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Blog by Month: June 2010

Why Is Chicken Broth and/or Bone Broth So Good For You?

I will begin by saying that the difference between “broth” and “stock,” is not much. These terms are often used interchangeably, but sometimes “broth” means from meat and vegetables, where “stock” always includes bones. Let’s begin with the basics by breaking down some of the things that most of us already know about the healing powers of “broths” and “stocks.” To keep it simple I am going to use the term “stock” as you will soon learn that it truly is the bones that provide the bigger part of the nutrients being offered. Some of these already understood benefits of “stock” include: Boosting the immune system Aids in digestion Improves the efficiency of protein digestion Provides easily digestible minerals, including calcium Improves symptoms of: joint pain, common cold, peptic ulcers, tuberculosis, diabetes, muscle diseases, infectious diseases, jaundice, cancer, food allergies, colic, maldigestion, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, pain and inflammation, cramps, … Continue Reading

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Do you need Essential Fatty Acids

Click here to watch my latest youtube and opinions on essential fatty acids. Some people say they are great and needed for us (Weston A Price Fondation) and others say they cause inflammation and are the reason for so much disease (Ray Peat). Listen to my thoughts! www.eastwesthealing.com

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Top 5 reasons SOY is not a health food!

There is a growing population throughout the world, specifically in the US, that is eating massive amounts of soy due to the belief that it is a healthy meat and dairy substitute. While there is a wealth of research suggesting that soy can be beneficial for human health, Kaayla T. Daniels, renowned nutritionist and PhD, suggests that the scientific evidence is contradictory and inconsistent at best. Dr. Daniels believes that with the majority of today’s highly processed and genetically modified soy products, people of all ages are experiencing a myriad of health problems. Here are five reasons why soy may not be as healthy as we’re told: Overconsumption: Soy is the No. 1 cash crop on the planet! Instead of throwing away the protein remnants from the manufacturing of vegetable (soy) oil, businesses have marketed it as fertilizers, animal feed, and finally, human food. The USDA has regulations on the … Continue Reading

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Congestive Heart Failure

“There is big correlation with the liver and heart issues. The liver influences the entire circulatory system, including the heart. In fact, the liver is greatest protector of the heart. The liver detoxifies and purifies venous blood that arrives via the portal vein from the abdominal part of the digestive system, the spleen, and the pancreas. After it is purified in the liver, the blood passes through the hepatic vein into the inferior vena cava, which takes it straight into the right of the heart. From there the venous blood is carried to the lungs, where the interchange of gases take place; Carbon dioxide is excreted and oxygen absorbed. After leaving the lungs, the oxygenated blood passes into the left side of aorta, which supplies all body tissues with oxygenated blood. Galllstones in the bile ducts of the liver distort the basis framework of the lobules. Consequently, the blood vessels … Continue Reading

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Are You Eating GMO Foods..Probably!

What are GMOs? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Genetically modified (GM) foods are food items that have had their DNA changed through genetic engineering. Unlike conventional genetic modification that is carried out through time-tested conventional breeding of plants and animals. Combining genes from different organisms is known as recombinant DNA technology, and the resulting organism is said to be “genetically modified,” “genetically engineered,” or “transgenic.” GM products include medicines and vaccines, foods and food ingredients, feeds, and fibers. For example, corn and soy are modified with a gene from a BACTERIA to resist pests. The problem is that they shoot the gene into the DNA of these plants randomly. This de-stabilizes the DNA and the effects on the body are RANDOM. A study just came out showing that this BACTERIA gene is able to transfer to the bacteria in YOUR OWN GUT, so that your gut now is a … Continue Reading

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Gluten Free 1-2-3

Gluten is a protein duo found in many plants, most commonly wheat, rye, and barley. It is a major contributor to the human diet globally and is especially key in the American diet. After all, we do love sandwiches and bagels! Gluten works in breads and pastas to give the dough an elastic texture. It helps bread rise, and it gives bagels their chewiness. It’s a very delicious protein mix, I must confess. Other grains don’t behave the same way because their proteins are different. Some people have a condition called celiac disease, a digestive disorder that renders them allergic to gluten. Other people are not diagnosed “celiac” but may have Gluten Intolerance and they may notice they feel better when they reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. This blog is to reassure those folks that they can eat like everybody else without eating like everybody else. If you … Continue Reading

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Alert: Protein Drinks and Heavy Metals

We purchased 15 protein powders and drinks mainly in the New York metro area or online and tested multiple samples of each for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The results showed a considerable range, but levels in three products were of particular concern because consuming three servings a day could result in daily exposure to arsenic, cadmium, or lead exceeding the limits proposed by USP. We found that three daily servings of the ready-to-drink liquid EAS Myoplex Original Rich Dark Chocolate Shake provides an average of 16.9 micrograms (µg) of arsenic, exceeding the proposed USP limit of 15 µg per day, and an average of 5.1 µg of cadmium, which is just above the USP limit of 5 µg per day. Concentrations in most products were relatively low, but when taking into account the large serving size suggested, the number of micrograms per day for a few of the products … Continue Reading

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I am not a Doctor, but play one on TV!

One of the most famous pop-culture lines ever delivered on TV was in a commercial for Sanka coffee by actor, Robert Young. Robert Young’s character was well known for his leading role on the television series “Marcus Welby, M.D.” He convinced America to believe that Sanka was much healthier than any other coffee. His famous line “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV’ while wearing a lab coat was so convincing that people purchased Sanka coffee more over than any other instant coffee. I wonder how many health practitioners today are going around living with the idea, “I’m not a doctor but I play one in real life”?  I really would like to know how many health practitioners currently approach clients in this manner: Clients come in for a consultation; practitioners review their paper work; look over their diets, physical condition & lifestyle; they see they are … Continue Reading

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