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The holiday season is finally almost over, so let’s start the de-stressing process….
Ice cream seems like a quick fix, but you’re better off making some wise stress-busting diet choices such as:
- Eating oatmeal, which provides more of all the B-Vitamins (except for pantothenic acid), than black beans, brown rice, or whole grain bread.
- Trying dried apricots to help keep blood sugar levels even. Stress causes the body to release hormones that cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate, triggering cravings and anxiety.
- Anxiety is associated with deficiency in the mineral selenium; one T chopped Brazil nuts, or 3 nuts, will provide you with your entire 200 mcg. daily requirement; almonds, pecans and walnuts contain 6, 6, & 21 respectively.
- Culinary herbs like basil, ginger and thyme contain mild sedative compounds, but according to experts, cooking them destroys those calming compounds; so, try eating raw in a salad.
- Stress suppresses the immune system; boost immunity by getting at least 200 mg. of Vitamin C daily: 1 C halved strawberries = 86 mg., 1 kiwi = 74 mg., and 1 C of pineapple chunks = 24 mg.
- To end your day, brew a cup of chamomile, lemon balm or valerian tea, which all contain anti-anxiety compounds. Steep the herb (1 tea bag, 3 T fresh or 1-2 tsp. dried) in covered cup of water; strain after 5 min., drink and enjoy (or, drink 1-3 cups throughout your day).
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Yours in health…
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March 8, 2012
My Health News
By Rachael Rettner
“Eating fewer calories might be the trick to lowering your risk of diseases. Unfortunately, most of us love to eat. Another approach to be eating the right kind of calories.” –KTRN
People with asthma may one day receive an unconventional prescription for their condition: eat less.
Known as caloric restriction, eating fewer calories than you need has been touted for many years as a way to increase lifespan. While this effect has been demonstrated in lab animals, whether caloric restriction makes people live longer is not clear.
Nevertheless, scientists are exploring caloric restriction as a way to treat a host of conditions — including asthma, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and spinal cord injury — and so far, findings suggest a benefit. In addition, caloric restriction may have a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, said Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore.
Mattson, who himself practices caloric restriction, said he would currently recommend the practice only to people who are overweight or obese. More research is needed to determine whether benefits are seen in lean people.
Mattson discussed his work here at the American Association of the Advancement of Science annual meeting.
Caloric restriction as therapy
In a study published last year in the International Journal of Obesity, Mattson and colleagues found caloric restriction reduced cancer risk factors among overweight women who had a family history of breast cancer. Women who ate 25 percent fewer calories than needed to sustain their weight for six months had reduced levels of hormones and inflammation associated with breast cancer risk.
In a 2007 study, Mattson and colleagues placed 10 overweight participants with asthma on a calorie-restricted diet of 500 to 600 calories every other day. On the days they weren’t dieting, particpants ate as they pleased. After eight weeks, participants said they were able breathe more easily, and had better control of their asthma symptoms compared with the beginning of the study, Mattson said.
Research on animals also suggests caloric restriction reduces neurological damage after a stroke, but only on young or middle-aged animals. Older animals do not appear to benefit, indicating that caloric restriction may offer stroke benefits only at certain points in life, Mattson said.
A 2008 study showed that rats that fasted every other day recovered better from a spinal cord injury.
February 17, 2012
“The FDA is at it again – this time handing over natural remedies to big pharma. Thank you for protecting the profits of the drug companies, FDA. You are doing a great job.” –KTRN
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently finalizing its handoff of all things natural to Big Pharma. They are issuing a “Vaccines, Blood & Biologics” guidance, in which they are taking control of all hormones and substances naturally found in your body and nature—and handing them over to Big Pharma.
First, the FDA redefined natural products as drugs. We’ll use pregnenolone, a bio-identical hormone used by women to prevent early deliveries, to show their process:
The FDA attacked compounding pharmacies for selling pregnenolone, which had always been in their purview.
The FDA labeled it an “orphan drug”.
Once they had illegally stopped the sales of bio-identical hormones by compounding pharmacies, they handed the business over, granting exclusive rights to a single pharmaceutical corporation.
The company, KV Pharmaceutical, immediately put their version of pregnenolone on the market at a price 15,000% higher than it had been sold by compounding pharmacies!
The FDA clearly was not acting for the benefit of the public. They stole a safe, natural, and needed product that was used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent early deliveries, and handed it over to Big Pharma. As a result, most of those thousands of women are no longer able to access pregnenolone. Gaia Health documented the story in FDA Bans Product from Compounding Pharmacies, Then Hands Exclusive Rights to Single Pharma Company.
Pregnenolone was a test run. Now, the FDA has codified the whole process.
You say that the FDA isn’t a law-making body? That they don’t legally have the authority to make laws? That’s how it’s supposed to be—but it bears little resemblance to what’s happening.
January 18, 2012
The New York Times
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
“Exercise is the only pill you need.” –KTRN
A newly discovered hormone produced in response to exercise may be turning people’s white fat brown, a groundbreaking new study suggests, and in the process lessening their susceptibility to obesity, diabetes and other health problems. The study, published on Wednesday in Nature and led by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, provides remarkable new insights into how exercise affects the body at a cellular level.
For the study, the researchers studied mouse and human muscle cells. Scientists have believed for some time that muscle cells influence biological processes elsewhere in the body, beyond the muscles themselves. In particular, they have suspected that muscle cells communicate biochemically with body fat.
But how muscle cells “talk” to fat, what they tell the fat and what role exercise has in sparking or sustaining that conversation have been mysteries — until, in the new study, scientists closely examined the operations of a substance called PGC1-alpha, which is produced in abundance in muscles during and after exercise.
“It seems clear that PGC1a stimulates many of the recognized health benefits of exercise,” said Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer professor of cell biology and medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, who led the study. Mice bred to produce preternaturally large amounts of PGC1a in their muscles are typically resistant to age-related obesity and diabetes, much as people who regularly exercise are.
November 3, 2011
By Dr Christiane Northrup
The hormonal health of any woman depends upon the delicate dance of progesterone and estrogen. Estrogen is meant to be the predominant hormone in the first half of the menstrual cycle and progesterone the predominant one in the second half. However, for most women in the industrialized world this is not the case.
There are many causes of hormone imbalance, but at the base of the problem is something called Estrogen Dominance – which means there is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone present in the body. There are many symptoms that result from having low progesterone levels.
The common causes of hormonal imbalance and estrogen dominance include:
taking the pill,
taking HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy),
exposure to environmental poison,
eating non organic and estrogen pumped animal products,
stress in all its forms and
WHAT YOU CAN DO
When you consider the average lifestyle of most women today, it is not hard to understand why insulin, estrogen and eicosanoids have become imbalanced, setting the stage for increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, PMS, arthritis and breast cancer. Here are my suggestions for keeping your blood sugar, eicosanoids and hormones in balance.
Eat at least three meals per day.
Many women skip breakfast or lunch, or even both, “saving” their calories for dinner. The problem with this approach is that the metabolic rate naturally peaks at noon and slows after that. So the food you eat at night is far more likely to be stored as fat. When you eat breakfast, your metabolism gets jump-started for the day. If you skip it, your metabolism will slow down into conservation mode and this can lead to weight gain.
Cut down on refined and high-glycemic index carbohydrates.
Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Whether certain foods with a high-glycemic index, such as baked potatoes or bananas, can be part of a healthy diet for you depends upon your unique metabolism. If you are a true carbohydrate addict, you need to find what foods are healthy for you. I find that eliminating refined carbohydrates, such as sugar, white rice, bread, alcohol, and foods made with white flour, such as muffins, bagels, pasta, pretzels and other snack foods, helps the body burn stored fat and keeps insulin and blood sugar levels normal.
Consume whole grains in moderation.
Even if you have eliminated refined grains, if you are a carbohydrate-sensitive person you may still have problems with whole wheat, whole rye, whole oat, or millet flour. Research shows that the degenerative diseases that currently plague Americans didn’t arrive on the scene until agriculture became widespread. In fact, the ancient Egyptians were fat and had dental disease associated with a grain-based diet.
November 2, 2011
By Dr. David Jockers
Most people associate testosterone with facial hair, gigantic muscles & illegal steroids. Naturally produced testosterone plays a very important role in male/female metabolic function. Lowered testosterone is a chronic epidemic that is threatening lives all around the world. Boost your testosterone levels naturally through healthy lifestyle measures.
Testosterone is an anabolic steroid hormone that plays a critical role in metabolism, sex drive, muscle building, mood regulation, memory & cognitive function. Normal testosterone levels play a huge role in maintaining optimal weight as well as reducing risk of degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, & certain cancers.
Women produce testosterone but in significantly lower amounts than men. In the man, testosterone is produced in the testes and adrenal glands.
Meanwhile, women produce it in the adrenals & ovaries. Testosterone is known to peak in the early twenties and then drop about 10% with each successive decade. Post-menopausal women lose the function of their ovaries and are at risk for low testosterone later in life. With inadequate testosterone, women are at much greater risk for developing osteoporosis/osteopenia and other chronic diseases.
Men are said to lose 1.5% of their testosterone production each year beyond 30. Men, who lose a greater proportion of their testosterone, are said to have andropause. The Alliance for Aging Research has indicated that one third of American men over the age of 39 have reported two or more symptoms of low testosterone. Symptoms of male andropause include lowered libido, decreased muscle mass, increased abdominal fat accumulation, depression and lack of drive.
The changes involved in andropause are gradual over time. They often go unnoticed for years. In a large study of 858 males over 40, men with low testosterone had an 88% increase risk of death compared with those who had normal levels.
The key to stabilizing testosterone levels begins with an anti-inflammatory diet. This should be loaded with phytonutrient rich fruits and vegetables. Grains and sugars stimulate higher levels of insulin and cortisol. Cortisol is the anti-thesis to testosterone. The body produces high cortisol when faced with chronic chemical, physical, & emotional stressors. Healthy blood sugar balance is critical to stabilizing cortisol and boosting testosterone.
Healthy fat sources are extremely critical for good hormone function. Fats and cholesterol play a critical role in forming the structure and rigidity of our cell membranes. These fats impact cell messaging by acting as enzyme and hormone regulators. The nutrition plan should consist of ample amounts of good fats such as avocado, coconut, & olive oil. Saturated fats, cholesterol, conjugated linoleic acids and essential omega 3 fatty acid from healthy grass-fed animal products are excellent.
Xenoestrogens, artificial hormone mimicking substances, are linked to lower testosterone levels. These xenoestrogens are found in tap water, plastics, home cleaning agents, deodorants, soaps, make-up & body lotions. Many medications also contain heavy amounts of synthetic xenoestrogens as well. Avoiding these sources along with ensuring a diet rich in raw and lightly cooked fruits and vegetables will provide fiber and phytonutrients that help the body eliminate these toxic substances.
October 27, 2011
By Adriel Bettelheim and Naomi Kresge
U.S. regulators warned there may be an increased risk of blood clots connected with birth-control pills made by Bayer AG (BAYN), and said the issue will be further evaluated in a meeting with advisers in December.
Women taking pills containing the hormone drospirenone were 74 percent more likely to experience clots than those on low- estrogen pills, the Food and Drug Administration said in a report released today. An FDA advisory committee will meet Dec. 8 to discuss the findings.
Sales of the Yaz family of birth-control pills fell 13 percent in 2010 to 1.11 billion euros ($1.57 billion), making them the company’s second-biggest drug. North American revenue from the pills has fallen as the German drugmaker, based in Leverkusen, faces competition from generics made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) The company earlier today said the pill’s risks weren’t higher than that of other oral contraceptives.
“We believe that the overall potential risk that Yaz or Beyaz present to patients is absolutely compared with that of other oral contraceptives,” said Joerg Reinhardt, head of Bayer’s HealthCare unit, in a conference call with analysts today before the FDA released the study results.
After the FDA made its statement, Astrid Kranz, a Bayer spokeswoman, said the company will comment further at the agency’s panel in December.
Similar to Progesterone
Drospirenone is similar to the natural female hormone progesterone. The study evaluated data from 835,826 women ranging in age from 10 to 55 taking pills containing the hormone over time, including Bayer’s Yaz, Beyaz and Angeliq, the FDA report said.
The FDA findings come on top of recent studies suggesting newer birth control pills, including those containing drospirenone, carry twice the risk of potentially deadly blood clots than older contraceptives.
Researchers in Denmark used the country’s health-care data base of women between the ages of 15 and 49 from 2001 through 2009 to find dangerous clots known as venous thromboembolism developed in 4,246 women for the first time during the study. The researchers reported their results in the British Medical Journal this week.
September 30th, 2011
The Huffington Post
By: Amanda Chan
Stressed out? Go hang with your BFF.
A small new study shows that during stressful times, being around a best friend decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
“These findings provide a better understanding as to how close relationships might serve as buffers against the adjustment difficulties that result from negative experiences,” researchers wrote in the study.
For the study, Adams and his colleagues had about 100 kids ages 10 to 12 write in a journal five times a day over the course of four school days. They were supposed to indicate what sorts of feelings they had in the last 20 minutes, as well as if they spent time alone with a parent, brother or sister, classmate, best friend, stranger, teacher, boyfriend or girlfriend or another person.
Researchers also tested levels of the stress hormone cortisol using spit samples they gathered from the kids.
They found that during an unpleasant experience, the kids who were with their best friend didn’t produce as much cortisol as kids who weren’t around a friend during the stressful time.
“A child’s close friends can be problematic and lead them astray, but they can also be incredibly positive and supportive,” Dr. Karen Majors, education psychologist with Barking and Dagenham Community Educational Psychology Service, told Marie Claire UK.
Even though this study was just in kids, other research suggests having a friendly workplace could boost your health, too. A study published in Health Psychology earlier this summer showed that people who don’t have a good social support system at work are almost 2.5 times more likely to die over a 20-year-period than people who say they have a friendly workplace.