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Did You Know – 04/15/2019

 

  1. According to Harvard researchers people who worry about being on time experience more stress than those who don’t . Also those who have a nonplussed attitude towards traffic  jams may save their lives because of it.

 

2. The Parker institute for cancer immunotherapy found in a study on Melanoma’s that those who have a diet that is fibre rich found that the treatment was five times more effective than those who had a diet high in sugars and processed food which resulted in poor outcomes.

3. 7.4 million kilos of added sodium, Aussie adults consume every year.  That  equates to more than double the recommended 5g of salt a day.

Signs you are consuming too much salt.

a. Kidney stones

b. Inflammation and weight gain

c. Cardiovascular disease

d. Cognitive decline

e. Decreased bone heath

4. Buckwheat pillows have been used in Japan for years as their health benefits are: The buckwheat pillow mould better to your neck and hold your head in a more natural position than feathers or artificial fillings. You can find them on Amazon

5. If you rise at what they call ‘Sparrow Fart’ in the morning the chances are so did your parents. Its in your DNA. But here is the good thing researchers have found that morning people correlate with improved wellbeing and also have lower risks of developing depression and schizophrenia.

 

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One Spoonful, Inexpensive – Helps With Many Problems Like Arthritis

 

Most mornings when  I remember, I take baking soda in a glass of  Kangen water on an empty stomach.  Together with the Kangen water it helps to elevate the PH Level of your body. That is a good thing. I don’t believe all Baking sodas are the same. The pure organic stuff is much more palatable I feel. Could be my imagination but I think if you get the pure Baking Soda, you can’t go wrong. Odd taste to begin with, but it grows on you.

Here are some other great benefits of taking this baking soda each day.

  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3) has a number of medicinal uses and benefits. It’s commonly known to have alkalinizing, antacid and electrolyte replacement properties
  • Studies have shown drinking baking soda solution can help pregnant women who are having a slow or difficult labor to avoid C-sections in about 20 percent of cases by neutralizing acid in the womb
  • Research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests baking soda may be a safe and effective treatment for autoimmune diseases by priming your immune system against inflammation
  • The data suggests drinking baking soda infused water activates an anti-inflammatory pathway that is mediated by the neuronal-like function of mesothelial cells that line your internal organs
  • Baking soda is also useful against other aches and pains, including heartburn and ulcer pain, and may enhance sports performance (a strategy known as soda doping)   
  • Quote from an article of Dr Mercola

To get more in depth information just click on Dr Mercola and it will go to the article. I advise you do this as it is very informative as always.

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Inflammation the Curse to Your Health💦

 

I was reading this article today and for those of us that do a lot of reading on health matters we are very well aware that inflammation in the body is basically a death threat. 

Dr. Dwight Lundell – who has been a heart surgeon for 25 years – his words –   without inflammation being present in the body there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.”

It appears that with bad health most practitioners will dish out medication in the hopes that it will fix the problem. It will not. Getting rid of inflammation from your body is the only way.

As Dr. Dwight Lundell says inflammation is  quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. 

Here are 3 simple ways to fight inflammation as the good doctor recommends

  1.  Watch what you eat and don’t eat foods that have labels with words you can’t even pronounce or foods that would be better suited for a Sci-fi movie than a human body.  Foods in their natural form are not harmful to the human body.
  2. Watch what you drink.  Many of our beverages-of-choice are acidic and the promote inflammation!  Is that soda, sports drink or alcoholic beverage really worth the ultimate price you pay?
  3. Hydrate!  The blood is 90% water and your body needs LOTS of water to fight inflammation.  But not just any water will do.  Water laced with chemicals out of the tap just worsens your state of inflammation as the body fights hard to process what it isn’t equipped to handle.  On the other hand, most bottled waters not only have chemicals from the plastics but they are void of minerals that the body desperately needs.  For inflammation (and lots of other reasons) you’ll want to drink Electrolyzed Reduced Water.  

Now these are his words, but very much in keeping with what I believe and why I have the best Electrolyzed  Water machine in the world that being the Enagic K8 Kangen Water machine. 

 

Kangen water is pure clean Ionized water with a Ph level of alkaline water that will improve your health and help rid any inflammation in the body. Consequently help to improve your chances of getting obliterating  cancer, cholesterol, and many other disease complications.

Dr Dwight Lundell is very controversial on this subject and been criticized by his profession but I believe it to be very close to the truth and maybe what drug companies do not want to hear. I think he has support about this all around the world.

 

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Did You Know – 01/02/2018

1. That:- Norwegians consume 9% of all Pepsi max produced
Norwegians eat the second most tacos in the world, just after Mexico
Norwegians drink the second most coffee in the world, just after USA
Norwegians read the second most comic books in the world, just after japan
There are only 5 million people in Norway
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2. 69% of people in the states use the phone on the toilet.
They did research on those who did not use their phones in the toilet and the bacteria count was 30. Those who used their phone on the toilet had a bacteria count of 109,000.

A little quiet time on the loo may seem like an ideal time to check your phone and play a quick game, but this is bad behavior for two reasons. First, it spreads germs to your phone screen that follow you out and recontaminate your fingers after you wash your hands. Second, prolonged toilet sitting can contribute to hemorrhoids, an uncomfortable condition most would like to avoid. Leave your cell phone at your desk and sit on the toilet only for as long as you need to do your business.
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3. Fluoride is VERY capable of damaging your brain. Over three hundred studies have found that fluoride is literally a neurotoxin! This meaning that it can and does damage our brains. Three studies were also able to link exposure to fluoride with impaired fetal brain development. This is a major health issue that should not be happening.
Curcumin has been found to reduce the effects of neurotoxicity induced by fluoride. While we know curcumin is extremely beneficial it is even more so now. This study was authored by researchers from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University. These researchers spent almost a decade investigating the ways in which fluoride induces neurodegenerative changes in the brains of mammals.
For those who are not aware, curcumin is found in Tumeric.

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4. Research supports the touted benefits of going barefoot, which include improved mood and sleep and reduced inflammation and chronic pain.
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5. Why Bananas are curved? – Bananas go through a unique process known as negative geotropism. Instead of continuing to grow towards the ground, they start to turn towards the sun. The fruit grows against gravity, giving the banana its familiar curved shape.
But why you say? The answer lies in the botanical history of the banana. It originated in the middle layer of the rainforest, where there is little sunlight. If the fruit were to grow towards the small amount of light that penetrates sideways through the vegetation, the plant could overbalance and topple over.
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Did You Know – 10/29/2014

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1. Did you know that 2/3rds of the proportion, by which education achievements are down to genes, not classroom environment or the involvement of parents. 

Source – UK researchers 

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2. Green tea compound may improve power of Cancer drugs. It has been revealed that a molecule that is a key ingredient in green tea can be used as a carrier for anti-cancer proteins. While this does not mean drinking green tea will cure cancer, scientists have discovered the molecule, which has the catch name of epigallocatechin -3-0gallate – May improve the effectiveness of anti cancer drugs used to treat breast and stomach cancers.

Source – Journal Nature Nanotechnology

 

 

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3. Norway is the best place to grow old. Australia came in 13th which puts Australia behind the US, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK. The report card for Australia shows that the Aussie oldies are highly educated and healthy, but there are too many living in “poverty” and worried about their personal safety.

Source – Body and Soul – Aust Sunday Mail

 

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4. Laughter can cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels to expand and this in turn increases blood flow. It is recommended that you laugh at least 15 min per day to get the best benefits 

Source – University of Maryland , US

 

 

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5. Brushing you teeth less than twice a day may increase your risk of heart disease by 70 percent. Participants in a test who had bad oral hygiene,  tested positive for inflammatory markers. Researchers said their results confirmed and further strengthened the suggested association between oral hygiene and the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Source – University college London

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6. Women who routinely practice yoga may have lower amounts of cytokine interleukin-6 (a substance that increases inflammation and heart disease risk) in their blood. It is also equally effective for novices and pros

Source – Ohio State university

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Did You Know – 10/14/2014

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1. Yoghurt bacteria help tame inflammation in arthritis, and suppress the bacterium H.pylori that triggers ulcers.

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2. Derived from pineapples, the enzyme bromeliad promotes circulation, reduces swelling and helps you body reabsorbs the by-products on inflammation. ‘Go Pineapples’

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3. Vitamin D deficiency in kids may be due to their parents’ taking statins during their fertile years, because these drugs impact vitamin D metabolism.

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4. The ‘head brain’ works things out on a logical basis, while the ‘gut brain’ links us with our emotional and instinctive side. In my personal view women have a much superior ‘gut brain’ than men as I believe women are far more instinctive than men. ‘Just saying’

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5. Raisins, bananas, dates and grapes contain fast-releasing sugars, whereas berries, cherries and plums release their sugars slowly, thereby avoiding spikes.

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Natural Alternative For Inflammation – Turmeric

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Millions take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) daily for arthritis and related inflammatory conditions, but are completely unaware that far safer, and at least as effective, natural alternatives already exist—and are as easily accessible and inexpensive as the spices found in your kitchen cupboard.
Human research on the health benefits of turmeric is sparse, mainly due to the lack of capital available to fund expensive clinical trials. Despite many decades of investigation as a lead drug compound, and the availability of thousands of preclinical studies indicating turmeric’s therapeutic value, few yet realize that this common kitchen spice may provide a suitable drug alternative for common health conditions.
The latest human study to clinically confirm turmeric’s medicinal value was published in the Indonesian Journal of Internal Medicine in April, 2012 and found the curcuminoid extract of turmeric was able to reduce inflammation in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

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Did You Know – This Information On Health

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1. According to Annals of Internal Medicine 30% is the percentage decrease in response to insulin by fat cells in people who are sleep-deprived, suggesting sleep loss can cause weight gain.

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2. Danish researchers have discovered that ginger can help to prevent migraines by blocking inflammation-causing prostaglandins.

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3. According to Fred Hutchinson Cancer research centre there is a 17% reduction in inflammation markers seen in people with arthritis who took glucosamine.

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4. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study the average numbers of hours daily that kids between eight and 18 spend 7.5 hours looking at a screen of some kind.

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5. The environmental Science and Technology says that there is a 60% reduction in harmful air pollutants on city streets where trees bushes and ivy were planted.

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Food Pyramid – Reduce Inflammation

This graph displays a great way to keep to a reasonably healthy lifestyle. The less inflammation we have in our body: The less disease that will develop. The better we will feel. Our energy levels great. This is an easy chart to follow without too much effort.
Click on the graph to get a clearer picture

 

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“Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.”-Andrew Weil

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOOD PYRAMID Source- http-::www.gourmandia.net

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Cholesterol – The Inflammation Connection

It may seem that I am going overboard on this subject and I am. The reason being that “High Cholesterol” numbers run high in my family. My brothers and their children, who are in their thirties, all have high cholesterol. Two of them are on Statin drugs to lower the cholesterol.

In my opinion, they are too young to be taking these drugs. They are healthy eaters, always have been, and they are very athletic. My brother who is now 70-years-old has been on statin drugs for many years; He is skinny, not an ounce of fat on him, still rides his bike and walks daily. However, he still has high cholesterol even with the drugs.

Even though my brother has taken Statin drugs for many years, he still needed a stent a few years back. There has to be a major question here. These drugs are not curing the problem and not saving his life. Without the stent I guess he would have died.

Here is another cholesterol theory that I agree with…

THE INFLAMMATION CONNECTION
Mark A. Stengler, NMD

About 10 years ago, Harvard University physicians demonstrated that chronic low-grade inflammation throughout the body could damage blood vessels and was a better indicator of risk for cardiovascular disease than cholesterol. The researchers developed a laboratory test for CRP to measure low-grade inflammation in the body. An elevated CRP level doesn’t just affect the heart. It hurts the whole body. Several years ago, a health author whom I know and respect, Jack Challem, wrote The Inflammation Syndrome. He described how “every disease, every ache and every pain… revolves around inflammation… ” and how many inflammatory diseases are related to one another. For example, having periodontal disease (which inflames the gums) or rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis increases heart disease risk. Similarly, being overweight or having type 2 diabetes increases CRP levels and heart disease risk.

DIET COMES FIRST

To reduce inflammation, it’s best to start with what you eat. Your body makes both inflammation-promoting and inflammation-fighting substances called eicosanoids, compounds derived mostly from the fats you eat. Consuming a lot of sweets and unhealthful oils, such as corn, safflower and soybean oils, and trans fats found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils ramps up the body’s inflammatory eicosanoids. In other words, junk food increases inflammation.

However, if you consume fish (the best choices are cold-water types, including salmon, trout and sardines), free-range meats and health-promoting cooking oils (such as extra-virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil and avocado oil), you can increase your body’s production of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. Eating a lot of vegetables, such as romaine lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower, and fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries and kiwifruit, also helps maintain normal CRP levels. These foods are high in fiber and rich in antioxidants, nutrients that neutralize harmful molecules called free radicals.

Make sure that the vast majority of foods you eat are fresh — not out of a box, can or jar. You’ll be avoiding packaged foods, most of which have been adulterated with added sugars, salt, refined carbohydrates and unhealthful fats.

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP

For many people, healthful eating habits are not enough to lower CRP levels. Some of my patients have greater needs for specific anti-inflammatory nutrients.

First step: Insist that your doctor measure your CRP level annually. Ask for the high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) test, the newest form of the test. It’s a simple blood test and relatively inexpensive (about $25 to $50). Some insurers will cover the test.

Multivitamin. Several studies have found that taking a multivitamin can lead to impressive reductions in CRP. One study conducted at the Cooper Institute in Dallas showed that a daily multivitamin lowered CRP by 14% after six months.

Many individual vitamins, including vitamins C and E, have been shown to reduce CRP. Niacin (a form of vitamin B-3) also lowers CRP.

Important: While many individual vitamins are beneficial, I recommend a multivitamin because it contains numerous vitamins that can reduce inflammation.

Omega-3 fish oils. The omega-3s form the biochemical basis of some of the body’s anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. They benefit cardiovascular health in a number of ways, including mildly thinning the blood, slowing the heart rate, lowering levels of triglycerides and improving blood vessel flexibility. Look for fish oil that contains both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

One good choice: Krill oil, a type of fish oil made from shrimplike crustaceans. Krill oil contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which also is good for the heart.

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This essential fatty acid in plant oil is the principal anti-inflammatory compound in the omega-6 family of fats. It works by shifting a major part of the omega-6 biochemistry from inflammatory to anti-inflammatory activity. In the process, it increases production of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. GLA and fish oils are synergistic — they work better together than either on its own.

Curcumin. This extract of the spice turmeric, common in South Asian cuisines, blocks inflammation. More than 2,000 studies have documented the benefits of curcumin for such inflammatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It also may prevent cardiac hypertrophy, a type of enlarged heart. Given the anti-inflammatory nature of curcumin, research is likely to uncover more heart-healthy benefits.

Pycnogenol. This proprietary ingredient, extracted from the bark of French maritime pine trees, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It has been shown to improve circulation, to work as a mild blood thinner and to reduce the need for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

Vitamin D. Half of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. A recent study in Archives of Internal Medicine found that men with low vitamin D levels were two and one-half times more likely to die during the next eight years than those with the highest levels.

Red yeast rice extract. This is one of my favorite supplements because it can lower levels of CRP and LDL (bad) cholesterol. It is sold at most health-food stores and contains trace levels of a naturally occurring statin compound. In these small quantities — a fraction of what’s in drugs — statins are safe. Studies have found that red yeast rice extract can lower CRP levels by up to 50%. Statins (perhaps even natural ones, such as red yeast rice extract) are known to deplete coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant necessary for heart health. If you take red yeast rice extract, supplement daily with 100 mg of coenzyme Q10.

SOURCE; Mark A. Stengler, NMD, a naturopathic medical doctor and leading authority on the practice of alternative and integrated medicine. He is editor of Bottom Line’s Natural Healing newsletter, author of The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies), director of the La Jolla Whole Health Clinic in La Jolla, California, and adjunct clinical professor at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about his work, visit http://www.drstengler.com and www.lajollawholehealth.com

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