Archive for June, 2015

Medical Mumbo Jumbo

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Medical insiders are now saying that many of our “health reports” and “good” drugs are not so clean.
Dr. Marcia Angell is a physician and was longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), and she says much of the clinical research cannot be trusted because it is paid for by the pharmaceutical companies who want a positive outcome of their drugs.
At the University of British Columbia’s Neural Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dr Lucija Tomljenovic obtained documents that showed that, “vaccine manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines but chose to withhold them from the public. This is scientific fraud, and their complicity suggests that this practice continues to this day.”
Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent.

This isn’t happy news. But be informed. I have been trying to sort out facts for years now and it’s hard to get to what’s true and what’s in the drug companies best interest. If you want to find out what’s now good for you just check most of the TV ads on drugs. Their disclaimer is usually more harmful than the good of the drug.

Some of the story is taken from NSNBC international

The Role of Magnesium in the Human Body

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Magnesium deficiency, although often overlooked, has dire consequences on health. Without magnesium, other essential nutrients are below optimal levels retained in our bodies. Our bodies can’t absorb calcium well, and potassium is needlessly excreted without this nutrient.
Magnesium and heart health
Although the relationship between abnormal heart rhythm and magnesium hasn’t been researched in full, the Framingham Heart Study found that low magnesium levels in the blood may be an independent cause of atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias for people who have no history of heart disease.
Not getting enough magnesium in our diets is a worldwide problem, especially in the United States. A diet rich in dark, leafy greens, fruits and vegetables is needed to make sure you get the recommended daily amount of 410-420 milligrams.
Since all living life forms need magnesium to survive, fruits and vegetables usually have an abundance of it if grown organically in good soil. Levels of magnesium in crops can vary depending on how they were grown, since deficiency in the soil can cause poor magnesium uptake in produce.

Asparagus, beets, beans, broccoli and cabbage are vegetables rich in magnesium. Apricots, bananas, pitted cherries, grapefruits, and oranges also have high magnesium content, according to Cedars-Sinai patient dietary program. You can also add dry almonds and brazil nuts, cashews and roasted peanuts to salads for a magnesium-rich meal.

Who Needs Telomeres?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Our body is made of millions of cells keeping us alive in many different ways.
A cell’s lifespan depends on the length of its telomeres – the regions of repeating DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes.
Every time a cell divides, its telomeres get shorter until they become unstable and cause chromosomes to fuse together.
These fusions can make the chromosomes break when cells divide, leading to cell death.
Recently, Harvard and MIT scientists may have discovered a process to reverse telomere shortening, and thus lengthen the lifespans of humans.

There are ways to help improve your life. Learn about them.

Tea And Remodeling

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Researchers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Consumer Center found that by scattering tea bags throughout a newly remodeled room reduced the toxicity level of chemicals in the air by up to 90 percent.
It seems like the porous dry tea bags soak up the toxic chemicals.

Stay Soft

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

As we age our soft tissues harden because of calcium infiltration. This process is a major contributor to degenerative disease.

Studies show that continued use of warfarin increases arterial calcification.

A report by the American Heart Association:
“Most individuals aged over 60 years have progressively enlarging deposits of calcium mineral in their major arteries. This vascular calcification reduces aortic and arterial elastane, which impairs cardiovascular hemodynamics, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality in the form of hypertension, aortic stenosis, cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial and lower-limb ischemia, congestive heart failure, and compromised structural integrity.”

With the proper use of vitamin K you can protect your soft tissues against calcification. Learn more at Life Extension, July 2015

Breast Cancer

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

This is important enough to copy from Life Extension:

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer recently, this message may be of importance.

Most breast cancer patients do not die directly from their malignancy.

Side effects from treatment, however, can be significant even if therapy is limited to lumpectomy.

An alternative treatment is now available that has been shown to work as well as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, but without the side effects.

In fact, the 15-patient initial clinical trial showed this alternative therapy produced superior results to conventional therapy, but the study was small in size and more data will be needed before a definitive comparison can be made.

The following link describes this non-toxic therapy and the results of the 15-patient clinical trial in detail:

Read Article Here
If after reading this report you want to inquire further about this treatment, please contact:

International Strategic Cancer Alliance

1-610-628-3419

info@is-canceralliance.com

The International Strategic Cancer Alliance (ISCA) is a separate legal entity from Life Extension, but both organizations have a common goal of eradicating diseases such as cancer and of providing information and services to consumers seeking to maintain optimal health. Both organizations share in part common owners.

Brain Health

Monday, June 15th, 2015

“Within the brains of all animals and humans, continuous interactions and chemical communications occur between cells called neurons. These cells have the appearance of long fibers with fingerlike projections at both ends. At one end, the fingers serve as antennae; at the other end, as transmitters.

“Neurons do not physically touch each other. The spaces between the transmitters of one and the antennae of another are called synapses. The receipt of a messenger molecule (neurotransmitter) at the antenna triggers a sequence of cellular activity that results in another messenger molecule being transmitted from the opposite end of the cell. These molecules cross the synapse to the next antenna, and so it goes, like a wave of dominoes. Messenger molecules are degraded or reabsorbed, and the neuron is again at rest, ready for the next wave.” Vision.org

I know this is very brief, but like all our human functions these synaptic connections slow down with age. But help is on the way. Magnesium is a critical factor in controlling synaptic density in the brain. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. By the time we are teenagers we need between 360 mg (female) to 420 mg (male) per day. We can get this from food like leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.

As we age our intake of magnesium as well as other nutrients slows down so the need for supplements in most cases will provide the needed balance for the cognitive function of the brain to perform well.

Many studies show that older adults are deficient in magnesium. Learn all you can on having a healthy, whole body.

Laughter The Best Medicine

Friday, June 5th, 2015

In my younger years I remember Bennett Cerf (1898-1971; one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House), saying “Laughter is the best medicine”. Now Dr. Steve Allen Jr, a family physician and medical professor at the State University of New York, says that laughter is beneficial for both health and life in general. Steven Sultanoff, former president of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, says that studies show laughter increases antibodies that fight respiratory diseases.

So go on — put a little more laughter in your life.

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.