Archive for March, 2013

How Sweet It Is!

March 22, 2013

Here’s a great article on the 5 worst and 5 best sweeteners…and the results may surprise you. Some evils are pretty obvious, and the article does a good job of explaining why. However, one of the worst, agave nectar, has been so relentlessly promoted as fabulous that you might be a bit shocked at how awful it really is. Even the “good guys” need to be used in deep moderation…many folks have their sweet tooth activated when they eat anything sweet, which makes it difficult to eat moderately of even the healthy choices. So remember, sweets are special, not a food group!

GO HERE for article.

 

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Norovirus (aka the stomach flu) Can Be Caused By Pesticides

March 19, 2013

Lots of people have been sick this winter (and many are still battling lingering illness). So this article may be of interest:

Are Pesticides Making You Puke?

The Daily Fix Newsletter The Shocking Reason Your Salad Could Be Making You Fat
Pesticides Are Dumbing Down Our Kids

Norovirus is a nasty ailment unappetizingly named the winter vomiting disease. Currently there’s no cure, adults and kids just have to let the virus run its course, enduring the stomach cramping and gastrointestinal disease along the way. While not usually life threatening, the 7 to 10 days of discomfort keeps children out of school and parents home from work. Now, researchers thing they have pinpointed a previously unknown source of norovirus outbreaks —pesticides! Learn how chemical farming could be giving you the stomach bug!
9 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body

More on Resveratrol and Grape Seed Extract

March 16, 2013

Grape Seed Extract May Beat Chemo in Late-Stage CancerGrape Seed Extract May Beat Chemo in Late-Stage Cancer

Written by Heidi Stevenson, founder of Gaia Health
The benefits of grape seed extract in cancer are well documented, but modern medicine won’t do anything with it until the mechanism of action has been found, so that it can be isolated, purified, made poisonous and owned by a single company for enormous profits. Read More
This is a fascinating quick read with great info and lots of references. For folks who would like to avail themselves of high quality resveratrol and/or grape seed extract, please call me @ 877-286-2970 (locals 586-1802).

New Study Touts Resveratrol…But There’s A Catch

March 12, 2013

and that is the arcane rules by which Big Pharma and the FDA play a game called: find a natural product developed since 1994 that does really fabulous things in the body; take that natural molecule and tweak it in some techno-bio way, thus creating a synthetic that can be patented; then petition the FDA to OUTLAW the natural sunstance….are we down the rabbit hole yet?

So the molecule in the spotlight is resveratrol, and it really is a fabulous anti-oxidant that is excellent for heart health and a lot of etc. It is usually sourced from Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) and is a moderately priced nutritional supplement with next to no harmful side effects.

Here’s the article about the study, about Big Pharma getting interested, and more nefarious FDA shenanigans, and especially why you might want to not just take resveratrol, but also fight to keep it accessible over the counter.

Some Good News Re Breast Cancer

March 11, 2013

Green Tea Changes Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk

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Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 5:00 am

Green Tea Changes Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk

New research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows that the biochemicals in green tea change a women’s estrogen metabolism, revealing at least one of its mechanisms for reducing the risk of breast cancer.

For the rest of this article, GO HERE.