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Blood Fat linked with Diabetic Nerve Loss

In cholesterol, cinch club, high blood cholesterol tied to diabetic nerve damage, high blood fats and diabetic nerve loss, high cholesterol linked to diabetic nerve damage, triglycerides on May 24, 2009 at 4:53 am

Restricted blood flow to brain (from cardiovascular disease) leads to Alzheimer’s

In alzheimer's, brain function, cardiovascular disease and alzheimer's, coQheart, heart, memory optimizer, mental acuity, restricted blood flow to brain, vivix on December 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

 

Public Release: 24-Dec-2008
 Neuron
Brain starvation as we age appears to trigger Alzheimer’s
A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be a major trigger of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study from Northwestern University has found when the brain doesn’t get enough sugar glucose — as when cardiovascular disease restricts blood flow to the brain — a process is launched that produces the sticky clumps of protein that appear to be a cause of Alzheimer’s. 
 NIH/National Institute on Aging, MetLife Foundation, Northwestern University

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

 

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Scan shows if your arteries are clogged.

In arteries, cholesterol, cinch, cinch inch loss, clogged arteries, heart, weight on December 15, 2008 at 7:02 am

Advanced CT Scans Valuable To Check For Clogged Arteries (December 8, 2008) — In a development that researchers say is likely to quell concerns about the value of costly computed tomography scans to diagnose coronary artery blockages, researchers report solid evidence that the newer, more powerful 64-CT scans can easily and correctly identify people with major blood vessel disease and is nearly as accurate as invasive coronary angiography. … > full story

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Human robots? Robots cleaning your arteries?

In robots, technology on December 15, 2008 at 6:50 am

Robotics Integrated With Human Body In Near Future? Technology Gulf Between ‘Have’ And ‘Have Nots’ Predicted By 2020 (December 8, 2008) — What is the potential future impact of robots on society? New conclusions show that the enormous automation capacity of robots and their ability to interact with humans will cause a technological imbalance over the next 12 years between those who have them and those who do not. One significant area of research may well result in the insertion of robots into our bodies, such as intelligent implants in the brain, which will improve our rational thought, and nanorobots to be released into the blood to clean our arteries. … > full story

alfalfa – cholesterol, allergies, blood sugar, arthritis

In allergy, arthritis, blood sugar, bursitis, cholesterol, digestion, heart disease, hot flash, IBS, liver, sinus, steroids on November 30, 2008 at 4:37 am

Alfalfa, the king of plants

  • reduces cholesterol
  • reduces blood sugar levels 
  • enzymes break down food
  • thins mucas (sinus, intestinal)
  • alleviates allergies / congestion
  • promotes liver health
  • detoxifies the body
  • relieve pain and stiffness of arthritis/bursitis
  • anti-cancer activity because of isoflavone/phytoestrogens content
  • alleviate postmenopausal “hot flashes”. 1
  • If cut before it blooms, alfalfa is low in fiber and high in energy. 
  • improves soil structure and condition, and controls weeds in subsequent crop rotations.
  • Alfalfa is a good source of protein, B-complex vitamins, and certain minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium.
  • Alfalfa could help prevent fatigue associated with vitamin/mineral deficiency or protein energy malnutrition in disadvantaged parts of the world. 
  • absorbs significant quantities of cholesterol. The direct interaction of saponins and cholesterol is thought to be responsible for the ability of alfalfa and other saponin-containing plant materials to reverse diet induced cholesterolemia in rats. Alfalfa saponins also interact with cholesterol found in intestinal cell membranes. This potentially alters cholesterol metabolism by interfering with intestinal absorption of cholesterol. 3
  • absorbs bile acids in the small intestine which then enter the large intestine and are eliminated along with steroids.  Since steroids normally facilitate cholesterol absorption, their elimination provides another possible mechanism to reverse or prevent cholesterolemia. 4
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References

  1. Alfalfa, Supplementwatch.com, 2002 
  2. International Forage Factsheet Series, http://www.forages.css.orst.edu/Topics/Species/Legumes/Alfalfa/International_Fact_Sheet.html
  3. Hwang J, Sevanian A, Hodis H, Ursini F. Synergistic Inhibition of LDL Oxidation by Phytoestrogens and Ascorbic Acid. Free Radical Biol Med, 29(1); 2000:79-89; Malinow M, McLaughlin P, Stafford C, Livingston A, Kohler G. Alfalfa saponins and alfalfa seeds. Atherosclerosis, 37;1980:433-438; Molgaard J, von Schenck H, Olsson A. Alfalfa seeds lower low density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein B concentrations in patients with type II hyperlipoproteinemia. Atherosclerosis, 65,1987:173-79.
  4. Story J, LePage S, Petro M, West L, Cassidy M, Lightfoot F, Vahouny G. Interactions of alfalfa plant and sprout

 

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Sugar Sickness Alternatives

In cancer risk factors, cleanses, crohn's disease, diabetes, diet, digestion, Fertility, infection, sugar on November 15, 2008 at 7:42 pm

 

sugar

Deadly sweet? ?

  • Refined sugar is a simple carbohydrate because its been stripped of its nutrients. A sugar plant has nutrients. Sugar cane and molasses are more directly utilized, not extracted, and carry more of the nutrients to metabolize sugar.  more about sugar
  • Sugar drives insulin levels to abnormal heights, causing Type 2 Diabetes or Syndrome X.
  • Sugar depresses the immune system by slowing the ability of white blood cells to kill infection.  Think of a group of kids just after a sugary cereal breakfast; they’re very susceptible to passing around viruses and bacteria.
    • “Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of about two cans of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent.  The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours.” (from Feeding Your Immune System) 
  • Our body deals with excess sugar by creating more insulin.
    • What is the purpose of Insulin??  It is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. Its main function is to store energy from food. Only a small amount of carbs are stored as glycogen, the rest are converted into triglycerides. Yes, triglycerides! 
    • Why is insulin fluctuation problematic?  Cells become resistant when too much insulin is pumped. They turn off their insulin receptors and are not ready to receive energy from food. The cells are trying to protect themselves from the excess, so they send a signal that they’ve had enough.
  • Sugar depletes B vitamins and harms the nervous system.  Adrenaline is made from B vitamins; stress causes adrenaline production.  If too much adrenaline enters the system, cortisol is produced.  Cortisol harms many processes, including the nervous system.
  • Sugar harms digestion because it feeds candida which can lead to candida infection.
  • Sugar creates an acidic body system. (not acidic blood ph, but acidic cells created by consuming certain food types)  Acidic cells lead to all types of disease (allergy, cancer, diabetes, endo, candida, arthritis, etc.)

Alternatives to refined sugar? ?

  • Artificial sweetners:
    • The food industry has tried to create chemical imitations for sugar to help us avoid calories. Water is the only drink that truly has zero calories. A chemical concoction like diet soda dehydrates the body because it takes water away to dissolve and try to break down those chemicals.  All of the chemical sweetners have side effects.
    • Aspartame, or Nutra Sweet (brand name), is found in so many drinks, yogurts, gums, usually in food items traditionally sweetened with sugar, which people have decided they want to avoid, either to avoid calorie intake or tooth decay.
      • When the FDA approved aspartame, it was never intended to become so widely used, and the threshold for consumption by which they figured it would be “safe” for humans is usually surpassed by anyone taking more than one serving per day.
      • It was tested only in its powder form and then it was stated that it does not produce cancer in the animals, but does produce brain lesions.
      • In its liquid form it turns into poisonous wood alcohol (methanol). Methanol is stored in the liver and accumulates. 
      • Discovered by accident through biological warfare research and has become entrenched in our food supply.
      • Aspartame is linked to the rise in the rate of childhood seizures. (adapted from Chemical Crazy and Insulin Resistant by Sherrie Attila)
  • Natural Sweetners:
    • Sucanat is non-refined cane sugar which retains its molasses content. The pure dried cane juice is extracted by mechanical processes, heated and cooled at which point the small brown grainy crystals are formed. (from WikiPedia)
    • Xylitol is extracted from fruit, usually strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. It is safe and good for preventing tooth decay. Many chewing gums and natural toothpastes are made with xylitol.  
      • Both sucanat and xylitol are able to be measured and used in a way similar to white sugar in cooking and baking.
    • Agave Nectar is a cactus plant similar to aloe vera. It doesn’t effect blood sugar levels.
    • Stevia is a sweet herb, not a sugary substance. It can be in liquid or powder and is measured in drops and has no effect on blood sugar.
    • Honey sugars are surrounded by nutrients to metabolize the sugar.  In recipies, increase flour or decrease liquid, add a bit of baking soda and powder.
    • Maple Syrup sugars are surrounded by nutrients to metabolize the sugar
    • Molasses is sugar which is not refined or whitened. It contains a good compliment of B vitamins. The strong flavor makes it inappropriate for some recipes. Available in granule form.
    • Ground dates add sweetness and fiber.
    • Applesauce adds moisture and sweetness.
    • Ground grapes add moisture and sweetness.

Sugar may be entrenched in our diets, but nutritious additions and alternatives can be found. Some families may wish to delete sugar completely. Artificial sweeteners should be avoided. Any change you can make to control sugar intake will be an improvement, and step by step, we can all build healthier habits.

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Our Master Cleanse

In allergy, cleanses, crohn's disease, digestion, Fertility, intestine, Menstrual disorders, prevention, productivity on October 6, 2008 at 7:40 pm

 

10 days to a Better You.

 

 

Why cleanse? 

  • Cleansing makes people feel better and look younger.
  • Because of the chemicals found in food, air, water & environment, glandular systems are crippled, causing depression, obesity, fatigue, & frequently illness.
  • No other animal could survive if they ate the chemicals humans eat. 
  • Even humans that come from indigenous parts of the world become deathly ill when they adopt the “Western” diet. 
  • Our bodies are sick & polluted, & just like neglected machines, they suffer when not running at peak efficiency.  
  • Our Master Cleanse can help change that.  It’s not magic; it flushes out the waste that’s putting a huge burden on every organ in your body.
  • Dr Bernard Jensen explains how internal waste poisons the entire body:

“The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefaction. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances. Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level.”

~ Dr Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph.D.

Thankfully Our Master Cleanse can eliminate waste and reverse lots of damage.

 

Tried & failed?

Tried the original Lemonade Master Cleanse (1950s) and failed?  Why?

  • hunger
  • fatigue
  • cravings
  • blood sugar imbalance
  • lack of protein
  • too many toxins to eliminate
  • detox effect

 

Solution?

Science has solved these problems by adding specific products & foods. 

our-master-cleanse-recipe   1 serving size.  Drink 6-12 a day.

At bedtime: Herb Lax  (Instructions)

If possible, include a detox therapeutic bath each day.

  • To maintain freshness, prepare only enough for 1 day. (6-12 servings each day).
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • Don’t like spicy drinks?  Put cayenne pepper in small capsules (from health stores) & take 1 with each glass of lemonade.

 

BENEFITS others have noticed:

  • addictions decrease (sugar, preservatives, tobacco, etc)
  • appetite & metabolism
  • blood cleanse
  • colon cleanse
  • energy levels soar
  • fat stores decrease
  • “feel good” hormones restored
  • food allergies identified
  • glandular system cleansed / restored
  • hair – stronger, stop split ends
  • healthy habits created
  • heavy metals / toxins removed from intestinal lining
  • immunity
  • inflammation, (eased aching joints)
  • kidney cleanse
  • mental acuity
  • metabolism
  • mood
  • muscle building
  • protein – decreased animal protein intake (difficult to digest & can lead to kidney stones / disease)
  • sex drive
  • skin complexion brightened
  • skin elasticity restored
  • sleep better
  • weight loss, (some people lose as much as 1-2 # per day)

 

Pounds Of Putrid Waste Eliminated

It’s common to pass

  • pounds of built up, foul smelling, black waste.
  • hardened phlegm & mucus resembling long strands of rubber.
  • waste which holds the shape of the inside of your intestine because it’s been inside you for years.
  • marble sized gallstones which are green & yellow balls of hardened cholesterol that can block the bile ducts from the liver to the small intestine (can be fatal if you don’t eliminate them).

 

Expect Results 

  • As soon as you start Our Master Cleanse your body will quickly begin detoxing & rejuvenating.
  • The changes happen fast–many get the WOW! response from the people they know. 
  • If you want to loose lots of weight, it’s extremely important to follow the directions.  Many have lost up to 40 lbs.
  • I know it’s gross, but as people expel this waste, they feel amazing.  The body hums with lightness and renewed energy.  

 

Want to begin? – Get your supplies here

 

In allergy, business owners, cleanses, crohn's disease, digestion, Fertility, insurance cost, intestine, Menstrual disorders, prevention, productivity on October 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm
   

Want more productivity?  

  • We have 2 starter cleanses. 
  • Cleanse at least one month. 
  • Many continue to cleanse daily forever.

Choose #1 or #2. 

 

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#1 – Take with your meal.

#2 – Take to replace a meal.

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Benefits:

  • blood sugar stabilization
  • chemicals removed from blood
  • cholesterol (decrease LDL & triglycerides)
  • cognitive improvement
  • craving reduction
  • energy (What would you do with a few extra hours?)
  • excretory & liver
  • hair strengthening / thickness
  • hormones
  • intestine help (constipation / diarrhea / mal-absorption)
  • intestine – impacted fecal matter removed
  • immunity
  • muscle recovery / repair
  • nutrient absorption improvement
  • sex drive improvement
  • skin
  • weight loss
  • more

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