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Posted November 14, 2012 

Hawthorne Berry is a great ACE inhibitor.

Curcumin was found to be as effective as Prozac and Tofranil in treating depression because it increases seratonin, norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain.

Onycholysis - nail bed lifts and the space between turns white, can be B3 deficiency or thyroid problems, especially hyperthyroidism.

Bilberry is from Europe.  Primarily for night vission, but also for retinopathy.  It controls insulin and prevents diabetes.

For every extra pound, the knees are forced to endure an extra 3 pounds of pressure.

20 years ago the average age for osteoarthritis onset was 72.  Now it is 56!

Long term use of NSAIDS (like aspirin) is associated with enhanced risk or renal insufficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertension and congestive heart failure.

ASU, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, offer a highly effective means of support for people with hip and knee joint pain.

Posted March 30, 2012

Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prilosec decrease magnesium levels 100% of the time. Folate is essential in the diet. It improves brain performance, but excess folate is actually associated with an increased risk of cancer. As we age, it becomes harder to convert CoQ10 to its active form, ubiquinol. BJM, 2011 - Breast mammograms increase the rates of breast cancer! Consider thermography. In 2012, the FDA ordered ranchers and farmers to limit the drugs Cafzil and Keflex ingested by livestock being bred for food. Two out of three diabetics will die from heart attacks or stroke. Cut the sugar, fake sugar and caffeine. These spike insulin and cause heart attacks and strokes! Posted January 2, 2012 Grapefruit juice interacts dangerously with some medications for up 24 hours after consumption. Pomegranate juice does the same thing! Low cholesterol and triglycerides are associated with nightmares Human papillomavirus is associated with throat cancer. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in sodas, now called corn sugar, causes diabetic complications like foot ulcers, eye and nerve damage. HFCS causes the liver to dump fats into the blood.

 Posted on November 23, 2011

 Maternal intake of oily fish during pregnancy reduces children's asthma risk by 71%. Postpartum depression correlates with a DHA deficiency. The brain actually shrinks 8% with pregnancy and nursing. Iodine deficiency can lead to breast cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Sharp, stabbing needles in the breast is a sign of iodine deficiency. Fluoride, in our water, displaces iodine in the body.

 Posted on Nov. 2, 2011

 The cartilage in joints needs vitamin C to retain it's strength. 21% of calories consumed by two-year-olds and up are from soft drinks and fruit juices, loaded with sugar. Marshmallows contain gelatin, made from the hooves, tendons, cartilage, etc., of animals at slaughterhouses. Iron deficiency may be an important trigger of RLS (restless leg syndrome), as iron is a necessary factor for the enzyme needed to make dopamine. Ireland has the highest incidence of schizophrenia and celiac disease in the world and they are probably related, due to the westernized diet of milk and grains. Autistic kids should avoid all apples, apple sauce and apple juice because it increases arabinase, which makes the symptoms worse.

Posted on Oct. 5, 2011

 Coffee has been proven to be a better stimulant than Ritalin for ADD/ADHD! Taking Ritalin for more than 1 year has been linked to Tourette's syndrome. Consuming EPA w/DHEA during pregnancy and lactation improves the intelligence of children, measured at 4 yoa. Bed wetting can be from a milk allergy or an omega 3 deficiency. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jan, '99, reported that women taking natural progesterone (not synthetic progesterone, prescribed as progestin) had a lowering of total cholesterol and an increase in good cholesterol.

Posted on August 26, 2011

 Gluten associated, cross reactive foods include: Cow's Milk American cheese Chocolate Rye and Barley Sesame Buckwheat Tapioca Coffee Corn Rice Potato ...and many other grains

Posted on July 13, 2011

 Belgian Study of 3600 people with normal blood pressure, followed for 7.9 years - Those who ate less salt were the most likely to die from heart disease. Study found that after 13 to 60 months of salt restriction, the average drop in systolic (top number) blood pressure was 1.1 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Reducing sodium (salt intake) causes insulin resistance and promotes diabetes. In fact, recent studies have found that sodium significantly improves insulin function. Our ancestors used to cure meat in salt, yet diabetes and heart disease were unheard of.

Posted on June 21, 2011

An Australian study found that pain killers such as aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen, common ingredients in over-the-counter cold remedies, may actually reduce immune system response resulting in increased nasal symptoms. Sharp, stabbing pains in the breasts, can be due to iodine deficiency. In kids, rickets is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, due to a lack of Vit. D. 80% of all vegetarians are iodine deficient and at a high risk of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Posted on June 7, 2011 90% of all African-Americans are Vitamin D deficient. Most epidemiologists agree that excess morbidity in winter, from flu and heart disease, is tied to decreased Vitamin D. Many Chinese herbs contain prednisone. Many ayurvedic herbs from China contain lead. Bleeding gums can be a CoQ10 deficiency. Muscle energy (including the heart muscle) is magnesium dependent.

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