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Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is used to repair and maintain cell membranes and manufacture steroid
hormones, vitamin D and bile acids. Fighting high cholesterol with chemicals is a very bad idea.
Lifestyle: 04/27/15 Fasting for both diabetes and cancer prevention! I have always recommended fasting for
cancer treatment but havenít made it a point for fasting for cancer prevention. How about simply fasting an extra
three hours a day to help prevent cancer? A study done by the University of California found that women who merely
fasted for longer periods of time overnight had significantly better control over blood glucose concentrations and
ultimately a lower cancer risk. For each three-hour increase in nighttime fasting they found an associated 4% lower
postprandial glucose level, and this was regardless of how much women ate before fasting. Simply put, waiting
longer in between the evening meal and breakfast reduces glucose levels and can reduce the breast cancer risk
among women. But fasting is not even a recent discovery. In 75 AD, one of the favorite practices of Thessalus was
to begin almost any disease treatment by prescribing an abstinence from all food for a period of three full days.
Food and Nutrition: 04/21/15 So, scientists fed two groups of mice with either coconut oil or soybean oil for 6
months. The unfortunate soy-fed mice grew three times larger than the luckier coconut-fed mice. Three times?? But
thatís not all. The condemned soy-fed mice also had fattier livers along with higher rates of glucose intolerance, heart
disease, cancer and early deaths. How does this relate to humans? This 6-month experiment that reeked metabolic
havoc in mice equates to about 20 years of human life. Sounds to me like the exact same health problems soy-fed
humans are experiencing... Did you know that cooking with and eating coconut oil not only helps control your weight
but also gives you a healthier heart and brain? I like the sounds of that! Coconut oil is loaded with medium chain
amino acids that your body requires for overall health. Coconut oil is also anti-fungal and is great for topical uses on
rashes and general skin care. Sore muscles? Mix a little DMSO in some coconut oil and use it for a muscle rub. Oh,
and avoid anything and everything that has any form of soy in it (unless it is organic natto). Thatís what I do.
Medical Madness: 04/22/15 Acetaminophen is now used in more than 600 different medicines. Every single
week some 52 million people in the US take it. But did you know that acetaminophen is the single largest cause of
acute liver failure in the country? Bet you also didnít know that one of the ďside effectsĒ of acetaminophen (main
ingredient in Tylenol) is that it also blunts positive emotions. Acetaminophen has been swallowed by Americans for
over 70 years and it has just been revealed in a study that it also works against positive emotions. So, the big news
is that the liver-killing chemical that dulls pain (less and less the more you use it), also dulls emotions in general. It is
now even being touted as an ďall-purpose emotion reliever." Feeling a bit down-in-the-mouth about something?
Feeling a bit too happy about something? Pop another Tylenol. Even if it does land you in the ER and up your
chances for winning the cancer lotto, you wonít care either way!
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: 04/23/15 Creatine is an organic acid naturally produced in the
liver to help supply cellular energy all over the body but particularly to muscle cells. Creatine is formed from the amino
acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. Supplemental creatine helps supply energy where it is demanded in
athletes to improve athletic performance. Taking supplemental creatine can actually increase high-intensity workout
performance in by up to 15%. But creatine isnít just for working out because creatine also helps treat a range of
neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, such as arthritis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease,
congestive heart failure, and even depression. Heck, creatine can also improve cognitive ability and can boost brain
power. The cautions for creatine supplementation are a higher risk of dehydration and muscle cramps, stomach pain
and nausea when taken away from food and in rare cases diarrhea. I have heard rumors of problems for people with
existing kidney or liver damage but canít find any studies to confirm that one. As always, buy a reputable brand and
follow label directions.
Daily HealthTrivia: 04/24/15 Dirty trivia: Would eat something dropped in the toilet? How about dropped in
the kitchen sink? Well, the number two germiest place in your home is not your toilet! It is the kitchen sink... Toilets
donít even make the top 20 germiest things list. OK, so what is the number one germiest thing in the house? The
average kitchen spongeÖ
Quotable: Our job is to love others, not wonder whether or not they deserve it... ~ Thomas Merton
Laugh About It! I have often pondered this: In the word "scent" is the s silent or the c?
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