Using Mouthwash 3x Daily Increases Cancer Risk, Alternatives Exist

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | comments

Using Mouthwash 3x Daily Increases Cancer Risk, Alternatives Exist

Do you use mouthwash? Chances are, if you do it, it’s for that fresh blast of mint, that burning cold feeling that’s largely caused by alcohol and strange chemicals. Ask most dentists and they’ll tell you that using mouthwash isn’t all that important, and paired with a new study linking it to increased risk of oral cancer, you should have enough information to put the bottle down and consider an alternative.

Researchers with the University of Glasgow Dental School found that people who use mouthwash products more than three times a day have an increased chance of developing mouth and throat cancers.

“I would not advise routine use of mouthwash,” lead researcher and senior lecturer Dr. David Conway said.

Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens, Deputy Director of the BIPS, said: “These results are really important. Up until now, it was not really known if these dental risk factors were independent of the well known risks for mouth and throat cancers – smoking, alcohol and low socioeconomic status.”

Those with dental problems like bleeding gums, dentures, and poor oral health were at the greatest risk. Some of these things are already linked with an increased risk of cancer, so using a mouthwash only seems to amplify the existing dangers.

Using Mouthwash 3x Daily Increases Cancer Risk, Alternatives Exist

The researchers also pointed out that there is a link to excessive use of mouthwash by people hoping to cover the smell of smoke or alcohol. Smoking and alcoholism are also independent risk factors for oral cancer.


Dr Conway said: “I would not advise routine use of mouthwash, full stop. There are occasions and conditions for which a dentist could prescribe a mouthwash – it could be that a patient has a low salivary flow because of a particular condition or medicine they are taking. But for me, all that’s necessary in general is good regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing combined with regular check-ups by a dentist.”

The British Dental Association says the findings of the study are inconclusive.

For people genuinely concerned with oral health, mouthwashes are far from the best solution. Oil pulling, an ancient practice experiencing a surge in popularity, is a natural method of health and dental maintenance.

Using Mouthwash 3x Daily Increases Cancer Risk, Alternatives Exist

A similar study out of Australia in 2009 determined the increased risk associated with mouthwash was because cancer-causing substances were better able to penetrate the tissues of the mouth after rinsing.

As Anthony Gucciardi reported, coconut oil in particular can have profoundly positive effects on dental health when used in oil pulling.

Coconut oil is able to combat cavities, whiten teeth, and destroy candida albicans, a yeast that can lead to life-threatening infections.


WATCH THE VIDEO:


Oil pulling involves swishing with organic coconut oil on a daily basis for 15-20 minutes, or as long as you can. After rinsing with the oil, spit it out as it has drawn bacteria and contaminants from your mouth—things you don’t want to swallow.

Another alternative is brushing with a coconut oil blend. Many people make their own toothpastes out of coconut oil, baking soda, and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. While neither will provide that burning feeling that many have come to associate with “clean”, they will help maintain dental health, and isn’t that the ultimate goal?

SOURCE


The Language of the Body: How Your Body Responds to Your Emotions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | comments

The Language of the Body: How Your Body Responds to Your Emotions

When we go to a doctor we expect to be told what is wrong with us. We receive a diagnosis and then wonder what we will do about it. It's becoming obvious more and more that drugs are not, and never have been the answer to health. So why do we keep taking them at the advice of a doctor who might not have a clue what the side effects are? We have put our lives in the hands of doctors instead of taking back the power that sits within each of us to discover...if only we trust it.

"To me the greatest challenge has been understanding the illusion of all that we perceive as "reality." Someday when all of us reach that Galactic Stage of development and awareness, then perhaps all of us will understand the big illusion. Meanwhile, Mona presents you a path that should be exciting and ultimately help you reach Enlightenment."

The above statement is an endorsement from Norm Shealy, M.D., Ph.D and President of Holos Institutes of Health. It was written for my book "The Sacred Language of the Human Body." Writing this book was a fulfillment to me to be able to share with all of you the most profound reasons why we get sick, why we develop conditions in the body, and what is the actual cause. By knowing this, we are more than capable of reversing it. The phrase, "As Above, So Below" is important to conceive of because the body reflects the "So Below." The "As Above" in life is our mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. They are our thought forms that create who we are. The "So Below" is the bodies way of expressing it.

The Language of the Body: How Your Body Responds to Your Emotions

Recently on the Syfy channel, Stephen Hawking talked about stem cell research and the possibilities of science being able to cure even paralysis in the future. Spinal cord injuries are the hardest to heal, yet researchers are suggesting that stem cell research will prove to be positive as miraculous results in rats have already been observed. Hawking stated there was a danger in this as well. He said stem cells are bionic cells in the body that carry more than we know...even cancer. So his concern is that science needs to work out the bugs before he would feel confident in this whole heartedly.

In the meantime, I have information from the work I've done for over 30 years with energy and reading conditions for individuals as well as groups with certain conditions looking for answers. It's time to move forward in a changing world and learning the benefits you were born with. In my book I have been asked to share certain reasons for particular forms of illness and disease. Again, I prefer the word "condition" over "diagnosis" to avoid labels. Not every condition responds the same to any one cure. That's because based on who you are and your past experiences, a "fall out" of energy that the body has had enough of, will leak into the physical form after a period of time.

Each body area has a language as to what the organs do, the muscles, the nerves, etc. When a condition occurs in the body in a localized area, it's to help us discover what we might need to change in order to keep "homeostasis" in our emotions, mental reasoning, and spiritual living.


I have designed the book to teach you what body parts are for, and which emotion or thought contributes to the condition. Left is the receiver as right is the giver. From there you will be able to identify a cause by going back and being honest with yourself. If you are having difficulties in these areas, here are some examples based on the overall job of the area:

ARMS: What are you carrying...or who?

ARMPITS: Storage unit of what we don't want to see anymore (Emotional)

BACK: Questioning life's relation to support (who supports us,etc.). Confrontation for supporting yourself through love.

BLADDER: Emotional resistance to life.

BREASTS: Nurturing the Self (or lack of)

CALVES: Moving forward. Not dealing with past issues or patterns.

COLON: Not going with the flow of life..emotional resistance to change.

EYES: How do you see life? Is it according to your true self?

FEET: How we walk in this world. In which direction are we walking?

JOINTS: Flexibility or not in your situations and your attachments to them.

HANDS:
Represent holding on or letting go.

HEART: Not listening to our true self through our feelings

HIPS: General support. When they slip out, it generally relates to an imbalance in how you are relating to life. Feeling the lack of love and support.

JOINTS: Flexibility to or in your situations

KIDNEYS: Holding on to angers or resentments. Being pissed off.

KNEES:
Seeing life as unsupported. Inside knee; Community, job, friends. Outside knee; personal issues.

NERVES: Sensitivity towards a situation not acknowledged in the conscious mind.

OVARIES:
Very sensitive past issues about creativity. Guilt.

SINUS:
Confusion. Needing to let go or make decisions on a mental level. (Sinus infections are anger in the situation. Headaches are contributed to not making a decision. Migraines are the daddy of headaches of knowing what decision to make and not making it.)

STOMACH: Carries recognition of digesting life, or not.

SWELLING: Tears unshed

The Language of the Body: How Your Body Responds to Your Emotions

Blockages, such as the effects of our insecure actions, restrict the body's potential for healing. The can include blood, nerve, oxygen, and any forward motion toward a goal. These obviously cause dysfunction and discomfort as well:

ALLERGIES: Blockages in the stomach and intestines. What are we not digesting?

ACHING: Craving love so bad it hurts! (Depending on where the ache is, the language speaks for itself.)

ANXIETY: Fear generated by past experiences not yet released.

ARTHRITIS: Joints determine flexibility. How flexible are we willing to be? Not letting go.

ASTHMA:
Fear from past lives, somewhat acknowledged in this life. Feeling alone, not safe.

BLOOD PRESSURE: What pressures stand in our way to freedom?

BONES: Past lives and memories stored there. Marrow is the meat of our past

BOWELS: The "outcome" of the day. Pressures either building or releasing.

BRONCHITIS: Feeling that you can't change a situation happening that is close to your heart. Inner congestion.

CANCER: This brings up inner upset. Deep hurts unresolved.

CANDIDA: "Can anybody hear me?" Lack of trust. Deep frustrations not recognized

CARPAL TUNNEL:
"Why can't I make this life work?" It's a form of outward frustration relating to the nerves held deep under the armpit. This is also where we keep our deepest secrets so other's can't see them.

COLD HANDS AND FEET:
Not trusting yourself. Believing you may never "live up to..."

COLDS: We simply don't catch colds. Colds are mental confusion. Not sure if you should choose one way or another

FAT: Oversensitivity. Sadness. A need for a way of protection. Where is all this weight coming from? (Can also be holding onto others' or your own emotions in the body.)

FATIGUE: Boredom, resistance, and denying what it takes to move forward, "What's next?"

FIBROIDS: Questioning if you are loved. Nursing pains from the past.

FLU: Time out. This is your body's way of making yourself slow down.

GUM PROBLEMS:
Not making a decision for yourself and not sticking to it if you did. Be clear, and go for it!

HAY FVER: Not feeling that you deserve to be happy. A form of self-persecution.

INSOMNIA: Fear, guilt and a feeling that "I just can't control life..."

MUSCLES: Representing our ability to move in life. How flexible are we?

NAIL BITING: Not liking yourself and wondering if you really have anything to offer. Questioning your worth.

PNEUMONIA: I'm so tired. Trying isn't necessary anymore.

SACRUM: What are you sitting on? Let's get to the bottom issue.

SPASMS: Holding onto old thoughts when old thoughts are ready to be released.

TEETH: Not liking your situation. (Because they are bone, it could be past life pain coming up for release.)

ULCERS: Not feeling fulfilled. Leaving a hole and causing grief.


About the author:

Mona Delfino is a speaker, teacher, intuitive and healer who found her passion in helping people heal, assisting them through the process by reading the soul’s energy, accrued over lifetimes, which can create blockages in one’s freedom today. She works with individuals through Skype, telephone and hands-on sessions. Connect with Mona on her website sacredreconnections.com.

If you want to learn more about Mona’s ideas on exploring and participating in your own healing, check out her book The Sacred Language of the Human Body, available now on Amazon.

This article courtesy of PreventDisease.com.


Shocking Ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries

Monday, April 21, 2014 | comments

Shocking Ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries

It would be fair to assume that there are three ingredients in McDonald’s French fries: potatoes, oil, and salt. But if you assumed that you’d be far from correct.

Starting last year McDonald’s began a transparency campaign most likely to create a more health- and consumer-conscious image of the corporation. As a result the company has made their ingredient lists and processing techniques available on their website. Out of curiosity, I had to know exactly what is in those fries.

It turns out that there are 17 ingredients in MickeyD’s French fries! They contain:

-Potatoes


-Canola oil—Most canola oil is now genetically-modified.

-Hydrogenated soybean oil—Like canola oil, most soybean oil is now extracted from genetically-modified soybeans. Plus the hydrogenation process makes the oil more saturated than it would be in its natural form, and unhealthy.

-Safflower oil—Believed to be a healthier cooking oil, most safflower is unfortunately heated to high temperatures long before it is ever used for cooking, causing it to be chemically-altered from the heat, and a source of inflammation in the body when that is the case.

-”Natural flavor”—McDonald’s natural flavor is apparently obtained from a vegetable source, but the “natural” moniker means nothing since it can even potentially contain the nerve- and brain-toxin monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Shocking Ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries

-Dextrose—a type of sugar.

-Sodium acid pyrophosphate—This ingredient is apparently used to maintain the color of the fries. On the chemical industry’s own safety data sheets it is listed as hazardous for ingestion, which is exactly what you’ll be doing if you eat those French fries.

-Citric acid—
used as a preservative.

-Dimethylpolysiloxane—used as an anti-foaming agent, this industrial chemical is typically used in caulking and sealants and comes with a list of safety concerns.

-Vegetable oil for frying, which is a blend of 7 ingredients, including: canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with tert-
butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), citric acid, and dimethylpolysiloxane. We discussed most of these ingredients above. Corn oil, like its canola and soybean counterparts is now primarily made of genetically-modified corn.


Shocking Ingredients in McDonald’s French Fries

TBHQ is a petroleum-based, butane-like (yes, that’s lighter fluid!) ingredient used as a preservative. It has been linked to asthma, skin conditions, hormone disruption, and in long-term animal studies to cancer and damage to DNA.

Contrary to what McDonald’s may claim in its slogan, I’m NOT lovin’ it!

In this video, Michael Pollan, author of the new book, “Cooked”, tells a horrifying story about how McDonald’s French fries are made. Skip to 3:10 in the video — you’ll be shocked.


SOURCE


Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

Sunday, April 20, 2014 | comments


Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

Canned vegetables may be convenient and a time saver in the kitchen, but that means the food is processed and packed with salt and preservatives. Sure, those canned foods can sit on the shelf for months, sometimes years, and they are as easy to add to a meal as popping the top. However, the canning process decreases nutritional value, so by gaining convenience, you lose coveted nutrients (not to mention increase your risk to being exposed to BPA). Please read Don’t Sip Juice From Tin Cans for more information on dangers sipping juice from tin cans

Here are five foods you should never buy canned:



Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

1. Beans


Beans that come precooked in a can may be nutritious, but the downside is that they’re packed with salt. It’s best to buy dry legumes in bulk and just cook them yourself, a habit that will save you money and be more nutritious in the long run. If you must eat canned beans, at least wash them very thoroughly. A 2011 study in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology by the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory found that draining and rinsing reduced the sodium content between nine and 23 percent.


Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

2. Berries

When canned, vitamin C content of fruits and vegetables dramatically declined. Berries, like strawberries and raspberries, have twice as much or more vitamin C than when canned.

Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

3. Spinach

Like with berries, the vitamin C content of canning spinach dramatically declines. Spinach has twice as much or more vitamin C than when canned. Boiling also makes the raw food lose nutrients, but it’s with canned foods that dramatic decreases happen.


Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏

4. Tomatoes

The high acidity content of tomatoes can cause BPA to leak into your food. BPA is a toxic chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, cancer, and several other ailments.

Foods You Should Never Buy Canned‏
5. Pineapple
Pineapple can contain about 20 mg of vitamin C per 100g of food when raw, but when canned, that nutrient content shoots down to about just 5 mg. Since today’s fresh fruits and vegetables are lower in certain vitamins and minerals than they were 50 years ago, imagine just how nutrient-deficient processing this nutrient-lacking food is!

For your modern, busy lifestyle, it might not be feasible to buy everything fresh. So, if you need to keep your fruits and veggies in your kitchen longer, buy them frozen, not fresh. Interestingly, many frozen produce contains more nutrient content than their fresh counterparts. That is because frozen fruit is picked and processed at the peak of ripeness, and the freezing process locks in the nutrients. The next time you go to the grocery store, remember: never canned, always fresh(or frozen)!

SOURCE


How Stress Affects The Organs In The Body

Saturday, April 19, 2014 | comments

How Stress Affects The Organs In The Body

Stress is the body’s reaction to an increase in pressure or demands that the individual can physically not cope. Stress can mean different things to different people, but it often stems from problems related to relationships, family, your job or most common – money! Stress can also stem from a build-up of small life events or a major life event that came up unexpectedly.

Aside from feeling an overall sense of anxiety, stress can also heavily impact the organs of the body. When we are stressed, our cortisol levels rise and this can compromise the functioning of the immune system. The hormones Adrenaline and Noradrenaline are also released, which raise the blood pressure and make you sweat more. Not only that, but a raise in these hormones reduce blood flow to the skin and reduce stomach activity (which can greatly impede digestion).
Organs in The Body Affected by Stress:

Skin

Stress can cause major skin problems ranging from acne, blisters, psoriasis, random breakouts, eczema and other dermatitis types. Stress makes the skin more sensitive and more reactive, according to Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried (MD, PhD). By reducing stress, you can help decrease the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines like stress hormones and other chemicals. The release of neuropeptides, for example, can be reduced my managing your stress through different stress management techniques.

Head

When we are stressed, we often develop headaches or migraines. This is due to a build-up of tension around the head, neck and shoulder area and can be prevented by recognizing this build-up and changing our posture or taking a nap. Stress can also affect the brain too! Long-term stress, anxiety or depression can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Research suggests that stress extended over long time periods stimulates the growth of proteins that might cause Alzheimer’s and lead to memory loss.

Individuals who are stressed also tend to smoke more, drink more alcohol and become engaged in harmful activities that can damage the brain. You can help avoid this by taking up yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, guided imagery or biofeedback, all of which have been proven successful in reducing stress.

Heart

Because stress increases our blood pressure, we can directly pin-point the link between heart disease and stress. Prolonged stress also affects blood sugar levels which can have direct implications in affecting the way the heart functions. Heavy stress over time can also lead to insulin resistance which can lead to type 2 diabetes and hardening of the arteries.

The emotional effects of stress also alter the heart rhythms, which could pose a risk for individuals who often experience arrhythmia. It is also important to note that stress causes the body to release inflammatory markers into the bloodstream which can worsen heart disease or increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Stomach

Our stomaches are very sensitive to stress. If you try eating after a stressful situation, the nutrients in that food will not be absorbed as properly as they would if you were un-stressed. Chronic stress can change the amount of gastric secretions produced by the stomach, gut motility, mucosal permeability and barrier function, visceral sensitivity and mucosal blood flow!

Our brains and guts are directly connected via tiny little nerves (mainly the vagus nerve) which help communicate messages between the brain and stomach. Thus, the brain (and related stress) can easily effect gut function. Stress doesn’t only affect the physiological functioning of the gut, but it can even change the composition of the microbiota due to changes in neurotransmitter and inflammatory cytokine levels. Chronic stress exposure can lead to a variety of gut-related issues like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, IBD, IBS and even food allergies!

How Stress Affects The Organs In The Body

Intestines

Similar to the stomach, stress directly affects how well our intestines function. Stress-response in the intestines results in decreased nutrient absorption, decreased oxygenation to the gut, 4 times less blood flow to our digestive parts (and thus reduced metabolism), and decreased enzymatic output by as much as 20,000-fold.

Stress is incredibly detrimental to the health of your gut, and can even damage the delicate tissue, leading to multiple inflammatory diseases and conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic skin conditions, kidney problems, urinary conditions, allergic and atopic conditions, degenerative conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and a variety of other inflammatory bowel disease (IBS, IBD, etc.).

Interestingly, the connection between the stomach and gut can work in both ways. Not only does the brain affect the digestive tract, but the digestive tract can affect the way we process our emotions. According to Harvard researchers, “this connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected – so intimately that they should be viewed as one system.”

Pancreas

Stress creates a response in the body known as “fight or flight” where our blood pressure rises, breathing rate increases, heart rate increases and blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas responds to this message by producing a more-than-required amount of insulin, which, if consistently elevated (in the case of chronic stress) can damage our arteries, put us at risk for diabetes and obesity and can contribute to ‘syndrome x’.

Reproductive system

Stress is known to decrease fertility and sexual behaviour. Stress hormones like glucocorticoids lower the levels of a brain hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH; the body’s main sex hormone), and also boost levels of a hormone (GnIH) that suppresses GnRH – a double whammy for the reproductive system. Chronic stress leads to a drop in sex drive, as well as a drop in fertility. Women who are trying to conceive when stressed will have very little success, as has been documented in numerous cases. When glucocorticoids are released in response to stress, our pituitary gland stops releasing follicle-stimulating hormones as well as gonadotropin luteinizing hormones, and thus suppresses testosterone and estradiol production and dampens sexual behavior.

Immune system

As we all know, the immune system helps defend the body against foreign bodies (antigens) like bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells. When we are stressed, corticosteroids that are released can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system by lowering the number of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell which is heavily involved in the immune system) available in the blood (and thus makes us more susceptible to infections).

We all get stressed, and short-term suppression of the immune system isn’t dangerous. However, when this stress becomes chronic, the immune system is consistently compromised. The stress hormone cortisol, when consistently elevated, makes the cells of the immune system unable to respond to hormonal control, subsequently leading to high levels of inflammation that promote disease.

Stress can also have an indirect effect on the immune system, because when people are stressed, they often reach for things to quickly reduce this stress like alcohol, cigarettes, or other unhealthy behavioural coping strategies which compromise the immune system.

Joints & muscles

Aches and pains in the bones, joints and muscles may also be stress-induced. Studies have shown correlations between increased depressive symptoms and reported stress with neck and shoulder pain as well as lower back pain in adolescents. Perceived stress has also been closely correlated with complaints of musculoskeletal symptoms such as shoulder and low back pain. Anti-inflammatory nutrients can offer support to aches and pains that are the result of stress. Holy basil, ginger and turmeric are some of the few, among many, anti-inflammatory agents you can use to treat these pains.

How Stress Affects The Organs In The Body
How Stress Affects The Organs In The Body

SOURCE


How to Improve Vision Naturally

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | comments

How to Improve Vision Naturally

Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn’t have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision. Utilization of a few acupressure points can also help your vision by encouraging healthy blood flow to your eyes.

The six muscles that control your eye movements are as follows:

Lateral rectus – Primarily moves your eye outward, away from your nose.

Medial rectus –
Primarily moves your eye inward, toward your nose.

Superior rectus – Primarily moves your eye upward.

Inferior rectus – Primarily moves your eye downward.

Superior oblique – Primarily rotates the top of your eye toward your nose.

Inferior oblique – Primarily rotates the top of your eye away from your nose.


How to Improve Vision Naturally

Perhaps the single greatest reason why people in today’s society suffer from chronic eyestrain and deteriorating vision is the amount of time that is spent staring at computer monitors and television screens.

Your eyes are designed to move regularly. Frequent movement of your eyes is what promotes optimal blood flow and nerve tone to your eyes and the six muscles that control your eye movements.

What follows are several simple eye exercises that you can do on a regular basis to keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible:

1. Look as far to your right as possible for 3-5 seconds, then as far to your left as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.

2. Look as far up as possible for 3-5 seconds, then look as far down as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.

3. Slowly roll your eyes in a circle, first clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times. Be sure to roll slowly – it should take at least 3 seconds for you to roll your eyes in a full circle.

4. Hold a pen in front of you, about an arm’s length away. Focus your vision on the tip of your pen for 3-5 seconds, then shift the focus of your vision to an object that is farther away for 3-5 seconds. The greater the distance between your pen and the distant object, the better. If you are indoors, look out a window to find a distant object to focus your vision on. Repeat this sequence of going back and forth between your pen and a distant object several times.

Just for interest’s sake, this exercise is used by some professional baseball players to optimize visual acuity, which is essential for the hand-eye coordination that is needed to play pro ball.

Please note that all of these exercises should be done with your eyes, not your head and neck. With this in mind, keep your head and neck still while you take your eyes through the movements described above.

If you would like more comprehensive guidance on how to improve and protect your vision as you age, I highly recommend that you read:

How to Improve Vision Naturally

Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight – Naturally!

This is an outstanding book that offers a comprehensive array of exercises and information that can help you support your vision. And if you wear eyeglasses or contacts, following the guidance provided in this book may actually help you do away with your prescription eye wear or at the very least, help prevent deterioration of your visual acuity as you age.

Beyond doing the exercises described above on a regular basis, another way to reduce eyestrain and promote your best vision is to use your fingers to apply gentle pressure to three acupressure points that can help promote healthy blood flow to your eyes and the muscles that surround your eyes.

The best such acupressure points are as follows:


Bladder-2 (BL-2)

How to Improve Vision Naturally

BL-2 is located under the innermost section of each of your eyebrows, in the top-inner region of each of your orbital sockets. When pressing on this point, you should feel direct contact with the bony surface of your orbital socket.

Additional pictures of this point and how to apply pressure to it can be found on pages 90 and 91 of Acupressure’s Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

For those with knowledge of human anatomy: Application of pressure to BL-2 is meant to stimulate optimal blood flow and nerve function to the tendon of the superior oblique muscle, a number of smaller muscles that surround the orbital cavity, branches of the frontal branch of the trigeminal nerve, and branches of the supratrochlear and supraorbital arteries.


Stomach-2 and Stomach-3 (St-2, St-3) 

How to Improve Vision Naturally

St-2 and St-3 are located under the mid-line of each of your eyes. St-2 is about one finger-width under each eye, while St-3 is located at the bottom of each of your cheekbones. These points are described together because it is quite simple to apply pressure to both of them at the same time on both sides of your face by using your index and middle fingers.

Additional pictures of these points and how to apply pressure to them can be found on pages 90 and 91 of Acupressure’s Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

For those with knowledge of human anatomy: Application of pressure to these points is meant to stimulate optimal blood flow and nerve function to the infraorbital nerve, branches of the facial nerve, and branches of the facial and infraorbital arteries and a number of muscles below and within the orbital sockets.

Please note: before self-administering acupressure, it is always best to consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no contraindications to doing so.


Source: Dr. Ben Kim


The Mother Of All Antioxidants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | comments

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans.

We are of course talking about Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own.”) This is a powerful detoxifier and immune booster and is crucial to a healthy life. Although the body does make some of its own Glutathione, poor food quality, pollution, toxic environments, stress, infections and radiation are all depleting out bodies glutathione.

What is Glutathione?


Glutathione is a simple molecule produced naturally in the body at all times. It’s a combination of three building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine.

The best part of glutathione is that is contains sulfur chemical groups that work to trap all the bad things like free radicals and toxins such as mercury and heavy metals in our body then flush them out. This is especially important in our current world of heavy metal bombardment.

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

Where Can You Get Glutathione?

The body makes it, but it’s often not enough in our strenuous environment. Here are some food sources that either contain glutathione or its precursors to help the body produce more.
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Avocados
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric (Curcumin)
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Red peppers

Notice they are all healthy foods we often don’t get enough of? This is another big issue with our diets. We consume a lot of junk, meat, dairy and processed foods, items that clinically have been proven to be the number one causes of heart disease and illness yet we consume them in huge quantities. The key is to limit these and eat a lot of fresh, lively foods that provide nutrients and don’t ask the body to perform a mega job to digest.

You can also increase your exercise as glutathione production increases when you exercise. Breathing and sweating are also great ways to get rid of toxins in the body.

Glutathione Protects Against Chronic Illness

What makes glutathione so important and powerful is that it recycles antioxidants. When your body is dealing with free radicals, it is essentially passing them from one molecule to another. They might go from vitamin C to vitamin E to lipoic acid and then to glutathione where they are cooled off. Antioxidants are recycled at this point and the body can now regenerate another glutathione molecule to go back at it again.

Glutathione is crucial for helping your immune system fight chronic illness as it acts as the carrier of toxins out of your body. Like a fly trap, toxins stick to glutathione and they are carried to the bile into the stools and out of the body. Glutathione is also powerful enough that it has been shown to help in the treatment of AIDS greatly. The body is going to get in touch with oxidants and toxins, the more we can deal with those the better our body will be at staying strong, this is why glutathione is so important.

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

9 Final Tips


Dr. Mark Thyman has given 9 tips to increase your Glutathione levels. Check them out!


1. Consume sulfur-rich foods. The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc.).

2. Try bioactive whey protein. This is great source of cysteine and the amino acid building blocks for glutathione synthesis. As you know, I am not a big fan of dairy, but this is an exception — with a few warnings. The whey protein MUST be bioactive and made from non-denatured proteins (“denaturing” refers to the breakdown of the normal protein structure). Choose non-pasteurized and non-industrially produced milk that contains no pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Immunocal is a prescription bioactive non-denatured whey protein that is even listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference.

3. Exercise boosts your glutathione levels and thereby helps boost your immune system, improve detoxification and enhance your body’s own antioxidant defenses. Start slow and build up to 30 minutes a day of vigorous aerobic exercise like walking or jogging, or play various sports. Strength training for 20 minutes 3 times a week is also helpful.

One would think it would be easy just to take glutathione as a pill, but the body digests protein — so you wouldn’t get the benefits if you did it this way. However, the production and recycling of glutathione in the body requires many different nutrients and you CAN take these. Here are the main supplements that need to be taken consistently to boost glutathione. Besides taking a multivitamin and fish oil, supporting my glutathione levels with these supplements is the most important thing I do every day for my personal health.

4. N-acetyl-cysteine. This has been used for years to help treat asthma and lung disease and to treat people with life-threatening liver failure from Tylenol overdose. In fact, I first learned about it in medical school while working in the emergency room. It is even given to prevent kidney damage from dyes used during x-ray studies.

5. Alpha lipoic acid.
This is a close second to glutathione in importance in our cells and is involved in energy production, blood sugar control, brain health and detoxification. The body usually makes it, but given all the stresses we are under, we often become depleted.

6. Methylation nutrients (folate and vitamins B6 and B12). These are perhaps the most critical to keep the body producing glutathione. Methylation and the production and recycling of glutathione are the two most important biochemical functions in your body. Take folate (especially in the active form of 5 methyltetrahydrofolate), B6 (in active form of P5P) and B12 (in the active form of methylcobalamin).

7. Selenium. This important mineral helps the body recycle and produce more glutathione.

8. A family of antioxidants including vitamins C and E (in the form of mixed tocopherols), work together to recycle glutathione.

9. Milk thistle (silymarin) has long been used in liver disease and helps boost glutathione levels.

SOURCE


The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | comments

The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

When you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam. Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better.

Whether you are lucky enough to grow your own tea herbs, you purchase loose teas, or you use tea bags, your cabinet is not complete without the following ingredients. These teas are delicious and beneficial, with many different healing qualities. Just like band-aids, antibiotic cream, or aspirin, these items are vital additions to your pantry, allowing you to dispense a hot, steaming, fragrant cup of nurturing in as little time as it takes you to boil water.

The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

There are many different herbs from around the world that have wonderful healing properties. I’ve concentrated this list on ones that can be easily acquired and stored, or which can be easily grown in a backyard garden or a sunny window.

Mint

1. Mint

Mint tea is the classic herbal tea. Mint is an ingredient in many different commercial tea blends and is much-loved for its refreshing fragrance.

Growing it:


Mint is an herb that doesn’t just grow easily – it can quickly overtake your garden! For this reason, it is recommended to grow mint in either a container or its own bed. There are many varieties of mint and the healing properties are similar. Whether you grow peppermint or spearmint, the active component is menthol.

Caution:

If you suffer from acid reflux, mint tea may worsen your symptoms. Mint has antispasmodic properties.

  • Mint tea can be used to:
  • Reduce congestion in a cold or flu sufferer.
  • Reduce pain and bloating from gas.
  • Reduce cramping from diarrhea.
  • Act as a mild expectorant for a chest cold or bronchitis.
  • Induce sweating, the body’s natural cooling mechanism. This is a natural way to reduce a fever.
  • Relieve nausea without vomiting.

Ginger

2. Ginger

This homely root is an ingredient in many natural cough, cold, and nausea treatments. Instead of giving your child gingerale when they are suffering from an upset stomach (and all of the HFCS and artificial flavors that come in it) brew up a nice cup of ginger tea sweetened with honey for a real dose of soothing ginger!

Growing it:

Ginger is a tropical plant that is not difficult to grow indoors. It requires excellent soil, warmth, humidity, and filtered sunlight.

Caution:


It’s not recommended to exceed 4 grams of ginger per day – components in the herb can cause irritation of the mouth, heartburn and diarrhea if taken in excess.

  • Ginger tea can be used to:
  • Reduce nausea.
  • Prevent or treat motion sickness.
  • Warm the body of someone suffering from chills.
  • Induce sweating to break a fever.
  • Soothe a sore throat.
 
Chamomile

3. Chamomile

Chamomile tea should be steeped a little longer than other herbal teas in order to get all of the medicinal benefits. This soothing, slightly apple-flavored tea has mild sedative properties. The petals of the tiny flowers are where the medicinal values lie.

Growing it:

Chamomile is easy to grow from seeds. Start them in the late winter and transfer outdoors when the risk of frost has passed. Once the plants are well established, chamomile can thrive with little water during hot weather. When buying your seeds, note that German chamomile is an annual and Roman chamomile is a perennial.

Caution:


Chamomile tea should be avoided by people who take blood thinners. As well, those who suffer from ragweed allergies may also have an allergic reaction to chamomile, as the two plants are related.

  • Chamomile tea can be used to:
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Induce sleep
  • Soothe mild nausea and indigestion
  • Relieve a cough from throat irritation

Cinnamon

4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon doesn’t just smell like a holiday in a cup, it is anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, making it an excellent all-around remedy for whatever ails you. Cinnamon is a wonderful source of immune-boosting antioxidants.

Growing it:

Cinnamon is the fragrant bark of a tropical evergreen tree which is surprisingly easy to grow indoors in large pots.

Try this delicious winter beverage:
  • 1-1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick
  • 1 tea bag
  • honey to taste
  • Milk to taste

Stir cinnamon powder well into boiling water and steep for 8 minutes. Add a tea bag and steep for 2 more minutes. Stir in honey and warm milk.

  • Cinnamon tea can be used to:
  • Increase blood flow and improve circulation
  • Reduce nausea
  • Ease stomach discomfort, bloating, gas and indigestion
  • Warm the body of someone suffering from chills
  • Soothe a sore throat
  • Reduce cold symptoms
  •  
Lemongrass


5. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is another herb that is loaded with healing properties. The spiky, easy-to-grow plant has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and antifungal properties, making it helpful in treating a plethora of ailments.

Growing it:


You can actually root the lemongrass that you buy at the grocery store to start your own patio lemongrass farm. It grows beautifully in a large pot, making it a good herb for the apartment windowsill farmer to cultivate. It can be grown year-round indoors.

Lemongrass tea can help to:
  • aid in digestion.
  • calm nervous disorders and anxiety.
  • aid in the treatment of high blood pressure if a daily cup is enjoyed.
  • dilate blood vessels and improve circulation.
  • act as a mild diuretic to reduce fluid retention.

Echinacea

6. Echinacea

This lovely flowering plant is probably the pinnacle of herbal preventatives. Echinacea is not only anti-bacterial, it stimulates the body’s immune system to fight off bacterial and viral attacks. The medicinal properties are in the leaves and the purple flowers.

Growing it:

Echinacea is also known as the “purple coneflower”. The plant has deep taproots and is somewhat drought resistant. It is a perennial. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring before the last frost. These plants like full sun and they don’t like too much moisture.

Echinacea tea can help to:
  • enhance the immune system.
  • relieve pain.
  • reduce inflammation.
  • provide antioxidant effects.
  • shorten illness time for sufferers of the common cold.

Rosehip

7. Rosehip

Rosehip makes a tart, tangy pink-colored tea. Rosehip is from the seed-filled pod at the base of a rose blossom, giving you a practical reason to have more rose bushes in your garden. It mixes well and enhances the flavor of any berry or fruit-flavored tea.

Rosehip tea can help to:
  • provide a nutritional supplement of Vitamin C.
  • improve adrenal function.
  • boost the immune system.
  • provide minerals such as calcium, iron, silicon, selenium, natural sodium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.
  • increase energy.
  • heal tissues and cells.

Blackberry leaf

8. Blackberry leaf

Dried blackberry leaves give a luscious fruity flavor when steeped in boiling water. Not only are they the basis of many delicious teas, they are loaded with a beneficial component called tannins. (Bonus tip: add a blackberry leaf to a jar of pickles when canning – the tannin helps to keep the pickles crisp.)

Caution:

Excess consumption of blackberry leaves (or anything containing tannins) can cause liver damage.

Blackberry leaf tea can help to:
  • provide vitamin C.
  • treat diarrhea.
  • reduce pain and inflammation from sore throats.
  • provide an antibacterial effect against H pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers.
  • provide immune-boosting antioxidants.
  • provide high levels of salicylic acid, which gives them similar properties to aspirin, such as pain relief and fever relief.
  • reduce inflammation of the gums.

Clove

9. Clove

Cloves are a wonderful addition to herbal tea just for the taste. Not only is the flavor delicious, but cloves have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. The multipurpose little seed packs a mighty punch with its antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Growing it:

Cloves are the dried buds of a flowering evergreen tree that is native to Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar. They are generally imported and, unfortunately, are not easy to cultivate in other climates or greenhouse atmospheres.

Caution:

In high amounts cloves can cause liver damage, blood in the urine, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness.

Clove tea can help to:
  • provide pain relief – it is a powerful analgesic.
  • break up mucous and work as an expectorant.
  • provide a fragrant decongestant in a steaming cup of tea.
  • treat strep throat or tonsillitis – it relieves pain and provides a wash of antiviral and antibacterial components.

Lemon Balm

10. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, also known as Bee Balm, was first recorded to have been used by the ancient Greeks as an overall tonic for good health. It is an ingredient in the old world Carmelite water, a recipe created by Carmelite nuns in the early 1600s to treat headaches. (The traditional mixture also contained coriander, lemon-peel, nutmeg, and angelica root.)

Growing it:

Lemon balm is easy to grow and produces throughout the summer. The more you harvest, the more it produces. It is perennial in warmer climates. Lemon balm like rich moist soil with organic compost and partial shade in the hottest part of the day. It is another one of those herbs that can take over a garden, so plant it in a confined area.

Lemon balm tea can help to:
  • fight off viruses – it was used historically against shingles, mumps, and cold sores.
  • calm anxiety and nervousness.
  • aid in sleep.
  • aid the digestive system by reducing spasms and quelling heartburn.
  • reduce nausea.

What do you keep in your herbal medicine cabinet? Why is it an important natural remedy for you? Please share in the comments section below! 

About the author:
Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter or visit The Organic Prepper.
This article courtesy of ReadyNutrition.com


How Drinking Coffee Can Give You A Long, Happy Life

Sunday, April 13, 2014 | comments

How Drinking Coffee Can Give You A Long, Happy Life

People joke about how drinking coffee has created a culture of caffeine junkies, people who are basically zombies without their cups of Joe. But the reality is that while some people will take anything to excess, moderate coffee consumption may actually be good for you. Very good. Research links drinking coffee to lowered risk of serious health condition, to longevity, and to better moods.

Coffee fights diseases

Studies indicate that drinking coffee correlates with lower risks of diabetes and heart diseases, two major contributors to premature death. It could also have a protective effect against Alzheimer's disease or delay the onset. These benefits only seem to come from consuming coffee with caffeine though; decaf doesn't do the trick.

Researchers from two universities in the United States discovered a link between greater levels of caffeine in the blood of people aged 65 and older with later appearances of Alzheimer's. According to the people from the Universities of South Florida and Miami, higher levels of caffeine appeared to correlate to a delay of two to four years of the disease when compared to people who had lower blood caffeine levels.

Dr. Chuanhai Cao of the University of San Francisco said that drinking caffeinated coffee in moderation won't necessarily prevent Alzheimer's, but the researchers think that it could significantly decrease Alzheimer's risk or at least delay the development.

Coffee is also a rich source of antioxidants that protect people from a variety of diseases. A 2005 study found that nothing else gives people nearly as many as antioxidants as coffee provides. For Americans, it is the number one source of antioxidants. Although there are other sources of antioxidants, such as fresh fruits and veggies, the human body is able to absorb more of these beneficial substances from coffee.

How Drinking Coffee Can Give You A Long, Happy Life

Coffee makes you happy


There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that coffee boosts the mood. Just hang out in Starbucks and watch the faces of the people who come in and then see their faces change after they have their drinks. But a National Institutes of Health discovered that at least four cups of Joe per day correlates to a 10 percent lower risk of depression. The author of the study, Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, hypothesized that antioxidants are responsible.

Another study found a link between coffee and suicide risk. The Harvard School of Public Health study showed that people who consumed around two to four cups of java had only about half the risk of suicide. The suspected reason is that coffee assists the body to make neurotransmitters including dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin. These chemicals help to fight depression.

How Drinking Coffee Can Give You A Long, Happy Life

Coffee may extend life

Most people aspire to live long happy lives, and coffee can assist with that not only by elevating the mood and staving off diseases, but it also may simply help you live longer. A 2012 study found that people who drank at least three cups daily had a lower risk of death. Both regular and decaf seemed to have a positive effect. A study from 2008 published in the Annals of Internal Medicine had similar findings.

So, if you feel guilty about how much coffee you drink, don't. Of course, these studies were all done with coffee, not expensive, high-calorie, extra sweet coffee-flavored beverages. There are no studies to support that habit.

SOURCE



5 Unhealthy Foods Advocated by the Mainstream Media

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | comments

5 Unhealthy Foods Advocated by the Mainstream Media

Take responsibility for your own health.


People wonder why ill-health, obesity and death rates are high in the U.S., while local businesses struggle against corporate giants. Maybe it’s because those in power are misguiding us. It appears the mainstream media is full of blatant fibbers.

Does this seem backwards to you: advising a healthy diet by encouraging the public to purchase food products detrimental to their health, fueling a scandalous health care system that strips people’s income—which could have otherwise been spent on actual healthy food preventing disease—while encouraging the public to support corporate giants rather than local businesses and farmers’ markets? Let’s not forget the detrimental environmental impact of industrial and conventional animal farming and food production methods.

I’d say that scenario has its shirt on its legs.

Yet, despite honest farmers and businesses competing with mega-corporations and a food industry fueling a health-suffering population, this is the advice to which we are exposed.

A rousing example comes from the December 3, 2012 issue of TIME magazine. The cover displays colorful block images of frozen fruits and vegetables featuring the cover story title, What To Eat Now: The Anti-Food-Snob Diet by Dr. Mehmet Oz. He is widely accredited and dispersed throughout mainstream media, even having his own show.

Taking an outrageous leap, he says that shopping at a farmers’ market is marked by elitism enjoyed by the one percent, advising a healthy 99 percent diet composed of disease-contributing substances. Purporting nutritional falsehoods to a trusting national audience that may not know better is not acceptable. They take us for a population of credulity.

As Dr. Oz takes readers through a tour of the supermarket, he notes “a fair amount of label reading” will be done. Later in the article he states, “Nutritionally, there is not much difference between, say, grass-fed beef and the feedlot variety. The calories, sodium and protein content are all very close.” These numbers are surface statistics used wisely through glib narrative. Industrial feedlot beef is raised from genetically-modified grain in horrid conditions producing beef that studies prove to be nutritionally inferior to free-range beef, while proving detrimental to the environment.

We need to be savvy beyond mere calorie, protein, carbohydrate and sodium measures. We cannot trust labels. For instance, the USDA and FDA mandated all U.S. almonds be pasteurized, yet permit labeling them as raw.

From his full-page diagram comparing select supermarket items to their gourmet market counterparts, let’s explore the pitfalls of this nutritional analysis by examining five foods he recommends buying conventional over organic:

Milk

1. Milk.


His opinion that “the absence of hormones and antibiotics can be important, but organic, family-farm milk is not nutritionally better” because cheap conventional milk has calcium, vitamin D, eight grams of protein and 110 calories in the low-fat version is complete nonsense. Organic milk is superior for health. Dairy is one of the most important items you should buy organic. The chemicals, hormones and antibiotics in conventional milk are present at dangerous levels that add significantly to antibiotic resistance and an array of deteriorating health issues. Furthermore, low-fat dairy is improperly balanced for bodily absorption. Homogenization, to give one example of its effects, creates small, uniform fat molecules that bypass digestion, carrying substances into the bloodstream and pasteurization voids many hidden benefits. Raw milk advocates have their place, and other countries aren’t so adverse; you can buy raw milk in vending machines in Europe.

Eggs

2. Eggs.


Buy local, pastured and/or organic eggs. The price difference isn’t extreme and it’s certainly worth it. Conventional eggs come from chickens raised in grimy, disease ridden, over-populated quarters where surviving chickens live in feces and eat antibiotics and hormones that get passed onto their eggs—much like the factory-farmed cattle that produce conventional milk. Nevertheless, Dr. Oz says that “nutritionally, an egg is an egg. Cage-free is kinder but much pricier,” and that conventional provide “a good source of protein, choline and vitamin B–and a bargain.” My friends, an egg is not an egg.

Peanut butter

3. Peanut butter.

Referring to organic peanut butter, Dr. Oz says “the heftier price gets you a glass jar, but nutrition-wise, you’re not buying much more except a few extra calories.” You get more than a glass jar. Organic peanut butter generally has but two ingredients: peanuts grown without chemicals and salt. Sometimes even without the salt. Conventional, on the other hand, comes with a slew of ingredients, including hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated (poor quality oils that are bad on their own, but once processed become potent health saboteurs), sugar (an unnecessary and unhealthy additive) and unlisted dangerous chemical residues from conventional agriculture. Also, peanuts are legumes called groundnuts around the world because they grow in the ground, where they are susceptible to aflatoxin, a health-threatening and carcinogenic mold. You should be careful with all peanut butter. Valencia peanuts are your safest choice. They grow in dry climates and are generally free of mold. Organic peanut butter is also the least expensive nut butter.

Honey

4. Honey.


Although Dr. Oz claims the real stuff is “pricier but calorically and nutritionally the same,” it’s far from it. Industrial, pasteurized honey is void of nearly all nutritional benefits, while pure honey—especially raw and local—are health powerhouses that give honey its solid reputation for a gamut of healing properties. It is a sweetener, and like anything, don’t overdo it, but if you’re going to use honey, go real and go raw.


Olive oil

5. Olive oil.


Noting that industrial processes use more chemicals to extract mass-market oils, Dr. Oz advises it is all heart healthy and mostly good fat, while organic extra virgin has “no nutritional edge” and a taste difference noticed “mostly by foodies.” The chemicals and processes used to extract conventional oils are, however, indeed risky to our health. Tom Mueller’s book, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, reveals that many olive oils are cut with cheaper oils. In order to get real olive oil and reap the real benefits, go organic.

These are the top five, but it’s not an all inclusive list. Dr. Oz also advises buying cheap Hershey’s dark chocolate over organic, fair-trade. Industrial chocolate is unadvisable in regards to your health and is made with poor, unnecessary ingredients. In my opinion, it also tastes worse.

Photos of winning foods including peanut butter, canned tuna, olive oil and milk are sporting the Stop and Shop logo. It’s no wonder who is promoting this widespread fictional report. Please don’t believe the hype. Take responsibility for your own health.

Spending a little extra on quality products and supporting honest companies will result in robust health and a robust economy.

Supporting giant corporations who pack and process food using the cheapest ingredients and lowest standards only provides you with non-nutritive food substances that lead to poor health and hefty medical bills. It’s a monopolized industry stripping real food from the shelves and taking business from honest people.

We are not the dumb, docile populous Dr. Oz and the powers he sold out to evidently think we are. This is an outright sham pitted against everything honest, sustainable and healthy for which the organic movement stands. If you’re pursuing health, try a more holistic approach.

Do what’s best, do what’s right.

SOURCE


 
Support : Link | Link | Link
Copyright © 2013. The Healthy Archive - All Rights Reserved