The latest and the greatest news is that zinc is one of the most important essential elements in nutrition. Adults have up to three grams of zinc in their organs, tissues, bones, and fluids, but about half of the world’s population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Did you know that a zinc deficiency is found in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease? Did you also know that zinc is actually a natural antidepressant? A zinc deficiency occurs in liver cirrhosis and other liver diseases and adequate zinc levels are required for the regulation of blood pressure. A mild zinc deficiency during pregnancy increases maternal morbidity, prolong gestation, cause inefficient labor, bleeding, and increased risk of harm to the fetus. Some classic symptoms of zinc deficiency are depression, lack of sense of smell, reduced immunity, delayed wound healing, slow hair growth, infertility and white flecks under the nail beds. NEVER take zinc oxide orally. Find a gluconate, glycinate, chelate or other “ate” form.
If you are broke, overweight and depressed, that sucks… But a new study shows how to fix two out of three of those problems. You might not become richer but you can lose weight and get happier! Duke University helped economically disadvantaged obese women with their weight to significantly reduce depression in about half of them. One of the major items on the not-to-do list was NO FAST FOODS! (This makes me happy just thinking about it!) The other thing these women received was a YMCA membership to work out with. Accountability helped also with a phone call support system and a personal health coach. At the beginning, a whopping 20% of both the study group and the control group were moderately to severely depressed at the beginning of this study. By 18 months, 10% of the study group were not depressed any more.
Passive smoking trivia:
Some 40% of young children have at least one parent who smokes. Worldwide every year around 600,000 people die from the passive inhalation of tobacco smoke.
You have a choice, the child doesn’t…
Cat’s Claw is a great herb for treating ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis and more as it flushes pathogens and irritants from the gastro-intestinal tract. Cat’s Claw also defeats inflammation, supports the immune system, and fights cancer. Studies find that Cat’s Claw contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to support cell division, DNA repair, joint health and even helps heal wounds. Cat’s Claw is rich in more than 30 phytochemicals like: 17 different alkaloids, along with glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, sterol fractions, and other compounds. Lab results show that antioxidant power of Cat’s Claw exceeds that of many fruits, vegetables and other medicinal plant extracts. For cancer fighting, Cat’s Claw extract inhibits the production of tumor necrosis factor a, while also inhibiting the nuclear factor-kappa beta that is associated with cancer.
Want to know where the next deadly flu outbreak will come from? Odds are one out of five that it will come from our own government within the next decade. This is because high-security germ labs are being run by people experimenting with and developing deadly flu and other virus strains. And then this happens: A few months ago, the USDA asked for some ordinary flu virus samples from the CDC but the CDC accidentally shipped the deadly flu strain H5N1 instead. The USDA recognized that error (supposedly) before anyone got exposed to it but then failed to report the incident to anyone for another six weeks. Disconcerting? Well, the CDC reports that high-containment laboratories have errors and incidents on almost a weekly basis. Recently some anthrax was mishandled and put dozens of lives at risk. We the sheople won’t have to wait for some enemy to weaponize some deadly virus or bacteria – our government will do that to us first.
30 days to a less fatty liver:
Thirty days on a good supplemental probiotic diminishes the accumulation of fat in the liver. A new study published in PLOS ONE shows us how probiotics fight against Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease, obesity and diabetes using a three probiotic strain to diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver of obese rats. Now granted, we are not rats but our digestive systems work similarly. Fatty accumulation in the liver is the first stage in NAFLD and affects millions of people throughout the world. But there’s more! Probiotics also reduce the number of proinflamatory molecules to lower serum levels of tumor-a necrosis factor and interleukin 6. Probiotics will never cure NAFLD, cancer, diabetes or obesity by themselves, but added to healthy diet and lifestyle changes, these microorganisms can certainly help fight a good fight.
Is this why they call a psychiatriast a shrink? Antipsychotic medications actually cause a measureable decrease in brain volume! Our brains naturally lose a little volume as we age, caused by lost brain cells and connections, AKA atrophy, but how many doctors will tell you up front that taking antipsychotic drugs will cause you to lose your brain at a faster rate? Antipsychotics bring the continuous loss of billions of brain cells and a shrinking of brain volume by 0.7% a year. A loss of brain cells and connections in general will exacerbate cognitive problems and brain disorders and the higher the dose of medication, the faster and greater the brain loss. According to a recent study out in PLOS ONE, the newer antipsychotics are no better than the old ones for causing brain shrinking. You are much better off finding a good nutritionist or naturopath for disease treatment rather than acquiessing to the medical mucky mucks for disease management.
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and spinach are cruciferous vegetables that actually block environmental xenoestrogens in the body. Xenoestrogens cause facial hair in women and man-boobs (moobs) in men - not to mention hypothyroidism making it very difficult to lose weight. Most xenoestrogens come from plastics to cause women to store belly fat and cause chronically low testosterone levels in men. Xenoestrogens are also associated with many different cancers. Cruciferous vegetables naturally contain 3,3′-Diindolylmethane or DIM for short. DIM blocks bad estrogens that accumulate in the body and is a double whammy against estrogen-driven cancers and a powerful immunostimulant. On a side-note, DIM is fat soluble, meaning you should consume it along with healthy oils and friendly fats to enhance the absorption of these healthful nutrients.
Once upon a time, prostate cancer mostly occurred in old men. Once upon a time, prostate cancers were slow-growing and prostate cancer victims usually died from other causes. That was once upon a time… Now the new face of prostate cancer is younger men being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now the face of prostate cancer is that it has multiplied in younger men by 6-fold over the last 20 years. Now the face of prostate cancer is that it is more likely to be the deadly aggressive prostate cancer in these younger men. Now the face of prostate cancer is that the average survival at stage 4 is generally less than three years. Now the face of prostate cancer is that American men have a whopping 16% risk of developing prostate cancer in their lifetime. Studies show that GMOs cause prostate inflammation in about 90 days in rats. Gluten causes prostate inflammation. Plasticizers cause prostate inflammation. Vaccine adjuvants cause prostate inflammation. Did you know that cancer is a disease of inflammation? Something to think about!