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The Danger of Rare Gene which Causes Resistance To Bacteria

 

Just read this article from the website of Dr Mercola who is  well-respected in the field of medicine. It is well worth the read and I believe everyone should be aware of the dangers of these resistant drugs.

I Will give you an outline of what it is about.

It has been suggested that deaths from antibiotic-resistant disease will reach 10 million per year. Drivers of this disease is antibiotics in agriculture, Hospitals, CRE- (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae) which produces an enzyme that breaks down antibiotics

Strategies to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of are:-

  1. Infection prevention, with a focus on strengthening your immune system naturally. Avoiding sugars, processed foods and grains, stress reduction, and optimizing your sleep and vitamin D level are foundational for this. Adding in traditionally fermented and cultured foods is also important, as this will help optimize your microbiome.

The Nitric Oxide Dump exercise (below) will also help improve your immune status. Contrary to supplements that boost immune function, which should be taken only as needed, the Nitric Oxide Dump exercise is a preventive method that should ideally be done daily.

2. Limiting your use of antibiotics. Any time your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, ask if it’s absolutely necessary, and keep in mind that antibiotics do not work for viral infections. For example, antibiotics are typically unnecessary for most ear infections, and they do not work on the common cold or flu, both of which are caused by viruses.

3. Avoiding antibiotics in food by purchasing organic or biodynamic grass-fed meats and animal products.

4. Avoiding antibacterial household products such as antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and wipes, as these promote antibiotic resistance by allowing the strongest bacteria to survive and thrive in your home.

5. Properly washing your hands with warm water and plain soap, to prevent the spread of bacteria. Be particularly mindful of washing your hands and kitchen surfaces after handling raw meats, as about half of all meat sold in American grocery stores is likely to be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Avoid antibiotic soaps that typically have dangerous chemicals like triclosan.

6. Common-sense precautions in the kitchen: Kitchens are notorious breeding grounds for disease-causing bacteria, courtesy of contaminated meat products, including antibiotic-resistant strains of E-coli. To avoid cross-contamination between foods in your kitchen, adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Use a designated cutting board, preferably wood, not plastic, for raw meat and poultry, and never use this board for other food preparation, such as cutting up vegetables. Color coding your cutting boards is a simple way to distinguish between them
  • To sanitize your cutting board, use hot water and detergent. Simply wiping it off with a rag will not destroy the bacteria
  • For an inexpensive, safe and effective kitchen counter and cutting board sanitizer, use 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. Keep each liquid in a separate spray bottle, and then spray the surface with one, followed by the other, and wipe off
  • Coconut oil can also be used to clean, treat and sanitize your wooden cutting boards. It’s loaded with lauric acid that has potent antimicrobial actions. The fats will also help condition the wood

These recommendation come from Dr Mercola’s article.That is why I recommend you read it as it could save you and your family’s life.

My recommendation is   Precaution of the water you drink 💦 – Antibiotic residue can be found in the water you drink. The  Kangen water machine will filter and enhance the quality of the water  to strengthen your immune system. I personally have experienced this.

These are the natural Immune Boosters

Garlic

Oregano Extract

Cinnamon

Colloidal Silver

Manuka honey

Echinacea

Sunlight and Vitamin D

This is the video of Nitric Oxide dump which has many many benefits

 

 

 

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Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested.💦

This is from an email sent to me from Emma Deangela, Best-Selling Author, and Nutritionist

Emma is a great advocate for maintaining an alkaline body for prevention of deterioration of our health.

This is her article below

Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested.

In the study mentioned, they tested 259 bottles of water from 11 brands in the United States, Thailand, Mexico, India, Brazil, Indonesia, China, Kenya, and Lebanon – the major brands include Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino.

The research team found out that 93 percent of all bottles tested contained some sort of microplastic, including polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate.

The shocking part of the study shows that on average, there were 10.4 particles of plastic per litre that were 100 microns (0.10 mm) or bigger.

While smaller particles were also discovered, 314 of them per litre, on average!

Of course, it differs from bottle to bottle: while some contained one, others contained thousands.

How true is the study?

Well, two brands, Nestle and Gerolsteiner, confirmed their internal testing showing their bottled water indeed contained microplastics, even though their internal tests showed much lower levels than that of the study.

I’m not sure how you feel after reading this...

Many research has also established that these plastics can pass through the lining of your gut, and may end up residing within an immune cell in your gut.

And because plastic is not degradable, they could inflict irreversible damage to our digestive system and internal organs.

Leading to diseases like ADHD, autism, a lower sperm count and even certain forms of cancer.

What I would suggest is

1) Avoid bottled water as much as possible.

2) Use a refillable bottle instead.
It’s much safer than the bottled water and it’s environmentally friendly too.

Of course, I would add to this,  suggesting you get our Kangen Water machine and then you can be sure you have healthy ionized, 9.5 PH drinking water. I mean we have for years been sold a bill of goods that we need to drink at least 2 liters a day. If you are not drinking proper ionized, alkaline water then yes minerals will be washed from your body and the toxins from the plastic bottles will remain in your body.

Kangen Water® was developed to be a medical device in Japan over 40 years ago and more than three decades of clinical studies have shown that Kangen Water enhances the self-healing power of the human body. (Research documentation available upon request)

Your body is continuously oxidizing just like an apple that is cut in half and left on a counter. Antioxidants (Molecular Hydrogen) stabilize free radical cells that cause premature aging, wrinkles, weak immune systems, and in time, diseases.

Molecular Hydrogen is the strongest antioxidant in the world and I’m very thankful for Mr. Oshiro & Enagic for providing this technology to everyone.

The Japanese have the longest life expectancy in the world and I can see why.
Change your water, Change your life!

When you see the price of these brilliant water machines you will probably think that they are costly but take a good look at the diagram below and observe the figures and you will find over the years that your unhealthy bottled water will be far more expensive, in not just a financial way, but also the cost of  ill health.

“The [bottled water] industry grossed a total of $11.8 billion on those 9.7 billion gallons in 2012, making bottled water about $1.22/gallon nationwide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water,” Colas says. “If we take into account the fact that almost 2/3 of all bottled water sales are single 16.9oz (500 mL) bottles, though, this cost is much, much higher: about $7.50 per gallon, according to the American Water Works Association. That’s almost 2,000x the cost of a gallon of tap water and twice the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline.

Source Insiderbusiness.com.au

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A Freebie That Anyone With Backpain Should Read

And its FREE

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This is from the February ‘Prevention’ magazine’. I checked it out and it is still available. It is FREE well there is a $5.95 postage and handling fee. 

I am one of the lucky ones that does not suffer from any form of back pain touch wood. Any way it is FREE so if you are a back pain sufferer it looks like it has some pretty good information and who knows it may do what it says and cure that back problem.

Just click on the Book and it will take you to the site. Or this

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Did You Know – 10/17/2013

Did You Know

I am now Down Under and will be for a few months so here goes with a few Aussie and NZ ‘Did You Know’ Tip bits.

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  1. Most people eat 40% extra food after being given bad news, according to a US study.

images2 .That cinnamon may help ward off the Alzheimers disease due to two potentially desease fighting compound cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin. Source: University of California.

images3. According to the Australian Prevention magazine, Women cry 5.3 times a month and men tear up on an average 1.4 times a month.

30-happy-people-traits4. Dalai Lama said “choose to be optimistic, it feels better” and according to Harvard School of Public Health he is right. Cheerful people have fewer heart attacks and strokes higher levels of good HDL cholesterol and lover levels of triglycerides than the gloomiers. Another plus is that the more upbeat you are the more cancer-fighting carotenoids you have in your bloodstream. So Be Happy.

Unknown-25. 17% of Australian women who suffer from migraines compared to 6% of men. the reason is thought to be hormonal factors for women. Source: Prevention australia

Unknown-36. This is a good one, will have to try it next time. Oh let me think, yes have tried it and does ease the pain.

You can increase the time you are able to submerge your hands in ice – cold water if you swear at the same time. That is a UK study. Strange but true.

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes. Not everyone likes eggplants but this is a sure way of changing their minds. Eggplant was not one of my favorite meals but this recipe is hard not to like and it is easy.
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INGREDIENTS
Serves: Prep: 20min Cook: 49min Total: 1hr 9min
2 eggplants, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/4″-thick slices
1 cup (8 ounces) liquid egg substitute
1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons dried italian seasoning
1 jar (26 ounces) pasta sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 13″ x 9″ baking dish with nonstick spray. Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
Arrange the eggplant in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, or until soft.
Meanwhile, pour the egg substitute into a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. Stir to blend. One at a time, dip the eggplant slices into the egg substitute and then into the bread crumbs to coat both sides. Return to the baking sheets. Coat with nonstick spray.
Preheat the broiler. Broil the eggplant 4″ from the heat for 2 minutes, or until golden. Turn the slices. Coat with nonstick spray. Broil for 2 minutes longer, or until golden.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spread one-third of the pasta sauce in the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the eggplant slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and half of the Parmesan.Spread with another one-third of the sauce. Top with the remaining eggplant slices. Spread with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and the cheese has melted.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 277.6 CAL
FAT 9.7 G
SATURATED FAT 4.2 G
SODIUM 864.1 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 30.1 G
TOTAL SUGARS 4.2 G
DIETARY FIBER 6.3 G
PROTEIN 18.7 G

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Chocolate Stout Pumpkin Brownies

A goodie from the Prevention recipe of the day

INGREDIENTS
Serves: 16 Prep: 12min Cook: 38min Total: 1hr 20min

2 tbsp low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp whole-wheat pastry flour
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
6 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup stout beer, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, canned pumpkin, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
Place chocolate and butter in a metal bowl and heat over a pot of simmering water, stirring until completely melted. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. Mix in 2 eggs, one at a time. Gently stir in 1 cup flour, cocoa powder, beer, vanilla extract, baking powder, cayenne, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Scrape half the chocolate batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Spread half the pumpkin mixture on top, then add the remaining chocolate mixture on top of that and spread evenly. Top with the remaining pumpkin mixture. Gently swirl batter with a butter knife. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 165 CAL
FAT 7.6 G
SATURATED FAT 3.8 G
SODIUM 78 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 23.9 G
TOTAL SUGARS 13.7 G
DIETARY FIBER 2.8 G
PROTEIN 3.4 G

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