UPDATED FOOD LIST – Eating the right foods can protect you from disease

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This list is intended only for my own personal use from info I am studying. It is is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is absolutely, in no way, to be a substitute for conventional medical advice. If you  have a severe medical condition or health concern, you should see your physician.

WIP (Work  in progress)

    • soy and brazil nuts prevent prostate cancer-combing the active ingredient in soy-genestein and Brazil nuts- selenium to helps protect your mans health by forcing prostate cancer cells to self destruct.
    • Hydroxycinnamic acids are phenolic phytochemicals present in fruits, vegetables, and coffee…..cranberries lingonberry redcurrant, strawberry orange olive oil, chinese cinnamon black or green olive per -low calorie and high fiber cancer fighter-women who eat it have a lower risk of lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. They also contain hydroxycinnamic acid, liked to reduce stomach cancer and ursolic acid, which protects you against carcinogens in pollution and cigarette smoke.

Combats cancer, helps keep blood sugar stable and for a healthy heart

Stress and medication deplete your body of vitamins and minerals. Like running a car without oil-you won’t for long because it will start breaking down.
Eyes need vitamins. Glaucoma has been found to be treatable with higher doses of vitamin C. and Paul Harvey touts a brand of vitamin, containing luetin for ocular nutrition for macular degeneration. (vitamin C and B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins. Higher doses will not hurt you as they are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day. What your body doesn’t need, it gets rid of.)

Nutrients can mean the difference between thriving and merely surviving. Here is a list of foods for the heart, cancer and for diabetes.

ABALONE-

protects heart
Bone building and rebuilding.
Protects against hardening of the arteries.
Reduces risk of osteoporosis
May help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Reduce mortality from coronary heart disease.
help shield against Alzheimers.

ACCENT FLAVOR ENHANCER-

AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. MSG goes by many names. See MSG below

ACAI BERRIES –
Instant energy
Sexual dysfunction
Immune problems
Circulatory conditions
Extracts triggered an apoptosis response in up to 86% of leukemia cells tested.
One of the richest sources of antioxidants.
ACEROLA CHERRIES
helps prevent cataracts (contain Vitamin C)

ALCOHOL
AVOID! It depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium both needed for the heart    . glutathione one of the most important nutrients– is involved in the detoxification process to remove the toxins that can make us sick. Your liver breaks down fat soluble toxins into water soluble, detoxified, easy to excrete anti-toxins. (as is meat, fish and mushrooms).
Alcoholism associated with liver cirrhosis, brain damage, lung damage and pancreatitis, decreases levels of glutathione, one of the most important nutrients throughout the body.The lungs, which depend on many of the same detoxification mechanisms that the liver does, also require glutathione to function properly. Healthy lungs have up to 1,000 times more glutathione than other parts of the body. People who regularly consume excessive amounts of alcohol can have an 80–90% decrease in lung glutathione most likely due to oxidative stress caused by chronic alcohol use. Research suggests that levels of glutathione are also predictive of longevity.

ALFALFA
combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
ALMONDS-
Magnesium rich, helps prevent cataracts, good for the heart- helps stop angina, cardiovascular diseases,   and helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) A quarter-cup contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium.   The magnesium helps with PMS (bloating, cramping) migraines, lowers blood pressure,  , asthma attacks.
Vitamin E—to fight off invading bacteria and viruses, and helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them, which may help prevent hardening of the arteries. Consider it brain food. New research suggests that vitamin E may protect against what are called white matter lesions—small clumps of dead cells—that are linked to heightened Alzheimer’s risk. Compelling evidence justifies its use in preventing or resolving thrombophlebitis. In a Harvard Medical School study of almost 40,000 women, those who took 600 IU of vitamin E every other day for 10 years had a substantially lower risk of life-threatening blood clots. Overall, women taking vitamin E had a 21 percent lower risk of deep-vein thromboses or pulmonary embolisms. Those who had such clots before joining the study had a 44 percent lower risk of future clots, and those with a genetic tendency toward clots had half the risk if they took vitamin E supplements. There’s a lot of confusion about E.     99 percent of E supplements contain dl-alpha-tocopherol, the synthetic forms of vitamin E. Look on the label to see if it has a dl- prefix. I wouldn’t put this in my body if you paid me.  Natural E has the d- prefix and is recognized by your cells. Another part of the vitamin E molecule, called tocotrienols, has strong antioxidant activity. Tocotrienols are 50 to 70 times more potent than tocopherols and penetrate deeper into fatty tissues like your brain and liver. Tocotrienols are found mostly in palm oil and rice bran oil, with trace amounts in wheat, rye, barley and oats (however, all these grains contain gluten, which may harm the brain over time). The likelihood is that you’re getting this amazing antioxidant in therapeutic amounts is Zero.   To get enough, you’d have to slurp a cup of palm oil per day, two cups of rice bran oil per day, or almost 3 1/2 pounds of wheat germ per day.   Vitamin E supplements are stronger. Look for the d- prefix and avoid any that have dl-
See also under nuts.

ANTIBIOTICS
can break down the immune system. Unable to fight off viruses with the body’s own anti-bodies makes people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider probiotics acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.)

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR  The amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar have also shown promise in neutralizing some of the harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol. A T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help as vinegar contains potassium and is good for losing weight One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz. glass of water before your two biggest meals of the day, can help you lose weight as it helps suppress the appetite and boosts metabolism, plus it speeds digestion, so food is burned for energy, instead of being stored as fat. ( with “mother” in it. To make “mother” in your apple cider vinegar: If vinegar is cloudy it is ok. That is the “Mother” in it which is actually good for you Also, you can add some “mothered” vinegar to a new bottle to help speed things up.) Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )

APPLES
combats cancer; magnesium rich; promotes calmness relieving stress (stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Apples slim you research shows. 12 lbs a yr. Apples protects the heart by stifling blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. Studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters. prevents constipation, Blocks diarrhea, Improves lung capacity, allowing one to breathe better, EVEN smokers!   protects lungs from atmospheric pollutants and irritants, Controls asthma Cushions joints, Protects teeth, Cut risk of thrombotic stroke, good for diabetics, Apples contain soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol and slow the uptake of glucose, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They’re also a super source of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C. Aldi may carry some. fight high cholesterol The soluble fiber found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which helps lower cholesterol levels , prevents constipation, Blocks diarrhea, Improves lung capacity, allowing one to breathe better, EVEN smokers! , protects lungs from atmospheric pollutants and irritants, Controls asthma Cushions joints, Protects teeth, Cut risk of thrombotic stroke, good for diabetics, Helps memory, Slashes risk of all cancer -notably breast, colon, liver and lung cancer, Super Antioxidant in the apple peel – Protects skin the sun damage,  Diminishes bone loss,   Guards against inflammation.Combats cancer, helps keep blood sugar stable and for a healthy heart. Apples are low in calories and high in the soluble fiber pectin, which helps lower artery-damaging LDL blood cholesterol levels. In addition to lowering cholesterol apples are a natural diuretic , protects your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to heart attacks and strokes, Apples fend off heart disease. A fresh apple is an ideal snack. Apples are rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that help prevent heart disease—but you must eat the skin. (Example . two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. European studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters)   Apples fight Alzheimer’s. Apples contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects brain cells from degeneration in rats and might do the same in humans. Eat the skin to get maximum disease-fighting compounds.Slashes risk of all cancer -notably combating breast, colon, liver and lung cancer,Apples prevent colon cancer.When the natural fiber in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells, according to recent research from Germany. Other studies have shown that one type of antioxidant found in apples, called procyanidins, triggered a series of cell signals that resulted in cancer cell death.Super Antioxidant in the apple peel – Protects skin the sun damage, Diminishes bone loss, Guards against inflammation. One the most popular fruit, apples have a high pectin content and are very beneficial to diabetic patients. Pectin is found in the rind and in the pulp, and acts as a detoxifier of the body by supplying an excessive amount of galacturonic acid. This helps remove harmful waste from the bloodstream and can lower a diabetic’s insulin requirements by up to or even more than 35%. Besides being rich in pectin, apples are also rich in Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 prevents the damage of the brain cells that can occur due to diabetic acidosis.   magnesium rich; promotes calmness relieving stress (stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Apples boost gum health.Apples have long been called nature’s toothbrush. Though eating an apple doesn’t actually cleanse the teeth, biting and chewing one stimulates the gums, and the sweetness of the apple prompts an increased flow of saliva, which reduces tooth decay by lowering the level of bacteria in the mouth. Apples prevent high blood pressure. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Adults who eat apples are 37 percent less likely to have hypertension, according to a recent fooddatabase analysis. Apples help you lose weight. Apples are packed with fiber and water, so your stomach will want less food. Plus, studies out of Washington State and Brazil have shown that people who eat at least three apples or pears a day lose weight.   HOWEVER: Apples contain pesticides. Because apples are vulnerable to worms, scale, and other insects, the conventionally grown varieties are usually sprayed with pesticides several times. Always wash fruit carefully before eating, and consider peeling waxed apples—the wax may prevent pesticide residues from being rinsed off.  Dried apples might bring on allergies. Sulfur dioxide is often added to dried apples to preserve moistness and color; it can provoke allergic reactions in susceptible people. Apple cider or juice might cause bacterial infections. E. coli and cryptosporidium have caused serious illness in people who consumed unpasteurized apple juice or apple cider (most commonly found at roadside stands or country fairs). Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems should take precautions by opting for pasteurized juice or cider. Check the label.Boost your immune system- Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system,especially when you are stressed out.   Heart- apples are associated with a lower risk of death from both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.   Reduce inflammation- Apples are a source of antioxidants that help rid the body of cell-damaging free radicals and may help suppress inflammation.   Vitamins and minerals- Apples are packed with vitamins C, A, and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorous, iron and calcium.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – main ingredient is acetic acid—a powerful nutrient that has been proven to stimulate metabolism. Look for brands of ACV that are certified organic, unfiltered,  unpasteurized.

          • Apple Cider Vinegar‘s main ingredient is acetic acid—a powerful nutrient that has been proven to stimulate metabolism. Look for brands of ACV that are certified organic, unfiltered,  unpasteurized.

APPLESAUCE with cinnamon. Cinnamon which has been shown to raise glutathione is good for the lungs and heart. Ginger and nutmeg are also good for the heart. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque.
APRICOTS protects heart; combats cancer. Buy in the summer to freeze. They contain Beta Carotene, Vitamin A. Apricots control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
ARONIA BERRY-Can help with inflammation, diabetes and circulatory problems;combats cancer.

ARTICHOKES high in iodine, protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar. Jerusalem artichokes help eliminate leg cramps. Buy artichokes in March, April and October.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS AVOID!! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.

ARUGULA has nearly zero calories    –sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

ASPARAGUS protects heart. and  has nearly zero calories

ASPARATAME- (Nutrasweet) AVOID! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.

AVOCADOS- battle diabetes and inflammation. avocados (90% fat so go easy) Since fat has nine calories per gram, and protein and carbs have only four, when you eat less fat you eat fewer calories. This includes good fats. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Avocados, high in magnesium helps relieve stress helping one stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1/3 3g fiber and 102 calories. Type 2 diabetes linked to high blood sugar. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar. Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. high cholesterol, heart disease, insulin resist, cancer blood , mind , sugar swings, cognitive function, depression, anxiety, brain fog, as fats are more efficient fuel source for your brain than glucose.   Store in paper bag at room temp for 2-3 days. An apple or banana in bag speeds up process due to ethylene gas. People over 50 who ate one a day improve cognitive in 6 months.  Avocados which help stabilize blood sugar for diabetics are very high in fat content

BAKERY ITEMS are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

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          • BANANAS A banana is a natural remedy for many ills. Compared to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.
            POTASSIUM is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance.
            Stress can make blood sugar rise. Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain…. Bananas helps relieve stress by rebalancing potassium levels that are reduced when you are stressed When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack. Rich in potassium and one of the best value foods around Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber.
            Bananas which contain tryptophan, vitamins B6 and B12 (Cobalamin), potassium, iron and magnesium also help in:
            normalizing heartbeat
            regulating your body’s water balance.
          • can calm a chronic cough
          • building up depleted blood sugar levels from a hangover. (A banana milkshake, made with milk and sweetened with honey soothes and re-hydrates your system.)
            recovering from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
            stimulating the production of hemoglobin in the blood helping in cases of anemia.
            neutralizing over-acidity due to the natural antacid effect Heartburn and ulcers-soothing relief
            detoxing liver
            Energy: a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. The banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes- Just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
            Containing three natural sugars-sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
            Depression: Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
            Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
            PMS: The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. Use evening primrose oil to ease premenstrual symptoms.
            Smoking &Tobacco Use: to help those trying to give up smoking. TheB6, B12 (cobalamin) they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
            Brain Power: 200 students at a school in England were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert by sending oxygen to the brain.
            Blood Pressure: extremely high in potassium yet low in salt,making it perfect to beat blood pressure. The FDA has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
            Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
            Cancer- combats cancer.
            Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
            Depression: calming the nervous system to improve mood so you can relax and generally feel happier. Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PMS
            Hangovers: quick cure- make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
            protects heart
            Heartburn: Bananas natural antacid effect in the body, provide soothing relief.
            Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to regulate blood glucose levels to avoid morning sickness during pregnancy
            Mosquito bites: Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation by rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin.
            Nerves: help calm the nervous system.-high in B vitamins that
            Overweight and pressure /stress at work or elsewhere leads to gorging on comfort food -To avoid panic-induced food cravings, control blood sugar levels by snacking on bananas every two hours to keep levels steady. researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.
            Ulcers: neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. The only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases, it also
            Strokes: eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of stroke and high blood pressure.
            Warts: a piece of banana skin placed on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape! to soften and  kill off a wart
            Weight loss
          • Bananas protects heart and combat cancer. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Bananas helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)    Diabetics especially should be careful with bananas due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels     How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.    Bananas, broiled
            Bananas- Diabetics especially should be careful with bananas due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels
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BARLEY combats cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 96 calories.

BEANS helps prevent cataracts, protects heart and combats cancer. Works to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.  Beans- navy also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)   Snap beans, soy beans Pinto Beans Navy Beans Legumes, Lima Beans Kidney Beans, Blackeyed peas also protects heart help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils help control diabetes and protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber) Kidney bean 127 Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans  Beans protects heart-work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. (When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.)

BEE POLLEN helps prevent cataracts
BEEF -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Beef (lean) go very easy on eating red meat but when you do have just a little it helps with healing, is a natural sedative, helps relieve stress which is good for blood sugar rise. ( good idea would be ( Chili Con Carne made with more beans than meat, peppers,and onions as it is good for the heart also.. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes, the beef and beans for healing and stress, also help lower cortisol.   also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer’s Yeast – rich in “B” vitamins. Beef -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Go very easy on eating red meat.

BEETS protects heart and combats cancer; has nearly zero calories.  High in magnesium and Vitamin C-may help reduce blood pressure.
BERRIES
Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1/2 cup 2-4 g fiber and 20-40 calories. Berries have  nearly zero calories

BILBERRY
protects heart.

BLACKBERRIES- The salicylic acid in blackberries is the same active ingredient in aspirin. Blackberries may help with stomach problems and protect against some forms of cancer and chronic disease. Add blackberries to pancakes and muffins, or toss them with dark green lettuce and goat cheese for a quick salad.

BLACK BEANS- fiber rich help us eat 200 fewer calories a day
BLACK COD Helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
BLACK CURRANTS helps prevent cataracts
BLACK PEPPER helps control diabetes
BLACKEYED PEAS protects heart.
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES helps prevent cataracts.

BLACK TEA -bust stress, protect your heart and kill bad breath and shrink you a dress size due to the theaflavins, and thearubigins which help block absorption of fats in digestive system.

 

BLUEBERRIES
protects heart, helps stabilize blood sugar and combats cancer.  Helps guard against memory loss, cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure,  birth defects, macular degeneration, constipation, aging skin, superfoods, Blueberries   are incredibly healthy and nutritious.  Low in Calories But High in Nutrients so tasty and convenient that many people consider them their favorite fruit.
They are also about 85% water,  low in calories-  an entire cup contains only 84 calories, but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K.  with 15 grams of carbohydrates.
Calorie for calorie, this makes them an excellent source of several important nutrients.
They boost your heart health, brain function and numerous other aspects of your body.  they’re sweet, colorful and easily enjoyed either fresh or frozen.
the King of Antioxidant Foods – protect your body from free radicals, which can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases, such as cancer
May Help Protect Against Aging and Cancer
Protect Cholesterol in Your Blood From Becoming Damaged
Lower Blood Pressure –
Help Prevent Heart Disease   Some evidence indicates that eating fruits rich in anthocyanins — such as blueberries — is associated with a reduced risk of heart attacks.
Help Maintain Brain Function and Improve Memory Oxidative stress can accelerate your brain’s aging process, negatively affecting brain function. the antioxidants in blueberries may affect areas of your brain that are essential for intelligence  They appear to benefit aging neurons, leading to improvements in cell signaling. Human studies have also yielded promising results. In one of these studies, nine older adults with mild cognitive impairment consumed blueberry juice every day. After 12 weeks, they experienced improvements in several markers of brain function  A six-year study in over 16,000 older individuals found that blueberries and strawberries were linked to delays in mental aging by up to 2.5 years Summary The antioxidants in blueberries seem to benefit your brain by aiding brain function and delaying mental decline.
May Have Anti-Diabetes Effects
Help Fight Urinary Tract Infections  (UTIs)
Reduce Muscle Damage After Strenuous Exercise

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries a day helps fight stress, and reduces anxiety, just about as well as any anti-anxiety medications…and without any annoying side effets. Research at the torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies found it is because blueberries contain high levels of the antioxidant ellagic acid. It soothes the brain just like Valium. Blueberries also contain compounds similar to a variety of mood-stabilizing medications.
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BOAR’S HEAD® cold cuts and most of their hotdogs
AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

BOK CHOY combats cancer   –sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

BOUILLON AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG).

BRAN FLAKES protects heart. magnesium rich help relieve stress promoting calmness.(Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
BRAZIL NUTS- Magnesium rich helps stop angina, helps prevent cataracts. Very high in selenium, which helps combat cancer.
BREAD choose 100% whole grain to protect heart and combat cancer. (whole wheat for diabetes). Don’t overdo- The less flour eaten, the better. Bread may contain trans-fat in order to set on shelves for long periods of time. Avoid prepared cookies, cakes, crackers and other foods as they too contain the trans-fat. Crackers also contain high fructose corn sweeteners.

BREWER’S YEAST- helps prevent cataracts. a rich source of chromium (stabilizes blood sugar level and decreases body fat), selenium  and  B-complex vitamins . The B-complex vitamins in brewer’s yeast include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folate), vitamin B9 (cobalamin) and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver. B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)

BROCCOLI – has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.
protects heart, 1/2 cup 1g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.   –sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs.  Broccoli   has high levels of a particularly beneficial compound called sulforaphane. A 2011 study has shown that chopping and exposing broccoli to the air allows it to activate the enzyme to promote sulforaphanes. Researchers advise letting the broccoli sit for 40-90 minutes after chopping, before cooking.

BROCCOLI SPROUTS-  to grow your own-place 2-3 T of brocc seeds in qt or half gallon Mason jar and cover with a few inches of filtered water. Put a wire sprouting lid on the jar and place in a a slightly warm, dark spot. After 8 hours, drain the water and rinse the seeds. LEeave the ajar upside doen in its dark place and riense the seeds twice daily. Eat the seed when you see some dark green leaes (after about a week)
BROWN RICE protects heart and combats cancer. (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).  –sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

BROTH although it has nearly zero calories  AVOID! if it contains bouillon. Boullion contains MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

BROWN RICE protects heart and combats cancer. (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
combats cancer. protects heart. has nearly zero caloriesLimit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.   –sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

BUCKWHEAT
helps prevent cataracts.

BURGER KING, WENDY’S, TACO BELL, every restaurant, even the sit down ones like TGIF, CHILI’S, APPLEBEES and DENNY’S
use MSG in abundance.

BUTTER helps prevent cataracts.  Braums cows don’t get any steroid or antibiotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products. Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. (But Use in moderation.) Choose butter over margarine because butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added!    Butter   has many nutritional benefits while margarine has a few only because they are added.   Olive oil is a better choice than butter.(Use in moderation.)

CABBAGE protects heart , combats cancer and prevents cataracts.  strengthens weak bones, lessens arthritis pain, combat certain skin problems has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism as cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. -sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

CAFFEINE – Be careful as caffeine dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. Caffeine raises blood pressure. (Decaf is a better choice.) Caffeine and sugar both cause dehydration, and the massive depletion of minerals. Caffeine by itself- calcium excretion in the urine increases by 25%. When sugar was added, urinary calcium loss almost doubled (1). Calcium can be withdrawn from the bones and teeth. Calcium depletion can cause leg cramps. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, Caffeine contributes to bone loss in older women so keep intake low and consume at least 1200 mg of calcium daily. Diet pop may contain Aspartame ( Nutra Sweet) which has an alarming health record or Sucralose, also marketed as Splenda, which breaks down into small amounts of 1,6 -dichlorofructose, a chemical similar to chlorinated pesticides. There has not been adequate testing of this product before it was released for public use, and many of the post-approval studies are alarming. Acesulfame-k is a dangerous chemical. Carbonated water. Our bodies require oxygen to remain healthy. For every can of carbonated soda ingested, the amount of oxygen in the blood is decreased by 25% for up to three hours. If you are drinking several sodas per day, you are depriving yourself for a significant amount of oxygen. Phosphoric acid When too much is in the blood, calcium is leached from the bones, causing osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus must be maintained in the proper balance for bone health. Even in citrus sodas which contain citric acid instead of phosphoric acid, calcium is needed to normalize blood pH. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, The fastest growing group of people with osteoporosis in this country is teenagers….because of the huge number of sodas they consume.

CAKES-pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats – linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Plus high fructose corn sweetners which no one should ever eat. Contains white flour and may be high in sodium. AVOID
CAMPBELL’S SOUPS AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

CANDY BAR contains more sugar than a body can use in a week– blood-sugar levels goes up and the pancreas overreacts, producing an excess of insulin. This flood of insulin depresses your blood sugar severely. In response the adrenal glands release anti-stress hormones, which in turn release the sugar that is stored in the liver for emergencies. you get a brief burst of energy from the candy. Then your insulin level goes up and your spirits fall. Suddenly you feel tired, irritable, moody, depressed–and you don’t know why. But finally your adrenal gland kicks in and you experience feelings of anxiety, including nervousness and sometimes even palpitations. The extreme rise and fall of insulin levels makes you hungry. Sugar is causing symptoms of energy followed by depression followed by anxiety and a constant feeling of hunger.

CANNED SOUP, including Campbell’s Chunky Soup, Progresso® Soups –
AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by.)
CANNED VEGETABLES
AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

CANTALOUPE
protects heart, combats cancer and prevent cataracts, helps lower diabetes risk and good for cholesterol

CAROB
helps prevent cataracts.
CARROTS
protect heart and combat cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 45 calories has nearly zero calories.

CASHEWS
protects heart- magnesium rich helps stop angina.The magnesium helps with PMS (bloating, cramping) migraines, lowers blood pressure, diabetes, asthma attacks.
CAULIFLOWER protects heart and combats cancer cell growth. Cauliflower has nearly zero calories  Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. -sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

CAVIAR helps prevent cataracts.
CAYENNE protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart). Cayenne‘s heat comes from a high concentration of capsicum, a substance that gives cayenne the power to fire up circulation, stimulate the body’s metabolic rate, and help clean fat out of the arteries.
CELERY protects heart  and has nearly zero calories

CEREAL- choose whole wheat over those with lots of sugar or high fructose corn sweetener. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.  Cereals cooked (oatmeal) or dry cereals such as Raisin bran or bran flakes to help protect the heart  and battle diabetes while lowering cholesterol. are nutritious, energy producing, and virtually fat free. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories. Excellent carbohydrate foods, if served with non-fat (skim) milk. Add stewed or fresh fruits such as bananas, prunes, peaches, pears, apricots, berries (these too control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes but be careful of bananas for diabetics as they have lots of sugar.) dates ,figs, raisins, or baked apple, along with wheat germ for an excellent for energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.(All bran or Fiber one, 1/2 cup) 10-14 g fiber and 60-80 calories
CHARD
protects heart
CHEESE-Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart and helps prevent cataracts..
CHEESE SPREAD (or any processed cheese–
AVOID! yes, even the Tostitos Queso jar shows it! I don’t have any Velveeta to look at but it is processes so check before eating)uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

CHERRIES-protects heart and combats cancer.
CHESTNUTSprotects heart and combats cancer.

CHICKEN- combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (We all know that stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Chronic stress triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.

CHICKPEAS – helps prevent cataracts. Cholesterol-lowering it and reducing your heart disease risk. – daily serving of beans 3/4 c, split peas, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or lentils resulted in a 5% drop in ‘bad” LDL cholesterol-thereby reducing heart disease risk. (Garbanzo beans are high in protein, taste buttery and nutty. 1 c. provides half of your daily fiber needs, most of it insoluable fiber, optimal for digestive and colon health. Offer significant folate, antioxiidant phytonutrients, and manganese. If you buy them in cans make sure they are BPA free

CHILI (CHILI CON CARNE) protects heart.1 cup Wendy’s 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.

CHILI PEPPERS protects the heart, (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)Many Cardiologists tell their patients to eat lots of hot peppers to increase circulation and blood flow thus helping to prevent deadly blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes. your body produces endorphins that reduce your sense of pain and effects your emotions. Because these endorphins make you feel good, you may even find that you actually crave more and increasingly hot peppers. Cayenne      Potassium is abundant  in spinach and will promote heart health. When you cook spinach, it cooks down tremendously. Because cooking concentrates nutrients and fiber, a serving of cooked spinach gives you even more bang for your buck than a serving of raw. Combats cancer. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes.   The capsaicin in chili peppers gives foods a spicy kick-and figths inflammatin. Capsaicin inhibits substance P, a neuropeptide that contributes to inflammation. The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it is. Eating chili peppers can improve cholesterol levels, prevent stomach ulcers and even help with weight loss. Add chili peppers to your fabvorite tuna salad recipe to give it a little extra bite, or saute some with yuor next vegetable stir-fry.   Add some heat to your dish with chili peppers — and choose versions that are especially spicy to get the maximum amount of capsaicin. Capsacin, the ingredient that provides the plants with their spice, also has medical benefits that include pain relief, heart health, fighting prostate cancer, and stopping ulcers. If you’re ready to take on the hottest peppers out there, try habanero or Scotch bonnet; for less of a jolt, try jalapenos, Spanish pimentos, or cherry peppers.

CHINESE BROCCOLI combats cancer.

CHIVES helps prevent cataracts.

CHOCOLATE- SEE DARK CHOCOLATE

CIGARETTES- AVOID! 599 additives have been found in cigarettes. Many are extremely toxic increasing your loved ones risk of cancer from second hand smoke being inhaled. Smoking increases risk of heart disease by 30%. B complex vitamins help smokers.

CILANTRO vs SALMONELLA  Next time you eat chicken fajitas, pour on salsa with tons of fresh cilantro because chicken is a common source of salmonella contamination. But cilantro leaves contain a chemical that cn kill salmonella and other pathogens. Cilantro’s antibiotic was  twice as lethal to the bacteria as the drug gentamicin, a common treAtment for salmonella poisoning. The juice from tomato, onion and cilantro salsa wiped out salmonella. Since you have to eat a lot of cilantro to kill the bacteria, he hopes to turn the cilantro chemical into a drug.

CINNAMON combats cancer, protects heart and helps reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. 1/4 tsp of cinnamon a day lowers diabetes risk by up to 29% Cinnamon which has been shown to raise glutathione is good for the lungs and heart. You already love cinnamon in pumpkin pie, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon apples raisin bread, and cinnamon sugar topping, but there are healthier ways to reap the benefits of this power spice: Add it to your coffee, sprinkle it on oatmeal, stir it into peanut butter for celery sticks, and dash on sweet potatoes or carrots. While it brings out (and warms up) the flavors in the foods it is paired with, cinnamon will also help keep your arteries healthy, manage blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol. Cinnamon consumption can boost metabolism, keep blood sugar levels in check, and derail Candida (the microorganism that causes yeast overgrowth in the body).  To boost your metabllism or take the chill off ehn you come in fromt he cold-get some cinnamon into your system! Studies show that hthe spice slightly boosts our metabolism, warming us up from tjhe inside out Its worth sprinklin a dash of it on top of your yogurt, latte, apple slices or baking it into cookies. Some sprinkle it on coffee frounds while brewing it as it cuts the acid in the coffee before brewing it.

The spice sold as “cinnamon” is actually cassia, and it can be toxic in large amounts. True “cinnamon” is more expensive but has a milder, sweeter, less spicy taste. You can easily tell them apart before the bark is ground. Cassia bark is reddish brown and rolls up into tight cylinders that are resistant to breaking, while true cinnamon bark is lighter colored, flakier and easier to break. It is likely that most people have never had true cinnamon.
Saigon cinnamon is high in antioxidants, which are good for you, but it also is the type of cinnamon that has the highest amount of coumarin, also called warfarin, which is used in medicine as an anticoagulant or blood thinner as well as in rat poison. Because of the coumarin content I avoid large amounts of Saigon cinnamon but do use it in moderate amounts in baking because of its traditional warm spicy flavor.
Love cinnamon. Another piece of info. It can help lower your glucose levels. Mine was starting to go up so with exercise & watching my sugar intake I also sprinkled cinnamon on cereal, toast, in smoothies & I was able to lower my level to under 100. If your level is very high please check with your doctor before doing this. Always follow your doctor’s orders.
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CLOVES – anti-inflammatory (and antioxidant) properties. contains significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which has made it the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation  Pierce an onion with whole cloves and add to soups, broths or poaching liquids. Adding ground cloves and curry powder to healthy sautéed onions, garlic and tofu will give this dish an Indian-inspired zest. Impart a warming note to apple cider by adding ground cloves and cinnamon. Spice up fruit compote by adding ground cloves.Add clove powder, walnuts and raisins to your favorite Thanksgiving stuffing recipe.

COCOA
rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols. (dark chocolate)

Coconut   is very high in fat content  should be avoided by diabetics.

Coconut milk, jusice and oil, -sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting food which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 

COD LIVER OIL
helps prevent cataracts.
COLD CUTS AND HOT DOGS
AVOID! Nitrates for preservatives are used in them along with a MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
COFFEE which has nearly zero calories cuts risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Protects heart by  lowering blood pressure
 

COLA see caffeine

COLD CUTS AND HOT DOGS AVOID! Nitrates for preservatives are used in them along with a MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

COLESLAW
protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
COLLARD GREENS
combats cancer.

COOKIES-
pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats. Trans-fats – linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.

CoQ10- found in virtually all cells of the human body, supports energy procuction in cells and is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells against adamage. Our bodies can synthesize CoQ10, but it deteriorates over time and becomes more difficult as we age. Stress, medication and poor diet can cause deficiencies. Low  levels may increase risk for cancer, heart disease, periodontal disease and other health problems. Studies with CoQ10 indicate it may help with congestive heart failure and angina attacks. CoQ10 appears to increase energy levels in older people and to strengthen the immune system. CoQ10 is safe, effective and works well with other antioxidants for preventive and therapeutic benefits.   antioxidant needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for “pain stopping” nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)

CORN
protects heart and combats cancer.
CORN OIL-
a better choice for diabetes, than shortening. Corn Oil helps prevent cataracts. ???????
COSMETICS AND SHAMPOOS
– some now contain glutamic acid AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

COTTAGE CHEESE
helps prevent cataracts.

CRACKERS
also contain high fructose corn sweeteners. (READ LABELS!)
CRANBERRIES- protects heart. To speed detox your liver enjoy each of the drinks twice a day for 3 days. Add’l drink, addl cran water all day,  Lemon, tomato and cranberry juices contain acids that eat away liver fat as a slimming bonus, they are all rich in vitamin C, a nutrient proven to boost overall fat burning by 20%. 2 cups of cranberry juice daily, upped the activity of these immune cells by 500% within 40 days. Polyphenols in cranberries activated gamma delta T cells, which protect mucous membranes in the nose, lungs and gut. Drinking cranberry juice decidely reduces recurrent uti   most common recommended dose: a glass of juice twice a day. Undecided: whether cranberry capusles or tables are as effective.recurring-Urinary-tract infections are the second-most common type of infection in the entire body, accounting for more than 8 million doctor visits per year. Bacteria that normally reside in the colon enter the tube emptying the bladder, where they attach and multiply, causing infection. Both men and women can suffer from this malady. However, women are twice as likely to have UTIs than are men. Individuals who suffer abnormalities of the urinary tract that can obstruct the flow of urine (as in the case of bladder or kidney stones) are more likely to develop a UTI. Some of the most common symptoms of a UTI are back pain, fever, general achiness, malaise, burning on urination and frequent urination. Women who suffer from recurring UTIs — especially during and after menopause — often  ask for an inexpensive therapy to prevent them. antibiotics can cause yeast infections (candida).  Cranberry juice   an antioxidant, helps with helps with e.coli,   hardening fo the arteries, inhibits cancer.   –   per webmd.  Cranberries keep away cavities. Snacking on 1/2 c. of cranberries reduces tooth decay by 80%. They are chock full of quercetin and myricetin nutrient that inhibit the enzymes that cause plaque. they are also loaded with vitamin C, proven to reduce gum inflammation and gingivitis.

CREAM- helps prevent cataracts.
CUCUMBERS- protects heart. The ascorbic and caffeic acids in cucumbers soothe irritated skin and reduce skin inflammation. Diets containing plenty of potassium-, fiber- and magnesium-rich foods like cucumbers have been found to lower blood pressure. Serve dips and vegetable salads on thick slices of cucumber,o or toss cucumbers iwth sugar snap peas, fresh mint and vinaigrette for a cool salad.

CUMIN- packs a punch when it comes to both flavor and healthy benefits! Slightly bitter and peppery with a hint of citrus, cumin is a powerful liver detox enhancer.

DANDELION GREENS
helps prevent cataracts.

DARK CHOCOLATE

1 oz- 70% cacao affects blood flow in brain and enhances exec functioning. Chocolate is good and good for you! Dark Chocolate  Plain dark chocolate contains the most catechins and epicatechin, as well as a small amount of dietary fiber. The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast on chocolate. Researchers have discovered a specific stomach bacteria that breaks down chocolate and ferments it into anti-inflammatory compounds, making the dark chocolate highly useful in terms of heart health. When you eat dark chocolate, they grow and ferment it, producing compounds that are anti-inflammatory.       Also “When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they lessen the inflammation of cardiovascular tissue, reducing the long-term risk of stroke. Another recent study on dark chocolate and heart health found eating the stuff in moderation can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, or the thickening and hardening of the arteries, by restoring arterial flexibility and preventing white blood cells from sticking to blood vessel walls       Probiotics can be added to high-quality dark chocolate, up to four times the amount of probiotics as many forms of dairy. This is only one of the health benefits of chocolate. Delicious and nutritious – really! Dark chocolate contains probiotics and antioxidants to keep your stomach healthy and your sweet tooth satisfied. It helps the endothelial cells that line blood vessels stay healthy, which in turn decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study from Greece found that dark chocolate in particular improves the cells’ functioning and decreases arterial stillness in healthy young adults. Dark chocolate emerges as a promising food, high in nutritional value.    protects heart and combats cancer. (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS. It also helps with diarrhea!

DATES — Diabetics especially should be careful with dates due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels     How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.

DILL PICKLES
protects heart.
DORITOES AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

EGG WHITES

          • ( protein), help to relieve stress may be eaten and used for cooking as much as desired but the yellow should be avoided. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Eggs also protects heartand help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible
          • EGG YOLKS protects heart, combat cancer and helps prevent cataracts. Egg yolk are a top source of choline and based on the powerful  impact choline has on lever health, combine with recent research showing that moderate egg consumption is not liked to cardiovascualr k of stroke, according to medical experts. Just one yolk contains 126 mg of choline (30%  of the recommended daily intake for somen. Other choline sources-chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon and brussel sprouts. Choline reversed fatty liver in post menopausal women but 825mg daily is needed each day to get the benefit. Natures Way 500 mg
          • EGGS…a bit more…protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes.   Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which then causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
          • EGGS
            One of the easiest things we can do to lose weight is to eat eggs…Eggs are jam packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals including, selenium, zinc, iron, choline, vitamin D, and vitamin B-12 and loaded with antioxidants: lutein, zeaxanthin, sulfur, omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber and all nine essential amino acids (the building blocks of energy-boosting, fat melting protein). NOTE: poultry, dairy, buckwheat, quinoa, fish and soy (a popular plant-based source of protein, think tofu or soy milk) also contain all 9 essential amino acids. Plants, must be able to make all the amino acids.
          • Eggs are good for brain function and essential to heart health. Add a hard-boiled egg, or two, to your breakfast to:
          • speed up the rate your body burns fat. Some overweight folks simply have a deficiency of the hormone leptin which regulates appetite and hunger. (If your body is too low in zinc it reduces leptin, causing you to feel hungry all the time. Eating eggs can help restore zinc, impacting leptin levels so you will feel satisfied for hours and you’ll eat less. The more protein you eat earlier on, the less you eat as the day wears on.)
            offers sustained energy throughout the day. When you are feeling beat, grab a hard-boiled egg.
            prevent muscle loss during weight loss
            regulate muscle control
            regulate digestion
            prevent bloating
            protect eyesight- linked to a 20% lower risk of cataracts and 40% lower risk of other age-related eye problems.
            for better memory,
            improve mood, focus, night vision, fertility, immunity, and adrenal function.
            lower triglycerides in your body.
            strengthen nails and hair. Skin and scalp are less prone to dryness and the fine lines (wrinkles) that accompany it due to the zinc.
          • Research showed that subjects eating two eggs daily:
          • had up to 60% more moisture in skin than those who don’t. Eggs provide 59% of choline, to form the membranes that surround your body’s cells- a key step in sealing in moisture and a major youth boost by strengthening skins cells. Zinc helps roughened skin and rashes, with loss of or diminished smell and taste, wound healing, low libido (men), canker sores, lethargy and hair loss. (Take note that too much zinc can cause hair loss.) Although red meat provides most of the zinc in the American diet, oysters have a much higher content. Beans, grains, nuts and crustacean seafood contain zinc. In addition to being delicious and nutritious sources of zinc they are rich sources of calcium…. milk and yogurt are also. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
            lost 65% more weight in eight weeks and shrunk their waists 83% more than those who ate equal calories in bagels. Some lost up to 8 lbs in 7 days. enough to shed seven pounds in a year. Upping your intake can help you burn more calories daily.
            lowered breast cancer risk by 60%.
          • protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible. FINISH FROM hotmail Glutathione -goes with eggs NEED TO FINISH

ELDERBERRIES helps prevent cataracts.
ENDIVE protects heart.

FATS AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening. Use EEVO, Coconut oil Grapeseed etc.

FENNEL has nearly zero calories. See how good they are under belly fat (bloating)

FIBER–fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes.Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly.  Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber)

FIGS
combats cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. dried 2 4g fiber and 95 calories.

FISH
(fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart combats cancer. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries, short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).   If you aren’t getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). Some fish are especially low in fat, such as perch, haddock, flounder, sturgeon, smelts, scallops. Others like brook trout, porgy, cod, and croakers are somewhat higher in fat content, but are still quite low in fat content when compared with meats. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart.   . See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. Concerned about mercury in tuna and others? Mercury is toxic in the absence of selenium, says William Lands, Ph. D., but fish is loaded with selenium that neutralizes the danger. Common fish, including grouper, swordfish, tuna and salmon, have much more selenium than mercury. Even albacore tuna (high on the government’s hit list) has 15 times more selenium than mercury, making it perfectly safe, in Land’s view.    A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.  Tuna is particularly low in fat. Many canned fish when not packed in oil are very low in fat and are excellent choices as cholesterol lowering food. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Swordfish , Herring, Salmon protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes,Mackerel protects heart See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics.   Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.

FISH OIL- helps with diabetes and protects heart.

Fish oil sharpens the brain at all ages, researchers say 5 WAYS FISH OIL MANAGES THE BRAIN

Fights Depression: Skimping on fish may depress you. Norman Salem Jr., a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, notes that populations consuming large amounts of fish have low rates of major depression. A lack of fish oil is linked to depression in alcoholics, people with multiple sclerosis and women with postpartum depression. Further, he says, some dieters who reduce overall fat, including fish fat, tend to get depressed.

A recent Australian study of 21 depressed patients confirmed that the most severely depressed had imbalances of fatty acids in their blood and cell membranes. Evidence suggests DHA-type fish oil helps regulate serotonin, a neurotransmitter known for its “feel-good” qualities. Depressed people often have low levels of serotonin.

Reduces Aggression You are less likely to express stress-induced aggression if your brain is under the influence of fish oil, according to Japanese researchers. In a new double-blind test of 41 adult students, those taking 1.5 to 1.8 daily grams of DHA fish oil for three months did not become more socially aggressive at a time of severe mental stress: final exams. In contrast, students taking a dummy look-alike capsule showed significant jumps in social aggression, as measured by psychological tests. This effect on stress may help explain how fish oil prevents heart disease. Stress hormones triggered by hostility and anger can constrict arteries and accelerate the formation of blockages, research shows; fish oil may suppress the release of those hormones.

Stimulates young minds Fetuses and infants must get sufficient omega-3 oils for optimal brain development, says William Connor, Oregon Health Sciences University. In one telling study of premature infants, those fed breast milk had 8 points higher IQ at age 8 than those fed standard infant formula. Connor credits breast milk’s higher amounts of DHA for that superior intelligence. In infant rhesus monkeys deprived of omega-3-type oils, Connor found severely impaired visual acuity and behavior indicative of a neurological defect. Autopsies revealed abnormalities in brain cells. Connor advises pregnant women to eat fish a couple of times a week, especially during the last trimester, the time of greatest fetal brain growth. And breast feeding is preferable to infant formula, he says.

Blunts Brain Damage? Fish oil may eventually be proved to lessen alcohol-induced brain damage, Salem says. He explains that excessive alcohol depletes brain levels of omega-3’s — DHA in particular — which leads to neurological damage and impaired vision. He put experimental animals on high-alcohol, low omega-3 diets for six months to three years. They suffered severe losses of DHA in brain cells and detrimental changes in brain functioning. Some scientists speculate that fish oil also may have a protective role in degenerative brain diseases leading to memory loss and dementia. The brains of deceased Alzheimer’s sufferers, for example, show low levels of omega-3 fats.

Influences Behavior. Children deficient in omega-3 oils may be more likely to have behavioral and learning problems known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, according to new research at Purdue University. John R. Burgess, assistant professor of foods and nutrition, tested the omega-3 blood levels of 96 boys, ages 6-12; about half had been identified as having ADHD. Clearly, Burgess says, “boys with lower levels of the omega-3 fat scored higher in frequency of behavioral problems,” such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, anxiety, temper tantrums and sleep problems.

The big question: Does taking more omega-3 and other appropriate fats cure the deficiency and improve ADHD behavior? That’s what Burgess is trying to find out in a follow-up study. He cautions that only 40 percent of kids with ADHD in his study had low omega-3, so obviously it wouldn’t work in most cases. Burgess also says it’s unclear how much of what type of oils each individual child may need. Whatever you do, he advises working with health professionals and not stopping other treatments or medications for ADHD without proper medical advice.

A smart tip: Restrict omega-6 oils (corn oil, regular safflower and sunflower seed oils, and most margarines), which tend to negate the benefits of omega-3. Recommended: canola and olive oils.

A WARNING: Pregnant women should avoid freshwater sports fish, which may be contaminated with environmental chemicals. One of the safest and best for everybody: sardines.

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FLAX AND FLAXSEED FLAXSEED  oil (Omega-3 fatty acids)

FLAXSEED   (Omega-3 fatty acids)  This amazing little seed is a nutrition powerhouse rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans

Alpha-linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants and in flaxseed oil, and in canola, soy, perilla, and walnut oils is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids that are in fish oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for:

BENEFIT OF FLAXSEED
          • protect blood vessels from inflammatory damage. ….reverse “hardening of the blood vessels” (atherosclerosis).
          • reduce cancer cell growth.
          • Inflammation-contains the highest amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to decrease inflammation
          • immune system boost.
          • reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. may also help lower total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
          • prevents and treats diseases of the heart. It is used to prevent heart attacks. Helps maintain cardiovascular health, guard against heart disease.
          • lower high blood pressure,
          • improves sleep
          • digestive health
          • relieve constipation
          • Treat Diarrhea
          •  Skin Health. … rich in vitamin E, which is great for both skin (dry, itchy skin) and hair health. The nutrient promotes the health of the scalp by reducing free radical damage. It helps improve circulation in the head, thus promoting hair growth and slowing down hair breakage.
          • Brittle nails
          • Depression
          • Type 2 Diabetes
          • Fatigue
          • Inability to concentrate
          • Joint pain- Cutting hip and knee pain by 70% could be as easy as taking plenty of Flax see a day. The healthy healing omega 3 fats reduce inflammation, stiffness and swelling, as effectively as Ibuprophen. We always say to check with your doctor before supplementing, since we are not allowed to prescribe anything.
          • Fights Belly fat —- Full of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), flax seeds are not only a must for anyone looking to get a flat belly, but they are also ideal for anyone who suffers from frequent bloating.
          • Weight loss  flaxseed is one of the most effective foods and reliable methods to help you lose extra pounds. Enriched with fiber, Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, flaxseeds increase your body’s efficiency to lose weight.

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Ways to eat it.
sprinkle 2Tbsp onto cereal or a salad or mix into a smoothie or meatloaf.
Combine the ground flax seed with the hot water and stir well. Add the lemon wedge to your glass and give it a squeeze for some flavor and a boost of vitamin C. You can drink this once per day while you’re trying to lose weight.

   Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie- An easy way to incorporate flaxseed into your diet. Blueberries, another superfood, are higher in antioxidants than any other fruit.  They’re also packed with fiber and several vitamins including Vitamin C.  Greek yogurt adds tangy flavor and a boost of protein while the bananas, honey and almond extract add sweetness.  Throw in some flaxseed and it’s the perfect, nutritious drink to get you going in the morning or anytime of day.

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Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie
Servings: 2
Calories: 254  cal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 ripe banana*
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk, any type
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

*For even better results, freeze the banana ahead of time

Use flax seed  when you are missing an egg-Mix 1 tbsp chia seeds or milled flaxseeds with 3 tbsp water and set aside for 15-20 minutes, and you have what’s known as a vegan egg, which generally works as a direct swap-in, say, for a brownie or a loaf cake.  https://getpocket.com/explore/item/no-flour-eggs-or-butter-no-problem-23-cake-recipes-for-when-you-re-missing-an-ingredient

 
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NOT SO SURE ABOUT THIS:

s flaxseed bad for men?
flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may be linked to a decrease in testosterone as well ( 17 ). In one small study in 25 men with prostate cancer, supplementing with flaxseed and decreasing overall fat intake was shown to significantly reduce testosterone levels ( 18 ).
Aug 18, 2018

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FLOUR- AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.

FRIED FOODS-AVOID hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

FROZEN DINNERS-AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

FRUITS – Fruits help control diabetes. Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fruit salads or a piece of fruit is the perfect snack or dessert .(The higher the number the better it is to reduce blood levels of cholesterol) Orange 24, Banana 16, Cherry 12, Apple 12, Peach 10, Pear 8, When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.    Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is  shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease    Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fruits help control diabetes. (Diabetics especially should be careful with due to the high sugar content  pineapple,   grapes, bananas, dates , and mangoes   Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels Coconut which is very high in fat content and should be avoided . Coconut which is very high in fat content and should be avoided ). Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.

FRUIT JUICES-
protects heart and battle diabetes. Pomegranate juice is good. Orange Juice protects heart AVOID any with high fructose corn sweeteners on the can or bottle. (Check labels on can or bottle to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners . Also avoid fruit juices and fruit concentrates that contain a lot of sugar as many fruits are required to make one glass of juice. Moreover, fruit juices do not provide a person with the dietary fiber. We need the fiber as Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.

GARLIC
protects heart and combats cancer. eat raw  for high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, infections, colon and rectal cancer and other cancers,  Garlic enhances the flavor of foods and has historically been used as a medicinal food. Used by athletes competing in the original Olympics in ancient Greece. One of the most commonly used supplements. The sulfur-containing compounds responsible for the odor are beneficial for reducing high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, supporting the immune system and acting as an antibiotic, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal substance. Garlic has been studied for its ability to offer protection against cancer. Studies found that populations who ate significant quantities of garlic had a decreased incidence of gastrointestinal cancer. Additional studies have shown it may inhibit tumor formation. Odorless garlic supplements are available. Garlic   has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects, and some studies show that it can stop blood clots from forming in your arteries. It’s also an easy spice to add into your diet: Try it in pasta sauce, on pizza, roasted with other vegetables, or finely chopped in homemade spreads. Garlic stimulates metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and eliminates toxins from the body. Don’t toss whole cloves of garlic into hot oil. The most potent garlic is pressed.  To release the flavor firmly so always press firmly (smash) with the side of the knife before chopping.  Instead, mince (chop finely)  and set it aside for 10 minutes. This will start a chemical reaction, producing a healthy compound that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease helps with cholesterol problems and keeping colds away! NOTE:  garlic is a bloodthinner so be sure to check with your doctor about eating garlic if you are on bloodthinners or if you are having surgery (usually must d/c all garlic 3 days to one week prior to surgery) but in general it is good to keep your blood thin, so for most it is healthy. Freezing garlic saves it from getting old and sprouting.   Let garlic sprout as compounds build up in garlic as it ages-supercharging the natural kille (NK) cells. Aged garlic extract revved  NK cells by 34% within 90 ays. Cook with aged black garlic cloves and supplement with 600 mg of aged garlic extract twice daily.

GELCAPS (medication) – AVOID! contain free glutamic acid in the gelatin AVOID!


Ginger
raises body temperature and assists the body to burn 20 percent more calories, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity.

GLUCOSAMINE, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.

GOJI BERRIES- high in biotin (nails and hair), high in iron, vitamin C and vital amino acids. (Berries and juice at health food stores. ) Help people live 20 years longer.
GINGER is good for the heart.

GOLD MEDAL FLOUR
(and many other brands of flour ) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

GRAINS , such as oatmeal
help control diabetes and combats cancer.

GRAPE JUICE- white grape juice for help with cancer and heart disease

GRAPEFRUIT
helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer, protects the heart and stabilizes blood sugar,   to fight diabetes by helping to relieve stress stabilizing blood sugar to keep the blood sugar from spiking, and which is how it helps in weight loss.which is how it helps in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Milk, grapefruit juice, and other foods can interfere with your medication. Ask your doctor if you need to avoid any foods when taking your prescription ) Grapefruit can bring down the blood glucose level within a time span of just three days. Nutritionists recommend that anyone suffering from high blood sugar levels should be consuming at least three servings of grapefruit every day as a preventative measure against high blood sugar levels, especially when used in conjunction with a low fat, low-sugar, low-starch diet. Diabetic patients should experience a change in less than three months.(1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). (Milk, grapefruit juice, and other foods can interfere with your medication. Ask your doctor if you need to avoid any foods when taking your prescription )Grapefruit protects the heart,   It has nearly zero calories  (NOTE: There are certain drugs when ingested together, with grapefruit juice can interact with various medications, resulting in potentially toxic drug levels and adverse effects. Read all medications brochures and .)   be sure to ask your pharmacist if it might interfere with your medication. (Your pharmacist is the expert on the meds; not your doctor–listen to your pharmacist .)

GRAPES-protects heart and combats cancer.  Diabetics especially should be careful with grapes due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.  Red grapes protect against heart attack and strokes. Grapes red and purple contain the same “fountain of youth ingredient) (resveratrol) without the alcohol. This antioxidant activates enzymes that protect DNA and even slow the aging process.

GREEN BEANS 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
GREEN ONIONS helps prevent cataracts.
GREEN PEPPERS protect heart and helps prevent cataracts.
GREEN TEA- contains antioxidants 20 times more powerful than vitamin E and 500 more than C. protects heart and combats cancer. (Celestial Seasonings is the highest rated for antioxidants). Both Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. Choose decaf for heart. Green tea and black tea protect the heart and  lower blood sugar. (Celestial Seasonings brand is the highest rated for antioxidants)  which can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol is good for you but be sure to avoid caffeine which ages you, causes stress, causes swelling in the tissues and dehydrates the body while allowing  fluid build up in the tissues causing bloating and swelling and doesn’t allow for  flushing the  body of toxins  Green tea – be very careful that it does not contain caffeine. If it doesn’t say specifically that it is caffeine free then chances are it is not as most  green tea is  not caffeine –free.)  low in calories   combats cancer. (Celestial Seasonings is the highest rated for antioxidants). Both Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. Choose decaf for heart. You can absorb more of green teas’s skin-protecting catechins by squeezing in a little of the lemon juice into the tea. The vitamin C prevents the catechins from being degraded in the intestines during digestion, so more of the powerful antioxidant compounds are absorbed by your cells. After brewing a cup of green tea, squeeze in the juice of one lemon. Drink Daily. (You can use orange or lime juice–runners up in the study. The nutrients in this has been linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease.) Caffeine raises blood pressure. Loaded with antioxidant polyphenols that block the formation of cancer-causing compounds; limits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that helps reduce the risk of heart disease. l

GUAVA-helps prevent cataracts.

HAMBURGER HELPER -Kraft® products nearly all contain some glutamate AVOID! use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by) (Make your own.)

HAWTHORN (Crataegus monogyna) for blood pressure, cholesterol and heart health. Hawthorn works best in lower dosages, taken continuously for its cumulative effect. It relaxes and widens your arteries so blood flows to and from your heart, improving circulation. hawthorn berries extract was effective in treating patients with high blood pressure* and type 2 diabetes who were simultaneously taking medications prescribed by their physicians. available in capsules, liquid extracts, tinctures and solid extracts. *Caffeine raises blood pressure.

HEINZ GRAVY-AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

HERRING-protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes, combats cancer.

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SWEETENERS AVOID!   Fructose has been linked to high cholesterol levels, heart arrhythmias, heart attacks —  has been linked to high cholesterol levels, heart arrhythmias, heart attacks — ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS also contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly.   HFCS found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar is contributing to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. The body needs to pump out more insulin with high fructose corn sweeteners which contribute to diabetic complications It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS. Regular soft drinks, juices or any food with high fructose corn sweeteners. High Fructose Corn Syrup- Since the 1990’s High Fructose Corn Sweetener, has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it’s low cost. High Fructose Corn Sweetener is made from chemically engineered corn and will definitely pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. (See uric acid and gout linked to heart and it causes joint problems Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout.      HFCS found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar is contributing to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. The body needs to pump out more insulin with high fructose corn sweeteners which contribute to diabetic complications  Regular soft drinks, juices or any food with high fructose corn sweetners. High Fructose Corn Syrup- Since the 1990’s High Fructose Corn Sweetner, has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it’s low cost. High Fructose Corn Sweetner is made from chemically engineered corn and will definitely pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. (See uric acid and gout linked to heart and it causes joint problems. Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout. ) High Fructose Corn Syrup, which since the 1990’s has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it’s low cost. Made from chemically engineered corn and will d pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. If sugar is used instead of the high fructose corn sweeteners its ingestion lowers immune function by reducing the ability of white blood cells to ingest and destroy bacteria.
HOMEMADE EGG NOODLES are better than ones you buy since you can be for certain what you put in them. Avoid using yolks of eggs s the cholesterol is high in them.

HONEY-helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners.
HOSTESS PRODUCTS- AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
HOT DOGS AND OTHER PROCESSED MEATS- AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG is called.)

HUMMUS- Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 Tbs 1 g fiber and 26 calories.

JELLO OR ANY GELATIN-AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by).
KALE- combats cancer, protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Kale has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.
KELP- helps prevent cataracts.

KETCHUP–One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners. Many of Aldi products do.)
KFC® -AVOID most of their other products (chicken, potatoes, corn, gravy)contain an MSG product but it is under one of the many aliases used for MSG so if you ask they can say they don’t use MSG. AVOID! Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the very WORST offenders: MSG is in every chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy. Is MSG their secret spice?
KIDNEY BEANS- protects heart

KIWI- protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 2 fruit 5 g fiber and 91 calories.
KOHLRABI- combats cancer.
KRAFT PACKAGED BOX DINNERS AVOID!  (like the macaroni and cheese kids eat) NOTE: Kraft® products nearly all contain some glutamate AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

KRAFT SALAD DRESSINGS AVOID! -Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. Diabetics need to steer clear as it has more sugar than mayonnaise (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

KUMQUAT helps prevent cataracts.

LECITHIN- a fat-flushing chemical   a special fat found in eggs and soy.  Natural Lecithin promotes liver, health and assists in memory function and learning. Helps the body make brain chemicals-essential for sharp thinking. Essential for proper formation of bile. Supports the body’s ability to absorb and utilize fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins A,D, E and K.   A daily supplement helped fols perform 23 times better on memory tests. Lecithin dissolves fat in blood and fat clogging the liver. The hardest fat to lose-lumpy cellulite. A lecithin based supplement almost immed doubled fat loss to rapidly reduce body mass without any side effects. Best results sunflower based lecithin. Bee pollen from the health foods store contains lecithin.It doesn’t cause jitters or insomnia. Health food stores carry it. Eat with a spoon or add it to juice or yogurt.

LEEKS- protects heart
LEGUMES- combats cancer, protects heart, help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.

LEMONS-protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.Lemons have nearly zero calories. Lemons are high in vitamin C, supplying four times more than oranges. Lemon juice can help liquefy fat so that it can be flushed out of your system faster.

LENTILS- combats cancer, prevent cataracts and protects heart .- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Lentils help control diabetes. highest amount of protein; more than beans.
LETTUCE- protects heart. Choose something other than iceberg   as others are greener thus, a bit better for you. Lettuce has nearly zero calories

 

LICORICE -Licorice extract to ward off peptic ulcers and heal existing ones.

LIMA BEANS-
Bone building and rebuilding
Protects against hardening of the arteries
Helps shield against Alzheimer’s
Reduces risk of osteoporosis
May help prevent heart disease and stroke
Reduce mortality from coronary heart disease
Helps eliminate leg cramps.
protects heart
fiber rich help us eat 200 fewer calories a day
LIMES -helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer and protects heart. has nearly zero calories.
LIPTON ® INSTANT SOUP MIX Instant soup mix, Knorr® products and other Instant soup mixes- AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
LIVER combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
LOGANBERRIES helps prevent cataracts.
LYCHEE FRUIT combats cancer
MSG See Monosodium Glutamate (AVOID THIS!)
MACKEREL protects heart
MANGOS protects heart, combats cancer, helps prevent cataracts.  mangoes – Diabetics especially should be careful with manoes due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels   How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.
MAPLE SYRUP helps control diabetes and helps prevent cataracts.
MARGARINE- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.    Check the cooking oil you use and also the salad dressing. Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
MAYONNAISE- to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise. (Avoid salad dressing)
McDONALDS AVOID! uses an MSG product but it is under one of the many aliases used for MSG so if you ask they can say no they don’t use MSG AVOID! See the complete list of aliases used to sneak MSG in. (SEE MORGAN SPURLOCK’S DOCUMENTARY “SUPER SIZE ME, WHERE HE ATE AT MCDONALD’S FOR A MONTH.) That was just scary to see what damage the foods were doing to his body…not even his doctors expected it to be so bad!

MILK- Drink milk.
milk-  20 oz can curb emotional eating-as it contains tryptophan which converts to serotonin in the brain.

A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids.  Choose organic, which is free of antibiotics and steroids that were given to the cows, then pass through to you.  Braum’s milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart’s regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work. MILK One glass or more daily of non-fat or skim milk should be taken. As an added source of fat-free or low-fat protein, skim or fat-free milk can be fortified by adding to each glass of milk a tablespoonful or more of dried, skim milk. This “fortified” milk also has a thick creamy taste and can be flavored to suit the individual taste with various flavoring agents. Yogurt made from non-fat milk can also be used for nutritious variety. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk.  Soy milk protects heart.     Though it’s relatively new to the market, there are a few types of milk that contain added probiotics. Some research has concluded that probiotic milk may cause gas and bloating in kids and the elderly, so check with your doctor to make sure it’s okay for use in your home. (Don’t forget that milk does freeze well.) also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Milk causes acne. The iodine thats added to cow feed to boost the animals immunity increases body oil production.

MILLET- helps prevent cataracts.
MISO- protects heart.
MOLASSES (Blackstrap)-helps prevent cataracts and control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)

MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG) -AVOID! Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart. HEART  palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms. MSG is associated with generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation. MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas!! (Most commercial soups, sauces and gravies contain MSG, hidden under one of the many aliases given to disguise monosodium glutamate so people won’t avoid the food. All restaurants are now using it in some form. (See list below of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under on the label so you don’t know it is in the product.)

Have you suffered from and found little relief from any of the following conditions?

          • Irregular heart beat or blood pressure, racing heart
            Severe headache
            Difficulty concentrating and poor memory
            Balance problems, dizziness, or seizures, mini-strokes
            Pain in joints or bones
            Chronic bronchitis-like symptoms, allergy reactions, dry cough, hoarseness or sore throat
            Sleep disorders- chronic fatigue or sleepiness
            Shortness of breath, chest pains, asthma
            Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
            Depression or mood change, bipolar, SAD
            Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, colitis, IBS
          • Bloated face, dark circles under strained eyes
          • Flushing or tingling in face, chest, pressure behind eyes
            Tenderness in localized areas, neck, back, etc.
            Blurred vision or difficulty breathing
            Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s
            Extreme thirst or dry mouth
          • Excessive perspiring or shuddering and chills
            Swelling, pain, or numbness of hands, feet, jaw
          • Heavy, weak feeling in arms and legs
            Gagging reflex or difficulty swallowing
            Hyperactivity, behavioral problems
            Chronic post nasal drip
            Skin rash, itching, hives
            Slowed speech
            Irritable bowel or colitis
            Attention deficit disorder, anxiety attacks, rage, panic attacks
            Pressure behind eyes or on head, neck, shoulders
            ADD, ADHD, Rage Disorder
            Asthma
            Weight problems, obesity, hypoglycemia
            If any of these conditions plague you, you may be a victim of monosodium glutamate (MSG) poisoning. MSG is in everything from crackers and soda pop to vitamins and toothpaste.

Do not be fooled!! MSG goes by several names, thus if you ask at a restaurant if an item contains MSG they can tell you no….and when you read labels on those cans and boxes and other packaged items of processed foods….you won’t see it under the name Monosodiuim Glutamate (MSG). Go here to see the numerous other names MSG goes by…

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL OF THESE RESTAURANTS –

PARTIAL LIST:

Chick-fil-A’s website shows they use salt, sugar, spices, paprika, and MSG.
KFC (MSG is one of the 11 herbs and spicesin all the different varieties of KFC fried (and grilled) chicken, and also in the gravy, chicken pot pies, potato wedges, and even the green beans),
Taco Bueno, Taco Bell, Subway , Cheddar’s, Arby’s, Braum’s, Applebee’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonalds, Dominos Pizza, Pizza Hut, Quiznos Subs, Starbucks, Cici’s Pizza, Jack in the Box, Long John Silver’s, Steak ‘n Shake, A&W, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Blimpie, Boston Market, Burger Street, Captain D’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Church’s Chicken, Jimmy John’s, Johnny Rockets, Little Caesar’s, Panda Express, Papa John’s, Popeyes, Raising Cane’s, Rally’s, Sbarro, Waffle House, Whataburger, White Castle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, Applebee’s, Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, Chili’s, IHop, Denny’s, Bennigan’s, O’Charley’s, P.F. Chang’s, Ponderosa, Bonanza, Red Robin, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, On The Border, Maggiario’s, Taco Cabana, Corner Bakery Cafe, Ruby Tuesday, Shoney’s, Sizzler, Tony Roma’s, Carrabba’s….and the list goes on!

PARTIAL LIST OF PROCESSED FOODS MANY OF US PICK UP AT THE STORE
Tombstone pizza, Del Monte, Kraft Foods, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Hamburger Helper, Progresso soups, Yoplait yogurt, Colombo yogurt, Bugles, Chex Mix, Gold Medal Flour, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Fruit Roll-Ups, Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Cheerios, Doritos, Pringles and almost all flavored chips of any kind (with the exception of Pringles Salt and Vinegar). Campbell’s chicken noodle soup and condensed soups, from Cream of Mushroom to Vegetable Beef, Lipton soup mixes and other powdered soup mixes, Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and most dressings

Pay careful attention when cooking- Both Chicken bouillon and Beef Bouillon are MSG.

Companies that manufacture and sell food products that contain MSG in some form http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=178947.0
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MSG See Monosodium Glutamate (AVOID THIS!)

MUSHROOMS combats cancer.Mushrooms have nearly zero calories  (Be careful mushrooms are naturally high in free glutamate AVOID!

MUSTARD GREENS protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.

NASHI PEARS protects heart

NAVY BEANS protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber)
NOODLES AND SAUCE (such as Liptons) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

NUTMEG- good for the heart.

NUTS-Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control.  The magnesium helps with PMS (bloating, cramping) migraines, lowers blood pressure, diabetes, asthma attacks. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we we don’t crave sweets. Nuts combats cancer. Choose unsalted. (Avoid Planters® or any salted nuts – as they use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by) Cashews, chestnuts, Almonds and Brazil nuts are – Magnesium rich to help stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium.
Nuts – walnuts chestnuts, seeds, peanuts, almonds which are also good for diabetes) Brazil nuts also help relieve stress promoting calmness and allowing your body to metabolize food properly so you don’t pack on weight. (Nuts, such as pecans could be added to your oatmeal breakfast) Cashews, chestnuts, Almonds and Brazil nuts are – Magnesium rich to help stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points. Pistachios protects heart Peanuts protects heart. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. (The higher the number the better it is.)Nuts -Almond 143, Cashew 1 Walnuts one of the best omega 3 foods, protects heart, combats cancer, are good for diabetes and helps prevent cataracts.

Helps relieve stress*(cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts)
Prevent gallstones from forming
Lowers cholesterol
Antioxidant (pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios and almonds are best, ahead of cashews.)
Fiber rich helps with weight loss
Helps control diabetes.
Helps alleviate PMS symptoms.
Helps with heart disease, intestinal function, digestive problems, like diverticulosis and potentially colon cancer.
Helps control diabetes

OATS/OATMEAL- protects heart, battle diabetes, combats cancer weight gain, high cholesterol, high BP, heart disease, constipation . Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.  Overnight oats- do not cook -soak in whey? add almond butter, chia seeds, flax, fruit, berries and bananas, cinnamon raisins, salt, apples    in fridge overnight.   Oats- bone benefit- iron and magnesium, plus fiber (a prebiotic) that feeds the good bacteria in your gut.

OLIVE OIL- protects heart, combats cancer, stroke and is better than many oils. olive oil or flax seeds-the cholecystokinin sends stop eating messages. extra virgin oil 20% lower CRP levels than chose who don’t use. Good for brain

ONIONS- protects heart and combats cancer and has nearly zero calories.

ORANGE/ORANGE JUICE protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.(Avoid juice any anything else with High Fructose Corn Sweeteners on the label.)(Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners). Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.

PAPAYA helps prevent cataracts.
PARMESAN CHEESE -AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

PARSLEY -protects heart, helps control diabetes and helps prevent cataracts. Parsley has been connected to health since the days of the Romans, and today its supporters believe the herb helps pass kidney stones, battle deafness, and prevent buildup in the arteries. Natural diuretic prevents salt from being reabsorbed into bodily tissue and relieves water retention to quickly flatten your tummy. Parsley contains an estrogen component, apiol, which helps regulate uterine contractions to relieve cramps Parsley has been used as a blood purifier and natural diuretic. Its ability to rid the body of excess water and toxins makes it an ideal tool for weight loss.

PARSNIPS protects heart.

PASTA-whole wheat Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories. Choose whole wheat pasta over white.

PEAS combat cancer and helps with diabetes as the fiber helps protect against blood sugar spikes. protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories

PEA PODS protects heart
PEACHES protects heart and combats cancer.

PEANUT BUTTER protects heart

PEANUTS protects heart and combats cancer. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) The magnesium helps with PMS (bloating, cramping) migraines, lowers blood pressure, diabetes, asthma attacks.

PEARS

PEAS combat cancer and helps with diabetes as the fiber helps protect against blood sugar spikes.  Peas protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories

PECANS Pecans can lower your cholesterol. Add pecan to your diet can send your cholesterol plunging by 17% scientists say-making them as effective as prescription drugs-according to scientists, thanks to their amply supply of natural plant sterols. Plus, just a handful offers Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and fiber. Pecans contain more antioxidant than any other tree fruit.

PEPPERS protects heart and combats diabetes; has nearly zero calories..
PERSIMMONS helps prevent cataracts.

PINEAPPLE helps prevent cataracts. Diabetics especially should be careful with pineapple, due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.     How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach…pineapple pieces

PINTO BEANS protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. fiber rich help us eat 200 fewer calories a day

PISTACHIOS protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.

PLUMS- protects heart

POMEGRANATES- protects heart, help control diabetes, battle cancer. Juice- inflammation, immune system, bones, hypertension,  painful periods, sun damage.  Three times healthier than red wine or green tea. Fresh fruit or bottled juice  in supermarket.    toss seeds with salad.  pomegranates cinnamon pears. Pomegranates for aching joints, reduces tissue inflammation and inhibits the enzymes that break down cartilage and cause arthritis. (Pure pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberry juice or green tea.)

POPCORN- Boost serotonin, the brain’s feel good chemical
3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

POTATO CHIPS AND MOST CHIPS AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. Potato chips,and others including Doritos®, Pringles®-uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG Could this be why one manufacturer use to advertise “bet you can’t eat just one”. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
POTATOES protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 5g fiber and 220 calories.
POULTRY can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein. Poultry (Chicken and turkey) help relieve stress, high in protein for healing are excellent sources of proteins for cholesterol lowering food, provided lean poultry is used. Remove skin before cooking. The dark meat of poultry is higher in fat. . Fat from chicken and turkey is best drained off and removed just as you should in all meats. ground turkey, also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein. Turkey – magnesium rich helps stop angina helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm..) T

PRUNES -protects heart

PUFFED FLAKES- protects heart

PUMPKIN- protects heart. has nearly zero calories. pumpkin pie slice 8200 mg of beta carotene (a plant compound that switches off production of CRP –the protein that triggers artery damaging inflammation).

PURPLE GRAPES combats cancer

PURSLANE protects heart.

RADISH has nearly zero calories
RAISIN BRAN FIBER slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup 7 g fiber and 190 calories.
RAISINS protects heart and combats cancer.
RAMEN NOODLES- AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
RASPBERRIES- protects heart, help control diabetes, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
RED BEET- supports muscle performance and cardiovascular health during exercise. Thse instantly soluble crystals contain all of the active constituents of the plant, in an easy-to-take form.
RED MEAT (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer’s Yeast – rich in “B” vitamins.
RED PEPPERS protect heart.

RED TEA also known as African Red Bush protects the tiny capillaries that lead to you heart, kidneys and brain preventing microvasuclar complications like kidney failure.

RICE (BROWN) protects heart and combats cancer.

ROMAINE LETTUCE helps prevent cataracts. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories.

ROSE HIPS helps prevent cataracts.

ROYAL JELLY helps prevent cataracts.RYE combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.

RYE BREAD- increases fullness for hours longer than whole wheat thanks to a unique fiber found in rye.

SABLE protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes

SALAD DRESSINGS-
that are low in fat content can be found but they do contain a small degree of fat, so it is best to prepare your own fat-free dressings whenever possible. Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings.Mayonnaise to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing) avoid the many that use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

SALMON protects heart, helps prevent cataracts, helps control diabetes and combats cancer.   brain function- stroke, inflammation, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings.  Have  protein, omega 3s B vit, Vit D and A selenium,
SALT use sparingly–may contribute to heart disease.
SARDINES combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. 3.75 oz sardines has 17 g of protein, close to 50% calcium, require and over 300% of your daily Vit B, full of niacin, magnesium, potassium, zinc (an essential trace element lacking in many diets.

SAUERKRAUT protects heart. This is a probiotic much more powerful than any supplement you can take! Who knew this delicious pickled cabbage dish also contained probiotics? Add a scoop on your favorite hot dog or eat as a side dish. Fermented foods are both potent chelators (detoxifiers) and contain far larger amounts of probiotics, compared to probiotic supplements, making them ideal for maintaining optimal gut flora(Read here about it http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/12/dr-campbell-mcbride-on-gaps.aspx

Made from fermented cabbage (and sometimes other vegetables), sauerkraut is not only extremely rich in healthy live cultures, but might also help with reducing allergy symptoms. Sauerkraut is also rich in vitamins B, A, E and C.

SAUSAGES- AVOID! due to MSG which triples the amount of insulin the pancreas.

SEASONING AND HERBS-   added before serving the vegetables adds further to the natural flavor. Various combinations can be used with vegetables, cottage cheese, or gelatin recipes. Seasonings: garlic cloves, thyme, marjoram, basil, oregano, bay, and peppermint. All are good to include with cholesterol lowering food.  Turmeric Spice protects heart, Salt, use sparingly–may contribute to heart disease. Cinnamon which is good for blood sugar also protects the heart.  seasonings:     All are good to include with cholesterol lowering food.   (Allspice, basil, bay leaves, caraway seeds, chives, vinegars, dill, garlic, garlic powder, ginger, cloves, Italian herb seasoning, lemon juice, marjoram, mint, onion powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, peppermint, pimiento, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, Tabasco sauce, vinegar.) Oregano  has antioxidants that boost the immune system, protecting us against germs and viruses. In fact, oregano has more antioxidants than berries and vegetables.

SEAWEED helps control diabetes.

SESAME SEEDS -helps prevent cataracts.

SNAPBEANS protects heart.

SNOW OR SUGAR SNAP PEAS
3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

SOFT DRINKS(Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is)  Caffeine can cause dehydration that weakens the heart  It takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at a pH of 9 to neutralize the acid in ONE 12 oz can of soda. For every can of soda, your body withdraws 20mg of calcium from the bones. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, When your body is an extremely acidic state, is when disease develops. Soda may contain  … Caffeine raises blood pressure.(Caffeine can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat. It takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at a pH of 9 to neutralize the acid in ONE 12 oz can of soda.  When your body is an extremely acidic state, is when disease develops. Soda may contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which since the 1990’s has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it’s low cost. Made from chemically engineered corn and will d pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. If sugar is used instead of the high fructose corn sweeteners its ingestion lowers immune function by reducing the ability of white blood cells to ingest and destroy bacteria.
Caffeine and sugar both cause dehydration, and massive depletion of minerals. Caffeine by itself- calcium excretion in the urine increases by 25%. When sugar was added, urinary calcium loss almost doubled (1). Calcium can be withdrawn from the bones and teeth. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, Diet pop may contain Aspartame ( Nutra Sweet) which has an alarming health record or Sucralose, also marketed as Splenda, which breaks down into small amounts of 1,6 -dichlorofructose, a chemical similar to chlorinated pesticides. There has not been adequate testing of this product before it was released for public use, and many of the post-approval studies are alarming. Acesulfame-k is a dangerous chemical. Carbonated water. Our bodies require oxygen to remain healthy. For every can of carbonated soda ingested, the amount of oxygen in the blood is decreased by 25% for up to three hours. If you are drinking several sodas per day, you are depriving yourself for a significant amount of oxygen. Phosphoric acid When too much is in the blood, calcium is leached from the bones, causing osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus must be maintained in the proper balance for bone health. Even in citrus sodas which contain citric acid instead of phosphoric acid, calcium is needed to normalize blood pH. The fastest growing group of people with osteoporosis in this country is teenagers….because of the huge number of sodas they consume.

SOY protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

SOY MILK protects heart.
SOY NUTS- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.

SOY SAUCE  AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
SOYBEANS protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.

SPAGHETTI SAUCE

SPICED PEACHES
SPICED WATERMELON RIND

SPINACH
protects heart, combats cancer, helps prevent cataracts. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium.  Spinach helps relieve stress that makes the blood sugar rise, helping to maintain calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Spinach has nearly zero calories

SPRING ONION protects heart
SQUASH protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.

STRAWBERRIES protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Strawberries, high in magnesium helps relieve stress, calm anxiety, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) diabetes type 2, inflammation of coon and slow cognitive decline by up to 2.5 years
STUFFING (packaged) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

SUNFLOWER SEEDS helps prevent cataracts.

SWANSON TV DINNERS, HUNGRY JACK

(and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

SUGAR (AVOID!)

Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Maple Syrup and Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.) Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners. Avoid sugar free drinks as they will have aspartame (nutrasweet) or other sweeteners that make a diabetic’s body think they are going to be getting sugar. When the body doesn’t get it, it makes it crave it much more.

SWEET POTATOES
protects heart and combats cancer.  Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3g fiber and 117calories.  Sweet potatoes can decrease C-reacitve protein (CRP), an inflammation-causing cytokine, by reducing the body’s production of interleukin-6, another cytokine needed to produce CRP. The carotenoids in sweet potatoes may also help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. Suzy Cohen says the damaged areas are good for us.  Stir-fry diced sweet potatoes with chicken or tofu and broccoli, or puree cooked sweet potatoes with bananas and a little maple syrup. Sweet potatoes-contain more beta-carotene than any other vegetable-even carrots. New research shows two servings a week enables enough beta-carotene to build up in your skin to actually block UA rays and even reverse age spots and sun damage. The nutrient converts to vitamin A inside your body, which promotes collagen production and protects against skin dryness and flaking.Check out this: https://www.eater.com/22219076/why-you-should-freeze-your-sweet-potatoes-recipe

SWORDFISH
helps control, treat and reverse diabetes, protects heart.
TACO SEASONING
AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

TANGERINE protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.

TEA has nearly zero calories

THYME controls diabetes
TOAST (AVOID) Toast has a high “glycemic index”, meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.

TOFU protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina. tofu is a natural diet food because it fills your belly so your brain registers full.

TOMATOES-and TOMATO PRODUCTS – .One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.  protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. Skin Anti-sun damage- 1 tomato rich meal a ay to help reduce damaging effects of sun- lycopene (a beta carotene relative) see lyco-mato logo.  However, (Check the label to make sure  Ketchup   and Spaghetti sauce   do NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners. Tomatoes has nearly zero calories; protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. (AVOID! over-ripe tomatoes are naturally high in free glutamate.)

TOMATO JUICE protects heart (watch the sodium content).

TOP RAMEN AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
TORULA YEAST helps prevent cataracts.

TUNAprotects heart, helps prevent cataracts and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury)   but Ph.D Lands says they contain selenium which helps) Prevents cataracts and strengthens your eyesight.   Have a tuna sandwich for lunch one day a week and grilled salmon for dinner one night could be all you need to sleep better. The journal Sleep Medicine found people who have two servings of oily fish a week sleep deeper and more soundly than those who eat less fish. That’s because the omega-3 fatty acids help the body produce more sleep-promoting chemicals. That reduces night time awakenings and increases vitamin D levels, which help improve sleep, too.   Be careful as some contain an MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

TURKEY-magnesium rich helps stop angina, helps relieve stress and helps prevent cataracts. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Turkey helps relieve stress.  (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Turkeys that are injected or “self-basting” AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)

TURMERIC Spice protects heart and combats cancer. heart disease, Alzheimer’s, anti-inflammatorym can reduce inflammation in arthritis patients. turmeric and boswellia for back pain (These two herbs used in India to treat pain for thousands of years have proven to have anti-inflammatory properties.) Health food store  Curamin.com    No negative side effects. (note accupressure.com or selfaccupressure.com for bad back.)

Spice and cinnamon protect  heart Try it in a curry chicken dish and then add black pepper, since that tabletop staple is believed to help the body absorb turmeric for maximum effect.

TURNIP GREENS protects heart;nearly zero calories
VEAL helps prevent cataracts.

 

VEGETABLE OIL- instead of shortening combats cancer.
VEGETABLE SHORTENING- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. Phytosterols: Plants sterols   reduces blood levels of cholesterol.  found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.) Cottonseed 327, Palm 49  Flax seed 338, Soybean 221
VINEGAR- (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries.)

WALNUTS -one of the best omega 3 foods, are chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids, those polyunsaturated fats that have been shown to reduce inflammation   protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. are  oaded with disease-fighting antioxidants.   .    Stir walnuts into chicken salad, or sprinkle them over pasta or chicken. They help think your blood and help prevent clots. – see nuts

WATER
(choose spring water) AVOID Flouride from the faucet. Refreshing water give you genuine zip by priming your body’s system. (Water with a citrus slice or cucumber slice .)
WATERCRESS
protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. has nearly zero calories.

WATERMELON

WHEAT GERM
(the best source of zinc, a component of insulin) helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer and is rich in “B” vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins.  Wheat germ 553 Rice bran 1055 reduces blood levels of cholesterol

WHITE GRAPES protects heart

WHOLE GRAINS- such as oatmeal combats cancer and protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Whole grains help control, treat and reverse diabetes.Load up on whole grains, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread light 1 slice 5 g fiber and 40 calories;regular 1 slice 2g fiber and 90 calories      cut your risk of Alzheimers. help control, treat and reverse diabetes. prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Whole wheat helps control diabetes and is linked to better blood pressure control.

WHOLE GRAIN FLOUR flour should be chosen over white flour. (Whole wheat and whole grain cereals are also an important source of vitamin B complex & protein in the low-fat diet.) AVOID WHITE FLOUR as it raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. Whole Grains in flour, bread and cereals help control diabetes. Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. The less flour eaten, the better sweet rolls, rolls, muffins, buns, coffee cake. cookies, cakes, and crackers should be avoided as they contain lard, butter and egg yolk. They may contain trans-fat as they are expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Most of them, when pre-made, also contain high fructose corn sweeteners, which pack on weight much quicker than sugar. This combination can be deadly for a diabetic.

WHOLE WHEAT
helps control diabetes. Whole wheat is high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Also linked to better blood pressure control.

WHOLE WHEAT BREAD is the healthiest, most nutritious but don’t overdo. NOTE: Toast (AVOID) has a high “glycemic index”, meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.

WOLFBERRY
combats cancer

WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
YELLOW PEPPERS
protect heart.
YOGURT
– but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.)Yogurt is a great probiotic, for those who have used antibiotics.but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.  Yogurt  Probiotics are beneficial forms of gut bacteria that help stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. In addition to taking a probiotic supplement, you can also eat probiotic foods that are a host to these live bacterium.  Yogurt  One of the best probiotic foods is live-cultured yogurt, especially handmade. Look for brands made from goat’s milk that have been infused with extra forms of probitoics like lactobacillus or acidophilus. Goat’s milk and cheese are particularly high in probiotics like thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus and acidophilus. Be sure to read the ingredients list, as not all yogurt is made equally. Many popular brands are filled with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors and are way too close to being a nutritional equivalent of sugary, fatty ice cream.  Not all yogurts are the same, so watch out for yogurts filled with sugars and syrups. Instead, pick yogurts that have natural ingredients and say “live and active cultures” for maximum health and probiotics benefits.  Look for a Cocoa-Yogurt Cake Recipe

ZUCCHINI has nearly zero calories
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AWAY WE GO

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___ Acid reflux- GERD  PERSISTENT HEARTBURN INDIGESTION      Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. Probiotics are found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  Take  a good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics)Be sure you buy probiotics that are kept alive by refrigeration in the health foods section. Calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, If you take Acid blockers/Antacids: Every nutrient in your body is robbed. Hawaiian Spirulina is suggested  (Alternate: Trace Minerals.   Take extra magnesium, about 250 mg daily.   Take  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, lowering anxiety / stress in your body. Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake. Both increase reflux symptoms and aggravate heartbrun.  Don’t eat late at night or right before bed. Reclining with a full stomach increases the likelihood of reflux, so avoid lying down withoin two hours after meals.  Eat smaller me4als, more often. Too much food in the  stomach increases the amount of pressure, there, aggravating reflex.  Even modest weight loss reduces pressure on the stomach and can alleviate heartburn.  Reduce your intake of fatty foods and chocolate. Both can relax the lower  esophageal sphincter  that keeps acid int he stomach and out of the esophagus. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. Caffeine raises blood pressure.The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Good for heartburn- marshmallow root, licorice, aloe extracts. Find on line Suck  on a piece of hard candy to activate the release of saliva, which neutralizes stomach acid. Be sure to stick to fruit flavors and avoid mint, which can actually trigger heartburn.   Heart attacks can mimic indigestion and vice versa.   Do not assume you have acid reflux and take antacids, denying.  Avoid citrus drinks, spicy or fried foods,  mints, alcohol, cheese, tomatoes, chocolate,  eggs. Sleep on left side with pillow under head to speed stomach emptying to cut risks of heartburn and sweating in half.      Symptoms of GERD: excessive belching, a sour taste in the mouth, regurgitation, bad breath and burning in the chest area.  Less frequent, but more serious warnings of GERD: asthma, sore throat, chronic cough, inflammation of the gums, difficulty swallowing and laryngitis.  Long standing heartburn can increase your risk of developing Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.  http://www.aboutgerd.org or contact the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders at 888-964-2001 See burping in the throat.

Nibbling on 2 cups of fiber rich popcorn and you will cut your risk of heart burn by 50%. Giver soaks the troublesome chemicals that relax stomach valve muscles and allow acid to creep into your esophagus. Pumpkins spiced popcorn is unsalted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, giner nutm meltd and when dissolv ed pored over popcorn on a rimmed baking sheet.

 

___Acne – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ADD/ ADHD “ADD -one of the most common problems in adults, and has been associated with job failures, relationship breakups, loneliness, a tremendous sense of underachievement, drug abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.” Amen, whose book is an excellent, all-inclusive guide to the illness and a must for anyone
with ADD, says there are five hallmark symptoms of ADD (excerpted here
from his book): Short attention span for regular, routine, everyday tasks. People with ADD have a difficult time with boring tasks and need stimulation or excitement in order to stay engaged. Many people with ADD can pay attention just fine for things that are new, novel, interesting, highly stimulating, or frightening.

          • Distractibility. People with ADD tend to notice more in their environments than others, which makes them easily distracted by outside stimuli.
          • Disorganization. Most people with ADD tend to struggle with organization of time and space. They tend to be late and have trouble completing tasks on time.
          • Procrastination. Tasks and duties get put off until the last moment.
          • Poor internal supervision. Many people with ADD have issues with judgment and impulse control, and struggle not to say or do things without fully thinking them through.


Keep reading as there are actually 7 types of ADD…..And at the very end is a link that allows you to take a test to see if you have it and if so, which type you have!
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chronically late, always forgetting the grocery list, losing the car keys, or routinely disorganized? If so, you could be showing signs of adult ADHD

It’s estimated that adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) affects
almost 5 percent of the population, with symptoms that include difficulty
concentrating, lack of organization, inability to complete work, and memory
problems. Left untreated, it can result in stress, depression, obesity, and
addictive behaviors such as smoking and drug use. ADHD is sometimes
referred to as ADD (attention deficit disorder). Both terms describe the
same thing: a neurobiological condition characterized by a persistent pattern
of inattention and/or hyperactivity. The term ADD has been dropped in
medical literature in favor of the term ADHD, which is now seen as having
three main subtypes:

1. ADHD, predominantly inattentive
2. ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
3. ADHD, combined

The condition is usually diagnosed by a set of inattention and hyperactivity
symptoms and other criteria listed in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for
Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-V). Adult ADHD symptoms are markedly
different from childhood symptoms.

Inattention symptoms include lack of attention to detail, being easily distracted
or forgetful, losing things, and  difficulty paying attention or staying on task.

Hyperactivity-impulsivity signs include a general feeling of restlessness, a
tendency to be easily bored (which shows up as switching jobs or leaving
projects uncompleted), taking risks, or spending money impulsively.

Misdiagnoses Are Common The symptoms of adult ADHD vary widely, are
often subtle, and can mimic other conditions. Not surprisingly, the condition
is often misdiagnosed as depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar disorder. Some
psychiatrists believe brain scans—which measure blood flow, highlight activity
in brain regions related to attention, and assess how well different areas are
functioning—are necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Based on information
from brain scans, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, MD, has developed a spectrum
of classifications. Here’s a brief over view:>

          • Type 1— CLASSIC ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms (short attention span, distractibility, disorganization) plus hyperactivity, restlessness, and impulsivity.
          • Type 2— INATTENTIVE ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms combined with low energy and motivation. Type 2 tends to be diagnosed later than Type 1, if at all. It is more common in girls. These are quiet adults, often labeled as “lazy,” “unmotivated,” or “not all that smart.”
          • Type 3 — OVER-FOCUSED ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms plus inflexibility, trouble shifting attention, clinging to negative thoughts or behaviors, excessive worrying, holding grudges, argumentative, and saddled with a need for routines.
          • Type 4 — TEMPORAL LOBE ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms plus a short fuse, periods of anxiety, headaches or abdominal pain, history of head injury, family history of rage, dark thoughts, memory problems, and difficulty reading.
          • Type 5 — LIMBIC ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms plus chronic mild sadness, negativity, low energy, low self-esteem, irritability, social isolation, poor appetite, and disrupted sleep patterns.
          • Type 6 — RING OF FIRE ADD/ADHD. Primary ADD symptoms plus moodiness, anger outbursts, inflexibility, rapid thoughts, excessive talking, and extreme sensitivity to sound and light.
          • Type 7— ANXIOUS ADD/ADHD. Inattentiveness, distractibility, disorganization, anxiety, tension, nervousness, excessive pessimism, and social anxiety. People with this type are prone to physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches and gastrointestinal problems.


Natural Therapies to Try Because adults with ADHD are more likely to suffer from
stress, depression, or other emotional problems, treatment is important.
Pharmaceuticals such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Strattera can be effective, but often
have significant side effects, including nausea, insomnia, headaches, dizziness,
and mood changes.

A number of recent studies have pointed to specific herbs, supplements, and
other holistic treatments that can help. If you suspect you or someone you know
has ADHD, consult with your health care provider, and try some of these natural
alternatives:

Mind Your Zinc Intake Several studies have found that people with ADHD have
lower levels of zinc (low zinc levels have also been linked with Alzheimer’s,
Parkinson’s disease, and depression).
Because zinc regulates brain chemical
activity and improves cognitive function, zinc supplements may help improve
symptoms of ADHD. A number of studies have found that zinc reduces signs of
hyperactivity and impulsivity, and can increase attentiveness in people with
ADHD. Other studies suggest that 30 mg of zinc sulfate daily can reduce the
need for medications, increase the effectiveness of medications, and help
control symptoms of ADHD.

In addition to supplements, foods that are high in zinc include oysters, red meat,
turkey, chicken, beans, nuts, and dairy products.

omega-3 fatty acids –Feed Your Head Some Fat The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on the brain has been well documented, and studies suggest that omega-3 fats can improve ADHD symptoms as well—in some cases, better than drugs.


The best dietary sources of omega-3s are fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, herring,
mackerel, and sardines. Flax seeds and walnuts also contain omega-3 fats, but in a
form that must be converted by the body into useful forms.


Other essential fatty acids also have benefits: In one study, children who were treated
with a mix of omega-3s, omega-6s, and evening primrose oil showed improvements
in attention and behavior. In another study, 2,400 mg of fish oil plus 600 mg of evening
primrose oil reduced hyperactivity and inattention.
 

Healthy sources of omega-6 fats include evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black
 currant seed oil, all of which contain GLA (gamma linolenic acid), an omega-6 fat
that also helps reduce inflammation. A good supplement or well- balanced blend
of oils is your best bet.

“B” Brainy Like omega-3s, B vitamins are associated with overall brain health and cognitive function. They can improve symptoms of ADHD by increasing the brain’s  levels of dopamine, which enhances alertness and focus. In some studies, B vitamins  also reduced aggression and antisocial behavior, and improved other symptoms of ADHD.

The family of B vitamins are essential for a number of biological functions, including the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein for energy production; brain and nerve health; DNA repair; and red blood cell production.

The family of B vitamins are essential for a number of biological functions, including the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein for energy production; brain and nerve health; DNA repair; and red blood cell production.

Other studies suggest that B vitamins are especially effective when used with
magnesium,
a mineral that has a calming effect on the brain. Several studies have
shown that B vitamins and magnesium can relieve ADHD symptoms, including
hyperactivity, aggression, and inattention. In one study, after subjects stopped
taking B vitamins and magnesium, their symptoms returned. And in another
interesting study, researchers found that pregnant women who lacked folate (B9) in their diets were more likely to give birth to children with hyperactivity disorders. This is why they pushed through the synthetic of folate, ‘folic acid’ which is a toxin.

The best dietary sources of B vitamins include chicken, turkey, salmon and other
fish, egg yolks, leafy greens, peanuts, and fortified grain products (try organic,
sprouted versions). Also take a B-vitamin complex supplement—sublingual and
liquid forms tend to be more easily absorbed.

Iron: Why You Might Need More Several studies suggest that people with ADHD
may be deficient in iron. In one study using MRI scans, patients with ADHD
showed abnormally low levels of iron in the area of the brain that controls
consciousness and alertness. In another study, 84 percent of the children with
ADHD had significantly reduced iron levels, compared with 18 percent of the
control group.

Studies have found that 80 mg of iron, in the form of ferrous sulfate, treated
symptoms of ADHD as effectively as drugs.
Good dietary sources include red
meat, organ meats, oysters or clams, beans, dried fruit, and egg yolks.



The Best Herbs for ADHD The research on botanicals as possible treatments
for adult ADHD is mixed and inconclusive, but a few popular herbs do show promise.

Ginkgo biloba appears to improve ADHD symptoms, including antisocial behavior
and hyperactivity.
Red ginseng can calm ADHD symptoms—in one study, 1,000 mg of ginseng reduced
 anxiety and improved social functioning.  Helps with hair loss when rubbed in.
And ginseng in combination with ginkgo helped improve social problems, hyperactivity,
and impulsivity.


Bacopa (also known as Brahmi) is an Indian herb that’s been shown to improve
the ability to retain information
, and may be helpful in ADHD.

Calming herbs, such as valerian, passionflower, and lemon balm, can soothe
irritability and restlessness, and may help promote sleep—important for people
with ADHD who suffer from insomnia.

Visit http://www.amenclinics.com/ to learn more
Take the test to see if you have ADD and what type you have: Test
http://addfull.amenclinics.com/?utm_source=ADDTypeTest&utm_medium=ACIHomepage

___Adrenal fatigue – if stress is determined to be the cause of adrenal fatigue, the first goal is to relieve the stressful situations as much as possible. Consider lifestyle changes, including diet modification and exercise. Limit the consumption of processed foods, and avoid alcohol and tobacco use because these substances put extra stress on the adrenal glands. Many supplements recommended for either Addison’s disease or Cushing’s syndrome may also be taken for general adrenal fatigue because they can help to support healthy adrenal function, reduce stress, and blunt the release of excess cortisol during stress. The following natural supplements are recommended for Cushing’s syndrome:

          • Vitamin C, 3000 – 4000 mg daily, in divided doses.
          • DHEA, 50 mg daily, or pregnenolone, 50 mg daily, based on appropriate laboratory tests (see the DHEA Replacement Therapy protocol for more information and precautions).
          • L-theanine, 100-400 mg a day
          • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), 1500 mg a day
          • Melatonin, 300 mcg-6 mg (at bedtime) Melatonin, 300 mcg-6 mg nightly.
          • Phosphatidylserine capsules, 300 mg a day
          • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), no more than 1000 mg of glycyrrhizin
          • One enterically coated aspirin tablet (325 mg). (Enteric coatings prevent the tablet from dissolving in the stomach.)

Physician supervision is essential. To guard against underlying micronutrient deficiencies that could contribute to adrenal disease, take a high-potency multinutrient supplement

Diet and Addison’s Disease

Adrenal fatigue can be caused by constant stress or poor nutrition, which can deplete and weaken the adrenal glands.

What you are smelling is when you touched the glass or breathed near it it may have transferred from your skin. Your body is trying to tell you something.

There are many symptoms associated with this disorder, mostly fatigue and weakness. In some fatigued patients, thyroid problems overlap or are concomitant with adrenal problems. Many people commonly experience
Adrenal dysfunction
can  interfere with normal sleep rhythms and produce a wakeful, unrelaxing sleep state, making a person feel worn out even after a full night’s sleep.
weakness
high blood pressure (
Caffeine raises blood pressure.)
irritability
anxiety
depression
severe fatigue-
decreased fertility and desire for sex, in men who have it.

Adrenal Fatigue

allergies and infections,   Adrenal insufficiency  . In some

the overgrowth of a gland.

Natural Supplements to Treat Adrenal Fatigue

Severe Adrenal Fatigue Remedies
“Adrenal fatigue or hypoadrenia is a putative health disorder in which the adrenal glands are claimed to be exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily cortisol. The term “adrenal fatigue” is a label sometimes applied to a collection of non-specific medically unexplained symptoms, but it is not a recognized medical condition. Actual adrenal dysfunction is medically termed adrenal insufficiency.”

ADRENAL FATIGUE REMEDIES

08/06/2008: Adrenal Fatigue
http://healwithhope.com/learn_about/adrenal_fatigue.htm

          •  Laughing- Do something fun each day
          • Exercising-Exercise According to the University of Sydney in Australia, people felt happier with as little as 10 minutes of physical activity per week. But more exercise is better and increasni how often you exercise has been shown to lead to greater happiness. Numerous studies show exercise is a preventative measure for depression and may even have comparable effect to antidepressants.
          • Minimizing stress- Taking negative people out of your life  Stress reduction, including moderate exercise and taking more time for yourself. It’s helpful to make a list of your stressors, especially those that are constant. (The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted) Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Lying down during your work breaks (preferably at 10 a.m. and again anytime from 3 to 5 p.m.)
          • Get more rest. Your body needs time to heal.” Sleeping until 9 a.m. as often as possible
          • Avoid smoking. Nicotine in tobacco initially raises cortisol levels, but chronic use results in low DHEA, testosterone, and progesterone levels.
          • Consider laboratory testing for celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)
          • If available, consider physician-administered injections of ACE (adrenal cortical extract) from a reliable source for 3-7 days.
          • Hydrocortisone tablets (one of several forms available by prescription) may be taken up to 4 times daily for 3-7 days to treat Addison’s disease (adrenal insufficiency). Physician supervision is mandatory.

Dietary changes to enrich your nutrition   

EATING

          • start  a gluten-free diet. (Nothing with wheat!)
          • reduce carbohydrates and stimulants.
          • Combine unrefined carbohydrates with protein and oils
          • Avoid junk food
          • Eating five to six servings of vegetables each day
          • Add sea salt to your diet
          • Eat regular meals
          • Chew  well

SUPPLEMENTS

          • add  high-quality nutritional supplements, including essential fatty acids from fish oil.
          • Taking calcium and magnesium supplements
          • Take 2,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C each day
          • Supplementing vitamin E with mixed tocopherols
          • Take B-complex supplements that are high in B6 and pantothenic acid
          • Add licorice root extract to your dietary supplement regimen

(Stench, Stink) Old men with concretized prostates dribble & old women with declining estrogen drip. Thus accounting for the nitrogenous ‘stale urine’ smell a lot of elderly folks have. About 20% of women suffer some degree of incontinence as a result of childbirth.

          • Caffeine stimulates bladder muscles. (incontinentance, overactive bladder) It’s also a diuretic, flushing fluid from the body and increasing urine. Avoid coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and energy drinks and bars. Also look out for caffeine on the ingredient labels of medications and weight loss aids (avoid “guarana,” “yerba mate,” “kola nut” or “green tea extract”).
          • incontinent and overactive bladder- Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic and a bladder stimulant, which can contribute to feelings of urgency. For a week, skip that glass of wine with dinner, and see if it helps. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are bladder irritants. You’ll find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, cereals, sugar-free desserts and other diet foods. When you really want something sweet, use real sugar instead. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons can irritate the bladder. Tomatoes, pineapple, cranberries and sour grapes are also acidic and irritating. Better bets: Snack on blueberries and chunks of pear. Some people experience bladder symptoms after eating spicy foods. Try cooking without pepper, and skip hot sauces. Also avoid raw onions. Cooked onions and shallots may be less irritating.Carbonated beverages Instead of fizzy drinks made with carbon dioxide, such as seltzer and soda, reach for refreshing spring water.

Unfortunately, it is an experience that awaits us all. I am all too familiar with the problems of hygiene among the elderly. In the past 30 years,the average age of my patients has gone from 25 to 60. With the age range associated with emergency medicine, I see quite a few 85 year-old nursing home residents. As an aside, there is an excellent essay on elder care of parents in “the Atlantic” March 2012 issue this month by Sandra Tsing Loh.

 the old man smell that comes with the decline of testosterone. Sadly, I speak from personal experience. I noticed a few years ago that my skin was thinning. Scrubbing them 20 times a day was routine during a 30 year career, but they began to crack and bleed. Concurrently, I notice my body odor began to change. Although words fail to convey the phenomenon, it seemed to go from a full, almost sweet bouquet to a thin acrid scent.

Discovery of a low testosterone level and subsequent replacement led to a return of my normal scent. Exercise and Lift Weights. … Eat Protein, Fat and Carbs. … Minimize Stress and Cortisol Levels. … Get Some Sun or Take a Vitamin D Supplement. … Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. … Get Plenty of Restful, High-Quality Sleep Only a few natural testosterone boosters are supported by scientific studies. The herb with the most research behind it is called ashwagandha. One study tested the effects of this herb on infertile men and found a 17% increase in testosterone levels and a 167% increase in sperm count (76Trusted Source). In healthy men, ashwagandha increased levels by 15%. Another study found it lowered cortisol by around 25%, which may also aid testosterone . Ginger extract may also boost your levels. It is a delicious herb that also provides various other health benefits  . Most of the research on ginger has been done in animals. However, one study in infertile humans found that ginger can boost testosterone levels by 17% and increase levels of other key sex hormones  . Other popular herbs that are supported by some studies in both animals and humans include horny goat weed, Mucuna pruriens, shilajit and tongkat ali. Yet it’s important to note that most of the positive research has been conducted in mice or infertile humans with low testosterone levels . High exposure to estrogen-like chemicals may also affect your levels, so try to minimize daily exposure to BPA, parabens and other chemicals found in some types of plastic . It’s probably no surprise that excess alcohol or drug use, yes, even medical or recreational, can also decrease testosterone levels.  In contrast, laughter, happiness and success may help boost your health and testosterone levels — so make sure they’re a part of your daily life  Reducing exposure to estrogen-like chemicals, alcohol and drugs can positively affect your testosterone levels and health.

I understand the problems inherent with being the sensor and the sample.

One’s hormonal ‘skew’ or ‘status’ certainly effects one’s olfactory ‘bouquet’. I would also venture to guess it affects one’s ‘flora & fauna’ or microbial ‘ecosystem’. Those carrying a wallop of testosterone often have one heck of a yeast ‘burden’– Candida albicans, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Epidermophyton floccosum. & their pathogenic cousins often give off a sweet, musky scent reminiscent of ester compounds.

While those carrying an unopposed lashing of estrogen (and perhaps shedding an overload of glucose or some other insult to an acidic pH) tend to develop an overabundance of both yeasts & ‘beasts’. Resulting in a nitrogenous ‘fishy’ or ‘mousy’ stench of varying intensity.   http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/do-the-races-smell-different/

___ Alcohol cravings -Antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of yeast.  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ Allergies- preservatives in food, sulphites, produce allergies. Antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of yeast.  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. allergies may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. If a person succumbs easily to allergies   the culprit may be weak adrenals   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ALS –See Lou Gehrig’s disease

ALZ ALZ
___ Alzheimers disease – see brain

___ anemia: could be related to a deficiency of B vitamins which gets depleted by   antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs,   tea/coffee,female hormones (menopause and birth control) Anti-inflammatories can cause bleeding ulcers and perforations, especially in older folks. An ulcer is defined as a lesion on the skin, but most people are referring to ulcers that are lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Without treatment, these can enlarge and cause several very serious complications which  can include severe bleeding as the lesion grows and attacks the blood vessels. The bleeding may occur slowly and may result in tiredness, paleness, and presence of anemia. Other ulcer symptoms are usually present in slow onset cases such as intestinal upset, stomach discomfort, and acid indigestion.  Most commonly this form of ulcer may be present for a while or heavy bleeding can occur suddenly, resulting in cramping pain, nausea, dizziness, and extremely low blood pressure. Celebrex and Vioxx manufacturers  claim is that they do not have as high a risk for this problem. While that part might be true,  there is still some risk associated with them, so if you combine over-the-counter anti-inflammatories with them, these risks increase
___ anger – Advil;  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ angina –   A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNFα which  contributes to pain. Tofu  -Magnesium rich helps stop angina.

___ankles swollen- Mix 1 t. of mustard powder into a dollop of body lotion. Rub onto ankles and up legs to knees in long strokes for 1 minute per leg. The detoxifying powder helps remove build up toxins until massage redirect the floods tha pool in feet.
___ anxiety
– strawberries help calm it. Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) MSG is known to trigger of  anxiety attacks It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as anxiety. Sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings ,Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservatives. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin Flagyl, Minocin/Minocycline, Bactrim  are known for giving extreme anxiety , severe depression.- extremely panicy, fear, dread, hypersensitivity to emotion, and sense of impending doom.  ). In 2010, Levaquin was the best-selling antibiotic in the United States. But by 2011  it was also the subject of more than 2,000 lawsuits from patients who had suffered severe reactions after taking it.   http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/popular-antibiotics-may-carry-serious-side-effects/?_r=0

anxiety  may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

Tryptophan may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of Anxiety – foods contain tryptophan: red meat, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soybeans and soy products, tuna, shellfish, and turkey. -(Nuts, such as pecans could be added to your oatmeal breakfast)     A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Phytosterols: Plants sterols   reduces blood levels of cholesterol. (The higher the number the better it is.) Nuts –Almond 143, Cashew 158  Peanut 206, Pecan 108,Pistachio 108  Walnut 108 Vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and magnesium are necessary for the metabolization of tryptophan.  anxiety- food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies “Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.

___ arrhythmias (see   heart arrhythmias) 
___ Arthritis-joint pain Cabbage lessens arthritis pain,  Avoid
Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)  TRY: 1 T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help with arthritis as vinegar contains potassium. Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Arthritis.  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms  (Your doctor might misdiagnose you with arthritis when it is actually Candida, because the symptoms are often exactly the same. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism.    need glutathione, fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil , its supposed to help  arthritis). Glucosomine    Magnesium and CoQ10 help with pain. Would they help here?

. Tumeric  as well as ginger   can reduce inflammation in arthritis patients. Try it in a curry chicken dish and then add black pepper, since that tabletop staple is believed to help the body absorb turmeric for maximum effect.

___ Asthma. – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins.A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism     Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___Asthmatic Reaction- AVOID:   Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet  and  MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)    MSG poisoning has been linked to and can trigger asthma. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. Preservatives, sulphites, may induce asthma attacks in asthmatics. Munch on a cruncy, delicious apple a day to keep you asthma at bay. Unbelievealbe…but true.
___Athlete’s Foot – which is Fungus on toenails- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted(Your doctor might misdiagnose you with athlete’s foot when it is actually Candida, because the symptoms are often exactly the same. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___attention deficit disorder (ADD), has been diagnosed and successfully treated as MSG disorders. It causes learning disorders in laboratory animals that ingest it when young. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.

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___Back pain See https://thebeet.com/how-to-cure-back-pain-with-a-whole-food-plant-based-diet  Example    ginger, broccoli garlic and so much more  (Ctrl f for pain, inflammation) Mind over back pain by Andrew Wild or Wilds.                Rick Weber, from New York City was an avid cyclist who often bicycled from Boston to New York in charity races  . In 2016, he began experiencing pain in his back with various doctors telling him it was neuropathy, pinched nerves and spinal stenosis. Two back surgeries and multiple rounds of physical therapy didn’t help and Weber went from using a cane to being in a wheelchair (left). In November 2018, a third neurologist finally discovered the back pain was caused by a heart condition called cardiac amyloidosis. This occurs when protein byproducts are deposited in the heart and it’s unable to properly circulate blood. Weber began taking a medication that stops making the byproduct and, after several months, took his first steps again https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8437735/New-York-man-52-walks-learning-pain-rare-form-HEART-DISEASE.html                                The disk in your lower back is like a jelly filled donut that acts as a shock absorber. But when it tears after an injury, the “jelly” inside dries up and the disk begins to disintegrate, with the potential of pulling and pressing nerves.

BACK ACHE–  1 c of apple cider  and 1 c. Epsom salt in warm bath. The malic and tartaric acid in the apple cider vinegar and magnesium draw pain trigger toxins out of the body, plus relax muscle and speed healing to sothe comfort within 20 min.   Stretch out then greatly tighten and relax your small groups of muscles, from your toes to your head.  Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) can cut back pain by 68%  in 10 minutes, and by  80% if done daily! PMR stimulates the branc of nerves that relaxes muscles and calms pain nerves.  See also pain. and Vitamin D

___ Bad breath- see halitosis 

___Bad Mood – see moods

___Bag under eyes- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ bald patches:  zinc deficiency can be brought on by anti- inflammatories, antibiotics, antacids, coffee, ulcer/heartburn meds, diuretics, and estrogen drugs used for birth control and menopause. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedIf you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds. One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Behavioral  problems of children have been diagnosed and successfully treated as MSG disorders. It causes gross obesity and learning disorders in laboratory animals that ingest it when young. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.

___ Belly Fat Belly fat

          • Aim for just 15 grams of sugar per day
          • Pot belly is a strong predictor of liver damage. Measure your abdominal height (how tall your belly is when lying on your back. Belly height is more closely linked two key markers of liver function (ALT and GGT). You want to wake up your gene’s  fat-burning ability and send energy levels skyrocketing. Bulging middles, most common in men and post-menopausal women have been linked to heart and lung diseases and diabetes.  The percentage of body fat is less important than where the fat is stored.
          •  Make sure 25% of your daily calories are from protein as protein cuts cravings for sweets.
          • Eat monounsaturated fats, like olive and vegetable oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil. They activate enzymes responsible for burning fats. (Bad  fats like the Omega-6’s found in corn oil and saturated fat, in bacon and full fat milk, add inches.)
          •  Green tea– 4 cups a day
          • Yogurt– low fat?. It’s the calcium- 3 8oz. servings a day or calcium fortified Orange Juice. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, /sleep/Sea veggies- seaweed and algae. Their natural iodine stimulates thyroid, helping your body burn fat 300-600 mg capsules of mixed sea vegetables (found in health food stores.) If you have an iodine allergy avoid sea vegetables.
          • CLA– can melt body fat and build muscle. 5 lbs of fat lost and 2 lbs of muscle gained in a year without calorie counting or exercise. / an espresso with hot water added contains more copper than brewed coffee to burn fat and its far higher in disease fighting antioxidants./ cayenne/vinegar/zinc/probiotic/magnesium/potassium/bananas/chromium/B vit, /oatmeal/water/fiber/iodine/vinegar/coconut oil/honey/ maple syrup (diabetes?) / protein at every meal. Amino acids in protein signal the brain to reduce appetite (Leptin-brocc has more protein than meat.) zinc in eggs, too./ avocado-single one contains up to 30 grams of Omega 9 fatty acid- a unique kind of fat that  prevents hunger pangs and cravings and also boosts metabolic rate. Dieters who added this fat to their meal lost 10 lbs in 8 weeks without counting calories/mixed nuts contain lipase, the enzyme that breaks fat into smaller molecules that can be burned for energy.  Women who snacked on a handful daily lost twice as much as women who didn’t.
            /     Eggs work like diet pills- Eat at breakfast and you’ll get a greater sense of fullness that last 24 hours so you’ll eat less. Dieters enjoying an egg breakfast lost 65% more weight and shrunk their waists 83% more than those eating a bagel.  Some lost up to 8 lbs in 7 days. When you eat an egg breakfast you’ll automatically want 400 less calories throughout the day. Egg protein is unique when it comes to appetite control. Egg protein has a greater effect on satiety than protein from ham.  More energy.   Protein stimulates metabolism more than any other nutrient an eggs are one of the highest quality proteins you can get. Every time you eat an egg it boosts calorie burning. Rich in leucine, an amino acid that appear s to prevent muscle loss during weight loss. This keeps metabolism from falling as you get slim -so you melt fat faster and keep the weight off for good. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to help yourself lose weight.  Recommended 7-10 eggs a week. Th only risk occurs when you don’t get enough eggs. Also get- stronger nails and hair because of sulfur and B12…healthier eyes -lutein-rich foods like eggs have been linked to a 20% lower risk of cataracts and 40% lower risk of other age related eye problems…better memory-Two eggs provide 59% of choline, a nutrient key to brain function…protection from breast cancer-consume at least 6 eggs per week to lower risk by 60%.  Check  out http://www.incredibleegg.org
          •   Peaches-high levels of ascorbic acid makes peaches a fat and calorie blasting marvel Effortlessly burn an additional 100 calories after ingesting  the nutrient. Ascorbic acid tips the pH balance of the digestive tract toward the acidic side,  which speeds absorption to fire up metabolism. (Peel and half 4 peaches. In saucepan bring 1/4c. sugar, 3/4 c. water and 4 whole cloves to a boil. Add peaches; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 10 min. Top with whipped cream.
          • Shrimp-uniquely rich in minerals-particularly iodine, zinc, selenium and chromium that speed the body’s conversion of food to fuel, block the formation of new fat cells and even banish severe fatigue. Eat two 6 oz servings a week for benefit.
          • Glush fat fast healthy detox Detox cleanse witout getting cranky and tired.
          • Detox for 3 days to shed 6 lbs. Cut out alcohol, sugar, caffeine, fried or processed foods. Eat foods rich in anti-inflammatory detoxifying nutrients, like colorful fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meat, skinless poultry and whole grains.
          • Start each day with detox shake rich in the amino acids arginine and aspartic acid, which activate the mitochondrial DNA that all types need to convert fat to energy. (In blender combine 2 scoops rice protein powder, 2 Tbs ground flaxseed, 1 Tbs flaxseed oil and 1/2 c. chopped fresh or frozen fruit of choice. Add water or ice and blend to desired consistency.)
          • KETO DETOX SHAKE- Blend 1 scoop collagen, 1 c. unsweetened nut mil, 1/2 c. frozen berries,  2 tbs unsweetened cocoa, stevia, cinnamon and ice to taste. Enjoy once daily.

DETOX DETOX WITH THIS AND WHY

          • Maple syrup keeps energy high-Small regular doses of maple syrup raise physical energy levels and mental clarity, by as much as 43%. This plant product provides a steady supply of manganese, zinc and other minerals that stimulate cellular mitochonria (the body’s fat burning furnaces), enhancing their ability to convert stored fatty acids into  energy. Providing cells with a steady supply of natural sugar prevents the breakdown of metabolically active muscle tissue. This makes maintaining weight loss much simpler.
          • Lemon  – skin glows, lots of energy, flatten belly, rid of body of stress,  flush impurities, toxins and bloat. Lemon  jusice as well as cranberry and tomato juices contain acids that eat away liver fat as a slimming bonus, they are all rich in vitamin C, a nutrient proven to boost overall fat burning by 20%. Lemons fire up the liver. D-limonene,  a key oxidant in lemons enhances the livers ability to break down stored fat and metabolism-slowing toxins by as much as 30%. It also traps belly bloat, by flushing trapped fluid out of the digestive tract and lymphatic system. Lemons natural fruit acids promote peristatses –intestinal muscle contractions that speed elimination of environmental toxins. The juice blocks the absorption of excess dietary fat and carbs. Lemons are high in vitamin C, supplying four times more than oranges. Lemon juice can help liquefy fat so that it can be flushed out of your system faster.
          • Cayenne  supercharges metabolism. It boosts the body’s ability to burn fat by at least 10% for up to three hours because capsaicin-the natural chemical that gives cayenne pepper its flavor- induces thermogenesis. This is the process of producing heat that increases metabolic activity. In addition to revving up caloric burn, capsaicin suppresses appetite and food cravings, which makes detoxing an easier and more rewarding experience Cayenne‘s heat comes from a high concentration of capsicum, a substance that gives cayenne the power to fire up circulation, stimulate the body’s metabolic rate, and help clean fat out of the arteries. spices
RECIPE:
12 Tablespoons lemon juice
12 Tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup- which refers to being harvested late in the season and they are richest in Vitamins and minerals.
Every 2-3 hours stir 3 T. of the above mixture into 8 oz. water,
sprinkle with 1/10 tsp cayenne and drink.
 Drinking six 8 oz glasses of this ‘lemonade’ daily delivers the optimal blend of nutrients needed for rapid detox.  It provides nutrients that boost fat burning and prompt the release of bloat.   Sip upon waking. Rinse mouth with plain water when finished).

Detox  also shows 1/4 c. lemon juice, 1/2 c. maple syrup, 1/2 t. cayenne….Another shows either room  temp or warm–the juice of 1/2 lemon. This provides nutrients thta boost fat burning and prompt the release of bloat.   Sip upon waking. Rinse mouth with plain water when finished)

          • Bee pollen melts fat. Known by Egyptians as “the universal healer,” it is a powerful diet aid.  It contians lecithin, a fat-flushing chemical and phenylalanuine, a proven appetite suppressant that doesn’t cause jitters or insomnia. Health food stores carry it. Eat with a spoon or add it to juice or yogurt.
          • Natural Lecithin promotes liver, health and assists in memory function and learning. Essential for proper formation of bile. Supports the body’s ability to absorb and utilize fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins A,D, E and K.
          • Coffee– Sip 30 minutes before a meal suppresses appetite 35%and boost metabolic rate 5%. Drinking before exercise helps women burn an incredible 31% more fat, per workout.
          • Citrus fruit-eating 1-2 daily servings of citrus fruits (such as oranges, tangerines, grapefruits,  kumquats and pomelos blocks the absorption of cholesterol and other nasty fats before they can be shuttled into fat cells. The combination of soluble fiber and powerful antioxidants found in citrus fruits is responsible for the benefits.

Fiber- use it to melt flab but most people don’t eat enough-need 35 grams a day  fiber35dfiet.com   Barley 1/2 cup 12 grams and 340 calories   Beans   1/2 cup  7.9 grams and 110  calories      Medium orange   7 grams and 70 calories       Grapefruit(1/2)   6 grams and 60 calories        Acorn squash 1/2 c 5grams and 60 calories       Apple medium 5 grams and 80 calories          Banana or pear 4 grams and 100-110 calories oatmeal 1 c  4 grams and 155calories   Prunes  5 pieces  4 grams and   100 calories
Raspberries  1/2 c    4  grams and  30 calories
Whole grain bread 1 slice  3-7 grams and 35-110  calories
Almonds  3    grams and 200  calories
Brown rice or sweet pot  1/2 c   2-4  grams and  110-150 calories
Brocc, carrots, green beans or spinach 1/2 c    2   grams and  15-35 calories    (would take 9 cups of this)
strawberries 1/2 c      2 grams and   40calories
popcorn 1 cup      1.5 grams and  30 calories

3 grams in 2 tsp fiber  powder so would need 24 tsp!    see fiber35diet.com

          • Leptin a substance produced by the fat tissue that regulates our appetites and increases our ability to burn fat calories. There are some overweight people who just have a leptin deficiency,/ Ephedra (by Fit America)
          • Chromium is an essential mineral found in foods like American cheeese. Picolinate is an acid, that when added to chromium, allows your body to absorb the chromium more readily. Without enough chromium in our diets we’re more prone to rapid highs and lows in blood sugar. Chromium picolinate helps control appetite and reduces cravings. While losing fat you will gain muscle resulting in higher metabolism.
          • High fiber intake slows the rate of nutrient absorption, helping prevent spikes in blood sugar that result in cravings and fatigue. It absorbs liquids and expands in the digestive tract creating a feeling of fullness. Individuals  eating the most most fiber gained the least weight. Eat up to 35 g a day to speed up weight loss. Increase fiber intake by 10 grams per day and eat about 10 fewer grams of fat per day.
          • Spices: Spices contain the highest amounts of antioxidants per ounce compared with any other food and are excellent at supporting the brain’s innate detox systems. Both spices and herbs such as cinnamon, cloves, marjoram, allspice, saffron, nutmeg, tarragon and others should be a regular part of our diet…not just a once-in-a-while addition. Curcumin, an extract of turmeric, is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiamyloid powerhouse. In studies of both animals and humans, curcumin has been shown to have a direct effect in reducing beta-amyloid.common spices spices and seasonings to arm yourself with when fighting the battle of the bulge! They are easy to get, easy to use, and—best of all—bring your recipes to life!
            • Garlic stimulates metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and eliminates toxins from the body. prebiotic
            • Ginger raises body temperature and assists the body to burn 20 percent more calories, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity. spices spices
            • Cumin packs a punch when it comes to both flavor and healthy benefits! Slightly bitter and peppery with a hint of citrus, cumin is a powerful liver detox enhancer. spices
            • Cinnamon consumption can boost metabolism, keep blood sugar levels in check, and derail Candida (the microorganism that causes yeast overgrowth in the body). spices
            • Parsley has been used as a blood purifier and natural diuretic. Its ability to rid the body of excess water and toxins makes it an ideal tool for weight loss.

Delicious Foods That Help Fight Belly Fat

          •  Avocados.
          • Bananas.
          • Yogurt.
          • Berries.
          • Chocolate Skim Milk.
          • Green Tea.
          • Eggs- LECITHIN- a fat-flushing chemical  is  a special fat found in eggs and soy.
          • Flaxseed
          • Citrus. Supermarket shocker: Vitamin C in colorful produce, like oranges and red peppers can help you zap up to 30 percent more fat during exercise, research from Arizona State University at Mesa suggests.
          • Belly Fat-  Fatty liver disease is a reversible condition in which large pockets of fat accumulate in liver cells. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease- tiredness, brain fog, weight gain. 68% of people don’t get enough chloine. 90% of women arent’ getting enough.  The liver needs choline to break down fats, so when you don’t get enough fat accumulate in the organ. This impairs the livers metabolic and detoxifying functions, which saps physical and mental energy. Egg yolk are a top source of choline and based on the powerful  impact choline has on lever health, combine with recent research showing that moderate egg consumption is not liked to cardiovascualr k of stroke, according to medical experts. Just one yolk contains 126 mg of choline (30%  of the recommended daily intake for somen. Other choline sources-chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon and brussel sprouts. Choline reversed fatty liver in post menopausal women but 825mg daily is needed each day to get the benefit. Natures Way 500 mg
          •  Belly fat is the most dangerous fat on your body, linked to diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. Danger zone: 35-inch or larger waist for women, 40-inch or larger for men.   For people over age 50, belly fat is often the easiest fat to lose.  Crunches and sit-ups don’t work, but diet and exercise together do work.Fat, especially belly fat, is a highly inflammatory tissue. Every day, your belly fat is creating and releasing inflammatory compounds with Bond-villain names such as interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. It’s why lifestyle factors such as not sleeping well can cause weight gain; it’s not just about calories, but about inflammation as well. Abdominal fat releases chemicals that can trigger chronic inflamation. And some research suggests that obesity may directly weaken the immune system by causing what doctors call immune dysregulation, meaning the immune system reacts in an uncontrolled way, which can lead to worse coronavirus infection outcomes.  Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of being hospitalized or placed in the ICU as a result of COVID-19 infection. The same advice that helps people lose weight-less junk food (processed foods) and more whole foods; more healthy produce, proteins and whole grains; and exercising-helps reduce the risks of most other COVID-19 comorbidities as well, by lowering blood pressure, reducing type 2 diabetes and blood clot risk, and supporting lung function. The real way to beat COVID-19 is not catching it to begin with. And if you do catch it, being in your best health will give you a fighting chance to survive it and heal from it.REMEMBER: Decreasing Inflammation May Be the Cure for Everything:Managing your body’s immune response is key to diseases of agingRemember, inflammation is a response to cell damage — and fat cells are the body’s damsels in distress. They’re bloated with triglycerides (a substance similar to diesel fuel) and as a result, they are very fragile and can easily burst and die. When they do, they trigger an inflammatory response as the immune system sends white blood cells to clean up the spilled fuel. 
          • See weight gain
          • Ctrl ‘f’ for belly fat to see more foods.
          • BELLY FAT BELLY FAT STOP

___ bipolar– gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to bipolar
___ Birth defects- for those wishing to get pregnant AVOID Aspartame! Aspartame Disease can cause  Birth Defects,  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms___Furniture and floor polishes contain nitrobenzene, which may cause  birth defects.

___ Bleeding gums-  Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria

which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,    B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure. MOVE??

___ Blindness- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is found in most shampoos and damages protein formation in the eyes, not only from direct eye contact but also through skin absorption. SLS can lead to cataract formation and eventually to blindness.
___ bloating-

          •   6 oz. of tea (black, green or oolong) after meals triggers the release of digestion enhancing to cut your risk of bloat in 1/2.Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.
          • carbs produce gas-
          • add parsley to soups and sandwiches (natural diuretic) prevents salt from being reabsorbed into bodily tissue and relieves water retention to quickly flatten your tummy.
          • Beets have nearly zero calories 1/2 cup in season beets daily calms bloat  within in 30 minutes.
          • Cut bloat and gassiness by as much as 65% by taking 500 mg to 1000 mg of artichoke leaf extract daily (phytomedicine) Artichokes active ngredient (cynarin) increases bile and digestive enzyme release by 40%, plus triples the growth of healthy digestion enhancing probiotic bacteria in your intestines.
          • Parsley contains an estrogen component, apiol, which helps regulate uterine contractions to relieve cramps. less bloating when eat grain free (gluten free)
          •   A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted see also fluid retention and edema. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Sneak in 10 grams of fiber in morning meal which could trim 2 inches off of waist in 24 hours, plus flush out 4 lbs of abdominal fluids ina one month. Fiber binds to bloat triggers, such as sugars and food additives in the digestive tract, forcing them to be excreted, before they can be absorbed. 
          • Steep 2 tsp of fennel seeds in 1 c. of boiling water for 10 min. Strain and drink the liquid.   A compound, anethole, in the seeds breaks up gas bubbles in the digestive system stimulates muscle contractions to expel tummy-bloating gas.      
          • See also indigestion and under belly fat see bloat
            ___ blood clotsApples-  protect  your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to heart attacks and strokes,.  some studies show that garlic can stop blood clots from forming in your arteries. It’s also an easy spice to add into your diet: Try it in pasta sauce, on pizza, roasted with other vegetables, or finely chopped in homemade spreads.
            ___ blood problems Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage blood.

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____Blood pressure Caffeine raises blood pressure. Watermelon is low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in powerful antioxidants like lutein, a proven disease-fighter. Now a study from Florida State University suggests that the amino acids in watermelon may also help lower blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease. Watermelon is available year-round, so stop by the produce aisle and help your heart at the same time.

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___ blood sugar blood sugar – see diabetes and high blood sugar

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___ Blurred vision– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism    Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Body odor.  – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

__Boils Vitamin e – yet  99% percent of E supplements contain  synthetic forms of vitamin E  dl-alpha-tocopherol on the label  I wouldn’t put this in my body if you paid me Natural E has the d- prefix and is recognized by your cells.

___BONES Exercise- jog, run, walk, bike   strengthens your bones. Cabbage strengthens weak bones. Oats- bone benefit- iron and magnesium, plus fiber (a prebiotic) that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Caffeine contributes to bone loss in older women so keep intake low and consume at least 1200 mg of calcium daily.  Caffeine and sugar both cause dehydration, and massive depletion of minerals. Caffeine by itself- calcium excretion in the urine increases by 25%. When sugar was added, urinary calcium loss almost doubled (1). Calcium can be withdrawn from the bones and teeth. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form.   pumpkin seeds. One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.  manganese in them promotes  bone health

___ bowel problems– calcium deficiency Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,

___BRAIN BRAIN-You are what you eat. Eat the right combination of foods to supercharge your brain,

Look at this one: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/article/healthy-nutrients-healthy-brain

Keep CRP levels low- focus and concentration of somene 12 years younger- need to get rid of CRP, a protein that also triggers artery-damaging inflammation.

EPA+DHA help with concentration and learning.

Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Memory Skills and Brain Size- Deficiency may speed brain shrinkage in older adults.

Vitamin B12 is vital to clear thinking, but as you age, your body has a harder time extracting it from foods such as milk, meat, and fish.

Smart move: With your doc’s okay, take a daily B-complex supplement containing 1,000 micrograms (mcg) of B12, advises Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., author of The Alzheimer’s Answer (John Wiley and Sons, 2008). Make sure it has at least 400 mcg of the B vitamin folate, which can improve mental speed. Serious B12 deficiency can be corrected with injections.

Aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity may help improve mental function. Taking it before a test, the results were quite dramatic.  20% higher right answers ,  were also more relaxed while taking test.

Holding your head up high allows energy to flow to our brains, revving up our subconscious-the source of intuitive thinking.
By closing your eyes and forcing ourselves to “see” with out senses, we can achieve a heightened awareness- and view our world more intuitively

A clean desk improves brain health. Those who work in dirty or noisy places are more likely to have long-term cognitive decline than those who work in clean and quiet ones.

            • Spearmint is known to improve mental clarity, giving your intuitive abilites an instant boost.
            • Less brain fog when eat grain free (gluten free)
            • Lutein and zeaxanthin, long been known to help with eye health,  may contribute to healthy brain aging. The study found that thosw with higher levels of lutein and zeaxanthin were relatively more accurate on the cognitive test. , although they showed lower brain activation during the cognitive tests on the MRI scan. Researchers conclued tha lutein and zeaxanthin may promote brain health by enhancing “neural efficeincy’ in regions fo the brain that support visual-spatial processing and decision making. Essentially, the brains of the participants with higher lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations had to work less to accomplish the same task. The results of this study show that lutein and zeaxanthin can support a youthful and efficient brain in older adults. green leafy vegetables (e.g., kale, spinach, broccoli, peas and lettuce) and egg yolks
            • Enjoy a glass of red wine. Some say  it improves memory, mood and learning capacity.??
            • RED TEA also known as African Red Bush protects the tiny capillaries that lead to your brain preventing microvasuclar complications. Tea, like coffee contains caffeine, which provides a boost in brain function.  Black tea or green tea -both contain the amino acied theanine, which can help you focus.
            •  Mind your Bs (B vitamins).B vitamins lower homocysteine (an amino acid), which is linked to dementia. Best natural sources are poultry, beans, dark leafy veggies, papayas, oranges and cataloupe.
            • Key foods for brain boosting activity- Antioxidants (Flavonoids and Vitamin E) These reduce cellular inflammation, which is liked to brian aging and neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.        B Vitamins 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 12 help with the development and function of brain cells.    Omega-3 Fatty acids- also known as healthy fats, these help build and repair brain cells.
            • brain-health powerhouses to add to your grocery list:

              Avocados: This fruit is packed with monounsaturated fats that support brain structure and blood flow.   contains medium-chain fatty acids, which increase yur brainpower by reducing inflammaation.  contains healthy unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids.

              Beans: Beans are high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, plant protein, iron and other minerals…and have been shown to increase longevity and reduce the risk for stroke (one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases that shares risk factors with dementia).

              Blueberries: In a Harvard longitudinal study conducted on 16,000 nurses, the consumption of berries—especially blueberries and strawberries—was associated with a lower risk for cognitive decline. Specifically, the study suggested that regular consumption of berries delayed cognitive decline by two-and-a-half years.

            • Berries- Strawberries, blue berries and blackberries are rich in antioxidants, Blueberries: packed with protective antioxidants, berries and brain power go hand in hand. Animal studies have shown that eating berries increases coordination, concentration and short-term memory

Broccoli: This veggie is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidants that can cross the blood-brain barrier and reverse damage caused by free radicals and normal aging. A large study at Harvard Medical School of more than 13,000 women found that participants who ate more cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli had less age-related memory decline.

Coffee: The caffeine in coffee is an adenosine receptor antagonist, which stimulates the production of acetylcholine, a known neuroprotective agent in the brain. Coffee also contains potent antioxidants in the form of polyphenols (plant-derived antioxidants that fight free radicals) and chlorogenic acid. regular consumpton of 200 mg of caffeine -the amt in one strong cup of coffee-has a positive impact on how much you remember for a full 24 hours after drinking.

Curry: Turmeric, the spice that turns curries yellow, has been shown to fight brain disease, thanks to a compound called curcumin.

Dark Chocolate: Dark, unprocessed cocoa or cacao nibs, the purest forms of chocolate, are incredible sources of flavanol phytonutrients that have been shown to relax arteries and help supply oxygen and nutrients to the brain. In fact, people who eat dark chocolate have a lower risk for stroke. Dark chocolate contains flavonoid antioxidants cocoa flavanols (protective substances that are also abundant in dark chocolate) help improve blood flow to the brain, which could slow the mental decline that occurs as you age.       A mug of hot chocolate has 3 times more antioxidants than green tea! The key is to look for brands made with actual cocoa powder. But make sure you have hot cocoa–not cold chocolate milk, because when cocoa powder s heated, it triggers the release of mor antioxidants.   When students tood a difficult math test after having cocoa with a high cacao content (found in health food stores) they scored much higher–and were less mentally tired–than when they took the terst after having a different drink. Cacao contains flavonols compounds that are proven to increase blood flow to the brain.

Eggs- Lecithin found in eggs and soy help the body make brain chemicals-essential for sharp thinking. Excellent source of B vitamins.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: In small amounts as a replacement for saturated fats, extra-virgin olive oil is an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols.

Fish.  Eat your omega-3s (fatty acids found in salmon, an excellent source and other cold-water fish) or take a supplement. A new study from the Univ of Pitts found eating any kind of baked or broiled fish ocne a week helped spur structural brain changes that boost memory. Salmon-The omega-3 fatty acids in fish like salmon are an essential brain cell component. If you don’t like fish, try fish-oil capsules or other memory-boosting nutritional supplements.

Flaxseed: It contains the highest amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to decrease inflammation and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. Flax also contains lignans, chemical compounds that protect blood vessels from inflammatory damage.

Green Leafy: Leafy greens are a rich source of polyphenols, folic acid, lutein, vitamin E and beta-carotene—all nutrients that are associated with brain health. Green leafy vegetables- broccoli, kale and spinach contain vitamin c and flavonoid antioxidants. Carotenoids found in spinach, romaine, and tomatoes may help keep y ur mind sharp.  Zeaxanthin found in dark green, leafy veggies and yellow and oragn fruits and veggies and lycopene (found in tomatoes and watermelon) help  score highest on cognitive function tests.    Experts believe the pigment in the skins of dark leafy veggies like spinach give them their antioxidant-fille braind promoting power.

Herbal Tea: Mint, lemon balm and hibiscus teas are the three most anti-inflammatory beverages available. Iced herbal tea (with added stevia or erythritol for sweetness) can easily replace sugary drinks in the summer.

Herbs: Fresh or dried herbs such as cilantro, dill, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, mint and parsley contain 10 times the antioxidants of nuts and berries. Even a small amount boosts your daily antioxidant consumption.

 

Mushrooms: Whether they’re fresh, dried or powdered, mushrooms improve overall immunity and reduce inflammation in the blood vessels of the brain. Cremini mushrooms are an excellent plant source of vitamin B-12, which is linked to a lowered risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Nuts: Nuts provide the highest source of healthy unsaturated fats, which have been shown to reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s in multiple studies. Peanuts-packed with cognition -boosting resveratrol. Because the brain is 60% fat, eating healthy fats, like those in nuts, gives our intuition exactly the fuel it needs.  Walnuts and flaxseed contain omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids (derived from algae): High-powered, plant-based omega-3s reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.

Quinoa: One of the most nutrient-rich foods, quinoa is the only grain that’s a complete protein source (most grains lack the amino acids leucine and isoleucine). It also contains ample fiber, vitamin E and minerals such as zinc, phosphorus and selenium—all essential building blocks for brain cells and their supporting structures.

Seeds (Chia, Sunflower): Seeds are high in vitamin E and other brain-boosting minerals.

Sweet Potatoes: Packed with phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins A and C, and minerals, this tuber actually has the ability to regulate blood sugar. Its anti-inflammatory effects have also been documented in numerous studies.

Tea: Green tea contains green tea catechin, another polyphenol that activates toxin-clearing enzymes.

Whole Grains: Whole grains are packed with cholesterol-lowering fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins. The starch in whole grains such as oats, buckwheat, millet, teff, sorghum and amaranth is the most beneficial type of complex carbohydrate—it both feeds good bacteria in the gut and provides an excellent source of sustained energy for the brain.

 Vitamin C- People who get enough vitamin C perform best on test for attention, recollection and calculation. Free radicals hurt memory! Instead eat E and C and beta-carotene rich lipoic acid (a vitamin like substitute that converts crbs to energy) and fruits, veg and green tea.

12 ways to think faster-

          • Get 600-800 IU of vitamin D per day.
          • Trust your instincts  some say go with your gut feeling…(It is actually the Holy Spirit). The longer you mull over a decision , the more likely you are to choose the wrong option,. Write down a simple summary of the chois you have to pick from, then lkist a few pros and cons for each. You should quickly see the righ decidion; act on it.
          • Speed-read the right way-Focus on reading comprehension, which does increase your brain’s reading speed over time. To improve your comprehension, choose reading material on a wide varitety of topics that interest you.
          • Silently repeating ‘I can do better’ is a trick World -class athletes use this for mental motivation. very effective when it comes to shoring up your brain’s reaction time.
          • Go for a drive- the concentration required while driving down the highway, and specifically while changing lanes, clears yur head so effectively  you’dll think bettr overall. Try this when your’re stuck on a problem.
          • If you need to memorize a presentation for work, go over the material, then jump on the treadmill a while later. A time delayed exercise session consolidates memories in the hippocampus,  the part of our brain that helps you learn quickly and effectively
          • A good yawn actually cools down your brain, leading to better metnal efficiency.
          • Performing musical improv or rapping which requires you to think  on your feet moment to moment-improves your thinking speed overall the more you learn and practice this performance skill
          • A good literary fiction improves connectivity and function  inour brains and helps strengthen imagianation too.
          • Think on your feet. Working at a standing desk imporves our brains’ time management, fact retention and comprehenmsion skills. The change from sitting to standing while at work or home may break up boredom and refocus our attention in a fresh way.
          • Chew gum. it increases cerebral blood flow enought to hlep you remember words much faster–handy when you are blanking as you say hello to a new neighbor.
          • Stay curious. Push yourself in fresh directions. Learn a new language.  Learning a second language can help your brain process information better and help you focus more sharply so you avoid distraction. IT may even delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in some people. Chekc out Duolingo, Apple’s iPhone App  It is never too early or too late to focus on ypur brain health. Challenge your thinking and get moving at any age.
          • Write in red ink-The color red “binds” into our memory better than other colors–making it ideal for recalling what’s on your to do list.
          • PLAY PING-PONG. Table tennis has long been lauded for its ability to improve attention and concentration. Japanese researchers also found that in players older than 50, ping-pong improved brain function by activating speciic neurons, and showed promise in preventing dementia as well. (Plus, it’s lots of fun!)CLOSE YOUR EYES. Research from the University of Surrey in the U.K. found that closing your eyes while recalling an event could help you remember details 23 percent more accurately. How does it work? It’s thought that once visual distractions are removed, your brain focuses more efficiently.BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH YOUR OTHER HAND. Using your non dominant side to tackle a daily task or two is a great way to challenge your brain to act in new ways. If you’re a righty, switching to your left hand can sharpen your cognitive function by spurring your brain cells to produce growth-stimulating molecules.
          • LOWER BLOOD SUGAR. Diabetes is a known risk factor for dementia, so work with your doctor on ways to minimize your risk factors. (A healthy blood sugar is less than 100 after fasting.) If you already have diabetes, controlling it will help prevent dementia.
          • 7. DO A DAILY MEDITATION. In just eight weeks, a daily mindfulness break can improve connectivity throughout the brain network in 55to 90-year-olds, according to ongoing research from Wake Forest University. What’s9. Consider a daily low-dose aspirin. ??
            Fall-proof your house. Every single trauma to the brain may lead to Alzheimer’s. So nail down rugs, dry slippery floors promptly, make sure your stairs have sturdy handrails and avoid using step stools or ladders witut someone spotting you. Wear the right shows. How your shoes fit and the height of the heel can affect yoru balance, a big culprit in causing falls.
            Shake your booty and dance. Regular aerobic exercise can actually incerase the size of your hippocampus-the part of the brain that helps you learn and remember. So whether is is dancing, jumping on a trampolien or jogging, it is good for yoru brainBecome a tourist in your own town. Seeing fresh sights can rewire your brain to use new parts of itself, therefore helpint it to work better than ever, Once a month use the communtiy calendar of the newspaper and choose an activity you have bener tired before-ee a new play, go to the local art museum that you have never visited. New experiences allow the brain to flex like a new muscle.
            Color. eases stress and put you in a meditative frame of mindFind your sleep spot. SLEEP AND MEMORIES -THE BRAIN Low-quality (and -quantity) shut-eye can seriously sap mental clarity, says Cornell University sleep expert James Maas, Ph.D. The brain moves memories into long-term storage during deep sleep, he explains. “Anything that disrupts this process can interfere with the ability to retain this information.”Smart move: Stick to one bedtime and keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool. Limit caffeine, night-lights, naps, and nightcaps, all of which can zap sleep. If that doesn’t do it, ask your doc for a referral to an accredited sleep-disorders center. Fixing a condition such as sleep apnea could clear your mind.Start a Pinterest Page. Pursuing new ideas that interst you is a powerful way to exercise your brain. Curious folks have lower rates of dementia
            Surf the Internet. It actually impoves the neural circuitry of your brain, keeping it healthy, according to research.
          •   ways to improve the brain’s biological structure and electrochemical wiring to help us realize our optimal potential for mental achievement, happiness and fulfillment.
              possible? Chemicals in foods and supplements actually can improve the structure of individual brain cells and the efficiency of their communication centers so messages are transmitted more clearly and quickly. Armed with this new knowledge, we can optimize our brain’s wiring to achieve peak mental and emotional well-being at any age — whether we are 3 or 93.
             a diet high in the mineral selenium (220 micrograms daily vs. the 40-60 micro-grams in a typical American diet) for about three months. Selenium is found in grains, garlic, meat, seafood (oysters, swordfish, tuna) and Brazil nuts, or it can be taken as a supplement. The new diet sent morale soaring: The men reported feeling more clearheaded, elated, confident and energetic. A USDA researcher, psychologist James Penland, says the extra selenium lifted the men’s moods even though they had no signs of selenium deficiency. In other words, undetected deficiencies may run our moods and we don’t even know it. Two types of vitamin E — the anti-oxidant powerhouse – can prevent surgery in some patients with severe narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck, one of the biggest causes of stroke.
             a vitamin E combination of 100 milligrams of alpha tocopherol plus 240 mg of tocotrienols.acted as a Roto-Rooter through the blockages in 40% of the patients.
             The evidence is utterly compelling that getting modest doses of a variety of vitamins and minerals is excellent brain insurance. They can preserve and improve intellectual functioning and emotional well being,   at all ages. For instance, between one third and half of schoolchildren who took a multivitamin-mineral supplement raised their non-verbal IQ scores as much as 25 points, according to several American and British studies. That’s an astounding 23 million to 35 million U.S. children. “No known pharmacological drug can cause this type of impact,” says British psychologist David Benton, author of one of the studies.
            2. Add antioxidant s  powerful brain-protecting antioxidant vitamins E and C, let alone important alpha lipoic acid and coenzyme Q10.   Dr. Lester Packer  recommends 400 to 500 IUs of vitamin E, 500-1,000mg vitamin C, 10-50mg lipoic acid. (Packer himself takes 100mg divided between the morning and evening, and he says diabetics may need 200-600mg.) There is no established dose for coQ10, but Packer and other experts recommend 30mg. You may need 100-200mg if you smoke, have heart disease or are at high risk of degenerative brain disease. Unfortunately, coQ10 supplements are expensive because Japanese producers have a monopoly.   children should take anti-oxidants, half the usual adult dose.
            3. Load up on foods with antioxidants, too. Think of it this way: Our whole bodies are exposed to constant assaults by harmful free-radical chemicals that, to be blunt, turn us and our brains rancid, just like a fatty piece of meat that has been left out of the refrigerator too long. Eventually, free-radical damage can kill brain cells, leading to sharp mental decline. Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain diseases. But what if we could don a kind of internal Superman suit that acts as armor to repel or neutralize those perpetual chemical attacks? Actually, we can. It’s not difficult to take in high doses of antioxidants in modest amounts of fruits and vegetables. Just three prunes, one cup of mixed blueberries and strawberries, plus a half-cup of cooked spinach would put us over the top for the very highest daily intake of antioxidants recommended by authorities. Generally brightly colored fruits and berries and dark green leafy vegetables are the ones highest in antioxidants. Snacking on raisins, berries, apples, grapes, cherries or prunes – instead of or even in addition to the usual chips – could make all the difference in intellectual power and emotional well being.
            4.  a cup of tea. It’s one of the easiest, quickest ways to infuse the body and brain with antioxidants – and with virtually no calories. Put one tea bag – plain black tea (yes,   Lipton’s, Twinning or Bigelow) or more exotic Asian green tea – in five ounces of boiling water. Let it brew for five minutes and drink it. In an instant you’ve taken in about 1,200 ORAC units of antioxidants — about a third to a fourth of the total daily recommended amounts, . Iced tea counts, too. You don’t, however, get significant amounts of antioxidants in herbal teas, commercial bottled teas or powdered tea mixes, according to the Tufts analyses.
            5.
            7.  brain-boosting supplement- ginkgo biloba, and the scientific buzz is so good that countless prestigious scientists take it themselves, hoping to ward off age-related memory loss.  Jerry Cott, chief of research on pharmacological treatment at the National Institute of Mental Health, takes 240mg of ginkgo a day. How,  does it slow the gradual decline in mental faculties? In several studies, Dr. Packer of Berkeley has shown that ginkgo zaps two of the more virulent free radicals that readily savage brain cells. It also helps increase the circulation of blood and oxygen; many experts think this alone makes ginkgo a formidable brain-booster.
            Another potential brain saving is phosphatidylserine, or PS, reputed to stimulate production of the “memory” neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which may decline as we get older. Dr. Thomas Crook III gave half of 150 patients, ages 50 to 75 and all with memory problems, 100mg of PS three times a day for 12 weeks. The other half received a placebo. All subjects took a battery of neuropsychological tests. Those taking PS scored about 30% higher on tests of learning and memory, and those with the worst memory deficits benefited the most. “PS is not a magic bullet,” says Crook. “It’s not like you’re 75 and take it and become 25. But it is the first thing we’ve ever seen of many, many compounds that does have a clear measurable effect – and that effect is about 12 years of rolling back the clock.  believe PS can roll back virtually all age-related memory impairment.”
            8. Watch sugar, including blood sugar. Eating too much sugar, and certain other carbohydrates, is not a good idea for young or old brains. Sugar overloads can inspire “insulin resistance,” throwing blood-sugar (glucose) levels out of whack, as well as causing permanent damage to brain cells, leading to malfunction and death. But because the brain runs on energy derived mostly from carbohydrates, it’s essential to have the right blood sugar available to the brain at every instant to promote memory, learning and other cognitive functions. Carbohydrates also may influence mood. But it is a delicate balance. “Eating white potatoes or white bread is just like eating candy, as far as your body knows,” says  , chairman of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. So, for an optimally functioning brain, restrict these “fast carbs” and instead choose carbohydrates that are digested slowly, including peanuts, dried apricots, dried beans, yogurt, oat bran, All Bran cereal and sourdough bread. Adding vinegar or lemon juice to foods also suppresses a sharp rise in blood sugar. So does taking 200 micrograms a day of chromium.
            Bottom line: Our brains grow and change every instant. The brain thrives on stimulation, exercise, education and the right diet and supplements. It is never too early or too late to start shaping your brain’s destiny.
             10 ANTIOXIDANT FOODS In order of greatest concentration: 1. Prunes 6. Cooked kale 2. Raisins 7. Cranberries 3. Blueberries 8. Strawberries 4. Blackberries 9. Raw Spinach 5. Garlic 10. Raspberries
          •  Hang out with friends and family. Social connections benefit brain cell health. HVe lunch with frinds, take grand children or yur spouse for a long walks
          • . Look for the bright side. Make a point to regularly ask yourself “What if everything went right instea od wrong. Positive thinking can actually activate yoru brain’a physical ability to adapt and change. Former Pres Carter who responded to his recent canc er diagnosis at age 91 with optimism, vitality and determination is an examplec___ brain development Mercurochrome, which is used as an antiseptic/disinfectant, contains mercury and is used mainly on children who are the most vulnerable. Mercury interferes with normal brain development.
            ___ brain fog- A variety of medications can cloud your concentration, notes Sabbagh. Tops on his list: a class of drugs called anticholinergics, found in some bladder, allergy, and sleep remedies. Drugs such as sedatives and seizure-control meds can also produce brain fog.Smart move: If concentration difficulties coincide with a new drug you’re taking, alert the physician who prescribed it. And any time you feel your mind or memory failing you, tote your pills to your doctor’s office, Sabbagh says. The doc can work with specialists to hunt for a better mix.antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedMany people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.  yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners. Brain fog –  many places add MSG as flavoring  drinking  diet soft drinks with Aspartame. gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to brain fog-     Memory -99 percent of E supplements contain  synthetic forms of vitamin E  dl-alpha-tocopherol on the label  I wouldn’t put this in my body if you paid me Natural E has the d- prefix and is recognized by your cells.  memory loss or neurodegenerative brain disorders, but we know fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin E support brain health. Vitamin E is Superman for your brain.   vitamin E   has strong antioxidant activity. Tocotrienols are 50 to 70 times more potent than tocopherols and penetrate deeper into fatty tissues like your brain and liver. Tocotrienols are found mostly in palm oil and rice bran oil, with trace amounts in wheat, rye, barley and oats (however, all these grains contain gluten, which may harm the brain over time). Extra virgin coconut oil and food high in omega 3 fatty acids- . Some sources include soybeans, walnuts and flax seed. Tuna, salmon, halibut and sardines are among the best. Stress can make blood sugar rise. take a walk in nature or look at pictures of nature or snap beautiful fall pictures- 10 min a day. It stimulates your brains frontal lobes, increasing the production fo energizing beta waves for up to 2 hours.  Getting good sleep is the best thing you can do for your brain, long term. It improves your mood and clears your mind. 7-9 hours is recommended for adults 18-64; and 7-8 for adults 65 and older. Brain cognition- need omega 3s. Magnesium is an incredibly important nutrient for our brains. It is required for proper neurotransmitter production and function, it modulates the stress response, and it strongly influences brain plasticity, our brain’s ability to change and form new communications pathways. It enhances learning and memory , is effective in treating depression and anxiety, andi s being studied for its potential to “rewire” the brain to respond without fear and anxiety in cases of severe anxiety disorders like PTSD.    Our brains are growing, ever-changing organs, and we can dramatically influence their functioning by what we eat, the supplements we take and the physical and mental stimulation we engage in.   enormous ability of the brain to reinvent itself constantly.   by feeding the brain nutrients and other natural substances, we can expand its power, alter mood and reduce susceptibility to brain damage and neurological diseases.

Exercise and memory are related. When you get your heart to pump more blood, it sends more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Exercise According to the University of Sydney in Australia, people felt happier with as little as 10 minutes of physical activity per week. But more exercise is better and increasni how often you exercise has been shown to lead to greater happiness. Numerous studies show exercise is a preventative measure for depression and may even have comparable effect to antidepressants.It also protects against  illnesses like diabetes, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. And lifting weights can improve cognitive health, due to the brainpower spent on maintinaing proper form.

Boosting your activity level can increase brain volume and enhance cognitive function. In an Australian study, people with mild memory impairments performed better on cognitive tests after walking 150 minutes a week for 6 months. Exercise increases the flow of blood to the brain, and it controls insulin and other chemicals linked to cognitive problems, notes John Murphy, M.D., president of the American Geriatric Society.

Smart move: “If you exercise even a little, it’s better than doing nothing,” says Murphy. “The point is to do more than you’re doing now.”

memory memory loss, poor short term memory   Antibiotics can cause this.
Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins –a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure. May be a deficiency of CoQ10 (ubiquinol). This life-sustaining antioxidant gets demolished by hundreds of medications including statin cholesterol drugs, metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers, and diuretics. See the “Big List of Drugs that Mug CoQ10” for free at   http://www.SuzyCohen.com.
Some memory problems may be related to sleep deprivation, brought on by medications.    AVOID:      Splenda,     MSG,     Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet.    (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com  and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php

1 T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help with mental fuzziness as vinegar contains potassium.

Eating a healthy breakfast everyday -like oatmeal and not some sugar cereal-sharpens the memory.

          • -Eating blueberries, one of the foods highest in antioxidants, dramatically reversed memory loss and restored motor coordination and balance in aged animals, according to new Tufts University research. The animals ate an amount equal to about half a cup a day for humans.
          • -Middle-aged men with the highest blood level of vitamin B6 scored twice as high on a memory test as those with the lowest B6, found Tufts researchers. The higher the B6, the higher the memory scores.
          • -Older people taking vitamin supplements, notably B vitamins, had “higher cognitive performance” than non-supplement takers and “scored as well as or better than younger adults on verbal memory,” according to University of New Mexico researchers.

memory impairment (forgetfulness) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   (However, memory loss may also be a deficiency of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) due to any one of  hundreds of medications including statin cholesterol drugs, metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers and diuretics. Suzy posted The Big List Of Drugs That Mug CoQ-10 for free at her website.)

memory blips and fog
many places add MSG as flavoring  drinking  diet soft drinks with Aspartame

Magnesium enhances learning and memory , is effective in treating depression and anxiety, and is being studied for its potential to “rewire” the brain to respond without fear and anxiety in cases of severe anxiety disorders like PTSD

Get 7-8 hours of sleep every nightfor improved memory. While you are sleeping, your brain works on storing new physical skills you have learned during the day.

Difficulty focusing, inability to concentrate, can’t think straight, drugged sensation, unable to remember things, mental confusion and disorientation, memory loss, poor short term memory.  Some of it may be related to sleep deprivation, brought on by medications.

Ear massages release focus enhancing neurotransmitter dopamine, helping you think clearly and concentrate for up to 90 min per 3 minute squeeze. Doing this before each meal could reduce blood sugar swings by 30%. Stimulating pressure sensitive nerves in your ears relaxes and opens arteries, helping glucose to quickly reach the cells that need it. See Hawthorne which also relaxes and open arteries AVOID:   MSG,     Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, Splenda (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/ and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php ) .        ( 1 T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help with mental fuzziness as vinegar contains potassium.     Eating a healthy breakfast everyday -like oatmeal and not some sugar cereal-sharpens the memory.  trouble concentrating may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

             ALZ ALZ  Alzheimers disease

100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss. by Jean Carper In the article, she highlighted the 10 strategies she found most surprising.

          • floss your teeth, cientific studies have demonstrated a link between periodontal disease and general health as well as specific disease states such as diabetes; so flossing is good.
          • meditate regularly, Meditation re-channels energy and improves general well-being. Can we then deduce that it improves blood flow and memory?
          • Vitamin D is important in maintaining normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the body to build strong bones,
          • protect the head from injury- Helmet laws protect people when riding bicycles -staying safe at home and in their daily lives
          • avoid infection.   proper handwashing practices will help them avoid infection and a weakened immune system, and thus, they will be healthier.
          • drink coffee (3 to 5 cups per day),yet Patients are often told to reduce caffeine intake. What is the tradeoff-a clear mind or a racing heartbea
          • Google online, “grow” new brain cells
          • drink 16 oz of apple juice or eat three apples daily
          • “fill your brain” with life experiences.
          • Surfing the web does open new worlds. You can become a child again and perk up your natural instinct of discovery.
          • Is it possible to grow new brain cells?   the evidence weighs heavily on the benefits of behaviors such as eating salmon and other fatty fish and avoiding sleep deprivation. Remember the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Enough said!!
          • leading a rich life offers a wealth of experiences to remember and to continue to enjoy, which feeds the brain and clears out the “plaques and tangles” that might lead to memory loss.do every day–and say you should do, too, to keep Alzheimer’s out of your future.
          • 1. Take a hike: Nothing beats walking for boosting memory and flooding your brain with chemicals that serve as “Miracle-Gro” to create bigger neurons. Take a brisk 30-minute walk, or three 10-minute sessions on a treadmill. A “nature” walk through a park also improves memory.
          • 2. Eat an apple or two: Apples stimulate production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is what the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept also does, say University of Massachusetts researchers. You get the same benefits from two eight-ounce glasses of apple juice.
          • 3. Drink a few cups of coffee: “I try to drink five cups of coffee a day,” says Gary Arendash at the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He says the caffeine blocks build up of Alzheimer’s brain toxins. In one study, drinking three to five cups of coffee a day cut Alzheimer’s risk 65 percent.
          • 4. Treat yourself to a little dark chocolate: It can boost blood circulation in your brain, lower blood pressure and inhibit stroke damage, all important in preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Be sure cocoa content is at least 70 percent. Even a half ounce of rich dark chocolate a day may be enough.
          • 5. Surf the internet for an hour: Yes, a good Google search can stimulate an older brain and possibly improve thinking and memory. So can playing video games, and doing certain online brain games. For some that have been scientifically tested, check out www.positscience.com.
          • 6. Do something new: Your brain cells are stimulated when you think of or do anything new. People who do novel mental activities reduce their risk of cognitive decline. Important: you must make a mental effort; breezing through crossword puzzles doesn’t count.
          • 7. Eat a cup of berries: If you want to make forgetful old lab animals “younger and smarter,” just feed them blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or cranberries, say Tufts University researchers. How much? At least a cup a day.
          • 8. Take a multivitamin: It can slow brain aging, especially if it includes high antioxidants, such as C, E and alpha lipoic acid. Be sure to get 500 mcg B12, 800 mcg folic acid, 20 mg B6 a day–doses found to reduce brain shrinkage up to 50 percent in people with mild memory problems.
          • 9. Have a Curry Meal: A constituent of curry spices known as curcumin blocks Alzheimer’s-like brain damage and boosts memory in animal and lab tests. India, where curry is a staple, has a very low rate of Alzheimer’s.
          • 10. Get together with friends and family: Make it a point to yak it up today, the larger your circle of friends and family, the better. Extroverts with high “social engagement” have less cognitive failure as they age. Being married or having a significant other dramatically cuts your odds of developing Alzheimer’
          • (Avoid Aspartame and MSG as both are excitotoxins. – Many of the commercial soups, sauces and gravies containing MSG are very dangerous to nervous system health, and should especially be avoided by those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and those who are at a high risk of developing one of them. ) Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens   Alzheimer’s Disease  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms. Research shows Aspartame contains both phenylalanine which plays an important role in neurotransmitter regulation and aspartic acid  which plays a role as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease also come from a decline in levels of neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that carry messages between nerve cells.  Memory loss, impaired thinking and personality changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease come from a loss of neurons (nerve cells) and their connections with other neurons. (Drink diet soft drinks contain Aspartame causing memory blips and fog ) Glutamate, asparagines and glutamine are formed from aspartic acid.
          • Exercise and memory are related. When you get your heart to pump more blood, it sends more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. It also protects against  illnesses like diabetes, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. And lifting weights can improve cognitiv health, due to the brainpower spent on maintinaing proper form.
          • Fish is brain food! People who eat one fish meal per week are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who never eat fish. Some species are very depleted, and some are farmed by eco-unfriendly methods.  See which are best. Download guide at http://www.blueocean.org/seafood
            Alzheimer’s disease –  memory loss, impaired thinking and personality changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease come from a loss of neurons (nerve cells) and their connections with other neurons. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease also come from a decline in levels of neurotransmitters – brain chemicals that carry messages between nerve cells.Many restaurants add MSG as flavoring.   Our bodies cannot distinguish between glutamate that is added to foods in the form of monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer, and natural glutamate found in such foods as tomatoes, cheese or mushrooms. Glutamate is glutamate, whether naturally present or from MSG.   The level of vitamin B6 in a person’s body plays a role in glutamate metabolism, and the possible impact of marginal B6 intake should be considered in helping a person.
            Memantine  blocks glutamate, another neurotransmitter, is beneficial because too much glutamate can destroy neurons.
            Whole Grains  cut your risk of Alzheimers.
          • Exercise- jog, run, walk, bike to avoid Alzheimer’s.
          • -High doses of the supplement coenzyme Q10 stimulated dopamine activity in nerve cells, leading the National Institutes of Health to launch new studies of coQ10 as a treatment for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.
          • -More than 50 controlled studies proclaim the supplement ginkgo biloba a successful brain pill for aging memories, concentration, absentmindedness, confusion, dizziness and Alzheimer’s disease.
          • -Vitamin E and ginkgo supplements have delayed the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and are being widely tested by the National Institutes of Health as antidotes to age-related memory loss and dementia.
          • -Not a single older person taking daily vitamin E (about 400 IU) or vitamin C (about 500mg) developed Alzheimer’s during a four-year study at Chicago’s Rush Institute for Healthy Aging. The expected Alzheimer’s rate: 15%.
          • -Older men who ate diets heavy in the destructive omega-6-type fat found in margarine, salad dressings, corn oil and processed foods were 75% more likely to be intellectually impaired than those who ate the least amount of such fat, according to a Dutch study.
          • -Infants who are breast-fed or given formula fortified with a component of omega-3-rich fish oil have higher IQs and academic achievement later in life, several international studies have concluded. Fortified formulas, available in Europe, Asia and Mexico, aren’t sold in the USA or Canada.
          • END BRAIN BRAIN
          • ___Breast cancer -yogurt 8 oz a day , bran, fruit, exercise which cuts risk of breast cander 20-60%. It reduces the amount of tumor fueling estrogen a woman produces. See cancer
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          • ___ Breathing difficulties    AVOID:   Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet  and   MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)    TRY: Chlorophyll aids in the cure for chronic sinusitis- get it from dark leafy vegetables or in pill form, at the health food store. Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead  breathing difficulties.
            ___ Breathing shallow– Furniture and floor polishes contain nitrobenzene, which may cause shallow breathing.
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          • ___ brittle nails  – Iron-deficiency anemia may be caused by coffee) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland)
          • __  Brown spotsliver spots age spots. See Skin Brown spotsliver spots age spots. 
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            ___ burning in the throat– Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)  Crisps, snacks and convenience foods, including seasonings have a high MSG content.
          • ___ Burping after meals – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. See acid reflux
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          • __ cancer cancer –
            risk increased  -Zinc deficiency which can be caused by, among other things, coffee) If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY- Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds. One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence    An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.. *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:   a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. Of the over 4 million cancer patients being treated in the U.S. today, almost none are offered any scientifically guided nutrition therapy other than being told to “just eat good foods.” Many cancer patients would have a major improvement in their conditions if they controlled the supply of cancer’s preferred fuel: GLUCOSE. By slowing the cancer’s growth, patients make it possible for their immune systems to catch up to the disease. Controlling one’s blood-glucose levels through diet, exercise, supplements, meditation and prescription drugs – when necessary – can be one of the most crucial components to a cancer treatment program. The saying “Sugar feeds cancer” is simple. The explanation is a little more involved.

            By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.  b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.  c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).  e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.   Caffeine raises blood pressure. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.  12.. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup..
          • Eating fish might prevent cancer. In a 22 year study, men who ate fish five or more times a week had a colorectal cancer risk almost 40% lower than those who ate fish less than once a week.  
          • See vitamin d
          • Prostate cancer- pumpkins seeds fight it, according to experts
            13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells. 15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit.. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
          • 16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. (AVOID : MSG because of the associated generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation. (Many of the commercial soups, sauces and gravies contain MSG.) Also avoid Aspartame) The 1976 Groliers encyclopedia states cancer cannot live without phenylalanine. Aspartame contains phenylalanine. Phenylalanine makes up 50% of aspartame.) Even Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips has phenylalanine. 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms  Many food preservatives are toxic and carcinogens/possible carcinogens. Nitrites and nitrates are used to preserve meat as well as add flavour, inhibit bacterium and provide the “desirable” pink color. However, these preservatives are suspected to cause stomach cancer.  Furniture and floor polishes contain nitrobenzene, which may cause cancer.  Nearly all brands of shampoos contain cancer-causing formaldehyde. Lindane, used in shampoos for treating lice and scabies, has been found to be associated with major risks of brain cancer. Permanent color hair dyes contain potentially carcinogenic, mutagenic, and allergenic ingredients. e.g. 4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine (4-MMPD, 2,4-diaminoanisole), 4-chloro-m-phenylenediamine, 2,4-toluenediamine, 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine and 4-amino-2-nitrophenol have been reported to cause cancer. Lead acetate, also found in these dyes, is a suspected carcinogen. Women who use dark, especially black, hair dyes for prolonged periods might have increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma (malignant tumors formed by bone marrow cells).    Cigarette additives list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_additives_in_cigarettes
            Eating in restaurants has been linked to  cancer because MSG is one of the many things put into our food to make us think it tastes better.  Even if you ask the proprieter if they use any MSG they can tell you no because MSG goes by so many different names if you do not ask the right name they won’t tell you the truth!!!!! (Doctors in emergency rooms tell us that this excitotoxin along with Aspartame, are two of the most common reasons people of all ages end up there. 
            Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of  cancer.
            Non- melanoma (squomous and basal cell) extract from egg plant BEC5 used for invasive and non-invasive eliminated only the cancer cells leaving healthy cells unaffected.
          • Tumeric  as well as ginger  may block the formation of some cancers). Try it in a curry chicken dish and then add black pepper, since that tabletop staple is believed to help the body absorb turmeric for maximum effect.
          • It’s well-known that certain lifestyle behaviors like smoking and excessive sun or tanning-bed exposure can cause cancer. But those are not the only everyday, sometimes surprising, choices that can put you at higher risk for cancer.
            Cancer is caused by changes in cell DNA. Some changes may be passed down from our parents in the form of genetic defects, while others could be caused by environmental factors. The substances, situations and exposures that can lead to cancer are called carcinogens, according to the American Cancer Society. While some carcinogens don’t affect DNA directly, they can lead to cancer in other ways — by causing cells to divide at a faster than normal rate, for example.
            Here are six everyday situations that that you may not have known were carcinogenic.
          • Weight in Adolescence: Esophageal Cancer and Gastric Cancer
            A recent study published in Cancer had physicians in Israel follow 1 million Israeli men for up to 40 years to determine how certain health and lifestyle factors from their adolescence affected their risk of gastro-esophageal cancer later in life. The results showed that teenage life can have a big impact on cancer outcomes. The researchers found that for adolescents who were overweight, with a BMI in the 85th percentile or higher, risk of esophageal cancer was 2.1 times higher. The researchers noted that previous research has shown higher cancer incidence in overweight adults, and this suggests the correlation extends into adolescence.
            The researchers also found that teens from lower socioeconomic classes and those who had little schooling had a heightened risk of these types of cancers.
          • Alcohol: Breast, Colon, Liver, Esophageal Cancer Risks
            Alcoholic beverages were listed as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1997, and numerous studies on a variety of cancers have shown an alcohol-cancer link. A new study, published in the April 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, finds an even stronger link between cancer and alcohol deaths. Researchers from the Boston University schools of Medicine and Public Health found that alcohol resulted in about 20,000 cancer deaths in 2009, accounting for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States that year.
            The researchers also found that each alcohol-related cancer death accounted for an average of 18 years of potential life lost in those who died. The new data serves as a reminder that alcohol is a carcinogen, even when consumed in moderate quantities. According to the data analysis in the study, average consumption of 1.5 drinks per day or less accounted for 30 percent of all alcohol-attributable cancer deaths. The strongest links between alcohol and cancer deaths were to breast cancer, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancers, and liver cancer.
          • Grilled Meat and Fish: Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Risks
            Cooking beef, pork, fish, or poultry using high-temperature methods, like pan-frying or grilling over an open flame, can form chemicals called heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which have been linked to cancer in animals, according to the National Cancer Institute.  In 1999, a large-scale study published in the journal Cancer found well-done or grilled red meat was associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma, a precursor to colorectal cancer.
            A more recent study, published in the journal Carcinogenesis, found cooking red meats at high temperatures, especially pan-frying, can increase the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent.
          • By now, everyone knows that ultraviolet radiation from the sun and UV lamps at fake tanning salons can cause skin cancer. But did you know the stuff you put on your skin to shield it from the sun’s rays may also increase your cancer risk by damaging cells?
            A recent study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that when exposed to sunlight, zinc oxide, which is an ingredient found in many brands of sunscreen, undergoes a chemical reaction that could release unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules try to bond with other molecules and in the process can damage DNA in the cells, which could increase the risk of skin cancer. The researchers said tests on a possible zinc oxide-cancer risk are still in the early stages, so they recommend continuing to wear sunscreen rather than forgoing any type of protection when you’re out in the sun.
          • Sunscreen: Possible Skin Cancer Risk
          • Be very careful about pharmaceuticals (prescription drugs) you allow to enter your body.
          • cancer: The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and a plethora of microwave meals.  Soft drinks and juices also contain sugar which is proven to feed cancer!


            Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (“TRY,” BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER,   SOMEONE AT JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL US THAT THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
          • 1.   Every person has cancer cells in the body.  These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion.  When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
            2.   Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
            3.   When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
            4.   When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies.  These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
            5.   To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
            6.   Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
            7.   Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
            8.   Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size.  However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
            9.   When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
            10.  Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.  Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
            11.  An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
          • *CANCER CELLS FEED ON: 
          • a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
          • b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
          • c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
          • d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
          • e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. 
          • 12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
          • 13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
          • 14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
          • 15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
          • 16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
          • 1. No plastic containers in micro
          • 2. No water bottles in freezer
          • 3. No plastic wrap in microwave
          • Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Cast le Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Pa per isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. 
          • Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead
          • Click to read:  Good foods to eat to help avoid cancer! Here is a quck list of what you will find on it:
            Alfalfa, apples, apricots, aronia berries, bananas, barley, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, bread (100% whole grain) broccoli*, brown rice, brussel sprouts, cabbage, canteloups, carrots, cauliflour, cherries, chestnuts, chicken, chili peppers, chinese broccoli, chocolate, cinnamon, collard greens, corn, egg yolk, figs, fish, garlic, grains,  grapefruit, grapes, green tea, herring, kale, kohlrabi, legunes, lemons, lentils, limes, liver, lychee fruit, mangoes, meat for its vitamins but in limited quantities, mushrooms, nuts, oats, olive oil, nuts, oranges, orange juice, peaches, peanuts, peas, peppers (any), pomegranates, purple grapes, raisins, raspberries, red peppers, rice, rye, salmon, sardines, soy, soybeans, spinach, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turmeric, vegetable oil, walnuts, water, wheat bran, wheat germ, whole grain, winter squash, wolf berry,
          • (Note that anything that comes in a box or package is not on here. Remember-Avoid processed foods.)
          • Eating fruits and vegetables is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your cancer risk. They can help reverse heart disease.
          • At least four portions of vegetables and a three-portion minimum of fruits per day are recommended. (A portion equals two cups of leafy vegetables or one cup of solid vegetable or one-half cup of fruit.)
          • Enjoy unlimited amounts of fresh fruits such as orange segments, apples and peaches, and unlimited portions of salad (with nonfat dressing) and/or steamed vegetables.

          • *NOTE: Combining foods that are rich in selenium (such as chicken) with foods rich in sulforaphanes (such as broccoli) may protect against cancer up to 13 times more than consuming these food compounds alone.
          • Broccoli and tomatoes together are another synergistic combo that may boost cancer protection, courtesy of the broccoli compounds sulforaphane and glucosinolate combined with lycopene and apigenin, two flavonoids found in tomatoes.
          • Did you know that Laughter really is good medicine? It sends out something that attacks the things in your body that are causing stress…yes even  cancer.
          • Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. (Ephesians 6:8 KJV)

            Avoid sugar, white flour and also hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats, typically found in margarine, vegetable shortening or fried foods. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease and cancer.
          • These are sulfur-rich, critical cancer-fighting foods which produces glutathione.  When sulfur amino acid intake is inadequate Glutathione concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs. 
          • Arugula
            Bok choy,
          • Broccoli,
          • Broccoli sprouts
          • Brussels sprouts
          • Cabbage,
          • Cauliflower,
          • Coconut milk, juice, oil
          • Collard greens,
          • Dairy (except butter)
          • Dried fruits
          • Eggs
          • Garlic
          • Horseradish,
          • Kale,
          • Kohlrabi,
          • Legumes and dried beans
          • Lime/lemon juice in bottle
          • Meat and fish
          • mustard greens,
          • Nuts
          • Onions (leeks, shallots, chives also)
          • Radish
          • Turnips
          • Watercress,
          • Wine and grape juice) Resveratrol
          • CANCER CANCER END
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          • ___Candida yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
          • ___ Canker sores- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.with vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___ cardiac irregularities-calcium deficiency  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
            ___ cataracts: It could be tied to low glutathione, a powerful antioxidant needed to detoxify poisons in your body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of glutathione.   Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is found in most shampoos and damages protein formation in the eyes, not only from direct eye contact but also through skin absorption. SLS can lead to cataract formation and eventually to blindness. smokers have higher incidence. To avoid- 1000 mg of C and 400-600 IU of Vitamin E, Wear a hat. eat at least 5 servings of frutis and veg a day expec dark leafy veg such as spinach. One serving a day of tomatoes   helps prevent cataracts.   Lots of info on here for cataracts so ctrl ‘f’
            ___ cell damage:  
            could be tied to low glutathione, a powerful antioxidant needed to detoxify poisons in your body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of glutathione.
            ___ central nervous system: Air fresheners commonly contain formaldehyde, naphthalene and/or paradichlorbenzene, all of which are toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde and paradichlorobenzene are both suspected carcinogens. Naphthalene targets the central nervous system, liver, kidneys and respiratory system. Paraffin candles are EXTREMELY TOXIC.
            Most dishwashing liquids contain naphtha (which causes central nervous system depression),  Dishwashing liquids need to be safe as they leave a residue on dishes, which are then used for foodstuffs.  Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage  central nervous system. Paradichlorobenzene can harm the central nervous system.    Hair sprays may contain butane, which is known to affect the  central nervous system. 
          • ___Charley horse.  See also cramping
          • Almost everyone has a “charley horse” at some point in his or her life. These are muscle spasms in which a group of muscles involuntarily contracts. This causes pain and inability to use those muscles.
            Stretching typically stops the cramp. But you may continue to have soreness for several days.
            Often charley horses develop for no clear reason. They can happen while sleeping, or they may develop if you stay in one position for a long period, as in writer’s cramp.
          • A variety of conditions are associated with such muscle cramps. They include:
          • • exercise, especially with dehydration
            • pregnancy
            • kidney disease (particularly patients being given dialysis)
            • low potassium (this can result from taking diuretics for treatment of either high blood pressure or heart failure)
            • low calcium
            • low magnesium
            • hyperventilation (breathing too fast)
            • hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
            • certain medicines. These include drugs that treat conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to high cholesterol, osteoporosis and asthma.
            • muscle disease
          • If your cramps are unexplained, severe, prolonged or frequent, you should see your doctor.
          • Depending on the cause of your muscle cramps, you may be able to prevent them:
          • • If you’re getting cramps during exercise, drink water before and during exercise. This should prevent cramps due to dehydration. If drinking water alone is not enough, salt tablets or sports drinks may help replace minerals in your body.
            • When you get cramps during exercise, stop your activity to stretch and massage the affected muscle at the first sign of a spasm. Use heat to relax the muscle when the spasm begins. Ice may help after the first spasm and when the pain has improved. If the muscle is still sore after heat and ice, try a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) to help with pain. IMPORTANT: Ibuprofen may make immune cells slguggish, slowing recovery after viral infections like colds, influenza and COVID-19. Try Tylenol first.)
            • If you have recently started a new medicine that could cause muscle cramps, ask your doctor about switching to a different medicine or adjusting the dose.
            • If you have an underactive thyroid, you should be taking synthetic thyroid hormone. This should correct many symptoms, including the cramps.
            • If your potassium, calcium or magnesium levels are low, taking supplements and correcting the underlying reason for your deficiency may help.
          • In more severe cases, your doctor can prescribe medications to help prevent spasms. In people who get repeat cramps for no clear reason, and whose kidneys are functioning normally, I often still prescribe potassium and magnesium supplements. That’s true even if a person’s blood levels of these minerals are normal. There aren’t good medical studies of whether this practice is beneficial, but it’s been my experience that it sometimes helps.
          • Knead the sore area, rubbing the length of the muscle, not across from it. This helps to draw away the trapped blood that is causing the discomfort.
            Avoid heat which can cause swelling or increased blood flow to the muscle and result in even more pain.
            Elevate the painful limb to encourage blood flow toward the heart and away from teh sore ares.
            Take 400 IUs of vitamin E daily to improve circulation and help prevent future problems.
          • ___chest pain–   Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee).
          • Serious side effects of Synthroid (doctor prescribes for  hypothyroidism ) are chest pains,  a cause for patients to notify their doctors immediately.
          • ___ chest tightness Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) produces tightness in the chest. Crisps, snacks and convenience foods, including seasonings have a high MSG content.
          • ___  cholesterol- elevated blood cholesterol. AVOID HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SWEETNERS (HFCS Look for frozen canned orange juice, grapefruit juice, bottles of cranberry juice that do not have high fructose corn syrup or sweeteners. Even barbecue sauce bottle, spaghetti sauce and lots of other things do have it. Many of Aldi’s foods have HFCS! HFCS pack weight on a person much faster than regular sugar. Check every label for this HFCS!  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=208289  Flaxseed oil. Flax seed capsules good for cholesteral.   RED RICE YEAST. standardized is good for lowering cholesterol.  Doctor recommended  one red rice yeast (600mg) tab, once a day and then go to two time per day after 2-3 weeks., said  50% of people can get their cholesterol under 200 with red rice yeast. Of course, you have to eat a lower cholesterol diet also.      If you are taking Statin Medications Cholesterol:        Be sure  replace the following nutrients that are being taken from you. CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) 100 mg twice daily and Vitamin D about 2-5,000 IU per day   Some cholesterol lowering medications and allergy tablets interact with fruit juice and drug levels spike causing more side effects. Such a simple question can avoid so much aggravation. Grapefruit and its juice are particularly troublesome. It can cause a spike in levels of statin cholesterol drugs. When the drug level rises, the person may experience severe muscle aches, headache, liver damage, kidney damage, leg cramps, peripheral neuropathy (pins and needle sensations, numbness), and breakdown of skeletal muscle: a life-threatening condition termed rhabdomyolysis. Munch on almonds to reduce cholesterol
          • high cholesterol may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
          • cooked (oatmeal) or dry cereals such as Raisin bran or bran flakes to help   battle diabetes while lowering cholesterol.  are nutritious, energy producing, and virtually fat free.
          • Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.. Excellent carbohydrate foods, if served with non-fat (skim) milk.  Add stewed or fresh fruits such as bananas, prunes, peaches, pears, apricots, berries   (these too control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes but be careful of bananas for diabetics as they have lots of sugar.) dates ,figs, raisins, or baked apple, along with wheat germ for an excellent for energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
          • Cholesterol lowering foods
          • http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/197627-Food-for-thought-literally!?highlight=cholesterol
          •                Fruits     Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is  shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control  diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day  Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one).    Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.  .but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.
            Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins.. When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.
          • Canteloupe, grapefruit spiced peaches, watermelon, pears, prunes, apricots, cinnamon apples, spiced watermelon rind, applesauce, pomegranates cinnamon pears, pineapple pieces, broiled bananas
            Fruit  salads with the meal or a piece of fruit is the perfect snack or dessert (The higher the number the better it is to reduce blood levels of cholesterol)  Orange 24,  Banana 16,  Cherry 12, Apple 12,   Peach 10, Pear 8,    Coconut
          • You can eat applesauce with cinnamon    Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque.
          • Apples-  lower cholesterol
          • Vegetables   vitamin value is at peak when eaten raw.   Since many of the vital vitamins and minerals in vegetables may be destroyed by cooking, the ideal use of raw vegetables is the most desirable for any menu, and especially for cholesterol lowering food. No fat or cholesterol is concerned unless specifically added. Vegetables are  virtually fat free and  contain no cholesterol. To prepare vegetables without butter or fat – use of herbs or seasoning.  Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
            Load up on vegetables. Rich in soluble fiber, which regulates your body’s production and elimination of cholesterol  preventing overeating
          • Cholesterol lowering NATURAL nutrients
          • The top nutrients listed below have been proven in numerous double blind, placebo trials and studies to significantly outperform the statin drugs in improving blood serum levels of cholesterol.
          • NATURAL nutrients The top nutrients listed below have been proven in numerous double blind, placebo trials and studies to significantly outperform the statin drugs in improving blood serum levels of cholesterol.
          • • Policosanol: A natural extract from sugar cane and rice bran wax. (It will not increase your blood sugar levels.)
            • Guggullipid: An ancient Indian herb. Not only will this herb assist with normalizing your cholesterol levels, but it will also help lower Triglycerides.
          • • Oryzanol Rice Bran Oil: Contains plant sterols, gamma oryzanol and tocotrienols, which reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
            • Limonene Oil: A natural compound in orange peel oil.
            • Pumpkin seed oil: Rich source of fatty acids, natural minerals such as zinc and selenium, and carotenoids.
            • Lecithin Oil: help to ‘cleanse” the liver and emulsify fat in the body, in order to excrete it better.
          • -tomato jusice to lower your cholesterol
          • • Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)
            Fruits Cherry 12, Apple 12, Banana 16, Peach 10, Pear 8, Orange 24, Coconut 91
            Nuts -Almonds 143, Cashew 158, Peanut 206, Pecan 108, Pistachio 108, Walnut 108
            Vegetables Beet root 25 , Broad bean 12, Brussels Sprout 24, Cabbage 11, Cauliflower 18, Corn 952, Yam,15 Onion 10, Pea 135
            – Cottonseed327, Palm 49, Flax seed 338, Rice bran 1055, Soybean 221 , Wheat germ 553
            Legumes— Kidney bean 127

          • http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/07/31/statins-and-als/
          • SCARY!!!!!! PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAKING STATINS (CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE. (IT IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE DISEASE.)They are asking for people to post if they have ever had side effects from taking statins. This is the only way the FDA will listen to us.
          • Cholesterol-lowering it and reducing your heart disease risk. – daily serving of beans 3/4 c, split peas, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or lentils resulted in a 5% drop in ‘bad” LDL cholesterol-thereby reducing heart disease risk. (Garbanzo beans are high in protein, taste buttery and nutty. 1 c. provides half of your daily fiber needs, most of it insoluable fiber, optimal for digestive and colon health. Offer significant folate, antioxiidant phytonutrients, and manganese. If you buy them in cans make sure they are BPA free
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          • ___Chronic body pain and/or joint pains– antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___ chronic fatigue –  iron deficiency; Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms_ Why Has Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Reached Epidemic Proportions? http://www.msgtruth.org/avoid.htm
          • Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.  The Department of Health lists  sugar and affeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted(Your doctor might misdiagnose you with Chronic Fatigue  when it is actually Candida, because the symptoms are often exactly the same. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further.)  Antibiotics which can cause an overgrowth of yeast.  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  Adrenal dysfunction can disrupt the body’s blood sugar metabolism, causing weakness, fatigue, and a feeling of being run down.
          • ___ Chronic post-nasal drip– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___ coldness in your hands and feet–  Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
            ___ cardiac problems- see heart 
            ___ cells dying– Octyomethoxycinnamate (OMC) is a chemical ingredient in 90% of the world’s sunscreen lotions. The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) found that this chemical is toxic as it actually kills living cells.
          • ___Chronic disease-Pumpkin seeds help fend off chronic diseases  pumpkin seeds are  one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.  Antioxidant
          • ___ Clumsiness  AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet,MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)  (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/) and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php
            ___ cold intolerance ( feeling cold for no good reason ) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
            ___ Concentration problems  – see brain
            ___ confusion- Magnesium deficiency can be caused by coffee) Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as  confusion,e. A list of sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings , Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservatives.
            ___ Constipation – constipation  may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
            OPIATES causes  constipation. Do they also have anythign to do with Parkinson’s. See it.
          • A 20 minute stroll (daily) gently stimulates intestional muscle contractoins, cutting your risk of constipation by 70%.
          • You are twice as likely to become constipated if you are stressed. Firmly massaging your feet for 5 minutes twice daily could prvide relief in 8 hours an reduce the need for laxatives by as much as 80%. Foot massages reduce the production of stress hormones that clog intestines. B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  SEE STRESS

          • ___ convulsions– calcium deficiency; Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to convulsions.
          • ___ cough (chronic) bananas.
          • ___ Cracked tongue.  – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted.  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___Cramping Abdominal pain, cramping- brush your teeth. Researchers say cleaning your teeth twice daily for 2 minutes could cut the risk of tummy aches by up to 45%. Keeping gums in great shape means only healthy bacteria that don’t cause inflammation get into your system. Zinc lozenges help with cramps 3-9 daily (30 mg of zinc per day in supplemental form) also works, but may take up to 3 months to kick in. Also supposed to work for UTI. Eating a nutritious breakfast every morning helps prevent cramps.  A supplement conatining 1080 mg of EPA and 720 mg of DHA (the equiv. of 6 grams of fish oil) experience 37% fewer cramps after two cycles . The oils decreas the release of hormone-like substances that cause painful uterine contractions.   A fragrant abdominal massage with essential oils two days before your period can cut severe cramps 50%, recent research found. Thestudy-proven recipe: two drops of lavendar and one drop each of sage and rose mixed with 1 tsp of almond oil Lavender is absorbed by the skin and reacts like acetaminophen to relieve pain. Mix the oils into a dollop of unscented moisturizer, bfoe massaging into  skin.
          • ___ cravings for sweets antibiotics which can cause a yeast overgrowth can cause cravings. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. along with vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___Cramps- muscle- a squirt of mustard stops cramps fast.
          • ___Crohn’s Disease – which is abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion. (The symptoms are often exactly the same. If your doctor misdiagnoses  you as having Crohn’s Disease  , he may prescribe the anti-inflammatory Cortisone. This introduces steroids to the gut, which will increase the growth of Candida colonies. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further. ) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   
            ___ crying spells-
            antibiotics  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
            The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
            Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            ____ Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) – antibiotics can cause yeast infections- candida Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
            ___Cysts –
            Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
            yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • DDD
            ___ depression depression- (feeling of unhappiness, lack of energy, sense of worthlessness, no appetite or increased appetite, sleep problems, problems with concentration):  Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Magnesium deficiency. Common robbers of magnesium include female hormones, diuretics, raloxifene, tea/coffee, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin. Can also be a deficiency of B vitamins which gets depleted by antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, tea/coffee and female hormones.      AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet poisoning. Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens  depression. DEPRESSION is a side effect of  Aspartame (found in diet pop and numerous products) can mimic or worsen this 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms     Severe, unrelenting pain can cause depression.     Stress and depression can be caused by clutter. MSG is known to trigger   depression. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/205909-Link-between-having-clutter-and-depression Depression can be caused by calcium deficiency (Need to increase daily intake to 1000 mg calcium) Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,    Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, confusion, irritability, insecurity and fatigue. A list of sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings, Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservative   Foods for Depression http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/197637-Foods-that-lift-our-mood  )
            Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them. (See detox under weight loss and ctrl ‘f’.)
            Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners  hypothyroidism is a major cause for depression yet it is missed by doctors and antidepressants won’t help when the problem is hypothyroidism.  Depression is a condition caused by chemical changes in the brain. Surely life experiences can affect those chemical changes, making them worse or better. But at its root, depression involves brain chemistry. Many of the  symptoms  are also the same symptoms as those with depression. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
          • Magnesium is effective in treating depression and anxiety, and is being studied for its potential to “rewire” the brain to respond without fear and anxiety in cases of severe anxiety disorders like PTSD.
          • depression has been linked to  MSG poisoning     depression- food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies “Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.
          • -Fish oil capsules released manic depression in 65% of patients, often within a couple of weeks, according to a Harvard study. Fights Depression: Skimping on fish may depress you. Norman Salem Jr., a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, notes that populations consuming large amounts of fish have low rates of major depression. A lack of fish oil is linked to depression in alcoholics, people with multiple sclerosis and women with postpartum depression. Further, he says, some dieters who reduce overall fat, including fish fat, tend to get depressed.A recent Australian study of 21 depressed patients confirmed that the most severely depressed had imbalances of fatty acids in their blood and cell membranes. Evidence suggests DHA-type fish oil helps regulate serotonin, a neurotransmitter known for its “feel-good” qualities. Depressed people often have low levels of serotonin.
          • -Up to 38% of adults diagnosed with depression have low blood levels of folate  and respond less well to anti-depressant drugs, say researchers at Harvard. Adding  folate to the daily diet can help. Low blood levels of folate triple your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Folate foods :  broccoli. brussels sprouts. leafy green vegetables, such as raw cabbage, kale, spring greens and spinach. peas. chickpeas and kidney beans. liver (but avoid this during pregnancy)
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          • ___Dermatitis- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth)Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism    Caffeine raises blood pressure.
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          • DIABETES DIABETES
          • ___ diabetes See under high blood sugar  -Zinc deficiency which can be caused by coffee)   If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY- Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence    diabetics should never ever eat anything that contains high fructose corn sweeteners as they can lead to type 2 diabetes, inability to control blood sugar levels, (Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia) hypertension, weight gain, high triglyceride levels,and obesity. http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/208289-Fruit-Juices-what-is-in-them-that-you-should-avoid   AVOID:      Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet,     High Fructose Corn Syrup    Hypoglycemia or Low blood sugar can cause can cause shakiness, dizziness, sweating, hunger, pale skin color, sudden moodiness or behavior changes such as crying for no apparent reason, clumsy or jerky movements, difficulty paying attention or confusion, tingling sensations around the mouth.  A diabetic patient at a Princeton, NJ hospital, died from a diabetic stroke, apparently induced from over-consumption of the common food additive high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Admitted to to the hospital showing symptoms that included blurry vision and increased fatigue he started sweating and shaking all over, before expiring. Physicians warned the patient on multiple incidents regarding the danger of high fructose corn syrup (which is found in almost everything it seems).  American consumption of the additive has risen 1000% in the last twelve years. HFCS raised from farm corn, contributes to diabetes and cardiac disease  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/208201-Diabetes    Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens    Diabetes and Diabetic Complications 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms_ MSG is known to trigger diabetes. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.  Aspartame (found in diet pop and numerous products) can mimic or worsen diabetes.  Eating in restaurants has been linked to diabetes- MSG is one of the many things put into our food to make us think it tastes better.  Even if you ask the proprieter if they use any MSG they can tell you no because MSG goes by so many different names if you do not ask the right name they won’t tell you the truth!!!!! (Doctors in emergency rooms tell us that this excitotoxin along with Aspartame, are two of the most common reasons people of all ages end up there. Some hearts are worn out from repeated use of this killer ingredient it is  fatal and there is nothing else the ER can do to help.) Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes Maple Syrup helps control diabetes. Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.) Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners. Avoid sugar free drinks as they will have aspartame (nutrasweet) or other sweeteners that make a diabetic’s body think they are going to be getting sugar. When the body doesn’t get it, it makes it crave it much more. Whole Grains help control, treat and reverse diabetes. prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Whole wheat helps control diabetes and is linked to better blood pressure control. Flaxseed oil. Flax seed capsules good for  diabetes.   Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
            Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.
            Nuts unsalted helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat)
            .Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes walnuts chestnuts, seeds, peanuts, almonds which are also good for diabetes) diabetes –hypothyroidism is a major cause for diabetes This one is a shocker to most people but it’s true –low thyroid often precipitates diabetes and all of it’s potentially devastating complications.  (alpha lipoic acid  used to help diabetics interferes with the amount of active T3 your body makes).  If you are taking Diabetes Medications be sure  replace the following nutrients that are being taken from you.  Methylcobalamin 1,000 mcg per day and CoQ10 (100 mg twice daily.
             Stress can make blood sugar rise. (See stress)   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Exercise protects against  illnesses like diabetes, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s.  . When you get your heart to pump more blood, it sends more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. And lifting weights can improve cognitiv health, due to the brainpower spent on maintining proper form.
          • Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause dementia. See B12 foods.Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. To increase the amount of vitamin B12 in your diet, eat more of foods that contain it, such as: Beef, liver, and chicken. Fish and shellfish such as trout, salmon, tuna fish, and clams.  Low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese. Eggs.Vitamin B12 is generally not present in plant foods
          • Omega 3 fatty acid capsules, particularly DHA have been asociated with lower risk for dementia.
          • cooked (oatmeal) or dry cereals such as Raisin bran or bran flakes to help   battle diabetes while lowering cholesterol.  are nutritious, energy producing, and virtually fat free.
          • Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.. Excellent carbohydrate foods, if served with non-fat (skim) milk.  Add stewed or fresh fruits such as bananas, prunes, peaches, pears, apricots, berries   (these too control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes but be careful of bananas for diabetics as they have lots of sugar.) dates ,figs, raisins, or baked apple, along with wheat germ for an excellent for energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
          • One the most popular fruit, apples have a high pectin content and are very beneficial to diabetic patients. Pectin is found in the rind and in the pulp, and acts as a detoxifier of the body by supplying an excessive amount of galacturonic acid. This helps remove harmful waste from the bloodstream and can lower a diabetic’s insulin requirements by up to or even more than 35%. Besides being rich in pectin, apples are also rich in Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 prevents the damage of the brain cells that can occur due to diabetic acidosis.
          • Maple Syrup helps control diabetes.
          • Pasta, whole wheat Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories. Choose whole wheat pasta over white.
          • Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in “B” vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-100 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
          • B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-100 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
          • fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil  which helps with diabetes
          • Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat).  Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%.  Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics.
          • Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is  shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control  diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day  Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one).    Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.  but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.
          • Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.
          • whole grain flour should be chosen over white flour. (Whole wheat and whole grain cereals are also an important source of vitamin B complex & protein in the low-fat diet.)  AVOID WHITE FLOUR as it  raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.  Whole Grains in flour, bread and cereals help control diabetes. Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. The less flour eaten, the better     sweet rolls, rolls, muffins, buns, coffee cake.   cookies, cakes, and  crackers should be avoided  as they contain lard, butter and egg yolk.
          • They may contain transfat as they are expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Most of them, when pre-made, also contain high fructose corn sweeteners, which pack on weight much quicker than sugar. This combination can be deadly for a diabetic.
          • Thyme controls diabetes
          • VEGETABLES help control diabetes. Load up on vegetables. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. . which regulates your body’s production and elimination of cholesterol preventing overeating and slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes, while relieving stress. Stress can make blood sugar rise and slows down metabolism which causes weight gain. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.) Vegetables vitamin value is at peak when eaten raw. Since many of the vital vitamins and minerals in vegetables may be destroyed by cooking, the ideal use of raw vegetables is the most desirable for cholesterol lowering food. Vegetables are virtually fat free and contain no cholesterol, unless you add them. Prepare vegetables without butter or fat – use herbs or seasoning, instead. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
          • VEGETABLE SOUP- Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories.
          • Vegetables   vitamin value is at peak when eaten raw.   Since many of the vital vitamins and minerals in vegetables may be destroyed by cooking, the ideal use of raw vegetables is the most desirable for any menu, and especially for cholesterol lowering food. No fat or cholesterol is concerned unless specifically added. Vegetables are  virtually fat free and  contain no cholesterol. To prepare vegetables without butter or fat – use of herbs or seasoning.  Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
          • Diabetics especially should be careful with pineapple, grapes, bananas, dates and mangoes due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels  Coconut which is  very high in fat content and should be avoided
            Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins.. When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.
            How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.
          • Grapefruit protects the heart, stabilizes blood sugar to fight diabetes by helping to  relieve stress stabilizing blood sugar to keep the blood sugar from spiking , and helping  in weight loss.  . (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit can bring down the blood glucose level within a time span of just three days. Nutritionists recommend that anyone suffering from high blood sugar levels should be consuming at least three servings of grapefruit every day. HOWEVER There are certain drugs when ingested together, with grapefruit juice can interact with various medications, resulting in potentially toxic drug levels and adverse effects. Read all medications brochures and listen to your doctor.
            Grapefruit can also be used as a preventative measure against high blood sugar levels, especially when used in conjunction with a low fat, low-sugar, low-starch diet. Diabetic patients should experience a change in less than three months. (Again, be careful if your pharmacist and/or doctor has warned against drinking it .)
          • Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes. your body produces endorphins that reduce your sense of pain and effects your emotions. Because these endorphins make you feel good, you may even find that you actually crave more and increasingly hot peppers.  Cayenne
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          • Seaweed helps control diabetes.
          • Swanson tv dinners (and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
          • Vegetables help control diabetes. 
          • Vegetable soup  3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.  Soup and stew seasonings – Allspice, basil, bay leaves, caraway seeds, cayenne pepper, celery seed, chili powder, chives, cumin, dill, garlic, garlic powder, ginger, Italian herb seasoning, mace, marjoram, onion powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, poultry seasoning,sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, which controls diabetes, Tabasco sauce. Oregano  has antioxidants that boost the immune system, protecting us against germs and viruses. In fact, oregano has more antioxidants than berries and vegetables.
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          • (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.) MIVE
          • Load up on vegetables. Rich in soluble fiber, slows  absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes, while  relieving stress.  Stress can make blood sugar rise
          • Thyme, which helps control diabetes can be added to meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, tomatoes, salads, onions
          • Adrenal dysfunction can disrupt the body’s blood sugar metabolism, causing weakness, fatigue, and a feeling of being run down.
          • Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is  shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control  diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day  Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one). Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.  .but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.
            Canteloupe, grapefruit spiced peaches, watermelon, pears, prunes, apricots, cinnamon apples, spiced watermelon rind, applesauce, pomegranates cinnamon pears, pineapple pieces, broiled bananas (Season with Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, mace, mint, nutmeg.
          • Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins.. When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.
          •  Avocadoes .  Artichokes Asparagus Avocado. Beets (Magnesium rich helps stop angina.) Broccoli Brussel sprouts Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrots Cauliflower Celery, Chard Coleslaw (Use real mayonnaise if you can find it without high fructose corn sweeteners, AVOID salad dressing) Corn Cucumbers Dill pickles, unless there is too much salt, Turnip greens protects Mustard Greens, Lettuce Leeks Endive, Kale, Green beans, watercress, Onions Parsley are also good for the heart and diabetes in addition to lowering cholesterol. 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories Vegetables help control diabetes.
          • Avoid Top Ramen AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
          • AVOID! DoritoesAVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
          • AVOID! Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
          • B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
          •    Blood sugar can affect heart.
          • High blood sugar high blood sugar is linked to heart disease, whether you have diabetes or are just “working your way there”, by what you have been eating.
          • Stress can make blood sugar rise. take a walk in nature or look at picturs of nature or snap beautiful fall pictures- 10 min a day. It stimulates your brains frontal lobes, increasing the production fo energizing beta waves for up to 2 hours. It will also improvese your blood sugar control by 33%. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted.  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Stress can make blood sugar rise. (See stress)The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure. High blood sugar is linked to heart disease, whether you have diabetes or are just working your way there by what you are eating Here is a list of foods for the heart, cancer and for diabetes.Ear massages release focus enhancing neurotransmitter dopamine, helping you think clearly and concentrate for up to 90 min per 3 minute squeeze. Doing this befoe each meal cold reduce blood sugar swings by 30%. Stimulating pressure sensitive nerves in your ears relaxes and opens arteries, helping glucose to quickly reach the cells that need it.MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
          • Mayonnaise – protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing)
          • Cinnamon which is good for blood sugar also protects the heart. Adrenal dysfunction can disrupt the body’s blood sugar metabolism, causing weakness, fatigue, and a feeling of being run down.
          • Vanilla -smell at bedtime. Drift off 20 min faster and sleep sounder and reduce risk of blood sugar. Calms the adrenal glands to reduce the production of stress hormone cortisol
          • Almonds reduces risk of diabetes,
          • Fiber in the apple (medium apple 3g fiber and 72 calories. )slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes. Apples stabilize blood sugar.Apples are loaded with soluble fiber, which slows the digestion of food and the entry of glucose into the bloodstream. One group of researchers discovered that women who ate at least one apple a day were 28 percent less likely to develop diabetes than those who ate none.
          • Alcohol depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium both needed for the heart and and diabetics desparately need to help reverse diabetes. B-100 complex is needed by diabetics .
          • ACCENT FLAVOR ENHANCER- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. MSG goes by many names. See MSG below
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            ___ Diaper Rash –  rashes and itching in infants (Your doctor might misdiagnose your child with Diaper Rash when it is actually Candida, because the symptoms are often exactly the same. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
            ___ diarrhea (chronic) diarrhea: 1 tsp of raw honey with each meal will cut your recovery time in half, if your bowels are loose thanks to rich stores of anti-inflammaroty enzymes, which soothe digestive tract inflammation, calm intestinal spasms and improve fluid absorption. chocolate can curb diarrhea. Plain dark chocolate contains the most catechins and epicatechin, as well as a small amount of dietary fiber. The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast on chocolate.        can be a zinc deficiency which can be brought on by anti- inflammatories, antibiotics (which cause yeast infections) , antacids, coffee, ulcer/heartburn meds, diuretics, and estrogen drugs used for birth control and menopause. Many things including stress can cause diarrhea.The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. Caffeine raises blood pressure.  A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
            ___ digestive system Antibiotics can wreck your digestive system. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.   For good digestion share the things you are thnakful for  because gratitude prompts the release of painkilling endorphins and increases the productiion of digestive enzymes, reducing belly pain by an impressive 70%.  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  Caffeine raises blood pressure. Read about antibiotics and steroids in milk that are passed on to your body when you drink milk, eat butter or eat beef that has been given antibiotics. It is the same thing for chicken-they feed them the growth hormone to get them to market quicker:  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=205162 
          • SEE DIGESTION
          • ___ dizziness or lightheadedness 
            Some causes:
          • Iron-deficiency anemia (which can be caused by coffee).Iron deficiency causes : Fatigue, pale skin, brittle nails, heart arrhythmias, dizziness, heavy arms and legs, and general weakness.
          • Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet
          • High Fructose Corn Sweeteners.Check all labels
          • MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
          • caffeine-The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • smoking
          • alcohol
          • stress-
          • excessive fatigue
          • Splenda (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/ and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php  ).
          • Sodium- A meal high in salt, may induce an attack. Avoid snack chips. A low salt diet is very helpful to reduce the attacks of vertigo.
          • MENIERE’S -(dizziness where the room feels like it is spinning, tinnitus-ringing in the ears, nausea, hearing loss)
          • Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
          • Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to dizziness.
          • low blood sugar
          • ulcers
          • acoustic neuroma isn’t as uncommon as once thought.  Anyone with continuing dizziness is encouraged to have an MRI.
          • Antibiotics can cause dizziness. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins.
          • atherosclerosis
          • diabetes
          • ear wax buildup
          • vertigo
          • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,
          • inflammation of the inner ear
          • migraine headaches
          • a result of using specific medications
          • overmedication
          • low-blood-pressure readings (hypotension)-dizziness when standing suggests that   blood pressure is too low.
          • Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders
          • nerve damage to the legs
          • inner-ear abnormalities
          •  anxiety
          • inappropriate diet
          • excessive salt consumption
          • obesity
          • lack of exercise
          • Lyme disease- No two patients have the same symptoms, which come and go: Chronic pain, exhaustion, brain fog, poor memory, insomnia, yeast infections, twitches, trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety, back/neck pain, neuropathy, migraines, dizziness, muscle/joint pain, cramps, bladder or testicular pain, urethritis, buzzing, sound sensitivity, eye or ear pain, air hunger and irregular heartbeat. That’s for starters.
            Don’t assume there has to be a tick bite, followed by a bullseye rash. That rash only occurs in 50 percent of people, and most won’t ever see a tick, some of which are the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Besides, ticks are not the only way to get infected. Lyme is carried by fleas, biting flies, lice, mosquitoes and dust mites. Kissing or having sex with someone who has Lyme may cause transmission. Some people carry Lyme even though they’re asymptomatic and well. Oh, and it can remain dormant for months to years. If you have a long history of health issues, with symptoms that change daily or monthly, but never go away, I’d seriously consider Lyme testing by a lab that specializes in it, for example Galaxy, Igenex, Fry or Advance Labs. Galaxy Labs only tests for Bartonella, so for initial screening I recommend Igenex or Fry labs. Inaccurate results by regular labs may produce a false negative, so you think you don’t have Lyme when you do. Years of misery could ensue. The medical disparity between testing labs is unfathomable so I urge you to test using one of my suggested labs. They’re expensive, but worth it. Read about the test: http://www.dearpharmacist.com/tag/urethritis/

WHAT MAY HELP WITH SOME OF THE ABOVE:

          • A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) 
          • calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
          • B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response (when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, your threshold for anxiety / stress lowers)The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Selenium
          • Get regular sleep and remain physically active. 
          • To weed out toxins- use air filter, drinking filter and  go organic to weed out the toxins.

___ drowsiness– Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to  drowsiness .
___ dry mouth 
-Can also be brought on by stress.  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Avoid MSG. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ dry skin-  may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
___  Ear infections. – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ Eczema- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. eczema may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted     eczema flare up – Caffeine raises blood pressure. food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora. Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body. Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.
___ Edema (Fluid Retention or bloating) Can be caused by medication taken for pain, such as Neurontin. AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, Splenda and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). Causes weight to go up and down on the scales. Splenda- (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/  and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php

___Energy energy- pumpkin seeds–   Iron and copper-improves energy (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)   CoQ10 appears to increase energy levels in older people and to strengthen the immune system. CoQ10 is safe, effective and works well with other antioxidants for preventive and therapeutic benefits. no energy?   – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___EpilepsyAspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Epilepsy. 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms_  Many people have reported   epileptic-like seizures, after ingesting aspartame.
erectile dysfunction
zinc deficiency can be brought on by anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antacids, coffee drinking, ulcer/heartburn meds, diuretics, and estrogen drugs used for birth control and menopause. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ excessive thirst can be caused by aspartame or diabetes. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence

EYES EYES  vision
___ eye conditions- ___Eyesight -Tuna Prevents cataracts and strengthens your eyesight. If something, such as stress or medication is going on, your body is depleted of vitamins you must work to get them back in there. (It is like running a car without oil. You won’t for long because it will start breaking down.) Eyes need vitamins. Glaucoma has been found to be treatable with higher doses of vitamin C. and Paul Harvey touts a brand of vitamin, containing luetin for ocular nutrition for macular degeneration. (vitamin C and B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins. Higher doses will not hurt you as they are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day. What your body doesn’t need, it gets rid of.) Zinc is an essential trace mineral or “helper molecule.” It plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eye, mostly in the retina and choroid, the vascular tissue layer lying under the retina.Zinc deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY- Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence  Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage eyes.
___ eyelids inner inflammation
Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to inflammation of the inner eyelids

___ eyelids swollen -may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

___ Eye pain– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).
yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

___Eye Sty or cyst- eat a hardboiled egg

___ eyes puffy -puffy eyes EYE TREATMENTS Under Eye Mask Homemade gel under eye masks are one of my favorite treatments for puffy eyes. You make these yourself with gelatin, which is rich in collagen. Here is a DIY recipe for a de-puffing eye mask. The green tea imparts a touch of caffeine which helps remove dark circles: Mix together one tablespoon chilled Manuka honey with one tablespoon prepared green tea. Add unflavored gelatin powder to desired consistency. Spoon onto a cucumber (sliced in half) and apply under your eyes for 10 minutes.Glowing SkinSoak a clean face cloth in a cup of cold milk that has 3 drops of essential oil of lavender. Wring out and drape the cloth over your face. Relax with it for 10 minutes then rinse your face, tone and moisturize like normal. This brightens and moisturizes your skin, giving you a luminous glow and relaxed sensation.

Get Rid of Red If you put an ice cube into a paper towel and apply it under your eyes for 5 minutes, the red puffiness of ‘bedroom eyes’ will vanish for a little bit. Then you can apply your eye cream and concealer and look fresh and happy.

EYES EYES end

FFF
___
Facial pressure or tightness -tightness in respiratory area, temporary tightness or partial paralysis (Skin) AVOID: MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
___ fast heartbeat     – Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___fatigue (tiredness)– often in a severe state of exhaustion.   May be low thyroid, iron-deficiency anemia can be caused by coffee or a deficiency of CoQ10 (ubiquinol)a life-sustaining antioxidant that gets demolished by  hundreds of popular medications including statin cholesterol drugs (such as  Zocor, Mevacor, Lipitor, Crestor, etc ), metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers, and diuretics can affect your entire cardiovascular system ) . See the “Big List of Drugs that Mug CoQ10” for free at   www.SuzyCohen.com could also be related to a deficiency of B vitamins which gets depleted by female hormones (menopause and birth control), antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, and tea/coffee. Avoid: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet. Fatigue can also result from cosmetics, fabric softener, canned tuna, to name a few. Read more… http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/208563-Mercury-Poisoning-in-everyday-things   TRY: 1 T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help with fatigue as vinegar contains potassium. 200 mg each of Coenzyme Q10 and Ginkgo Biloba can reduce symptoms.   Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as fatigue. A list of sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings , Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservatives.  Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners.

gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to fatigue-

If a person feels constantly drained and exhausted, the culprit may be weak adrenals. Adrenal insufficiency is sometimes linked to chronic fatigue. In some fatigued patients, thyroid problems may overlap adrenal problems.

The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ feelings of severe worthlessness – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
___ fibromyalgia Symptoms of Fibromyalgia syndrome sound much like those who are diagnosed with lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Consumption of high fructose corn syrup leads to an increase in the concentration of uric acid, a waste product found in urine produced by the liver. An elevated concentration of uric acid may be a symptom of heart disease; a high uric acid concentration in the body is a sign of gout, a disease that spreads throughout the body producing crystal-like structures in joints. Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout. http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/208289-Fruit-Juices-what-is-in-them-that-you-should-avoid AVOID: Aspartame, NutraSweet, Equal which can cause joint pain.  Caffeine (Caffeine can also cause   Rapid heartbeat, irritability, anxiety and nervousness, dehydration from diuresis (that irksome need to pee in large quantities, indigestion, lack of concentration, muscle twitching. The aching, itchy ears, muscle twitching, restless legs and arms syndrome can be caused by caffeine. ) Caffeine raises blood pressure. Aspartame (found in diet pop, sugar free product and numerous other products) can mimic or worsen symptoms of fibromyalgia   if one does in fact have . Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Fibromyalgia,  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms Why Has Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Reached Epidemic Proportions? http://www.msgtruth.org/avoid.htm  Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms following discontinuation of dietary excitotoxins.All had complete, or nearly complete, resolution of their symptoms within months after eliminating monosodium glutamate (MSG) or MSG plus aspartame from their diet. MSG and aspartate, act as excitatory neurotransmitters, and can lead to neurotoxicity when used in excess.CONCLUSIONS: The   elimination of MSG and other excitotoxins from the diets of patients   with fibromyalgia offers a benign treatment option that has the  potential for dramatic results in a subset of patients.  MSG, going by different names is found in just about anything -Doritoes and other chips, jar gravy, tv dinners; most processed foods, etc. Almost all restaurants and fast foods are saturated with MSG but can truthfully tell you there is none in the food as MSG goes by numerous other names! That fast food that seems such a bargain, is no bargain when it destroys your health.

fibromyalgia may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

*Fibromyalgia like pain from aspartame serious symptoms mimic Fibromyalgia so well that most doctors misdiagnose patients with it when in reality it is from drinking diet pop or using other “sugar free” products containing the ingredient or from eating things with MSG

___ Flatulence antibiotics Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Flu-like symptoms- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) along with vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ fluid  retention  – Medications – certain drugs, including high blood pressure medication (antihypertensives), corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are known to cause fluid retention.  (A few different types of NSAIDs are   Aspirin (Bayer, Bufferin, Excedrin), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), Naproxen (Aleve). All anti-inflammatory drugs, whether they are prescribed or over-the-counter, can make you retain fluid.  A high salt intake or the body’s reaction to hot weather may also cause one to retain water.   IMPORTANT: Ibuprofen may make immune cells slguggish, slowing recovery after viral infections like colds, influenza and COVID-19. Try Tylenol first.)

When the body holds fluid, it pools in the hands and feet. It can spike your blood pressure to dangerously high levels. Another big issue is gastric bleeding. Many people don’t realize that over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs are responsible for about 19,000 deaths each year. Fluid retention may be a symptom of serious underlying conditions, including:
Kidney disease – such as nephrotic syndrome and acute glomerulonephritis Heart failure – if the heart does not pump effectively, the body compensates in various ways. It starts to retain fluid and increase the volume of blood. This results in congestion of the veins, enlargement of the liver, and the accumulation of fluid in body cavities like the abdominal cavity (ascites) and in subcutaneous tissues, causing swelling (oedema) of the legs. (Be very careful of salt! Processed food and restaurant food is overdosing us on salt. From that can of vegetables to the wheat and parsley salad you get from a buffet restaurant that attracts vegetarians, salt and MSG is dumped into almost everything.To help with fluid retention calcium and vitamin D and vitamin B1 (thiamine) help the body to excrete excess fluids  include brown rice and red meat which are good sources of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and  fresh fruits and low-fat dairy foods  for B5  (pantothenic acid).  (Be careful trying to get all your fruit from smoothies as you wont’ get the fiber your body needs to get rid of toxins.)

___ Focus See memory
___ Forearms burning sensation-
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)  burning sensation in the forearms.  Crisps, snacks and convenience foods, including seasonings have a high MSG content.
___ Frequent colds and flu – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).   Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism     The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.   Garlic  . Don’t toss whole cloves of garlic into hot oil. The most potent garlic is pressed.  To release the flavor firmly so always press firmly (smash) with the side of the knife before chopping.  Instead, mince (chop finely)  and set it aside for 10 minutes. This will start a chemical reaction, producing a healthy compound that   helps with cholesterol problems   keeping colds away! NOTE:  garlic is a bloodthinner so be sure to check with your doctor about eating garlic if you are on bloodthinners or if you are having surgery (usually must d/c all garlic 3 days to one week prior to surgery) but in general it is good to keep your blood thin, so for most it is healthy. Freezing garlic saves it from getting old and sprouting.

___Fungal infections of the nails & skin- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure. Garlic   has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects, and some studies show that it can stop blood clots from forming in your arteries. It’s also an easy spice to add into your diet: Try it in pasta sauce, on pizza, roasted with other vegetables, or finely chopped in homemade spreads.

___ Fungal rash. Antibiotics which can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism . Garlic   has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects, and some studies show that it can stop blood clots from forming in your arteries. It’s also an easy spice to add into your diet: Try it in pasta sauce, on pizza, roasted with other vegetables, or finely chopped in homemade spreads.

GGG

___Gargle- see sore throat. 

___ Gastroenteritis – which is abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion. (The symptoms are often exactly the same. If your doctor misdiagnoses  you as having Gastroenteritis, he may prescribe the anti-inflammatory Cortisone. This introduces steroids to the gut, which will increase the growth of Candida colonies. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further. ) Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.  (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ glaucoma MSG is known to trigger   glaucoma. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.

___glutes glutes butt butt – Glutes- the muscles that share your rear end. Sitting down a nd standing up acts as workout for works out the large muscle around your hips and knees which takes pressur off sore joints. Simply stand up out of a chair and st back down  10 times in a row, three times daily.  Every time you stand up you are strengthening your glutial muscles-those tht extend from your rear end around your hips- and that could increase knee and hips strenth by  30%.

___ goiter- may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  
___ growth retardation – Zinc deficiency (can be caused by coffee. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence

HHH

___ hair hair  Nurtients for thick hair 1000 mg of Vitamin C per day strengthens and helps build strand fortifying collagen, which can reverse the damage that makes hair look think It also sputs the output of feel good hormone serotin so you’re 45% happier.

            •   hair loss hair loss
            • Fill in bald spots and boost energy. B12-circulation boosting vitamin helps deliver nutrient rich blood and oxygen to hair follicles to regrow sparse spots. B12 helps the brain produce  motivating dopamines to ramp up  energy.  500 mcg a day Zinc deficiency which be caused by coffee or could be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
            • 500 mg of Ashwagandha daily curbed stress, boosign hormones by 70% in one week This in turn reduces the inflammation in the body that can weaken hair follicles and trigger excess shedding.
          • transient hair loss is a common side effect of Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism) low thyroid can cause hair loss,
          • Vitamin D deficiency zinc deficiency (eat 2 eggs a day to help)…. too much zinc can cause it
          • Red Ginseng  for sparse spots in hair. It increases hair growth to “fill in” bald spots-it is so effective, it has been compared to Minoxidil. Mix the liquid from a ginseng capsule (like Natures Bounty ginseng complex, iherb,com with 2 TBS of olive oil and a rub. For thicker hair -thyme dissoves the clogging build up

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___ Halitosis- Bad breath If you brush twice a day and floss–could be bronchitis, acid reflux* or a sinus infection. Mouth rinses containing either antibacterial or odor-neutralizing agents will work but they are likely to stain your teeth. Instead try products made with chlorine dioxide and zinc, such as TheraBreath and Pro Fresh. Eating yougurt may help reduce the bacteria on the tongue that cause bad breath. 1/2 c. of sugarless yogurt twice a day for 6 weeks had lower level of bacterai in their mouth than before they started. You can use a tongue scraper (sold in drug stores) twice  a day-morning and night.  Drink a cup of tea a day to keeep your breath smelling sweet Polyphenols in tea prevent the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath.   *Persistent halitosis can be one of the first signs of infection with H. pylori, a bactera thta causes 90% of ulcers and increases the risk of stomach cancer.  If bloating and humber pains accompany halitosis be sure to tel your doctor (acid reflux). Symptoms of GERD: excessive belching, a sour taste int he mouth, regurgitation, bad breath.   Not enough salivia (common in older people) -when mouth is dry, bactera thrive. Leftoover food particles feed bacteria and break down releasing sulpher as bad breath. Dentures, receding gums and oral problems from diabetes etc. You don’t want a mouthwash with alcohol as it dries out your mouth contributing to bad breath. Eat carrots, which clean teeth, parsley breath ..All-spice – mouthwash    Stinky cheese will get a hold on your breath andn don’t let go- Cambembert, Roquefort and blue cheese. t Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)    B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___Hay fever symptoms– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ headache–   Feverfew sometimes prevents migraines. You have to stay with it for several weeks as it taks that long to work. The lavel should state that it contians 2.2% parthenolide (the acive ingredient.)rAntibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedIron-deficiency anemia  which can be caused by  coffee Over the counter painkillers (taken three times a week or more) shuts down the brains pain control mechanisms and pain comes back stronger. Headaches/migraines can also be brought on by stress, diuretics, MSG, Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/Nutrasweet. Many people have reported  headaches after ingesting aspartame. MSG poisoning has been linked to headaches, It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. Going to the mountains may help clear up headaches. MSG is known to trigger migraine headache.  (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/ and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedMany people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), guanosine and sodium 5-ribonucleotide produce headaches. Crisps, snacks and convenience foods, including seasonings have a high MSG content. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism- headache is a common side effectof Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism )
Gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to headaches.

Caffeine raises blood pressure.

Magnesium helps with migraines.  For a migraine place an ice pack across both sides of the neck and base of the trhorad for 30 min-pain plummets for 77% of them The ice packs coold the caretid arteries responsible for bringing blood to the brain–and cooler blood dials down migraine pain.   crtl f for migraine

The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted.

headache –

          • food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora. Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body. Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult. “Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.
          • Mint (phytomedicine) 6 drops of peppermint into an ounce of unschente lotion to neck, forhead and temples.
          • Java coffee
          • Soothe pain nerves relax spasming scalp muscles and boos blood flow to tame swelling

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___Hearing loss– take a supplement that contains high doses of vitamins A,C, E and magnesium may help prevent hearing loss that reults from noise. Thsi mix seems to prevent the cell damage that can lead to hearng loss- Otolaryngologist Univ of Michigan Medical Center

HEART HEART

          • Coenzyme Q10 (Dozens of popular medications rob your body of  CoQ10 including Cholesterol drugs, like Zocor, Mevacor, Lipitor, Crestor, etc  your entire cardiovascular system) You need C0Q10 for energy and immunity.
          • ___ heart arrhythmias (irregular heart rate associated with thyroid dysfunction)- Magnesium deficiency which can be brought on by such things as  female hormones, diuretics, raloxifene, tea/coffee, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin. A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNFα which  contributes to pain. ( TNFα well-known cytokine -our God-given cancer and infection fighter) which causes cancer cells to commit suicide!)Magnesium is so critical to the heart that ER doctors give it to heart attack victims!  magnesium deficiency (can be caused by coffee) MSG is known to trigger   arrhythmia,  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.heart problems  tachycardia arrhythmia has been linked to  MSG poisoning.
          • The start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in March is always associated with a small spike in heart attacks, according to two different studies from the American Journal of Cardiology (2013) and the New England Journal of Medicine (2008).
          • ___ heart– feels like it is going to beat out your chest- Several antibiotics will cause this.  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
            The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
            Caffeine raises blood pressure. RED TEA also known as African Red Bush
            protects the tiny capillaries that lead to you heart preventing microvasuclar complications like kidney failure
          • Cardiac health- need omega 3s  Amp up your omega-3 intake with salmon, halibut, sardines, kale, Brussels sprouts, flax seeds and walnuts.  Choose healthy oils: Replace refined omega-6 rich vegetable oils with a good-quality extra-virgin olive oil.
          • CoQ10 CoQ10  Coenzyme Q10 antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. CoQ10 is found in virtually all cells of the body. It supports energy production in cells and is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells against damaage. Iur bodies can synthesize CoQ10, but it deteriorates over time and becomes more difficult to make as we age. Stress, medications, and poor diet can put you at risk for a deficiency of this nutrient. Low levels of CoQ10 may increase risk for cancer, heart disease, periodontal diseae and other health problems. Numerous studies have been done on CoQ10 and the heart and the results are impressive. Studies with CoQ10 show it may help congestive heart failure and angina attacks. CoQ10 appears to increase energy levels in older people and to strengthen the immune system. CoQ10 is safe, effective and works well with other antioxidants for preventive and therapeutic benefits.   [Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for “pain stopping” nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)   Dear Pharmacist Column on 9/1/2007 SUZY COHEN said that statin cholesterol reducers (Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Advicor) deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10 causing muscle aches, cramps, weakness and heart disease, among other things. Replenishing the body with CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or its activated form, “ubiquinol” usually makes people feel better within a matter of days, allowing “many to continue their statin, where they would normally find it intolerable. A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNFα which  contributes to pain. ( TNFα well-known cytokine -our God-given cancer and infection fighter) which causes cancer cells to commit suicide!)    http://dearpharmacist.com/page.php?37 to see if you take a drug mugger and learn what nutrients to restore.
          • L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.) PROTEIN-  Think eggs, fish poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat when possible )
          • Heart- OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
          • guard against heart disease.–250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
          • fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil fish oil, skin improving, its supposed to help arthritis. Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
          • 400 mcg of folate in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)
          • Helps control fat storage hormones- helps lose weight.
          • Heart Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don’t keep the AC too cool.)
          •   ___ HEART DISEASE -Zinc deficiency  which can be caused by coffee. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY- Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence  
          • CoQ-10 Dear Pharmacist Column on 9/1/2007 SUZY COHEN  said that  statin cholesterol reducers (Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Advicor) deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10 causing  heart disease, . Replenishing the body with CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or its activated form, “ubiquinol” usually makes people feel better within a matter of days, allowing “many to continue their statin, where they would normally find it intolerable.  http://dearpharmacist.com/page.php?37   to see if you take a drug mugger and learn what nutrients to restore.
          • heart failure-  from Iron-deficiency anemia can be caused by coffee)    Exercise cuts risk of heart attack.
          • ___ heartbeat rapid  – Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to rapid heartbeat.
            Serious side effects of Synthroid (doctor prescribes for  hypothyroidism ) are rapid heart beat   a cause for patients to notify their doctors immediately.
            ___ heart irregularities
            MSG poisoning has been linked to  heart irregularities.   It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.
            ___  heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms  All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas.. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don’t know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart.   Antibiotics can cause. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedor you become more sensitive.
            Caffeine raises blood pressure. AVOID:MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, Splenda, Diet Soda,over the counter meds that cause drowsiness (for example Actifed),Caffeine dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage,Regular soft drinks or any food with high fructose corn sweetners (See uric acid and gout linked to heart and it causes joint problems. Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout. ), (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/ and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php heart palpitations and arrhythmias  may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. (High fructose corn sweeteners  has been linked to heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks)http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=208289 Can also be brought on by stress.
          • Grapefruit protects the heart, stabilizes blood sugar to fight diabetes by helping to  relieve stress stabilizing blood sugar to keep the blood sugar from spiking , and helping  in weight loss.  . (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit can bring down the blood glucose level within a time span of just three days. Nutritionists recommend that anyone suffering from high blood sugar levels should be consuming at least three servings of grapefruit every day. There are certain drugs when ingested together, with grapefruit juice can interact with various medications, resulting in potentially toxic drug levels and adverse effects. Read all medications brochures and listen to your doctor.
            Grapefruit can also be used as a preventative measure against high blood sugar levels, especially when used in conjunction with a low fat, low-sugar, low-starch diet. Diabetic patients should experience a change in less than three months. (Again, be careful if your doctor has warned against drinking it .)
          • ___ heart problems– Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) Also, Potassium lives in all of our cells, and you need it to move your muscles and make your heart beat in perfect rhythm. Without enough potassium on board, your muscles will cramp (and remember, your heart is a muscle). Potassium seems to protect the brain from ischemic injury (like a stroke). One cup of papaya or french green beans have much higher amounts of natural potassium compared to one banana, a fruit that is high in sugar and prone to fungal disease at the plantation.     Hair sprays may contain butane, which is known to affect the heart.   Caffeine raises blood pressure. Others say caffeine protects agains heart disease in women over 65. They aren’t sure if its the coffee or the caffeine, but caffeine contributes to bone loss in older women so keepintake low and consume at least 1200 mg of calcium daily.
          • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID

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Heartburn- see Acid Reflux

___ Hemorrhoids- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida)Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted   Caffeine raises blood pressure.  OPIATES cause hemorrhoids

___ high blood pressure -Caffeine raises blood pressure.potassium is well-documented to help regulate blood pressure. (1.) Gently roll a tennis ball over tight muscles as a quick and effective way to lower your blood pressure. Roll the ball over your arms or put it between your shoulder blades and move yourself up and down against a wall. 2.) Embrace a loved one for just 20 seconds safeguards your blood pressure for hours. Hugging affects a host of brain neurotransmitters that calm us down. If you are taking Blood Pressure Medications:           Be sure  replace the Trace Minerals nutrients that are being taken from you. Nuts are linked to better blood pressure control.  Soy nuts– 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points. Petting a pet for several minutes a day is proven to lower blood pressure, anything soothing done daily should help.

High blood pressure is one of the major vascular disorders that can be helped by magnesium. Magnesium is a key element in maintaining healthy body functioning and one of the few natural substances that has been studied extensively in scientifically studies. Most mainstream doctors know little about magnesium and never think about replacing it–even when giving patients antihypertensive drugs that wash magnesium from their bodies. 75% of people in Western societies are magnesium deficient. If magnesium were properly included in the mainstream medical approach to hypertension, it would save people hundreds and health-care systems millions of dollars a year.  As the causes of stroke are the same as the causes of heart disease and high blood pressure, the foods that help prevent these conditions are also indicated for preventing strokes. Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ high blood sugar- see diabetes

The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.

          • FRUITS TO PROTECT THE HEART
          • XXX   Bilberry, Blueberries, Citrus fruits, Cranberries, Cherries, Pumpkin, Tangerine, Lemons, Limes, Nashi Pears, Peaches, Prunes, White Grapes , Grapes Kiwi, Mangos, Plums, Raisins also help protect the heart.
          •   XXX grapefruit spiced peaches, watermelon, pears, prunes, apricots, cinnamon apples, spiced watermelon rind, applesauce, pomegranates cinnamon pears, pineapple pieces, broiled bananas. helps lower diabetes risk and good for cholesterol
          • Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one). Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. .but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.
          • Lots of fresh raw veggies and fruits-
          • XXX Was this about heart?Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories . peas, barley, carrots oats, and beans are Sweet potatoes protects heart. Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. ) Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)Vegetables Beet root 25 , Broad bean 12,Brussels Sprout 24 , Cabbage 11, Carrot 12 , Cauliflower 18 Corn 952 Yam Onion 15 10 Pea 135 Green Peppers Pea Pods Peas Peppers Potatoes Squash Yellow peppers, spring onion protect the heart.

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___ high homocysteine : It could be tied to low glutathione, a powerful antioxidant needed to detoxify poisons in your body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of glutathione.

___Hives – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida); Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted MSG is known to trigger hives. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.
Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them. Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners.
yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
___ hot flashes- parsley and garlic , hot flashes are a common side effect of Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism)
___ hyperactivity- Antibiotics which can cause an overgrowth of yeast.  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
Caffeine raises blood pressure. ___hyperventilation– Magnesium deficiency can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___ hypertension- Magnesium deficiency can be caused by, coffee. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ hypoparathyroidism  – magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___ hypothyroidism – gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to hypothyroidism. Synthroid for years for hypothyroidism hair falls out and thins if the dosage is too little, too much and he gains a ton of weight. As for me, to keep weight down, my diet is largely brocolli, cauliflower, cabbages, and everything this article says is wrong!  I have been hungry lots of times trying to just not gain.  Losing was hopeless.

Many have commented that they can gain weight just from smelling food. Some peole do gain weight even though they eat very little.

The following was re-done as some have said they want to take this to their doctor to make it easier to talk to them.

If you find a doctor who is willing to do proper testing, please let me know as others are asking who they can go to, to be tested.

Maybe you know someone who has suffered from the following and want to pass it along to help them know there is help to feel better.

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Suzy-Cohen who writes the column “Dear Pharmacist” received a letter from someone saying that she is constantly fatigued, her hair is thinning, and she is gaining weight. Her doctor says that she hashypothyroidism and prescribed Synthroid. The reader wanted  information about thyroid medications and natural ways to help herself.

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) causes your body to slow down. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that regulate the body’s energy. In this way, the thyroid indirectly affects everything from muscles, bones and skin, to the digestive tract, heart and brain.   When thyroid hormone levels are low, organs and internal systems slow down, creating a wide range of symptoms. Hypothyroidism is an extremely common cause for weight gain and it’s easy to correct.  Yet, approximately  12 million Americans have hypothyroidism due to improper testing

However, if proper testing is done and you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you can easily be treated to restore thyroid hormone levels to normal.

  There are about 40 possible  symptoms related to low thyroid, including:

          • fatigue  (fatigue- May also be a deficiency of CoQ10 [ubiquinol]. This life-sustaining antioxidant gets demolished by hundreds of medications including statin cholesterol drugs, metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers and diuretics.Suzy posted The Big List Of Drugs That Mug CoQ-10 for free at her website.)
          • hair loss
          • weight gain and/or can’t lose weight
          • muscle aches
          • fibromyalgia
          • anxiety
          • irritability
          • allergies
          • goiter
          • depression-  hypothyroidism is a major cause for depression yet it is missed by doctors and antidepressants won’t help when the problem is hypothyroidism.  Depression is a condition caused by chemical changes in the brain. Surely life experiences can affect those chemical changes, making them worse or better. But at its root, depression involves brain chemistry. Many of the  symptoms  are also symptoms of depression.
          • swollen eyelids
          • brittle nails
          • infertility
          • constipation…see Parkinson’s also
          • menstrual irregularities
          • constant infections
          • yeast overgrowth
          • psoriasis
          • eczema
          • dry skin
          • heart palpitations and arrhythmias
          • high cholesterol
          • trouble concentrating
          • memory impairment (forgetfulness)  ( However, memory loss may also be a deficiency of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) due to any one of  hundreds of medications including statin cholesterol drugs, metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers and diuretics. Suzy posted The Big List Of Drugs That Mug CoQ-10 for free at her website.)
          • cold intolerance ( feeling cold for no good reason )
          • low libido (reduced sexual desire)
          • diabetes –hypothyroidism is a major cause for diabetes This one is a shocker to most people but it’s true –low thyroid often precipitates diabetes and all of it’s potentially devastating complications.  (alpha lipoic acid  used to help diabetics interferes with the amount of active T3 your body makes).

Some old school physicians are still drawing blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) as the sole method to evaluate thyroid function.   People are often told they have “normal” thyroid levels, based upon their “normal” TSH. However, TSH is a brain hormone and has nothing to do with intracellular (mitochondrial) levels of active thyroid hormone called “T3.” TSH is incapable of telling you or your doctor what’s happening inside your cells. It’s fine to check as part of a comprehensive profile, but not by itself.  You see, TSH may very well be normal, while T3, (the hormone you want) is desperately low.   TSH is simply a messenger hormone, it’s not active although levels are ideal around 0.1 to 1.0 mIU/l. Regardless of your misery, you may still be told you’re okay, because your TSH is okay. Big mistake! Huge!

 The thyroid produces two hormones, T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones influence the rate at which every cell, tissue and organ in your body functions.  If you have hypothyroidism, however, your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Blood levels of T3 and T4 remain low.  In hypothyroidism, there’s not enough free T4 in the blood. (only a small amount of T4 is “free” and available for immediate use. )People who feel fantastic have adequate levels of T3 inside their cells.

          1. Measuring a “free T3” gives you relevant, usable data. Suzy Cohen, says she’d shoot for 3.5 to 4.2 pg/ml. During the same blood test, you should also measure T4 (which is inactive hormone, but it converts to T3). This is important to ascertain because it gives you a gauge to see how much hormone is available to eventually become active.
          2. Evaluating blood levels of Reverse T3 also called “Reverse thyronine” (abbreviated as “rT3”)  is equally important. Reverse T3 is a mirror image of active T3. Elevated rT3 causes all the symptoms of clinical hypothyroidism mentioned. It’s often high in people with heavy metals.

Together, the TSH, free T4 and T3 tests can establish a diagnosis and  also indicate how severe your problem is. (TSH test If your TSH level is high, you are hypothyroid. If TSH levels are below normal, you are hyperthyroid: Your thyroid gland is making too much thyroid hormone.)
Suzy Cohen lectures around the world, and still meets physicians who dismiss rT3.   When rT3 is high, that means it  prevents  (T3) from entering the cell. The net result of elevated rT3 is you feel like zombie. But again, if your TSH is normal, or if your rT3 is never measured, you will be dismissed as normal!


To diagnose hypothyroidism,
your doctor will perform  blood tests and a  physical examination to assess the size of your thyroid by feeling around your neck along with  checking for physical signs of hypothyroidism, such as coarse hair or hair loss, dry or yellowish skin, and pale or puffy appearance. Your weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure will also be checked.

To replace the hormone your thyroid gland is not making enough of:

          • Your doctor can prescribe “Armour Thyroid” for you, which may work better because  NDT drugs provide both T4 and T3 in one pill.
          • Your physician can also prescribe plain “T3  compounded”  if that is more appropriate for your individual case. Progressive doctors can call the local compounding pharmacy (There is The Apothecary located  just west of  51st and Sheridan 6136 E 51st St, Tulsa) to have them prepare a special formula of natural thyroid hormone for you.  Dosage is individual, and based on your blood work, symptoms, and basal body temperature (your body’s lowest temperature during sleep). 
          • Doctors often prescribe Synthroid  (sold generically as levothyroxine) which provides your body with a precursor to thyroid hormone called T4.  Your body converts T4 into T3 which is really what you want because  T3 does all the work for you.   T3 is active thyroid hormone.  All thyroid medications should be taken on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning unless otherwise directed.  It is usually taken orally or sometimes sublingually.

HOWEVER,  Suzy Cohen (Dear Pharmacist)  prefers natural dessicated thyroid (NDT) for medication treatment, such as Nature-Throid, and Armour over levothyroxine (Synthroid) that doctors often prescribe.   Remember T3 is what you ultimately want. (Synthroid is exclusively T4, so your body has to convert it to T3 before you can use it and unfortunately, people with metabolic issues, or digestive problems can’t convert well.)

Next, try these few suggestions:

Limit intake of certain foods if you have hypothyroidism. For instance, processed soy foods (tofu, tempeh, soy milk) and cruciferous vegetables  like broccoli, cauliflower,  Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy) work against your thyroid. They contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency

Limit
intake of certain supplements.  For example, alpha lipoic acid* could interfere with the amount of active T3 your body makes.  Keep dosages low (or avoid) in thyroid disease.
*which helps lower blood sugar levels for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage and with  autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves to internal organs.  (Alpha-lipoic acid is not the same as alpha linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that may help heart health.)

In addition, depending on what your doctor says, supplement with the following:

          • Multi-minerals- because people with reduced levels of zinc, iodine, selenium, copper and magnesium have difficulty making active T3 thyroid hormone. (Note: peanut butter has copper.)
          • Spirulina supplements– a natural dietary supplement that is rich in trace minerals (and precious iodine) helps drive the production of thyroid hormone.
          • Ashwagandha–  appears to nourish the thyroid gland, make thyroid hormone and provide antioxidant protection. For insomnia- 100 mg before bedtime. Found in health food stores.

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___ IBS – which is abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion may actually be Candida. (The symptoms are often exactly the same. If your doctor misdiagnoses  you as having IBS,  he may prescribe the anti-inflammatory Cortisone. This introduces steroids to the gut, which will increase the growth of Candida colonies. A misdiagnosis can actually encourage Candida to grow further.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

          • ___ Immunity IMMUNITY IMMUNE IMMUNEImmune system weakened (increased risk of infections) Chronic exposure to toxic chemicals can lower immunity. These can be ingested in the food or through the environment.
            Stress can weaken the immune system. Taking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.) The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure Zinc in pumpkin seed-Boosts immunity   ___  Stress can take a toll on immunity- Ashwagandha root promotes a healthy stress response while also supporting immunity. Vitamin C supports a healty system and its necessary to produce collagen. Use spices that beginw with a “c”-curry, cumin, chilies, cayenne, cilantro, instea of salt. They provide salty kick and contain antioxidant thta increase white blood cell production to ward off colds and flu. Pasta with garlicky sauce will shlas yur risk of getting ill in ahlf. Garlic kills many types of bacteria and viruses, anmd even boost immunity. Compounds in garlic have such powerful antimicrobial properties if you eat enough of it, you’ll might not get a single sniffle this season.   More likely to catch an infection- more likely to have skipped breakfast. Breakfast provides the body with an energy boost tht’s used to fuel the immune system. the best breakfast of all to protect your overall health  is  Grapefruit-It is loaded with  Vitamin C.   Lovemaking triggers an increase in immun oglobulin A, whic is the immune systems “firstline of defense against infections.” It binds to germs and bacteria at all the points of entry to the body, then calls on immune system to destroy them. It is alos a great stress-reliever and the closer you are to a stre4ss-free and balanced life, the less likely you are to catch any illnes at all. Twice a week.      Your desk harbors 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat. Respiratory viruses including those that caue colds, flu and bronchitis are highly contagious and can survive for hours on furniture. Use alcohol-based disinfectant to instantly decrease your risk of gettng sick by 80%.     Oil of Oregano- a great supploement to support healthy immunity.  Oregano  has antioxidants that boost the immune system, protecting us against germs and viruses. In fact, oregano has more antioxidants than berries and vegetables. Go to RTIalert.com- Respiratory Tract Infection and insert your zip code or a town you are going to.               Food based multivitamins (MegaFoods brand) provide immune and digestive support.     Laughter has the ability to raise your immunity to germs by up to 40%. Laughter also triggers feelings of happiness and relaxation, traits that inoculate you agains tthe cold virus andother bugs. Those who enjoy their lives had much greater resistance to developig the common cold.   Elderberry liquid concentrate extract supports immunity   Echinacea goldenseal supports an optimal immune response.   Sunshine prevents breast cance, hypertension and diabetes by boosting Vit D levels. 5-10 minutes a day, between 10 a and 3 p two to three times a week.    Zinc supports the immmune system. One of the primaty types of cells activated and supported by zinc are T cells, a type of white blood cell that seeks out and destroys infected cells. Adequate levels of zinc are essential for t cells division and maturation, and in the case of a zinc deficiency, T cell development and function is impaired, leading to reduced numbers of this important immune cell. Zinc also influences the activity of other important immune cells like macrophages and neutrophils, and is required for certainimmune cells to communicatd. Even moderate deficiencies in zincv can increase the risk of infection,a nd according to one revies, “impaired immune functions due to inadequate zinc status may be tghe most common cause of secondary immunodeficiency in humans.”   Selenium a trace mineral is important in maintaingi healthy immunity and supplementation stimulates the immune response, including enhancing immune cell responses to infection. A deficiency has been show to impair the immune response, including enhancing immune cell response, allowing viruses to freely replicate, and to increase susceptibility to viral infections. Selenium acts as an antioxicant and is needed by the body to make glutathione, one of our most powerful endogenous antioxidants. During viral infections, free radicals are produced in large amounts nad without suffieienct selenium, they can quickly overwhelm our antioxidant defenses, causing  massive inflammation and damage to body tissues. It has been shown that selenium supplementation modulates the inflammatory response in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients by restoring the antioxidant capacity of the lungs, thus improving lung function.
          •  Extra Virgin Olive Oil EEVO – use when cooking as it increases the activitu of immune cells, called T cells by 55%. T cells are commanders of the immune system: They tackle the enemy on the front lines and can also signal when more weapons are need in the battle.
          • CoQ10 appears to increase energy levels in older people and to strengthen the immune system. CoQ10 is safe, effective and works well with other antioxidants for preventive and therapeutic benefits.
          • increase immune-boosting sulfurphanes in   broccoli. Chop,  then let it rest for 40 min before cooking activates enzyme that   Chinese researchers found doing so more thant doubled sulfurophane content.
          • lowered immune response-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by  coffee).If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
          • 1. Stay active  Working out is a powerful way to boost your immune system, says Mark Moyad, M.D., M.P.H., Jenkins/Pokempner director of preventive and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. It causes your body’s antibodies and white blood cells to circulate more rapidly, which means they may be able to detect and zero in on bugs more quickly. Being active this way also lowers stress hormones, which reduces your chances of getting sick, Moyad adds.

            Research suggests that exercise’s effects may be directly relevant to virus fighting, too. According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, of 1,002 people surveyed, those who exercised at least five days a week had almost half the risk of coming down with a cold as those who were more sedentary. If they did get one, they reported less severe symptoms. There also may be a protective benefit from the sweat in your sweat session: Research has shown that simply raising your body temperature may help kill germs in their tracks.

            The key to exercise, however, is to do it in moderation. “Like many other things, there’s a sweet spot — doing too much can also put so much stress on your body, it depresses your immune system,” explains Moyad. He recommends 30 to 60 minutes of exercise (either vigorous or moderate) most days of the week.


          • Help your body fight off illnesses by feeding it nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

            2. Watch your diet “Eighty percent of your immune system is in the gut, so when it’s healthy, we tend to be able to fight off infections faster and better,” says Yufang Lin, M.D., of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. “When it’s not, our immune system is weaker and more susceptible to fighting off infection.”

            In general, Lin recommends that people focus on a Mediterranean style of eating, which means a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, found in foods such as fatty fish, nuts and olive oil. “This eating pattern is high in nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc and other antioxidants shown to help reduce inflammation and fight infection,” she explains. Adults between the ages of 65 and 79 who followed a Mediterranean type of diet, along with taking a daily 400 IU vitamin D supplement for a year, showed small increases in disease-fighting cells such as T cells, according to a 2018 study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology.

            It’s also important to limit meat, especially processed and fried foods, all of which are more inflammatory, Lin adds. “Generally, I recommend a whole food diet,” she says. What’s more, it’s smart to include fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso and kefir, in your daily diet. These help build up the good bacteria in your gut, which, in turn, supports a healthy gut and immune system, Lin explains.

          • 3. Stay on top of stress There’s a strong link between your immune health and your mental health. “When you’re under chronic stress or anxiety, your body produces stress hormones that suppress your immune system,” Moyad says. Research done at Carnegie Mellon University has found that people who are stressed are more susceptible to developing the common cold.

            In one study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 276 healthy adults were exposed to the cold virus, then monitored in quarantine for five days. Those who were stressed were more likely to produce cytokines, molecules that trigger inflammation, and were about twice as likely to get sick. In addition, people who are stressed are less likely to pay attention to other healthy habits, like eating right and getting enough sleep, which can affect immunity, Lin adds.

            Although you can’t avoid stress in your life, you can adopt strategies to help you manage it better. A 2012 study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at adults 50 and older and found that those who either did a daily exercise routine or performed mindfulness meditation were less likely to get sick with a respiratory infection than subjects in a control group, and if they did get sick, they missed fewer days of work.

          • 4. Get enough sleep Z’s are another natural immune system booster. “Your immune system is like your computer — it needs moments of rest so it doesn’t become overheated,” Moyad explains. “Sleep reboots the system.”

            When you’re sleep-deprived, he adds, your body churns out stress hormones like cortisol to keep you awake and alert, which can suppress your immune system. People who got a full eight hours of shut-eye had higher levels of T cells than those who slept less, according to a 2019 study. Try to get at least seven hours of slumber a night, as a 2015 study, published in the journal Sleep, found that people who did so were four times less likely to come down with a cold than those who clocked less than six.

          • Adding more herbs to your diet, such as garlic, can provide an extra boost to your immune system.

            5. Be strategic about supplements There’s no magic herb or vitamin you can pop to automatically prevent a cold, flu or other virus. But a 2017 review of 25 studies, published in the British Medical Journal, found that a moderate daily dose of vitamin D may offer protection if you’re already low in the sunshine vitamin, points out Tod Cooperman, M.D., president and editor in chief of ConsumerLab.com.

            The best way to find out if you’re lacking in vitamin D is to get your blood levels tested; you should be between 20-39 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). If you’re within that range, a daily supplement of about 600 to 800 IU is fine. If you’re low, talk with your doctor about additional supplementation — up to 2,000 IU a day. Cooperman advises taking it with meals that contain fats or oils, to increase absorption.

            The Cleveland Clinic’s Lin also recommends cooking with herbs such as garlic, ginger, rosemary, oregano and turmeric. All have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, she explains, and some, like garlic, have even been shown to be protective against colds. “When my patients ask me about taking supplements to enhance their immune system, I always go back to food, food, food,” she says. “Food is medicine.”

            Top pizza or soup mushrooms fortify your body with a natural substance called beta-glucan. It causes the immune system to creatd more IgA, a compund that acts as the body’s first line of defense against respiratory viruses. 1.3 c. of mushrooms daily raised IgA levels by 144% within one week. Tip Mushroom stems are 3?????

            the stem is the most desired part in regards to some mushrooms while others it is the least desired.  the shiitake mushroom stem is perfect for soups, stews, and broths because of its nutty, umami flavor. Add shiitake stems to these dishes to enhance the flavor while eliminating some food waste in the process.

            some popular edible mushrooms whose stems are a delicious part of the meal 

            When considering the ediblity of mushroom stems, the first mushroom that comes to mind is the king trumpet mushroom, also known as the king oyster mushroom. The bulk of this mushroom is made up of stem and only a small cap. The stem and cap of the king trumpet mushroom is edible and quite delicious. I will often cut the stem into medallions and saute them in some butter or olive oil. The stem retains some firmness even while cooked and it typically absorbs the flavor of whatever it is being cooked with. The king trumpet is one mushroom that serves as an alternative to meat as its texture is more firm than many other mushrooms.

            Button mushrooms, which also are known as crimini, portobello, white mushrooms or brown mushrooms, have edible stems as well. The caps of these mushrooms are usually more flavorful and more tender, as the stem itself can be more on the woody side. If you are preparing these mushrooms, try cooking the stems a little bit longer so that they get as tender as the caps.

            Enoki is another popular mushroom whose stem and cap can be eaten. Enokis are another example of a mushroom that is primarily comprised of a long stem and a small cap, although unlike the king trumpet, the stem of the enoki is much thinner in diameter. Enokis grow in a cluster with sometimes dozens of stems that protrude out with a small white cap at the end. These mushrooms are one of the most popular in east Asian cuisine. Interestingly enough, these mushrooms are different when found growing naturally opposed to being cultivated. The cultivated versions of enokis do not receive light and instead are grown in a dark, carbon dioxide-rich environment. This leads to their long stems. When found in the wild the enoki will have shorter stems and are usually a peach-to-brown color instead of white. These mushrooms are perfect in soups and broths.

            Morel mushrooms are another great option for those who want to eat the entire mushroom. Morels are one of the most sought after mushrooms around, particularly because they are difficult to find in the wild and hard to cultivate commercially. However, the flavor is amazing and a culinary treat for those who get the experience. The morel stem can be eaten but it is imperative to cook it beforehand because the mushroom has toxic constituents that breakdown after being cooked. The morel has a meaty texture and a flavor that is earthy and nutty.

            Sip 2 cups of cranberry juice daily, upped the activity of these immune cells by 500% within 40 days.

            Flax seed brims with unique compound called alpah-linolenic, aced to calm the immune cells lining the throat, soothinf painful inflammation..

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          • ___ impairment of cognitive and motor functions-Zinc deficiency  can be caused by coffee. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) . If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
            ___ Impending doom  . – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth)Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            ___ impotence–  Zinc deficiency (can be caused by  coffee). If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
          • ___ inability to focus- antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
            The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            ___ incontinentance -caffeine,   MSG  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.
            Caffeine raises blood pressure.Caffeine stimulates bladder muscles. (incontinentance, overactive bladder) It’s also a diuretic, flushing fluid from the body and increasing urine. Avoid coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and energy drinks and bars. Also look out for caffeine on the ingredient labels of medications and weight loss aids (avoid “guarana,” “yerba mate,” “kola nut” or “green tea extract”).incontinent and overactivr bladder- Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic and a bladder stimulant, which can contribute to feelings of urgency. For a week, skip that glass of wine with dinner, and see if it helps. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are bladder irritants. You’ll find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, cereals, sugar-free desserts and other diet foods. When you really want something sweet, use real sugar instead. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons can irritate the bladder. Tomatoes, pineapple, cranberries and sour grapes are also acidic and irritating. Better bets: Snack on blueberries and chunks of pear. Some people experience bladder symptoms after eating spicy foods. Try cooking without pepper, and skip hot sauces. Also avoid raw onions. Cooked onions and shallots may be less irritating.Carbonated beveragesInstead of fizzy drinks made with carbon dioxide, such as seltzer and soda, reach for refreshing spring water.
            ___ infections— Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) constant infections may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism. If a person succumbs easily to  infections,  the culprit may be weak adrenals
          • Oregano is a major source of thymol and carvacol — two antibacterial agents that fight off infection — and has quadruple the antioxidants of blueberries. Like thyme, it’s easy to grow at home and adds traditional flavor to any dish whether you use it fresh or dried.
          • ___ infertility may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
          • __Inflammation- Red meat causes inflammation (pain) Is this when they are corn fed?  Keep CRP levels low- focus and concentration of somene 12 years younge- need to get rid of CRP, a protein that also triggers artery-damaging inflammation
            ___ inflammation or soreness of your tongue   – Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) Turmeric  as well as ginger  can reduce inflammation in arthritis patients (and may block the formation of some cancers). Try it in a curry chicken dish and then add black pepper, since that tabletop staple is believed to help the body absorb turmeric for maximum effect.  TO HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATION, EAT: Raspberries, red grapes,carrots,tomatoes,(however this one might cause pain in some.)
            Omega 3 (Mackerel, sardines), walnuts (However, One doctor advised that pain not caused by inflammation won’t be helped by arthritis medication and also that toxins can cause improper signals sent to the brain.)

          • ___Indigestion-Heartburn Queasiness, discomfort- From Georgetown Univ researchers- giving thanks for your blessings 2 minutes before meals could cut post-meal queasiness discomfort and even heartburn by 70% in 24 hours. A pre-meal prayer quickly calms nerves that governing the digestive system, speeding stomach emptying.  BURPING, BLOATING  & INDIGESTION- cut them by 72% by sitting down to eat chich significantly boost digestive enzymes, cornell University researchers say. Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
            yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure. heartburn caused by caffeine, spicy foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes, pepperming alcohol.  Beets have nearly zero calories 1/2 cup in season beets daily calms indigestion within in 30 minutes.   Takinga 3 min break before  each meal to getnly stretch wiile taking deep, relaxing breaths can cut your risk of indigestion by as much as 65%. Gentle stretches combined with slow breathing, calm the autonomic nervous system, the branc of nerves that imporve digestin and help the stomach adapt to diet change.
          • ___ insecurityMercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as insecurity.  A list of sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings, Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservatives
            ___ Insomnia  -see sleep disturbances
          • ___irritability– antibiotics, Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.   Magnesium deficiency and  Iron-deficiency anemia  which can be caused by, among other things, coffee)  Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as   irritabilitye. A list of sources where mercury can be found: Adhesives, Air conditioner filters, Body powders, Broken thermometer, Cosmetics, Dental fillings, Diuretics, Fabric softeners, Felt floor waxes, Polishes, Fungicides, Industrial wastes, Laxatives, Mercurochrome, Paints, Photoengravings , Psoriatic ointments, Seafood (YES, CANNED TUNA!) so don’t eat it 7 days a week, Sewage disposal, Skin lightening cream, Tanning leather, Tattooing, Wood preservatives. irritability may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism.
          • irritability –The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted.  Caffeine raises blood pressure. Irritability – May indicate a need for more high-tryptophan foods. high-tryptophan foods can Elevate your mood
          • __ Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Can also be brought on by stress. AVOID: Foods high in fat,  caffeine, alcohol, chocolate,beans,cabbage,laxatives,dairy products -if you’re lactose intolerant,stress. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            ___Itching anus.  – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___Itchy eyes  – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
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          • ___ Joint aches- Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
            Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners Exercise Helps Your Joints
          • Physical activity helps people with arthritis reduce pain and increase range of motion. But how does movement work in your body to help your joints? Synovial fluid lubricates the joint. The joint is surrounded by soft tissue called the synovial membrane, which produces a fluid that acts like oil in an engine, allowing your bones to move past one another more smoothly. Physical activity encourages circulation of the fluid, says Susan Sterling, an instructor at the Cooper Institute, a preventive medicine research and education nonprofit in Dallas.
          • Blood flow increases. Exercise gets the heart pumping, which increases blood circulation throughout your body – including your joints. As a result, the synovial membrane is exposed to a steady supply of nourishing oxygen and nutrients.
          • Nutrients circulate to the joint. The weight that bears down on your joints when you exercise forces water molecules out of the cartilage like a sponge, says John Hardin, MD, a professor of medicine and orthopaedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. When the weight is lifted, the water molecules return, bringing oxygen and nutrients the joints need.
          • Joint-repair genes are switched on. Research shows that joint movement activates genes associated with rebuilding cartilage. Overdoing exercise can have the opposite effect, though, so listen to your body.
          • Cellular waste is removed. Exercise triggers a biological process called autophagy, where damaged cells in the joint are broken down and removed. “It’s basically like taking out the trash,” explains Dr. Hardin. Exercise has been shown to boost the production of synovial fluid, in essence helping to keep our synovial joints ‘well-oiled’.
          • Muscle is built.“Exercise strengthens the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding the joints,” says Sterling. “When these tissues are strong, they act like a brace to protect the joint,” and lessen pressure on weakened joints.
          • What foods increase synovial fluid? It’s another reason to eat leafy greens, bright-colored fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids*; they nourish your joints and keep your synovial fluid healthy. Add foods high in allicin like onions and garlic, and fermented foods like yogurt and kefir and your joints will thank you. (Ground flaxseed is and can be added to smoothies and meatloaf. Flaxseed can be added to salads)
            * Winco and Sprouts both have ground flaxseed and whole flaxseed in the bulk area so you can buy a tiny bit at a time. lay on back in bed and exercise legs.
            Joints joints end
          • Joint pain Joint pain  Metabolism increases, digestion improves, joint pain subsides when detox.    See vitamin D  and pain
          • KKK
            ___kidneys- RED TEA also known as African Red Bush
            protects the tiny capillaries that lead to your  kidneys  preventing microvasuclar complications like kidney failure
            AVOIDBHT found in cereals, baking mixes, or instant potatoes. Air fresheners commonly contain formaldehyde, naphthalene and/or paradichlorbenzene, all of which are toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde and paradichlorobenzene are both suspected carcinogens. Naphthalene targets the central nervous system, liver, kidneys and respiratory system. Paraffin candles are EXTREMELY TOXIC. Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage eyes, blood, liver, kidneys, skin, and the central nervous system. Paradichlorobenzene can harm the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys.  Phthalates, which damages the kidneys may be found in some cosmetics, including perfumes, lotions, nail polishes, hairspray and lipsticks. (Research by the Environmental Working Group [EWG] in the USA found high levels of phthalates in Elizabeth Ardens’ Red Door perfume, Charlie Cologne Spray, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Escape by Calvin Klein, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Fire & Ice, Poison by Christian Dior, Christian Dior Nail Enamel, Cover Girl Nail Slicks Express Finish, Nutra Nail and Nivea Body cream.  This is why one pharmacist  will not wear any cologne!!) Varying levels were found in other name brand cosmetics such as Revlon and Calvin Klein. Women of childbearing age are exposed to these toxic and carcinogenic substances everyday.
          • ___Kidney stones – bananas and parsley
          • ___Knees hurt– Bedtime relief- if achy knees and hips are keeping you from sleep, lift your legs in the air and gently pedal your feet (as if riding a bicycle) for 2 minutes. This motion flushes pain triggering fluids out of those joints, helping you dift off up to 30 minutes sooner.
          • LLL
            ____ lead- There is a concern that there may be lead in our canned food from lead-soldered cans.
            ____ left ventricular (LV) dysfunction – Iron-deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
            ____ leg cramps  (See muscle cramps)
            ___  light-headedness  AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)(Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php
            ___ listless – no interest in anything –Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            ___ liver problems: see belly fat It could be tied to low glutathione, a powerful antioxidant needed to detoxify poisons in your body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of glutathione.
            Air fresheners commonly contain formaldehyde, naphthalene and/or paradichlorbenzene, all of which are toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde and paradichlorobenzene are both suspected carcinogens. Naphthalene targets the central nervous system, liver, kidneys and respiratory system. Paraffin candles are EXTREMELY TOXIC.
            Most dishwashing liquids containdiethanolsamine (which causes possible liver poison) and chlorophenylphenol (a toxic metabolic stimulant). Dishwashing machine detergents consist almost entirely of phosphates and silicates and can be so alkaline that they corrode some glazes, plastics, glassware and aluminium cookware. They may also contain chlorine to act as a disinfectant and to remove stains, such as tannin from tea. Dishwashing liquids need to be safe as they leave a residue on dishes, which are then used for foodstuffs.
            Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage eyes, blood, liver, kidneys, skin, and the central nervous system. Paradichlorobenzene can harm the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys.  Phthalates, which damages the liver may be found in some cosmetics, including perfumes, lotions, nail polishes, hairspray and lipsticks. (Research by the Environmental Working Group [EWG] in the USA found high levels of phthalates in Elizabeth Ardens’ Red Door perfume, Charlie Cologne Spray, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Escape by Calvin Klein, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Fire & Ice, Poison by Christian Dior, Christian Dior Nail Enamel, Cover Girl Nail Slicks Express Finish, Nutra Nail and Nivea Body cream.  This is why one pharmacist  will not wear any cologne!!) Varying levels were found in other name brand cosmetics such as Revlon and Calvin Klein. Women of childbearing age are exposed to these toxic and carcinogenic substances everyday. (On  a side note Coffee and tea may hep reduce the risk of liver damage caused by being overweight or having too much iron in your blood, says a study published in Gastroenterology.     See detox under weight
            ___ loss of appetite (or poor appetite) and/or anorexia   –   can be caused by Iron-deficiency anemia and/or Zinc deficiency  (can be caused by coffee)
            If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
            ___ loss of sex drive-see impotence
          • ___ Lou Gehrig’s disease – Research shows that eating  beans, peanuts, peas, lentils, soy or tofu   may harm the delicate intestinal lining.
            avoidance of lectin containing foods is wise for people who have a pain syndrome like Lou Gehrig’s disease.
            If they poked microscopic holes in there, then lectins and partially undigested food globules would leak into your bloodstream. It’s called “leaky gut,” but medical-speak refers to this process as “increased intestinal permeability” or “intestinal malabsorption.” Once the door opens in your small intestine, and your intestinal villi are compromised, all kinds of symptoms occur.
          • Your immune cells crank out pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause pain and swelling and attack the organ where they see the foreign protein “parked.” For example, if they park themselves in your thyroid, you might have Hashimoto’s or Graves; parked in your myelin, it spells more neuropathy for multiple sclerosis; parked in your joints, it flares rheumatoid arthritis. SEE inflammation
          • The theory suggests that foods (like wheat, cereal, beans, tofu and lentils) could spell trouble for autoimmune sufferers.
          • The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan) soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food an stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems
          • This is why the paleo diet, and the work by Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. David Wolfe, is gaining so much traction; it is grain and lectin free and I think could resolve many pain syndromes. I also recommend Doug Kauffman’s Phase One diet.
          • Foods with the highest lectin activity include grains (especially wheat), legumes (especially soy), nuts, dairy and nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and others.
          • I’d give this diet four months at least, forever if you feel better.
          • Many ask if soaking beans removes the lectins. I think it can help, but I don’t think it is 100 percent effective.
          • Protect your gut lining with probiotics, digestive enzymes and avoidance of refined/processed foods. (A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.) (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
            the Wall Street Journal about the link to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and statins?
            http://www.peoplespharmacy.org/archives/share_statin_experiences/statins_and_alslike_syndrome.asp
          • (They are collecting information from patients who develop “serious neuromuscular disease such as the ALS-like syndrome from taking statins to send to the FDA!)
            Read: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/07/31/statins-and-als/
          • SCARY!!!!!! PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAKING STATINS (CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE. (IT IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE DISEASE.)They are asking for people to post if they have ever had side effects from taking statins. This is the only way the FDA will listen to us.
          • ___ low blood pressure -Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
            ___ low libido – Pumpkins (and the seeds) are great sex aids. If you think about it, all that zinc supports prostate health, and that’s great for men tracking sperm count (for fertility concerns), and men seeking a higher sex drive. However, it doesn’t work like Viagra     antibiotics  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.low libido (reduced sexual desire) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
            ___ low thyroid-    B vitamins deficiency  (among other important nutrients)
            ___ lungs – Phthalates, which damages the lungs may be found in some cosmetics, including perfumes, lotions, nail polishes, hairspray and lipsticks.
            (Research by the Environmental Working Group [EWG] in the USA found high levels of phthalates in Elizabeth Ardens’ Red Door perfume, Charlie Cologne Spray, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Escape by Calvin Klein, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Fire & Ice, Poison by Christian Dior, Christian Dior Nail Enamel, Cover Girl Nail Slicks Express Finish, Nutra Nail and Nivea Body cream.  This is why at least one pharmacist will not wear any cologne!) Varying levels were found in other name brand cosmetics such as Revlon and Calvin Klein. Women of childbearing age are exposed to these toxic and carcinogenic substances everyday.
            ___ lupus – need glutathione      Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens   Lupus,   92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms
          • Research shows that eating these foods (beans, peanuts, peas, lentils, soy or tofu ) may harm the delicate intestinal lining.
            avoidance of lectin containing foods is wise for people who have a pain syndrome like lupus
            If they poked microscopic holes in there, then lectins and partially undigested food globules would leak into your bloodstream. It’s called “leaky gut,” but medical-speak refers to this process as “increased intestinal permeability” or “intestinal malabsorption.” Once the door opens in your small intestine, and your intestinal villi are compromised, all kinds of symptoms occur.
          • Your immune cells crank out pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause pain and swelling and attack the organ where they see the foreign protein “parked.” For example, if they park themselves in your thyroid, you might have Hashimoto’s or Graves; parked in your myelin, it spells more neuropathy for multiple sclerosis; parked in your joints, it flares rheumatoid arthritis.
          • The theory suggests that foods (like wheat, cereal, beans, tofu and lentils) could spell trouble for autoimmune sufferers.
          • The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan) soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food an stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems
          • This is why the paleo diet, and the work by Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. David Wolfe, is gaining so much traction; it is grain and lectin free and I think could resolve many pain syndromes. I also recommend Doug Kauffman’s Phase One diet.
          • Foods with the highest lectin activity include grains (especially wheat), legumes (especially soy), nuts, dairy and nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and others.
          • I’d give this diet four months at least, forever if you feel better.
          • Many ask if soaking beans removes the lectins. I think it can help, but I don’t think it is 100 percent effective.
          • Protect your gut lining with probiotics, digestive enzymes and avoidance of refined/processed foods. (A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.)(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
          • ___ LymphomaAspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Lymphoma 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms___
          • MMM
          • ___ macular degeneration: It could be tied to low glutathione, a powerful antioxidant needed to detoxify poisons in your body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of glutathione. Pumpkin, something that my husband Sam puts in many of his famous smoothies, contains fiber, some antioxidants (such as vitamin A, C and E) and B vitamins which improve the appearance of skin, and reduce wrinkles. Nutrients in pumpkin can reduce risk of macular degeneration, thus protecting your eyesight.  Omega 3 are known for reducing symptoms of rheumtoid arthritis and slowing the development of related macular degeneration. Some sources include soybeans, walnuts and flax seed. Tuna, salmon, halibut and sardines are amoang the best.  Berries — such as raspberries, strawberries and blueberries — are full of nutrients that are good for your eyes. Blueberries in particular are loaded with antioxidants that combat the free radicals that can lead to macular degeneration. Blueberries. These violet-hued gems are rich in anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that bolster collagen structure in the retina and provide extra vision protection, notes Johanna Seddon, M.D., an expert on macular degeneration
            ___ memory memory loss, poor short term memory See Brain
          • ___ menstrual problems – achiness around period could be related because of the hormone changes. Avoid MSG, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet. Many people have reported menstrual problems after ingesting aspartame.
            ___ mental lethargy – Zinc deficiency (can be caused by  coffee).If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
          • ___Metallic taste see taste
            ___ Migraines- see headaches
            ___ mild anemia-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by coffee).If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
            ___ Moods- MOOD MOOD  Peanut butter snack- fats activate mood boosting seratonin to shake off doldrums in 20 min. If gap between meals is 4 hours or more snacking on 3 T. natural peanut butter could cut your blood sugar ups and downs by 40%. Credit peanuts’ sugar stabiliang copper, manganese and plant fats. Sleeping better helps moods.  Getting good sleep is the best thing you can do for your brain, long term. It improves your mood and clears your mind. 7-9 hours is recommended for adults 18-64; and 7-8 for adults 65 and older.  Carbs increase the amount of tryptophan, a mood-lifting chemical, that reaches your brain- a slice of whole-grain instea of white, unless it has gluten. pumpkin seeds– magnesium  improve mood. One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insuling regulation.    lower AC, get 8 hour sleep, take walk, don’t go out in pollutions, drink water. See sleep disturbances and vitamin d
          • ___ Motion sickness and nausea. Ginger. It is also good for upset stomach. Take 1 gram of ginger 30 minutes, before you  board ship, then 1/2 to 1 gram every 4 hours thereafter–but no more than 4 grams total in any 24 hour period.
          • ___Mucous membranes- Polyphenols in cranberries activated gamma delta T cells, which protect mucous membranes in the nose, lungs and gut. Sip 2 cups of cranberry juice daily, upped the activity of these immune cells by 500% within 40 days.
            ___ Mucus in stool– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___Mucus in throat– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).
            Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • ___ Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens MCS  92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms___
          • MUSCLE MUSCLE
            ___muscle cramps, muscle aches, muscle spasm (charlie horses)   muscle tightness,   muscle weakness muscles knotted up, muscles burning  and hurting so much they actually itch on the inside. Some say they feel like they are being pulled and twisted. Possible causes:       Antibiotics kill off good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. (Fight back with probiotics….  probiotic vs antibiotics. Get it??) A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) Antibiotics given to cattle pass through to the milk and meat, so if you eat meat or use milk chances are you are getting those antibiotics also.)     Magnesium deficiency which can be caused by coffee, a known drug mugger of magnesium.    CoQ-10 Dear Pharmacist Column on 9/1/2007 SUZY COHEN  said that  statin cholesterol reducers (Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Advicor) deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10 causing  muscle aches, cramps, weakness and heart disease, among other things. Replenishing the body with CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or its activated form, “ubiquinol” usually makes people feel better within a matter of days, allowing “many to continue their statin, where they would normally find it intolerable.  http://dearpharmacist.com/page.php?37   to see if you take a drug mugger and learn what nutrients to restore.
            Coenzyme Q10 deficiency (Dozens of popular medications rob your body of  CoQ10 including statin Cholesterol drugs, like Zocor, Mevacor, Lipitor, Crestor, etc. Your entire cardiovascular system  and brain pay the price.  CoQ10, a  life-sustaining antioxidant gets demolished by over 200 medications  including metformin, anti-depressants, beta blockers, and diuretics. (Leg cramps are associated with  the drug robbing effect that give you a deficiency. )    See the “Big List of Drugs that Mug CoQ10” for free at: www.SuzyCohen.com      Toxins from everyday things. Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See  Harmful Chemicals in everyday products  Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them. (A good air filter, drinking filter and going organic can help weed out the toxins.)     Dr suggested the following and some of them are found in a high quality multi-vitamin.      Calcium     Zinc     Selenium     Magnesium     CoQ10  -200 mg each of Coenzyme Q10 and Ginkgo Biloba to  reduce symptoms.  When we strenuously exert ourselves our bodies produce large amounts of free radicals, which can damage muscle tissue.      Potassium (1 T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help as vinegar contains potassium)     Vitamin E can “mop up” free radicals (Optimal amount 200-400 IU daily.) natural vitamin E is listed as d-alpha tocopherol, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, or d-alpha tocopheryl succinate. In contrast, synthetic forms of vitamin E are labeled with a dl- prefix. Synthetic Vitamin E is produced from petrochemicals.   Eating vitamin E in foods is not risky or harmful. In supplement form, however, high doses of vitamin E might increase the risk of bleeding (by reducing the blood’s ability to form clots after a cut or injury) and of serious bleeding in the brain (known as hemorrhagic stroke). Synthetic vitamin E, due to its chemical structure, is only about 12% as potent as natural vitamin E. It is also not as bioavailable (meaning easily used by the body)             You can also get vitamin E from meats, dairy, leafy greens.    Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins.      A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX –a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedsome calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.
          • Muscle aches may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism.Nuts  are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of leg cramps     Massage- gently rolling a tennis ball over tight muscles is also a quick and effective way to lower your blood pressure. Roll the ball over your arms or put it between your shoulder blades and move yourself up and down against a wall) and that really seems to help.          AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet,   High Fructose Corn Sweeteners and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)    Hidden Sources of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)  Few people realize how prevalent MSG is. If you eat fast food, in restaurants or buy processed foods (those in boxes or packages)  chances are you are getting lots of  MSG in several of the foods. Fewer people still realize that there are many different names for  processed free glutamic acid. MSG is often combined with other substances and renamed, or created by the manufacturing process.  These ingredients ALWAYS contain MSG:  — Monosodium glutamate — Calcium caseinate — Textured protein — Monopotassium glutamate — Glutamate — Glutamic acid — Gelatin — Sodium caseinate — Yeast nutrient — Autolyzed yeast — Hydrolyzed corn gluten — Hydrolyzed soy protein — Hydrolyzed wheat protein — Hydrolyzed protein such as vegetable protein (the word “hydrolyzed” on the label is a good tip-off)  If a product label says it contains some form of “hydrolyzed” protein, it contains MSG.  These ingredients OFTEN contain MSG (or MSG is created during processing):  — Maltodextrin — Malt extract — Carrageenan — Soy protein isolate — Natural pork flavoring — Citric acid — Malt flavoring — Barley malt — Soy sauce stock or soy sauce extract — Soy protein or soy protein concentrate — Bouillon and broth — Natural chicken flavoring — Natural beef flavoring — Ultra-pasteurized — Whey protein concentrate — Pectin — Protease — Whey protein — Whey protein isolate — Protein fortified  Note: Even if a product label says “MSG free,” it may still contain processed free glutamic acid concealed under one of its other names. Read the label to be sure.  By FDA definition, all MSG is “naturally occurring”. “Natural” doesn’t mean safe!   Ingestion of MSG is know to produce a variety of adverse reactions in certain people. These reactions, along with seemingly dissimilar, are no more diverse than the reactions found as side effects of certain neurological drugs. We do not know why some people experience reactions and others do not. We don’t know whether MSG “causes” the condition underlying the reaction, or whether the underlying condition is simply aggravated by the ingestion of MSG. We only know that these are sometimes caused or exacerbated by the ingestion of MSG.
          • Crick in neck or twinge of muscle pain-get supplemnt that contians curcumin and boselllia (such as Terry Natural Curcumin, Vitacost.com) This nutrient pair works 25% better than prescription pain meds at relaxing overworked muscles.  This is because curcumin,k the active ingreient in the spicde turmeric, reduces inflammeation and heal damaged muscle tissue, whie the herb boswelia curbs the production of pin-triggering componjds. Better than RX meds
            Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • See statins which cause problems.
          • MUSCLE PAIN– ginger tea
          • MUSCLE SPASMS- You might be low in zinc and calcium. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
          • MUSCLE MUSCLE END
          • ___ MultipleSclerosis (MS)-  Research shows that eating these foods (beans, peanuts, peas, lentils, soy or tofu ) may harm the delicate intestinal lining.
            avoidance of lectin containing foods is wise for people who have a pain syndrome like  MS.
            If they poked microscopic holes in there, then lectins and partially undigested food globules would leak into your bloodstream. It’s called “leaky gut,” but medical-speak refers to this process as “increased intestinal permeability” or “intestinal malabsorption.” Once the door opens in your small intestine, and your intestinal villi are compromised, all kinds of symptoms occur.
          • Your immune cells crank out pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause pain and swelling and attack the organ where they see the foreign protein “parked.” For example, if they park themselves in your thyroid, you might have Hashimoto’s or Graves; parked in your myelin, it spells more neuropathy for multiple sclerosis; parked in your joints, it flares rheumatoid arthritis.
          • The theory suggests that foods (like wheat, cereal, beans, tofu and lentils) could spell trouble for autoimmune sufferers.
          • This is why the paleo diet, and the work by Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. David Wolfe, is gaining so much traction; it is grain and lectin free and I think could resolve many pain syndromes. I also recommend Doug Kauffman’s Phase One diet.
          • Foods with the highest lectin activity include grains (especially wheat), legumes (especially soy), nuts, dairy and nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and others.
          • I’d give this diet four months at least, forever if you feel better.
          • The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan) soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food an stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems
          • Many ask if soaking beans removes the lectins. I think it can help, but I don’t think it is 100 percent effective.
          • Protect your gut lining with probiotics, digestive enzymes and avoidance of refined/processed foods. (A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.) (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
          • In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick.  She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore.  It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
          • By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications.   The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her.   She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
          • She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
          • On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn’t find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
          • I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda?   She told me that she did.   As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
          • I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!   I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.   My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk!  The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.
          • She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
          • Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed!  He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.   In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda… and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
          • When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning!   She is well on her way to a complete recovery.  And she is walking!   No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
          • If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on the label;   DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
          • I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ‘ASPARTAME,’ marketed as ‘Nutra Sweet,’  ‘Equal,’ and  ‘Spoonful.’
          • In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.  It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.   I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
          • I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous:   When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants.   The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
          • Many people were being diagnosed in error.   Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
          • Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
          • The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit.   He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.   We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
          • In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We’ve seen many cases where vision loss re turned and hearing loss improved markedly.
          • This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.   During a lecture, I said,  ‘If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
            Cramps,
            Vertigo,
            Dizziness,
            Headaches,
            Tinnitus,
            Joint pain,
            Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!’   People were jumping up during the lecture saying, ‘I have some of these symptoms.  Is it reversible?’
          • Yes!
          • STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels!   Many products are fortified with it!   This is a serious problem.   Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!
          • Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.
          • It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
          • These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.   Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ’tissue specimens.’
          • Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
          • Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’ and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
          • Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.   We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.   The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control.   Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
          • Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.   Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.
          • Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.
          • So called ‘behavior modification prescription drugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.   Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!
          • Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar.’
          • It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
          • Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.   Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.
          • There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.’
          • Herein lies the problem:   There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done.   The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
          • MONSANTO’S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!   There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced.   Everybody wants a ‘piece of the Aspartame pie.’
          • I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is, yet,  the New York Times exposed that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians? (Of course, these  organizations cannot and will not criticize any additives now will they admit their link to MONSANTO because these organizations take money from the food industry and thus, are required to endorse their products.
          • Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
          • The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms. The bill was killed!
          • It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you’re informed now!
          • Please share this with your family and friends.
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          • ___ nausea -Antibiotics  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee. Caffeine raises blood pressure. ) AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet poisoning), MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), Splenda,  MSG is known to trigger   nausea and vomiting  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com and and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php  )nausea is a common side effect of Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism)      nausea- take ginger. It is also good for upset stomach. Take 1 gram of ginger 30 minutes, before you  board ship, then 1/2 to 1 gram every 4 hours thereafter–but no more than 4 grams total in any 24 hour period.
            ___ neck- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)  burning sensation in the back of the neck.  Crisps, snacks and convenience foods, including seasonings have a high MSG content.
            ___ nerve pain : could be related to a deficiency of B vitamins which gets depleted by female hormones (menopause and birth control), antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, and tea/coffee.
            ___ nervousness  is a common side effects of Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism)
            ___ neuropathy (numbness or tingling in the hands and feet)- calcium deficiency Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
          • ___ Night sweats- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

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          • ___ obesity see under weight loss (Note Aug 2014: Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) Eating in restaurants has been linked to  obesity! Why? MSG is one of the many things put into our food to make us think it tastes better.  Even if you ask the  managerif they use any MSG they can tell you no because MSG goes by so many different names that if you do not ask using the right name they won’t tell you the truth!!!!! MSG (almost every canned item you buy and every restaurant uses it. Restaurants  will call it by different names so if you ask about MSG they can look you in the eye and say they don’t use MSG.) MSG makes everything taste better.…Doritoes or potato chips….bet you can’t eat just one. (Doctors in emergency rooms tell us that this excitotoxin along with Aspartame, are two of the most common reasons people of all ages end up there.
          • Other ingredients that can cause big problems with weight loss and good health in general:
          • Refined Sugar
          • Aspartame or Splenda
          • High Fructose Corn Syrup– (HFCS)  does not stimulate insulin production and also fails turn off the appetite and control body weight-epidemic obesity being one of them. Also, HFCS does not suppress ghrelin, a hormone that works to increase hunger.
            (High fructose corn syrup causes you to put on weight at a much faster rate than regular sugar.) April  issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition–The key factor for the increase in obesity across the United States is high fructose, corn sweetener (HFCS) the sweetener used in soft drinks, baked goods and juice drinks. HFCS does not trigger responses that regulate appetite to signal that the body feels full and can stop eating. Consuming unneeded calories mean they will be stored as fat.  (Read every package you pick up–it is in almost every processed food because it is so much cheaper than sugar! And this nasty stuff packs on weight at a rate much  faster than regular sugar! And this is why we should be eating as “close to the earth” as possible–fruits, vegetables, nuts.) Dr. Oz (who is a frequent guest on Oprah) warns about HFCS and the dangers of eating them. (See also weight gain)
          • To read more: http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/search.php?searchid=540216
          • ___ osteoarthritis pain –Glucosamine, which is used for and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin. MSM helps. See glucosimine and caffeine
          • ___ osteopenia– calcium deficiency (can lead to fractures). Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
            ___ osteoporosis- calcium deficiency (can lead to fractures ) Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, also   can be   magnesium deficiency which can be brought on by such things as  female hormones, diuretics, raloxifene, tea/coffee, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin.   When too much phosphorus is in the blood, calcium is leached from the bones, causing osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus must be maintained in the proper balance for bone health. Even in citrus sodas which contain citric acid instead of phosphoric acid, calcium is needed to normalize blood pH. The fastest growing group of people with osteoporosis in this country is teenagers….because of the huge number of sodas they consume.   Synovial fluid, also known as joint fluid, is a thick liquid located between your joints. The fluid cushions the ends of bones and reduces friction when you move your joints.
          •  Exercise Helps Your Joints -Physical activity helps people with arthritis reduce pain and increase range of motion. But how does movement work in your body to help your joints? Synovial fluid lubricates the joint. The joint is surrounded by soft tissue called the synovial membrane, which produces a fluid that acts like oil in an engine, allowing your bones to move past one another more smoothly. Physical activity encourages circulation of the fluid, says Susan Sterling, an instructor at the Cooper Institute, a preventive medicine research and education nonprofit in Dallas.Blood flow increases. Exercise gets the heart pumping, which increases blood circulation throughout your body – including your joints. As a result, the synovial membrane is exposed to a steady supply of nourishing oxygen and nutrients. Nutrients circulate to the joint. The weight that bears down on your joints when you exercise forces water molecules out of the cartilage like a sponge, says John Hardin, MD, a professor of medicine and orthopaedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. When the weight is lifted, the water molecules return, bringing oxygen and nutrients the joints need.Joint-repair genes are switched on. Scientists aren’t entirely clear about how genes play a role in joint repair, but research shows that joint movement activates genes associated with rebuilding cartilage. Overdoing exercise can have the opposite effect, though, so listen to your body.Cellular waste is removed. Exercise triggers a biological process called autophagy, where damaged cells in the joint are broken down and removed. “It’s basically like taking out the trash,” explains Dr. Hardin.Muscle is built. “Exercise strengthens the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding the joints,” says Sterling. “When these tissues are strong, they act like a brace to protect the joint,” and lessen pressure on weakened joints. http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise-benefits-for-joints/
          • Glucosamine, which is used for and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin. It can also give you nightmares.
          • MSM helps.
          • See glucosimine and caffeine

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___ PMS – Can also be brought on by stress, in addition to certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.  Use evening primrose oil to ease premenstrual symptoms.

___ Pain pain

may be in different areas on different days. Today in the shoulder; tomorrow the foot or even completely gone. Chest pain, neck pain, foot pain, knee pain, hand pain, jaw pain, dental problems, bruxism-TMJ (grinding or clenching of the teeth), tooth pain, joint pain, pain in bones, head pain, abdominal pain, back pain, neck, head pain, shoulder, forearm. (See also Migraines)

Just moving knee, hip and back muscles while puttering around cuts the risk of future pain flares by 45%.
May keep one from sleeping….which can bring on problems with memory and concentration.  AVOID: MSG,Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet,Caffeine (SUFFERERS OF BACK PAIN TAKE NOTE) Smoking or just being around cigarette smoke,Stress which can cause pain in neck and lower back.   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  200 mg each of Coenzyme Q10 and Ginkgo Biloba may reduce symptoms Caffeine raises blood pressure.
See inflammation                Benefits of apples on pain:  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=197627

Comfrey cream contains allantoin and rosarinic acid that works together  to dampen inflammation and speed tissue healing . Rubbing /massaging a dollop of comfrey cream into achy joints and sore spots three times daily reduces jont tenderness and stiffness by up to 95% within four days, and you will start to feel relief in as little as a minute.

joint and muscle pain joint or general body pain * joint, muscle and bone pain is a side effect of MSG found in almost everything you eat at a restaurant, also canned soups, boullion, Doritoes and other chips. (See fibromyalgia)

Probiotics can help with muscle pain if it is from Dysbiosis (a problem in the GI tract which commonly leads to muscle pain). A stool test called GI Effects through Metametrix labs would likely uncover more pathogens in there, than healthy intestinal cells.

Dear Pharmacist, I live in chronic pain, no one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily but I’m still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me?  Answer:   there are many herbs, spices, teas and supplements for you. First, some background on why pain happens.Your body cranks out cytokines to help patch you up in response to an injury. One well-known cytokine is called TNFα (our God-given cancer and infection fighter) which causes cancer cells to commit suicide!Problem is, too much causes backlash and you begin to hurt all over. Elevated TNFα levels often cause some people to have a hyper-reactive immune system and they are diagnosed with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis,  lupus, multiple sclerosis,  migraines, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, COPD, Lyme disease, depression, narcolepsy, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and dozens more.  Drugs like Remicade and Enbrel are TNF blockers but they are thousands of dollars if you pay out of pocket.

A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNFα. Yes, running out of either nutrient contributes to pain and sadly, there are hundreds of medications that rob these nutrients from your body! Refer to my Drug Muggers book for the lists. Calcium and magnesium deficiencies are the major factors of pain and nervous/muscular disorders. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, 

If I were writing you a ‘script’ to ease your pain, I would recommend natural TNF blockers. I’d pen out the following, but before buying anything, ask your physician if this is reasonable, and what dose is best for you:

* Magnesium malate 250 mg three times daily
* Astaxanthin 12mg every morning
* Ubiquinol (this is activated CoQ10) 200mg at lunch
* Boswellia 250 – 350mg two or three times daily
* Slippery Elm lozenges or tea (protects stomach from ibuprofen)

In addition, I recommend probiotics, the sort that contain prebiotics as well as organic acids. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, kombucha tea, kefir, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut,   brine-cured olives, tempeh  provide a variety of friendly bacteria. No need to go overboard – using them in moderation is all it takes. are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) I suggest you drink green tea (or matcha) every day and eliminate foods that contain refined sugar/corn syrup, MSG, artificial dyes and artificial sweeteners. I’d sprinkle turmeric spice on everything. Give this protocol a few weeks and then send me a love note, you should feel better. It should be fine to integrate this while taking your analgesics (hopefully over time, you’ll need less of that). Ask your doctor what’s right for you.

          • share the things you are thankful for  because gratitude prompts the release of painkilling endorphins and increases the productiion of digestive enzymes, reducing belly pain by an impressive 70%.
          • Peaceful deep breathing like inhaling the scent flowers curbs pain more effectively than opiods. It reduces activity int he pain center of the brain.
          • Neck pain. Tuck your chin to your ches, then lift your chin toward the sky. Next tilt your head to your right shoulder, then to your left. Hold each stretch for 3 seconds and repeat 6 times daily. It cut neck pain by 75% in a study–better than pain meds.
          • AVOID MSG. Every person is different so they will have different reactions. Following is a list of some of the common symptoms one may see:
          • Abdominal pain, achiness, angina, back pain, chest pain, cramps, foot pain, fibromyalgia, hand pain, headache, jaw pain, joint pain, pain in the bones, migraine, neck pain, numbness, stiffness, tightness, extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms, swelling, fluid retention, depression, mood swings, attention deficit disorder (ADD); dizziness; light-headedness; disorientation; mental confusion, anxiety, panic attacks, hyperactivity, behavioral problems in children, rage episodes, lethargy, sleep disturbances (drowsiness or sleepiness and insomnia in others) numbness or paralysis; slurred speech, Meniere’s disease, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, irritable bowel, bloating acid reflux, asthma, shortness of breath, chest pain, runny nose, tightness in respiratory area, sneezing, hives or rash, mouth lesions, temporary tightness or partial paralysis (Skin), numbness or tingling of skin, flushing, sweating (hot flashes), dry mouth, swelling of prostrate, nocturia, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, temporary loss of vision, burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms and chest, numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back, tingling, warmth and weakness in the face, temples, upper back neck and arms, facial pressure or tightness, tooth pain, bronchospasm (difficulty breathing), difficulty in concentrating, convulsions, swelling of the throat, bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth) throbbing of the head, tinnitus, cancer-associated generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation.
          • If you are having some of these complaints it might be wise to check all labels closely.
            The level of vitamin B6 in a person’s body plays a role in glutamate metabolism, and the possible impact of marginal B6 intake should be considered in helping a person. (B 150 complex at Wal-Mart is also good for tinnitis and stress.)
          • But that is not enough as they also call it by other names!
          • Hidden Sources of MSG
          • Few people realize how prevalent MSG is. Fewer still realize that there are many different names for processed free glutamic acid.MSG is often combined with other substances and renamed, or created by the manufacturing process.
          • MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
          • If you eat out, you are almost guaranteed to get a nasty dose of MSG, a flavor enhancer. KFC puts in in everything–chicken, potatoes, gravy. MSG goes by many aliases so if you ask if they use MSG they can deny it. Many restaurant employees and their managers, will swear they don’t use MSG but ask for the ingredient list and you WILL see MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein everywhere.
          • Moms: Infant formula AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
          • Many items that don’t have MSG on the label will have: Hidden under many different aliases in order to fool those who are aware of how deadly MSG is . We need to be aware instead of blindly feeding this to our children!
          • AVOID!  The following are all aliases of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) a nasty marketing trick by manufacturers who know if you look at a label and don’t see Monosodium Glutamate you will buy it: Hydrolyzed corn gluten, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Hydrolyzed wheat protein Hydrolyzed protein such as vegetable protein, Calcium caseinate, Textured protein, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamate, Glutamic acid, Gelatin, Sodium caseinate, Yeast nutrient, Autolyzed yeast.(The word “hydrolyzed” on the label is a good tip-off.  Also in restaurants if you ask if it has MSG they can say “no”. All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes.
          • The FDA has now approved spraying MSG on agricultural products. ANY fresh food may have some residual MSG on it, and processed food made from fresh fruit or vegetables may have MSG in it, too.– Fresh produce sprayed with Auxigro in the field. (Yes the EPA approved this!) AVOID! uses MSG product
          •  …also see inflammation , back ache and ctrl f for pain
          • Knee pain-massage comfrey cream into achy knees three times daily- cuts pain by 95%, in four days. Comfrey compo9unds reduce inflammatin and speed healing. Storing cream in the fridge speeds relief. The cold cream quiets pain signals to the brain, making soreness plunge, by almost 50% in a minute.

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___ pale skin- iron deficiency anemia (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___ panic attacks/anxiety disorder/phobias –   Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. AA good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted   AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet,  Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens  Panic Disorder. 92 symptoms of Aspartame poisoning http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html#symptoms   MSG (Monosodium Glutamate),Splenda, Caffeine which  raises blood pressure and  can cause anxiety, Anxiety can be brought on by stress so be sure to look at the stress info on here. (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/)and http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0704/splenda-here-we-go-again.php     food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies “Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to

___ Persistent cough- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

 ___pins and needles could be related to a deficiency of B vitamins which gets depleted by female hormones (menopause and birth control), antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, and tea/coffee.
___ plaque Apples–  protect your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to heart attacks and strokes,
___ Poor balance/coordination-  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.   The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted  AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Caffeine raises blood pressure.   (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/)
___ poor nail growth-Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___ post nasal drip– see chronic post nasal drip
___ PMS & menstrual irregularities- antibiotics can cause yeast infections  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted. Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ prone to infection or flu-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee). If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence

___Prostate- Saw palmetto helps men with benign enlargement of the prostate. It is virtually free of side effects, but you have to take it for several weeks before you notice any benefit. The daily dose is 80 milligrams of the standardized “lipoidal” extract–look for that designation ont he label. Saw palmetto does not reduce libido or testosterone levels.
___ Psoriasis- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida).  Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  Caffeine raises blood pressure.

psoriasis may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism      food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.

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___ rashes on the skin-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence     food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.


___ reduced fertility-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by  coffee). If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
___ reproductive system– Phthalates, which damages the human reproductive system and harms the developing fetus may be found in some cosmetics, including perfumes, lotions, nail polishes, hairspray and lipsticks.  (Research by the Environmental Working Group [EWG] in the USA found high levels of phthalates in Elizabeth Ardens’ Red Door perfume, Charlie Cologne Spray, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Escape by Calvin Klein, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Fire & Ice, Poison by Christian Dior, Christian Dior Nail Enamel, Cover Girl Nail Slicks Express Finish, Nutra Nail and Nivea Body cream.  This is why one pharmacist  will not wear any cologne!!) Varying levels were found in other name brand cosmetics such as Revlon and Calvin Klein. Women of childbearing age are exposed to these toxic and carcinogenic substances everyday.
___ respiratory system– Air fresheners commonly contain formaldehyde, naphthalene and/or paradichlorbenzene, all of which are toxic chemicals. Formaldehyde and paradichlorobenzene are both suspected carcinogens. Naphthalene targets the central nervous system, liver, kidneys and respiratory system. Paraffin candles are EXTREMELY TOXIC.
___ restless legs syndrome (RLS)– (uncomfortable tingling or crawling feeling in your legs)  either or both magnesium deficiency and iron deficiency cause this (  coffee  and many prescriptions can be a culprit mugging your body of magnesium, and zinc)  If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence  ___
___ Restlessness Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to restlessness.
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rheumatoid arthritis Research shows that eating these foods (beans, peanuts, peas, lentils, soy or tofu ) may harm the delicate intestinal lining. avoidance of lectin containing foods is wise for people who have a pain syndrome like  rheumatoid arthritis
If they poked microscopic holes in there, then lectins and partially undigested food globules would leak into your bloodstream. It’s called “leaky gut,” but medical-speak refers to this process as “increased intestinal permeability” or “intestinal malabsorption.” Once the door opens in your small intestine, and your intestinal villi are compromised, all kinds of symptoms occur. Your immune cells crank out pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause pain and swelling and attack the organ where they see the foreign protein “parked.” For example, if they park themselves in your thyroid, you might have Hashimoto’s or Graves; parked in your myelin, it spells more neuropathy for multiple sclerosis; parked in your joints, it flares rheumatoid arthritis. The theory suggests that foods (like wheat, cereal, beans, tofu and lentils) could spell trouble for autoimmune sufferers. This is why the paleo diet, and the work by Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. David Wolfe, is gaining so much traction; it is grain and lectin free and I think could resolve many pain syndromes. I also recommend Doug Kauffman’s Phase One diet. Foods with the highest lectin activity include grains (especially wheat), legumes (especially soy), nuts, dairy and nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and others. give this diet four months at least, forever if you feel better. Many ask if soaking beans removes the lectins. I think it can help, but I don’t think it is 100 percent effective. The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan) soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food an stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems   Protect your gut lining with probiotics, digestive enzymes and avoidance of refined/processed foods. (A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.) (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) Omega 3 are known for reducing symptoms of rheumtoid arthritis and slowing the development of related macular degeneration. Some sources include soybeans, walnuts and flax seed. Tuna, salmon, halibut and sardines are amoang the best.

___ Ringing in the ears- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.
___ Runny Nose  AVOID: MSG

SSS
___ seizures– Magnesium deficiency, coffee and MSG is known to trigger of seizures.  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. High intake of caffeine from whatever source, including soft drinks can cause seizures. Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Sensitivities to food, fragrances and chemicals.  – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).
Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins.A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.(Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedyeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Sensitivity to heatis a common side effect of Synthroid (prescribed for  hypothyroidism)

            • ___ Sensitivity to light– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.
              The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
              Caffeine raises blood pressure.___ sexual maturation delayed- Zinc deficiency can be caused by coffee).If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
              ___ shortness of breath-Iron-deficiency anemia, which can be caused by, among other things, coffee.     AVOID:      Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet  and   MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
              ___ Sinus problems  AVOID:   Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet  and   MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)  Chlorophyll aids in the cure for chronic sinusitis- get it from dark leafy vegetables or in pill form, at the health food store Taking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.)
              ___Sinus congestion-
              Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).
              Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins —a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Taking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism
              Caffeine raises blood pressure.
              ___Sinusitis
              – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).
              Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedTaking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.) yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.  Chronic sinus infections (Sinusitis, rhinitis, headaches, congestion) a flavonoid in porpolis called, pinecembrin boasts natural antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties an has been used to fight infections nad aid, in healing for centuries. Ultra strength Bee Pollen- Royal Jelly Propolis Bee Pollen $15 for chewable tablets. Propolis melts mucus in forehead and under eyes.   Propolis is rich in antioxidants thought to have many health benefits. Stops cold sore viruses, calms rashes, plus stimulates collagan to quickly heal cuts and other skin injuries. Researchers credit propolis anitoxidants and anti-inflamatory componds for this benefit. Thickens hair . In a Japanese study, propolis extract helped regrow thinning hari twice as fast by eliminating inflammation around folicles that lead to hear loss. To do add 20 drops of liquid propolis extract to 1 T olive oil. Massage into scalp. Leave for 20 min and rinse.
          • SKIN SKIN
          • Skin Brown spotsliver spots age spots. They are excessively pigmented patches of skin which are triggered by years of sun exposure.  Turmeric mask- 1 tsp of turmeric,  1 T of honey. Apply to spots. Rinse after 15 minutes. Turmeric brightens while honey’s natural bleaching abilities even out skin without  altering surrounding pigment. Use three times a week to see  difference in 2 weeks.   Buttermilk- Dab a cottonball soaked in buttermilk on spots. Rince after 10 minutes. The lactic acid sloughs off the top layer of dead skin to reveal a more even toned layer underneath. Use twice a day for results in 7 days.   Vitamin C- add 2 drops of vitamin C serum (like Physicians Formula skin Booster Vitamin Shot Brightening    CVS.com) to your moisturizer daily. The vitamins antioxidants inhibit the enzyme that produces pigment, for lighter-looking skin in 14 days.   Start out with an OTC bleach that contains hydroquinone. Second- try a topical lotion such as Retin-A, Renova or Differin, which exfoliates th top layer of skin and reduces the appearance of the spots.  They can also be frozen or lasered off in the office. Pulsed light treatments can lighten skin, erase age spots and freckels, clear up redness commonly associated with rosacea, reduce fine lines and remove precancerous spots.  Brown patches form hormone imbalance due  Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) *  deficiency causes skin hyperpigmentation, and folate deficiencyB9  folate supplements- Eat foods high in folate such as raw greens and liver and    also need Lycopene- the pigment that gives red produce its hue- will reduce your sun sensitivity and risk of aging due to sunburns by 32%, thanks to it’s ability to neutralize UV rays, before they damage cells. For optimum protection, enjoy one of these daily: 1 small tomato, 1/2 cup cooked tomato products, such  as spaghetti sauce or salsa, 12 oz tomato or V8 juice.   hyperpigmentation can occur as a result of iron deficiency anemia.  To prevent more from developing wear a sunscreen  with at least 15 SPF.  *B12 Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of vitamin B12 that’s not found in nature . It’s used more frequently in supplements, as it’s considered more stable and cost effective than other forms of vitamin B12. When cyanocobalamin enters your body, it’s converted into either methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin, which are the two active forms of vitamin B12 in humans (1). Unlike cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B12 that can be obtained through supplements, as well as food sources like fish, meat, eggs, and milk. Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is a vitamin that can only be synthesized by microorganisms which in humans are localized in the colon where B12 cannot be taken up by the organism. Thus, cobalamin has to be taken up by the food and only animal derived food delivers sufficient amounts. Is Cyanocobalamin Toxic?Cyanocobalamin is, as its name suggests, a bond between vitamin B12 and a cyano group. These are split in the body and the reaction partly produces cyanide, a substance commonly known as a neurotoxin. This often leads to fears that cyanocobalamin is toxic or dangerous. However, this is not entirely accurate, since the amount of cyanide produced is so low that only the very sensitive or those with high levels of existing cyanide exposure (e.g. smokers) are genuinely at risk. Nevertheless, the question remains as to why such a form should be chosen when there are more beneficial alternatives available (2). The most important factor to consider is the specific effects and advantages of the three naturally active forms of B12 against many diseases and health problems. It is thus advisable to select supplements taken contain a mixture of these natural forms of vitamin B12 if possible, rather than simply synthetic cyanocobalamin. synthetic   B12
          • a dermatologist mentioned  alpha hydroxy acid   (like it says below)
            • lactic acid from fermented milk (yogurt)  for exfoliating that outer layer of skin, leaving the skin brighter, evening out skin tone and texture, and they can even stimulate a little collagen production.”
            • citric acid (typically derived from lemon or grapefruit)
            • malic acid (think apple cider vinegar).
            I’d love to know more about:
            • Glycolic acid — derived from sugar
            • Hyaluronic acid (HA) the key to instantly plumping fine lines and making skin look glowy, is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. However, diet affects the skin significantly. Eating fruits and veggies with lots of antioxidants protect the skin from inflammation which in turn helps the skin retain it. As a topical [product], as long as it is in the right formulation, it will make the skin appear more dewy and younger because it improves skin elasticity.
            • Salicylic Acid a beta hydroxy acid that occurs as a natural compound in plants. It belongs to the same class of drugs as aspirin (salicylates). It works by increasing the amount of moisture in the skin and dissolving the substance that causes the skin cells to stick together. This makes it easier to shed the skin cells.
            • ___Skin- painful Many people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
              Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners
              ___ skin conditions- Zinc deficiency  (can be caused by, among other things, coffee). If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, cabbage and peas.  (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins).  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
              Mothballs contain Naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene naphthalene, which is a suspected human carcinogen and may also damage  system. Paradichlorobenzene can harm the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil   skin improving. Pumpkin, something that some put in smoothies, contains fiber, some antioxidants (such as vitamin A, C and E) and B vitamins which improve the appearance of skin, and reduce wrinkles. Nutrients in pumpkin can reduce risk of macular degeneration, thus protecting your eyesight.
              ___ skin discoloration– Furniture and floor polishes contain nitrobenzene, which may cause  skin discoloration.
              ___ skin irritation- Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to skin irritation. Dandruff shampoos may also contain coal tar.  sprays may contain butane, which is known to cause skin irritation.
              ___ skin lesions-Zinc deficiency (can be caused by  coffee). If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas.  (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
              ___ skin rash – MSG is known to trigger skin rash. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.
              ___ skin– rough. For that rough patchy skin- , vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin E.
              ___Skin sagging– moisturizing cream, petroleum jelly, renova, botox, chemical face peel (sand away outer skin layer) laser resurfacing removes damaged skin cells. Normal plump healthy cells replace the damaged cells, producing smooth skin.
              ___ Skin Tingling or numbness  AVOID: MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Aspartame/Nutrasweet/Equal   Try: Magnesium and B Complex
          •   Promotes skin manganese in pumpkin seeds- Antioxidants- Helps fend off premature aging and chronic diseases One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein,
          • Reducing your exposure to free radicals can help you obtain gorgeous skin, but   you need to make sure that you eat right and drink enough water to nourish your body.
          • END SKIN SKIN END

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SLEEP SLEEP

___ sleep disorders/sleep disturbance- 

8 hours of sound sleep each night helps you feel 85% calmer, happier and more focused.

Eating lots of calories will make you sleepy. Try chicken sand on whole grain with mustard, fruit and tom juice or a sal with oil free dress. Breakfast oiameal with fruit and oj

Nutmeg sprinkle deepens sleep. It conatins myristicin, which mimics prozac, prompting your body to release the soothing hormone seratonin, helpin you drift off to sleep, within minutes. Add 1/8 of a teaspoon to your bedtime snack. Try sprinkling it on hot chocolate or buttered toast.

When you’re asleep, your body produces cytokines, chemicals that help the immune system fight off infection and disease. Sleep not only affects how well your body fights infections but also determines how well your body produces antibodies after a vaccination. Research shows that people who lack sleep produce half as many flu antibodies after receiving the flu vaccine.  pumpkin seeds– magnesium to imprpve  sleep. One of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein.

Food sensitivities can actually be the very thing that is triggering the snore, See Suzy Cohen  https://suzycohen.com/articles/3-foods-to-avoid-if-you-snore/

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Sleep deprivation/lack of sleep

          • makes the amygdala (the part of the brain that processes emotional events) go into overdrive and the prefrontal cortex (the part of your brain that regulates reasoning) become deactivated, making you feel less stable than usual.
          • makes the brain unable to put emotional experiences into context and produce rational responses.
          • can lead to strokes, heart attacks and will cause weight gain.
          • Dark circles
          • mimics the aging process-where it can cause cognitive decline and impaired memory. There is an association between regular slumber patterns i n older adults and longevity. The aging brain has trouble generating the kind of slow brain waves that promote deep curative sleep as well as the chemicals that help us switch stably from sleep to wakefulness.

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Short term sleep deprivation can lead to decreased alertness, impaired memory, cognitive ability and increases stress.

When you’re sleep-deprived, your body produces more stress hormones and other substances that increase inflammation, which can up your risk of heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, psychiatric problems, depression, poor memory, weight gain—and even shortened lifespan. Sleep has been proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity.

Those who regularly get fewer than five hours of sleep per night

          • are significantly more likely to suffer from hypertension–a leading heart disease risk factor, according to a recent study.
          •  have two and a half times the risk of getting diabetes compared with those who snooze for seven to eight hours . The likely reason? Suppression of deep sleep, the most restorative sleep stage, significantly decreases your ability to regulate blood-sugar levels.
          • were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain (33 lbs or more) than those who average seven hours of sleep. We need between eight and nine hours per night to promote the distribution of human growth hormone (HGH). This fat-burning hormone increases the effectiveness of your workouts and is essential for building muscle. In fact, studies show that sleeping for only five to seven hours contributes to belly fat, impedes workout recovery and can lead to muscle breakdown.
          • The brain accounts for only 2% of your body weight but it uses up to 1/3 of the calories you eat.

weight gain. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood, reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. Obviously lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories. Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) Skimping on sleep can make you fat. Research shows that people who get fewer than seven ours of sleep a night are 30 percent more likely to be obese. Lack of sleep alters the flow of hormones that regulate hunger and satiety, which can cause you to eat more. And when you’re sleepy, you’re more likely to reach for high-fat, high-calorie foods to keep you going. Studies show that consistent sleep deprivation lowers leptin, the hormone that helps limit appetite. And it’s a double whammy, because at the same time, ghrelin — the hormone responsible for increasing appetite — spikes when we’re sleep-deprived.

sleep deprivation stimulates increased levels of ghrelin, the so-called hunger hormone, while in women, restricting sleep leads to lower levels of GLP-1, a hormone that signals satiety, “So in men, short sleep promotes greater appetite and desire to eat, and in women there is less of a signal that makes you stop eating,”

Changes also occur in the brain. Dr. St-Onge found that when men and women were restricted to four hours of nightly sleep for five nights in a row, they had greater activation in reward centers of the brain in response to pepperoni pizza, doughnuts and candy compared to healthy foods such as carrots, yogurt, oatmeal and fruit. After five nights of normal sleep, however, this pattern of stronger brain responses to the junk food disappeared.

Another study, led by researchers at King’s College London, also demonstrated how proper sleep can increase your willpower to avoid unhealthy foods. It found that habitually short sleepers who went through a program to help them sleep longer — resulting in their getting roughly an hour of additional sleep each night — had improvements in their diet. The most striking change was that they cut about 10 grams of added sugar from their diets each day, the equivalent of about two and a half teaspoons.

The takeaway is that diet and sleep are entwined. Improving one can help you improve the other and vice versa, creating a positive cycle where they perpetuate one another, said Dr. Susan Redline, a senior physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School who studies diet and sleep disorders.

“The best way to approach health is to emphasize a healthy diet and healthy sleep,” she added. “These are two very important health behaviors that can reinforce each other.”

to lose weight: Sleep on it! Forget diet fads. If you want to lose weight, start by getting enough sleep. People who catch enough zzz’s have healthier body weights. Some researchers even believe that one of the big reasons for our nation’s obesity epidemic is that we’re sleeping less. It makes sense: The last time you were seriously sleep-deprived. You wanted to eat everything in sight, right? That is partially because a sleep deficit dulls your ability to make good decisions. (When you feel lousy, you reach for that fourth cookie.) But it’s not just about wanting to self-comfort. One study showed that subjects hooked up to an MRI after sleep deprivation had increased brain activity in response to food images.

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Alzheimers and poor quality of sleep (possible link) ~

          • heart health and brain health are linked: People with hardening of the arteries are more likely to have toxic plaques on their brains.
          • High Blood Sugar linked to memory problems- Memory problems has been linked to high blood sugar.
          • Parkinson’s– patients were more likely to suffer abnormal REM sleep (the dreaming stage), a loss of smell, and constipation. Do you act out your dreams through talking or fighting (a sign of a REM sleep disorder)? Do you have trouble with smell (especially pungent foods, such as garlic)?oss of sense of smell is a common but little noticed symptom that may occur years before motor symptoms or a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Have you been dealing with constipation for a month or longer?

early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease may include:

          • Tremor. A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers.
          • Slowed movement (bradykinesia). …
            Rigid muscles. …
            Impaired posture and balance. …
            Loss of automatic movements. …
            Speech changes. …
            Writing changes.

You may want your physician to conduct neurological and physical exams. Early diagnosis can mean better treatment.

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insomnia, can be caused by

          • Vitamin A
            over the counter diet pills nasal decongestants pain killers that contain caffeine anti- depressants drugs as they stimulate brain activity, reducing the body’s desire for sleep; they may also interfere with the sleep cycle.
            Abruptly stopping a medication you’ve become accustomed to can also keep you awake. Ironically this often happen with sleeping pills. While sleeping pills can be helpful on a short term basis, sleep inducers generally lose their effectiveness. in about two weeks. Then if you stop taking them you wind up with drug withdrawal insomnia, which can make you feel agitated and result in frightening dreams. Tranquilizers can also produce this effect, if you stop ‘cold turkey’ rather than gradually decreasing the dosage.
          • Drug withdrawal insomnia may last several weeks before the drug is out of your system and your sellp returns to normal
          • Anti-depressants can cause sleep problems. Ambien is highly addictive and continuing it can cause seizures, per registered pharmacist. Especially true if a person has any history of seizures. All pills have side effects. Diarrhea dizziness, drowsiness and a feeling of being drugged, peculiar changes in thinking may take lonfer to wear off. Older people may be incline to falls. Should have been prescribed only for short term treatment of insomnia–less than 2 weeks.
          • Researchers have found that eating a diet that is high in sugar, saturated fat and processed carbohydrates can disrupt your sleep, while eating more plants, fiber and foods rich in unsaturated fat — such as nuts, olive oil, fish and avocados — seems to have the opposite effect, helping to promote sound sleep.People who suffer from consistently bad sleep tend to have poorer quality diets, with less protein, fewer fruits and vegetables, and a higher intake of added sugar from foods like sugary beverages, desserts and ultra-processed foods. Studies show that eating protein-rich foods such as milk and turkey on their own actually decreases the ability of tryptophan to cross the blood-brain barrier. One way to enhance tryptophan’s uptake is to pair foods that contain it with carbohydrates. That combination stimulates the release of insulin, which causes competing amino acids to be absorbed by muscles, in turn making it easier for tryptophan to cross into the brain,

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AARP Bulletin AARP Bulletin – January/February 2014 Under “Health Shots” is a story entitled Sweet Dreams:

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Given the good news about sleep, statistics about American sleep habits are particularly alarming. According to our recent Parade poll, 95 percent of respondents wanted to get more sleep, yet 38 percent reported getting five hours or less of sleep each night

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HOW TO get a better night’s sleep

          • -If you are a back sleeper you don’t want a puffy pillow as it will push your head forward, leading to a stiff neck. Look for a medium fill pillow instead. Hollander Natural Elements Pillow Jumbo $14, a “green” pillow covered in non-bleached cotton.
          • -Gaze at something. It has been shown to have a sedative effect,
            – paint your bedroom BLUE. Shades of blue have been shown to lower blood pressure and slow your heart rate. Researchers have found that blue triggers the production of melatonin – which is a brain chemical that helps you relax and sleep more soundly……
          • Turn Down the Thermostat- Is there anything worse than waking up hot and sweaty in the middle of the night? That kept happening to me, and waking me up. Experts suggest keeping your bedroom cool, between 60 and 67 degrees, for an optimal sleeping environment. I also turned on my fan to help circulate the air.
            Verdict: No more midnight sweats! I found that wearing warm, cozy pajamas—baggy pants, an old T-shirt, even socks—was more comfy than the tank top and shorts I’d been wearing when I kept my room warmer.  Too warm a bedroom makes it hard for your body temp to drop, an important element to getting good sleep. A slight drop in room temperature helps us go to sleep and sleep well. Some don’t like running air conditioning in the bedroom while sleeping, so runs it before bed to get the room cooled down.
          • As Shirley Booth on Hazel once said, lie down and start to consciously relax every area of your body; starting with your head and move to your toes.
          • Wear socks to bed because warm extremities encourage the brain to enter sleep mode.
            Before bed, shake each limb and stretch easily. This releases tension that can wake us up.
          • White Noise–  machine   turning it on (volume on high!) every night. Research shows that the whirring noise can help improve your quality of sleep by providing a sort of “anti-noise” that drowns out other sounds.Verdict: Buy. One. Now. After a few nights, I was addicted to the soothing hum, and now I can’t imagine sleeping without it. You don’t need to spring for the pricey machine either—you can just download this White Noise App, which is also a godsend when you travel. (I recommend the “Airplane Noise” mode, unless the sound of a thunderstorm or cat purring is particularly soothing for you.)
            Follow a Bedtime Routine- A relaxing pre-sleep ritual can help you unwind and prepare your body for sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. So every night at around 9:30, I turned off the TV and shut down my laptop to start getting ready for bed. I would brush my teeth, wash my face and even used some lavender-scented hand lotion, since the scent has been shown to help you feel calm and relaxed.
            Verdict: I felt relaxed and calm by the time I got in bed at 10 p.m. every night.Journal Before Bed–  For anyone who struggles with anxious thoughts or worries, journaling can be a great way to help clear your head before bed—especially if you write about what’s good in your life. Multiple studies show that writing about positive experiences helped people sleep longer and better. I tried journaling for 10 or 15 minutes most nights too see if it help get me into a better frame of mind—and stop my worries from waking me up at 3 a.m. Verdict: I loved this trick. I felt much more relaxed on nights when I took the time to write in a notebook for a few minutes. As the research proves, anyone can benefit from this practice. I’ll definitely reach for my journal (instead of Instagram) after stressful days moving forward.Just Relax -Experts say visualization techniques (basically, just imagining peaceful, restful places) and progressive muscle relaxation can help you fall asleep. To practice muscle relaxation, tense up your muscles then relax them, one by one. You can also try some deep breathing exercises to help your nervous system wind down.
            Verdict: I did drift off to sleep within a few minutes. This is one free and fast fix that works!
            The TakeawayMy sleep schedule is back on track, and I’m logging 7 to 8 hours per night. I think it’s a combination of all of the strategies above, but I believe that following a relaxing bedtime routine and keeping my phone away from my bed delivered the most benefits. They’re totally doable and don’t require any big purchases. There have been a couple times when I woke up during the night, but overall, I feel way more rested today than I did one week ago. I have only had one cup of coffee and my body really does rest better..

SCENTS TO HELP SLEEP

          • Sniffing lavender oil-Studies show it helps bring on sleep.
            Multiple studies have shown that aromatherapy can help treat insomnia. One to try: Place a drop of Sleep Remedy by H. Gillerman Organics on a tissue and drape it near your nose. The combination of blood orange, clary sage and lavender may help you drift off ($48). Natural lavender is a proven sedative that combats anxiety and headaches. Tuck a sachet inside your pillow.
          • Vanilla -smell at bedtime. Drift off 20 min faster and sleep sounder and reduce risk of blood sugar. Calms the adrenal glands to reduce the production of stress hormone cortisol
          • the scent of lemongrass boosts the brain’s production of sleep-inducing alpha waves within 5 minutes, according to Stanford University. If you have a hard time getting to sleep mix 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil with unscented lotion and rub it into your shoulders. You can also sip lemongrass tea. You will drift off in no time.

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BEDTIME-

          • an excellent diet, a consistent bedtime and a regular bedtime ritual, like reading a book. Getting more sleep may mean not watching your favorite show It’s within our control,” excuse your self from dinner with friends a bit early. Don’t burn the candle at both ends. “If you’re going out partying one night, organize your life around what time you go to bed the next night. Combining healthy sleep habits with proper nutrition can lead to more sweet dreams.
          • It’s essential to have wind-down time—“something to say we are now turning off. It can be a long shower, maybe meditating—whatever works for you. turn off all digital devices, put on your nightgown, and read a little from an actual old-fashioned, non-digital book or do something mundane like an easy crossword –for 15 minutes before bedtime to increase drowsiness.

LIGHTS OUT-

Your day starts the night before. What time you go to bed should depends entirely on what time you need to get up.”

          • Our brains produce melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone–but only in darkness. So be sure your night-light doesn’t glow too brightly and that the TV is turned off. Block the light wearing an eye mask to improve your sleep? Your body responds to light even when your eyes are closed, . “Light also affects melatonin levels, compromising sleep duration and quality,
          • Don’t check phone before bed. old-fashioned alarm clocks as gifts to inspire friends and colleagues to not use their smart phones for wakeup calls. gently escort all your devices into another room,” Charging your cellphone elsewhere removes any temptation to check it once you’re under the covers—and it eliminates that electronic glow, which can keep you awake. Computer light obstructs the body’s production of melatonin, which promotes sleep. Before electricity, most people slept 10 hours a night versus today’s seven hours. Scientists blame artificial light for staving off the desire to slumber. So pull the shades down,and turn your alarm clock away so you can’t see its glow.
          • Shower the day away- Steam increases circulation and lowers blood pressure, promoting the release of prolactin, a calming hormone that will help you drift off.
            The heat of the shower will relax you and make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep so you get a solid 8 hours. a hot bath with soothing bath salts and a flickering candle,
          • Rub your tootsies – Massaging the nerves of the bottom of our feet can instantly relieve tension. Ask someone you love for a foot rub, or massage your soles with lavender lotion to lull you to dreamland.
          • Hot footbath 20 min before bed and you’ll drift off twice as quickly, cut middle of the night awakenings by 55%, plus sleep 123% more deeply all night. A sudden spike in foot temperature stimulates the brain region that calms muscles and nerves.
          •  stuffy nose keeping you up at night, you may have a dust mite allergy. Monthly pillow washings (not just the cases) will keep dust mite allergens to a minimum.
          • Mattresses wear out–usually in about 10 years–and stop providing your body the support it needs. The result: Deep sleep may decrease by up to 20%.
          • Write down your worries before bed to help clear your mind for sleep.
          • WHITE NOISE the sound of rain shower makes one fall asleep 50% faster than those with no noise at all. We are hardwired to calm down when we hear this sound. Ever wonder why, when you put a shell to your ear, you hear the sound of the ocean? Those “waves” are actually just the vibration of the air traped inside the shell! But listening to that sound is almost as calming as hearing the real ocean! “Not only does it have the same calming effect as ‘white noise’, it brings back memories of childhood ahdn helps you feel closer to nature, two proven de-stressors!” Turn on the radio–barely The little bit of sound blocks outside noises and signals your brain that it is ok to sleep. Many people swear that white noise or relaxing music helps them fall asleep. white noise helps to buffer intrusive noise from the outside,”To block out the noise, SleepPhones, wireless headphones wrapped in a soft, stretchy headband ($40), might do the trick. “I love these. While they look a little ’80s, they’re fun and effective,”Others doesn’t recommend wearing headphones that are hooked to your phone; prefers a white noise machine, like a Dohm-DS Sound Conditioner ($50). TV on stimulates your senses and wakes you up
          • Pure Care offers a twist on the traditional sleep mask: 
a cooling, scented gel pack ($40).

EAT EAT

omega-3 fatty acids (such as Flax seed) help the body produce more sleep-promoting chemicals. That reduces nightime awakenings and increases vitamin D levels, which help improve sleep, too.

  •   eat grain free (gluten free) for better sleep
  • Tryptophan- Your body converts tryptophan into the feel-good hormone serotonin, which not only helps you sleep, but then converts to melatonin and improves sleep quality. Tryptophan is an amino acid that calms the brain by aiding in the production of serotonin and melatonin, helping the body slow down and feel sleepy. Insulin helps tryptophan enter the brain—so eating tryptophan-rich foods along with complex carbohydrates, which stimulate the release of insulin, helps the body make the most of this snooze-inducer. tryptophan-rich turkey.  bedtime snacks—just make sure to serve them an hour before bedtime to give tryptophan time to reach the brain and work its sleepy-magic.

An excellent diet,  a consistent bedtime and a regular bedtime ritual, like reading a book. Combining healthy sleep habits  with proper nutrition can lead to more sweet dreams.

Dinner should be served well in advance of lights out.
A BEDTIME SNACK MIGHT ACTUALLY HELP YOU SLEEPForgo a big snack or high carb fare, like chips, which will activate your digestive process and keep you awake as your body is busy digesting . Instead, go for a combo of carbs and protein, and keep it light (under 250 calories) Try a small snack. Good options for bedtime snacks—just make sure to serve them an hour before bedtime to give tryptophan time to reach the brain and work its sleepy-magic.

  • a little warm oatmeal made with milk
  • yogurt drizzled with honey
  • a couple of crackers with cheese
  • string cheese
  • apple slices with peanut butter
  • wholegrain toast with peanut butter
  • whole grain cereal with milk or soy milk
  • 2 oz. turkey on Dave’s Killer bread or turkey and cheese on whole-grain crackers
  • hummus and raw veg (such as carrots, celery, green or red peppers)
  • 1/4 c. cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c. berries.
  • Bananas  and add a smear of nut butter if you want.
  • kiwi-two sweet tart each evening can help you sleep 54% more deeply, plus stay asleep up to 65 min longer.
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DRINKS
  • Don’t have a drink before bed. Even though it may help you fall asleep, it can also make you wake during the night.
  • Avoid caffeine after dinner.   Anything containing large amounts of caffeine and sugar should be avoided, especially in the evening. So a cola beverage, with 65 grams of sugar and 57mg of caffeine per 20-ounce bottle, will do you no favors come bedtime. Caffeine raises blood pressure. The Department of Health defines sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance.   Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism.    Insomnia can be brought on by stress. Stress can keep you from sleeping.

Fall asleep faster by drinking

  • a cup of warm sweet milk or cocoa* with vanilla, and add a dash of nutmeg on top. (Vanilla, milk and nutmeg are powerful sleep enhancers.) Add honey to lower orexin, a neurotransmitter that makes you too alert.  Warm drinks cause a slight rise in body temperature, which leads to better blood flow and relaxed muscles. *(Be careful though as cocoa contains chocolate which we all know contains caffeine.)
  • chamomile tea-  noncaffeinated tea calming and especially relaxing may help you fall to sleep.    – “But it is the ritual that is most beneficial. The tea becomes a relaxation cue.” One option: Yogi Bedtime tea—a cup contains valerian and organic chamomile, both widely shown to help prompt sleep ($6 for 16 bags).

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Meals during the day, choose:

  • tart cherry juice (particularly Montmorency cherries) twice a day
  • oily fish, such as tuna, grilled salmon  trout, herring, sardines, tuna, and mackerel- twice a week
  • eggs are excellent as they contain zinc, B12 and Tryptophan and Omega- 3’s
  • avocado
  • brown rice
  • mushrooms
  • Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, cabbage,  broccoli ,mustard greens, collard greens,  Arugula,   Bok choy, Dandelion greens.   Rapini (broccoli raab), Swiss chard, turnip greens
  • nuts, almonds, peanuts,
  • flax seed, flax seed oil  (Winco carries the whole or ground flax seed in the bulk area and you can get just a few tablespoons for very little money.)
  • sesame and sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.)
  • calcium-fortified orange juice.
  • many meats, beef, pork poultry (chicken breast and turkey)
  • seafood, oysters
  • dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, etc.)
  • potatoes
  • cheeseburgers  are a good source with the beef and cheese (Careful with the bread, ketchup and mayo)
  • oatmeal, oats, oat bran
  • Soybeans and the products produced from them, such as tofu and miso
  • rhubarb
  • peas
  • Black beans, legumes
  • artichokes
  • barley
  • Mushrooms.
  • fish liver oils (cod liver oil)
  • spirulina.
  • anchovies
  • whole grains and lentils,
  • liver
  • wheat

While it is ALWAYS best to get your vitamins from food, if you simply cannot, then a good calcium/magnesium supplement at night helps with sleep. Take at least 500 mg of a good calcium supplement before bedtime.
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ALTHOUGH WE ALL LOVE COFFEE, BE VERY AWARE OF THIS: 

  • Coffee depletes magnesium. Yet magnesium is what helps the body absorb calcium, relaxes the muscles, and helps quiet leg cramps, which can waken you at night. Many heart attacks are caused by low magnesium in the body. Were you aware that is what they give heart attack victims in the ER?
  • Coffee can cause a ZINC DEFICIENCY which will keep you awake at night and you may also begin losing your hair. YIKES!
AVOID:
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate) is known to trigger sleeping disorders. Every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese restaurants. MSG has also been linked to cancer and because it is a neurotoxin it excites the brain. Research shows it contributes to Alzheimers.  Avoid Ramen noodles,
  • Folic Acid, the synthetic of folate, while found in many multi-vitamins and packaged or canned foods we eat, is a toxin as the liver cannot process it and it builds up in your system.    Johns Hopkins University researchers found poor quality sleep is linked to the buildup of toxins that may contribute to Alzheimer’s.

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 Final thought, from JAMA Internal Medicine which reinforces why we want to eat ‘whole foods’ and avoid processed foods*

Researchers found a direct connection between higher intake of ultra-processed food* and a higher risk of early death from all causes, especially cancers and cardiovascular disease. Ultra-processed foods* often have fewer nutrients than unprocessed foods, and they contain higher amounts of sugar, salt, saturated fat, and food additives, all of which are associated with an increased risk for chronic diseases.

* ready-to-eat packaged foods such as bread, boxes of breakfast cereals, instant noodles, chicken or fish nuggets, chocolate bars and candies, chips, artificially sweetened beverages or those sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners (which includes many juices), microwaveable foods, boxes of foods such as macaroni and cheese, etc.

5-HTP, an amino acid has been proven to increase your times spent in deep restorative sleep by 53%. And there are no side effects. To get the benefits take 100mg. of 5 -HTP thirty minutes before bedtime. Tip: If you don’t get results the first night, increase your dose by 50 mg each night u(up to 300mg.) until you find the dose that works for you   NOT SO SURE ABOUT THIS

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Metabolic masters: B vitamins “Vitamins B6 and B12 contribute to normal nervous system function and amino acid metabolism,. “These essential water-soluble vitamins aid in calming and relaxing the body by assisting in the formation of neurotransmitters like serotonin.”   B3 helps prolong deep sleep! Start with 50 mg a day of each.

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excessive levels of estrogen hormone, especially for those who have had a hysterectomy. A good B Vitamin Complex can help combat the estrogen your body is flooded with after a hysterectomy. estrogen usually improves the quality of sleep, reduces time to fall asleep, and increases the amount of REM sleep. Sleep lab studies also indicate estrogen reduces the number of times a patient awakens and may improve cognitive function, Excess estrogen interferes with the production of melatonin. B vitamins play an important role in the creation and activation of estrogen in the body. Low levels of these vitamins can lead to reduced levels of estrogen.

 

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring hormone that can be converted to estrogen and testosterone. Within the body, DHEA is first converted to androgens and then further converted to estrogens.
One study found that DHEA may be able to provide similar benefits in the body as estrogen.

Foods to increase estrogen: Soybeans and the products produced from them, such as tofu and miso, are a great source of phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens mimic estrogen in the body by binding to estrogen receptors. Flax seeds and Sesame seeds also contain high amounts of phytoestrogens.

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The brain sweeps away waste and toxins during sleep, University of Rochester scientists discovered.

A good eight hours of sleep is insurance against stress fatigue and illness. People who don’t get enough sleep may suffer from ischemic strokes due to clots that prevent blood flow from reaching the brain. To have better sleep, reduce nighttime awakenings and be more alert in the day, check this out:

Insomnia / Sleep Disorders

          • Insomnia- such as drowsiness or sleepiness- By “sleep deprived” meaning you are not getting restorative, restful sleep. You may be laying their ‘unconscious’ but you know it is not refreshing, and you wake up tired. You know who you are.
          • is a common side effect of Synthroid (prescribed for hypothyroidism )
          • flushless niacin
          •   Antibiotics, which can cause an overgrowth of yeast. Also, AVOID: Caffeine,MSG, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet.
          • Cortisol will increase with prolonged insomnia because of the strain poor sleep puts on the body. Consistently high levels of cortisol can lead to adrenal fatigue which can also worsen insomnia. The smell of vanilla calms the adrenal glands to reduce the production of stress hormone cortisol.
          • Pain- Hurting so bad one can’t sleep. chronic insomnia leads to muscle pain (fibromyalgia). Alterations in nocturnal sleep (and circadian rhythm) definitely hurt your muscle cells. If you are sleep deprived you will feel muscle pain head to toe. Probiotics can help with muscle pain if it is from Dysbiosis (a problem in the GI tract which commonly leads to muscle pain). A stool test called GI Effects through Metametrix labs would likely uncover more pathogens in there, than healthy intestinal cells.
          •  certain sleeping pills don’t allow you to get refreshing sleep, in fact, depending on the medicine, they could prevent you from getting a necessary phase of sleep (deep sleep) and ironically this causes sleep deprivation because you never get restorative deep sleep.

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Sleep Facts

6,000: The number of car crashes attributed to drowsy driving each year. Even scarier: One out of 25 adults surveyed reported nodding off while driving within the past month.

Sleeping Beauty

          • The facts about beauty sleep. Getting enough sleep helps your skin in countless ways. While you sleep, blood flow and collagen repair damage that leads to wrinkles.
          • Sleep-deprived teens wind up with more pimples.
          • And people with psoriasis may notice more pain and itching when they don’t get enough quality sleep.

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SUPPLEMENTS

          •  Magnesium  You may have a Magnesium deficiency which can be caused by, among other things– coffee! Caffeine raises blood pressure.   Magnesium helps the body absorb calcium, relaxes the muscles, and helps quiet leg cramps, which can waken you at night. Dark green leafy vegetables, many meats and nuts, and whole grains are good sources. Black beans, artichokes, barley, pumpkin seeds, oat bran, and almonds all provide at least 100 milligrams of magnesium per serving.
          • A good calcium/magnesium supplement at night to help with sleep. Restless legs syndrome is less likely to occur in those who exercise daily or who are active. Some say taking at least 500 mg of a good calcium supplement before bedtime.
          • Brain booster: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Emerging research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids play a role in healthy sleep higher levels of DHA had better sleep patterns, with more quiet sleep at night, and more wakefulness during the day. Consume oily fish, flax seed, flax seed oil, and spirulina. You can get DHA from an increasing array of omega-3 fortified foods including milk, eggs, and juice.
          • melatonin risk-grogginess, depression, nightmares-recommended for short term only. melatonin isn’t supposed to knock you out the way pharmaceutical sleeping aids do. It can be a lifesaver for certain sleep issues, however, so listen up if you are a shift worker, irregular sleeper, or time-zone traveler. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone we produce mostly at night that helps the body know when to shut down and when to wake up. Getting more of it can help when your sleep pattern is irregular, when falling asleep takes you more than a half-hour, and when you struggle to get out of bed in the morning. Taking a melatonin supplement at night is one way to go, or you can try eating or drinking foods high in melatonin.    Melatonin, released by the pineal gland , controls your sleep patterns. Levels increase at night time, making you feel sleepy. While you’re sleeping, your pituitary gland releases growth hormone, which helps your body to grow and repair itself.
          • Valerian, mild sleeping aid (take at bedtime) may help fall asleep faster and improve quality of sleep. Effect up to 6 weeks. – side effects hang over effect or improved thinking for a short period following use. Valerian root is show to calm the nervous system and induce sleep. all yo need is 3 mg-5mg nightly.
          • Magnolia bark could east anxiety, inducing sleep as quickly and effectively as Valium, without side effects. The magnolia bark compound-honokiol-lowers levels of adrenaline. 200-400 at bedtime paired with a snack.  Ask your doctor.
          • 5HTP increases time spent in deep restorative sleep by 53%. No side effects. Take 100 mg of Htp 30 min before bed. If you don’t get results the first night, increase do se by 50 mg each night , up t 300 mg until you find the dose that works for you.

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Iron Numerous studies link restless legs syndrome to low levels of stored iron, iron deficiencies may put you at higher risk for disturbed sleep. “Iron is needed to create dopamine, a neurotransmitter. In fact, dopamine-enhancing medications have been used to treat RLS symptoms, so RLS may be helped by adequate iron intake. Good dietary sources of iron are beef, liver, green leafy vegetables, legumes, and fortified cereals. Since excess iron can be harmful, have iron levels checked before starting a high-iron diet or iron supplements.

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high-powered Arianna Huffington’s secret to success? “Sleep ranks No. 1. ”Huffington, believes sleep-deprivation is an emblem of stupidity, not success. Gone are the days when employees are congratulated for working 24/7. “That’s the mental equivalent of congratulating someone for coming to work drunk,” s. “When people say, ‘ I’ve been working around the clock,’ I say to them, ‘That’s so sad. Why are you so disorganized? Why are you managing your life that way?’”

Huffington’s own wake-up call came in 2007, after she collapsed from exhaustion during the crazed early days of HuffPo.

https://parade.com/411119/hthompson/10-products-for-a-good-nights-sleep/#gallery_411119-1 10 Products to Help You Sleep Better at Night

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Sleep’s Superpowers

          • clock a good eight hours of sleep is insurance against stress fatigue and illness.
            35% Percent of American adults don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep. For those between ages 35 and 54, the story is even worse: Nearly 40 percent are sleep-deprived. 8 hours 7-8
          • 10% reduction in sleep time results in 20% reduction in productivity. Insufficient sleep can cause Nystagmus and ptosis. That fatigue may have contributed to the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
          • Getting good sleep is the best thing you can do for your brain, long term. It improves your mood and clears your mind. 7-9 hours is recommended for adults 18-64; and 7-8 for adults 65 and older.
          • Sleeping better helps moods.
          • You’re more creative and able to perform better if you sleep more. It’s not a sign of weakness. Prioritize it. And you should be sleeping long enough to dream.“ “When I get enough sleep, I’m better at everything,” . “I’m better at running the house, less reactive, I’m better with my children.”
          • sleep helps prevent breast cancer. Women who get 9 hours of sleep a night are almost 20% less likely to develop breast cancer. In one study, researchers compared levels of certain B vitamins to breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. Results indicated that higher levels of vitamins B-2 and B-6 were associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, which may be due to the impact of these vitamins on estrogen metabolism.
            Slip into bed 15 minutes earlier to get an extra two hours of sleep a week. And it is better than sleeping in one day, because it won’t disrupt your body clock, the payoff from getting enough sleep is enormous. “When you are sleep deprived you will find that you are not as joyful,” With enought sleep you will feel more grateful for everything in your life.

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60 percent of the respondents in a poll said they use sleep aids.)

Sleep IQ and your sleep DNA go hand in hand, and understanding both can improve your sleep. Check out our Helix mattress review to learn about a mattress company that uses your personal sleep style to craft your dream bed.

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even a short nap can go a long way in recharging the body. napping, it’s the best thing we can do to recharge ourselves.” An afternoon nap can re-energize you for the rest of the day! And 20 minutes is just enough time to revitalize you without grogginess. Closing your eyes and thinking peaceful thoughts for 10 minutes is so relaxing, it makes it easier to fall asleep hours later.

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In a nutshell, there are toxins that you may not even realize are in your body.

          • Constant exposure to substances like fluoride which build up in the body over time.
            Toothpaste, public water systems, hormones, food additives, excess sugar and sweeteners in your diet or chemicals from medications, along with the natural aging process affects the pineal gland.
          • The pineal gland is important to sleeping patterns, mood and aging.
          • The pineal gland is responsible for producing melatonin, a derivative of serotonin that provides the wake/sleep schedule of the body. -Some sufferers velieve that taking Melatonin- can be consumed to remove fluoride from your system. This should be consumed along with getting plenty of exercise for the best effects. Caution though!!
          • Its production in the body may decrease with age, which, according to proponents, may explain why as people age they have trouble sleeping.
          • As we age or ingest the wrong things the pineal gland can become calcified, causing calcium phosphate to develop over the gland. Lifestyle choices and diet are the primary causes of calcification.
          • Calcification tends to become more severe with age, with many people experiencing symptoms of heavy calcification of the pineal gland by the time they are 17.
            Avoid: FOLIC ACID AND ENDOCRINE DISRIPTORS Johns Hopkins University researchers found poor quality sleep is linked to the buildup of toxins that may contribute to Alzheimer’s. Folic Acid found in so many packaged foods we eat is a toxin.
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Endocrine disruptors…Toxins are cumulative and can cause calcification of the pineal gland:

          • Sugar, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. These products also drain the body’s energy.
            Bottom feeding fish like prawns or shrimp, bigger fish like tuna or dolphins are all high risk sources for mercury.
          • Bromide, fluoride and chlorine (Fluoride is added to the water supply as well as many dental products like toothpaste.
          • Excessive amounts of calcium from processed foods or overusing calcium supplements can cause calcium phosphate to build up in your system. (Yikes! WHO KNEW??)
          • Public water supply is filled with substances that are calcified which can cause harm.
            Chemical pesticides that are in meats or on vegetables can be toxic to the pineal gland.
            MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) an extremely dangerous neuro-toxin added to almost all restaurant/fast foods and many processed foods can cause fluid retention, which affects the heart. MSG kills brain cells in laboratory animals and causes macular degeneration (retinal degeneration). Repeated exposure to MSG is cumulative, not resulting in observable damage such as dementia, until years after the MSG was ingested.
          • deodorants
          • food additives (of any kind, such as: coloring, emulsifiers, stabilizers, gelling agents and thickeners, flavor enhancers, preservatives)
          • dental mouthwash
          • air fresheners
          • cleansers
          • high fructose sweeteners
          • refined sugar
          • folic acid in  vitamins and processed foods. This is a synthetic of folate that your body cannot process.
          • artificial sweeteners
          • Aspartame, a neuro-toxin

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THE GOOD NEWS Fortunately, there are ways to de-calcify the pineal gland to help prevent further damage, to reverse the damage you may already be experiencing
and to prevent calcium phosphate buildup in the future!

(Don’t miss the simple detox recipe at the bottom using things you probably already have in the kitchen)
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Below are a few things that can help detox the pineal gland so we can sleep better:

-MSM – can be taken at higher doses such as 7000-10,000mg each day, but you should work your way up to this point to keep your system comfortable. MSM for weight loss and arthritis
-Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid that you can add to your food.
-Neem extract and oregano oil can also be used as an antibiotic that will break down calcium shells from nanobacteria in the pineal gland.
-Tamarind bark, leaves or pulp can help to flush fluoride out through your urine.
-Garlic – can help to dissolve calcium in the body. Consume half a bulb to two bulbs each day, eating it fresh or soaking it in fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to calm the offensive smell.
-Iodine- can be taken in supplement form to deplete calcium supplies and remove sodium fluoride from your system. This should be consumed in small amounts to avoid affecting your bone health.
-Activator X refers to vitamin K1/K2 which can be combined with vitamins D3 and A to create a detoxifier. This detoxifier will restore enzymatic balance to remove calcium from the arteries and move it into the bones where it can be used properly.
-Boron- Adding ¼ teaspoon of boron to green tea or consuming organic beets can create a pineal gland cleanser. Consume boron in small quantities throughout the day. Boron is a trace mineral that has a variety of roles in the body. It’s been researched for its positive benefits on reducing the risk of certain types of cancer. Boron is also necessary for the metabolism of the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. Researchers believe that boron influences estrogen receptors by allowing the body to more easily use the estrogen available.
-Raw chocolate-Raw cacao is high in antioxidants that can help to stimulate the pineal gland while detoxing the gland
-Raw lemons or Citric acid- Consuming raw lemon or 3 tablespoons of citric acid on an empty stomach can help to detox the pineal gland. You may need to combine these ingredients with spring water to avoid placing excessive amounts of acid on your teeth.
-Distilled water- Drinking plenty of fluoride-free water can help to flush away toxins that could be affecting the pineal gland.

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OK…..let’s combine three of the above apple cider vinegar, distilled water and citric acid (lemons) and try this easy detox:

This incredible detox drink helps you burn fat, boost metabolism, lose weight, fight diabetes and lower blood pressure. See under belly fat  belly fat
Ingredients:
1 glass of water (12-16 oz)
2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 T. lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T. raw honey
Blend all together

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using lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and honey, you will be able to simply and healthfully unclog arteries and control blood pressure. Unclog your arteries | Healthyarteries.orghealthyarteries.org › unclog-your-arteries

 

STOP SLEEP SLEEP STOP

SMOOTHIES SMOOTHIES

____Smoothies   and juice are easier for liver.  Pumpkin, which some put in smoothies contains fiber, some antioxidants (such as vitamin A, C and E) and B vitamins which improve the appearance of skin, and reduce wrinkles. Nutrients in pumpkin can reduce risk of macular degeneration, thus protecting your eyesight. Pumpkins (and the seeds) are great sex aids. All that zinc supports prostate health, and that’s great for men tracking sperm count (for fertility concerns), and men seeking a higher sex drive, (Pumpkin 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree, 1/2 c. milk of your choice, 1/4 c. plain whole milk Greek Yogurt, 1 med orange, peeled, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth. Serves one. /Pumpkin Spice Fat Blaster  1/4 c (or is it 1/2 c) kale or any greens , 1/4 (or 1/2 cup?) canned pumpkin or 1 serv any fruit,  1 scoop pea or rice protein powder, 1 T. flaxseed or coconut oil, 1 T. ground glax or chia seeds, 1 scoop powdered probiotic like FloraKey, 1 T. lechitin from sunflower, 1 t. pumpkin spice or any spice.  /Strawberry, orange juice, banana and honey/ SlimFast Optima creamy milk chocolate, banana, ice/cherries, banana, peach, yogurt, walnuts, Kashi Golean cereal. Sm / Skinny smoothie– Blitz 1/2 c. kale, 1/2 c. berries, 1/4 protein powder, 1 Tbs lecithin, 1Tbs chia, , 1 Tbs coconut ooil, 1 oz unsweetened cran juice, 1 c. water, ice. / Cran water 28 oz water to 4 oz unsweeetened cran juice, optional berries/ Metabolizer cocktail- Blitz 8 oz low sodium v-8, 1/4 lemon juice, 1/4 c. parsley, 1/4 c. spinach, 1 t. garlic, 1/4 t. cayenne, 1/4 t. turmeric, 2 tsp flx oil, 1 Tbs chia and ice.    Turmeric twist- Curcumin , the active ingredient in turmeric, has been found to hlep control pain from osteoarthritis as effectivly as the painkiller ibuprofen does. (IMPORTANT: Ibuprofen may make immune cells slguggish, slowing recovery after viral infections like colds, influenza and COVID-19. Try Tylenol first.)              1 c. frozen mango chungs, 1/2 c. refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk, 1/4 t. ground turmeric and a handful of ice. Add honey to taste, if desired./ Red fruit smoothie- strawberries, banana, pittled dark sweet cherries, dragon fruit and cranberries. Green fruit and veg smoothie– mnago, banana, apples, pineapple spinach/ Valda’s (She uses Vitamix)- protein powder, granny smith apple, almond milk coconut water, baby kale, spinach, banana, mango strawberries, blueberries, black berries, pineapple, carrots, cucumber, beets (1/2 and freeze the rest) No longer craves sweets,  SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIE for Detox

2 T. ground flaxseed into smoothie   contains alpha-linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is found in flaxseed oil, and in canola, soy, perilla, and walnut oils. Alphalinolenic acid is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids that are in fish oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)  for preventing and treating diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is used to prevent heart attacks, lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and reverse “hardening of the blood vessels” (atherosclerosis).

Kefir  Similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy product is high in lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, kefir is also rich in antioxidants. Look for a good, organic version at your local health food shop. A cross between yogurt and milk, kefir is a delicious way to get probiotics and vitamins into your system. Try it flavored or plain   as a smoothie-like drink.

____sneezing- food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora. Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body. Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.

___Snoring – see sleep
___ Sore throat Sore throat Taking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.) Yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism     Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)  vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure. 2 T. ground flaxseed into smoothie or meatloaf or the seeds into a slad. It contains alpha-linolenic acid that calms immune cells lining the throat soothing inflammation.  A daily dose cuts throat discomfort in half.  Gargle three times daily with a mix of 1 drop of oregano oil. 1/2 tsp germ killing sea salt and 6 oz of water to cut irritation by 50% in 24 hours.    Flax seed for sore throats-sprinkle 2Tbsp onto cereal or a salad or mix into a smootie or meatloaf. Flax brims with unique compound called alpah-linolenic, aced to calm the immune cells lining the throat, soothinf painful inflammation. this natural remedy works so well that researchers report a daily dose of flaxseed cuts throat discomfort in half.       Gargle three times a day with a mix of 1 drop of oregano oil, 1/2 t. of germ killing sea salt and 6 oz ofr water calms throat irritation by 50% in 24 hours.

___ spots on fingernails-Zinc deficiency can be caused by  coffee If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
___ Staggering gait–  AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/)

___Stomach cramps– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (candida).Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted,  Caffeine raises blood pressure. Abdominal pain, cramping- brush your teeth. Researchers say cleaning your teeth twice daily for 2 minutes could cut the risk of tummy aches by up to 45%. Keeping gums in great shape means only healthy bacteria that don’t cause inflammation get into your system

____Stomach pains– food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to. see digestion For good digestion share the things you are thankful for  because gratitude  increases the productiion of digestive enzymes, reducing belly pain by an impressive 70%.NEED PROBIOTICS

___ stomach feels weak . – Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth).Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism  The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ Stress Stress

          • lack of sleep may be due to worrying. Stress can cause elevations of Cortisol, which stimulates nervous eating. You are stressed, your body panics, fuels up on high-carbs. High-fat foods  stores fat deep in the belly to protect you. Stomach fat is stress fat. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Chronic stress triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.  A tongue that is red and bumpy it is a sign of cortisol overload.
          • stay away from caffeine  Caffeine ages you, stresses your body can cause you to gain weight. Unabated stress over long periods of time that is not addressed combined with a nutrient-poor diet is what usually leads to adrenal exhaustion.
          • Caffeine raises blood pressure and is a real stress on the body- one that has negative effect on your metabolism.
          • The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted.
          • Constant stress and poor nutrition (ingesting caffeine, sugars) can weaken the adrenal glands. The overproduction of adrenal hormones caused by prolonged stress can weaken the immune system and inhibit the production of white blood cells that protect the body against foreign invaders (in particular lymphocytes and lymph node function).
          • One night of inadequate sleep is enough to elevate stress hormones.
          • Energy a well as basic mental and physical skills decline sharply
          • better to stay awake than do just a few hours
          • It will make you feel depressed.
          • When you learn a new task then don’t go to bed on time that night you lose 20-50% of what you learned that day.  During sleep is whe n your brain processes information.
          • To ease stress, try this acupuncture trick: Hold out your right arm, wrist straight and fingers relaxed. Measure two fingerwidths down from your wrist; press that point for 10 seconds, then release for 10 seconds. Repeat nine times. Pressing this “heart protector” point sends a calming energy flow to the heart and triggers a 22 percent drop in cortisol almost instantly.                                                                                                    1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries a day helps fight stress, and reduces anxiety, just about as well as any anti-anxiety medications…and without any annoying side effets. Research at the torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies found it is because blueberries contain high levels of the antioxidant ellagic acid. It soothes the brain just like Valium. Blueberries also contain compounds similar to a variety of mood-stabilizing medications.
          • VITAMINS FOR  STRESS:  Anti-stress formula vitamin will help you lose weight because stress slows your metabolism. (a good quality multiple vitamin and mineral compound containing 10,000 IUs of beta-carotene and approximately 50 mg of each of the B vitamins plus 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, 400 IUs of Vitamin E and 50 mcg of selenium.)
          • flushless niacin but also B vitamins can make niacin  (B vitamins are good for stress  Take a good B complex Vitamin. (Wal-Mart has a B-100 that has all of the B vitamins in it.)
          • Stress can keep you from sleeping.
          • Protein (beans, eggs, fish, chicken) helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. Season Chicken with  Bay leaves, celery seed, cloves, chili powder, curry powder, dill, garlic powder, Italian herb seasoning, lemon juice, mace, dry mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, poultry seasoning, sage, thyme. Fish   also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Season Fish-Basil, caraway seeds, celery seeds, garlic powder, marjoram, pepper, rosemary , sage, thyme.  Season Eggs with – Basil, chives, cumin, curry powder, dill, dry mustard, Italian herb seasoning, marjoram, onion powder, paprika, pepper, tarragon, thyme.  Egg whites ( protein), help to relieve stress  may be eaten and used for cooking as much as desired but  the yellow should be avoided. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol.
          • Beans- navy also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
          • Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we don’t crave sweets.
          • Brazil nuts also help relieve stress promoting calmness and allowing your body to metabolize food properly so you don’t pack on weight.
          • Strawberries,   high in magnesium helps relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness.
          • Load up on vegetables. Rich in soluble fiber while  relieving stress. Stress can make blood sugar rise and slows down metabolism which causes weight gain. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium.
          • Foods to Help Relieve Stress 1. Matcha powder 2. Swiss chard 3. Sweet potatoes . 4. Kimchi 5. Artichokes 6. Organ meats 7. Eggs 8. Shellfish 9. Acerola cherry powder 10. Fatty fish 12. Garlic 13. Tahini 14. Sunflower seeds 15. Broccoli 16. Chickpeas . 17. Chamomile tea 18. Blueberries Numerous foods contain nutrients that may help you reduce stress. Matcha powder, fatty fish, kimchi, garlic, chamomile tea, and broccoli are just a few that may help.
          • Stress can make blood sugar rise. take a walk in nature or look at picturs of nature or snap beautiful fall pictures- 10 min a day. It stimulates your brains frontal lobes, increasing the production fo energizing beta waves for up to 2 hours.
          •  STRESS STRESS END

___ stroke- potassium deficiency  is one problem (there are dozens of drug muggers of potassium- diuretics, heartburn medications, laxatives, insulin therapy and corticosteroid drugs. More classes of medications are listed in Suzy Cohen’s Drug Muggers book. She cannot overstate the importance of restoring nutrients that get depleted by medications, for this is your side effect solution. Most physicians are aware of the need to re-establish potassium levels after ordering a diuretic drug, so patients are commonly told to replace potassium with a banana. FYI, one cup of papaya or french green beans have much higher amounts of natural potassium compared to one banana, a fruit that is high in sugar and prone to fungal disease at the plantation.) Potassium works with its brother “sodium” and the two together help control your body’s water balance, which in turn regulates blood pressure. Potassium has a cumulative effect and this makes it better to take a regular dose for two or three months, rather than to take large doses for short periods of time. Never take more than your doctor recommends and be careful because potassium interacts with certain diuretics and blood pressure drugs that are “potassium-sparing.” Eating in restaurants has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes, cancer and obesity because MSG is one of the many things put into our food to make us think it tastes better.  Even if you ask the proprieter if they use any MSG they can tell you no because MSG goes by so many different names if you do not ask the right name they won’t tell you the truth!!!!! (Doctors in emergency rooms tell us that this excitotoxin along with Aspartame, are two of the most common reasons people of all ages end up there. Some hearts are worn out from repeated use of this killer ingredient it is  fatal and there is nothing else the ER can do to help.) A previous Harvard study found that eating about one and a half carrots, 3/4 of a cup of mashed sweet potatoes or three cups of cooked spinach every day shaved 40% off stroke rates.
The carotene inhibits cholesterol from becoming toxic and able to form plaque and clots in arteries.
More remarkable is new research showing how important it is to have lots of beta carotene and other vitamin A in your bloodstream should you suffer a stroke. The vitamin may prevent your death or disability from the stroke, according to Belgian researchers at the University of Brussels, who analyzed the blood of 80 patients within 24 hours after they had suffered strokes.They discovered that stroke patients with above-average amounts of vitamin A, including beta carotene, had more chances to survive, were more likely to have less neurological damage and recover completely! However, Vitamin A can cause insomnia,

Among those who skimped the most on potassium, the odds of stroke deaths shot up 2.6 times in men and 4.8 times in women.
Further, the more potassium-rich foods the subjects ate, generally, the fewer strokes they had.

Besides minimizing common risk factors such as smoking and unhealthy stress, you can help to prevent a stroke by adding magnesium-rich foods to your grocery cart. Researchers at the Swedish Karolinska Institute found that the risk for ischemic stroke – the most common type of stroke in older people, which occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain – was reduced by 9 percent for each additional 100 milligrams of magnesium a person consumed each day. For any type of stroke, adding 100 milligrams of magnesium reduced the risk by 8 percent. It is not known exactly how magnesium reduces the risk of stroke, but the researchers suggest that the mineral’s benefits may be related to its ability to lower blood pressure.

          • — Eating three additional daily servings of fruits and vegetables reduced overall stroke rates 22% and the risk of bleeding stroke by 51%, says the Framingham Heart Study.

Next time you are at the grocery or farmer’s market, buy these magnesium-rich foods:

          1. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens, as well as broccoli which are also full of folate, which helps with memory.
          2. Nuts and seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, and peanuts, almonds and cashews are good nut choices
          3. Whole grain products such as brown rice, oat bran cereal and whole grain breads
          4. BeansBlack beans are a particularly good source, providing 120 mg in one cup
          5. Fish. Halibut, oysters and scallops are all good sources of magnesium. Choose sustainably raised when possible

The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.

Researchers concluded that with every extra daily 400 mg. of potassium in food, the odds of a fatal stroke dropped 40%! One very good reason to adopt stroke prevention with fruits and vegetables!

You can find the extra 400 mg of potassium in the following foods:

          • 1/2 cup cooked fresh spinach (423 mg)
            1/2 cup cooked fresh beet green (654 mg)
            1 tsp. blackstrap molasses (499 mg)
            1 cup tomato juice (536 mg)
            1 cup fresh orange juice (472 mg)
            1/4 cantaloupe melon (412 mg)
            1/2 cup acorn squash (446 mg)
            10 dried apricot halves (482 mg)
            2 carrots (466 mg)
            1/2 cup cooked sweet potato (455 mg)
            1/2 cooked green lima beans (484 mg)
            1 cup skim milk (418 mg)
            1/2 avocado (742 mg)
            1 banana (451 mg)
            2 oz./60 g. almonds (440 mg)
            1 oz./ 30 g. roasted soybeans (417 mg)
            17 oz./480 g. baked potato without skin (512 mg)
            17 oz./480 g. baked potato with skin (844 mg)
            1/2 cup baked beans (613 mg)

(From Jean Carper’s Food Your Miracle Medicine: How Food Can Prevent and Treat Over 100 Symptoms and Problems)

          • Spices for Vegetables- Allspice, bay leaves, caraway seeds, chives, vinegars, dill, garlic, garlic powder, ginger, cloves, Italian herb seasoning, lemon juice, marjoram, mint, onion powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, pimiento, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, Tabasco sauce, vinegar. (The oregano has antioxidants that boost the immune system, protecting us against germs and viruse. In fact, oregano has more antioxidants than berries and vegetables
          • Spices for fruits Season with Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, mace, mint, nutmeg.

See hypothroydism as there are some vegetables  to be careful of…..   Apples- protects your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to strokes,
___ Sweating –Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to   sweating, unconsciousness and convulsions. Dandruff shampoos may also contain coal tar.
___Swelling-  the throat, swelling of prostrate, swelling joints-gout from High Fructose Corn Sweeteners  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=208289
AVOID the  following, which can cause joints to hurt and aches: MSG (monosodium glutamate),Splenda, Caffeine, Smog/Pollutants -there may be a connection to smog and/or inversion and allergies. Many hurt hurt more when they live in areas with more pollutants, High Fructose Corn Sweeteners can cause gout which is swelling of joints . Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout. http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=208289 FOR STIFFNESS TRY: heat, drink plenty of water, one glass of 100% cranberry juice every day (no high fructose corn sweetners),200 mg each of Coenzyme Q10 and Ginkgo Biloba can reduce symptoms  ANTIBIOTICS CAN CAUSE SWELLING YET CATTLE ARE FED ANTIBIOTICS! Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedRead about antibiotics and steroids in milk that are passed on to your body when you drink milk, eat butter or eat beef that has been given antibiotics. It is the same thing for chicken-they feed them the growth hormone to get them to market quicker:  http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?t=205162See also pain, joints and inflammation  (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/)
___Swollen ankles- Mix  1 tsp mustard powder into a dollop of body lotion. Rub onto ankes and up legs to knees in long strokes for 1 min per leg. The detoxifying powder helps remolve built-up toxins while massages redistributes the fluids that pool in feet.

Swollen joints swollen joints – food allergies and intolerances from abnormal gut flora.  Because your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining begins to deteriorate, since it is actively maintained by our gut flora. (The beneficial bacteria in your gut make sure the cells that line your entire digestive tract are healthy, well-fed, and protected from chemical- or microbial attacks.) As your gut lining deteriorates, the junctions between the cells open up, causing your gut to become porous, or “leaky.”“It becomes like a sieve, and foods don’t get the chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed.“They’re absorbed in this maldigested or partially broken down form. The immune system and the bloodstream reacts to them by creating immune complexes, which attack these partially digested proteins. As a result, we’ll get all sorts of symptoms in your body.Food intolerances can also manifest hours, days, or even weeks later, making identifying food allergies very difficult.“Different reactions can also overlap on top of each other. For example,  you can be reacting to broccoli that you have just had for lunch, and to lamb that you’ve eaten yesterday, and to egg that you’ve eaten two days ago, and to a piece of bread that you’ve eaten 10 days ago. All of these reactions overlap on top of each other. On any given day, you have no idea what exactly you’re reacting to.
___ Swollen lower lip- Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins.A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

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___ Tachycardia MSG is known to trigger Tachycardia.  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.

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___ loss of taste or smell-Zinc deficiency can be brought on by anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antacids, coffee,ulcer/heartburn meds, diuretics, &estrogen drugs used for birth control & menopause. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,   (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted Caffeine raises blood pressure.
If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence
Metallic taste in mouth– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism   Caffeine raises blood pressure.

___ taste changes– Zinc deficiency can be caused by  coffee. If you have a ZINC DEFICIENCY– Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence

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___Thrush (white coating on tongue)
– Antibiotics  can cause an overgrowth of yeast (excess Candida growth). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted
yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

___ tics or twitches – Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee)
___ Tinnitus(ears ringing), hearing loss can be high blood pressure  Caffeine raises blood pressure. AVOID: Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

___ Tooth decay- a dab of horseradish fights tooth decay and protects them.
___ Tooth grinding is mainly caused by a lack or imbalance of “proper nutrients,” particularly calcium, magnesium and vitamin B complex. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, An Epsom salt bath (use 1 cup) before going to bed, which contains magnesium sulphate. Magnesium is called ‘nature’s lullaby’ nutrient because it is so relaxing. The headaches I was getting from grinding my teeth completely stopped! bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth as you sleep) — may be relieved through vitamin B-5 treatment. (Some foods high in vitamin B-5: Brewer’s yeast, corn, kale, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and lentils offer high quantities of pantothenic acid as well as egg yolks, beef offal, duck, salmon and whole grains. You’ll get the most nutritional value by eating fresh foods.)
___ Tourette’s syndrome Tryptophan may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of

Tourette’s syndrome. foods containing  tryptophan: red meat, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soybeans and soy products, tuna, shellfish, and turkey. -(Nuts, such as pecans could be added to your oatmeal breakfast)     A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedSee Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Phytosterols: Plants sterols   reduces blood levels of cholesterol. (The higher the number the better it is.)Nuts –Almond 143, Cashew 158  Peanut 206, Pecan 108,Pistachio 108  Walnut 108 Vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and magnesium are necessary for the metabolization of tryptophan.

___ Tripping and falling over things that aren’t there-   AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
(Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/)

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___ Ulcers- Anti-inflammatories can cause bleeding ulcers and perforations, especially in older folks. An ulcer is defined as a lesion on the skin, but most people are referring to ulcers that are lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Without treatment, these can enlarge and cause several very serious complications which  can include severe bleeding as the lesion grows and attacks the blood vessels. The bleeding may occur slowly and may result in tiredness, paleness, and presence of anemia. Other ulcer symptoms are usually present in slow onset cases such as intestinal upset, stomach discomfort, and acid indigestion.  Most commonly this form of ulcer may be present for a while or heavy bleeding can occur suddenly, resulting in cramping pain, nausea, dizziness, and extremely low blood pressure. Celebrex and Vioxx manufacturers  claim is that they do not have as high a risk for this problem. While that part might be true,  there is still some risk associated with them, so if you combine over-the-counter anti-inflammatories with them, these risks increase
___ Unconsciousness Dandruff shampoos may contain resorcinol, which is easily absorbed through the skin and can lead to unconsciousness and convulsions.
___ unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or starch  – Iron-deficiency anemia which can be caused by  coffee)
___Upper respiratory infections – Taking antibiotics can break down the immune system, causing the body to be unable to fight off viruses with your own anti-bodies making people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.)

___Upset stomach nausea. nausea. Ginger. It is also good for upset stomach. Take 1 gram of ginger 30 minutes, before you  board ship, then 1/2 to 1 gram every 4 hours thereafter–but no more than 4 grams total in any 24 hour period.

          • ___ UTIs  (urinary tract infection) Drinking cranberry juice decidely reduces recurrent uti in women. most common recommended dose: a glass of juice twice a day. Undecided: whether cranberry capusles or tables are as effective.recurring-Urinary-tract infections are the second-most common type of infection in the entire body, accounting for more than 8 million doctor visits per year. Bacteria that normally reside in the colon enter the tube emptying the bladder, where they attach and multiply, causing infection. Both men and women can suffer from this malady. However, women are twice as likely to have UTIs than are men. Individuals who suffer abnormalities of the urinary tract that can obstruct the flow of urine (as in the case of bladder or kidney stones) are more likely to develop a UTI. Some of the most common symptoms of a UTI are back pain, fever, general achiness, malaise, burning on urination and frequent urination. Women who suffer from recurring UTIs — especially during and after menopause — often write me asking for an inexpensive therapy to prevent them. antibiotics can cause yeast infections (candida). Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depleted     yeast overgrowth (Candida) may be related to low thyroid (underactive thyroid gland) Hypothyroidism

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___ Vertigo  AVOID: Splenda, Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)  (Read about the dangers of Splenda: http://www.splendasickness.blogspot.com/) See dizziness or lightheadedness  -above and do a ctrl “f”
___ vomiting-Magnesium deficiency (can be caused by, among other things, coffee) Furniture and floor polishes contain nitrobenzene, which may cause vomiting and even death.
MSG is known to trigger  vomiting  It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese.

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___ wake up in night shaking and/or teeth chattering- some antibiotics.
___ Water retention-can be caused by  coffee and/or antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the stomach, that helps process nutrients and vitamins. A good live acidopholis supplement (probiotics) found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea are friendly bacteria which also help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment. (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.) vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.  Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitaminsa full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive. The Department of Health lists sugar and caffeine along with nicotine and heroin as an addictive substance. Caffeine raises blood pressure. Caffeine is also a real stress on the body–one that has a negative effect on your metabolism. The anti-stress hormones are the substances that prepare your body for an appropriate reaction to stress Caffeine causes the release of these anti-stress hormones. Eventually the body’s supply of these hormones is depletedMany people suffer when their immune system can’t handle any more chemicals such as Toluene (methylbenzene), a solvent found in hundreds of products such as cosmetics, mousse, concealer, nail polish, perfumes and air fragrances, lip balm, furniture wax, ink….even new particleboard!  It is known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS. It can be triggered by one big chemical exposure or by repeated low doses. See Harmful Chemicals in everyday products Your body needs to be detoxed and then you should avoid them.
Use air filter, drinking filter and go organic to weed out the toxins. Selenium can also help. Avoid MSG, aspartame, (Nutrasweet) and High Fructose Corn Sweeteners
___ weight loss/Inability to lose weight  weight gain  weight gain (avoid weight gain/Inability to lose weight) See also obesity!

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          • Detox- 24 hours lose a size- feel really rull and satisfied. Food loadwith witrh food and drinks proven to block hunger. Eggs contain a blend of amino acids that dull appetie by 400 calories on day we eat them. Sip a lg glass of water with each mean. A trick MRI scans show acutally flip a swithc in the stomach and activates a stop-eating region  of…. Consume loads of filling fiber from veggies, fruit and nuts. Being well nourished and well-hydrated lifts your mood so you will be content as you are beating bloat.
          • The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan) soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food and stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems.
          • MSM for weight loss
          • Eat to get rid of yeast which might be causing weight gain Coconut oil. This oil is high in caprylic acid, which works to break down the cell walls of yeast. … Garlic. … Cruciferous Vegetables & Greens. … Ginger. … Apple Cider Vinegar & Lemon Juice. … Wild Caught Salmon. … Probiotics, of course!
          • More foods to eat: cinnamon, iodine, calcium
          • Totally transformed in 3 days- speed cleanse your liver.Karen a 60 year old NJ atty lost 27 lbs in 27 days and kept it off….then life got busy and stressful and she found herself getting rundown and gaining weight back.   She dropped 1 pant size in 72 hours. By months end she was 25 lb lighter, insomnia gone, infloammationa dn pain going away and energized. Detox can make your entire life better. To speed detox your liver enjoy each of the drinks twice a day for 3 days. Add’l drink, addl cran water all day, nibble jicama, carrot or celery as desired. In day four switch to 3 daily means, each with 8 oz of protein, 1 serving of seeds or healthy oil, unlimited veg and a little fruit. Contine to drink cranberry water often. The liver has over 500 different jobs many crucial to making you look and feel your best. When you are fatigued or gaining weight it ofen means the organ is struggling. Quickly rejuvenate your liver function, so energy levels explode immunity is turbocharged, nagging inflammation  and pain go away.  Ir helps your liver eliminate excess hormones that caus irritability, so even your mood lifts. Bloat loss and fat loss also surge. I see women drop up to 15 pounds in the course of a weekend. The liver function as a mini processing plant for virtually everything that comes into or goes out of our systems-including food, alcohol, medications, poollutants, old cells, “used” hormones, fluoride, pesticides on fruts and veg, automobile output, Tylenol, Aleve, anti-inflamm, kidney  and more.  If that sounds like a lot it is. In today’s world there can be such an influx, the organ simply can’t keep up. This is especially an issue for anyone who eats a lot of sugar and starch. Both sugar and starch accelerate fat production int he liver, and if that fat can’t be moved out fast enough it is trapped. As these fats build up the organ’s function slows and metabolism tanks, toxins and viruses linger, increases blood sugar and cholesterol.  Vitamins and minerals aren’t absorbed. The impact usually leaves people too exhausted for a big lifestyle change.  Side effect of stress-traps fat. Reducing your intake of proteins damaged by high heat cooking methods does more than just slim you. Bad LDL cholesterol, hypertension risk, breast cancer, wrinkles and dark spots, dementia risk. All low with this.  Heat damaged proteins bind to a receptor that sits on top of fat cells, which stops the break down of stored fat. This keeps fat stores locked in, so they can’t be burned for fuel even when the body isn’t under stress. Everyone is exposed to a certain amount of heat damaged protein but problems begin when these proteins accumulate. When levels are high bad things happen. the system wide inflammation causes a range of helath problems, conditions-weight gain to arthrites to diabetes to Alzheimers. That is why it is so important to lower your intake of heat damaged proteins.  Slash your intake of these fat packing compounds. Cook at lower temp with a bit of liquid to cut the amount of heat-damaged proteins in the body by 81%. braising, stewing and slow cooking  raise the temperature enough to cook food, but not damage proteins so the body is able to absorb the nutrients and there are no damaged proteins to block fat burning. That could lead to effortless weight loss. Research study: Women who reduced their intake of heat damaged proteins by changing thier cooking methods for four weeks lost 57% more wieght and 61% more belly fat than those who relied on grilling and frying. When you cut back on heat-damaged proteins, you can prevent and even treat everything from joint aches and pains to problems with sleep and skin health.    Prevent joint aches, problems with skin-smoother skin, fewer wringles. Trade fried foods for soups. Lower heat   is easier than cutting out foods. Scramble eggs have 94% fewer heat damaged proteins than fried egges. Baked potatoes contin 90% less  heat damaged proteins than french fries. Beef cooked in stew contains 78% fewer heat damaged proteins than panfired steak. Red wine ahs 66% lower heat damaged proteins than white wine. Al dente pasta has 54% fewer heat damaged proteins than pasta cooked until soft.   Women who ate food cooked like above had about 61% more belly fat. Oatmeal, ckn and broccoli-saute quickly.  meat with stir fry sauce, veggie soup. Warm apple with walnuts inside cooked   Aplph lipoic acid is an antioxidant that switches on enzymes that force cells to release trapped fat. A study found that women supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid lost three times more weitht than those taking a placebo to experinece the benefits take 600 mg appha-lipoic acid daily, brone into  300 mg doses on an empty stomach forf optimal absorption. Life extension.com   Life extension Super R-Lipoic acid   https://www.lifeextension.com/search#q=%20Super%20R-Lipoic%20Acid%20240%20mg.%20-%2060%20Vegetarian%20Capsules&t=coveo4A2453FD        Look for recipes that allow you to enjoy volume of filling ingredients without empty calories. Keep   slow cooker full of broth based soups loaded with beans, corn, chicken: Comfort food. Lost 13 lbs in a month. Saved hundreds on food and painkillers. Got healthy by honoring herself every day.  Soup doesn’t have just a magic ingredient… It has hundreds ….Flood system with plant compounds proven to heal and protect. Thylakoids in greens act as fat blockers and are liked to 43% faster weight loss. Flavonoids in foods like onions and broccoli improve blood sugar and activate “skinny gene”. The detox factor-Antioxidants and many other micronutrients from plants  have been shown to enhance the natural processes by which the body gets rid of toxins. Because we’re exposed to so many toxins these days from sources like low quality food, pollution, chemicals and mold, our liver can’t always eliminate them in a a timel y manner. Toxins end up embedded in fat tissue become very difficult to lose. As they;re released ‘unburned’ fat can also be released.  Trapped toxins can cause massive systemwide inflammation that affects from the brain and hear to microscopic mechanisms of our cells. Reduce your toxic load, and inflammation quickly subsides, which set off a chain reaction of health imporvement. Metabolism increases, digestion improves, joint pain subsides.  It can even help fight Coronaviruses.  Inflammation puts stress on the immune system. Once it is gone, the body is much better able to protect itself. The inflammaton factor is a big reason the doctor is a fan of plant based soup. Animal protein breaks down into acids thsat INCREASE inflammation. By contrast, plant foods have a potent anti-inflamation effect. Plants make the best detox soup by far.  Dr. Hass seasons his detoxes with cayenne .Compounds in the spice stimulates fat loss and block inflammation caused by toxins. Throw into pot-cauliflower, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, beanss, tomatoes. She uses spice freely. She never set out to go on a soup diet. It is easy too and keeps her full.She lost 82 lbs and hasn’t had a migraine in 2 years.      ElsonHaasMD.com    Famous Detox Doctor Dr. Haas  go-to soup recipe for 7 hearty servings 6 c. chopped non-starchy veg such as greens, onion, cabbage, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, mushroooms) 2 cups chopped root veggies, -potato-carrot and/or beets   3 t. minced garlic, 1 t. ginger, 1 t. turmeric, 1 qt veg broth. For serving sea salt, black or cayenne peppe and loive oil In lg pot bring 2 qt water ot boil and add all veggies, except greens, plus garlic, ginger and turmeric.
          • Chemical toxins can be found in our food, our drinking water, the air and even the soil. Supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes can help your liver better deal with all of thoese noxious chemicals. But extreme fasts and lemon water diets for detoxificatin are so yesterday. This makes sense, as the truth is your body is detoxing all the time Eating foods that supports this daily detoxificaiton process will helpyour body function better. Look for foods that contain plenty of sulfur, liek brocclil and garlic, as well as other detoxification supportive viamins and minerals lieke vitamins C and selenium, an zinc. Check out these excellent detox recipes: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/blog/6-delicious-detox-meals

            Natural Grocers Super Detox Soup   is hearty, nourishing, and packed with plenty of vegetables to not only support natural detoxification processes, but also overall immune health. This includes immune-boosting powerhouses, shitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in health-supportive compounds like lentinan, beta-glucans, and carvacrol, which have been shown to scavenge free-radicals, modulate inflammation, and support a healthy immune system response.

            Ingredients

            1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil
            1 medium organic yellow onion, diced
            1 medium organic carrot, diced
            2 organic celery stalks, chopped
            2 cloves organic garlic, thinly sliced
              a thumb-size piece of fresh organic ginger root, peeled and minced
            4 cups homemade chicken stock
            1 medium organic red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut in half and thinly sliced
            1 cup thinly sliced organic shiitake mushrooms, caps only, or substitute cremini or white button mushrooms; include the stems and thinly slice
            1 cup chopped organic purple or green cabbage
            1⁄2 cup chopped organic broccoli or cauliflower florets
            1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
            2 cups cooked Mary’s Free Range Chicken breast or thigh meat, cubed or shredded
            1⁄8 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice
            1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Raw and Unfiltered Clover Honey
            1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Chili Red Flakes

            Directions

            1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the vegetables are becoming soft.
            2. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for another 3-5 minutes until fragrant. Watch carefully and stir frequently so the garlic does not brown.
            3. Add the chicken stock, red bell pepper, mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower, and salt. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
            4. Add the chicken, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, honey, and the red chili pepper flakes. Stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

            Breakfast bowl of fruit, waith 30 min then oatmeal with nut milk spices to amp results drink liver boosting dandelion tea.    Lunch- large salad with raw and cooked veggies, 2 Tbs raw nuts, seeds dressing oil and vinegar and herbs and fresh veggie juice.    A different docotor says weapon against fat and ppor health  is hearty soup. Warming soup packed with antioxidant veggies. There are endless delicious variations that can do amazing things for your  body. A relaxed alternative to traditional cleanses and soup is a fantastic option. Replace your usual dinner with healthy soup and help your body expel toxins faster. Once that happens you will begin to release fat far more easily.   Waist shrinking magic- A huge portion of the comforting stuff made with your choice of veggies, potatoes, broth and seasonings has 500 fewer caloried than an ordinary home cooked meal and 1000 or more fewer than take out. Soup meals also ensure extra liquid gets into our systems which helps flush away bloat. If you are poorly hydrated and don’t have the best eating habits you might be carrying up to 10 lbs of water weight or ‘false fat’. Losing bloat is the first indications yo are detoxing and improving your health and that’s just the beginnning. A plant based diet might help people lose weight, ease inflammation and avoid surgery if knees hurt. Soup helps weight fall off- proof plants heal and slim. Stick close to menu for 7-10 days. Key to weight loss  Cooking your food at lower temps, because high heat (think, frying, grilling roasting and baking ) drastically increases the amount of heat damaged proteins and these compounds cause the body to hang on to stored fats. Heat accelerates the production of these damaged proteins. A serving of fried chicken contains 88% more of the fat packing compounds than the same serving of poached chicken. / Scale back on heat damaged proteins that accumulate in your body, which allows your cells to release stored fat so it can be burned for fuel. Choose low-heat, high-moisture cooking methods. Reduce the temp and add more moisture like broth or water. Instead of grilling or roasting chicken or beef, try braising, stewing or slow-cooking. the same high heat that makes food charred and crispy also accelerates the production of heat-damaged proteins.   / Eat plant foods- fruits, veggies and whole grains. Plants naturally contian fewer proteins that can be damaged than highly processed foods or animal-based foods, like meat and dairy. People with diabetes who ate a Mediterranean style diet loaded with plant-based foods had significantly lower levels of these problematic  compounds than those who followed a standard American Diet./ Marinate meat. Chicken, fish or steak is tastier and also lowers the PH of the meat, which reduces the formation of heat-damaged proteins no matter how you cook it. Even if you’re poaching a piece of salmon instead of broiling or grilling marinade in a vinegar or lemon-based dressing you can eat the same foods you normally do. You can change the content of their heat damaged proteins, ultimately makeing your go to diet even better for you. /Marinade-In a jar combine 1/3 c. of olive oil, th ejuice from 2 lemons, 3 Tbs of chopped thyme, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp of salt. Shake to combine, then marinade seafood for up to 30 minutes or marinade poultry and red meat for between 3 and 12 hours. / Cut foods into small pices. The longer a food is expose dto a high heat the more heat damaged proteins are formed  so the next time you grill, cut the pieces smaller (ckn breasts to ckn nuggets size–think shish kabob– or one hamburger patty into…)

          • glutathione one of the most important nutrients– is involved in the detoxification process to remove the toxins that can make us sick. Your liver breaks down fat soluble toxins into water soluble, detoxified, easy to excrete anti-toxins. (as is meat, fish and mushrooms).
          • Liver is a natural detoxification system that includes the work of the liver, kidneys, and intestines.  Choices that support these organs cannot only help a person function better and also feel better on the inside. The main organ that processes toxins from the body is the liver and without it, life cannot be possible. Over time the liver can be taxed when over-exposed to chemicals and toxins via pollutants, pesticides, alcohol and mdiciations. Supplementing with milk thistle has shown to actually regenerate liver cells and protect them from damage. Look for milk thistle extracts standardized to 80% silymarin, wiich is the active ingredient in the herb.  Combination herbal formulas are also available that support detoxification of not only the liver, but also the blood, kidneys and intestines. These combinations tupically include yellow dock, dandelion, and other herbs that support elimination such as cascara sagrada and psyllium. Look for cleanse kits tht are male and female specific to better suit your detoxification needs. While cleansing be sure to munch ona a diet that is unprocessed as possible, including fresh organic produce, nuts,  seeds and other plant based foods that are easy to diges while being sur to drink plenty of pure wate. Choosing foods rich in probiotics such as yogurt and kefir can help re-establish healthy bacteria within the digestive tract after your cleans.
          • Spring greens detoxify your body! By providing concentrated doses of chlorophyll–a green pigment tht boosts liver enzymes-seasonal spring greens like dandelion leaves, spinach and fresh parsley get rid of impurities in the blood that slow you down. For the tastiest eating enjoy them wihile they’re young and tender.
          • KONJAC- a type of yam eaten in Japan for hundreds of years. Commonly used in US to make shirataki noodles. Powerful cleanse and weight loss-detox. Add powdered to soups and smoothies. Some lost 11 lbs in 5 days. It turbo charges any diet. Some lost weight, while still eating the same. It improves blood sugar, cholesterol and digestion. It is also a supplement called glucomannan that sells for about .5 a dose and can be blended in liquids or baked goods. Bothe the Konjac-based noodles and soup are getting plenty of attention thanks to Keto.  It helps those who struggle with high bp, cholesterol, fatty liver and hormonal issues (or have diabetes and hav e to take insulin who mayfind it hard to lose weight.  They  feel satisfied, the body is nourished and amazing things result.   Konjac spiked keto cleanse. Must drink lots of water as it requires lots of water to work. After 5 days you expant to low carb meals. The special fiber in Konajac acts like a sponge in the digestive tract, soppig up liquids and reducing the absorptoin of carbs and cholesterol according to Dr. Oz. Konjac grabs on the three times more fat in yur GI tract than everyday fiber.    Read more about it here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/glucomannan               Get the newsletter   Miracle Noodle Newletter  https://miraclenoodle.com/pages/newsletter-signup             also drkellyann.com Simply eat knojac with other foods-like your favorite holiday treats–and many of the calories won’t count. As Konjac takes on liquid it becomes a thick gel that moves slowly through our systems. creating a lasting feeling of fullness. tHis gel gets inthe body’s way as it tries to turn carbs into sugar, a factor tht prevents blood-sugar spikes and cravings. You automatically want less foods and end up cutting calories witut any sense of deprivation.     The gel formed by Konjac (glucomannan)soothes the gut lining allowing it to heal. (LEAKY GUT- ) An inflamed gut, which is caused by junk food an stress-which leads to bodywide inflammation and is one of the biggest causes of weight gain (and many other health problems). Soothe your gut, and you set yourself up for weight control and wellness over the long haul. Konjac is a perfect detox ingredient because fiber acutally attaches to toxins and helps get them out of your system. It’s like a conveyer belt. Get more Konjac in your system and the toxins and excess fat come out.    A special starch in Konjac ferments as it digests, releasing slimming compounds proven to speed fat burn by 25% and slash belly-fat hormones by 25%.  When exercising an cutting back on meals doesn’t work Konjac  (glucomannan) 4 times a day in shakes, smoothies, and soups. It really does make you feel satisfied; weight comes off quickly and skin glows.     Rich and creamy detox soup with shirataki noodles- 3 cups vegetable broth, 1 c. diced beggies, such as bok choy and bell pepper, 1 pkg shirataki noodles, 1 c. coconut milk, juice of 1/4 lemon, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/4 t. salt, 4 oz cooked chicken breast. In soup pot, heat veg broth, add veggies. As veggies simmer, rinse noodles under runing watr for 2 min. Dr. Kellyann says its normal for the noodles to smell a little funky until rinsed. Add noodles and remainig ingredients to pot. Simmer until noodles are just heate through. Serves 2.
          • Alkaline cures for stubborn fat-common foods neutralize acid that blocks weight loss so you melt 15 lbs in a week. Simply eat foods that shift your internal pH level in favor of fat burning and radiant health . Absolutley everyone benefits. When we help our bodies maintani a pH that’s slightly alkaline, every cell and system functions better so energy and wellbeing soar. It also stimulates the release of stubborn flab. Women can drop 5-15 excess pounds a week.  Today’s world is acidic. Everything from processed foods, huge portions of meat and cheese to environmental toxins and stress hormones cause acid to build inside us. Too much acid makes us sick. Our systems work hard to reduce it, often pulling acid-neutralizing minerals from wherever they can, like calcium from our bones and cartilage and magnesium from muscles. Over time, bones weaken and joints ache. Muscle loss makes us weaker and slows metabolism. Plus, there’s often still too much acid  in our systems. When that happens a key way our bodies protect us is by using fat as a buffer. This fat barrier gets locked in place. Acid triggers inflammation and hormonal probloems. Reduce the acid and you will feel amazing as the fat is quickly released.  EAT -colorful beggies, potatoes, ripe fruit and fat rich plants like olives, nuts and avocados. Make these your staples. LIMIT acidifying options like coffee, sweeteners, refined grains, animal products and processed junk. They not to have them every day and always pair them with at lease two servings of alkaline foods so you have plenty of nutrients to balance excess acid. It helps wit inflammation, leading to improvment n aches, pans, brain fog even diabetes and heart disease. Older adulge with the alkaline diets had significantly more muscle than those with acidic diets. Research found a alkaline pH is associated with a whopping 52% lower BMU. It leads to optimal health and a flatter stomach. Reducing acid in the body offrs amazing protecion against age-related issues especailly muscle and bone loss and memory problems.   Overacidification drives virtually all diseases. Every bit of alkaline food helps you heal. Steer away from sugar ands flous (folic acid-toxin). Fill up on green smoothies, bean topped salads, hearty stew over brown rice. You appetite and cravng naturally imporve so you eat just as much as you need to feel satisfied. You can have all of the unprocessed carbs as you want. in 18 months one lost  80 lbs and her energy has gotten better an  better. She no longer has health issues. Smoothie- 1 froz banana, 1 c. mixed berries, 1/2 c. kale, 1 T chia and 3/4 coconut milk. LUNCH- top flourless bread, such as Ezekiel brea with avocado, beggies and a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy with veggie soup. Dinner- Roast 2-3 c. assorted veggies with olive oil or broth and herbs; serve over potatoes mashed wit coconut milk. (WHAT REBEL WILSON USED)   Super nutrient brownies helps maintian slimming pH levels- 2.5 c. datges, pitted, soaked and drianed, 1 c. raw walnuts, 1 c. raw almonds, 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/1/2 t. vanilla  1/4 t. salt. In food processor, blitz all ingredients, scraping sides as needed until dough fomrs. Knead in additional chopped nuts, if desired. Press into a lined 8″ sq pan . Chill til firm. serves 16
          • Keeping a journal could double your success with weight loss. Dieters who wrote down what they ate lost an avg  of 18 lbs during a 20 wk study, compared to those who din’t keep a diary  and lost only 9 lbs on avg.
          • Vanilla -smell at bedtime. Drift off 20 min faster and sleep sounder and reduce risk of blood sugar. Calms the adrenal glands to reduce the production of stress hormone cortisol
          • Ear massages  3 minute squeeze  before each meal could reduce blood sugar swings by 30%. Stimulating pressure sensitive nerves in your ears relaxes and opens arteries, helping glucose to quickly reach the cells that need it.
          • Yogurt, bran and fruit help with weight

20 diseases or conditions that can be attributed to obesity:

1. Diabetes, a disorder where the pancreas is not producing enough or sometimes not any insulin. Diabetes can lead to a whole host of other medical issues and obesity is one of the main causes.
2. Cancer has many different forms and types; many of them could be prevented with more attention to eating healthily and avoiding obesity.
3. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to your body’s other organs.
4. Enlarged heart is another heart condition where the muscle of your heart becomes larger due to being overworked, which naturally happens if you are overweight.
5. Pulmonary embolism is a sometimes fatal blockage of an artery. Being overweight causes most people to reduce activity, and after time lack of activity can result in an embolism.
6. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which cysts develop in your ovaries. These can burst, causing even further problems.
7. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease happens when stomach acid and juices flow from your stomach back up into your esophagus. It is common in overweight people.
8. Fatty liver disease is a reversible condition in which large pockets of fat accumulate in liver cells. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease- tiredness, brain fog, weight gain. 68% of people don’t get enough chloine. 90% of women arent’ getting enough.  The liver needs choline to break down fats, so when you don’t get enough fat accumulate in the organ. This impairs the livers metabolic and detoxifying functions, which saps physical and mental energy.  Egg yolk are a top source of choline and based on the powerful  impact choline has on lever health, combine with recent research showing that moderate egg consumption is not liked to cardiovascualr k of stroke, according to medical experts. Just one yolk contains 126 mg of choline (30%  of the recommended daily intake for somen. Other choline sources-chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon and brussel sprouts. Choline reversed fatty liver in post menopausal women but 825mg daily is needed each day to get the benefit. Natures Way 500 mg
9. A hernia is caused when the hole in the diaphragm weakens and enlarges.
10. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection, which can be caused by a medical problem due to obesity.
11. Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urination. It is frequently associated with obesity, weak bladder and pelvic floor muscles  Caffeine stimulates bladder muscles. (incontinentance, overactive bladder) It’s also a diuretic, flushing fluid from the body and increasing urine. Avoid coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and energy drinks and bars. Also look out for caffeine on the ingredient labels of medications and weight loss aids (avoid “guarana,” “yerba mate,” “kola nut” or “green tea extract”).incontinent and overactivr bladder- Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic and a bladder stimulant, which can contribute to feelings of urgency. For a week, skip that glass of wine with dinner, and see if it helps. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are bladder irritants. You’ll find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, cereals, sugar-free desserts and other diet foods. When you really want something sweet, use real sugar instead. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons can irritate the bladder. Tomatoes, pineapple, cranberries and sour grapes are also acidic and irritating. Better bets: Snack on blueberries and chunks of pear. Some people experience bladder symptoms after eating spicy foods. Try cooking without pepper, and skip hot sauces. Also avoid raw onions. Cooked onions and shallots may be less irritating.Carbonated beveragesInstead of fizzy drinks made with carbon dioxide, such as seltzer and soda, reach for refreshing spring water.
Chronic renal failure, meaning your kidneys fail to work, is a much greater risk to those who are overweight or obese.                                                                                                                       (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)

13. Lymph edema is a condition that occurs from a damaged or dysfunctional lymphatic system, sometimes caused by people suffering from obesity actually crushing their own lymphatics.
14. Cellulitis is a spreading infection, involving both the dermis and subcutaneous skin tissues, resulting from poor lymph flow caused by obesity.
15. Stroke is caused by a lack of blood supply to your brain.
16. Pickwickian syndrome is characterized by sleep apnea resulting from obesity placing an excessive load on your pulmonary system.
17. Depression is a condition where a person feels miserable constantly, even to the point of being suicidal. It can be worse for someone who also has a weight problem.
18. Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in your joints. It is caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage, oftentimes due to obesity. MSM for  arthritis…glucosomine, too??
19. Gout occurs when uric acid accumulates in your blood. Nerve endings then become irritated, causing extreme pain, which is made worse by carrying extra weight. Cherries and Drunken raisin for treating and preventing gout.
20. Gallbladder disease commonly affects overweight people as a result of high blood cholesterol levels, which cause gall stones.

According to a Surgeon General report, obesity is responsible for 300,000 deaths every year in the United States.

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Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) causes your body to slow down.Hypothyroidism is an extremely common cause for weight gain and it’s easy to correct.  Yet, approximately  12 million Americans have hypothyroidism due to improper testing.  However, if proper testing is done and you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you can easily be treated to restore thyroid hormone levels to normal.

The best way to get rid of fat cells is to pump your body full of unrefined, complex carbohydrates, add a little lean protein and healthy oils, and mix with physical activity. It’s the perfect recipe for weight-loss. Along with other healthy-eating foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and good quality proteins, add a few servings of nonfat yogurt to your everyday diet to keep your bones rich in calcium. weight gain weight loss

 

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WEIGHT LOSS SUGGESTIONS

              • Algae, a popular supplement known for increasing energy and reducing cholesterol.
              • Almonds (See Nuts)  burns fat
              • Apple cider vinegar– One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz. glass of water before your two biggest meals of the day, can help you lose weight as it helps suppress the appetite and boosts metabolism, plus it speeds digestion, so food is burned for energy, instead of being stored as fat.  Anti-stress formula vitamin will help you lose weight because stress slows your metabolism. Get a good quality multiple vitamin and mineral compound containing 10,000 IUs of beta-carotene and approximately 50 mg of each of the B vitamins plus 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, 400 IUs of Vitamin E and 50 mcg of selenium.
              • Apples– Avoid extra visits to your doctor due to unbalanced blood sugar. Soluble fiber in apples, called pectin, reduces the amount of sugar and calories that’s absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal. That’s good news for folks who want to prevent type 2 diabetes, but it also makes apples one of the best snacks for dieters. Apple pectin prevents spikes in blood sugar that lead to increased fat storage. It will help you avoid the blood sugar “crash” that leaves you craving more food. Apple pectin can keep you full for 1-2 hours.Eat an apple before or after a meal to help keep you full faster and longer, or between meals to help keep blood sugar balanced. Consider adding apple pectin powder to yogurt, porridge/oatmeal or shakes.     Apples -burns belly fat
              • Arugula has nearly zero calories
              • Ashwagandha– an Ayurvedic herb that appears to nourish the thyroid gland, make thyroid hormone and provide antioxidant protection. For insomnia- 100 mg before bedtime. Found in health food stores.
              • Asparagine– This amino acid found in asparagus, turkey, avocadoes, broccoli, garlic, milk, spinach, tomatoes, unprocessed meat  increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat.
              • Asparagus has nearly zero calories and  (burns fat)  high in the amino acid Asparagine  increases insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat
              • Avocados  – burns belly fat high in the amino acid Asparagine  increases insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat
              • B Vitamins– See Vitamin B (below)
              • Bananas-burn belly fat
              • Beans-(burns fat)  Help You Lose Belly Fat .Beans are great because they have a mixture of carbohydrates and protein. Choosing beans for your starch side at dinner is an excellent way to meet your daily fiber goals and get an added punch of protein from your carbohydrate portion of the meal. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body.
              • Beef  -(grass fed) (burns fat)  Selenium-rich  and contains iron which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise you’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, iron is one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight.
              • Beets have nearly zero calories 1/2 cup in season beets daily calms bloat and indigestion within in 30 minutes.
              • Berries have nearly zero calories  Berries-(burns fat)  Help You Lose Belly Fat  Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are excellent fruits to enjoy. They’re loaded with antioxidants and fiber that help keep you feeling fuller longer. Also, they help satisfy sweet cravings to prevent you from overindulging in sugary junk foods. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body.
              • Biotin– Best known for it’s beauty properties for hair and nails, this B vitamin boosts metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar (improving glycemic control) and reducing insulin. Fabulous, because insulin is known to store fat on us. Help your hair, skin and nail health as well as boost your metabolism. Meat and Seafood     Seafood such as salmon, sardines, tuna and haddock are good sources of vitamin. You can also get a great deal of biotin from red meat, salmon, halibut, liver, turkey, pork and beef.  Eggs and Dairy     Egg yolks are very high in biotin.   goat’s milk, cow’s milk, buttermilk, curd, paneer and cheese.  Vegetables              Cauliflower, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach and palak contain high amounts of biotin.     Fruits including avocados, bananas, Goji berries, cranberries, coconut water, crowberries, strawberries and raspberries are high in biotin.  Legumes            Soy products, pecans, peanut and several bean varieties contain a high amount of biotin, B vitamins, essential fatty acids and amino acids.  Nuts and Seeds          Cashews, peanuts, almonds, peanut butter, walnuts hazelnuts and sunflower seeds are known for their biotin content.  Beverages     beer, wine, black tea and coffee.
              • Bitter Orange    dietary supplement to lose weight a  works great. bitter orange-containing supplements often notice reduced hunger, faster weight loss and more energy. Bitter orange (citrus aurantium) is commonly used in American dietary supplements as a fat-burner, especially those that are labelled “ephedra-free.” Since you feel great, I’d continue taking your supplement while exercising and eating healthy meals. The Today Show episode and was shocked to see bitter orange named as an ingredient to avoid. The fruit extract comes from unripe oranges and its enjoyed thousands of years of safe usage, especially in Chinese medicine, where it is known as Zhi Shi. It made headlines on the heels of an article published in the September 2010 issue of Consumer Reports which stated, “bitter orange may be associated with fainting, heart-rhythm disorders, heart attack, stroke and death.” Seriously?! People are picking on oranges now? Prescribed anti-microbial medications kill more than 75,000 people a year, and anti-inflammatory drugs land more than 100,000 people in the hospital each year with internal bleeding? You don’t hear hysteria about that! But oranges can kill you? Good grief! The lengths the pharmaceutical companies will got to to try to brainwash people into just buying theri drugs. Health officials here may want to scare Americans but you should know that overseas, a well-respected governmental agency called the “German Commission E” approves of bitter orange for appetite suppression, dyspepsia and other stomach complaints. The problem occurs when people misuse or overuse weight loss formulas, or combine them with prescribed meds or caffeinated beverages. Some people self-treat when they unknowingly have a weak heart. A handful of adverse events trickle in. Enter the media, with both barrels aimed at frightening you.  Allowing the orange marmalade extract to be sold as a thermogenic ingredient and dietary supplement makes common sense, especially when compared to certain weight loss drugs which produce amphetamine jolts to your heart! A clinical trial concluded that bitter orange was “the best thermogenic substitute for ephedra” (Journal of Medicine 2002). Take a combination formula because it contains lower dosages of bitter orange that work synergistically with other ingredients; this should be safer than taking a stand-alone supplement of bitter orange with a very high dosage.
              • Bran– has nearly zero calories Fiber is a type of carbohydrate you can’t digest. This is great news for weight loss because it means fiber has no calories. One of the richest sources of insoluble fiber is wheat bran. (Note: Wheat allergies are becoming more common. Rice bran will work as effectively as wheat bran. ) Fill up your stomach with a large glass of water and 1 or 2 tablespoons of bran and you will stop the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin* for approximately an hour (results will vary depending on the person). Bran absorbs water and moisture in the stomach, becoming a sponge. It physically expands in the stomach and makes you feel full, so you will eat less. Start off taking small amounts and gradually increase the dose depending on how your body responds.Take bran with meals. Make sure to consume enough fluid to create the sponge effect. Bran is great in shakes or apple sauce, where the liquid is built into the food. Drink lots of liquid because if you don’t, then the fiber can become like cork in your digestive tract and cause painful cramps or constipation. The best time to have wheat bran would be at breakfast, after dinner or before bed. If you’re going to have fiber alone between meals, then accompany it with at least 12 ounces of water.                                                                                                        *Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
              • Breakfast -NEVER skip breakfast. A 300 calorie healthy mix of protein and whole grains: a sandwich with natural peanut butter and apple butter. It curtails hunger  so you snack less throughout the day
              • Brewers Yeast–  and other foods high in selenium, a trace mineral integral to the enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) to its active form (T3) (burns fat)
              • Broccoli– has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.  Broccoli  high in the amino acid Asparagine  increases insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat.  These green veggies are muscle-building foods because they tame estrogen in the body. It’s excessive estrogen that causes men and women to store fat and retain water. (HOWEVER Limit intake of certain foods that work against your thyroid, if you have hypothyroidism. For instance, processed soy foods (tofu, tempeh, soy milk) and cruciferous vegetables  like broccoli, cauliflower,  Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and bok choy)   They contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. (Note that a good multi-vitamin will usually have iodine.) (burns fat)  Chop broccoli then let it rest for 40 min before cooking activates enzyme that increase immune-boosting sulfurphanes in the veggie. Chinese researchers found doing so more thant doubled sulfurophane content.
              • Broth has nearly zero calories
              • Brown rice– Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods (especially those rich in fiber such as brown rice) than processed foods. (burns fat)
              • Brussel Sprouts– has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. Brussels sprouts. increases insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat.  These green veggies are muscle-building foods because they tame estrogen in the body. It’s excessive estrogen that causes men and women to store fat and retain water. (burns fat)
              • Cabbage– has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.
              • Calcium– Adults require 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day. Calcium helps bones maintain their proper strength and density. It prevents osteoporosis and helps regulate blood pressure. Studies suggest that getting the recommended daily amount of calcium can also help you lose weight. Low fat dairy products can give you calcium to help you lose weight and protein to help increase muscle mass.  ( Vitamin D  is essential to calcium absorption, but many adults don’t get enough of it. Your skin can make its own vitamin D by absorbing ultraviolet sunlight, however, if you wear sunblock, there’s a good chance your skin isn’t getting enough UV rays to produce vitamin D. Cod liver and fish oil are rich in vitamin D, and milk and other dairy products are fortified with the mineral.) Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,
              • Capsaicin– This is the spicy compound that gives jalapenos their kick. It not only promotes saliva flow, it may also help boost your metabolism. (See also The 6 Most Promising Weight-Loss Supplements.)Capsaicin has been shown to cause thermogenesis (heat production) in the body, promoting fat loss. It may also reduce appetite and shift the body from burning carbohydrates to burning fat. (burns fat)
              • Carrots has nearly zero calories
              • Cauliflower– has nearly zero calories  Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.
              • Cayenne pepper(burns fat) Cayenne‘s heat comes from a high concentration of capsicum, a substance that gives cayenne the power to fire up circulation, stimulate the body’s metabolic rate, and help clean fat out of the arteries.
              • Celery has nearly zero calories and -burns belly fat
              • Cheese -Selenium-rich Low-fat dairy products. Feta, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Swiss  Rich in calcium and vitamin D, these help preserve and build muscle mass—essential for maintaining a robust metabolism. (burns fat)
              • Cherries (tart cherries-burns belly fat)
              • Chicken Breasts– Protein has a high thermogenic effect: (burns fat)  You burn about 30% of the calories the food contains during digestion (so a 300-calorie chicken breast requires about 90 calories to break it down).
              • Chili peppers (see hot peppers) (burns fat)
              • Chromium which plays a major role in carbohydrate and fat metabolism is an essential mineral found in foods like American cheese, peanut butter, spinach, chicken, mushrooms, wheat breads, apples and calf’s liver. Picolinate is an acid, that when added to chromium, allows your body to absorb the chromium more readily. Without enough chromium in our diets we’re more prone to rapid highs and lows in blood sugar. helps control appetite and reduces cravings. If you crave sweets, you may have insulin resistance and a higher risk for diabetes. Chromium, and other minerals, are necessary for a person to overcome blood sugar imbalances which lead to cravings. busting food/sugar cravings. and to help convert food to fuel. makes the body more sensitive to insulin, thus reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle. While losing fat you will gain muscle resulting in higher metabolism. Jean Carper and Suzy Cohen both say chromium is good to target the loss of fat, instead of muscle. It might give a person an advantage in building muscle tissue and lowering fat store. a possible treatment for diabetes plays a role in enhancing the effect of insulin, gives you energy and to help convert food to fuel. What to take: For weight loss, 200mcg, three times a day, of chromium bound to niacin (ChromeMate), or chromium picolinate or histidinate; for maintenance, take 200mcg a day
            • CLA, conjugated linoleic acid, can melt body fat and build muscle without calorie counting or exercise. What to take: 1.7g, twice a day, of Tonalin CLA.
            • Clams-contains iron which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise uou’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, iron is one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight. (burns fat)
            • Coffee has nearly zero calories however, caffeine causes water retention. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
            • Cream-free (broth based soups)-Penn State University finds that adults who eat vegetable soup (chunky or puréed) before a meal eat 20% fewer total calories at the meal. Soup makes you feel full. (burns fat) Chicken soup with beans
              • Dairy- Low-fat dairy products. Rich in calcium and vitamin D, these help preserve and build muscle mass—essential for maintaining a robust metabolism. diets high in calcium are associated with reduced rates of being overweight or obese. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, Women with the highest dairy intake have an average weight gain of zero, and those with the lowest dairy intake gained a pound per year,”  says Robert Heaney, MD, an internationally recognized expert in bone biology and calcium nutrition with Creighton University in Nebraska. Dairy is a great source of calcium, but high fat dairy sources, like whole milk, provide more fat than you need. A one cup serving of whole milk provides 8 grams of fat, 5 of which are saturated. Saturated fats are worse for you than other types and has been linked to heart disease. Try using 2% milk, or even better – 1% or skim. However, dairy is often an underlying cause of gas and bloating. You may be lactose intolerant if symptoms develop after consuming milk products. (burns fat)
            • Digestive enzymes– busts food/sugar  cravings     (Digest Spectrum from Enzymnedica helps you digest the entire meal- gluten, phenol, lactose and casein in one single capsule dose. Found at Natural grocers.)Enzymes are important  to every cell in your body–not just for digestion but for
              ALL your physiological processes. They are absolutely vital to your life.Some of the activities in your body requiring enzymes:    Energy production    Absorption of oxygen    Fighting infections and healing wounds    Reducing inflammation     Getting nutrients into your cells     Carrying away toxic wastes     Breaking down fats in your blood, regulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels    Dissolving blood clots     Proper hormone regulation     Slowing the aging process    Enzymes rely on other elements to accomplish their tasks, such as certain vitamins
              and minerals. These elements are called coenzymes.
              You are probably already familiar with coenzyme Q10,found in the mitochondria (power centers)
              of your cells where it is involved in making ATP, every cell’s principal energy source.
              Another example is magnesium, which participates in over 300 enzyme reactions. Dr. Edward Howell who spent his entire professional life studying enzymes believed you were born
              with a limited enzyme-producing capacity, and that your life expectancy
              depends on how well you preserve your enzyme potential.
              His theory was that if you don’t get enough enzymes from the food you eat,
              great strain is placed on your digestive system to “pick up the slack,” i.e.,
              produce enough enzymes to accomplish the task.   A deficiency in digestive enzymes then reduces availability of your metabolic
              enzymes. Howell believed this metabolic enzyme deficit was at the root of most chronic health problems.   There are three basic categories of enzymes:       Digestive       Metabolic       Food based   Digestive enzymes, as their name implies, help you break down food into smaller parts that can be absorbed, transported and utilized by every cell in your body.
            • Digestive enzymes are extra-cellular meaning, they are found outside your cells.
            • Metabolic enzymes are  intra-cellular meaning, inside your cells, where they help the cell carry out a variety of functions related
              to its reproduction and replenishment.  Your pancreas produces most of these digestive and metabolic enzymes.

Fortunately, you get (or  should  be getting) many enzymes from the foods you consume particularly, raw foods.
One of the reasons it’s so important to eat your foods raw is because raw foods are enzyme-rich, and consuming them decreases your body’s burden to produce its own enzymes. The more food that you can eat raw, the better. The more raw foods you eat, the lower the burden on your body to produce the enzymes it needs, not only for digestion, but for practically everything.
Whatever enzymes are not used up in digestion are then available to help with
other important physiological processes.  There are eight primary digestive enzymes, each designed to help break down
different types of food:       Protease: Digesting protein (As food passes into your stomach, proteins are worked on by protease.)      Amylase: Digesting carbohydrates  Amylase in your saliva begins to break down carbohydrates.     Lipase: Digesting fats (in  your small intestine lipase begins to break down fats)      Cellulase: Breaking down fiber       Maltase: Converting complex sugars from grains into glucose       Lactase: Digesting milk sugar (lactose) in dairy products       Phytase: Helps with overall digestion, especially in producing the B vitamins       Sucrase: Digesting most sugars    I THINK I SAW A BOTTLE WITH ALL OF THESE ENZYMES IN IT, AT THE HEALTH FOODS STORE.

Insufficient enzyme production is at the root of much “tummy trouble” in our country.

Diets heavy in cooked, processed, and sugary foods combined with overuse of pharmaceutical drugs  such as antibiotics, deplete your body’s ability to make enzymes.

In addition to heat, enzymes are also very sensitive to shifts in pH,
which is why different enzymes work in different parts of your digestive tract,
based on the pH each enzyme needs in order to function.
Enzyme deficiency results in poor digestion and poor nutrient absorption.
This creates a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including:

Constipation       Bloating       Cramping       Flatulence and belching       Heartburn and acid reflux

Chronic malabsorption can lead to a variety of illnesses. Think about it-if your
body doesn’t have the basic nutritional building blocks it needs, your health and
ability to recover from illness will be compromised. Besides breaking down food, enzymes (particularly the proteases) can help with gut
healing, controlling pathogens, and immune support.  Your immune system begins
in your gut and if you have enzyme and digestive issues, chances are
your immune system isn’t functioning as well as it should be.
Complicating matters, your capacity for enzyme production also declines with age.
How Aging Affects Your Enzyme Production  Research has shown that your natural enzyme production starts to decline by the time you’re about 20. </p>
Studies show that, every ten years, your body’s production of enzymes decreases by 13 percent.
So by age 40, your enzyme production could be 25 percent lower than it was when you were a child. And by the time you’re 70, you could be producing only ONE-THIRD of the enzymes you need.
Your stomach produces less hydrochloric acid as you age, and hydrochloric acid is crucial in activating your stomach’s digestive enzymes. When digestion of foods requires such a heavy demand, enzyme supplies run short
and your enzyme-producing capacity can become exhausted.
The high demand for digestive enzymes  depletes your body’s production of
metabolic enzymes , which every cell in your body needs in order to function.

Metabolic enzymes are intimately involved with running your circulatory, lymphatic, cardiac, neurologic, endocrine, renal, hepatic, and reproductive systems, and maintaining your skin, bones, joints, muscles and other tissues.

Every one of your 10 trillion cells depends on these enzymes and their ability to catalyze
energy production. As I said before, each of these enzymes is highly specialized as a
function of its particular molecular structure.

Consider these two examples:
RNA polymerase is an enzyme your body uses to transcribe DNA into RNA, which
is used to make proteins.  Lysosomal enzyme breaks down macromolecules and other foreign particles the cell has ingested (such as bacteria) so they can be disposed of. The lysosome is a microscopic garbage disposal!
One of the most important functions of metabolic enzymes happens in your blood.
We know that bacteria, fungi, and parasites are comprised of protein, as is the shell encompassing viruses. Enzymes in your blood primarily proteases (proteolytic enzymes) break down protein-based foreign bodies, effectively cleansing your blood.
As blood cleansers, these enzymes combat chronic inflammation, which left unchecked can lead to everything from autoimmune diseases, to cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

Enzymes reduce inflammation in your body by:      Breaking down foreign proteins in the blood that cause inflammation and facilitating
their removal via your blood stream and lymphatic system     Removing  fibrin,  a clotting material that can prolong inflammation      Reducing edema in the inflamed regions
Any disease caused by inflammation (which is practically every chronic disease we face today)can be benefited by
increased levels of functional enzymes in your blood. Although taking an enzyme supplement may be helpful, NO manufactured product
can duplicate the positive effects of a nutrient-rich diet.  Boosting Your Enzyme Levels NaturallyThere are four ways to naturally increase your enzyme levels:      Increase your intake of raw, living foods      Eat fewer calories      Chew your food thoroughly      Avoid chewing gum

The very best way to get enzymes into your body is by consuming at least 75
percent of your foods raw. For many of you, you’ll have to work toward
this goal gradually.

While all raw foods contain enzymes, the most powerful enzyme-rich foods
are those that are sprouted (seeds and legumes). Sprouting increases the enzyme
content in these foods tremendously. Besides sprouts, other enzyme-rich foods include:

          • Papaya, pineapple, mango, kiwi, and grapes
          • Avocado
          • Raw honey the enzymes actually come from the bee’s saliva
          • Bee pollen
          • Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil
          • Raw meat and dairy

The best way to bump up your metabolic enzymes is to provide your body with the raw materials and energy it needs to make them.
By eating these types of foods, you supply your body with the amino acids and the enzyme
co-factors needed to boost your own natural enzyme production.

Another way to lower your body’s demand for enzymes is to reduce
your caloric intake. Did you know the average person spends 80 percent
of his available energy simply digesting food?

By reducing overall consumption, as well as introducing more living foods,
you reduce your need for digestive enzymes, which allows your body to put
more of its energy into producing metabolic enzymes.

There are important physiological reasons to chew your food well. Chewing stimulates saliva production, and the more time you spend chewing,
the longer your saliva enzymes have to work in your mouth, lessening the workload
of your stomach and small intestine. Chewing also stimulates a reflex that sends
a message to your pancreas and other digestive organs.

Don’t chew gum.Chewing gum fools your body into believing it is digesting something,
so it pumps out digestive enzymes unnecessarily. Why waste those precious resources?
Digestive Enzyme Supplementation
If you suffer from occasional bloating, minor abdominal discomfort, and occasional
constipation and suspect your enzyme production is low,  consider
a digestive enzyme supplement in addition to eating more of your foods raw. Digestive enzymes should be taken WITH a meal. There are hundreds on the market,
so to choose a good one  look for an enzyme formula with the following characteristics:

          • It should contain a mixture of different types of enzymes, to help digest all  of the different components of your diet (including lipase, protease, and amylase)
          • The ingredients should be high quality, all-natural, and free of allergens and additives
          • The supplement should be labeled as to the enzymatic strength of each ingredient, not just its weight
          • It should be made by a reputable company with rigorous quality control and testing for potency.

Besides digestive enzyme supplementation, there is another way to use oral enzymes
for systemic use. This requires taking enzymes between meals so they can be absorbed through your gut and into your bloodstream, where your cells can use them metabolically.
Systemic Enzymes&mdash;Playing Catch-Up with European Medicine Getting enzymes from your digestive tract into your bloodstream isn’t as easy as it would seem.
Enzymes are very susceptible to denaturing and must be helped to
survive the highly acidic environment in your stomach. They are often given an “enteric coating”
to help them survive the journey through your digestive tract.

For nearly 100 years, medical dogma insisted that enzymes taken orally were too
large to pass through the digestive tract wall. However, there is now a good deal of research http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7585873

Now that we know that enzymes can pass through your into your intestine intact
and into your bloodstream and lymphatic system, where they can deliver their services to the rest of your body…this is possible, systemic oral enzymes have been used to
treat problems ranging from sports injuries to arthritis to heart disease and cancer,
particularly in European countries. But most of the research has been published in
non-English language journals. This systemic use of enzymes is just now taking off in the United States.

It is crucial that, in order for enzymes to be used systemically,
they must be ingested on an empty stomach. Otherwise, your body will
use them for digesting your food, instead of being absorbed into the blood and
doing their work there.

Let’s take a look at how systemic enzymes can benefit your health by examining
their applications for two major health problems we face today: heart disease and cancer.

How Systemic Enzymes Battle Heart Disease

It is now fairly well recognized that heart attacks and strokes are related to inflammation,
which is why C-reactive protein  (an inflammatory marker) can be predictive of cardiac events.

However, according to an excellent article about systemic enzymes by Michael Sellar French researchers have proposed that bacteria might be a causative factor in coronary artery disease. Very high levels of bacteria were found in their patients’ arterial plaques, possibly explaining elevations in C-reactive protein.
C-reactive protein functions to stop the spread of bacteria in your body. Since enzymes inhibit platelet aggregation, help your immune system combat pathogens,
and break down fibrin (which makes up clots), they may offer significant benefits for
vascular diseases like thrombosis, phlebitis, and varicose veins.
Although enzymes reduce inflammation (we used to think that was all they did),
we now believe that the central target of systemic enzymes is the immune system.
It is my belief that heart disease is an immune disease very much, although obviously
not totally, related to bacterial pathogens and other invaders.”

Systemic Enzymes in the Treatment of Cancer
The use of enzymes to treat cancer has its roots all the way back to 1911 with
John Beard’s The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and Its Scientific Basis
http://www.scribd.com/doc/7840273/The-Enzyme-Treatment-of-Cancer-John-Beard-1911   Beard believed cancer was a result
of diminished pancreatic enzymes, impairing your immune response.

A study in 1999 suggests he may have been right on target.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10368805
Ten patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer were treated with large doses of oral pancreatic enzymes (along with detoxification and an organic diet), and their survival rates were 3 to 4 times higher than patients receiving conventional treatment. Proteolytic enzymes can be helpful in treating cancer because they help restore balance to your immune system.

http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm Dr. Nick Gonzalez in New York City, NY
has also done a lot of work on enzymes in cancer treatment and has written a book on the subject.
Some of the ways proteolytic enzymes can be helpful in the fight against cancer are:     Boosting cytokines, particularly interferon and tumor necrosis factor, which
are very important warriors in destroying cancer cells.     Decreasing inflammation.    Dissolving fibrin: Cancer cells hide under a cloak of fibrin to escape detection.
Once the cancer cells are uncloaked,they can be spotted and attacked
by your immune system. It is also thought that fibrin makes cancer cells
stick together,& which increases the chance for metastases. German studies have shown that systemic enzymes increase the potency of
macrophages and killer cells 12-fold.

For more about the difference between digestive enzymes and systemic enzymes,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jp1e87WQhE&amp;feature=player_embedded“>click here
for a video interview with enzyme expert Nena Dockery

Hopefully you can now appreciate just how important enzymes are to your overall
health, right down to the cellular level. Once you understand this, you may begin
to see just how important it is to eat a diet rich in fresh, organic, raw foods.Gas and bloating are two of the many problems we may experience from eating whole grains, greens, peanuts, lentils, beans, onions, peppers, soy products, cereal, seeds and more…. especially cruciferous vegetables -(like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower) and other heavy carbohydrate-laden foods which aren’t effectively broken down in the gut. Poorly-digested sugar-fat particles can accumulate in the gut and serve as a food source for intestinal bacteria,  fermenting and producing hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas. Too much gas leads to stomach pains and stomach discomfort.

Alpha galactosidase, is a digestive enzyme found in saliva, that breaks down starchy, hard-to-digest foods.* However, as we age, the body produces less of this enzyme which greatly increases our chances of having undigested or partially-digested food particles in our digestive tracts.    Undigested food leads to the growth of bacteria,  indigestion,  abdominal cramps, gas, bloating and an overgrowth of Candida and yeast infectionsFat that is weakly digested can accumulate in the muscles and chambers of the heart, as well as the blood vessels, kidneys, and nervous system tissues.

Those suffering from gluten intolerance and other food sensitivities such as complex carbohydrate intolerance may be helped with Alpha-galactosidase enzyme supplements. The enzyme helps the body to digest sugars and fats, depriving bacteria of toxic internal gas-production to prevent gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence (gas) and bloating.

*Fabry disease, a genetic condition, where the Alpha-galactosidase enzyme is missing causes abnormal deposits of fatty substances to accumulate in blood vessel walls, which can lead to kidney malfunction and an increased risk of heart disease, due to the inherited lack of alpha galactosidase.

How can I get Alpha Galactosidase?

VeganZyme™ is all vegetarian, non-GMO, kosher certified, gluten free, made in the USA, contains no animal product and is  a 100% vegan form of Alpha Galactosidase – VeganZyme™ claims to be the most advanced full-spectrum systemic and digestive enzyme formula in the world and is free from fillers and toxic compounds. This formula contains digestive enzymes which help digest fats (lipids), sugars, proteins, carbohydrates, gluten, fruits and vegetables, cereals, legumes, bran, nuts and seeds, soy, dairy and all other food sources.VeganZyme™ may also be used as a systemic enzyme blend to break down excess mucus, fibrin, various toxins, allergens, as well as excess clotting factors throughout your body. (HOWEVER, IF  YOUR DOCTOR HAS YOU ON BLOOD THINNERS I WOULD FIRST TALK TO HIM/HER ABOUT USING Alpha Galactosidase.)   http://www.amazon.com/VeganZyme-Systemic-

Digestive-Enzyme-180-Count/dp/B006N10UUU

Beano® is Alpha Galactosidase!     Beano® contains a natural enzyme that can help prevent gas, bloating and discomfort before it starts. Beano® helps you digest the complex carbohydrates in many of your favorite healthy foods – not just beans. With Beano®, you can comfortably enjoy nutritious foods that are an essential part of a healthy diet. http://www.amazon.com/Beano-Dietary-Supplement-Tablets-100-Count/dp/B001G7QRSK  (Coupon: http://www.beanogas.com/coupon.php )

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.

          • Eat slowly- (Note: When we eat fast, we don’t give our body enough time to release leptin which is an extremely important hormone released by fat cells. It acts like an appetite suppressant because it helps us feel full. Leptin tells you when to stop eating  
          • Eggs -Selenium-rich (they increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full longer. They are also essential to heart health and brain function.  Eggs help you lose belly fat.Lecithin is a fat-flushing chemical   a special fat found in eggs  .This lean protein food is a great source of B12 (cobalamin), which helps your body metabolize fat. Choosing eggs for breakfast gives you a head start on meeting your daily protein needs. The breakfast favorite is a good alternative to bagels, cereals and muffins, which won’t keep you as full. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body. (burns fat)
          • Exercise helps you make cellular powerhouses (mitochondria) which burn fat and sugar for you! Jog, run, walk, bike to avoid Alzheimer’s. It strengthens your bones and cuts risk of heart disease.
          • Fennel has nearly zero calories
          • Fiber supplement, such as Metamucil (psyllium husk) can improve digestion, increase absorption of nutrients, make you feel fuller for a longer period of time and curb  cravings for processed foods and other snacks that should be enjoyed in moderation only. (burns fat)
          • Fiber  helps keep you feeling full longer after a meal, which can reduce your temptation to snack and make dieting easier. Increase your fiber intake by eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Eat an enriched breakfast cereal; not only will this give you plenty of dietary fiber, but it will reduce your likelihood of overeating later in the day. Gradually increase your fiber intake to the recommended 25g per day. Drink plenty of water to avoid feeling bloated and gassy. Fiber-The benefits of fiber go far beyond improving regularity. In addition to relieving constipation and reducing bloating, fiber may also be a powerful fat-buster. (But Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?)When fiber is added to meals containing carbohydrates, it reduces the glycemic load on the body. It then slows the spike in blood sugar and insulin so it takes less time to break down carbohydrates into simple sugars. This keeps energy levels up and helps prevent overeating.Remember, though—to lose fat, you can’t just take vitamins. You must practice a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, plenty of sleep, and a sensible eating plan(burns fat)
          • Fish    – can help you lose weight because they increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full longer. They are also essential to heart health and brain function.     Deep sea fish, such as mackerel, shark, halibut, albacore tuna, herring, sardines, and cod (contain essential fatty acids and moderate amounts of iodine). Tuna -Selenium-rich  Omega-3 Fatty Acids –    Another plus- A bigger IQ- . A study found that taking 900 mg daily  of Omega 3 fish oils, specifically DHA for 6 months helped people to improve learning skills and memory.    (burns fat)  See Salmon
          • Garlic has nearly zero calories and is  high in the amino acid Asparagine  increase insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat. (may improve impaired immunity  and help lower cholesterol related to thyroid function) (burns fat)  Garlic stimulates metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and eliminates toxins from the body.
          •  Ginger raises body temperature and assists the body to burn 20 percent more calories, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity.
          • Glutamine, busts food/sugar cravings an amino acid. Note carefully that this is not glutamate, but glutamine.
          • Grains, such as flaxseed  (whole grains, if you can handle the grains. However grains are a big topic because many grains have gluten, or they’ve been contaminated with fungus. Paleo diet lovers never eat grains.) (burns fat)
          • Grapefruit   -burns belly fat(However, ask your pharmacist before eating this, if you are taking any medications as it may have side effects.) (burns fat and has nearly zero calories. However, if you take certain medications you might have to avoid this.
          • Grape seed extract, all based on science. Can reduce blood pressure. … Can improve blood flow. … Could reduce oxidative damage. … May improve collagen levels and bone strength. … Supports your brain as it ages. … Can improve kidney function. … Can inhibit infectious growth. … May reduce cancer risk…Protects liver, enhances wound healing and appearance. grapeseed extract   a nutrient that belongs to a group of incredibly powerful bioflavonoids called OPCs, or sometimes pycnogenol.Grapeseed improves circulation in the body by delivering more oxygen to the cells. It builds up collagen and elastin, thereby improving the integrity of connective tissue, blood vessels, arteries and capillaries. Grapeseed helps make vitamin A, E and C work better.What does all of this mean to you? You can prevent more varicose veins, improve vision and lower your blood pressure. Studies show that OPCs may reduce cholesterol and thin the blood (the way aspirin does), but without aspirin’s side effects. Because grapeseed strengthens capillary walls and improves circulation, stroke victims, smokers, diabetics, women who take birth control pills, cardiac patients and arthritics can all benefit. Finally, grapeseed and other OPCs get into the brain so they can snatch up gunk that would otherwise contribute to memory loss and senility.  When buying formulas, look for a seal of authenticity to ensure purity and stability.MOVE TB
          • Green coffee extract– The most effective green coffee been supplements contain at least 45% “chlorogenic acid” a naturally occurring compound that induces thermogenesis, which speeds metabolism and burns fat. Tea (black, green or white) and coffee all contain chlorogenic acid; it’s what imparts these drinks with that familiar, slightly bitter taste.   Chlorogenic acid  induces eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase), and that improves erectile dysfunction. One study found that chlorogenic acid (about 140mg/day) lowers blood pressure BP 5.6/3.9 mm Hg. HOWEVER, if you supplement with green coffee bean extract (or drink  coffee and tea) the chlorogenic acid is a drug mugger of magnesium, iron and zinc.  (Magnesium deficiency: Heart arrhythmias, depression, muscle cramps, twitches, tics and hypertension.  Too much caffeine can contribute to anxiety and irregular heart rate associated with thyroid dysfunction) Caffeine raises blood pressure. (You can also restore what the ‘drug mugger’ steals from your body to with a supplement called “Trace Minerals,” or Hawaiian spirulina, both of which are sold at any health food store or pharmacy. Take it 4 to 6 hours away from the green coffee bean extract.) Read up on it here: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/fact-sheet-green-coffee-bean (burns fat)
          • Green tea –   EGCG, an antioxidant in green tea, increases metabolism to burn calories, kills fat cells and blocks formation of new ones.  You could take a green tea extract pill before meals for a total daily dose of 270mg to 325mg of EGCG.    Green tea low cost and good for you. Drink one cup of green tea every night. Dr. Oz   advised that green coffee bean extract could help  lose weight as  part of a bigger plan that includes a Paleo diet and exercise.  Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Credit EGCG, a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds metabolism after sipping it. To up your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in the fridge. (burns fat)
          • Guggul: also called “guggulipid” and comes from the gum resin of the guggul tree, native to India and Pakistan. The herb is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and it boosts production of thyroid hormone. This helps you burn fat, boost mood, increase energy and normalize cholesterol ratios.
          • Gum • Chewing gum will raise your metabolism, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the Mayo Clinici n Rochester Minn, found people burned 11 more calories per hour, on average, while chewing gum.  However, according to some researchers it messes with your digestive juices.
          • HCA, hydroxycitric acid, derived from a tropical fruit, quadrupled weight loss in an eight-week moderate diet. What to take: 1,500mg, three times a day, 30 minutes before meals. The brand Preuss tested, Super CitriMax, is available from Now Foods.
          • Hot peppers– Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, heats up your body, which makes you melt additional calories. You can get it by eating raw, cooked, dried, or powdered peppers, says Lakatos Shames. “Add as much cayenne or hot sauce as possible to soups, eggs, and meats.” (burns fat)
          • Hoodia: This is a natural appetite suppressant that comes from a South African cactus. It won’t speed your heart or give you the jitters, it just makes you feel full. Make sure the brand you pick is 100-percent certified.
          • Iodine – (from kelp or table salt) your thyroid cannot function without this trace mineral. If you have too little iodine in your diet,  hypothyroidism and weight gain will occur. Kelp has a normalizing effect on the thyroid gland. In other words, thin people with thyroid trouble can gain weight by using kelp, and obese people can lose weight with it.  However, you must also be sure to get enough vitamin A in your diet. According to Goldberg, without sufficient vitamin A, your thyroid gland cannot produce thyroxin, a hormone that helps the thyroid absorb iodine. Vitamin A can cause insomnia,
          • Iron– Iron deficiency anemia is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and the only one prevalent in developed countries. If you are chronically fatigued, chances are you suffer from iron deficiency anemia.  Iron deficiency: Fatigue, pale skin, brittle nails, heart arrhythmias, dizziness, heavy arms and legs, and general weakness.  (If you are fatigued you aren’t going to be moving around as much and burning calories.)
          • Kale– has nearly zero calories Limit intake if you have hypothyroidism.  Cruciferous vegetables  contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency.
          • Kelp noodles-burns belly fat.
          • Leafy Greens -Help You Lose Belly Fat Dark green vegetables like kale, spinach, and collard greens are low in calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Their high-fiber content helps you feel full following the meal. Eating a salad with your meal can help you control your portions of other food items. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body. (burns fat) Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form.
          • Lemons have nearly zero calories. Use to season. High in vitamin C, supplying four times more than oranges. Lemon juice can help liquefy fat so that it can be flushed out of your system faster.
          • Lentils-contains iron which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise you’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, iron is one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight. One cup packs 35% of your daily iron needs—good news, since up to 20% of us are iron- deficient. When you lack a nutrient, your metab slows because the body’s not getting what it needs to work efficiently, says Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, co-author of The Secret to Skinny. (burns fat)
          • Lettuce have nearly zero calories
          • Limes have nearly zero calories
          • Lipoic acid– I recommend this for people with diabetes to help manage blood sugar; it helps shuttle glucose into the cells, and this helps you burn carbs more efficiently. Good for neuropathy too.
          • Magnesium– This mineral improves mood and regulates blood pressure. Low magnesium impairs your ability to convert carbs and sugar into fuel, so it gets stored on as fat on your thighs or butt. Correcting a magnesium deficiency helps stimulate metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity. It seems to also block fat absorption.   Low magnesium impairs your ability to convert carbs and sugar into fuel, so it gets stored on as fat. Correcting a magnesium deficiency helps stimulate metabolism. (Depression, osteoporosis or irregular heartbeat could be caused by a deficiency of the mineral magnesium.  Magnesium has a role in minimizing migraine headaches too. Use natural sea salt  as it provides  magnesium which is not found in table salt. Common drug muggers include female hormones, diuretics, raloxifene, tea/coffee, anti-inflammatories and aspirin.) Magnesium deficiency: Heart arrhythmias, depression, muscle cramps, twitches, tics and hypertension. (Be sure you use  natural sea salt as it provides  magnesium and other minerals not found in table salt. Note that if you supplement with green coffee bean extract (or drink coffee and tea) the  chlorogenic acid is a drug mugger of magnesium, iron and zinc so be sure you take magnesium! Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, which boosts mental clarity, improving our ability to cope in any situation.
          • Maple syrup,  is a great substitute for sugar and it’s just natural tree sap. It must be 100%. It has fewer calories and it is more nutrient dense than many other sweeteners because it has 54 different antioxidants, including one powerful one called “quebecol” named for where it was discovered.  anti-oxidant cocktail of beneficial compounds; it has some of the beneficial compounds that are found in berries, some that are found in tea and some that are found in flaxseed.  the compounds are anti-inflammatory agents and that inflammation has been implicated in several chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.  54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup from Quebec. Even though it tastes sweet, some of maple syrup’s compound lower blood sugar and protect our DNA (which could reduce risk of runaway cells and cancer). Honey is another fabulous sweetener loaded with health benefits which is a yummy way to soothe chapped lips.
          • Milk thistle high in the amino acid Asparagine  increase  insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat (burns fat)
          • Mushrooms has nearly zero calories
          • Mussels – contains iron which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise uou’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, iron is one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight. (burns fat)
          • Niacin– a  B vitamin that helps with  weight loss because it increases adiponectin, a natural fat-burning hormone that you make. (It is also recommended for people with high cholesterol.)  You can buy flushless niacin but also B vitamins can make niacin  (B vitamins are good for weight, Take a good B complex Vitamin. (Wal-Mart has a B-100 that has all of the B vitamins in it.)  Niacin- If you run out of this B vitamin (vitamin B3) it could produce serious mental health problems including psychosis and dementia. Niacin (B3) is involved with the dopamine transmitter pathway.  Deficiencies of vitamin B3 can produce agitation and anxiety, as well as mental sluggishness, schizophrenia and depression. Holistic practitioners often recommend vitamin B3 (niacin) as part of a treatment plan for psychiatric problems, including schizophrenia.  One more thing, niacin deficiency can also cause high cholesterol so if you are depressed and have high cholesterol, you may have an undetected (subclinical) niacin deficiency.  It’s usually safe to take niacin, although many people experience a hot-flushing sensation, but you should make sure you have your doctor’s approval.  He may want to order a specialized nutrient test on you (such as those offered by SpectraCell or Genova Diagnostics) to see if you are clean out niacin, or any other nutrient.   http://www.dearpharmacist.com/2010/01/24/929/  Usual Adult Dose for Niacin efficiency 10 to 20 mg orally once a day.   The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg orally each day. http://www.drugs.com/dosage/niacin.html#Usual_Adult_Dose_for_Niacin_Deficienc Niacin- If you run out of this B vitamin (vitamin B3) it could produce serious mental health problems including psychosis and dementia. Niacin (B3) is involved with the dopamine transmitter pathway.  Deficiencies of vitamin B3 can produce agitation and anxiety, as well as mental sluggishness, schizophrenia and depression. Holistic practitioners often recommend vitamin B3 (niacin) as part of a treatment plan for psychiatric problems, including schizophrenia.  One more thing, niacin deficiency can also cause high cholesterol so if you are depressed and have high cholesterol, you may have an undetected (subclinical) niacin deficiency.  It’s usually safe to take niacin, although many people experience a hot-flushing sensation, but you should make sure you have your doctor’s approval.  He may want to order a specialized nutrient test on you (such as those offered by SpectraCell or Genova Diagnostics) to see if you are clean out niacin, or any other nutrient.Usual Adult Dose for Niacin Deficiency 10 to 20 mg orally once a day. The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg orally each day.
          • Nuts can help you lose weight because they increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full longer. They are also essential to heart health and brain function.   Brazil nuts – Selenium-rich    Eating four per day gives you about 200 micrograms of selenium, a trace mineral integral to the enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) to its active form (T3)  Walnuts    -Selenium-rich. Selenium  is directly tied to the health of your thyroid gland.  The thyroid produces hormones that control fat-burning ability  (metabolism) and regulates the rhythm of the heart and body temperature. Almonds- Help You Lose Belly Fat- Almonds and other nuts high in omega-3 fats help lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the body. These healthy fats also keep you full, and they serve as a great snack option between meals. Be careful with salted nuts, as excess sodium can cause water retention. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body while burning fat.  See Pine nuts
          • Oatmeal  -Selenium-rich Those who eat breakfast daily are less apt to be overweight, says new Greek research. Go for high-fiber, whole-grain cereal. Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods (especially those rich in fiber such as oatmeal ) than processed foods. Having oatmeal with an added protein for breakfast keeps you feeling fuller longer, which can prevent you from making poor food decisions, such as snacking on junk food, through the rest of the day. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body. (burns fat)
          • Oats–  Help You Lose Belly Fat. A fiber-rich diet may help reduce bodyfat. Research shows that eating 10 grams of fiber per day helps reduce the buildup of visceral fat over time.  Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body. (burns fat)
          • Oils– Olive, grapeseed and other vegetable oils (good sources of monounsaturated fats, which your thyroid needs to function properly). Olive Oil- -Helps You Lose Belly Fat- cooking with olive oil as opposed to butter or fat will save you calories and swap “good” omega-3 fats for “bad” saturated fats. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body(burns fat)
          • Omega-3 Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega 3 Omega 3  Fish oils are rich in omega-3s — and they speed up the rate at which you burn fat. Fish oils provide “essential fatty acids.”   these are good fats and help you digest and get rid of bad fats.  (The highest in omega 3s in descending order: Flax Seeds, ground Walnuts,  Salmon,   Sardines,   Beef, grass-fed,  Soybeans,  Halibut, Scallops, Shrimp, Tofu)   High-omega-3 foods reduce the risk of becoming obese and improve the body’s ability to respond to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin, a hormone that helps regulate food intake, body weight and metabolism, and is expressed primarily by adipocytes (fat cells)in addition to helping prevent cancer cell growth. Other conditions or symptoms indicating a need for more high-omega-3 foods: Depression, Cardiovascular Disease,Type 2 Diabetes, Fatigue, Dry, itchy skin, Brittle hair and nails, Inability to concentrate, Joint pain, Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.–250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.  HElps maintain cardiovascular health,  Flaxseed contains alpha-linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is found in flaxseed oil, and in canola, soy, perilla, and walnut oils. Alphalinolenic acid is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids that are in fish oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)  for preventing and treating diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is used to prevent heart attacks, lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and reverse “hardening of the blood vessels” (atherosclerosis).
            omega-3 fatty acids help the body produce more sleep-promoting chemicals. That reduces nightime awakenings and increases vitamin D levels, which help improve sleep, too.
            reduce inflammation   protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. are  oaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. 
            eggs have Omega 3. Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3  If you aren’t getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics.  The brains of deceased Alzheimer’s sufferers, for example, show low levels of omega-3 fats.           Children deficient in omega-3 oils may be more likely to have behavioral and learning problems known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.    A smart tip: Restrict omega-6 oils (corn oil, regular safflower and sunflower seed oils, and most margarines), which tend to negate the benefits of omega-3. Recommended: canola and olive oils.
            Cutting hip and knee pain dby 70% could be as easy as taking 3500-4000 mg of Omega 3 daily. HEaling omega-3 fats reduce inflammation, stiffness and swellng as effectively as Ibupropehn. Check with your doctor before supplementing.
              The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on the brain has been well documented, and studies suggest that omega-3 fats can improve ADHD symptoms as well—in some cases, better than drugs.
            •   omega-3-type fish oil by eating fish or taking supplements  creates new communication centers in neurons and is absolutely essential for optimal brain functioning and mood. Without omega-3, your brain cells, stiffen and wither, stifling message transmission. Stunning new research ties a lack of fish oil in the diet to a whole host of problems, from low intelligence and learning disabilities to depression and degenerative neurological diseases. Developing brains – in the womb, in infancy and in childhood – especially require omega-3 type fish oil to construct the best neuronal architecture and biochemical wiring. Children who fail to get enough omega-3 in the early developmental periods may have lower Iqs later in life. Nor can adult brains achieve top cognitive potential without adequate supplies of omega-3 fatty acids. In one study, men who ate three quarters of an ounce of fish daily cut their odds of age-related memory decline by 60%, compared with non-fish eaters. One fraction of fish oil, DHA, has been shown to enhance brainpower, speed and efficiency, memory and learning, and may even help prevent and possibly treat Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fat also tells the brain to feel good, probably by boosting production of the neuro-transmitter serotonin. New evidence shows that fish oil helps prevent and even relieve major depression. It also can help block brain damage from alcoholism, and is being tested as a possible treatment for schizophrenia. How much do we need? A couple of servings of fish (especially fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring) or an ounce or two a day is enough to keep brain cells happy. If you don’t like fish, take about 650mg a day of omega-3s (DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, and EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid) in capsules. You can even buy DHA alone (even in vegetarian form), which is specifically recommended for pregnant and lactating women to enhance fetal and infant brain development.
              6. Lose the bad fats. We can take the perfectly good brain you were born with and screw up its communication circuits by feeding it the wrong type of fat – at any age. Americans typically eat 165 times more potentially brain-destructive oils than brain-building omega-3-type fats. Because the brain is made up mostly of the fat we feed it, it becomes the prime target of this dangerous fat imbalance. Probably the most dangerous to brain cells is saturated animal fat, so pervasive in fast foods such as burgers and shakes. Also detrimental to cells: to much polyunsaturated vegetable oil – so-called omega-6s – such as safflower, sunflower and corn oils, that can set up chronic inflammatory responses in brain tissue, thought to eventually lead to subtle brain damage, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Eating trans-fatty acids, in processed foods such as salad dressings, fries, doughnuts and most margarines, also can foster blood-vessel damage that is detrimental to blood circulation in the brain

            Other essential fatty acids also have benefits: In one study, children who were treated with a mix of omega-3s, omega-6s, and evening primrose oil showed improvements
            in attention and behavior.   2,400 mg of fish oil plus 600 mg of evening primrose oil reduced hyperactivity and inattention.

            The best dietary sources of omega-3s are fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and sardines. Flax seeds and walnuts also contain omega-3 fats, but in a
            form that must be converted by the body into useful forms.  Snacking on nuts- Because the brain is 60% fat, eating healthy fats, like those in nuts, gives our intuition exactly the fuel it needs.  Walnuts and flaxseed contain omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Flax seeds and walnuts also contain omega-3 fats and antioxidants, but in a form that must be converted by the body into useful forms.

          • Avocado
            Omega 3- (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) eggs, walnuts salmon,   plain yogurt
            omega-3 fatty acids help the body produce more sleep-promoting chemicals. That reduces nightime awakenings and increases vitamin D levels, which help improve sleep, too.   Be careful as some contain an MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
            Omega-3 Fatty Acids (derived from algae): High-powered, plant-based omega-3s reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.

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            Feed Your Head Some Fat The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on the brain has been well documented, and studies suggest that omega-3 fats can improve ADHD symptoms as well—in some cases, better than drugs.

            Omega-3 Fatty acids- also known as healthy fats,  help build and repair brain cells.

            The best dietary sources of omega-3s are fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and sardines. A new study from the Univ of Pitts found eating any kind of baked or broiled fish once a week helped spur structural brain changes that boost memory. Salmon-The omega-3 fatty acids in fish like salmon are an essential brain cell component. If you don’t like fish, try fish-oil capsules or other memory-boosting nutritional supplements.

          • Eat monounsaturated fats, like olive and vegetable oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil. They activate enzymes responsible for burning fats. (Bad  fats like the Omega-6’s found in corn oil and saturated fat, in bacon and full fat milk, add inches.)
             
            Eat fish.  Eat your omega-3s (fatty acids found in salmon, an excellent source and other cold-water fish) or take a supplement. A new study from the Univ of Pitts found eating any kind of baked or broiled fish ocne a week helped spur structural brain changes that boost memory. Salmon-The omega-3 fatty acids in fish like salmon are an essential brain cell component. If you don’t like fish, try fish-oil capsules or other memory-boosting nutritional supplements.
             Eat avocado.  contains medium-chain fatty acids, which increase yur brainpower by reducing inflammaation.  contains healthy unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids.
            Extra virgin coconut oil and food high in omega 3 fatty acids- . Some sources include soybeans, walnuts and flax seed. Tuna, salmon, halibut and sardines are among the best
            Omega-3 fat also tells the brain to feel good, probably by boosting production of the neuro-transmitter serotonin. New evidence shows that fish oil helps prevent and even relieve major depression. It also can help block brain damage from alcoholism, and is being tested as a possible treatment for schizophrenia.
            Omaga 3 is brain building.
            Omega-3 fatty acids have a positive effect on heart disease patients. Omega-3s may help prevent irregular heart beat, help reduce plaque inside artery walls and decrease blood clotting, blood pressure and inflammation.  may provide a non toxic means to improve cancer treatment outcomes and may low or prevent recurrence of cancer. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are important for proper brain function. v
            cancer, chronic disease, diabetes, dementia, heart disease
            increase synovial fluid om joints
            Omega 3 are known for reducing symptoms of rheumtoid arthritis and slowing the development of related macular degeneration. 
            Brain booster: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Emerging research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids play a role in healthy sleep higher levels of DHA had better sleep patterns, with more quiet sleep at night, and more wakefulness during the day. Consume oily fish, flax seed, flax seed oil, and spirulina. You can get DHA from an increasing array of omega-3 fortified foods including milk, eggs, and juice.
            who ate diets heavy in the destructive omega-6-type fat found in margarine, salad dressings, corn oil and processed foods were 75% more likely to be intellectually impaired than those who ate the least amount of such fat,
            Depression, Cardiovascular Disease,Type 2 Diabetes, Fatigue, Dry, itchy skin, Brittle hair and nails, Inability to concentrate, Joint pain, Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.-
          • Probiotic-rich yogurt  a great sources of  omega-3 fats,fiber, and protein  has a lot to offer. Help You Lose Belly Fat.  can help aid digestion and prevent bloating. Choosing yogurt for part of your meals or snacks enables your GI tract to get adequate amounts of good bacteria to regulate your digestive system. Regulates digestion   prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body.  It provides bone-building calcium in a dose as great as that from a glass of milk but can be digested more easily when live, active bacterial cultures are present Research suggests that eating yogurt regularly helps boost immune function, warding off colds and possibly cancer. It’s also thought that the friendly bacteria in yogurt help improve colon health as well as prevent and cure diarrhea. Another study has demonstrated that women plagued with chronic vaginal yeast infections found protection by eating a daily 8 oz dose of bacteria-toting yogurt.
            As a protein source, it is complete, so it can be used as the basis for meals, substituting for high-fat meats. It provides bone-building calcium in a dose as great as that from a glass of milk but can be digested more easily when live, active bacterial cultures are present. It also features riboflavin, vitamin B12, and many minerals. It’s believed that the bacterial cultures used to make yogurt (Lactobacillus bulgaricus and L. acidophilus, L. bifidus, and Streptococcus thermophilu) carry their own health benefits.    Not all yogurt is nutritious. Your best bet is to stick with plain yogurt. (burns fat)

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          • Onions have nearly zero calories and not only  may improve impaired immunity  but also help lower cholesterol related to thyroid function (burns fat)
          • Papaya contains a naturally-occurring enzyme called papain, which aids the digestion of protein. It can also help to break down food faster, easing bloating and flattening out your belly in no time. (burns fat)
          • Peppers have nearly zero calories and  burn fat.
          • Pine nuts– Many diets say that fats are to be avoided because they are high in calories, but not all fat is created equal. The omega-6 fatty acid found in pine nuts called pinolenic acid has been shown to increase the release of satiety hormones. This type of fat can actually promote weight loss and reduce food intake. Pinolenic acid appears to be particularly effective at stimulating the release of CCK (cholecystokinin), the hormone that works as a hunger suppressant. Additionally, pine nuts effectively improved satiety and increased CCK in overweight, post-menopausal women.  The satiety effects of pine nut oil lasts at least 30 minutes, but may not carry over into next meal. Some people may experience a longer feeling of satiety as pinolenic acid affects hormone release. In some cases, the sensation of fullness could last up to 2 hours. Pine nuts make a great snack on the go. Consider making the delicious pesto (recipe below) and adding it to your vegetable side dish, salad or whole grain noodles. Be sure to enjoy pine nuts and pine nut oil raw to protect the health qualities of the oil.
          • Probiotics -Found in yogurt, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea, these friendly bacteria increase immunity. They also help the body digest fats and carbohydrates, as well as absorb and make good use of nutrients.In addition, probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of ghrelin and leptin—the hunger and hunger-suppressing hormones, respectively—so you’re hungry only when your body needs nourishment.   (Burns fat and  busts food/sugar  cravings .) You must put back what medication stole or you’ll pay with your health. Because essential minerals, and other nutrients like your B vitamins and intestinal microflora (probiotics) are robbed from the Chlorogenic acid that is in coffee and teas –yes, even decaf and green tea  be sure you take probiotics along with B vitamins and other nutrients.  Adverse health consequences of microflora deficiency-allergies, irritable bowel, depression, hypothyroidism, cancer and autoimmune disorders galore. The ramifications for poor probiotic status cause disease from head to toe.( NOTE Store bought yogurt, is probably the worst way to take in probiotics since the organisms are likely dead by the time you eat it, and the dairy provides a strong casein and lactose hit. Many people are unknowingly allergic to casein and this adds another layer of problems to someone with a serious health condition. I’m just saying that for many people with chronic illness, dairy-derived probiotics are probably not the best choice.)
          • PROBIOTICS
            • Kefir
            • Sauerkraut
            • Chocolate- Dark Chocolate  Plain dark chocolate contains the most catechins and epicatechin, as well as a small amount of dietary fiber. The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast on chocolate. Researchers have discovered a specific stomach bacteria that breaks down chocolate and ferments it into anti-inflammatory compounds, making the dark chocolate highly useful in terms of heart health. When you eat dark chocolate, they grow and ferment it, producing compounds that are anti-inflammatory.       Also “When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they lessen the inflammation of cardiovascular tissue, reducing the long-term risk of stroke. Another recent study on dark chocolate and heart health found eating the stuff in moderation can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, or the thickening and hardening of the arteries, by restoring arterial flexibility and preventing white blood cells from sticking to blood vessel walls       Probiotics can be added to high-quality dark chocolate, up to four times the amount of probiotics as many forms of dairy. This is only one of the health benefits of chocolate. Delicious and nutritious – really! Dark chocolate contains probiotics and antioxidants to keep your stomach healthy and your sweet tooth satisfied.
            • Microalgae  This refers to super-food ocean-based plants such as spirulina, chorella, and blue-green algae. These probiotic foods have been shown to increase the amount of both Lactobacillus and bifidobacteria in the digestive tract. They also offer the most amount of energetic return, per ounce, for the human system. Sometimes called “blue algae,” microalgae is a grassy, green plant that’s often used in juices. Check your local health food store or juice bar to try this unexpectedly delicious treat.
            • Miso Soup Probiotic Foods – Miso is one the main-stays of traditional Japanese medicine and is commonly used in macrobiotic cooking as a digestive regulator. Made from fermented rye, beans, rice or barley, adding a tablespoon of miso to some hot water makes an excellent, quick, probiotic-rich soup, full of lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria.  Beyond its important live cultures, miso is extremely nutrient-dense and believed to help neutralize the effects of environmental pollution, alkalinize the body and stop the effects of carcinogens in the system.  Popular in Japanese restaurants, miso soup is a tofu and vegetable broth soup that’s low in calories and high in probiotics and protein. Often available at the grocery store to make at home, it’s a healthy and delicious break from the normal canned soup.
            • Soy milk Soy naturally contains some probiotic benefits, but new soy milk products on the market have added extra live cultures. Look for labels that say “live and active cultures” to be sure.
            • Pickles  High in sodium but Believe it or not, the common green pickle is an excellent food source of probiotics. Try making your own home-made pickles in the sun. Here’s a great set of instructions for making your own probiotic-rich dill pickles [1].  Whether you like them sweet or dill, pickles contain a good amount of probiotics for your system. Add to your sandwiches for some crunch.
            •  Tempeh  A great substitute for meat or tofu, tempeh is a fermented, probiotic-rich grain made from soy beans. A great source of vitamin B12 (cobalamin), this vegetarian food can be sautéed, baked or eaten crumbled on salads. If prepared correctly, tempeh is also very low in salt, which makes it an ideal choice for those on a low-sodium diet.  Made from soy protein, tempeh is a delicious meat substitute that’s full of vitamin B12 and probiotics. Try it baked, grilled, or sautéed for a tasty meatless meal.
            •  Kimchi  An Asian form of pickled sauerkraut, kimchi is an extremely spicy and sour fermented cabbage, typically served alongside meals in Korea. Besides beneficial bacteria, Kimchi is also a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Kimchi is one of the best probiotic foods you can add to your diet, assuming you can handle the spice, of course. A popular Korean side dish, kimchi is fermented and pickled cabbage that can be very spicy. Filled with vitamins, calcium, and probiotics; it’s an excellent and hot way to stay healthy.
            • Kombucha Tea  This is a form of fermented tea that contains a high amount of healthy gut bacteria. This probiotic drink has been used for centuries and is believed to help increase your energy, enhance your well being and maybe even help you lose weight. However, kombucha tea may not be the best fit for everyone, especially those that have had problems with candida.Found in Asian grocery stores and health food stores, Kombucha tea is a dark tea that has been found to increase energy and help with the stomach’s natural digestion. Try it hot or iced.
          • Progestrone  Natural progesterone balances estrogen and is sold without prescription at health food stores as a skin cream. No woman should ever be taking unopposed estrogen meds, even if she has had her uterus removed. Of course, everyone reading this should get physician approval to use progesterone because my opinion columns are intended for educational purposes, not advice. It scares me that millions of women are taking unopposed estrogen medications (meaning, estrogen therapy without any natural progesterone to go with it). Excess estrogen has been linked to breast cancer and other hormonally-driven disorders.Sadly, some physicians insist that women who do not have a uterus no longer need progesterone, so they only prescribe estrogen drugs. This is short-sighted because there are progesterone receptors all over the body, not just in the reproductive organs. It supports healthy bones, breasts, heart, liver and brain tissue in men and women. Progesterone protects the breasts and may relieve fibrocystic breast pain and reduce risk of breast cancer, studies prove it. This hormone may improve sleep, anxiety and cholesterol levels. Remarkably, progesterone feeds the brain, and a new study points to it’s benefit during the first few hours after a stroke.  Natural progesterone is not the same thing as progestin drugs like methoxyprogesterone, which is sold by prescription. When you take unopposed estrogen, you could wind up with “estrogen dominance” or “progesterone deficiency.” Symptoms in post-menopausal women include anxiety, depression, irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, bone loss or low sex drive. In pre-menopausal women, you might expect PMS, breast tenderness, migraines, fibroids, mood swings, bloating, or heavy periods. Use evening primrose oil to ease premenstrual symptoms.
          • Pumpkin has nearly zero calories
          • Quercetin, burns fat and sugar, and that reduces insulin levels. Quercetin: A citrus “bioflavonoid” this is a potent antioxidant that comes from citrus plants as well as the skin of grapes and apples.  It is best known as nature’s antihistamine, and it helps prevent easy bruising by protecting capillaries.  Quercetin makes vitamin C work better and it also happens to upregulate your genes and get some fat-burning action to occur. It’s all subtle, these supplements are not magic bullets. Some naturopaths suggested quercetin to help reduce LDL cholesterol.   In this case, you can take it as part of a resveratrol formula  or you can take it by itself.  Dosages are typically 500 mg and you take it once or twice daily (with food/snack).
          • Radish has nearly zero calories
          • Red Wine Vinegar– When you ferment red wine long enough, it becomes red wine vinegar. a healthy, appetite-suppressing addition to your meal. Acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar, helps keep food in the stomach for a longer period of time, so release of the hunger hormone ghrelin is delayed. Vinegar also improves digestion, and it helps you feel full faster and for a longer period of time. Acetic acid also helps prevent spikes in blood sugar following and will lower the glycemic index of many foods. Red wine vinegar contains nutrients such the antioxidant resveratrol that has been shown to protect the heart. A dose of approximately 2 tablespoons will provide the best results, and blood levels of sugar and insulin remained normalized for at least 45 minutes after women and men ate a meal of vinegar and white bread. If vinegar can help people cope with high glycemic foods like white bread, then imagine how effective it would be if you ate healthy whole grains. You can expect it to fight cravings for 1-1.5 hours, depending on the contents of the meal consumed, but the effects of increased fat metabolism in the liver can extend more than 3 hours after a meal!  One tablespoon of red wine vinegar mixed with sparkling wa ter makes a great cocktail. Drink this with meals to support digestion and regulate your blood sugar. Another study showed that taking vinegar at bedtime helps regulate blood sugar levels the next morning.
            MIVE OVER (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
          • Resveratrol – a supplement that activates PGC-1 alpha, a lovely gene in your body that improves fat burning ability, energy and thyroid function.Resveratrol: This is best known as the heart-healthy antioxidant from red wine.  You an buy pure supplements of resveratrol and that is my recommendation. It is a heart-healthy antioxidant from red wine.  You can buy pure supplements of resveratrol which is the pharmacist, Suzy Cohen’s  recommendation.  It is thought to work by awakening a longevity gene  that  burns fat so in this case, resveratrol appears to help a person burn fat by triggering that lazy gene (called PGC1-alpha). This antioxidant wakes your lazy sluggish genes to Burn the fat and get sugar out of the cell right now!”  When buying resveratrol supplements, be choosy.  The better form of resveratrol is the “trans” resveratrol, and dosages vary widely.  I’d suggest about 100 – 500 mg daily, in the morning (on an empty stomach meaning no food, but fine with other supplements that you take).   Resveratrol is often combined with another grape-derived extract called quercetin or grape seed extract. (burns fat)  Resveratrol-  helps protect the body against a number of diseases, including: Heart disease. Resveratrol helps reduce inflammation, prevents the oxidation of LDL “bad” cholesterol, and makes it more difficult for platelets to stick together and form the clots that can lead to a heart attack.Cancer. Resveratrol is thought to limit the spread of cancer cells and trigger the process of cancer cell death (apoptosis).Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol may protect nerve cells from damage and the buildup of plaque that can lead to Alzheimer’s.Diabetes . Resveratrol helps prevent insulin resistance, a condition in which the body becomes less sensitive to the effects of the blood sugar-lowering hormone, insulin. Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes.Rodent studies suggest that resveratrol might even help against some of the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle and lead to increased longevity. Resveratrol-treated mice fed a high-calorie diet lived longer than similarly fed mice not given resveratrol. Resveratrol protected mice fed a high-calorie diet from obesity-related health problems by mimicking the effects of caloric restriction.Resveratrol has also been linked to prevention of age-related problems such as heart disease and insulin resistance. Researchers believe that resveratrol activates the SIRT1 gene, a biological mechanism that seems to protect the body against the harmful effects of obesity and the diseases of aging.
          • Rice- see brown rice (burns fat)
          • Salmon  – can help you lose weight because they increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full longer. They are also essential to heart health and brain function. (burns fat)
          • Salt– Up to 1 milligram of iodized salt (get at least 150 micrograms of iodine a day)  (burns fat)  (LIMIT high-iodine foods such as kelp, seaweed, algae, salt; limt to 500 micrograms of iodine a day)  Sea  salt  provides a full range of minerals healthy iodine, magnesium, selenium and other minerals not found in table salt.   Your thyroid gland loves minerals and makes thyroid hormone more efficiently in the presence of natural minerals. (Verify that it does contain iodine as some do not, but you can get it in iodized salt.)  Natural sea salt provides healthy iodine, magnesium, selenium and other minerals not found in table salt.
          • Sardines – increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full longer. They are also essential to heart health and brain function. (burns fat)
          • Seafood -burns belly fat
          • Seasonings and herbs– added before serving the vegetables adds further to the natural flavor.  Various combinations can be used with vegetables, cottage cheese, or gelatin recipes. Spices like basil, ginger, cumin, and coriander (help your sluggish digestion). Curry and Turmeric are good for burning fat.  Seasonings  are good to include with cholesterol lowering food.   (Allspice, basil, bay leaves, caraway seeds, chives, vinegars, dill, garlic, garlic powder, ginger, cloves, Italian herb seasoning, lemon juice, marjoram, mint, onion powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, peppermint, pimiento, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme*, Tabasco sauce, turmeric, vinegar.)    (*Thyme in excessive amounts may reduce thyroid activity ; only small amounts of thyme should be used, as seasoning.)  Thyme  The strong flavor of thyme pairs well with comfort food — think wintry soups, stews, and roasts — and it’s easy to grow at home with full sun and well-drained soil, so you can use it fresh or dried all year-round. But the health benefits go beyond warm soup on a cold night: The herb’s oil is antiseptic and antibacterial, and recent studies show thyme can kill MRSA infections, which are resistant to other antibiotics. More on Spices ‘Killer Spices’ Help Organic Farmers Achieve Natural Pest Control Beyond the Supermarket: Incredible Herbs and Spices Emeril Green:
          • Selenium- The thyroid produces hormones that control fat-burning ability  (metabolism) and regulates the rhythm of the heart and body temperature. Selenium  is directly tied to the health of your thyroid gland.     Selenium can be robbed from your body by: medical conditions, beverages or medication you take. Some common medications that mug your body’s  selenium: acid reducing medications, antidepressants, corticosteroids, hormone-replacement therapy, birth control pills, breast cancer drugs and sulfonamides* (*sulfonamides- Sulfa drugs are  widely used for conditions such as acne and urinary tract infections, and or the treatment of infections caused by bacteria resistant to other antibiotics.)  If you take any of those, selenium supplementation may be critical for you. Selenium-rich foods include walnuts, tuna, shrimp, eggs, cheese, turkey, beef and oatmeal. Brazil nuts – eating four per day gives you about 200 micrograms of selenium. Natural sea salt  provides selenium and other minerals (such as healthy iodine, magnesium) not found in table salt.
          • Shrimp -Selenium-rich  (burns fat)
          • Sleep   between eight and nine hours per night to promote the distribution of human growth hormone (HGH). This fat-burning hormone increases the effectiveness of your workouts and is essential for building muscle. In fact, studies show that sleeping for only five to seven hours contributes to belly fat, impedes workout recovery and can lead to muscle breakdown.  (Note Aug 2014 Studies suggest a link between obesity, lack of sleep – Sleeping only 4-5 hours a night lead to a fall in blood levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin travels in the blood reaches the brain and decreases appetite and speeds up metabolism, which leads the body to burn more calories. So lower than normal levels of leptin would increase appetite and cause the body to burn more calories.Restricting sleep increases blood level of the hormone ghrelin, which is made in the stomach. When it reaches the brain it increases appetite–particularly for high calorie food. Low blood levels of leptin and high blood levels of ghrelin are kind of a double whammy: They cause a person to consume more calories and burn those calories less efficiently.)
          • Soy– Cooked soy food products, but no more than three servings once a week. (burns fat)   (Soy has effects on the body that are similar to estrogen so you certainly do not want to get too much. Excessive estrogen, or an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, may cause estrogen dominance, resulting in breast swelling, uterine fibroids, water retention, weight gain, sweet cravings, loss of sex drive, depression and mood swings. Whose mood wouldn’t swing with all that going down?)
          • Spices– see seasonings
          • Spinach – contains iron which helps red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise you’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, iron is one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight. Spinach high in the amino acid Asparagine  increases insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat. (Vitamin C helps with iron absorption, so drink plenty of orange juice. Top these off with an iron supplement.)Spinach -a nutrition superstar, even a fairly good source of ironis loaded with vitamins and minerals, some of which are hard to find in other foods. Like other dark greens, spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant that’s been shown, among other things, to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. It fights heart disease and cancer as well. As a dark, leafy green, spinach possesses several important phytochemicals, including lutein, which helps prevent age-related macular degeneration. Spinach also contains lipoic acid, which helps antioxidant vitamins C and E regenerate. Because of its role in energy production, lipoic acid is being investigated for regulating blood sugar levels. Served raw, spinach is a good source of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant. Overcook it, however, and you lose most of this important vitamin. Though spinach is rich in calcium, most of it is unavailable, because oxalic acid in spinach binds with calcium, preventing its absorption. Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, The abundant potassium in spinach is available, and it will promote heart health. When you cook spinach, it cooks down tremendously. Because cooking concentrates nutrients and fiber, a serving of cooked spinach gives you even more bang for your buck than a serving of raw. (burns fat)    Spinach- has nearly zero calories helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium.
          • Spirulina causes faster weight loss by reducing hunger pangs. It improves thyroid function which, in turn, speeds metabolism and burns up lots of  calories.Spirulina supplements are a natural dietary supplement that is rich in trace minerals (and precious iodine) helps drive the production of thyroid hormone. (burns fat)
          • Starch blockers cut absorption of carbs. What to take: CarbEase or brands with the ingredient Phase 2. Follow label directions.
          • Stevia is a completely natural herbal sweetener sold at health food stores nationwide.
          • Sunlight– • Not getting enough sunlight makes us feel hungrier. We eat 222 more calories a day in the winter  (See Vitamin D)
          • Tea has nearly zero calories (Green Tea contains an amazing phytonutrient called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) that increases the hormone CCK (cholecystokinin), which is responsible for creating the feeling of satiation. Feeling full between meals is the greatest weapon against the battle of the bulge. EGCG also stimulates your metabolism by activating thermogenesis, which means your cells are burning energy  – including fat! In the short-term, this may help you feel satiated for 2-4 hours, depending on what kind of meal you ate recently. Over the long-term, if you drink green tea daily, it will help prevent storage of excess fat and improve your body’s fat-burning ability. Because it also affects your appetite-regulating hormones, it can change how your body metabolizes food and handles cravings.  EGCG liquid or tablets are a great tool to keep in your purse or pocket so you can avoid cravings when out shopping or at work. You can drink tea before, after and between meals. Note: Whole-leaf green tea contains fluoride that may disrupt thyroid function so consider taking EGCG extract if you suffer from hypothyroidism.) Make sure that it does not have caffeine. Caffeine can cause bloating, acid reflux and dehydration.. Caffeine raises blood pressure.
          • Tomatoes – burn belly fat. High in the amino acid Asparagine  increase insulin sensitivity, which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat Tomatoes has nearly zero calories
          • Turkey -Selenium-rich (burns fat)
          • Turnips has nearly zero calories
          • Unprocessed meats  high in the amino acid Asparagine helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat. (burns fat)   (EX: Turkey -Selenium-rich)
          • Vegetables- Dark green leafy vegetables and colorful produce (supply antioxidant vitamins and minerals needed for thyroid health (burns fat)  Calcium naturally found in dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form,  vegetables- load up  Rich in soluble fiber while  relieving stress. Stress can make blood sugar rise and slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.
          • Vinegar (see Apple cider vinegar and Red wine vinegar )
          • Vitamin A– “vision” vitamin tells your genes to stop storing all the food you eat as fat! Studies suggest vitamin A is capable of shrinking fat cells Vitamin A can cause insomnia,
          • Vitamin B COMPLEX and some calcium and magnesium (known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) can decrease the adverse affects of the antibiotics.   Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, B-vitamins –a full B complex  control or gate adrenal gland response, thus when B-vitamin processing bacteria die, the threshold for anxiety / stress lowers…or you become more sensitive.    (Vitamin B12 -cobalamin)When we are even moderately depressed or anxious we will eat an average of 118 extra calores a day- enough to make us 12 lbs heavier in a year.  numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow, and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream, according to a case report from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It could have been worse—a severe vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell. Severe B12 deficiency can lead to serious nerve damage, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers and toes and more  Vitamin B12 deficiency causes skin hyperpigmentation, subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, and megaloblastic anemia. Nitrous oxide (N2O) intoxication is an important cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. b12 is cobalamin is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy Folate  (B9) foods- broccoli. brussels sprouts. leafy green vegetables, such as cabbage, kale, spring greens and spinach. peas. chickpeas and kidney beans.  liver (best source) dried beans wholegrain breads spinach chicken giblets lentils wheat flour beetroot kidney spilt peas potato   egg yolk soya products sweet potato   almonds cabbage nuts asparagus banana oranges peaches
          • INCONTINENTANCE, OVERACTIVE BLADDER
            • Caffeine stimulates bladder muscles.  It’s also a diuretic, flushing fluid from the body and increasing urine. Avoid coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and energy drinks and bars. Also look out for caffeine on the ingredient labels of medications and weight loss aids (avoid “guarana,” “yerba mate,” “kola nut” or “green tea extract”).  Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic and a bladder stimulant, which can contribute to feelings of urgency. For a week, skip that glass of wine with dinner, and see if it helps. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are bladder irritants. You’ll find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, cereals, sugar-free desserts and other diet foods. When you really want something sweet, use real sugar instead. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons can irritate the bladder. Tomatoes, pineapple, cranberries and sour grapes are also acidic and irritating. Better bets: Snack on blueberries and chunks of pear. Some people experience bladder symptoms after eating spicy foods. Try cooking without pepper, and skip hot sauces. Also avoid raw onions. Cooked onions and shallots may be less irritating.Carbonated beverages Instead of fizzy drinks made with carbon dioxide, such as seltzer and soda, reach for refreshing spring water.
          • ( Anti-stress formula vitamin will help you lose weight because stress slows your metabolism but be careful (iodine is in vitamin pills, so try to get them naturally). busts food/sugar cravings      http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php/205162-Steroids-and-hormones-in-milk)     B-complex vitamins. (Not just one or two of the B vitamins but the B complex. (Biotin — This B vitamin boosts metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar (improving glycemic control) and reducing insulin. Fabulous, because insulin is known to store fat on us. Niacin- a  B vitamin for people with high cholesterol, but it increases adiponectin, a natural fat-burning hormone.  (Pins and needles nerve pain, depression, fatigue, anemia, weight gain  could be related to a deficiency of B Vitamins.  Your stash gets depleted by female hormones (menopause and birth control), antacids, ulcer meds, diuretics, raloxifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, tea/coffee.) B-Vitamins give you energy and help convert food to fuel. Physical Energy with Vitamins B6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin (B-2) and Niacin to help convert food to energy.A person with a deficiency of vitamin B1(thiamine) may display difficulty with memory. (Medline Plus shows that low levels of thiamine (thiamine deficiency syndromes), include digestive problems including poor appetite, ulcerative colitis, and ongoing diarrhea. Thiamine is also used for AIDS and boosting the immune system, diabetic pain, heart disease, alcoholism, aging, a type of brain damage called cerebellar syndrome, canker sores, vision problems such as cataracts and glaucoma, motion sickness, and improving athletic performance. Other uses include preventing cervical cancer and progression of kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Some people use thiamine for maintaining a positive mental attitude; enhancing learning abilities; increasing energy; fighting stress; and preventing memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease. Healthcare providers give thiamine shots for a memory disorder called Wernicke’s encephalopathy syndrome, other thiamine deficiency syndromes in critically ill people, alcohol withdrawal, and coma. (See the niacin bullet point.)
          • Vitamin C-People with high levels of vitamin C burn more fat during exercise than people with low levels, according to a study out of Arizona State University. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps with the formation of collagen (a protein that helps build muscle tissue), immune function, and proper metabolism of fat.  Vitamin C helps with iron absorption, so drink plenty of orange juice and take an iron supplement as  iron (one of the most important minerals you can eat to lose weight) which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen so your body’s cells  get the oxygen they need to function properly. Otherwise you’ll feel tired, run down and exhausted all the time. It will be difficult to summon the energy to exercise, and since exercise is a key component of weight loss, 
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Vitamin D  Vitamin D-

          • Sunlight is the natural source of this powerful fat-soluble vitamin, which is needed in appropriate amounts to maintain physical, mental, and emotional health.  Your skin can make its own vitamin D by absorbing ultraviolet sunlight, however, if you wear sunblock, there’s a good chance your skin isn’t getting enough UV rays to produce vitamin D.91% of women have suboptimal levels of it and women over 50 are at the greatest risk because they stay out of the sun or wear a hat and sunscreen.
          • Not getting enough Vitamin D, results in exhaustion (no energy) high blood pressure, digestive issues, arthritis, mood swings,  and frequent illness. A simple blood test can check for low vitamin D levels. Some say a week after taking vitamin D supplements their energy returned, the pain was gone and digestion was back to normal, and a myriad of other “aging” issues were suddenly a thing of the past.
          • helps you lose weight- Certain supplements drive biochemical pathways in the body which tell your cells to burn fat and sugar, and that reduces insulin levels.  These supplements include vitamin D, resveratrol, quercetin, lipoic acid, curcumin and L-arginine.
          •   for asthma,
          • cancer
          • heart
          • osteo
          • boosts mood,
          • Being overweight is another deficiency risk factor. D is a fat soluble vitamin, meaning it is sequestered in stored fat and not available to be used.
          •  Weight: Not getting enough sunlight makes us feel hungrier. We eat 222 more calories a day in the winter.
          • Vitamin D may also help you lose fat by regulating blood sugar and decreasing the risk of developing insulin resistance—a condition where the body stores glucose in the blood as fat, rather using it to provide energy to cells.  Helps with obesity.
          • Along with regulating your hunger hormones and boosting your mood, Vitamin D can help cut down on emotional eating. People tend to eat more when their mood is low.
          •  Magnesium is required for the body to break down  and use vitamin D.   If you are experienceing fatigue and frequent illness, a top source of magnesium, a nutrient.    1/2 cup almonds daily can boost Vitamin D levels eightfold. ,
          • Need vitamin D when taking calcium. No more than… a day
          • Vitamin D  is essential to calcium absorption, but many adults don’t get enough of it.
          • Fatty fish, Cod liver and fish oil, are rich in vitamin D, and milk and other dairy products are fortified with the mineral.)  Taking vitamin supplements if your blood level of vitamin D is low can help prevent osteoporosis. Studies show that people with low blood levels of vitamin D also are at greater risk for getting high blood pressure*, heart disease, various autoimmune diseases (including multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes) depression and colorectal cancer. (*Caffeine raises blood pressure.)
          • Experts agree that the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is 600 international units (IU) for adults up to age 70, and 800 IU from age 71 on. If you’re not getting enough vitamin D from foods and modest sun exposure, consider taking a daily supplement to get 600 to 800 IU per day. Choose a supplement that contains the form of vitamin D called D3. Do not take more than 4,000 IU per day, as that  can cause side effects.   Athletes: See Why You Need Vitamin D in Your Diet.)
          •  An over-the-counter version is more natural to the body (compared to prescribed sources) and look for “Vitamin D3” or “Cholecalciferol.”   A suggested dose would be about 5,000 IU per day in the morning (with food/snack).
          • Calcium along with Vitamin D provides bone support.
          • Vitamin D  for energy, blood pressure, digestive issues, arthritis, helps regulate blood sugar to help with weight loss, boosts mood, burns fat and sugar. Need for calcium absorption Calcium naturally found in dairy products and dark, leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed by your body than calcium in supplement form, Unrecognised severe vitamin D deficiency
            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pmc › articles › PMC2427091
          • A vitamin D deficiency can affect both physical and mental health, but many people have low levels of vitamin D without realizing.  – WebMD  The physical symptoms of a  of vitamin D deficiency may include: Hair loss, Fatigue-which will sap your energy, chronic pain   variously recorded as plantar fasciitis, backache, muscle pain, and generalised joint pain.     muscle pain in the joints, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pain,  often occurs in the knees, legs, and hips. Bone pain, which is sometimes also felt as joint pain Muscle weakness or sore and painful muscles    People with arthritis are likely to be deficient in the so-called sunshine vitamin. Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation of body joints.
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          • Supplements and Medications To Help Joint Pain
            1. Vitamin D. The number one supplement I recommend for joint health and overall musculoskeletal health is vitamin D3. …
            2. Estrogen. Estrogen is important for musculoskeletal health, including joint health.
            3. Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. …
            4. MSM. …
            5. Turmeric. …
            6. Omega 3. …
            7. Ginger. …
            8. SAMe.

            Vitamin D functions as a hormone in the body. One study explains that both vitamin D and estrogen work together to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
            The link between these hormones is due to the role that vitamin D plays in estrogen synthesis. This indicates a potential benefit of vitamin D supplementation in low estrogen levels.

          • Not in the sun and Multivitamin might not have enough Muscleds can’t say energized. Di is responsible for helping body absorb calcium to keep bones strong. Otherwise back pain an aches, helps mood 4000 IU by 67%. Lowers cancer risk by 77% in women when pair with 1500 mg of calcium 91% of women have suboptimal levels and risk is higher for women over 50. D deficiency for people with darker complex is 50% higher. Nee 1000-2000 Vitamin De  When d levels are optimal we enjoy more energy, faster slimming and brighter moods.  Lowers cancer risk 2000, IU of D3, slash rish 77%/ -tamps down pain and speeds tissue healing   which eases discomfort of achy joints by 33%
          • Dr Sylvia Awusu-Ansah, an ER physician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine found herself tired, even after a full night’s sleep. Drained and with zero energy, her thinking was cloudy, joints ached, muscles were cramping and her moods were up and down.
            A nurse in her hospital found her at her desk napping and suggested she have her Vitamin D level checked.  While a normal level is between 30-50, hers was at 9! She began taking Vitamin D and getting out in the sun each day. Within two weeks her joints stopped hurting, her body felt spry, her thinking was clear, and naps and mood swings were history. She now has the energy to care for her patients and walks 10 miles a week for exercise. She said she has an overwhelming sense of wellness. “I feel amazing”, she said.
            Her experience changed the way she practices medicine.   She explained that for health care professionals vitamin deficiencies are often not at the top of the list for screening patients, But now looking for a vitamin deficiency is always on her radar.
            Vitamin D prevents and treats Covid-19. (Interesting how so many of the symptoms of the two are the same.)
             
             
            Some signs of a Vitamin D deficiency:
            • body aches/joint pain
            • frequent headaches
            • weakness
            • brain fog
            • shortness of breath
            • blue moods
            • frequent illness
            • recent broken bones
            • more severe illness when you get sick
             
            Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to respiratory infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and bronchiolitis. Pneumonia is a severe form of acute lower respiratory tract infection and is the leading cause of death in children worldwide.
            It can also cause weight gain and sugar cravings.
             
            Dr. Owusu-Ansah says a Vitamin D deficiency is easy to overcome.
             
              • Eating more foods with Vitamin D helps–  egg yolks, portobello mushrooms, orange juice, yogurt and oily fish. (Oily fish include:  herring (bloater, kipper and hilsa are types of herring)   pilchards,  salmon, sardines, sprats,  trout and mackerel. Tuna counts as an oily fish, but only if it’s fresh, and NOT if it’s tinned, because the canning process reduces the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
              • Eating too much sugar intake (especially in the form of fructose) may actually exacerbate vitamin D deficiency as well as deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, chromium and Vitamin C!  https://www.thepaleomom.com/5-nutrients-youre-deficient-in-if-you-eat-too-much-sugar/v
             
            A study reported that vitamin D supplementation (D3) in veterans increased their sleep duration and quality in people with sleep disorder
             
             
            P.S. Just don’t overdo it with Vitamin D. See side effects of taking too much: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-side-effects

            See also estrogen. Do a ‘ctrl” f            Pandemic

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          • WATER. Tests by Virginia Tech show drinking 2 cups of water a half-hour before breakfast cuts caloric intake by 13% in older Americans who are overweight. More exciting: German research says water burns calories! Drinking 2 cups of water revved metabolism 24% in overweight subjects in an hour. Cool fresh, filtered water. is best. kidneys are responsible for filtering your body of poisonous toxins. You really want your kidneys in tip top shape to keep yourself “clean”.  (burns fat)
          • Watercress has nearly zero calories
          • Watermelon-burns belly fat
          • Wheat germ and other foods high in selenium, a trace mineral integral to the enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) to its active form (T3) (burns fat)
          • Yogurt  has a lot to offer. As a protein source, it is complete, so it can be used as the basis for meals, substituting for high-fat meats. It provides bone-building calcium in a dose as great as that from a glass of milk but can be digested more easily when live, active bacterial cultures are present. It also features riboflavin, vitamin B12, and many minerals.It’s believed that the bacterial cultures used to make yogurt (Lactobacillus bulgaricus and L. acidophilus, L. bifidus, and Streptococcus thermophilu) carry their own health benefits. Research suggests that eating yogurt regularly helps boost immune function, warding off colds and possibly cancer. It’s also thought that the friendly bacteria in yogurt help improve colon health as well as prevent and cure diarrhea. Another study has demonstrated that women plagued with chronic vaginal yeast infections found protection by eating a daily 8 oz dose of bacteria-toting yogurt.  Help You Lose Belly Fat.Probiotic-rich yogurt can help aid digestion and prevent bloating. Choosing yogurt for part of your meals or snacks enables your GI tract to get adequate amounts of good bacteria to regulate your digestive system. Regulates digestion and serve as great sources of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats; prevent bloating and lowering triglycerides in your body Not all yogurt is nutritious. Your best bet is to stick with nonfat plain yogurt. (burns fat)
          • Zinc– This mineral improves immunity and protects the prostate, but it’s very closely tied to leptin. Low zinc reduces The only way to eat less in the long-term is to not be hungry, and the only way to do this is to control the hormones that regulate hunger, the primary one being leptin., and that could cause you to feel hungry all the time. Restoring zinc could impact leptin and allow you to feel satisfied after one plate of stuffing instead of three. (Note: When we eat fast, we don’t give our body enough time to release leptin which is an extremely important hormone released by fat cells. It acts like an appetite suppressant because it helps us feel full. Leptin tells you when to stop eating.  But some people -especially the overweight- have resistance to the leptin signal.  If your body doesn’t recognize leptin, you will keep eating and eating.  So rule number one is to eat slowly, and wait 15 – 20  minutes after the first plate.  Hopefully, you will feel full (thanks to leptin) and you won’t need a second helping.  (She has lots of good info on leptin here: http://www.dearpharmacist.com/2013/08/20/selenium-helps-hashimotos-and-graves-disease   – Leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, may be one of the most important hormones in your body that will determine your health and lifespan. Insulin is another, and the two work in tandem.   Both insulin and leptin resistance are associated with obesity. Foods rich in zinc are wheat, oats, pumpkin seeds, eggs, milk, oysters, nuts, meat, and peas. Brazil nuts also help relieve stress promoting calmness and allowing your body to metabolize food properly so you don’t pack on weight. (pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acid, low in carbs, good source of plant protein, improves insulin  regulation.) Zinc supplements are generally included in complete supplements (vitamins) .  If diagnosed with zinc deficiency, one needs to consult a physician for the correct dosage and type of zinc supplements to be taken. Read what Mayo Clinic has to say about zinc:   http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/zinc/NS_patient-zinc/DSECTION=evidence    deficiency can be caused by, among other things, coffee     Zinc — mineral is closely tied to leptin. Low zinc reduces leptin, and that could cause you to feel hungry all the time. Restoring zinc could impact leptin and allow you to feel satisfied after one plate of stuffing. ( Zinc deficiency: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), infertility, higher susceptibility to colds/flu, loss of taste, hearing or smell, brain fog, poor wound healing, hair loss. Bald patches, loss of taste/smell, erectile dysfunction or chronic diarrhea  might be zinc deficiency. Common drug muggers are anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antacids, ulcer/heartburn meds, diuretics and estrogen drugs used for birth control and menopause.) If you supplement with green coffee bean extract (or drink coffee and tea) the chlorogenic acid is a drug mugger of magnesium, iron and zinc.  So be sure you are taking these (check your multi-vitamin.)
          • Zucchini has nearly zero calories
          • 5-HTP  busts food/sugar  cravings   5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan): This is a precursor to serotonin in your body, which is one of your happy brain chemicals. 5-HTP helps turn off your carb craver while stabilizing mood. Because the substance later converts to melatonin, it also deepens sleep for many people.   5-HTP jump starts the levels of the  happy brain chemical, Serotonin so it can help curb unwanted cravings for sweets and carbs, as well as alcohol! Studies suggest that serotonin deficiency is tied to alcoholism and other addictive disorders.

Crush-Your-Cravings Pesto   . will please your taste buds while it crushes your cravings. When served with whole grain crackers, this pesto contains all 5-appetite suppressants suggested.
Ingredients

2 cups fresh basil
1 cup kale
1/2 cup pine nuts
½ green apple, sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic
¼ tsp pink rock or grey sea salt

Optional ingredient: 1 tsp EGCG extract

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender or f