Macular eye degeneration

Macular eye degeneration

Use Pressed Garlic to Reverse Vision Loss

Mode of consumption

  • To obtain these benefits from daily garlic consumption, one or two cloves is recommended.
  • You should always eat it raw, because when you cook garlic it loses up to 90% of its benefits.
  • You can also combine it with a little lemon juice and olive oil.

How often should you add this to your diet? Now that you know how good it can be for your vision, stop making excuses and try it on a regular basis.

 You’ll need a kitchen utensil known as a garlic press, which is designed to crush a clove of garlic by pressing it through a series of small holes. It has a small lever that serves to press the clove into a thick paste.

A healthy diet, regular physical activity, drinking enough water, reducing stress and getting enough sleep are all beneficial for regulating blood pressure, normalizing blood sugar levels to prevent nerve damage and supporting heart health.

The best foods for preventing and reversing macular degeneration are green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits (especially all yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables), fish and whole grains.

Eggs are a good source of Lutein so eat plenty of eggs with bright yellow yolks.

Eat 2-3 tablespoons of cooked spinach every day.

Also eat carrots, broccoli and kale.

Foods to avoid for macular degeneration are refined grains, processed foods, refined sugar and sugary drinks etc.

Key raw foods to include in the diet are:

* Sprouts

* Raw vegetables

* Raw cultured vegetable be

* sauerkraut

* Avocados

* Presoaked Seeds and Nuts

* Sprouted legumes (bean sprouts, sprouted chickpeas)

* Sprouted grains (wheat and rye berries)

* Seaweed also called sea greens or sea vegetables

* meats should be consumed.

* fish. Fish to be consumed would include Wild Alaskan Salmon and small body fish such as sardines.

* Raw carrots

* Brussel sprouts

* Raw spinach

* Corn

* Broccoli

* Green peas

* Green beans

  • Tomatoes

* Leaf greens

* olive oil, flax seed, sesame, sunflower,

* safflower, almond oils and grape seed oil

Dehydration also is a major contributor to chronic disease.

The Indian spice that could save your eyesight,  that reverses and prevents age-related vision loss is saffron

To stop age-related vision loss and make your eyes as healthy as possible, you need to get at least 20 mg per day of saffron. There are two options for using this powerful orange miracle. You can cook with it and if you love curries, this is a great choice.  Or, you can take a saffron extract supplement. They are widely available and easy to find.Since saffron is a very expensive spice, for most people, taking the supplement will be the best option. after a year or more ingesting only 20 mg (milligrams) of saffron daily, vision improvements should stabilize without requiring more saffron dosing. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, stemming from the dried orange-red stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower. Boil a pinch in tea for a delicious refreshing hot drink, add to smoothies and all other recipes I’d suggest you visit an East Indian store. Bought the Spanish saffron this week. It is around $7 something for 2g. Remember, the redder in colour the higher the quality.    The crop with tiny leaves and purple buds does not flaunt its treasure. But hidden at the centre of the flowers are pistils, each containing three red stigmas which, when dried, make the pricey seasoning saffron.

Avoid eating margarine.

Sunflower seeds=Selenium which is found abundantly in sunflower seeds is known to prevent cataracts and also protect overall eye health. Eat a handful of sunflower seeds every day.

Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil has been demonstrated to improve eyesight, helichrysum oil improves vision and supports nerve tissue, and cypress essential oil improves circulation. Apply three drops of any of these essential oils twice daily on the cheeks and lateral eye area (next to the eyes), but be very careful not to put oils directly into the eyes.

Coconut oil – Coconut oil may prevent progression of wet and dry macular degeneration. Take a couple of tablespoons of the oil daily in your diet. You can also use it to massage gently around the eyes.
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Homemade Dandruff Treatments & Shampoos

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Not washing one’s hair is certainly a time-saver. Imagine this,  but not five days  with no shampoo or conditioner. Dream on..

Dandruff may be also caused by not rinsing well your hair well after a soap wash and  thus using additionally a conditioner can help.

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If you know you have dandruff, than read on.

Below are home remedies to help you

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1. Pour, Rinse, With Vinegar

Rinsing your hair with vinegar (specifically Apple Cider Vinegar or white vinegar) actually addresses the root of the problem Put simply, dandruff is the result of skins cells maturing and dying too fast, building up, and causing irritation. Vinegar will get rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff, and it won’t clog up your pores or cause more. An overgrowth of fungus can also cause dandruff, and vinegar acts like a fungicide. Using it is straightforward, simple, and is probably easier on your hair than some shampoos out there.

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You will need…
-1/2 cup warm water
-1/2 cup ACV or white vinegar
-A cup

Directions
Mix together the warm water and vinegar in a cup. The total amount may be varied to be more or less depending on how much hair you have. Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water (only water!) Wait about 8-12 hours before taking a normal shower. Repeat once every week or two weeks, depending on how often you feel you need it.

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2.  Baking Soda

Baking soda is just an all-around useful thing to have in the house. It plays a large part in a lot of natural home remedies, and for good reason-it usually works! It helps to remove dandruff for a number of reasons. First, it mildly exfoliates, which gets rid of the excess dead skin. It’s also kills off acts as a fungicide, and a common fungus that occurs on everyone’s scalp can cause dandruff if it becomes overly abundant. In addition, its tiny particles can be useful in actually removing those loose flakes stuck in your hair-instead of just breaking the pieces of skin up into smaller pieces.

You will need…
-1 tablespoon of baking soda
-1 cup of water
-A few drops of rosemary oil (optional)

Directions
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda to every one cup of warm water. If you’re using an old (clean) shampoo or soap bottle, shake up the mixture and apply generously. Otherwise, stir it before you use it. Do this in place of shampoo, daily if possible. Your hair may feel quite dry in the beginning, but its natural oils will restore themselves soon, and they will be much more balanced than when using some commercial shampoo. If you feel you absolutely must use shampoo (and really try the baking soda alone first if you can) you can add a teaspoon of baking to a handful of shampoo and use that instead. The rosemary oil is optional, but some people find rosemary helps dandruff and think it has a pleasant scent.

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3.You can  Utilize Listerine

Listerine was actually created in 1879 by a doctor in Missouri and used as a powerful surgical antiseptic for dentists. one its original purposes was also to fight dandruff. Listerine fights fungus, and one of the most common cause of dandruff is an overabundance of fungus.

You will need…
-Water
-Listerine Mouthwash (preferably not green or blue as they might stain your hair)
-Spray bottle (optional)

Directions…
Mix 2 parts water with 1 part Listerine. After you shampoo, spray or pour the solution onto your scalp, massage in well, and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.

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4. Get Some Sun on your scalp

It’s not known exactly why, but there have been links between dandruff and exposure to sunlight. There have been many cases in which the severity of dandruff lessened when the afflicted person spent more time in the sun.

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5.  Aspirin

Aspirin can help with more than just headaches-it’s also an easy at-home remedy for dandruff. Pure Aspirin uses a large percentage of Salicylic Acid, which is an active ingredient in many commercial anti-dandruff shampoos. Salicylic Acid has fungicidal and anti-microbial properties to fight the extra flakes caused by fungus, while the Aspirin helps with the inflamed skin that often goes hand-in-hand with severe cases of dandruff.

You will need…
-2 white Aspirin tablets
-Shampoo

Directions…
Crush up the Aspirin until it becomes a fine powder. Add it to your regular shampoo before use, making sure to leave it in your hair for about 2 minutes before rinsing completely.

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Many people post overly simplified advice to serious medical problems

In fact I do too often hear stupid people boast, younger or healthy people,  they do not take any medication at all as they do not want to load their bodies with all that chemicals.

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To which I reply someday in your own life you will have a sickness and you will in desperation look for any cure next, medication included..In fact one of these false boaster had next a heart attack and has gone downhill fast.. He is now running to all the doctors for help..

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Those who are depressed are more likely to exhibit risky behavior with drugs and alcohol, as well as being more likely to attempt suicide. In fact, are more associated with a shorter lifespan than the smokers. .The standard course of treatment for depression is questionable medication. Often it takes a combination of two or more different medications to mask, control the symptoms, and it is a trial and error approach to find the right combination for each patient. When medicine has been tried and doesn’t work then generally nothing can help cause doctors are not really dealing with the basic causes of the depression. Depressed people will thus face a hard life. To Help with many person’s medical symptoms of their diseases, depressions too we still do often we may still have to deal with the root causes of the sicknesses too.. including the hypertension, stresses, anxieties, and our past wrong values, ignorance, wrong doings too. https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/anti-suicide-watch/

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Home remedy for anemia? a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.

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A supposed help to treat diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. As a result, glucose (sugar) builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Type 1 is incurable,  requires insulin medication.

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https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/diabetes/

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Processed meat is to blame for one in 30 early deaths

“The bacon and sausage on your plate or those steaming hot pies are increasing your chances of premature death from cancer and heart disease. Processed meat is to blame for one in 30 early deaths, a large-scale study has now found.
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The EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involving 10 countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people has found that risk of premature death increased with the amount of processed meat eaten by a person. According to the study, even one sausage a day is bad for your health.
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The researchers say that salting, curing and smoking of meat gives rise to carcinogens like nitrosamines, and these may be the cause of the increased cancer mortality.
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Processed meat products are also high in cholesterol and saturated fats, which are linked with increased risk of heart and circulatory disease.
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Professor Sabine Rohrmann from the University of Zurich, who led this analysis explained, “Risks of dying earlier from cancer and cardiovascular disease increased with the amount of processed meat eaten such as sausages, salami or ham. Overall, we estimate that 3% of premature deaths each year could be prevented if people ate less than 20g processed meat per day. “;
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According to the study, those who eat more than 40g of processed meats daily or other types of meat, are at risk of premature death. In general a diet rich in processed meat is linked to other unhealthy food choices. Men and women who eat more processed meat, consume less of fruits and vegetables and are more likely to smoke. Men who ate a lot of meat also tended to have a high alcohol consumption. Vegetarians on the other hand often lead a healthier lufe, they exercise more and also smoke less. Last year, the World Cancer Research Fund, a 21-member elite panel analysed over 7,000 studies carried out in the last 40 years to access the actual links between lifestyle and cancer. The panel’s report — Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer — made some crucial recommendations. The scientists confirmed that carrying extra weight, particularly around the waist, increased chances of cancer of the oesophagus , pancreas, colon, kidney and uterus, as well as postmenopausal breast cancer.”

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Lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol or an unhealthy diet are linked to nearly half of Britain’s cancer cases,

AS A SENIOR I HAVE DEFINATELY NOTICED THAT MOST PEOPLE CARE TO READ UP ON HEALTH CARE ONLY WHEN THEY ARE REALLY SICK.. AND NOT BEFORE… NOW THAT IS REALLY SAD.   https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/anti-suicide-watch/

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Lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol or an unhealthy diet are linked to nearly half of Britain’s cancer cases, a study claimed recently.

These “preventable” cancers account for 45 percent of all cancers in men and 40 percent of cancers in women, according to Cancer Research UK — more than 100,000 cases a year. The authors claim the study is the most comprehensive ever written on the subject. Many people believe cancer is down to fate or ?in the genes? and that it is the luck of the draw whether they get it,”   Looking at all the evidence, it’s clear that around 40 percent of all cancers are caused by things we mostly have the power to change.”

Smoking is by far the habit that increases cancer risk the most, causing 23 percent of all cancers in men and 15.6 percent of cases in women — 60,800 cases a year in total, according to the study. For men, lack of fruit and vegetables — linked to 6.1 percent of cases — was the second most important factor, followed by work conditions such as whether they were exposed to asbestos (4.9 percent of cancers). For women, the second biggest factor was obesity, linked to 6.9 percent of cases. “We didn’t expect to find that eating fruit and vegetables would prove to be so important in protecting men against cancer,”   “And among women we didn’t expect being overweight to have a greater effect than alcohol.” Alcohol was blamed by the study for 3.3 percent of female cancers — fewer cases than those blamed on sunbeds (3.6 percent). Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive said. “But this study shows that healthy habits can significantly stack the odds in our favour.”

FALSELY IN DENIAL

 

We’re in denial about heart health factors  Brantford Expositor – A report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation says that Canadians are in denial about their risk factors for heart disease, including being overweight and physically inactive.

Perfumes can be dangerous

 

A prominent environmental group says perfume makers stink when it comes to divulging the potentially dangerous chemicals in their products

Environmental Defence, along with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, commissioned a study of perfumes sold in Canada. The group says the study shows that perfumes often contain a dozen of what it calls “secret chemicals” not listed on labels — chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or disrupt hormones.

A group tested 17 name-brand perfumes colognes and “body sprays” for men and women:

  • Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio 
  • Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow
  • Calvin Klein Eternity (for women)
  • Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Britney Spears Curious
  • Calvin Klein Eternity (for men)
  • Quiksilver (for men)
  • Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly
  • Coco Mademoiselle Chanel
  • Clinique Happy
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce
  • American Eagle Seventy Seven
  • Hannah Montana Secret Celebrity
  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
  • Old Spice After Hours Body Spray
  • AXE Bodyspray For Men – Shock  
  • Halle by Halle Berry

All of them contained secret chemicals not listed on the label. On average, they contained 14 chemicals, some are which have been linked to estrogen disruption, sperm production disruption and even cancer, the group says.

According to the study, Calvin Klein Eternity perfume for women, for example, contained 14 unlisted chemicals. Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio for men had 17 chemicals, while American Eagle 77 spray contained 24 unlisted chemicals.

The study found the perfumes also contained an average of 10 “sensitizing” chemicals, which are chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions, such as nausea, headaches, wheezing, and vomiting.

The questionable chemicals include:

  • Octinoxate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Benzophenone
  • Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Galaxoide
  • Tonalide
  • Musk ketone
  • Benzyl salicylate
  • Benzyl benzoate
  • Butylphenyl methylpropional

The report says that galaxolide and tonalide — two synthetic musks linked to toxicity to the endocrine system – were found in 16 of the 17 perfumes. A recent cord-blood study by the Environmental Working Group found those two chemicals inside the bodies of most babies tested.

Twelve of the 17 products in this study were listed as containing DEP, a chemical found in 97 per cent of Americans that is linked to abnormal development of reproductive organs in baby boys and sperm damage in adult men.

Jane Houlihan, senior vice president for research at the Environmental Working Group, says these chemicals easily find their way into our bodies.

“Fragrance chemicals are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and many of them end up inside people’s bodies, including pregnant women and newborn babies,” she said.

Danger – High Sodium Diets Hazardous to Health

 

According to a recent study, excess consumption of salt is linked to diseases like, hypertension, osteoporosis, kidney damage and stomach cancer etc. Hence high sodium diets are highly dangerous to the health, especially to heart.  The dietary guidelines recommend less than 2,300 mg intake of sodium per day. Americans do not pay heed to the same and eat an average of 3,436 mg every day.  Maximum sodium intake comes from the processed foods like cheeses, sliced meats, sauces and French fries, etc. Sauces and spreads can contain salt to the extent of 1,283 mg of salt per 100 grams. Foods that were once frozen and canned are full of sodium.  Dr. Marc Schweiger, director of Cardiac Catheterization/Research in the Division of Cardiology at Baystate Medical Center, says, “Although salt is found in many foods, maintaining a low-sodium diet will benefit your long-term health in a variety of ways”.
http://topnews.net.nz/content/22163-high-sodium-diets-hazardous-health

 

Sugary soft drinks increase pancreas cancer risk

“We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are cause-and-effect for obesity and diabetes,” “We just have to stop drinking sugary beverages,” Those beverages include soda pop, energy and sports drinks as well as fruit beverages, sweetened iced teas and homemade sugary drinks like frescas. “It’s liquid candy,” “Canadians are often unaware of how much sugar they’re consuming in beverage form. And the more you drink, the higher your risk is of these adverse health effects,” Sugary drinks are the main source of added sugars in the Canadian diet, said Lesley James, a health policy analyst at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. .Now a new study, holds sugary drinks responsible for the death of 1,600 Canadians annually..

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A study found that diabetes induced by excessive consumption of sugary beverages was responsible for more than 70 per cent of those deaths, with cardiovascular disease and cancer trailing behind at 25 per cent and four per cent respectively.

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Drinking two or more soft drinks per week nearly doubles a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, says a new study released Monday that followed over 60,000 people for a period of 14 years.  http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100208/softdrink_pancreatic_100208/20100208/?hub=TorontoNewHome
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Researchers examined the risks associated with those who drink sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks, versus those who don’t consume these beverages.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and only 5 per cent of people who are diagnosed are known to survive five years later, according to the American Cancer Society. About 3,900 Canadians were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Globally, that number is about 230,000.

“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” lead researcher Mark Pereira of the University of Minnesota said in a statement. Insulin helps the body metabolize sugar, and is produced in the pancreas.

Pereira and his colleagues followed 60,524 men and women in Singapore for 14 years. Over that period, researchers found:

  • 140 of the volunteers developed pancreatic cancer.
  • An 87 per cent higher risk of developing cancer for those who drank two or more soft drinks per week.
  • No link found between drinking fruit juice and developing pancreatic cancer.

Pereira says the findings would apply to western countries as well.

“Singapore is a wealthy country with excellent healthcare. Favourite pastimes are eating and shopping, so the findings should apply to other western countries,” he said.

He points out that while sugar may be to blame, those who drink sugar-sweetened soda often have other poor health habits.

Jennifer Sygo, a nutritionist with the Cleveland Clinic, says there isn’t the same level of research available for sugar as there is for salt. But she points out guidelines by the American Heart Association, which recommends:

  • Women should not consume more than 25 grams of added sugar a day (6.5 teaspoons);
  • Men should not consume more than 38 grams of added sugar a day (9.5 teaspoons).

Just by cutting sugar intake by half, or even one-third, it would make a big difference. For those who just need their sugar fix, many  recommend  a cup of juice a day, then water or a Perrier if you need some carbonation.

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Occasional sweets are OK. But it’s foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, breads, rice, and other grains that give your body the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that it needs. It doesn’t matter what disease we are talking about, whether we are talking about a common cold or about cardiovascular disease, or cancer or osteoporosis, the root is always going to be at the cellular and molecular level, and more often than not insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally controlling it. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0846/is_8_22/ai_98594272/

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The health dangers which ingesting sugar on an habitual basis creates are certain. Simple sugars have been observed to aggravate asthma, move mood swings, provoke personality changes, muster mental illness, nourish nervous disorders, deliver diabetes, hurry heart disease, grow gallstones, hasten hypertension, and add arthritis.

The list of health problems associated with sugar is quite lengthy and growing by the year. Some generalities include the following:

  • depression
  • mood swings
  • irritability
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mineral deficiencies
  • adrenal gland depletion
  • hypoglycemia
  • candida overgrowth
  • increased cholesterol levels
  • chronic fatigue

Then we get into the more serious diseases and disorders, as cancers, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Sugar, even in small amounts, suppresses the immune system making it easier to succumb to the various ailments. It should be noted though that there is a very significant difference between white refined sugar and naturally occurring complex sugars found in whole foods.

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Here again is a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

  • Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  • Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
  • Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  • Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  • Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
  • Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
  • Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
  • Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  • Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  • Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
  • Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
  • Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  • Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
  • Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  • Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
  • Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
  • Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
  • Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
  • Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  • Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  • Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
  • Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
  • Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
  • Sugar causes food allergies.
  • Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
  • Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  • Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
  • Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
  • Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
  • Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  • Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
  • Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
  • Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  • Sugar can cause depression.
  • Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
  • Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
  • Sugar can cause hypertension.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly.
  • Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
  • Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
  • Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

Source: www.nancyappleton.com

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To be sure, sugar is needed by the body for energy. However, far too many people are getting too much of a good thing – way too much.

Excessive sugar consumption is the major cause of an imbalance of all minerals especially:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • chromium
  • zinc
  • copper
  • cobalt (necessary for vitamin B12)
  • chromium (together with insulin, stimulates cells to absorb and metabolize sugar)

This imbalance leads to degenerative diseases including heart disease, osteoporosis, some anemias, and diabetes Studies have shown that individuals who continued on a high fiber diet for several months showed increased normalization of blood sugar levels. High fiber diets also lessen the sugar in the urine, and lowers fasting blood sugar levels and medication requirements.

Diets which include 20-35 grams of fiber per day is the ideal amount. Good sources of fiber are the following:

  • dry or cooked oat bran
  • cooked oatmeal
  • black-eyed peas
  • kidney or pinto beans
  • split peas
  • butter beans
  • lentils
  • fresh peas
  • baked potatoes with skins
  • brussels sprouts
  • corn
  • zucchini
  • prunes
  • apricots
  • broccoli

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Just when we got the hang of baking with applesauce instead of oil and forgoing Chips Ahoy for SnackWell’s, the diet gurus throw us another curveball: Forget counting fat grams, they say. The real villain is sugar!

According to a slew of recent diet books, it’s sugar, not fat, that causes chronic overeating and adds extra pounds that wont budge. Their solution: Slash sugar from the diet completely.

Give wonderful, delicious sugar the boot (gulp) forever? We couldn’t bear it. So we asked leading nutrition experts to give it to us straight, Before you consider dumping your Twizzlers or denying yourself dessert, find out what the experts say about the truth–and the hype–when it comes to the sweet stuff.

Sugar Myth #1: You should eliminate all sugar from your diet.

First, a quick and painless science lesson: Sugars, aka carbohydrates, are made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Individually, these strings of molecules are called monosaccharides, which include sugars such as fructose (found in fruit). Link two sets of molecules together and you have disaccharides, such as sucrose (table sugar) and lactose (the sugar found in milk). Combine a whole bunch of units, producing an even more complex molecule, and you’ve got starches and fiber.

And no matter what form you eat–from Gummi Bears to Wheaties–carbs contain 4 calories per gram, break down to simple sugars during digestion (except for fiber, which is indigestible) and are either used for immediate energy or stored for later. In other words, you need sugars in your diet to keep your body running. Most should come in the form of nutrient-rich starches like whole grains and cereals. You should also eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and lowfat dairy products–which contain sugars, but also valuable vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting chemicals.

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The Number One Health Risk Gallstones in the Liver

The Number One Health Risk Gallstones in the Liver  

Think of the liver as a large city with thousands of houses and streets. There are underground pipes for delivering water, oil and gas. Sewage systems and garbage trucks dispose of waste products. Power lines deliver energy to the homes and businesses. Factories, transport systems and shops meet the daily supply requirements of its inhabitants. The city is organized in such a way as to provide all that is needed for the continued existence and well being of its entire population. However, if city life becomes paralyzed as a result of major strike actions, a failing power supply, a massive act of terrorism or a devastating earthquake, the population will begin to suffer serious shortcomings in all of these sectors.

The liver has hundreds of different functions and is connected with every part of the body. Every moment of the day it is involved in manufacturing, processing and supplying the body with vast amounts of nutrients. These nutrients feed the 60-100 trillion inhabitants (cells) of the body. Each cell is, in itself, a microscopic city of immense complexity, with billions of chemical reactions per second. To sustain the incredibly diverse activities of all the body’s cells without disruption, the liver must supply them with a constant stream of nutrients and hormones. With its intricate labyrinth of veins, ducts and specialized cells, the liver needs to be free of any obstruction in order to maintain a problem-free production line and frictionless nutrient and hormone distribution system throughout the body.

The liver is the main organ responsible for processing, converting, distributing and maintaining the body’s ‘fuel’ supply. Some actions involve the breakdown of complex chemicals; other important functions involve synthesis, particularly the manufacture of protein molecules. The liver acts like a filter to break down and remove excessive hormones as well as alcohol and drugs.

In all cases, it is the task of the liver to modify these biological active substances so that that they lose their potentially harmful effects – a process known as detoxification. Specialized cells in the liver’s blood vessels (Kupffer cells) mop up harmful elements and infectious organisms reaching the liver from the gut. The liver excretes the waste materials resulting from these actions via its bile ducts. To make sure all this occurs efficiently, the liver receives and filters three pints of blood per minute and produces two and a quarter pints of bile every day.

Obstructive gallstones can greatly undermine the liver’s capacity to detoxify all of these externally supplied and internally generated substances in the blood; they also prevent the liver from delivering the proper amount of nutrients and energy to the right places in the body at the right time. This can upset the delicate balance in the body, known as ‘homeostasis,’ leading to malfunctioning of its systems and organs.

A perfect example of such a disturbed balance is the increased concentration of the endocrine hormones, estrogen and aldosterone, in the blood. These hormones, produced both in men and women, are responsible for the correct degree of salt and water retention, When not detoxified, as occurs in bile duct and gallbladder congestion, their excessive concentration in the blood causes tissue swelling and water retention. High estrogen levels are also considered the leading cause of breast cancer among women. In men, high levels of this hormone can cause excessive development of breast tissue. Nearly 60% of the American population is overweight or obese; that is, they suffer from fluid retention (with comparatively little fat accumulation). Fluid retention in the tissues forces other toxic waste matter to be deposited in various parts of the body. Wherever the storage capacity for toxins is exhausted, symptoms of illness begin to occur.

If you suffer any of the following symptoms, or similar conditions, you likely have numerous gallstones in your liver and gallbladder:

  • Low appetite
  • Food cravings
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Hernia
  • Flatulence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Most infections
  • High cholesterol
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart disease
  • Brain disorders
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Depression
  • Impotence
  • Puffy eyes
  • Skin disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Gout
  • Stiff neck
  • Asthma
  • Sciatica
  • Joint diseases
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    • Knee problems
    • Osteoporosis
    • Obesity
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Kidney diseases
    • Cancer
    • MS and MD
    • Nightmares
    • Urinary problems
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Menstrual and menopausal disorders
    • Problems with vision
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • A ‘bilious’ or angry personality
    • Dull pain on the right side
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Clay-colored stool
    • Prostate diseases

     

    • Other sexual problems
    • Digestive disorders
    • Liver spots, especially those on the back of the hands and facial area
    • Dizziness and fainting spells
    • Loss of muscle tone
    • Excessive weight or wasting
    • Strong shoulder or back pain
    • Pain at the top of a shoulder blade and/or between the shoulder blades
    • Dark color under the eyes
    • Morbid complexion
    • Tongue that is glossy or coated in white or yellow

     

    • Frozen shoulder
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Tooth and gum problems
    • Yellowness of the eyes and skin
    • Numbness and paralysis of legs
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Cold extremities
    • Excessive heat and perspiration in the upper part of the body
    • Very greasy hair or hair loss
    • Cuts or wounds that keep bleeding and don’t heal
    • Difficulty sleeping, insomnia
    • Stiffness of joints and muscles
    • Hot and cold flushes

     


    Clearing the liver and gallbladder from all accumulated stones helps to restore homeostasis, balance weight and set the precondition for the body to heal itself. It also is one of the best precautions one can take to protect against illness in the future The liver cleanse

    The liver flush mentioned here is a simple, safe and painless do-it-yourself procedure using mainly apple juice, olive oil, lemon juice and Epsom salts to dispel gallstones from the liver and, of course, also from the gall bladder. 

    Ingredients

    Epsom salts 4 tablespoons
    3 cups of water 3 cups water (=750 dl)  (P.S .!! 1 cup = 250 ml = 2.5 dl = 0.25 l )
    Olive oil 1/2 (half) cup (light olive oil is easier to get down), and for best results, ozonate it for 20 minutes. Add 2 drops HCl.
    Fresh pink grapefruit 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze 2/3 cup juice. Hot wash twice first and dry each time.
    Ornithine 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep. Don’t skip this or you may have the worst night of your life!
    Large plastic straw To help drink potion.
    Pint jar with lid  
    Black Walnut Tincture, any strength 10 to 20 drops, to kill parasites coming from the liver.
     
    ONE OFTEN HEARS A CONCERNS FROM PATIENTS AND RELATED FAMILY MEMBERS WHETHER THEY SHOULD TRUST EVERYTHING THE ONLY HUMAN AND STILL NEED TO BE SUPERVISED DOCTORS, NURSES, HOSPITAL MANAGERS SAY OR PROMISES THEY WILL DO AND THE ANSWER IS NO CAUSE PEOPLE LIE AND MAKE PROMISES THAT OTHERS DO NOT KEEP. SOME PEOPLE RESPOND THAT THAT IS TOO MUCH WORK? WELL IF YOU RALLY DO WANT TO INSURE ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CONTINUAL SURVEILLANCE OF THE MEDICAL TREATMENTS, SERVICES.

    HOSPITALS are filled with infection-causing bacteria that cannot be found anywhere else. Hospitals, which often house very large numbers of sick people, are the ideal breeding environment for the sometimes deadly bugs. Hospital patients generally have a lower level of immunity and offer little or no resistance to them. The hospital staff, due to constant exposure to the bugs, are fairly immune to them, but may pass them on to patients by touching them or their food, bedding, clothing, or medications.* Contrary to common belief, hospitals are among the most contaminated places in the world. In fact  it does not take much dirt to become a breeding place for billions of deadly infectious bacteria.

    * Doctors can be the worst transmitters of disease in hospitals. Most doctors do not wash their hands except before an operation, when they wear sterilized gloves and gowns anyway. They may sometimes touch many dozens of patients within several hours, one after the other, without washing their hands even once. Even the doctor’s white gown is not as clean as it looks. It is only clean if it is washed every single day, which rarely happens. .

    * Bed sheets may be clean, but mattresses and pillows are not. The chance of being infected by bugs living in them is 1 in 20.

    * A hospital patient may receive up to 12 different kinds of medication, all of which produce side effects, SOME  that can lead to serious complications and even death. AND SOME MEDICATIONS GIVEN ARE GIVEN IN ERROR AS WELL

    * NOT SURPRISING TO MANY PERSONS hospitals PATIENTS OFTEN  are suffering from malnutrition due to a poor hospital diet OR BUDGET CONSTRAINTS. Malnutrition, even starvation was found to be the major cause of death among older people in hospitals.

    Add the toxic side effects of the drugs, the presence of deadly bugs, as well as the stress and anxiety that accompany an illness and a stay in a hospital, and a poorly nourished elderly person NOW EVEN has very little chance of surviving.

    Anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals work in different ways by providing nutrients which control the metabolism rate and the hormone levels within our bodies. By keeping these two things stable we can provide a better mechanism to cope with stress and anxiety inducing situations. Most of the recommended anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals can be found in the foods that we eat and can simply be attained by eating a healthy and balanced diet covering all the major food groups. And that is why eating proper foods is important.

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