Archive for November, 2009

Dehydration

November 27, 2009

Did you know that most people today are chronically
“dehydrated?”

That simply means that they are not drinking enough
water and it is causing a number of symptoms like
complaints of “brain fog,” “fatigue,” and “exhaustion.”

Try drinking an 8 oz. cup of water today every hour
on the hour and see what happens. After doing that
for two days.

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Health Secrets

November 21, 2009

 

A quick post today about something I just found and thought that you deserved to know about. Take a look and see if you think it’s worth bothering with.

Discover the health secrets your doctor will NOT tell you!
http://www.health-secrets.tv/?afl=44986

Air Fresheners

November 16, 2009

Dreamy piano music, floating images of fresh fruit, flowers, and seaside vistas – that’s what you’ll be greeted with when you visit the website of one of the world’s largest air freshener producers.
But if you want to get past the fragrances (and the scented oils, the wickless candles, the plug-ins, the plug-ins with light show, etc.) and find some information about exactly what chemicals are in these products, you’ll have to dig deep, and you won’t find much.
Enter US physician Dr. Anne C. Steinemann, of the University of Washington. She’ll take us on a tour of the contents of a few air fresheners and laundry products.

Caution: This tour smells sweet, but protective facemasks are recommended.
Less than the very minimum
Dr. Steinemann’s specialty is environmental engineering, so she became interested in air fresheners and other household products after hearing numerous reports from people who believed these items made them feel sick.
When she conducted a chemical analysis of three best-selling air fresheners and three laundry products, she says, “I was surprised by both the number and the potential toxicity of the chemicals that were found.” To avoid legal issues, Dr. Steinemann didn’t reveal any brand names of the products tested.
STUDY RESULTS:

  • In six products, Dr. Steinemann found nearly 100 volatile organic compounds (V. O. C’s)
  • 10 of the V. O. C’s are regulated as either toxic or hazardous
  • Three are classified as carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants, which have no safe exposure level according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • One of the V. O. C’s was methyl chloride, linked to nervous system, liver, and kidney damage in animals
  • Each of the six products contained at least one of the 10 toxic or hazardous V. O. C’s

None of the product labels listed any of these V. O. C’s. No surprise there because US laws don’t require manufacturers of household products to list contents, unlike laws in the EU which are much more strict.

Reacting to this study, one toxicologist told the US newspaper, Baltimore Sun: “At the very minimum, we should have a right to know what is in these products.”

Gradual accumulation

So what’s the real danger in getting an occasional whiff of laundry detergent, shampoo, or air freshener?

In a UK study researchers monitored VOC levels for one year in 170 homes where mothers spent their days at home with children.

STUDY RESULTS:

  • In homes where air fresheners were used daily, mothers averaged nearly 10 percent more frequent headaches than mothers in homes where air fresheners were used once a week or less
  • In the “daily” homes, mothers had more than 25 percent higher risk of depression
  • In the “daily” homes, infants were 32 percent more likely to suffer from diarrhoea
  • Infants in the “daily” homes had a significantly higher rate of earaches than infants in “once a week” homes

Researchers noted that the daily use of air fresheners and other aerosol products created a gradual accumulation of V. O. C’s.

Dr. Steinemann suggests that consumers avoid air fresheners and choose fragrance-free products. But beware – some manufacturers simply use a “masking fragrance” to neutralise the aroma of scented products.

 

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Teenage Acne

November 12, 2009

This condition is most prevalent amongst teenagers; the hormonal changes that take place are certainly a cause of many skin problems. These changes cause the sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum, which blocks the skin pores and makes them more likely to get infected. A diet high in saturated fat or fried foods also makes the pores more likely to get blocked. Vitamin A deficiency produces skin congestion through over keritinisation of skin cells. Vitamin A and zinc deficiency leads to lowered ability to fight infection, as does a lack of beneficial bacteria (often through the overuse of antibiotics).

 

Diet Advice

Follow an optimum diet and drink lots of water. Eat as healthily as possible, drink Carrot Juice. Sulphur rich foods such as eggs, onions, and garlic are helpful. Avoid sugar, cigarettes, fried and high fat foods, no sugar or chocolate, no starch, do not use iodized salt. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. A fast may help as this gets rid of a build up of many toxins in the body, it may however appear to make your condition worse as the toxins are released through your skin!

 

Products that will help are: –

 

Chelated Zinc 1 tablet twice daily (do not exceed 100mg a day).

Aloe Vera Gel   applied after washing

Formula IV 1 capsule 3 times daily

Vitamin C sustained release 1 tablet 3 times daily

Beta-Guard 1 tablet 3 times daily

Garlic 1 tablet 3 times daily

Omega 3 3 capsules daily

 

Lavender, red clover and strawberry leaves can be used as a steam sauna for the face. Lavender kills germs and stimulates new cell growth. Using a glass or enameled pot simmer 2-4 tablespoons of dried or fresh herbs in 4 pints of water. When the pot is steaming place it on top of a potholder on a table, and sit with your face at a comfortable distance over the steam for fifteen minutes. You can use a towel to trap the steam if you wish. After fifteen minutes splash your face with cold water. Allow your face to air dry or pat it with a towel. If desired you may follow this treatment with the use of a clay mask. Blend together 1 teaspoon of green clay powder (available from good health food stores) and 1-teaspoon raw honey, and apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave in place for fifteen minutes, and then rinse with luke warm water. Caution: if acne is severe or inflamed, do not use steam treatments as this may worsen the condition.

 

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Science Backs Cod Liver Oil Arthritis Cure!

November 4, 2009

For immediate release
14 February 2002

Scientists at Cardiff University have confirmed what thousands of people with arthritis have believed for years. Cod Liver Oil really is effective in treating joint pain and can slow, even reverse, the destruction of joint cartilage.

Cartilage is the ‘gristle’ that cushions bones and prevents them from grinding against each other. Loss of cartilage leads to osteoarthritis, the painful and disabling condition experienced by 1.5 million people in the UK and the major reason for joint replacement surgery.

Cod Liver Oil’s reputation for relieving the inflammatory processes involved in rheumatoid arthritis, a disease of the immune system affecting around 350,000 people including children, is already well established.

These new findings, by Professor Bruce Caterson in the School of Biosciences, bring hope to sufferers of the more prevalent osteoarthritic joint disease, particularly to those who are unable, because of adverse side effects, to take the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and COX-2 inhibitors commonly prescribed for the condition.

Professor Caterson explains that the Omega-3 fatty acids in Cod Liver Oil work by switching off the aggrecan- and collagen-degrading enzymes that break down joint cartilage. This, in effect, slows the progress of cartilage destruction that occurs in arthritis, reduces inflammation and thus lessens pain. He goes on to say, “Two years ago, research teams led by Professor John Harwood and myself at Cardiff University reported findings suggesting that the Omega-3 fatty acids in Cod Liver Oil can reduce cartilage degradation and inflammation in arthritic disease. Our most recent work shows that by exposing human osteoarthritic cartilage to Cod Liver Oil in the laboratory for just 24 hours we can turn off, or reverse, the action of the degradative enzymes and inflammatory factors affecting the tissue”.

Adds Professor Harwood, “This is where science and old wives’ tales coincide. Our findings are consistent with advice that taking Cod Liver Oil in early adulthood could prevent the onset of osteoarthritis and would reduce the harmful symptoms associated with the disease.”

A spokesperson for the Arthritis Research Campaign, which part-funded the research, commented: ‘We are currently directing a share of our research grants to investigation of non-drug therapies as many people are unable to tolerate the side effects of drug treatment. We are delighted that something as simple and widely available as Cod Liver Oil has the potential to bring relief and restore quality of life to so many’.

Professor Caterson’s findings will be published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism later this year.

Further information

Professor Bruce Caterson
School of Biosciences

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Vitamins and Minerals

November 1, 2009

It seems that daily there are headlines are announcing the latest findings from some group and often headlined by the media, about how some supplements are’t giving us the benefits that they are supposed to.

Experts have historically agreed that everyone needs to consume an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals to help fill the nutritional gaps in their diet. Even vegetarians, who are considered to be lead a very healthy lifestyle, need a multi vitamin and mineral to get the nutrients their diets do  not provide in adequate amounts. Thats why we call them supplements.

Our bodies simply cannot obtain all the nutrients we need from the food we eat. Even people who maintain a healthy diet should supplement with vitamins to improve their overall health. As well as exercise and eating right, a daily multivitamin and mineral Formula IV can help boost your immunity, fight free radical damage, and help your body get the extra support it needs as you age. I like Formula IV because it is derived from whole food, and contains Tre-en-en a group of essential fats  that help your cell walls become more permeable, no other supplement contains these. For additional information

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Of course there is far more to being in the peak of health than a multi vitamin and mineral, if you want to prevent the 5 major killer diseases then you need to make sure that you have the full specrum of preventative fruits and veggies. Again YOU cannot eat sufficient quantities of these to ensure good health and supplements can help you make up the shortfall. How many times have you heard the cry “I don’t like broccolli!” ” I don’t like radishes!” two of the best cancer fighters yet we don’t like them! Well now you don’t have to like them swallow them in a pill Cruciferous Plus contains both of these and more to help you ensure a healthy lifestyle into old age. We like to call it Healthy Aging and it can be yours if you so wish.

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