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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: 04/20/15 Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical found in food and drink packaging, food
container liners, baby bottles thermal receipt paper, dental sealants and even in plastic plumbing pipes and parts.
BPA is an endocrine disruptor that interferes with the body's normal hormone signaling and can totally screw up
reproductive function. So, what happens when you expose pregnant mice to BPA levels equivalent to “FDA
acceptable” human levels? You get three generations of offsprings that have significant reproductive problems -
including lack of fertility, declining pregnancy success and all kinds of sexual maturity problems. Doesn’t this sound
like a current human problem too? The National Institutes of Health says the primary route of human exposure to
BPA is through the diet and according to a report in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, scientists have recently
found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of human urine samples. Want to hear the bad news in all this? The lower the
dose of BPA given to the study mice, the more profound the negative fertility and reproductive effects were in the
third generation. Don’t wait! It is time to go plastic-free until the mucky mucks sort this one out.
Food and Nutrition: 04/14/15 Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get
high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation
between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. Why? Because eating out brings higher caloric
intake, higher saturated fat intake and higher processed salt intake - among things. So, do you think that this only
applies to crusties (old folks)? Well, this study was done on otherwise healthy college kids and statistical analysis
found pre-hypertension rates jumped by 6% with just one meal eaten out per week but climbed steadily to 38% with
more than 12 meals taken away from home per week. The stats also showed that the more people eat out, the
higher the body mass index rose, the lower the physical activity levels became and the likelihood of smoking
escalated. What should all this information this tell us? That our pre-hypertension and hypertension problem is more
about our lifestyles and modifying our lifestyles would bring a subsequent drop in blood pressure disorders.
Medical Madness: 04/15/15 How many times does something need to fail before repeating it becomes
insanity? Medical madness seems to think at least 7 times. Yes 7 vaccinations against pertussis is what they think
will finally ‘protect’ a child against whooping cough. Uh, maybe it isn’t going to work because two very recent studies
have found a vast majority of people getting sick with whooping cough are actually up to date with their
immunizations… One study by Kaiser Permanente found the pertussis vaccine effectiveness to be as low as 24%.
Even so, mucky mucks at the CDC are still shaming/blaming people and their children who are not up to date with
their immunizations for the spread of the disease. Here’s a thinker for you: What if the vaccination is spreading the
very disease it is ‘protecting’ children against? This is a phenomena called shedding - where a freshly vaccinated
child sheds the vaccination form of the disease and spreads it around like peanut butter. FYI: Children with a vitamin
A deficiency fare the worst during a bout with whooping cough.
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: 04/16/15 The physician Luke from the bible was recorded by a
personal scribe to have prescribed activated charcoal (AC) to a traveling merchant for intestinal upset. Ancient
Egyptians and Hindus, Native Americans and Victorian England also used AC mixed in water to sooth stomach ills.
Charcoal biscuits have been used for centuries as an antidote to smelly flatulence. AC is used today in hospitals for
emergency treatment for poisoning and is a great home-remedy for stomach and intestinal bugs, colic, infant
jaundice, general indigestion and heartburn, tooth pain, acne and bug bites. AC even whitens teeth by pulling stain-
causing elements from tooth enamel when used along with glycerin-free toothpaste. AC is readily available at health
food stores and even in pharmacies. Not many people know that AC reduces food allergy symptoms by binding to
offending proteins that the body can’t break down, such as gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy, and other allergens.
Caveats: AC is for occasional use only and is not a remedy or a cure for severe anaphylactic allergy reactions by
itself. You can take between 1,000 and 2,000mg of AC with water up to 4 times daily, as needed. I keep some
mixed up in a quart jar of water - ready to shake and drink.
Daily HealthTrivia: 04/17/15 Friday vitamin trivia: What does ‘RDA’ really stand for? The Recommended
Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D was set by the IOM at 200-600 IUs a day. But new calculations published in the
journal Nutrition calls for closer to 9,000 IUs a day for most people just to obtain optimal blood levels of vitamin D.
Even really healthy people generally need about 2,400 IU per day to maintain their levels. So, RDA (according to the
IOM) must mean ‘Ridiculously Deficient Amount’.
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