Our US Government does not want you to know what their own agency, The Center for Disease Control, just reported in their own study.
They took thousands of American citizens and checked their blood and urine for 212 toxic chemicals. They took a random sample of them and all 212 toxic chemicals were found to be in the blood and urine of most of them!
Where do these chemicals come from? They come from the water you drink, the food you eat and the air you breathe. The government doesn’t want you to know this.
These particular chemicals are known to build up in human fat tissue and they are known to cause damage to the nervous system, liver and kidneys. They also cause sexual dysfunction, thyroid problems leading to weight gain and depression, and brain disorders.
Some of these chemicals come from french fries, fried chicken, even coffee. They’re used in plastics, even cosmetics. And, even in “water treatment” products, designed to make our water better, but they are actually poisoning it. These are highly poisonous toxins like mercury, which causes brain damage and depression.
What can you do? Start with an E-Water Shower Filter from Fred Van Liew. After that, switch to eating one organic apple a day. Eliminate diet sodas and aspartame with artificial sweeteners. Every little thing you do makes a huge impact and a huge difference to your health, the way you feel, the way you look, and the way you sleep.
Yours in Health,
March 26, 2012
As significant percentages of parents wisely abandon HFCS and sugar-filled sodas as a viable beverage option for their children, corporations are capitalizing on the health-conscious trend by pushing fruit juices as a healthy alternative. Most parents who buy juices think they are making a wise choice, often because of the outlandish health claims juice makers put on the labels. In reality, however, parents should be not only be paying close attention to the murky ingredient list that lurks behind that bright, colorful, attractive front label, but should also reconsider feeding their children processed fruit juice altogether.
Some ingredients to watch out for
Sodium Benzoate- has been shown to destroy the mitochondrial DNA of yeast cells and, according to Professor Peter Piper of Sheffield University, could do the same to human cells in the long-term. Additionally, two recent British government funded studies have found that sodium benzoate adversely affects child behavior. If that weren’t enough, benzene, a known carcinogen, occurs when sodium benzoate combines with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and the preservative potassium benzoate.
Natural Flavors- or basically any combination of molecules a chemist can derive from ‘natural’ sources to make their food taste or look a certain way. Often the sources of these flavors have nothing to do with the type of juice advertised on the label.
Carmine(also called Crimson Lake, Cochineal, Natural Red #4, C.I. 75470, E120) – or powdered scaleinsectbodies boiled in ammonia and processed as a food additive, is certainly an example of something that comes from a ‘natural’ source that has nothing to do with what is on the label. Crushed beetles anyone?
Food Dyes- such as Red #40, have been linked to hyperactivity and other behavioral problems. Many companies use petroleum-derived food coloring over real juice to save money.
Maltodextrin- is the starch-like substance some manufacturers add to fruit juices so they can make a ‘high-fiber’ claim on the label. Why keep the natural fiber in juice when you can apparently save money by adding a cheap chemically refined sugar, made from GM corn, that has been shown to promote weight gain?
Sugar/Fructose- The adverse health consequences of sugar are well known. What many parents don’t realize, however, is that children can consume as much or more sugar in fruit drinks than in sodas and junk food.
Ingredients that aren’t supposed to be ingredients- such as lead (85 percent of child-marketed beverages contain significant lead levels) and the toxic fungicide carbendazim, recently found in 15 percent of orange juice samples tested by the FDA. Carbendazim is illegal in the US, but not in several countries that export fruit here. Additionally, non-organic fruit is laced with a cornucopia of toxic pesticides and chemicals that is not only bad for bugs, but humans as well.
Parents do their children no favors by substituting one junk beverage for another. Sweet drinks, whether sodas or fruit juices, have been solidly linked to childhood obesity. In 2005,Pediatricsreported that already-heavy preschoolers who consume a sweet beverage just once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously obese just one year later. The study found no difference between fruit juices and sugar-filled Kool-aid.
The corporations that peddle this propaganda are happy to reformat, repackage, relabel, rename, and remarket their poison, just so long as unsuspecting parents keep buying it and feeding it to their children. Things will not change significantly until the majority of consumers start reading the ingredients list on the back of the label instead of the propaganda on the front.
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March 23, 2012
By Derrell Jones
“If you want a healthy liver, the first thing to consider is to stop taking all pharmaceutical drugs.” –KTRN
The issue of weight is a prevalent source of discontent especially in western cultures. It seems that we have woken up and realized that weight control is about much more than keeping up appearances. Obesity rates have skyrocketed along with the associated adverse health conditions. Each year more and more people choose to eat right and exercise but still struggle with weight issues and chronic degenerative conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, etc. A seldom-discussed yet extremely important aspect of weight loss is liver function. Traditional diets see-saw between high fat, nutritionally void foods and weight loss gimmicks and products that actually causes people to gain weight in the long run. In the middle of all this is a liver that grows, quite literally, fattier and more sluggish by the day.
The liver has two distinct and highly important functions. First, it is the body’s chief blood detoxifier. Secondly, the liver is the body’s primary fat metabolizer. Once the liver becomes sluggish and fatty it performs neither job well and we begin to pack on the pounds in earnest and have great difficulty losing the weight once it is on.
What are some causes of a fatty liver
A high fat diet (primarily animal fat) will most likely cause the liver to malfunction over time. Animal fats tend to contain toxic materials that were trapped by the animals body. When we ingest these fats the toxins are released in the liver where they have the ability to cause damage, inducing poor liver function.
Another cause of fatty liveris artificial sweetener use. Artificial sweeteners have been touted by industry as a zero calorie marvel that will help consumers reduce calories and lose weight. What is not revealed is that artificial sweeteners generally lead to long term weight gain. How, do you ask? Artificial sweeteners completely bypass the normal digestive stages and are immediately taken into the liver. The liver basically shuts down all other metabolic processes, including metabolizing fat, to contend with the sweetener. The fats in the liver are either released – without being fully metabolized – into the blood stream to be stored as unprocessed material or theyattachthemselves to the liver. Either way,this is bad news for your weight and health.
An additional prevalent culprit behind fatty liveris excessive alcohol use. Before the alcohol causes cirrhosis it makes the liver fatty, which is the beginning of the road to dysfunctional health and weight gain.
February 15, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff
“Isn’t Johnson & Johnson supposed to be one of the most trusted companies in the world? Apparently not.” –KTRN
For the first time, an individual user of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) antipsychotic drug Risperdal is suing the pharmaceutical giant for allegedly committing fraud and lying about the safety of the drug. According to reports, Fletch Trammell, lawyer for the individual filing the suit, told a New Jersey jury that J&J knew as early as 1999 that Risperdal caused diabetes, but lied about it to the public in order to protect billions of dollars in sales.
Risperdal has been the subject of numerous lawsuits recently, including several filed by individual U.S. states that say they were defrauded by J&J’s illegal marketing of Risperdal, which includes marketing it for off-label purposes, and pushing doctors and health officials to promote the drug in place of less-expensive, safer alternatives.
But now an individual who says the drug caused him to rapidly gain weight and develop diabetes is making the same claims. Based on much of the same evidence used in the state lawsuits, Trammell says Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the division of J&J that manufactures Risperdal, engaged in an illegal coverup of data showing that Risperdal was more dangerous than one of its main competitors, Eli Lilly & Co.’s Zyprexa drug.
“He went to them for help and they gave him diabetes,” said Trammell of J&J concerning his client. This client, who reportedly did not have diabetes at the time and was not overweight, had begun taking Risperdal in 1996 after attempting to commit suicide. But not long after, the plaintiff reportedly gained a lot of weight very quickly, and by 2002 had developed full-blown diabetes.
January 14, 2012
Most people drink diet soda in an effort to take in fewer calories, to help keep their weight down or take some off.
But a recent study shows drinking it could have unexpected consequences – namely, the OPPOSITE of what consumers intended.
The study, which was cited in EatingWell magazine, was done at the University of Texas. It showed that people who drank two or more diet sodas daily had a six-times-greater increase in waist circumference at the end of the 10-year study span those who didn’t drink diet soda at all.
On “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” contributor Dr. Holly Phillips served up the skinny on diet soda. To see her discussion, including possible reasons a product seen as a weight loss aid appears to act as the opposite, click on the video above.
January 10, 2012
The Wall Street Journal
By Melinda Beck
Losing weight is simple: Eat less and exercise more. Why that’s so difficult for so many people is embedded deep in the human psyche.
A growing body of research is finding intriguing connections between personality traits and habits that can lead to obesity. The same parts of the brain that control emotions and stress response also govern appetite, several studies have shown. Early life experiences also set the stage for overeating years later, researchers have found.
“If we can understand how personality is contributing to weight gain, we can develop interventions to help people deal with it,” says Angelina R. Sutin, a researcher at the National Institute on Aging who led a study published last year comparing the body mass index, or BMI, and personality traits of nearly 2,000 Baltimore residents over 50 years.
In the study, those who scored high on neuroticism—the tendency to easily experience negative emotions—and low on conscientiousness, or being organized and disciplined, were the most likely to be overweight and obese. Impulsivity was strongly linked to BMI, too: The subjects in the top 10% of impulsivity weighed, on average, 24 pounds more than those in the lowest 10%. People who rated themselves low on “agreeableness” were the most likely to gain weight over the years. The study was published in July in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
November 29, 2011
By Mike Barrett
“Antibiotics are helping you gain weight. Probiotics will help you lose it. Make sense?” –KTRN
There is no doubt that the Western diet holds most of the weight regarding the escalating obesity epidemic we are facing today.
Ingesting overly large portions of foods containing fat-promoting ingredients coupled with an inactive lifestyle is the perfect recipe for a gigantic disaster.
While these obesity contributors are widely known, there are actually some other very surprising factors to consider when analyzing the reason for the nation’s continued growth.
Antibiotics Could be to Blame for Excess Weight
As surprising as it may seem, antibiotics have actually be pinpointed as being a promoter for obesity as well as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. While antibiotics succeed in destroying bad bacteria, which is their intended use, they also destroy good bacteria in the gut known as friendly flora.
This lack of bacterial discrimination leads to a shortage in friendly gut bacteria which are responsible for regulating overall health, including weight management.
November 11, 2011
Off The Grid
“Constipated? Do a colon cleanse.” –KTRN
This may be an uncomfortable topic for some, but it is one of great importance. If your body is not eliminating waste effectively, the build up of toxins can impair the immune system, making you sick. It will also cause unnecessary weight gain as the fecal matter collects in your colon and intestines.
Constipation is generally defined as the passing of hard, dry stools less than three times a week. It can make you feel uncomfortable and bloated and cause straining during bowel movements. Constipation can affect everyone from time to time. In general, your body should be eliminating several hours after each meal that you eat. If you eat three times a day you should be eliminating at least three times a day. If this is not the case, you could be carrying excess fecal material around, impacting overall health.
Remedies for Constipation:
- Fluids – Proper hydration is the key to many ailments that can attack the body, including constipation. In general, we should drink at least sixty-four ounces (1/2 gallon) of water daily. A better guideline for adults is to take your weight in pounds and divide it in half to find the number of ounces of water you should drink. Example: A person weighting 150 pounds should drink a minimum of 75 ounces (1/2 gallon plus an additional 11 ounces). Also watch how much cola, coffee, and alcohol you drink. Caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate you.
- Fiber – Eating foods high in fiber is your second line of defense. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to stools, making them easier to pass. Foods high in insoluble fiber include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Try wheat bran, oat bran, brown rice, or whole-grain bread. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a jelly-like substance in the intestines. Prunes and figs have soluble fiber and can be added to breakfast or eaten as a snack. Another fiber option is to sprinkle a teaspoon of ground flaxseed over any meal. You can find this in most grocery stores or a health food store. You can also take fiber supplements, such as Metamucil. It is important to add fiber to your diet gradually to avoid excess gas and bloating. Also be sure to drink plenty of water when adding more fiber.
October 11th, 2011
By: Madeline Vann, MPH
You’ve started treating your depression with antidepressants, only to find that you’re still wrestling with a number of annoying side effects or tricky-to-treat symptoms.
One in every 10 people in the United States is on some form of antidepressant, with depressant drugs getting prescribed to middle-aged Americans more than any other medication, according to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. But each antidepressant-popping adult reacts individually to the drug — its side effects, strength, and efficacy may be drastically different in you than in someone else.
“Some people are exquisitely sensitive to antidepressant side effects,” says psychiatrist Heidi Combs, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle. Others can take just about any medication without running into any problems.
The good news: If you are encountering problems, most of them can be easily managed or reversed. Here are the most common nuisances of antidepressants — and how to solve them.
Problem 1: “I’m still sad.” Of all antidepressant problems, this may be the thorniest to untangle: You still feel blue. In fact, there are a number of possible reasons you’re continuing to experience depression symptoms despite taking an antidepressant:
- You got the wrong diagnosis. “When someone has depression that doesn’t respond to treatment, the first thing you do is step back and make sure you have the right diagnosis,” says Combs. Your psychiatrist might want to do more tests to make sure some important clues weren’t missed the first time around.
- Your medication hasn’t kicked in yet. Sometimes it takes time for antidepressants to become effective. Check with your doctor to find out if you need to wait a bit longer.
- You’re boozing or using drugs. These substances can interfere with your depression treatment — you’ll need to quit if you want complete success.
- You’re not in therapy. It would be nice if medication could solve all depression problems, but you might also need to talk to a therapist to help you figure out how to cope with some of the issues in your life that are legitimately causing you to feel sad or anxious.
- You’re taking the wrong medication. Many people can find relief by switching antidepressants or adding another medication, such as a thyroid drug or lithium.
Problem 2: “I’m not sad — but I’m not happy, either.” Some people who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) experience emotional blunting — a feeling of being depleted of all emotions (including the good ones). But you don’t have to lose your ability to feel joy just to get rid of the pain: Emotional blunting is best resolved by switching to a different class of antidepressants, adding a second medication, or talking to a therapist, says Combs.
Problem 3: “My antidepressant is making me fat.” As many as 25 percent of people taking an antidepressant will see its effect on the scale. While weight gain is a side effect of some depression medications, it’s not a side effect of all — and most people who gain weight because of their depression drugs will only gain five to 10 pounds.
If you have a history of being overweight, you’re more likely to gain while on an antidepressant — “so choose an antidepressant that is weight neutral,” advises Combs. If that’s not an option, she emphasizes getting counseled in diet and exercise. (An added bonus? Both fitness and good-for-you foods have been shown to help ease depression, too).
Problem 4: “Sex tonight? No way!” Many people struggling with depression lose interest in sexual activity — but some antidepressants actually make it difficult to respond sexually. In fact, about 70 percent of people taking certain antidepressants complain of negative sexual side effects. But doctors don’t always warn their patients about this effect, says Dr. Combs, and it can be very frustrating.
Some people are willing to accept it as a temporary trade-off for successful depression treatment — but most people want solutions. Consider switching antidepressants, trying a different dosing schedule, taking other medications to improve sexual response, or experimenting with new ways to increase arousal.
Problem 5: “I’m up all night.” Sleep problems often go hand in hand with depression. And when you can’t get a good night’s sleep, it can make it even harder to treat depression effectively. “Some antidepressants are identified as activating and some are sedating,” explains Combs. Finding the right match for you is key — a sedating antidepressant might be a good bet for someone who is having problems with sleep. It’s also important to look at other lifestyle choices that might be affecting your sleep, like your environment, physical activity (or the lack of it), drinking caffeine late in the day, and alcohol use.
Problem 6: “I want to stop taking my meds — but I’m afraid my depression will come back.” Once you start feeling better, you’ll probably want to quit taking antidepressants — but, naturally, you may worry that your depression symptoms will return or that you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms. Although antidepressants are only temporary for most people, you should never stop taking them (or any prescription medication) without the guidance of a doctor. Usually, the best approach is to reduce the dosage very gradually — stopping “cold turkey” could result in unwanted side effects.
Problem 7: “I want to die.” With depression, there’s always a risk of suicidal thoughts. In fact, having them is actually a rare antidepressant side effect — people taking antidepressants to ease depression may be surprised to find that they are continuing or even beginning to feel suicidal. Call your doctor immediately if you start to experience worsening depression symptoms that include suicidal thoughts.
If you’re running into a problem with your antidepressants, there’s a likely solution — so don’t ignore it. Get to the bottom of it.
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