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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: 09/30/14 Relaxing after a hard day’s work helps prevent the release of excess stress hormone
cortisol. Cortisol is what your body releases when it is stressed. Having small amounts of cortisol is not a problem
until the stress becomes persistent and the amount of cortisol in the bloodstream becomes elevated. When cortisol
elevates, you start craving quick energy foods like potato chips, pastries, candy bars, and such. The double-
whammy of cortisol is that it also causes you to store fat around the abdomen. Cortisol also jacks the hormones that
control your appetite; making you hungry more often and not feeling full enough when you do eat. THEN cortisol
causes decreased muscle mass as it craters testosterone levels. Stress and cortisol are major players in cancer.
Intentional relaxation combats excess cortisol and Harvard scientists found that deep relaxation causes bodily
changes from cortisol levels all the way down to our genetic level. Yoga is one great way to lower cortisol and even
activate disease fighting genes. Deep massage is another one.
Food and Nutrition: 09/16/14 School snack Obamanation: The latest Michelle Obama “Smart Snack” rules for
schools is giving federal dollars to entice schools to ditch bottled teas and other sugary drinks while recommending
that they are replaced by drinks like Gatorade G2 (GG2). This idea is as useless as a parachute without a ripcord
because GG2 is about the worst thing any health-minded person should drink - let alone a developing child. First off,
GG2 contains the synthetic sweetener Splenda made with sucrose bound to three chlorine molecules. Because
humans cannot digest covalently bound chloride, Splenda’s side effects include gastrointestinal problems, dizziness,
seizures, blurred vision, allergic reactions, blood sugar increases, and weight gain. Splenda is also known to wipe
out up to 50% of the beneficial bacteria in the intestines while chemically altering blood levels of glucose, insulin and
glucagon-like peptide-1. Diabetes anyone? Secondly, GG2 contains acesulfame potassium, which is a zero-calorie
sweetener 200 times sweeter than sugar that causes hypoglycemia, breast cancer, organ tumors, leukemia and
chronic respiratory diseases. Add in some artificial colors and a bone-brittling dose of monopotassium phosphate
and I’d have say that the sugary drinks might actually be the lesser of both evils.
Medical Madness: 09/11/14 We are told to vaccinate our infants to “protect them from deadly diseases” -
but what protects them from the vaccine? When we vaccinate babies (or children and adults for that matter) we
weaken their immune systems with a massive surge of antibodies which can cause increased allergies, auto-
immune diseases and poorer overall health. Because the body has no special antibodies waiting to counter vaccine
pathogens and toxins coming through unusual routes, injection of vaccines gobbles up to 70% of the immune
system’s resources - instead of the usual 3% to 4% of resources demanded with a wild variety of disease coming
through natural routes. Besides all that, vaccinations can come in combination (e.g. measles, mumps, rubella all in
one). A child would never naturally contract multiple diseases at the same time, and vaccinating this way puts yet
another tremendous strain on the immune system. Bottom line, vaccination is NOT immunization peeps. Think it
through very carefully. Do some research!
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: 09/09/14 Hyaluronic acid - HA - is a water holding molecule that
works as a “space filler” and cushioning agent in the body. HA cushions the joints and nerves, hydrates the skin and
hair, and also fills the eye. HA is found in virtually every part of the body and is best known for its beauty-improving
skin hydration and stimulating production of collagen in the skin. In fact, HA helps to retain over a 1000 times its
weight in water within the cells of skin. But HA is so much more than a simple beauty panacea as it also works hard
as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know that
HA fights gum disease and helps the gums regenerate healthy connective tissue in the gums? HA is also critical for
the removal of waste matter from cells where there is little blood circulation. Hyaluronic acid promotes faster wound
healing, increased energy, improved muscular strength and enhanced mental alertness. HA production naturally
declines with age and by the time we reach our mid-40’s, the synthesis of HA is roughly half that required by the
Daily HealthTrivia: 09/30/14 The DNA of emotions trivia: Negative emotions cause the two strands that
comprise human DNA to wind more tightly where positive ones relax the DNA strands in just 2 minutes.
Quotable: Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden. ~ Philo
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