Then load up on vitamin A. Vitamin A can actually help turn pre-cancer cells back to normal cells, according to the International Journal of Oncology. But vitamin A does very little to treat full-blown cancer. The key is in prevention of course. Could cancer be a symptom of vitamin A deficiency? Normal cells undergo many changes before they become cancerous or aggressively metastatic, but scientists recently found that vitamin A only helps healthy and precancerous cells. Vitamin A actually helps precancerous cells to change their genetic signature back to normal by modulating the epigenome. Vitamin A is required for health skin and other epithelial cells (like the lining of the gut and the lungs). Even contracting measles has been associated with vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A helps with hair loss. Slow healing cuts and scrapes? Could be you are vitamin A deficient.

Vitamin A: can't survive without it!

Vitamin A: can’t survive without it!

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Polio paralysis by vaccine?

You were never told about the countless people who developed paralysis after being vaccinated against polio. David Bodian, M.D., Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University told the International Poliomyelitis Conference in the year before the polio vaccine was introduced that vaccines “may be causing polio.” The Salk vaccine was introduced in 1955 and by 1956, many states reported sharp increases in polio rates – up to 645% more polio – because of the polio vaccine program. In fact, Idaho and Utah both halted polio vaccines because of the inordinate increase in polio cases and deaths from the vaccines. A Congressional testimony in 1962 said there were sharp increases in polio rates from 1957-1959 and that the Public Health Service had conducted a whitewash to suppress this knowledge. Big Pharma money has effectively rewritten vaccine history and consequent generations have bought into this wholesale.

History is rewritten all the time...

History is rewritten all the time…

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