Category: Health


Microwave Radiation Protection Part 1

North America’s obsession with the oh-so-quick and convenient microwave may be pushing us from the frying pan into the fire. An estimated one out of every two households has a microwave oven. Modern cookbooks abound with recipes for cooking with this handy device. Yet an increasing body of evidence is calling into question the safety of one of our favourite kitchen appliances.

History of the Microwave

Microwave ovens were introduced into the market for domestic use in the early 1970s. At that time, they were considered relatively safe if properly cleaned and with door seals well maintained to prevent leakage. There was but a hint that their safety and the nutritional values of microwaved foods weren’t what the public believed. However, in 1989, Dr. Hans-Urich Hertel, a Swiss food scientist, and professor Bernard Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology began conducting extensive research on the effects of microwaved food on humans. Using a carefully controlled protocol, nine people, including Dr. Hertel, were alternately exposed to microwaved and conventionally cooked foods from organic sources. Samples of participants’ blood were taken right before eating and at certain intervals after eating.

Researchers found that after microwaved food consumption, there was significant reduction of all blood hemoglobin and cholesterol values (both good HDL cholesterol and bad LDL cholesterol), and that bad cholesterol levels were elevated relative to good cholesterol levels.

Lymphocyte (white blood cell) activity decreased notably after ingestion of microwaved foods compared to that of non-treated foods. When exposed to blood from those who had eaten microwaved foods, bacteria that glow when examined under a special light glowed much brighter than when exposed to blood samples from those who had eaten non-treated food. This established an association that energy from microwaved foods may be passed on to those who consume the food.

Read More on Microwaves: Modern Miracle or Menace? by Croft Woodruff, MH (Hon.).

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Raw Foods and ADHD

This if for Kitty!

We all know that cancer can be eliminated through diet. William Li talks about the specifics of diet on limiting the blood supply to cancer. It’s a very informative video.

Health: Diet & Excercise

Disclaimer: All this information is to the best of my knowledge. I am not a doctor and so you should consult one before starting any diet or exercise routine. All claims made here are just my humble opinion and you assume full responsibility if you follow any advice without consulting a professional. You should always double check the facts yourself and I encourage you to do so. If you find anything that is untrue in the statements below please let me know and I will update the information.

We’ve all hear it. Diet and exercise. The question remains: A diet of what and what kinds of exercise?

The Diet

How it works:
The key is to eat every 2 and a half to 3 hours, without fail. I recommend the meal replacements because it’s not always easy to eat 6 meals a day, you can do a meal replacement every other meal or any 3 meals in the day.

Why? Because your body is a furnace, if you don’t put fuel in it will start storing food in the form of fat, if u keep it buring it will start using food as fuel and your fat will be consumed as well as long as you follow the instructions below.

FAQs

Why do sugar/carbs make you fat?

Sugar or glucose is a form of energy for your body. The simpler the energy the faster your body can use it. You can find high levels of simple sugars in white bread, white rice, many members of the yam family (ie potatoes), and of course sugar. There are other names for sugar like Fructose, Sucrose and Glucose. Over all sugar is needed by your body the problem is spiking your blood sugar level. When you eat products that are high in simple sugars they spike your blood sugar level and your body’s response is to release insulin(provided your not diabetic) it’s a necessary process. The reason we get fat is insulin takes the sugar in your blood and stores it as fat. That’s why, when you eat too much sugar, you get tired after eating. That’s also why McDonald’s and other fast foods will get you heavy in a short period of time. There is excessive amounts of sugar in your soft drink, fries and the bread from your bun. Not to mention that a few of these fast food places add sugar to the meat itself.

Why is Salt Bad?

I’m not a doctor but what I do know about excessive salt is it helps your body retain water. Bloating and swelling. Not a good thing.

What about trans fats, what are these and why are they bad?

Tran fats are bad because they are man made. Saturated fats are like blocks of fat in your blood stream and cling to the walls of your arteries coating them and constricting blood flow. Unsaturated fats are less likely to do that. Trans fats, however, are the worst, your body does not now how to handle them because they are not natural they also leave a coating on the walls of your arteries but the coating is much smoother and regular. This creates a buildup that doesn’t move off of your arteries very easily. If you put butter on a knife and rinse it under water it’s irregular shape will create create pockets of resistance and will move off bits and pieces. Margarine is much smoother and will allow the water to move over the surface but will not budge. The end result is anything that is “hydrogenated” will lower your good cholesterol AND raise your bad cholesterol. That takes us to our next point, fiber.

What is fiber? Why am I supposed to eat more?

Fiber comes from a plant. Plant cells, unlike animal cells, have walls. These walls are made up of cellulose. When we consume fiber this cellulose works in our body to move and push out things. It cleans the walls of our intestines and absorbs things in our blood stream. When you increase your fiber you actually end up lowering your bad cholesterol and raising your good cholesterol. Here’s the bad news: white rice, white bread, french fries, and white pasta have very little fiber. They are processed and simplifed and that processing destroys most of the fiber. The good news? If you switch to Brown rice, wheat bread, wheat pasta, or eat oatmeal/bran or other things high in fiber that will not only help you get your fiber but those things don’t have simple sugars. So you won’t get tired after eating them (as long as you’re not eating loads of sugars in other parts of your meals.) These foods have a low glycemic index.

What is the Glycemic Index?

Glycemic index is a scale used to measure the way sugar breaks down in your body. When something has a high glycemic index then carb becomes a simple sugar easily. That’s not a good thing because of what we spoke about above. When a carb has a low glycemic index then  it becomes a sugar over time, the more time it takes the less likely it is to spike your sugar. It will give you a steady amount of energy.

Low GI(Glycemic Index) Less than 55 | Medium GI: 56 – 69 | High GI: 70+

You need to eat protein, carbs and oil, not saturated fat like butter. If it’s a solid fat, at room temperature, then it’s saturated, and you shouldn’t be eating it. Try to eat grilled or baked, if u can. Definitely. no fried foods.

You’ll need a serving of protein and cabs for every meal and a serving of veggies for two of those meals. A serving is easy to measure, it’s a hand full. If you’re bigger, you’ll have bigger hands, smaller, likewise. Easy.

The recommended foods are as follows:
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Protein
Chicken Breast
Turkey Breast
Lean Ground Turkey
Swordfish
Orange Roughy
Haddock
Salmon
Tuna
Crab
Lobster
Shrimp
Top Round Steak
Top sirloin steak
lean ground beef
buffalo
lean ham
egg whites or substitutes
low-fat cottage cheese
Carbs
Baked Potato
Sweet Potato
Yam
Squash
Pumpkin
Steamed Brown Rice
Steamed Wild Rice
Pasta
Oatmeal
Barley
Beans
Corn
Strawberries
Melon
Apple
Orange
Fat-Free Yogurt
Whole-Wheat Bread
Veggies
Broccoli
Asparagus
Lettuce
Carrots
Cauliflower
Green Beans
Green Peppers
Mushrooms
Spinach
Tomato
Peas
Brussel Sprouts
Artichoke
Cabbage
Celery
Zucchini
Cucumber
Onions
Fats/Oils
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Canola Oil
Flaxseed Oil
Olive Oil

THE EXERCISE PART

After years of study there are two routines that I consider to be phenomenal. The results are fast and effective and they get your whole body in shape, both will give you washboard abs and a great physique.

A. Body for life

This routine is good for men and woman, woman will not get as big as men because they’re levels of testosterone are significantly lower. They will get in good shape and be toned.

If you’re serious you should get this. It’s myoplex, it’s 58% off. It’s a meal replacement, you need to bring up the amount of protien and carbs you eat. Here’s the link in case the above doesn’t work.
http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=ZD-1174
and this, it’s muscle armor you should shop around you can get it for around 60 bucks. It helps you recover faster.

Next you need the routine:

It alternates,
day1: upperbody,
day:2 cardio,
day3: lowerbody,
day4 cardio,
day 5: upperbody,
day 6: cardio,
day 7: pig out, no gym. (Cheat day, yay!)

Now how it works for upper body, lower body and cardio. You need to print out these sheets:
http://www.bodyforlife.com/exercise/journals.asp
Download the two excel sheets at the bottom. There are 84 days for both workout and 84 days for meals, print it all out.

Now the HOW of working out.
You need to pick two exercise for each muscle group. All the sets have a one minute rest between, except the last one. no rest in between the last one. Now every set for a muscle group is the same, except the last one. You need to switch excersices and no rest. You judge the weight u need to used based on intensity, explained below.

Ex.

say you pick, for biceps, dumbbell curls and the bicep curl machine. this is what it would look like.

12 reps: dumbbell curls
one minute rest
increase weight

10 reps: dumbbell curls
one minute rest
increase weight

8 reps: dumbbell curls
one minute rest
increase weight

6 reps: dumbbell curls
one minute rest
decrease to original weight, or less, depending on how u feel

12 reps: dumbbell curls
NO REST

12 reps: bicep curl machine
two minute rest
move on to next muslce group

The cardio is broken down, to the minute, based soley on intensity, on those sheets.

You should hit the levels it indicates. 1-10, 1 being, doing nothing and 10 meaning you’re cursing the day your mother met your father.

To increase intensity with weights, usually u need to up the weight, if you don’t make it to all your reps then you need to lower your starting weight.

To increase intensity with cardio, up the resistance or speed, depending on the machine, maybe both, that’s up to you.

B. PX90

If you hate gyms or don’t have time to make it to one, this one is perfect for you, all you need is a dvd player or a computer with a dvd player, some floor space and time.

It’s a 90 day routine that will get you in amazing shape and has everything you need to get started. The only downside is you’ll have to buy the dvd’s. You can find them here or at http://www.extremebodyworkout.com/p90x-products/p90x.php

Now there’s no reason you can’t get in shape. Even if you choose to do something different you now have the tools you need to have the body you’ve always wanted. Continue reading

By now you’ve probably heard about how the raw movement effects cancer but I’ve stumbled upon some helpful information with specifics on what to eat and what it does. Here’s a quick list. Use it as a reference guide and feel free to comment with your remarks.

Sugar Cleanse– Eliminate anything white like rice or wheat or white bread. Eliminate all sugars in coffees and tea as well as anything with “High fructose” or any Corn syrups.. since those are hidden names for sugar. Simple sugar is the problem like in white flour, it’s process to be simple. No bagels or toast. She can have whole grain only and careful with store bought pitas, not all are made with wheat flour.

If you absolutely need to have a bit of sweet then try Stevia but use very little.
Splenda and anything with phenokelenes or aspartame will create carcinogens (Cancer causing elements)

Block Carcinogens – Berries (Goji Berries, Camu Camu Berries, Organic Strawberries) A handful of berries a day should do it. Try and mix up the variety.

Halt Tumors – Garlic. Try a quarter of a clove in the morning of fresh raw garlic. That will help halt tumor growth.

Destroy Tumors– Cruciforus Vegetables (Broccoli, Broccoli sprouts, Onions, cabbage, cauliflower) Google it but any vegtables that are cruciforus, taken raw, will destroy tumors

Turmeric+Black Pepper– Block Blood vessels creation in new tumors. That’s why people in Pakistan have less cancer cases. The diet includes black pepper and turmeric. The fresher the better. Turmeric is great but if you add black pepper it multiplies it’s potency by a factor of 1,000.

I was recently amazed at some of the common ailments that simple hydrogen peroxide (sometimes diluted with water) can cure. I had an ear infection, went to www.earthclinic.com and read a lot of comments about hydrogen peroxide. Among other things, it cures ear and sinus infections. So I tried it. Yes, it works. I got a free syringe from the pharmacist and squirted some into my ear, let it sit for a few minutes and then drained and dried it. Repeat. People have posted some variations of this cure in detail on that site. Check it out.

I also had weird dry scaling patches (psoriasis) on my eyelids. I had tried lotions, oils, tea tree oil (which is usually a favorite), alcohol, antibiotic cream, etc. Once the hydrogen peroxide started working for my ear infection, I figured – why not. In only a few days of applying it once or twice a day, the tender, flaky, irritated, embarrassing patches were completely gone! I am quite pleased. But wait there is more.

I was originally turned on to earthclinic because a friend had a bad yeast infection and didn’t want to take a week of medication prescribed by her doctor. Wanting a more natural approach she searched and came across an easy quick cure using hydrogen peroxide on earthclinic.com. This site is great because it is everyday people like you and me posting natural cures and comments about cures.

The first time I was impressed by hydrogen peroxide was several years ago when I had inadvertently gotten bug repellent (100% deet) on my tongue. Ok, I’ll tell the story. I was in Africa and applied it to my face (surprisingly, it didn’t melt my face off but it melted some of my plastic stuff). Soon after I licked my lips, getting a little deet on my tongue. Well, I couldn’t taste anything for almost 2 weeks. I felt like I had paint on my tongue. I went to the doctor when I returned to the States but he was of no help. I tried the CDC but they were useless as well. I was loosing my patience because not only had I lost my sense of taste but also my sense of smell. That deet is some nasty stuff. So in frustration, I went into the bathroom and looked for ANYTHING I hadn’t already tried to relieve my suffering. Wouldn’t you know it. I gargled once with hydrogen peroxide and my tongue was back to normal. I was so grateful and amazed.

Just recently I have been learning about the amazing properties of water so it doesn’t shock me anymore that hydrogen peroxide could be so healing. What shocks me is the fact that such easy, safe and inexpensive cures have been kept from pubic knowledge for so long. I’ll address my amazing water findings in another blog but for now, if you know of any great home remedies, go to earthclinic and share with the rest of us.

Check out this link for more information by Dr. David G. Williams.

I recently attended a raw (vegan) food festival in Sedona, AZ called Raw Spirit. I went, as a favor to a friend, with an open mind to learn what I could and have a good time. I never thought I would be advocating a raw food diet but now I am. All of the “raw people” I met were healthy, glowing, toned, energetic, clear thinking and happy. Many I spoke with said they turned to eating raw because they had serious health problems like cancer or diabetes. All of the ones I spoke with had been completely cured and don’t even get common illnesses like colds or the flu anymore, nor do they experience typical aches and pains associated with their age or life in general. There were “less healthy” raw people there but they would always confess to not being 100% raw or having had relapsed into an unhealthy diet for one reason or another.

I attended some seminars on fighting cancer and diabetes and was absolutely amazed. I listened to doctors who cure people of cancer and diabetes in days or weeks without chemo or radiation unless absolutely necessary. So if you know of anyone with these health problems or any others, please encourage them to look into raw foods. It could save a life. There are “healing centers” across the country. It is worth some research time online to find a legitimate place near you or a sick loved one. I am not going to bash “traditional” doctors in this blog but I will say that they are just not trained for this kind of stuff so they can’t guide you in this direction. I wouldn’t ask my dentist advice about open heart surgery, so why ask a traditional drug prescribing doctor advice on natural cures?

Another thing I never knew is that cancer feeds on sugar. A friend, who is overcoming her cancer now, was told by her raw food nutritionist that everyone with cancer has Candida, which causes cancer and other lovely health problems. A quick google search of the terms “candida and sugar” produced several websites that said the same thing. This is not a plug for artificial sweeteners, they are also bad for us. But if sugar causes candida and candida causes cancer – lay off the sugar!

Superfoods are also extremely important. Superfoods provide high concentrations of the minerals and vitamins we need making it less important for us to eat large quantities of food to thrive. Most raw foodies say they don’t even eat 1/2 of what “normal” portions are because they are getting what the body needs already. Although Superfood is not an “official” term, even sites like WebMD are hip to their power.

I don’t have all the answers after one weekend but I can say that I have lost weight and feel better after eating raw for just a little over a week. And I’m not even 100% raw (maybe 75-80%).

I encourage anyone interested in feeling better than they ever have, being healthier, stronger and maybe even smarter than they have ever been, to look into the raw food lifestyle or at least Superfoods. I won’t say that it is easy, raw foodies all own food dehydrators, cookbooks, blenders and buy organic veggies. But I will say that after a few days I could feel a difference. So for me, the extra work and ridicule from my “cooked” friends and family is worth it. I got sick when I ate meat after a week of eating raw – of course fast food wasn’t really a good choice. I won’t be giving up my sushi anytime soon but I also don’t want to go back to feeling how I did before (which I thought was pretty good at the time). Some of the raw food is really really good. And some of it isn’t so great. But you can say the same for cooked food.

Take a raw food challenge for your health – read up on it, download some recipes and try it for a couple of weeks. Start out gradually. It’s very hard to jump straight into 100% raw. Just like you can’t go from being a couch potato (cooked or not) to a marathon runner in one day. Eat happy, eat healthy.

Ecstasy Myths Debunked


One of the major myths pertaining to MDMA, also known as ecstasy, involves “ice cream sized scoops” being destroyed in the brain. This is not true. The myth started circulating after an erroneous study that was published. You can read more about it here. You can also hear the retraction on an NCR news cast that I found on youtube here.

Other myths include dangers of drinking too much water.
Also False. Drinking too much water is only dangerous due to depletion of electrolytes. Drink a Gatorade, Disani or Powerade every few bottles and you’ll be fine.
Water myth debunked here

And finally does ecstasy drain your spinal fluid?
No. You can read more about that one here.

clipped from www.lifescript.com

Inhaled Sugar Helps Clear Lungs in Cystic Fibrosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Inhalation of a sugar called mannitol improves lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis, a serious genetic disorder characterized by abnormally thick mucus secretions in the lungs and other organs, according to a report by Australian researchers in the journal Chest. Anna Jaques, of Pharmaxis Ltd. in Frenchs Forest, New South Wales and colleagues explain that inhaled mannitol works by drawing fluid into the lungs, which dilutes the thick secretions in the air passages. These diluted secretions are easier for the patients to clear from their lungs.

Practical: Get Rid of a Hickey

I don’t know if this works, but the comments seem pretty convincing and the video is shot in real time, sort of. It’s not perfect but it’s a hell of an improvement.

How To Get Rid Of A Hickey

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