Blog by Category: Nutrition & Lifestyle

Do You Have Stomach Pains?

Carageenan is a “natural” polysaccharide substance that is pulled from red seaweed. Just like MSG is pulled from brown rice! According the FDA, it is safe to put in foods like soy milk, ice cream, beer, hot dogs, milk, lotions, toothpaste, etc, etc because the particles are too big for our guts to absorb. Well according to many authors, these food particles are not to large for us to absorb, as well as interact with our bacteria in our gut in an inflammatory manner. Carageenan will create inflammation in the gut, thus allowing large and small food particles to slip through the intestine, causing an immune system reaction which can lead to mucous build up (secondary to a histamine reaction) in the throat, nose, gut and more. Once the inflammatory cycle is initiated, you will get a release of adrenal, cortisol, prolactin and estrogen which all not only “fight” to … Continue Reading

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Caffeine and Catabolism

Let me begin by saying that it is important for us all to understand that although we share physiological/biological and other similarities, we have all experienced different lifestyles that are profoundly influential over our current state of health (good or bad). The environment along with our personal lifestyles and surroundings present many types of “stress” that influence every “body,” and how that “body” is capable of interpreting a stress is highly dependent upon that individuals current level of vitality ! This is important to you because there are many ideas out there as to what is “healthy” and what is “not healthy.” What I observe as painfully obvious is that not only are we severely misinformed and confused about these issues, we are completely unaware of what might be present within our own environment that could potentially and/or presently be weakening our foundations. In addition to this idea, and more … Continue Reading

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Cholesterol and Health

Cholesterol-And-Health.Com Special Reports Thyroid Toxins: The Double-Edged Swords of the Kingdom Plantae by Chris Masterjohn By: Chris Masterjohn. Plants produce many toxic substances to defend themselves from insects and other herbivores. These chemicals are also toxic to humans; small amounts of plant toxins, however, may actually promote human health through the principle of hormesis — that is, the principle that chronic exposure to low doses of toxins helps keep our defenses revved up and ready to handle the assaults of more formidable toxins. We must therefore rely on human epidemiological evidence and ex- perimentation using whole foods rather than experiments with isolated chemicals in test tubes or isolated cells before we conclude whether a food is dangerous or healthful. Such research has indicted several classes of foods that may exert a toxic effect on the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone metabolism in humans; we call these foods goitrogenic and we … Continue Reading

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Caffeine: A vitamin-like nutrient or adaptogen

Questions about tea and coffee, cancer and other degenerative diseases, and the hormones. There is a popular health-culture that circulates mistaken ideas about nutrition, and coffee drinking has been a perennial target of this culture. It is commonly said that coffee is a drug, not a food, and that its drug action is harmful, and that this harm is not compensated by any nutritional benefit. Most physicians subscribe to most of these “common sense” ideas about coffee, and form an authoritative barrier against the assimilation of scientific information about coffee. I think it would be good to reconsider coffee’s place in the diet and in health care. Coffee drinkers have a lower incidence of thyroid disease, including cancer, than non-drinkers. Caffeine protects the liver from alcohol and acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other toxins, and coffee drinkers are less likely than people who don’t use coffee to have elevated serum enzymes and … Continue Reading

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Candida Myths

Systemic candidiasis is a myth: According to Dr. Ray Peat, most of what people believe about candida is wrong, but candida can become a problem for sick people. IgA is the main type of antibody on surfaces and secretions and should protect against candidiasis. But IgA is deficient in hypothyroidism, so hypothyroid people have more susceptible membranes, and the yeasts thrive on sugar that can appear in the secretions in diabetes/Candidiasis Myths stress, but they adhere to any cell with estradiol in it, thinking they have found a fertile yeast. Eating sugar and fruit is helpful, rather than harmful as the cultists say, because well nourished yeasts aren’t harmful in the intestine. But starved yeasts need sugar and so they project invasive filaments into the intestinal wall, and can get into the blood stream, at which point — if they aren’t quickly de- stroyed by white blood cells — they … Continue Reading

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Do I need iron if I am anemic?

Don’t you need iron supplements if you are anemic? In general, no! •    Many doctors think of anemia as necessarily indicating an iron deficiency, but that isn’t correct. 100 years ago, it was customary to prescribe arsenic for anemia, and it worked to stimulate the formation of more red blood cells. The fact that arsenic, or iron, or other toxic material stimulates the formation of red blood cells doesn’t indicate a “deficiency” of the toxin, but simply indicates that the body responds to a variety of harmful factors by speeding its production of blood cells. Even radiation can have this kind of stimulating effect, because growth is a natural reaction to injury. Between 1920 and 1950, it was common to think of “nutritional growth factors” as being the same as vitamins, but since then it has become common to use known toxins to stimulate the growth of farm animals, and … Continue Reading

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Leptin and Ghrelin: The Master Keys of Appetite Control

You ever just sit there after devouring a whole pizza pie and chasing it down with a triple-size ice cream sundae and wonder why you are still hungry? Your belly has morphed into the size of Kayne West’s ego and the struggle not to eat another morsel out of guilt or lack of “will-power” is dominating your self-control. It might not be a lack of will power but something stronger than that; two hormones called leptin and ghrelin are the culprits. In this article I will explain how these two appetite hormones possibly control if we take another bite of fast-food meal or an organic snack. Leptin, a protein hormone is produced by our body’s adipose tissue (fat cells). Our adipose tissue is actually an endocrine system that manufactures many protein hormones as well as insulating the body and storing energy. It sends a signal to the brain to let … Continue Reading

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Under the Organic Rock

In case you have been under an organic rock lately, The USDA recently approved Monsanto’s “GM Alfalfa” for planting as early as spring 2011.  So, what’s the big deal?  Just another move by the evil Monsanto to further degrade our environment, murder the family farm, and destroy, basically, life as we know it, right? Well, DUH!  Of course THAT’s correct – and for confirmation of this point simply watch “the world according to Monsanto” via Netflix or here – http://wideeyecinema.com/?p=105 – But, what is DIFFERENT is that two pillars of the organic community, Whole Foods and Organic Valley seemed to SUPPORT the USDA’s decision!  Huh?  What the %#@& did I just say?  That WHOLE FOODS – the greatest gift to organic since worm shit SUPPORTED this bullshit rubber stamp approval of a GM plant?  And Organic Valley – a dairy, meat and egg COOPERATIVE of family farms all across theUS … Continue Reading

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Unsaturated Vegetable Oils:Toxic

GLOSSARY: Immunodeficiency (weakness of the immune system) can take many forms. AIDS, for example, refers to an immunodeficiency which is “acquired,” rather than “inborn.” Radiation and vegetable oils can cause “acquired immunodeficiency.” Unsaturated oils, especially polyunsaturates, weaken the immune system’s function in ways that are similar to the damage caused by radiation, hormone imbalance, cancer, aging, or viral infections. The media discuss sexually transmitted and drug-induced immunodeficiency, but it isn’t yet considered polite to discuss vegetable oil-induced immunodeficiency. Unsaturated oils: When an oil is saturated, that means that the molecule has all the hydrogen atoms it can hold. Unsaturation means that some hydrogen atoms have been removed, and this opens the structure of the molecule in a way that makes it susceptible to attack by free radicals. Free radicals are reactive molecular fragments that occur even in healthy cells, and can damage the cell. When unsaturated oils are exposed to … Continue Reading

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Nut Butter and Raw Nuts: Are they safe?


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