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Do you have any idea of what may be causing this effect and how I could fine-tune my diet to avoid this bloating, fatty feeling? So eating more protein improves bone density in people most at risk of having osteoporosis. Also, as new information or new methods of analysis are adopted, these reference values undoubtedly will be reassessed. It depends a bit what the limiting amino acid would be you need all the essential amino acids for MPS, so as soon as you run out of 1 of them, MPS is stuck. All individuals, especially family members of persons with type 2 diabetes, should be encouraged to engage in regular physical activity to decrease risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Page xiii Share Cite. There appears to be a U- or J-shaped relationship of alcohol intake and blood pressure.
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Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products Read and print the shopper's guide to 1,4-dioxane-free personal care products http: The guide is now also available as an iPhone application. The Best and Worst Vegetables to Eat http: One person's food may be another person's poison. Jack Thrasher on the Health Dangers of Molds http: Vitamin D and Tuberculosis] http: See articles about GMO and other topics: It does include generic tips designed to help consumers identify and avoid genetically modified GM foods, including the hidden GM ingredients labeled ingredients on foods that read more like a chemical periodic table on grocers shelves.
Here's a list of relative mercury contamination in wild fish: The types of fish that are higher in omega-3 are healthier for you smaller Salmon, Sardines and Anchovies , and wild-caught or line-caught are much healthier choices than farmed fish usually fed corn meal, which is high in omega-6 pro-inflammatory oil, even if its "organic", ground up smaller fish, hogs, etc.
Wild fish eat krill, plankton and algae, which is why they are high in healthy astaxanthin and omega-3 oils. The following are ingredients that may be made from GM soy, corn, cotton, or canola You can learn more about the Non-GMO project by visiting: High levels of EMF exposure are generated by common household devices such as hair dryers, can openers, heating pads and even some computer monitors.
EMF exposures destroy health and well-being, claims panel of top international scientists http: There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: The list also includes common contaminants that many people don't realize can be hormone disruptors, not only those familiar toxins - arsenic, mercury and lead - but other, less familiar chemicals such as glycol ethers and perfluorinated chemicals.
The guide is intended for consumers of all ages, particularly young people who are most at risk from these dangerous substances. EWG researchers compiled the new Dirty Dozen list by scouring scientific literature and identifying the most hazardous and widely-used hormone-disrupting chemicals that pollute the environment and ultimately our bodies.
These substances are frequently found in food, water and consumer products. Studies have linked them to a wide array of health problems, including cancer, birth defects, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ, obesity and thyroid disease.
This is a must-see list of chemicals to avoid - check it out today! Click here to see 12 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them. See this brand-new list of the dirtiest and most common endocrine disruptors.
We hope you learn something new from the endocrine disruptor Dirty Dozen. Take a look at the label on your jar of skin cream. Do you see any of these ingredients?
Now, this is a big deal - because The medical world already knows this. The same way your skin soaks up the medicine in those patches, it absorbs all of the ingredients in your skin cream - including the toxic ones. And that can cause health problems for you down the road. These harsh skin care chemicals can also destroy your complexion - and make you look years older. Claim a FREE Special Report that reveals how breakthrough plant stem cell technology - combined with 36 other "all-natural" skin-restoring nutrients - can help you smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles Your complexion is still too dull Your anti-aging cream is letting you down — and it may be worse than you think Hidden inside most skincare products are dangerous chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Take a good look at the label on your anti-aging cream. You may be shocked to find: The trouble is… they also mimic estrogen, which can throw your hormonal balance out of whack and trigger potentially serious problems with your reproductive system.
It can cause allergic reactions, skin irritations, and even liver abnormalities and kidney damage. Sodium Laurel Sulfate has also been found to cause urinary tract, bladder and kidney infections Especially DEA, which has been linked to kidney, liver and other organ damage They can also destroy your complexion — and make you look years older than you actually are Think that the label that says "organically grown" has anything to do with the packaging, storage, and transport of that product to stores?
What if I told you that cow, pig, and chicken collagen is now used in place of wax on your fruits and vegetables, among many other things much worse than you can probably imagine? And what if then I told you, as with most atrocities that happen now-a-days, that this is all approved by the FDA Since the early 12th century, there has been a tradition of applying wax onto the skins of fruits and vegetables for longer storage life.
Today, that tradition is being carried on with a whole new generation of chemicals and compounds that are genetically designed to accomplish the same goal. But in these modern times, the health and well-being of the consumer of that apple is not necessarily the goal of this unnatural, inorganic process.
Prepare yourself to be shocked and amazed that our Federal agency that is designed to protect us, the Food and Drug Administration, is allowing these dangerous and unhealthy practices to be perpetrated on an unwitting public, all in the name of profits.
This video was recently posted to Youtube, showing a woman peeling off of her freshly bought supermarket romaine lettuce what appears to be a plastic coating, similar to the type one would peal off of the screen of a new electronic gadget. She has no idea what she has discovered Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce It's also important to remember that not all organic compounds are good for us either.
For instance, lead is a naturally-occuring compound and completely organic and it's deadly to humans. The same goes for the leaves of rhubarb plants, arsenic found in many fruit pits, and mistletoe to name a few.
Download our free Guide or get it for your iPhone or Android! This is probably the most urgent question the public has about these novel foods. Opinion polls show that up to 90 percent of the American public wants GE foods labeled. But despite this overwhelming demand, almost no foods on U. And the biotech industry does not voluntarily identify them, fearing, probably correctly, that the majority of Americans would avoid GE foods if given a choice.
As a result, the U. However, this is not the case with most of our major trading partners around the globe who have instituted mandatory labeling of all GE foods and ingredients. The Guide is designed to help you reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GE foods. In addition to a list of brands that produce non-GE foods, the mobile app also offers contact information for the companies that DO use GE ingredients. This feature enables you to personally voice your opposition on the use of GE foods directly to these companies, right from the app.
Our Shoppers Guide gives you valuable information on common GE ingredients, brands to look for, and look out for, and common sense tips to keep you in the know. Stop shopping in the dark and get your Shoppers Guide today!
PC PDF file http: The New Dirty Dozen http: The medical establishment usually chalks up those deaths to cancer. But the media and The missing link - How to beat cancer with garlic http: This arsenal of cancer cell killers relies on certain nutrients to have the fuel to do its Turmeric and curcumin prevent formation of new blood vessels induced by arsenic, cancer http: Most of turmeric's health benefits are attributed to the trio of yellow-orange chemicals Alcohol consumption is directly related to breast cancer: How I took it, and how much I took.
Bear in mind, this is what I did. You will have to decide for yourself what is Best for You! As promised, we've just published detailed new heavy metals composition charts on vegan proteins and rice proteins.
These charts also include data on the exciting new SunWarrior "Warrior Blend" formulas, which turn out to be remarkably low in the heavy metals we've tested for: How avoiding conventional dentistry can literally save your life If you see a dentist, make sure she's a holistic dentist. It turns out that conventional dentistry is incredibly toxic and can quite literally cause your death: The American Dental Association continues to maintain that mercury fillings and root canals are safe dental procedures, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against High Intensity Short Duration exercise -- not aerobic which generates lots of free radicals; search www.
Just exercise more, scientists discover A more active lifestyle doesn't just reduce your risk of cancer and improve survival rates among cancer patients: Medical mutilations have been performed lately on women told they are genetically Obamacare to punish healthy eaters as insurance rates double or triple for those who choose to take care of their health According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current A detailed analysis of Obamacare health insurance rates reveals something very disturbing: Healthy people will be paying double or triple the rates they are currently paying, while premiums will go down for those who live on junk foods and develop chronic disease.
The economic incentives are all backwards: Obamacare will punish healthy people while subsidizing those who refuse to take care of their health. Here are the numbers: There has been some decline in cigarette smoking in the USA, but with all the known health issues associated with smoking cigarettes, it seemed there should be almost no new domestic smokers at all.
But the power of advertising has prevailed, even more so in third world countries with less restrictions on cigarette advertising. Is it the Tobacco Plant, or Something Else? Avoid enclosed areas where people smoke. The Department of Health and Human Services had approved chemical additives to cigarettes by Among them are ammonia compounds to create a nicotine freebase effect.
Then there are the toxic additives to the paper to make it burn evenly. Cadmium is a heavy metal with a half-life of 10 to 30 years residence in human tissue, and it easily surpasses toxic levels. Few mention chemtrails or aerosol geoengineering exposure because most deny their existence. Deny them all you want, but the heavy metal nanoparticles have been trapped in ground level water or air traps after heavy chemtrailing include, among others, barium, aluminum, and cadmium.
Retired neurosurgeon and author Dr. Russell Blaylock has voiced concerns over chemtrail aluminum nanoparticles that are breathed in and make their way into the central nervous system and brain.
Access a study on that here. Then begin watching your sky objectively. You can protect yourself from those toxic nanoparticles by detoxing heavy metals often. My favorites are lots of chlorella, fresh organic cilantro, and cliniptilolite zeolite powder not capsules or liquids. Here are 6 foods for natural heavy metal chelation. A five day detox with 1. Shallenberger - Real Cures newsletter July , Vol. But which ones are the most important? Almost all of my diabetic patients have seen tremendous results using these.
Chromium piccolinate— Chromium is an important element in your glucose tolerance factor GTF. GTF is made up of chromium, niacin, and the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine, and worksin tandem with insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
I suggest a dose of 1, mcg to 3, mcg daily. Alpha lipoic acid— Serves a central role in fat metabolism. It is critical for the production of acetyl-coenzyme A from fat. Acetyl-coenzyme A is the substance that kick starts the energy production cycle.
In the event of a deficiency of this enzyme, lactic acid levels rise in the body and can lead to lactic acidosis — a potentially life-threatening condition. Lipoic acid is important for preventing the onset of diabetes, improving blood sugar control, reducing the incidence of cataracts in diabetics, preventing kidney damage which is a common diabetes complication , and it also helps prevent peripheral neuropathy which is common in diabetics.
Many cases of diabetic neuropathy can be improved and even cured using mg, three times a day. In the absence of neuropathy, I recommend doses of mg two times a day. I consider lipoic acid an absolutely essential part of any treatment or prevention strategy for diabetes. Niacinamide— This is a specific form of niacin. Niacin is a nutrient all of us should get more of. For diabetics, it's one of the most important nutrients for maintaining proper fat metabolism and correct triglyceride levels.
I have my patients take a minimum of mg of niacinamide a day. Preferably , mg daily. L-Carnitine— L-Carnitine works incombination with fat molecules, lipoic acid, and acetyl-coenzyme A to penetrate the membrane of the mitochondria. I recommend 1, mg to 3, mg of carnitine daily. Glycyrrhiza glabra— You probably know this one as licorice. Licorice is one of my favorite herbs for my diabetic patients because of its amazing effect on exhausted adrenal glands. It contains natural precursors for the production of adrenal hormones.
It works in a similar way to the adrenal hormone aldosterone, which is often deficient in adrenal insufficiency. In rare cases, supplementing with licorice can slightly elevate blood pressure levels.
If you have hypertension, it's important to keep a check on blood pressure levels when taking licorice. In addition, licorice can also lead to a decline in potassium levels. Vanadium— Like chromium, vanadium is another trace mineral that plays an enormous role in the activity of insulin. In the form of vanadyl sulfate, it not only improves insulin resistance, but has its own insulin effect, making it especially important for people with low insulin levels.
It does this by increasing the number of islet cells in the pancreas and actually regenerates and repairs islet cells previously destroyed by free radicals. Other herbs— I also recommend a number of herbal supplements to help improve insulin sensitivity.
One is Galega officinalis, which contains an ingredient called guanidine from which the diabetes drug metformin is produced. And the second is Mormodica Charantia, or bitter lemon. I recommend mg of a 4: Together, these two herbs alone can have a modest effect on insulin sensitivity, but when combined with the other supplements mentioned here, they can make quite a difference.
Clots, Strokes -- but not for bleeding strokes] Dr. In fact, she hadn't had a decent night's sleep in over a year. When I examined her, June was overweight and her blood pressure was elevated.
The emergency doctor had prescribed a nitroglycerin patch for the angina. Nitroglycerin is a very old herbal remedy that works exceptionally well for angina. It causes the blood vessels leading to the heart to expand and permits more blood to flow in. The first thing I did was to tell her to stay on her nitro patch.
Then, I prescribed the homeopathic medication, ignatia. Ignatia is an excellent remedy for conditions caused by grief, especially insomnia. Next, I explained to her that blood flow was not just a matter of how big the arteries are. It is also a matter of how thick the blood is. Thick blood is like oil on a cold day. It can't flow well, and tends to clog. That's why the doctor had placed her on an aspirin twice a day. To keep her blood thin and flowing well, I prescribed two treatments.
First, I put her on a boiled vegetables-only diet. Absolutely no fat or protein. Dietary fat and protein thickens the blood for several hours after eating, and this was not a good idea for her at this time. Second, I had her take the following supplements three times a day: All of these remedies work in different ways to thin out the blood.
Then I stopped the aspirin: No need to take aspirin now that she was on this therapy. The last thing she needed was an aspirin-induced ulcer. She was sleeping better, and had more energy. Better yet, her angina pains never returned. I told her to stop the nitro patches, because I didn't think she needed them anymore. Two months later, I sent June to a cardiologist for evaluation. Although she felt great and had lost 17 pounds, I wanted to make sure she was ready to start exercising.
The cardiologist performed a stress test and an echocardiogram. No signs of heart disease at all. She was given full permission to start a regular exercise program. It is now seven years later. I see June once a year just to make sure that she is taking good care of herself. The key to her program is a combination of monthly chelation treatments combined with a personalized diet and an exercise program.
She remarried two years ago, and told me she has never been happier. I have a question about garlic. What's the best way to consume it: I prefer to use the natural garlic as opposed to capsules, but have not been able to discover which is most beneficial. In this form, it's one of the best remedies for intestinal parasites and yeast.
I'll never forget a patient I had once who had severe coronary artery disease, and was told by his cardiologist that he needed an immediate surgery or he would surely die. Instead he started eating a whole bulb of raw garlic a day, along with two teaspoons of cayenne pepper.
But it shows you how powerful the herb is. I would recommend that you mince fresh garlic, let it soak in olive oil for about an hour, and take it that way.
Start off easy, because it might take a while for your stomach and intestines to get used to it. All other approaches used in medicine do not halt progression of the disease, i. Keeping lungs healthy and airways clear is important. Here are 6 herbal tools that can help you breathe easier People should be protected from harmful products, or products that have "unidentified and unforeseen consequences for humans," especially when used for food.
Sometimes it seems our country has traded places with the cold war communists of days past. We may not agree with everything that Putin does in the name of Russia, but at least he is willing to do what our President is not in the US — protect his people from genetically modified foods. But even with this in mind, we nevertheless have legitimate methods and instruments to protect our own market, and above all citizens. The WTO is a big pusher of genetically modified crops.
They would then be obliged to actively seek the additional information needed for a more objective risk assessment, and to review the measure within a reasonable period of time. Serbia is one of them. This is a private organization which, like the biotech companies currently trying to dominate agriculture, have undue influence and power over world industry. A three-man tribunal http: At least Putin is protecting his people from poison. They have also been credited with contributing to the decimation of honey bees around the world.
The pesticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid need tighter restrictions. They say these two pesticides, commonly found in conventionally-grown US crops, can have serious health repercussions and must be cut back. Earlier this year, the US Dept. For years, children in the U. Those with the most imidacloprid included: The produce where it was found most frequently included: The sickening overuse of pesticides has led to countless environmental and health issues both in the U.
The effects of pesticides range from infertility and birth defects to diabetes and cancer. A step toward organic farming and a serious hiatus from conventional pesticide use.
What to Do http: Toxic at One Dose: While these technological devices can offer incredible service and ease in a hectic, modern world, they can also be a serious health hazard.
Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation and have a difficult time processing it — leading to numerous bodily complications. Interestingly, the tumor development was found on the side of the head in which the cellphone was most used. On the association between glioma, wireless phones, heredity and ionising radiation http: One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs http: Russell Blaylock on MSG and brain-damaging excitotoxins http: Russell Blaylock on devastating health effects of MSG, aspartame and excitotoxins http: New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract http: The problem is that yeast extract is a hidden source of MSG monosodium glutamate , according to my sources see below.
MSG, you may know, is classified as an excitotoxin by Dr. Russell Blaylock, who is a doctor, author, and expert on chemicals that damage the nervous system. MSG is well known to cause migraine headaches, seizures, and other nervous system disorders. Blaylock's research also shows that MSG damages the endocrine system and causes obesity due to impaired appetite control regulation causes you to be unable to stop eating.
Doctors and authors who are warning people about yeast extract include Dr. Schwartz, Phyllis Balch, Dr. Alexander Mauskop and even the Life Extension Foundation sources cited below. Yeast extract is also used in so-called "natural" veggie burger products sold in grocery stores and health food stores. In fact, yeast extract is the No. Don't trust the labels that say "all natural" on the front.
Read the ingredients and look for yeast extract. Hear the 'Awakenings' podcast from the Health Ranger http: It is an evergreen tree from South America that produces a type of bark that has been claimed to cure or prevent cancer, along with other illnesses. The scientific name is Tabebuia avellanedae, and the tea that is made from this bark is often referred to as "Pau d'arco," though many alternative names have been used. The University of Maryland found that this specific tea, or bark extract, has anticancer properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
There has not been any well-known testing on humans, but studies have already proven that this particular bark provides a stimulation of immune system cells known as macrophages. Additionally, this bark has been reported to kill lung cancer cells and liver cancer cells that were grown and analyzed in a test-tube study. The tea, often called Taheebo tea, is hard to mix with water, requiring up to 20 minutes of varying heat and boiling measures, but many people have reported this particular tea to have cured them of their health ailments.
One website reports a testimonial that claims this tea to have cured a man diagnosed with lymphoma, and who had only a matter of months to live. In , Anna Hodgekiss with the Daily Mail reported a woman who had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and who took it upon herself to test many different barks for a cure. She did not specify the particular bark she found successful, but she has already sold it to a pharmaceutical company, going to show that bark is a form of treatment in which people can place their trust.
The typical uses of Pau d'arco, listed by the University of Maryland, include treatment of cancer, candidiasis, influenza, parasitic disease, herpes and bacterial infection. Louise Tenney writes in the Cancer News Journal, that this tree bark, sometimes called Ipe Roxo, has curative powers that have proved countless times to have healed thousands of people.
It very well might be that the cure for cancer is found in this tree bark. Distributors of this bark reported that a client cured his dog of a skin condition with the tea. The owner himself claims this tea cured colon cancer in his own father. Although this tree is now endangered, the main producers of the tea instructs people to use their signature method when stripping the bark from the tree so that it does not kill the species but leaves it able to produce more bark for future harvests.
High levels of the bark extract have the potential to be poisonous. One study, however, conducted in the 70s by the National Cancer Institute, found no toxic effects on liver or kidney tissue.
The ACS also claims that many people are selling derivatives and false variations of the bark. There was a study in Canada that tested 12 products claiming to be Pau d'arco and found only one of these products to have contained lapachol, which is the pure ingredient of Pau d'arco.
The University of Maryland cautions consumers that this bark in heavy doses can cause unmanageable bleeding, while some proponents actually claim this is a blood builder. It is hard to tell how beneficial this herb exactly is, but it might prove more helpful than harsher Western medical treatments. Sources of this article include: Their antioxidant component scientifically proven to cause cancer http: We're talking about nearly 75, Americans each year.
Is this a plague upon us? Chickens are supposed to eat BUGS too, y'know? Also, fish are supposed to eat plankton, krill and algae and many types are high in omega-3 -- not corn and ground up-larger fish from which they accumulate heavy metals, PCBs and other toxins. Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong.
So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.
A new book exposes the fraud and reviews the legitimate alternative cures. Neither a cure nor prevention is the priority any longer, because the real money is made from treating cancer. Despite the efforts of the cartel to suppress natural cancer therapies, many have succeeded in actually curing thousands of terminal patients so that they can return to a normal life. Juxtaposing these alternative therapies against traditional therapy is the focus of the book.
As far as the 'War on Cancer', even with hundreds of billions contributed to the cause over the past 4 decades, the survival rate shows little improvement. In place of the medical cartel-devised Obamacare, a new system designed from the ground up is needed to create truly affordable healthcare.
It's necessary to take a stand, don't wait for armed IRS agents to come knocking at your door. Interleaved with these stories are factual reports about the Medical Cartel.
Tribute is paid to visionaries who made major contributions towards our understanding of cancer, especially Dr Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize winner and biochemist who discovered the generic cause of cancer in the 's. Other great innovators in cancer research and promotion of natural cures are Dean Burk, Max Gerson, Stanislaw Burzynski and Ernst Krebs Jr who each achieved extraordinary breakthroughs.
Now, the imposition of Obamacare appears to be an even worse omen for the future. Later, he tried to change his promise to a conditional one: That era has been long gone as a large number of Congressmen now spend their time huddling with lobbyists and planning new ways to enrich large corporations.
This situation is reflected in the lowest public opinion poll of Congress ever taken. When the first round of insurance cancellation notices were sent out in the last quarter of , the deception of 'keeping your healthcare plan' hit home to 6,, Americans who held private insurance.
Even worse, the Department of Health and Human Services HHS estimates another 75 million who have employer-provided health insurance will lose their existing plans as well. According to Ron Paul, "16, armed bureaucrats coming to make this program work - if it was a good program and everybody liked it, you wouldn't need 16, thugs coming with their guns and putting you in jail if you didn't follow all the rules.
Senator Max Baucus, from whose committee the bill originated said Obamacare was drafted by Liz Fowler, left, who was Vice President at WellPoint, the largest private health insurer in the country. Then she returned to the Senator's committee to play a prime role in drafting Obamacare legislation.
Not only did Fowler play a major role in writing the law, but she then joined the Obama Administration to help implement the law. Yet even with documented evidence of their successful cures and patient testimonies to back them up, these medical visionaries have suffered inordinate harassment and in some cases arrests, lawsuits and trials initiated by the American Medical Association and the corrupt FDA until most were forced to close their clinics and leave the United States.
The people most affected by this harassment and persecution are those cancer patients who desire alternative therapies that work and those classified as terminal, left with no hope. Besides assisting Big Pharma research, they helped the FDA by producing negative test results for natural therapies.
They served to expand membership, raise income and attack all known alternative cancer therapies, forcing most out of business. The revolving door between the Drug monoliths and the FDA is well known and explains their priorities. Fluoridation and Cancer As Dr Burk of the NCI revealed thru scientific studies, adding Fluoride to city reservoirs results in dramatically higher cancer rates in those cities.
Vaccination and Cancer A steady increase in the vaccinations of young children has led to the dramatic increase in cancer over the past 60 years. The SV40 virus embedded in the polio vaccines of the 50's has proven to be a virulent carcinogen.
Vaccine preservatives such as mercury and formaldehyde are also highly toxic and bio-accumulate in the body. At the FDA, which is, in fact, killing Americans at that rate, no one has ever felt the need to step forward and speak up.
Let's shift the venue and ask the same question. If you were a medical reporter for a major media outlet in the US, and you knew the above fact, wouldn't you make it a priority to say something, write something, do something?
And with that, let's go to the smoking guns. The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA's own database of "serious adverse [medical-drug] events. The FDA knows and it isn't saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans.
Previously, I have documented that the FDA knows; because the FDA has a page on its own website that admits , people are killed every year by medical drugs, and two million more people are severely injured by the drugs. And for the past five years or so, I have been writing about and citing a published report by the late Dr.
Barbara Starfield that indicates , people in the US are killed by medical drugs every year. Until her death in , Dr. Her report, "Is US health really the best in the world?
Since the Department of Homeland Security is working its way into every nook and corner of American life, hyper-extending its mandate to protect all of us from everything, why shouldn't I go along with Janet Napolitano's advice: This is what I see and this is what I'm saying.
How many smoking guns do we need before a sitting president shuts down the FDA buildings, fumigates the place, and prosecutes very large numbers of FDA employees? Do we need , smoking guns every year? Do we need relatives of the people who've all died in the span of merely a year, from the poisonous effects of FDA-approved medical drugs, to bring their corpses to the doors of FDA headquarters?
And let me ask another question. If instead of drugs like warfarin, dabigatran, levofloxacin, carboplatin, and lisinopril the five leading killers in the FDA database , the , deaths per year were led by gingko, ginseng, vitamin D, niacin, and raw milk, what do you think would happen?
I'll tell you what would happen. The resulting fatalities would be written off as necessary collateral damage in the fight to keep America safe and healthy. All those phony stories in the press, reported dutifully by so-called medical reporters? The stories about maybe-could-be-possible-miracle breakthroughs just over the horizon of state-of-the-art medical research? Those stories are there to obscure the very, very hard facts of medically-caused death on the ground. The buck stops at the FDA.
Except in the real world, it doesn't. Which tells you something about the so-called real world and how much of it is composed of propaganda. Here is the situation. No medical drug in the US can be released for public use unless and until the FDA says it is safe and effective. The FDA is spitting out drug approvals month after month and year after year, and the drugs are routinely killing , people a year and maiming two million more, which adds up to a million deaths per decade and 20 million maimings per decade.
The FDA and the federal government are doing nothing about it, even though they know what's going on. This is mass murder. Well, a New York court made such a determination long ago, and recently refused the plea of a plaintiff who tried to overturn the archaic decision. Massachusetts], all children who attend New York pubic schools can be 'forced' to be vaccinated, according to a 2nd circuit court of law.
The law was determined in but was recently challenged by Dina Check, the plaintiff who decided that her Catholic religion gave her a right to determine whether or not her child should be vaccinated. While religious leanings are a fine reason to refuse a vaccination -- the court also determined against her in the case because there was 'strong evidence' that her refusal vaccines were due to her fear of them being harmful, and not due to her religious beliefs.
Unfortunately, it's true that vaccines can potentially cause unwanted problems, as outlined even by the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event reports. Click here to view the information sources referenced in this article. Dietary reference intakes for energy, carbohydrate, fiber, fat, fatty acids, cholesterol, protein, and amino acids. Chapter 10 Protein and Amino Acids pp A high protein diet 3.
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What are high-protein diets? What does the evidence say about high-protein diets and health? Does protein source matter? How much protein is right for me? Feel free to skim and learn whatever you like. Just get the general idea. Check out our advice at the end.
Pay special attention to the section on athletic performance. Check out our advice for athletes at the end. Check out our advice for fitness pros at the end. Protein is one of the three main macronutrients that makes up the food we eat. The other two are fat and carbohydrate. Protein itself is made up of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for most stuff in our bodies.
Protein is always getting used, recycled, and sometimes excreted. So we have to constantly replenish protein by eating it. Additionally, intake of other nutrients ingested with sucrose, such as fat, need to be taken into account. In subjects with diabetes, fructose produces a lower postprandial response when it replaces sucrose or starch in the diet; however, this benefit is tempered by concern that fructose may adversely effect plasma lipids.
Therefore, the use of added fructose as a sweetening agent is not recommended; however, there is no reason to recommend that people with diabetes avoid naturally occurring fructose in fruits, vegetables, and other foods.
Sugar alcohols produce a lower postprandial glucose response than fructose, sucrose, or glucose and have lower available energy values. However, there is no evidence that the amounts likely to be consumed in a meal or day result in a significant reduction in total daily energy intake or improvement in long-term glycemia.
The use of sugar alcohols appears to be safe; however, they may cause diarrhea, especially in children. The Food and Drug Administration has approved four non-nutritive sweeteners for use in the U. Before being allowed on the market, all underwent rigorous scrutiny and were shown to be safe when consumed by the public, including people with diabetes and during pregnancy.
It has been proposed that foods containing naturally occurring resistant starch cornstarch or foods modified to contain more resistant starch high amylose cornstarch may modify postprandial glycemic response, prevent hypoglycemia, reduce hyperglycemia, and explain differences in the glycemic index of some foods.
However, there are no published long-term studies in subjects with diabetes to prove benefit from the use of resistant starch. Foods containing carbohydrate from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat milk should be included in a healthy diet. With regard to the glycemic effects of carbohydrates, the total amount of carbohydrate in meals or snacks is more important than the source or type.
As sucrose does not increase glycemia to a greater extent than isocaloric amounts of starch, sucrose and sucrose-containing foods do not need to be restricted by people with diabetes; however, they should be substituted for other carbohydrate sources or, if added, covered with insulin or other glucose-lowering medication. Non-nutritive sweeteners are safe when consumed within the acceptable daily intake levels established by the Food and Drug Administration.
Individuals receiving intensive insulin therapy should adjust their premeal insulin doses based on the carbohydrate content of meals. As with the general public, consumption of dietary fiber is to be encouraged; however, there is no reason to recommend that people with diabetes consume a greater amount of fiber than other Americans.
Individuals receiving fixed daily insulin doses should try to be consistent in day-to-day carbohydrate intake. However, the metabolic profile and need for weight loss should be considered when determining the monounsaturated fat content of the diet.
It has been assumed that in people with diabetes, abnormalities of protein metabolism were less affected by insulin deficiency and insulin resistance than glucose metabolism. However, in subjects with type 2 diabetes, it has been demonstrated that moderate hyperglycemia can contribute to an increased turnover of protein, which suggests an increased need for protein.
In subjects with type 1 diabetes treated with conventional insulin therapy, short-term kinetic studies have demonstrated increased protein catabolism, suggesting that near-normal glycemia and an adequate protein intake are needed. Intake of protein in the usual range does not appear to be associated with the development of diabetic nephropathy. A number of studies in healthy subjects and in persons with controlled type 2 diabetes have demonstrated that glucose from ingested protein does not appear in the general circulation, and therefore protein does not increase plasma glucose concentrations.
Furthermore, the peak glucose response to carbohydrate alone is similar to that of carbohydrate and protein, suggesting that protein does not slow the absorption of carbohydrate. In subjects with type 1 diabetes, the rate of restoration of euglycemia after hypoglycemia, time to peak glucose levels, and subsequent rate of glucose fall were similar after treatment with either carbohydrate alone or carbohydrate and protein.
The effects of protein on regulation of energy intake, satiety, and long-term weight loss have not been adequately studied. The long-term efficacy and safety of high-protein low carbohydrate diets remains unknown. In persons with controlled type 2 diabetes, ingested protein does not increase plasma glucose concentrations, although protein is just as potent a stimulant of insulin secretion as carbohydrate.
For persons with diabetes, especially those not in optimal glucose control, the protein requirement may be greater than the Recommended Dietary Allowance, but not greater than usual intake. The long-term effects of diets high in protein and low in carbohydrate are unknown. Although such diets may produce short-term weight loss and improved glycemia, it has not been established that weight loss is maintained long-term. The long-term effect of such diets on plasma LDL cholesterol is also a concern.
The primary dietary fat goal in persons with diabetes is to limit saturated fat and dietary cholesterol intake.
Saturated fat is the principal dietary determinant of plasma LDL cholesterol. Furthermore, persons with diabetes appear to be more sensitive to dietary cholesterol than the general public.
In nondiabetic persons, low saturated fat and cholesterol diets decrease plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides with mixed effects on HDL cholesterol. Positive correlations between dietary total and saturated fat and changes in plasma total cholesterol and LDL and HDL cholesterol are observed.
Adding exercise results in greater decreases in plasma total and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and prevents the decrease in HDL cholesterol associated with low-fat diets. However, studies in persons with diabetes demonstrating effects of specific percentages of dietary saturated fatty acids and specific amounts of dietary cholesterol are not available.
Therefore, the goal for persons with diabetes remains the same as for the general population. In metabolic study diets, in which energy intake and weight are held constant, diets low in saturated fat and high in carbohydrate or enriched with cis- monounsaturated fatty acids monounsaturated fat lower plasma LDL cholesterol equivalently.
However, high-monounsaturated fat diets have not been shown to improve fasting plasma glucose or HbA 1c values. There is concern that when such high monounsaturated fat diets are eaten ad libitum outside of a controlled setting, it may result in increased energy intake and weight gain.
Therefore, both the metabolic profile and the need to lose weight will determine nutrition therapy recommendations. Furthermore, ethnic or cultural preferences may play a role in determining whether saturated fat is to be replaced with carbohydrate or monounsaturated fat. Polyunsaturated fats have not been well studied in persons with diabetes. When compared with saturated fat, polyunsaturated fats appear to lower plasma total and LDL cholesterol, but not as well as monounsaturated fats.
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements have been shown to lower plasma triglyceride levels in persons with type 2 diabetes. Although the accompanying rise in plasma LDL cholesterol is of concern, glucose metabolism is not likely to be adversely affected with their use. N-3 supplements may be most beneficial in the treatment of severe hypertriglyceridemia. While n-3 fatty acid studies in persons with diabetes have primarily used supplements, there is evidence from the general population that foods containing n-3 fatty acids have cardioprotective effects.
Two to three servings of fish per week provide dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fat and can be recommended. Major sources of trans fatty acids in the diet include products made from partially hydrogenated oils such as baked products including crackers and other snack foods , cookies, doughnuts, breads, and products like fries or chicken fried in hydrogenated shortening.
Animal sources, including dairy products, provide smaller amounts of trans fatty acids. The effect of trans fatty acids is similar to saturated fats in raising plasma LDL cholesterol. In addition, trans fatty acids lower plasma HDL cholesterol. Therefore, intake of trans fatty acids should be limited. Plant sterol and stanol esters block the intestinal absorption of dietary and biliary cholesterol. In studies evaluating the effect of ad libitum energy intake as a function of dietary fat content, low-fat high-carbohydrate diets are associated with a transient decrease in energy intake and modest weight loss to a new equilibrium body weight.
With this modest weight loss, a decrease in plasma total cholesterol and triglycerides and an increase in HDL cholesterol occur. Consistent with this, low- fat high-carbohydrate diets over long periods of time have shown no increase in plasma triglycerides and, when reported, modest weight loss. Dietary fat intake can be reduced by lowering the amount of high fat foods in the diet or by providing lower-fat or fat-free versions of food and beverages or by using fat replacers ingredients that mimic the properties of fat but with significantly fewer calories in food formulations.
Regular use of foods with fat replacers may help to reduce dietary fat intake including saturated fat and cholesterol , but may not reduce total energy intake or weight. Long-term studies are needed to assess the effects of foods containing fat replacers on energy intake and on the macronutrient content of the diets of people with diabetes.
To lower LDL cholesterol, energy derived from saturated fat can be reduced if weight loss is desirable or replaced with either carbohydrate or monounsaturated fat when weight loss is not a goal. Reduced-fat diets when maintained long-term contribute to modest loss of weight and improvement in dyslipidemia. Because of the effects of obesity on insulin resistance, weight loss is an important therapeutic objective for persons with type 2 diabetes.
Short-term studies have demonstrated that weight loss in subjects with type 2 diabetes is associated with decreased insulin resistance, improved measures of glycemia and dyslipidemia, and reduced blood pressure. However, long-term data assessing the extent to which these improvements can be maintained are not available.
The reason long-term weight loss is difficult for most people to accomplish is probably because energy intake, energy expenditure and thereby body weight are regulated by the central nervous system. This regulation appears to be influenced by genetic factors. Furthermore, environmental factors often make losing weight difficult for those genetically predisposed to obesity. When dieting to lose weight, fat is probably the most important nutrient to restrict.
Spontaneous food consumption and total energy intake are increased when the diet is high in fat and decreased when the diet is low in fat. Exercise by itself has only a modest effect on weight loss. However, exercise is to be encouraged because it improves insulin sensitivity, acutely lowers blood glucose, and is important in long-term maintenance of weight loss.
Weight loss with behavioral therapy alone also has been modest, and behavioral approaches may be most useful as an adjunct to other weight loss strategies. However, optimal strategies for preventing and treating obesity long-term have yet to be defined. Standard weight loss diets provide —1, fewer calories than estimated to be necessary for weight maintenance.
The majority of people regain the weight they have lost. Meal replacements provide a defined amount of energy often as a formula product. Use of meal replacements once or twice daily to replace a usual meal can result in significant weight loss, but meal replacement therapy must be continued if weight loss is to be maintained.
Very low calorie diets VLCDs provide or fewer calories daily and produce substantial weight loss and rapid improvements in glycemia and lipemia in persons with type 2 diabetes. When VLCDs are stopped and self-selected meals are reintroduced, weight gain is common. Thus, VLCDs appear to have limited utility in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and should only be considered in conjunction with a structured weight maintenance program.
The available data suggest that weight loss medications may be useful in the treatment of overweight persons with type 2 diabetes. However, their effect is modest. Moreover, the available data suggest that these medications only work as long as they are taken and should be used in conjunction with lifestyle strategies.
There are no data comparing medical and surgical approaches to weight loss, and thus the relative benefits and risks of surgical approaches are uncertain. Therefore, gastric reduction surgery should be considered unproven in treating diabetes. In insulin-resistant individuals, reduced energy intake and modest weight loss improve insulin resistance and glycemia in the short-term.
Exercise and behavior modification are most useful as adjuncts to other weight loss strategies. Exercise is helpful in maintenance of weight loss. Standard weight reduction diets, when used alone, are unlikely to produce long-term weight loss.
Structured intensive lifestyle programs are necessary. Persons with diabetes should be educated about the importance of consuming adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals from natural food sources as well as the potential toxicity of megadoses of vitamin and mineral supplements. Although difficult to ascertain, if deficiencies of vitamins and minerals are identified, supplementation can be beneficial. Select populations, such as the elderly, pregnant or lactating women, strict vegetarians, and those on calorie-restricted diets, may benefit from supplementation with a multivitamin preparation.
Because diabetes may be a state of increased oxidative stress, there has been interest in prescribing antioxidant vitamins to people with diabetes. In general, megadoses of dietary antioxidants—vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, beta carotene, and other carotenoids—have not demonstrated protection against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or cancer.
Although large observational studies have shown a correlation between dietary or supplemental consumption of antioxidants and cardiovascular benefit, large placebo-controlled trials have failed to show a benefit and, in some instances, have suggested adverse effects of antioxidant vitamins. The role of folate in preventing birth defects is widely accepted, but the role of folate supplementation to lower homocysteine and to reduce cardiovascular events is not clear. The role of vitamins B1, B6, and B12 in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy has not been established and cannot be recommended as a routine therapeutic option.
Deficiencies of certain minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and possibly zinc and chromium, may aggravate carbohydrate intolerance. Whereas the need for potassium or magnesium replacement is relatively easy to detect based on low serum levels, the need for zinc or chromium supplementation is more difficult to detect.
Beneficial effects on glycemia from chromium supplementation have been reported. However, the populations studied may have had marginal baseline chromium status, and in the largest study, chromium status was not evaluated either at baseline or following supplementation.
Other well-designed studies have failed to show any significant benefit from chromium supplementation on glycemic control in people with diabetes. At the present, benefit from chromium supplementation in persons with diabetes has not been conclusively demonstrated. A daily intake of 1,—1, mg of calcium, especially in older subjects with diabetes, is recommended.
This recommendation appears to be safe and likely to reduce osteoporosis in older persons. The value of calcium supplementation in younger persons is uncertain. The role of vanadium salts in diabetes has been explored.
There is no clear evidence of efficacy, and there is potential for toxicity. A variety of herbal preparations have been shown to have modest beneficial effects on glycemia. However, commercially available products are not well standardized and vary greatly in the content of active ingredients.
In persons with diabetes, there is no evidence to suggest long-term benefit from herbal preparations.
They also have the potential to interact with medications. Therefore, it is important that health care providers be aware when patients with diabetes are using these products.
There is no clear evidence of benefit from vitamin or mineral supplementation in people with diabetes who do not have underlying deficiencies. Exceptions include folate for prevention of birth defects and calcium for prevention of bone disease. Routine supplementation of the diet with antioxidants is not advised because of uncertainties related to long-term efficacy and safety.
For persons with diabetes, the same precautions apply regarding the use of alcohol that apply to the general population. Abstention from alcohol should be advised for women during pregnancy and for people with other medical problems such as pancreatitis, advanced neuropathy, severe hypertriglyceridemia, or alcohol abuse. If individuals choose to drink alcohol, no more than two alcohol containing drinks per day for adult men and no more than one drink per day for adult women is recommended.
One drink, or alcoholic beverage, is commonly defined as 12 oz of beer, 5 oz of wine, or 1. The cardioprotective effects of alcohol appear not to be determined by the type of alcoholic beverage consumed.
Alcohol can have both hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic effects in people with diabetes. These effects are determined by the amount of alcohol acutely ingested, if consumed with or without food and if use is chronic and excessive. In studies using moderate amounts of alcohol ingested with food in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, alcohol had no acute effect on blood glucose or insulin levels.
Heavy or excessive alcohol consumption is a leading avoidable cause of death in the U.