Tuesday, 27 December 2011

latex in fruit and vegetables, omega 3,6, etc

Between 1950 and 1999 nutrients in garden crops
decreased for protein, calcium, phosphorus, Riboflavin
and Vitamin C. Dry eye syndrome in women increases
when omega 6 intake is more than 6 times omega 3.
Latex exposure comes from inhaled auto tires, but
immune system is depressed by eating foods laden
with naturally occurring latex. Nutrient changes
needed as we age are to avoid latex in food, decrease
gluten and omega 6, and replace nutrients not in the
food supply.
Western diets have a net acid load causing metabolic
acidosis that worsens with age as kidney functions
decline. Western diets are also low in B-vitamin and
Helpful nutrients: Centrum Silver reverses cataracts,
omega 3 fish oil reverses dry eye syndrome, and 80
mg. of zinc oxide lowers mortality.
Western diets contain excess saturated and trans fatty
acids. After 3.5 years taking 850 mg/day omega 3,
subjects with pre-existing cardiovascular disease
reported a 20 percent reduction in mortality, a 45
percent reduction in sudden death, and prevented
many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
The latex chemical problem has increased because
latex is trapped in the plant when picked green to ship,
then latex becomes injury protein when plant or fruit is
treated with ethylene gas as is done in all grocery
warehouses. Symptoms are stiffness, fatigue, aches,
redness on chin, cheeks, ears, and forehead and
burning eyes. Dried, frozen, and canned foods have
less latex.

artificial sweeteners shock horror

Artificial Sweeteners

Most artificial sweeteners are artificially produced chemicals whose metabolism strains the liver, the most important organ for detoxification. Artificial sweeteners also confuse the brain. The enzymes in your mouth begin a cascade that primes your cell receptors for an insulin surge, and when it doesn’t arrive the brain feels cheated and craves more sweets.

Almost all of the independent research on artificial sweeteners, from saccharine to aspartame, show toxicity in animal studies.

Sucralose (Splenda) is simply chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon, a group of substances known to be poisonous. In test animals Splenda produced a myriad of toxic effects including enlarged, damaged livers and calcification of the kidneys.

The most controversial of the lot is Aspartame, sold by the Searle pharmaceutical company under the name Nutrasweet. It has a long history of toxicity in animal studies and was repeatedly denied approval by the FDA since the 1960s. A 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors." The substance was only allowed on the market in 1981 after political interference in the FDA on behalf of Searle. Aspartame contains the excitotoxin aspartate as 40% of its molecular structure, and many health activists have proposed a link to early onset Parkinson's disease. Its metabolism produces methanol (wood alcohol), a toxin to the liver and nervous system. The methanol is further metabolized to produce formaldehyde, a neurotoxin which causes brain damage.

Since aspartame came on the market in l981, it has accounted for more than 75 percent of the complaints reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring system. The most common adverse reactions attributed to aspartame include headaches, dizziness, attention difficulties, memory loss, slurred speech and vision problems, a cluster of neurological symptoms which have become so common they are actually referred to as "aspartame disease".

An attempt to ban Aspartame in New Mexico failed in 2006.
If you can't wean yourself off sweet-tasting foods, use Stevia, a completely natural substance derived from a South American herb, stevia rebuadiana. First published accounts of this herb go as far back as 1576 by Spanish physician Francisco Hernandez in his book, "Natural History of Plants of the New Spain" after Spanish conquistadors arrived on the shores of South America. Today stevia is widely used in Japan, South America, China, Germany, Korea and Israel, and others. Stevias' safety has been repeatedly proven through extensive scientific testing and hundreds of years of use. Stevia actually balances blood sugar levels, and is safe for use by both diabetics. Unlike aspartame, stevia reduces the craving for sweets.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Are you short of vitamin B12 ?

Are you short of vitamin B12 ??. If you are a vegetarian you probably are -these symptoms may ring a bell.
The B12 Deficiency Support Group (which is now a charity)has brought you this page to support anyone who suffers from any of a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue (or overwhelming tiredness, may be diagnosed as ME, PV CFS - Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), pins and needles (including strange feelings in the face, arms, legs, numbness, "socks and gloves"), loss of power (haven't got strength in your arm or leg, can't swallow, difficulty with eyesight), memory and thinking problems (sometimes called "the fogs", could develop into dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease), digestive problems (frequently called Crohn's disease), infertility and/or menorrhagia, and autoimmune disease.