Archive for December, 2011

Arthritis Sufferers Can Get Relief

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Do you know that more than 52 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis? That’s 23 percent of the entire adult population. “Arthritis” is a collective form for a group of debilitating diseases, the most common is osteoarthritis. The cost to our economy? $60 billion a year.

Despite the fact that half of all prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen are written for osteoarthritis, those drugs do nothing but blunt the pain for a short while.

There is help with UC-II, or indentured type II collagen. Read about it in the special winter edition of Life Extension www.lef.org

The Epidemic of Elevated Blood Sugar

Friday, December 16th, 2011

It looks like the majority of adults have chronic high blood sugar.

One report on 46,000 middle-age individuals found more than 80% had fasting blood sugar of 85 mg/dL or greater.

Another study involving 11,000 middle-age and older individuals showed more than 85% had fasting blood sugar of 85 mg/dL or greater.

The optimal glucose control occurs when fasting blood glucose is kept between 70 and 85 mg/dL.

Many doctors today say a reading of  99 mg/dL is normal because this was the old system.

For the full story read the Special Winter Edition 2011-2012 of Life Extension. www.lef.org.

Calling to Your Attention

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Many people are asking me for more details and to fill out my posts.

My intent is to get people to start doing their own research so they may be informed about their own health. What works for me may not work for someone else.

I want to prick your conscious so that you are motivated to take action.

One example of false advertising is the Corn Sugar ad. They are correct when they say sugar is sugar. But they are misleading when they don’t tell you how their “sugar” is made – it’s harmful to most people’s health. The problem is that we don’t die immediately. It slowly breaks down our bodily system so that we don’t even feel it coming. Take a look at all the drugs that have been taken off the market over the years because they were killing people too quickly.

For your best health eat organic. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Cut back on red meat. Drink raw milk if you can get it – it doesn’t have any of the nutrition taken out of it. To date I haven’t found any place in the Twin Cities where I can get raw milk. It’s against the law in Minnesota to sell raw milk.

To your health and welfare. Make the effort.

Iodine

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

What is iodine? It is a naturally occurring element that is ESSENTIAL for good health for people and animals. It is a natural and necessary part of the food that we eat and the water that we drink. It is found in seawater and in certain rocks and sediments. Most forms of iodine  dissolve easily in water or alcohol. The seaweed kelp has concentrated amounts of iodine. Nascent iodine is a unique form found in nature and plays an important part with the thyroid.

For the thyroid gland to produce adequate thyroid hormones, it is necessary to have adequate amounts of iodine. If there are low levels of iodine, then the thyroid can become unhealthy and even enlarged (goiter). An unhealthy thyroid can affect your entire body.

Nascent iodine is responsible for the normal formation of our glandular tissue in the breast, thyroid, ovary and prostate. It is essential for the proper regulation of heart rhythm and strength.

Iodine is unique as it is one of the very few elements that can act as an antioxidant and is very helpful in detoxifying and eliminating mercury in the body. It elevates the pH of the body helping to form an alkaline environment and thereby strengthen the immune system.

Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is a worldwide problem. The World Health Organization has recognized that iodine deficiency is the world’s greatest single cause of preventable mental retardation.

To read more about the effects of iodine read Iodine-Why You Need It. Why You Can’t Live Without It by David Brownstein, MD.

Low Doses of Omega-3 Helps Diabetics

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

An analysis of a clinical trial published in the December, 2011 issue of the journalDiabetes Care reveals a reduction in the risk of ventricular arrhythmia-related events and fatal myocardial infarction (MI) among diabetics who received low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Ventricular arrhythmias are the main cause of cardiac arrest and sudden death, and frequently necessitate defibrillator implantation.

Read the whole article in Life Extension:

http://www.lef.org/newsletter/2011/1202_Omega-3-Reduction-in-Arrhythmia-Fatal-Heart-Attack-Risk-in-Diabetic-Patients.htm?utm_source=2011Wk48-2&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Help&utm_content=TextLink&utm_campaign=eNewsletter

The Miracle of Magnesium

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

One patient had muscle cramps. Another had headaches. And a third had an irregular heartbeat. These were vastly different medical conditions, and yet the solution that I recommended for each patient was the same. You may be surprised to find that the remedy was none other than magnesium. It helped each of these patients—and did so quickly.

Few nutrients possess the remarkable and diverse benefits of magnesium. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in cells after calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Magnesium is found in our bones… muscles… blood… and other tissues. It is needed by the body for energy production… fat and protein synthesis… muscle relaxation… nervous system function… and calcium metabolism.

According to US Department of Agriculture data, two out of every three Americans don’t meet average daily intake requirements for magnesium, which are 300 milligrams (mg) to 420 mg daily for adults. In addition, many people have a magnesium deficiency due to stress… genetics… or a medication, such as a diuretic (usually taken to control blood pressure). As a consequence, these people face an increased risk for health problems. Maintaining adequate levels of magnesium can help reduce muscle cramps, stabilize blood sugar, lower the risk for heart disease, ease migraine headaches, strengthen bones and slow the aging process.

Read the complete story at: http://highenergyforlife.com/articlelist/34-general-health/181-the-miracle-of-magnesium

Flu Shots – Or Not

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The pharmaceutical companies and many of their supportive doctors are pushing flu shots for everyone. It’s a big money maker which leaves you poorer. One of my relatives had such an adverse reaction that it took the doctors many months to bring them back to normal.

Don’t just ask your pharmacist or doctor, do some checking on your own.

Years ago I decided not to get the flu shot – it’s for a very narrow range of virus and most people never need the flu shot anyway.

Check out alternative health issues before getting your flu shot. Studies have shown that people with good strong immune systems don’t need flu shots. The problem is that most people eat poorly, like heavily processed food and they don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.

This holiday season stock up on organic fruits and vegetables which have not been sprayed with insecticides or chemical fertilizers. You will be healthier for it.