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The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete Human Growth Hormone (HGH) leading to weight loss and an increase in muscle tissue. GABA helps make endorphins for that sense of well-being after a good physical workout. GABA deficiencies cause: carbohydrate cravings, trembling, twitching, hyperventilation, flushing, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, cold or clammy hands, paresthesia, chest pain or discomfort, restlessness, blurred vision, abnormal sense of smell, abnormal odors, lump in throat, butterflies in stomach, unusual allergies, anxiety, hypertension, cystitis, gastrointestinal disorders, tinnitus, and PMS. Interestingly, GABA reduces depression and anxiety and helps normalize cortisol levels best when taken with a probiotic.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete Human Growth Hormone (HGH) leading to weight loss and an increase in muscle tissue. GABA helps make endorphins for that sense of well-being after a good physical workout. GABA deficiencies cause: carbohydrate cravings, trembling, twitching, hyperventilation, flushing, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, cold or clammy hands, paresthesia, chest pain or discomfort, restlessness, blurred vision, abnormal sense of smell, abnormal odors, lump in throat, butterflies in stomach, unusual allergies, anxiety, hypertension, cystitis, gastrointestinal disorders, tinnitus, and PMS. Interestingly, GABA reduces depression and anxiety and helps normalize cortisol levels best when taken with a probiotic.

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What is more depressing than being depressed and relying on SSRI antidepressant drugs? How being pregnant on these nasties and consequently birthing a child with autism? Now that’s really sad. The California MIND Institute studied some 1,000 mother/child pairs to find that children with Aspergers were 3X more likely to have prenatal SSRI exposure than neurotypical children with the highest risk for developing Aspergers in the mothers taking SSRIs in the first trimester. Serotonin drug exposure in the mother affects early brain development. Placebos work just as well as SSRI drugs without the side effects of higher suicide risk, adverse health outcomes and fetal damage. Here’s a novel thought: Find the cause of the depression and fix it! It is not a lack of drugs causing depression.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

What is more depressing than being depressed and relying on SSRI antidepressant drugs? How being pregnant on these nasties and consequently birthing a child with autism? Now that’s really sad. The California MIND Institute studied some 1,000 mother/child pairs to find that children with Aspergers were 3X more likely to have prenatal SSRI exposure than neurotypical children with the highest risk for developing Aspergers in the mothers taking SSRIs in the first trimester. Serotonin drug exposure in the mother affects early brain development. Placebos work just as well as SSRI drugs without the side effects of higher suicide risk, adverse health outcomes and fetal damage. Here’s a novel thought: Find the cause of the depression and fix it! It is not a lack of drugs causing depression.

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A lesson in sugar: When you take in sugars, in about 20 minutes or so, blood glucose levels spike as the sugar floods the bloodstream. With this sudden spike in blood glucose comes the pancreas pumping out large amounts of the hormone insulin to help the cells take up the glucose.  Some of this glucose is immediately converted to energy but the excess is stored as fat for later use. Insulin works very hard to balance the blood sugar levels and the more sugar you take in, the more insulin your body produces. High levels of insulin are not healthy when extra insulin causes the body’s blood sugar to crash and the body now requires more sugar to balance out the insulin. Chronic exposure to high insulin levels causes cells go numb to insulin - a condition called insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes. In this case, the sugar in your blood has nowhere to go and blood sugar levels sky rocket. Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

A lesson in sugar: When you take in sugars, in about 20 minutes or so, blood glucose levels spike as the sugar floods the bloodstream. With this sudden spike in blood glucose comes the pancreas pumping out large amounts of the hormone insulin to help the cells take up the glucose.  Some of this glucose is immediately converted to energy but the excess is stored as fat for later use. Insulin works very hard to balance the blood sugar levels and the more sugar you take in, the more insulin your body produces. High levels of insulin are not healthy when extra insulin causes the body’s blood sugar to crash and the body now requires more sugar to balance out the insulin. Chronic exposure to high insulin levels causes cells go numb to insulin - a condition called insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes. In this case, the sugar in your blood has nowhere to go and blood sugar levels sky rocket.

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Oil pulling can help your teeth and gums be healthy and even recover from disease. Commercial mouthwashes contain fluoride, alcohol, artificial flavors, chemical sweeteners and many other harmful additives that poison your body. Not so with oil pulling! Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years and can freshen the breath, prevent plaque and heal gingivitis. Oil pulling helps whiten the teeth, treat headaches and migraines, clears some acne cases, lessens asthma symptoms, and can even help diabetes. Taking just 5 minutes a day to swish some grape seed oil, sesame oil or coconut oil will literally wash away mouth bacteria while preventing gum inflammation. Bad bacteria residing in the mouth and gums affects overall health and have been implicated in a range of diseases from heart attack and dementia. Swish for 5 minutes minimum and then spit and brush your teeth.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

Oil pulling can help your teeth and gums be healthy and even recover from disease. Commercial mouthwashes contain fluoride, alcohol, artificial flavors, chemical sweeteners and many other harmful additives that poison your body. Not so with oil pulling! Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years and can freshen the breath, prevent plaque and heal gingivitis. Oil pulling helps whiten the teeth, treat headaches and migraines, clears some acne cases, lessens asthma symptoms, and can even help diabetes. Taking just 5 minutes a day to swish some grape seed oil, sesame oil or coconut oil will literally wash away mouth bacteria while preventing gum inflammation. Bad bacteria residing in the mouth and gums affects overall health and have been implicated in a range of diseases from heart attack and dementia. Swish for 5 minutes minimum and then spit and brush your teeth.

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Using Ritalin leads to a plethora of side effects including: increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, higher body temperature, lowered alertness and suppressed appetite. Think taking Ritalin is a cake-walk? Try these additional side effects: cancer, increased suicidal thoughts and suicidal behavior, seizure disorder, angina, Tourette syndrome, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, hallucinations, liver failure, extreme personality changes, a 7X increase in sudden death and more way too much more. According to the CDC, 20% of high school students in the US have taken Ritalin or a similar prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. Most of the kids who take these drugs without a prescription get them from family members and friends. I personally think that Ritalin and related drugs are a huge mistake in the first place.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

Using Ritalin leads to a plethora of side effects including: increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, higher body temperature, lowered alertness and suppressed appetite. Think taking Ritalin is a cake-walk? Try these additional side effects: cancer, increased suicidal thoughts and suicidal behavior, seizure disorder, angina, Tourette syndrome, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, hallucinations, liver failure, extreme personality changes, a 7X increase in sudden death and more way too much more. According to the CDC, 20% of high school students in the US have taken Ritalin or a similar prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. Most of the kids who take these drugs without a prescription get them from family members and friends. I personally think that Ritalin and related drugs are a huge mistake in the first place.

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There is a new looming crisis at hand – soaring food prices! Food prices have jumped almost 20% since December of 2013 – a mere 5 months. And, the experts are saying that it will probably get worse before it gets better – if it ever does get better. This blows the doors off of the dire USDA prediction of a whopping 3% rise in food prices for 2014. Food prices went up, but did your income increase at all? In the midst of glowing economic growth reports and fluffy unemployment numbers, did anyone factor in runaway inflation? A few reasons for this exorbitant rise in food prices are that California produces the most vegetables in the good old US of A and is going through the worst drought in its history, fuel prices are on the rise again – plus - the grand-total US cattle herd is also the smallest it has been since 1951. Time for some good old urban chickens and planter-box veggie gardens if you ask me.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

There is a new looming crisis at hand – soaring food prices! Food prices have jumped almost 20% since December of 2013 – a mere 5 months. And, the experts are saying that it will probably get worse before it gets better – if it ever does get better. This blows the doors off of the dire USDA prediction of a whopping 3% rise in food prices for 2014. Food prices went up, but did your income increase at all? In the midst of glowing economic growth reports and fluffy unemployment numbers, did anyone factor in runaway inflation? A few reasons for this exorbitant rise in food prices are that California produces the most vegetables in the good old US of A and is going through the worst drought in its history, fuel prices are on the rise again – plus - the grand-total US cattle herd is also the smallest it has been since 1951. Time for some good old urban chickens and planter-box veggie gardens if you ask me.

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Energy drinks are touted to improve energy, alertness, concentration, and athletic performance. These energy drinks can be gateways to other risky behaviors  – especially among teens and young adults – and can have serious health consequences, Energy drink sales in North America account for 36% of global sales, ringing in at some $20 billion in the US alone in 2013. With their frenetic lives, up to 50% of adolescents and young adults claim to regularly consume energy drinks as they seek to increase energy levels and to “stay-awake” while studying. Many energy drinks pack around 500mg of caffeine and don’t even have to label the amounts of this key ingredient even though they are some 5 times higher than what is found in one standard cup of coffee. Resultant caffeine toxicity from energy drinks is on the rise among adolescents as reported by poison centers. Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

Energy drinks are touted to improve energy, alertness, concentration, and athletic performance. These energy drinks can be gateways to other risky behaviors  – especially among teens and young adults – and can have serious health consequences, Energy drink sales in North America account for 36% of global sales, ringing in at some $20 billion in the US alone in 2013. With their frenetic lives, up to 50% of adolescents and young adults claim to regularly consume energy drinks as they seek to increase energy levels and to “stay-awake” while studying. Many energy drinks pack around 500mg of caffeine and don’t even have to label the amounts of this key ingredient even though they are some 5 times higher than what is found in one standard cup of coffee. Resultant caffeine toxicity from energy drinks is on the rise among adolescents as reported by poison centers.

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Did you know that a strict vegetarian lifestyle can both save your life and wreck it? When you are ill, a drastic diet change can turn the tides on chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, major depression and almost any other ill. But, a long-term strict vegetarian diet can actually be dangerous - leading to poorer general health, diminished quality of life and both physical and mental problems. On one hand, vegetarians smoke less, drink less alcohol, exercise more, eat less fat, eat more fruits and veggies, get more exercise, have lower BMIs, avoid vaccines more and have higher socioeconomic achievement. On the other hand, vegetarians suffer both heart attacks and cancer at 50% higher rates, have double the allergies, require more medical treatment and suffer significantly more mental health problems then omnivores. Bottom line: correlation is not causation. The average vegetarian lives 6-9 years longer because they have a generally healthier lifestyle than the average omnivore. Something to ponder…Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

Did you know that a strict vegetarian lifestyle can both save your life and wreck it? When you are ill, a drastic diet change can turn the tides on chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, major depression and almost any other ill. But, a long-term strict vegetarian diet can actually be dangerous - leading to poorer general health, diminished quality of life and both physical and mental problems. On one hand, vegetarians smoke less, drink less alcohol, exercise more, eat less fat, eat more fruits and veggies, get more exercise, have lower BMIs, avoid vaccines more and have higher socioeconomic achievement. On the other hand, vegetarians suffer both heart attacks and cancer at 50% higher rates, have double the allergies, require more medical treatment and suffer significantly more mental health problems then omnivores. Bottom line: correlation is not causation. The average vegetarian lives 6-9 years longer because they have a generally healthier lifestyle than the average omnivore. Something to ponder…

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You were never told about the countless people who developed paralysis after being vaccinated against polio. David Bodian, M.D., Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University told the International Poliomyelitis Conference in the year before the polio vaccine was introduced that vaccines “may be causing polio.” The Salk vaccine was introduced in 1955 and by 1956, many states reported sharp increases in polio rates – up to 645% more polio - because of the polio vaccine program. In fact, Idaho and Utah both halted polio vaccines because of the inordinate increase in polio cases and deaths from the vaccines. A Congressional testimony in 1962 said there were sharp increases in polio rates from 1957-1959 and that the Public Health Service had conducted a whitewash to suppress this knowledge. Big Pharma money has effectively rewritten vaccine history and consequent generations have bought into this wholesale. Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

You were never told about the countless people who developed paralysis after being vaccinated against polio. David Bodian, M.D., Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University told the International Poliomyelitis Conference in the year before the polio vaccine was introduced that vaccines “may be causing polio.” The Salk vaccine was introduced in 1955 and by 1956, many states reported sharp increases in polio rates – up to 645% more polio - because of the polio vaccine program. In fact, Idaho and Utah both halted polio vaccines because of the inordinate increase in polio cases and deaths from the vaccines. A Congressional testimony in 1962 said there were sharp increases in polio rates from 1957-1959 and that the Public Health Service had conducted a whitewash to suppress this knowledge. Big Pharma money has effectively rewritten vaccine history and consequent generations have bought into this wholesale.

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Green tea has been thoroughly studied in cancer research and found to help reduce cancer risk. Researchers are now reporting that green tea extract can also enhance cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. Green tea works by increasing the brain’s connectivity in the influence that one brain area has over another area. This positive connectivity leads to improvement in cognitive performance and significantly better working memory tasks. Both green tea and its extracts have long been used to prevent and treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis and cancer. Green tea can positively affect mood and enhance glucose tolerance. Theaflavin enriched green tea extract is known to lower bad cholesterol levels. Green tea extracts can be used topically to treat sunburn and even treat external genital and perianal warts.Read more Real Health Talk blogs>

Green tea has been thoroughly studied in cancer research and found to help reduce cancer risk. Researchers are now reporting that green tea extract can also enhance cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. Green tea works by increasing the brain’s connectivity in the influence that one brain area has over another area. This positive connectivity leads to improvement in cognitive performance and significantly better working memory tasks. Both green tea and its extracts have long been used to prevent and treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis and cancer. Green tea can positively affect mood and enhance glucose tolerance. Theaflavin enriched green tea extract is known to lower bad cholesterol levels. Green tea extracts can be used topically to treat sunburn and even treat external genital and perianal warts.

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