Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Steven Sedlmayr | The Role of Water in Digestive Health: What Water Should You Drink?


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Water is a vital essential element needed for your body. It is interesting and educational to know some more facts about how this simple molecule, H20, relates to your body composition and functions.

The human body is composed of approximately 55%- 65% water by mass, but composes around 67% by the count of number of atoms. The percentage of water in babies is much higher, between 75% to 78%. Plasma (the mixture of proteins, cells, and water which makes up your blood supply) is around 90% water. We are composed of mainly four elements by weight: oxygen (O) , carbon (C) , hydrogen (H) , and nitrogen (N). These elements are approximately 96% of the human body’s weight. The combination of two of them, hydrogen and oxygen (composing the substance water), are 55- 65% of your weight. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chlorine, and sulfur are elements that make up the majority of the rest of your body weight.

Nearly 99% of your weight is made up of the elements of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus, with the other elements contributing to about .85% of the remaining elements. Just what does that water do for you that your drink? It does the following: Helps regulate your body temperature; Helps you digest your food, which starts with saliva; Detoxifies and enables your body to excrete wastes through perspiration, urination, and defecation; The kidneys and liver use it to flush out wastes, as do Blood consists of about 90% water, so it carries nutrients and transports biological waste products; Protects and moisturizes our joints; Muscles consist of 75% water; Moisturizes the air in our lungs so that it can transport the oxygen into our system; Protects our spinal cord and other sensitive tissues; Your brain consist of 90% water; Your bones consist of 22% water; Helps carries the cells that repair your body; It is estimated that 3 billion water molecules per second flow through cells And [probably the controversial part] the water starts the chemical reactions that allow the cells to produce energy allowing you to function and live.

It is the same as the battery in your car. Without it, the engine will not start. It provides the electrical energy for biochemical reactions. And now you see why it is important to put the right type of water into your body.

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More than 15 years of work experience as employee of “Fortune 200” size corporations and more than 25 years as an entrepreneur founder with three start-up companies to his credit. Took a startup company with $5 million initial investment to NASDAQ with a peak market cap of over $120 million. Consults to major Fortune 50 companies on technology and strategic planning. He holds 24 U.S. patents, and at least 24 U.S. patents are in application stages. This has generated over $20 million in invention technology licensing and fees. Youngest recipient of a National Science Foundation grant when he received it. Forefather of HDTV.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

When People Ask Me Why I Don’t Trust Vaccines, I Simply Show Them This.

 

The life of an Anti-Vaxxer ain’t the easiest life, Pro-Vaxxers have become bullies and judgmental sheep that would follow Jim Jones to a cave party if the Government or their Pediatric Docs told them to. People are constantly telling me that my anti-vaccinated kids pose a threat to their kids and that I’m putting my kids and the rest of the world at risk. Human life has evolved to a point of near overpopulation, it has fought of famine, religious wars, plagues, ice ages, earthquakes and all of Tyler Perry’s movies, yet somehow my little 7 year old daughter may cause an apocalypse.

So when I ask people straight forward why they vaccinate, their answer is almost always “because my Doctor told me to.”

And then I show them this.

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For the rest of the story: http://edgytruth.com/2015/02/21/when-people-ask-me-why-i-dont-trust-vaccines-i-simply-show-them-this/

MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025

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Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT   

Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.

For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

At a [recent] conference, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

A fellow panelist reported that after Dr. Seneff’s presentation, “All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.”

Dr. Seneff noted the ubiquity of glyphosate’s use. Because it is used on corn and soy, all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts of glyphosate in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO corn or soy. Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, which means that all non-organic bread and wheat products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity. The amount of glyphosate in each product may not be large, but the cumulative effect (especially with as much processed food as Americans eat) could be devastating. A recent study shows that pregnant women living near farms where pesticides are applied have a 60% increased risk of children having an autism spectrum disorder.

For the rest of the story: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/mit-researcher-glyphosate-herbicide-will-cause-half-of-all-children-to-have-autism-by-2025/

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

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New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication.  It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines.”  Inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and other causes.

By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression — rather than the neurological ones — researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic.  Caroline Williams of The Guardian writes: “The good news is that the few clinical trials done so far have found that adding anti-inflammatory medicines to antidepressants not only improves symptoms, it also increases the proportion of people who respond to treatment, although more trials will be needed to confirm this. There is also some evidence that omega 3 and curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, might have similar effects. Both are available over the counter and might be worth a try, although as an add-on to any prescribed treatment – there’s definitely not enough evidence to use them as a replacement.”

Eleanor Morgan of VICE adds: “Cytokines skyrocket during depressive episodes and, in those with bipolar disorder, halt in remission. The fact that ‘normal,’ healthy people can become temporarily anxious or depressed after receiving an inflammatory vaccine — like typhoid — lends further credence to the theory. There are even those who think we should re-brand depression altogether as an infectious disease … Carmine Pariante, a Kings College psychiatrist who is quoted in The Guardian report, says that we’re between five and ten years away from a blood test that can measure levels of inflammation in depressed people.  If both Pariante’s estimate and the inflammation-depression theory are correct, we could potentially be just five years from an adequate ‘cure’ for depression.”

For the rest of the story: http://www.feelguide.com/2015/01/06/new-research-discovers-tha-depression-is-an-allergic-reaction-to-inflammation/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This Is the Way One Father Told His Pediatrician “No” to Vaccines

 

What does an informed parent look like? We’ll show you.

Below is a letter written by Bob O’Kane, a concerned parent, to his pediatrician about vaccines and the danger they pose to his child. This letter is one great example of how to approach your doctor, especially if you have looked into the matter further and are uncomfortable with their stance on the topic.

The name of the doctor has been intentionally omitted.

Doctor XXX,

My wife and I would like to say it was an absolute pleasure to meet you. We thank you for taking the time with us the other day to discuss our beautiful little daughter XXX.

I was wondering if I could take a moment to discuss something with you real quick regarding the notes I read this evening in her file. Please note, this is a very calm letter and not meant to start a debate in any way. We value your profession and position.

That being said, It’s in my opinion that the some of the comments are a bit misleading and was wondering if you could add this email to your notes. Please note we understand you are extremely busy and probably had to summarize the appointment the best you could.
 
For the rest of the story: http://yournewswire.com/this-is-the-way-one-father-told-his-pediatrician-no-to-vaccines/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jeanice Barcelo | Birth Trauma and the Dark Side of Modern Medicine


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Are people more unhappy because of the barbaric way doctors treat mothers when they deliver their babies? Tonight we discuss the gut-wrenching way hospitals and doctors brutally manipulate pregnant mothers. This interference in the mother-child bond is a key element in the breakdown of human love worldwide. The medical profession creates lasting scars between mothers and infants. It destroys marriages. And it injures and kills children. Its effect on the world, especially women, children, and families, is catastrophic. Jeanice Barcelo describes her own personal story of birth trauma, viewed within the context of our technologically based birthing culture. The discussion focuses on the dark side of modern medicine; especially as it pertains to the ritual abuse of mothers and infants during hospital birth. There is also important information about prenatal trauma, along with statistics regarding how many people are struggling with postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress, including fathers, and the way all of this is causing a breakdown in human love.

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Jeanice Barcelo is a transformational teacher, a birth activist and whistleblower, and someone who is concerned with all things that limit or undermine human love. Jeanice is an outspoken leader in the movement to expose the violence of hospital birth and to get birth out of the hospitals and back into the home. Through her radio and television shows, and in her forthcoming book series, she speaks out about the horrors of technologically-managed pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the evils of mind-control, satanism, pedophilia, child abuse, pornography, abortion, vaccines, and more. Jeanice has spent the last 15 years uncovering the long-term and inter-generational impact of primal trauma on the human body/mind/spirit system. She views the ever-escalating amounts of violence being inflicted on babies and pregnant mothers as systematic, methodical, purposeful evil. Jeanice has lectured extensively on this topic and has created an important curriculum designed to help end the lineage of abuse, violence, and trauma and restore humanity’s capacity to love.

Lime Juice Could Save 100’s of Thousands of Lives Each Year

Lime Juice Could Save 100's of Thousands of Lives Each Year - limesContributing Writer for Wake Up World

The lime is best known for its role in key lime pie and margaritas, but did you know it possesses remarkable healing properties as well?

While billions of dollars are poured into research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, the humble lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that cause millions to suffer and hundreds of thousands to die each year worldwide.

An impressive array of research on lime juice from the National Library of Medicine indicates that it could either cure or greatly accelerate healing time from a variety of life-threatening illnesses including:

The Healing Properties of Lime

Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA): 

According to the CDC, SCA afflicts about 95,000 Americans and is diagnosed in 1 in every 500,000 African-American births. A hereditary blood disorder, SCA is characterized by an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells. A clinical trial on lime juice was recently found to reduce painful episodes (50.0% lime juice intervention versus 92.7% control); febrile illness (46.6% lime juice intervention versus 87.3% control) and hospital admission rate (3.4% lime juice intervention versus 34.5% control) for sickle cell anemia in children.

Malaria:
Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, which the WHO estimates causes 219 million of illness resulting in 660,000 deaths each year. A wide range of highly toxic drugs are used to treat the disease, but a recent study found that lime juice greatly increased malarial clearance when combined with standard drug therapy.[1] They concluded: “lime juice when used with the appropriate antimalarial may enhance malaria parasite clearance especially in those with uncomplicated malaria.”

Bacterial Agents in Food:
A recent study found that the popular food known as ceviche, naturally containing pathogenic agents from fish, could be completely sanitized with lime juice. Both Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Salmonella enterica (two common causes of food poisoning) were all reduced to below detection limits through the addition of lime extract.[2]

For the rest of the story: http://wakeup-world.com/2014/12/15/lime-juice-could-save-100s-of-thousands-of-lives-each-year/

To the Parent of the Immunocompromised Child Who Thinks My Kid is a Threat

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This is a post written in response to “To the Parent of the Unvaccinated Child Who Exposed My Child to Measles.” 

To the parent of an immunocompromised child who thinks my child is a threat,

I am so sorry that your child has cancer. I cannot imagine how hard that must be for you. I am sure you are trying to do what you think is best for your child, even if that means requesting that I do something that’s not best for mine. There are no hard feelings here but I have to be honest with you…I too, have a number of emotions surging through my body right now.

Towards my children, I am feeling extra protective. Towards my rights, I am like a mean mama bear who got poked during the middle of a nap. Towards the creators of the hysteria that all of a sudden, for the first time in history, deemed one child more important and makes my child a perceived threat to everyone else’s, I am angry. Towards the parent of an immunocompromised child I am sympathetic, yet frustrated by the fact that you do not respect my choices, that you think my unvaccinated child is the only one who threatens yours, and that you would insinuate that my child should be sacrificed on the altar for your child.

By now, we’ve all been indoctrinated by the measles propaganda surrounding Disneyland. We’ve been mistakenly told that the unvaccinated are to blame, that it’s only occurring in unvaccinated individuals, and that measles disappeared 15 years ago and all of a sudden made a comeback.

In order to justify the removal of our parental rights, we’re told that the unvaccinated put infants and the immunocompromised at risk and we’re shown pictures of children suffering from cancer and other illnesses to drive this point home. We are not however, shown pictures of vaccine-injured children who have died, suffer from cancer, or have debilitating conditions caused by vaccines. No, that would be too objective.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livingwhole.org/to-the-parent-of-an-immunocompromised-child-who-thinks-my-kid-is-a-threat/

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

 

Chiropractors who administer unnecessary adjustments after an automobile accident in order to collect maximum insurance payments does occur sometimes. But as far as the patients go, no harm, no foul. Maybe even some benefits for other ailments not caused by the accident.

It’s known that chemotherapy and radiation are harmful, however, and regardless of their claims, their true cure rate is under five percent. The cancer industry likes to claim higher rates based on remaining alive for five years or remissions that don’t last. But even after that, many don’t live much longer or their overall health is adversely affected.

Deaths during chemo or radiation are attributed to the disease and never to the treatments, though it has been observed that chemo and radiation do worsen health and even kill. The mainstream cancer industry would fail without insurance to cover their outrageous costs since so few can afford them, while much less expensive and more effective cancer treatments are not covered by insurance in the USA. Economically not so rational, eh?

In one decade alone, oncologists’ incomes have increased over 85 percent even as patient visits increased only 12 percent. Could that be due somewhat to allowing oncologists who administer chemo out of their own offices and clinics to purchase chemotherapy drugs at wholesale and mark them up two fold, ya think?

Dr. Lorraine Day cure her cured her breast cancer naturally. Here’s what knows about chemotherapy.

For the rest of the story: http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/13924-doctors-intentionally-diagnosing-healthy-people-with-cancer.html?c=tca

Bully Doctor “Loses It” After Informed Mother Asks Questions About Vaccines

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Note: Pediatricians are notorious for bullying mothers when it comes to vaccines. Be prepared by having support (your spouse or friend) in the office with you, like this mother did. 

Imagine you are sitting with your financial advisor.

His role is to invest your assets, give you retirement and life insurance advice and even pay certain expenses out of your brokerage account. He sits before you because you assume it is a typical meeting where he goes over your financial plan and discusses options you may choose.

Yet something unusual happens. He suddenly turns to you and says he is investing everything you have in two funds. Your instinct kicks in and your stomach flops.

Wait!

You have questions and what about those balloon payments on your debt due in less than a year? How will you pay the debt? What if the investments crash and you are left with nothing? This could destroy you.

You question your advisor because again, it is your decision and choice to make, right? But this man you have trusted becomes angry.

For the rest of the story: http://vactruth.com/2015/02/15/bully-doctor-loses-it/?utm_source=The+Vaccine+Truth+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fc1ebdb7f8-02_16_2015_bully&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ce7860ee83-fc1ebdb7f8-408181985

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does

It’s over. The debate is settled.

It’s sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks. 


Oops. Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We’ve been told to swap eggs for Cheerios. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it’s very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400%! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30%.

This study of more than 40,000 people, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, accounted for all other potential risk factors including total calories, overall diet quality, smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and alcohol.

This follows on the heels of decades of research that has been mostly ignored by the medical establishment and policy makers. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends getting no more than 25% of your total calories from added sugar. Really?? This study showed that your risk of heart attacks doubles if sugar makes up 20% of your calories.

Yet more than 70% of Americans consume 10% of their daily calories from sugar. And about 10% of Americans consume one in every four of their calories from sugar.

Failed Dietary Guidelines

U.S. Dietary Guidelines provide no limit for added sugar, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still lists sugar as a “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) substance. That classification lets the food industry add unlimited amounts of sugar to our food. At least the American Heart Association recommends that our daily diet contain no more than 5% to 7.5% added sugar. Yet most of us are eating a lot more. Most of us don’t know that a serving of tomato sauce has more sugar than a serving of Oreo cookies, or that fruit yogurt has more sugar than a Coke, or that most breakfast cereals — even those made with whole grain — are 75% sugar. That’s not breakfast, it’s dessert!

For the rest of the story: http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/02/07/eggs-dont-cause-heart-attacks-sugar/#close

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kathy Scogna | Junk DNA: Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of Your DNA



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According to mainstream science, 98% of our DNA is considered to be "genetic gibberish, junk." This very title pokes fun at that notion because deep inside, we know the TRUTH! UNLOCK the HIDDEN SECRETS..... Our DNA contains EVERYTHING we’ve needed to know to survive for the past millennia. Five senses? How about 128 Sensory Channels; perceptions that helped Stone Age man survive, and could enhance our world today. Auras, Electromagnetic Fields, Radiational & Gravitational Forces, Sounds, Colors, Energy Centers, Endocrine Senses, Sun, Magnetic Reference for people & place, Mathematics, God, Language, Spirits, Solar Sys-tem, and many more. All the healing knowledge we humans need to know about has been imbedded and stored in the crystals of our own DNA. Crystals transmit information to us, about survival, about our past and about healing. We have “forgotten” much - we just need to access, to listen, and be open to the possibilities. So take a step back in time and discover what has been stored in the genes since the earliest moments of creation. Your journey to self awareness starts here.  


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Kathy Miller Scogna spent her early life in Darien, Connecticut, and graduated from the Thomas School. She attended Colorado Women's College where she was introduced to nutrition, then lived several years in California before marrying Joe Scogna and moving to Pennsylvania in the mid-1970s.

Joe was a nutritional researcher and writer. He was sensitive to anything entering his energy field, especially radiation and after the nuclear accident at 3-Mile Island, he was busy at nutrition clinics.

His first book, "The Threat of the Poison Reign" contains a radiation cocktail of helpful nutrients. He authored holistic books and computer programs that combine physics, western medicine, eastern philosophies, homeopathy and psychology with spirituality. Books on energetic healing, self awareness, human electricity, DNA and genetic origins, blood evaluations, the Periodic Table of Elements and Homeopathy.

Kathy helped with manuscripts, promotional material, worked with practitioners at seminars and produced a company magazine, The Life Energy Monitor.

After Joe’s untimely death, Kathy moved to a farm with her five children, where she completed her primary job as their mother.

“Joe was ahead of his time,” she said. “His computing system and use of infrared were decades ahead of anything in the healing field, so I knew I had time.”

While the children were in school, Kathy penned six history books. In appreciation of her many civic activities, she was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1997) and was recognized a Penn Ambassador by the state legislature in 2000.

“In 1999, my son Jez created a website for Joe and the phone started ringing. People were looking for The Promethion, books on the Self Awareness Formulas (SAF®), genetics, and the numbering system”.

If the world hadn’t been ready for Joe and his ideas in the 1980s, it was now. The reconstruction of SAF® began. By 2003, through Life Energy Publications, Kathy had republished three major works and manned a booth at the International Book Fair in Los Angeles. 25 more books and training courses followed. Word spread and today there is a rebirth of his innovative ideas in energetic healing. Practitioners have been trained and avid readers are found in 24 countries.

In many ways Joe’s work is still ahead of the times. As written by him, the Life Energy computing system on the Apple 2e was vast and expensive. His use of infrared to find the hot emotions has no equal. There were separate programs to suit the needs of medical doctors, holistic dentistry, chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture and herbalist.

The entire computing system, based on questionnaires and infrared for input, with holistic interpretations and remedies for higher consciousness and awareness, is now a very usable online service. It is cost effective, on a subscription basis.

It doesn’t matter what type of computer is used in Europe or Asia or South America; by having the information as an online service practitioners can access it and choose what modality best fits their practice.

An acupuncturist will find the Acu-track meridian points and 5 categories of Chinese herbs. A naturopath might use the Vita-Coordinator, allergy or herb programs. Homeopathic remedies as single and compound formulas, Essential oils, Flower essences, Juices, Emotional triggers, business, and the Omni-track for the 128 sense perceptions as listed in Junk DNA.

Interpretations are precise and printouts take care of the prep work before clients arrive. “We’ve taken care of the paperwork so the practitioner can focus on the client”.

“I’m so truly blessed and honored to be able to present this work.”

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Kid isn’t “Unprotected,” OK?

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If I hear one more time that unvaccinated children are “unprotected” from common diseases I’m going to lose it.  For crying out loud, how on Earth did the modern human race survive for 200,000 years with such a sissy immune system?

That was a trick question.  Our immune systems are fine until something is injected to wreck them up.  “But wait, Quack!” you say.  “200,000 years ago the average lifespan was only 33! Right thurr is proof of how much we need vaccines!”

Vaccines for what?  Drowning?  Wooly mammoths?  Falling out of trees?  Here’s how it was in the caveman years:  if you could make it to puberty, you’d live long enough to die of old age, and there ain’t no vaccine for that.

Do you know what my kid has protecting him from scary diseases?

GOD  

A God-given freaking immune system.  In the words of a fed-up autism mom: people who fear the unvaxed think proper nutrition is a hot pocket and a Flinstone’s vitamin.

For the rest of the story: https://leviquackenboss.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/my-kid-isnt-unprotected-ok/

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Coconut Oil and Chili Peppers Together Increases Thermogenesis Leading to Weight Loss

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Coconut-Chili-PepperHealth Impact News Editor Comments: A new study shows that chili peppers and coconut oil together can induce thermogenesis and lead to weight loss. (Note: nature’s richest source of medium-chain triglycerides is coconut oil.)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

Capsaicin, the active ingredient of chilli, and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) have been shown to increase diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), improve satiety and decrease energy intake.   Combinations of thermogenic ingredients have previously been investigated such as mustard and chilli, or capsaicin and green tea with positive effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the combined effects of chilli and MCT feeding on DIT and satiety in healthy volunteers.

METHODS:

Seven healthy volunteers were tested on four occasions following an overnight fast. Volunteers were fed a breakfast containing chilli and MCT oil, chilli and sunflower oil, bell pepper and sunflower oil or bell pepper and MCT oil. Satiety and gastrointestinal comfort were measured using visual analogue scales (VAS) and category scales. Baseline energy expenditure, and DIT and fat oxidation were measured for 6 h using indirect calorimetry.

For the rest of the story: http://greenyatrablog.com/coconut-oil-and-chili-peppers-together-increases-thermogenesis-leading-to-weight-loss/

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

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New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication.  It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines.”  Inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and other causes.

By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression — rather than the neurological ones — researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic.  Caroline Williams of The Guardian writes: “The good news is that the few clinical trials done so far have found that adding anti-inflammatory medicines to antidepressants not only improves symptoms, it also increases the proportion of people who respond to treatment, although more trials will be needed to confirm this. There is also some evidence that omega 3 and curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, might have similar effects. Both are available over the counter and might be worth a try, although as an add-on to any prescribed treatment – there’s definitely not enough evidence to use them as a replacement.”

Eleanor Morgan of VICE adds: “Cytokines skyrocket during depressive episodes and, in those with bipolar disorder, halt in remission. The fact that ‘normal,’ healthy people can become temporarily anxious or depressed after receiving an inflammatory vaccine — like typhoid — lends further credence to the theory. There are even those who think we should re-brand depression altogether as an infectious disease … Carmine Pariante, a Kings College psychiatrist who is quoted in The Guardian report, says that we’re between five and ten years away from a blood test that can measure levels of inflammation in depressed people.  If both Pariante’s estimate and the inflammation-depression theory are correct, we could potentially be just five years from an adequate ‘cure’ for depression.”

For the rest of the story: http://www.feelguide.com/2015/01/06/new-research-discovers-tha-depression-is-an-allergic-reaction-to-inflammation/

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cancer Causing Foods You Eat Every Day

When you’re tucking into your favorite foods do you ever think about what harm it could be doing to your body? Probably not. Of course, a lot of us think about the fat or salt content, maybe even the calories, but none of us think the foods we eat every day could cause us cancer. You may be surprised to learn that a lot of the common foods we enjoy tucking into carcinogens; an agent which is directly involved in causing cancer. We thought it would be a good idea to look at which foods can cause cancer, in order to make people think twice about tucking in without knowing the facts.

Fruit

What?! Fruit is supposedly healthy, so how can it cause cancer? Well, actually, unless you buy organic fruit then you could be damaging your health more than you realize. Fruit that isn’t organic is generally doused in a ton of pesticides and high nitrogen fertilizers, which are toxic to humans as well as pests. Atrazine is a commonly used pesticide which has been banned in some countries, but is still being used in places such as the US. Research has shown that pregnant women consuming this chemical had babies with reduced body weights; which just goes to prove how dangerous the chemical can be. All the chemicals and hormones used to make fruit and veggies bigger, are also pretty dangerous for your health. By ingesting so many toxins you could easily be increasing your chances of contracting cancer. Avoid the cheap fruit and veggies in your local store and go organic instead.

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Vegetable Oils

Most of us use vegetable oils in all of our cooking, especially those which are hydrogenated oils. Whilst we may be happily dousing our healthy food in these oils, we could be increasing our risk of cancer. The oils can influence the structure and flexibility of our cell membranes, even causing genetic mutations, which we know is linked to cancer. A lot of processed foods are also covered in vegetable oils in order to keep them fresh, so you’re not safe with those ready meals either. Vegetable oils also contain high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, which are definitely not as good for you as their healthier cousin; Omega-3. In fact, these fatty acids have been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Try to avoid vegetable oils where possible and opt for healthier versions, even olive oil, when you can. Also avoid processed foods containing hydrogenated oils.

Processed Meat

You know that pretty pink look that processed meat has? Well, that is actually caused by a chemical and isn’t the natural color of the meat at all. In fact, all processed meats contain a whole host of chemicals and preservatives, which could be linked to cancer. In a 13 year study researchers found that those who consumed 160g or more of processed meat increased their risk of early death by up to 44%. However, those who eat less than 20g had much of a lesser risk within a 12 year period. The study was carried out in 10 European countries, with thousands of people taking part for the full 13 years. One of the biggest killers in processed meats, however, is the sodium nitrate which we know is packed with carcinogens. Smoked meat is the worst, as it will also pick up tar which can be as dangerous as consuming it through smoking cigarettes.

For the rest of the story: http://www.likesharetweet.com/surprising/cancer-causing-foods-you-eat-every-day/11/

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits


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S y n o p s i s 

Smart Change explores the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits in individuals and groups and offers real, accessible and actionable advice for changing habits. In an engaging narrative, Markman covers a wide range of habits, from individual behaviors like eating better and exercising regularly to work-related behaviors such as learning effectively and influencing customers’ purchases. He proposes that there are five effective tools to help individuals change behavior and to help people influence the habits of the people around them:

1. Tame the “Go” system: Identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones and generate specific plans to deal with obstacles.

2. Harness the “Stop” system: Learn to deal with stress and other factors that hinder the development of new and positive habits.

3. Optimize your goals. Determine the course of behavior change and how to successfully incorporate those changes for the long term.

4. Manage your environment: Change your surroundings to dramatically reduce poor behavior and habits.

5. Engage your Neighbors: To affect other people’s behavior, understand the shared culture that creates a mutual dependency, and allows neighbors and colleagues to have a profound positive influence on the behavior of other members of their community.

B i o 

Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. The HDO program brings the humanities and the social behavioral sciences to people in business.

He got his ScB from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Texas, Art taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University.

Art's research explores thinking. He has studied the way people form and use analogies, the mechanisms of decision making, the modes that allow people to form a categories, and the influences of motivation on reasoning. Art is also the executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and is a former executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society.

Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for many sites including Psychology Today and Fast Company. He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses. Art is also on the scientific advisory boards for the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show.

Along with Bob Duke, Art hosts the radio show Two Guys on Your Head for KUT Radio in Austin. Two Guys on Your Head is available as a podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. You can also follow the show on Twitter.

When he's not doing things related to Cognitive Science, Art can be found spending time with his family or playing sax in a blues band.