Archive for April, 2013

Grass is Good!

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Grass is good: We’ve all heard why grass-fed beef is better. But do you really know why it’s better? Cows are not designed to digest corn, and when they do, their stomachs become breeding grounds for E.coli bacteria. Five days of feeding grass to Bessie would kill nearly all of this bacteria, but apparently that’s too much of a hassle. Instead, meat plants are “washing” ground beef in ammonia and chlorine before packaging it to sell to grocery stores. Delicious.

Can you see that I’m pushing organic – for health reasons.

Green Tea Turns On Fat Burning Gene

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The gene signal AMPK (5’ adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) is an important energy sensor at the cell level. When it activates, fats are burned for fuel. A study shows that one of the numerous metabolic benefits of green tea is that it turns on AMPK.

Hence having green tea between meals is helpful in turning on the fat burning gene AMPK.

Mutation of Genes Cause Cancer

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Cancer results from the mutation of genes that regulate cellular proliferation. Some of this DNA gene damage is caused by excess oxidation. Some studies suggest that 1 in 12 cancers might be prevented by taking higher levels of antioxidants.

Life Extension, May 2012, p. 49

How’s That?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

McShit: The average hamburger contains meat from nearly 100 cattle. It gets better. Mass production cows are often raised knee-deep in their own manure. They’re butchered so fast that there often isn’t enough time to clean them. The end result? Cow pie in your cheeseburger.

Wouldn’t you like to go organic?

What is Crohn’s Disease

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

Although there is some relationship to inherited characteristics the food we eat is frequently the main irritant in bringing Crohn’s disease into full bloom. By changing diet Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can frequently be alleviated.

What do you eat?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

“Today, more that 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”

Food, Inc.

H2O – Just Plain Water

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

FYI- Found it on another page and thought I would share!

Very interesting indeed! We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.


Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

In 1941 a study in the journal Cancer Research showed people living in the higher latitudes had a higher rate of cancer. It was the lack of vitamin D that raised the death rate by 51%.

In 2006 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed the results of a large study that higher vitamin D levels, from 20 (ng/mL) to 50 (ng/mL) would reduce cancer occurrences  by 51%. That’s about 4,500 IU of vitamin D supplements.

That’s only part of the story. You will find the rest at Life Extension, May 2013

Veterans with PTSD Have Higher Risk of Dementia

Monday, April 8th, 2013

According to a new study veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia compared to those veterans without PTSD.

Genetic Link to PTSD

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Science Blog has found a link to PTSD

Research has found that the action of a specific gene occurring during exposure to adolescent trauma is critical for the development of adult-onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)