Tuesday, May 31, 2011


From: PBS | Feb 14, 2011 | 11,734 views
http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2011/pbs-kickstart-... In this video clip, Dr. Neal Barnard unveils the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly and getting your body on track to better health fast. Premiering March 2011 on most PBS stations (check your local listings at pbs.org/tvschedules). Support your local PBS station now -- you make it possible for your PBS station to offer amazing performances and the opportunity to discover something new every day, whether on TV or online. To donate to your local PBS station, visit http://www.pbs.org/support .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Uva ursi, urinary infections & much more.

Uva ursi an herb, been used to treat urinary infections & fight off infection. Two of its phyto-chemicals are arbutin & hydroquinone.
* Arbutin is a naturally occuring derivative of hydroquinone found in the leaves of cranberry, bearberry, and blueberry shrubs, most types of pears, and many other plants.
Arbutin has been used in the treatment of disorders of hyperpigmentation such as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne, trauma, allergic reactions, infections, injuries, phototoxic reactions, reactions to medications, reactions to cosmetics, and inflammatory diseases.
* Hydroquinone even is used in skin creams. Safe and Effective http://tinyurl.com/3r9n798

Monday, May 23, 2011

Average person in USA consumes 45.3 lbs of sugar a year

When I read this I just had to share it.

Have you ever stopped to think for a minute about the types foods people
eat everyday? For example, just look at the handful of giant food
conglomerates like Pepsi, Coca Cola, Dole, Nestle, General Mills
(Pillsbury, Betty Crocker) that heavily influence what the average
consumer in the U.S. eats, day in and day out. Their products are on the shelves EVERYWHERE.

...And what's the one indisputable common denominator between all of these companies and the majority of their products?


Not only is sugar bad for your health (and your waistline), it's VERY
In fact, it's so addictive that on average a person in the
U.S. consumes a whopping 45.3 pounds of sugar a year...that's pretty gross when you think about it!

But here's the kicker - that 45.3 pounds of sugar only includes "pure" sugar consumption. That means sugar from soft drinks, junk foods, pastries, chocolate, juices, shakes, ice cream, honey, syrup (well you get the idea). That number does NOT include breads, pasta, rice and other starchy foods that also turn into sugar in your body.

I can't imagine what the total amount of sugar one's body has to metabolize on a daily, weekly and yearly basis (poor liver!).

The problem is, we've all gotten so used to eating sugar that our view of normalcy has become completely distorted. If it's not sweet, it doesn't taste good. Even the "healthy" foods and drinks are filled with sugar -- or what they disguise as something healthy like apple juice, evaporated cane juice, dates, just to name a few.

Even worse are the "organic" labels that fool people into thinking that even though there's sugar in them it's somehow better for you? It's no wonder we're faced with an epidemic rate of obesity and diabetes.

There was a New York Times article written by Gary Taubes' titled, "Is Sugar Toxic?" If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. Here's the link:


And if you don't have time to read the article, at least take a look at
this eye-opening graphic:


That picture really puts things into perspective, huh?!

So what can you do to cut down on these sugary foods?

Well, you have to start by redefining "normal".

If you've been under the assumption that your sugar intake is normal, you may want to take a second look. And keep in mind, as I stated earlier, that sugar doesn't have to be sweet. Refined carbohydrates like bread, cereal, pasta, rice all turn into sugar...and these foods add up quick.

It's important to know that sugar in your body triggers a powerful hormone called "insulin", which among many things is responsible for storing fat in your body. So more sugar means higher insulin response which programs your body to store more fat. It may be a simplified way of looking at it, but the it gets the important point across.

If you've been struggling with your weight, take a look at your diet - especially your sugar/carb intake. Even if you think you eat healthy, you may be surprised to find out how much sugar/carbs you actually eat. Try taking a carb count for one day - just keep track of how many grams of carbohydrates you consume and take a look at your total at the end of the day.

The optimal amount of daily carbohydrate intake varies with body size, lean body weight and activity levels, but it's been my experience (working with thousands of people), that 100 grams of carbohydrates per day is the ballpark figure you want to be shooting for if you want to lose weight and get some good definition on those abs.

Now if 100 grams seem too low, just keep in mind that it's low relative to what's considered "normal" by today's standard, which is FAR from what normal *really* is. Reducing your sugar/carb intake isn't easy (at first), but the trimmed waistline and improved health benefits are well worth it. Also, cutting down on carbs doesn't mean starving yourself, it means making better choices.

Here are 7 tips to help you eliminate excess sugar/carbs form your diet:

#1 - Consume protein with every meal.

#2 - Avoid refined carbs like breads, pasta, rice and all wheat flour products.

#3 - Cut out soft drinks and drink water instead. If you need to add some taste squeeze a wedge of lemon or lime in the water.

#4 - Skip starchy foods like breads, muffins, bagels and cereal for breakfast. Instead, have some eggs and fruit or a protein shake.

#4 - Go for a salad instead of a sandwich. If you feel that it's not satisfying enough, add extra protein and fat (like avocado) into your salad.

#6 - Avoid sweets and starchy snacks, especially in the mid-afternoon when you're energy level starts to wane and your sugar cravings hit. Instead, snack on nuts, fruits, jerky, cottage cheese or Greek yogurt (if you eat dairy).

#7 - Stay away from breads, pasta, rice and even potatoes at dinner time and replace them with cruciferous vegetables that are hearty and healthy like broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Government Paid Millions $ to Vaccine-Injured Kids

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Gastrointestinal Research, More than Gut Feeling

By Jane Ramberg
I have a gut feeling
… that many of us underestimate the important role our gastrointestinal tract plays in our overall health. If you have been following the literature, however, you will have noticed an explosion of scientific interest in this area—research made possible with the development of creative tools that can explore the inhospitable territory of our gut, our “inner tube of life.” (1) Much of this research has focused on the 1,000 trillion microorganisms (primarily bacteria) that live there. Dubbed the “dark matter of life” by the renowned scientist E.O. Wilson, these microorganisms outnumber the cells of our bodies 10:1 and, as a group, their genes outnumber ours 100:1.(2) They have been tough to study because they thrive in an environment that defies replication in the laboratory. So, scientists have resorted to genetic techniques to obtain their population “fingerprints.”
The emerging science is uncovering the exquisitely complex symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship that we share with these microorganisms.(1,3) The benefit for them, of course, is a nice, warm, safe place to live! And what do we gain? We’re learning that these gut bacteria do a lot more than their long-acknowledged tasks of breaking down complex molecules that human enzymes can’t digest and producing biotin and vitamin K. Their functions are much more sophisticated: producing hormones that direct fat storage; regulating intestinal physiology, development and function; “training” the immune system, and preventing the growth of harmful, pathogenic bacteria. We’ve also learned that gut microbial ecosystems can be perturbed by antibiotics,(4) associated with changes in body weight(5) and correlated with blood glucose levels.(6)
Increase in Probiotic Research
Nutrition researchers have been paying attention, investigating a means to modulate GI tract function and support health. Probiotic research has recently become a hot topic, as can be seen in this chart showing an overview of studies published over the past five decades.

Mannatech has been in the forefront of developing supplements that support GI tract health. Ambrotose® complex, launched in 1996, was a prebiotic supplement ahead of its time.* Both Ambrotose complex and Advanced Ambrotose® powder have been shown, in in vitro studies using human colonic bacteria, to exert positive prebiotic effects.*(7,8) GI-ProBalance™ slimsticks were formulated to work together to enhance the effectiveness of Ambrotose products.*
Jane Ramberg is the Director of Product Science for Mannatech, Incorporated.
Note: Probiotics are bacteria, taken orally, that are designed to colonize and support the health of the GI tract.
Prebiotics are oligosaccharides and polysaccharides that support the growth of healthy bacteria in the GI tract.
Reference List
1. Simpson S, Ash C, Pennisi E, Travis J. The inner tube of life. The gut: inside out. Science 2005;307:1895–925.
2. Qin J, Li R, Raes J, et al. A human gut microbial gene catalogue established by metagenomic sequencing. Nature 2010;464:59–65.
3. Xu J, Gordon JI. Honor thy symbionts. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 2003;100:10452–9.
4. Dethlefsen L, Huse S, Sogin ML, Relman DA. The pervasive effects of an antibiotic on the human gut microbiota, as revealed by deep 16S rRNA sequencing. PLoS Biol 2008;6:e280.
5. Turnbaugh PJ, Hamady M, Yatsunenko T, et al. A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins. Nature 2008.
6. Larsen N, Vogensen FK, van den Berg FW, et al. Gut Microbiota in Human Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Differs from Non-Diabetic Adults. PLoS ONE 2010;5:e9085.
7. Sinnott RA, Ramberg J, Kirchner JM, et al. Utilization of arabinogalactan, aloe vera gel polysaccharides, and a mixed saccharide dietary supplement by human colonic bacteria in vitro. Int J Probiotics Prebiotics 2007;2:97–104.
8. Marzorati M, Verhelst A, Luta G, et al. In vitro modulation of the human gastrointestinal microbial community by plant-derived polysaccharide-rich dietary supplements. Int J Food Microbiol 2010;139:168–76.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

13 Food Additives to Avoid

Including something new in a food isn’t always a good idea, especially when it comes to your health. Here are 13 additives to subtract from your diet:

(Please understand these are not my assessments, but those by MSN Health and Fitness.

1. Sodium Nitrate (also called Sodium Nitrite)Cancer http://tinyurl.com/3helx5u

This is a preservative, coloring, and flavoring commonly added to bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, smoked fish, and corned beef. Studies have linked eating it to various types of cancer.

2. BHA and BHT http://tinyurl.com/3c2jwk2

Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydrozyttoluene are used to preserve common household foods. They are found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. They are oxidants, which form potentially cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body.

3. Propyl Gallate

Another preservative, often used in conjunction with BHA and BHT. It is sometimes found in meat products, chicken soup base, and chewing gum. Animals studies have suggested that it could be linked to cancer.

4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and restaurant food. It can cause headaches and nausea, and animal studies link it to damaged nerve cells in the brains of infant mice.

5. Trans Fats

Trans fats are proven to cause heart disease. Restaurant food, especially fast food chains, often serve foods laden with trans fats.

6. Aspartame

Aspartame, also known by the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal, is a sweetener found in so-called diet foods such as low-calorie desserts, gelatins, drink mixes, and soft drinks. It may cause cancer or neurological problems, such as dizziness or hallucinations.

7. Acesulfame-K

This is a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baked goods, chewing gum, and gelatin desserts. There is a general concern that testing on this product has been scant, and some studies show the additive may cause cancer in rats.

8. Food Colorings: Blue 1, 2; Red 3; Green 3; Yellow 6

Five food colorings still on the market are linked with cancer in animal testing. Blue 1 and 2, found in beverages, candy, baked goods and pet food, have been linked to cancer in mice. Red 3, used to dye cherries, fruit cocktail, candy, and baked goods, has been shown to cause thyroid tumors in rats. Green 3, added to candy and beverages, has been linked to bladder cancer. The widely used yellow 6, added to beverages, sausage, gelatin, baked goods, and candy, has been linked to tumors of the adrenal gland and kidney.

9. Olestra

Olestra, a synthetic fat found in some potato chip brands, can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and gas. Olestra also inhibits healthy vitamin absorption from fat-soluble carotenoids that are found in fruits and vegetables.

10. Potassium Bromate

Potassium bromate is used as an additive to increase volume in some white flour, breads, and rolls. It is known to cause cancer in animals, and even small amounts in bread can create a risk for humans.

11. White Sugar

Watch out for foods with added sugars, such as baked goods, cereals, crackers, sauces and many other processed foods. It is unsafe for your health, and promotes bad nutrition.

12. Sodium Chloride

A dash of sodium chloride, more commonly known as salt, can bring flavor to your meal. But too much salt can be dangerous for your health, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.



13. Parabens (Found in skin care products)


Ken Anderson www.MakeMeYounger.com
800-645-8088, Cell 541-840-6811

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