Eliminate all sugar
and sugar substitutes
Why are we told over and over to eliminate
sugar from our diets? Besides being bad for you in so many ways, sugar
distorts our palate. In other words if we are use to eating sugary foods
all the time our mouth won't recognize the naturally sweet foods mother
nature made for us. Fresh strawberries and grapefruit will taste bitter
and your desire for a slice of pie wins over a crisp fresh apple. Not to
say that we can't have these treats every now and then, we just can't
overdo it. Sugar is put in everything from canned kidney beans to corn!
Read labels, not just the nutritional information section but the
ingredients. If it shows sugar, raw sugar, granulated sugar, brown
sugar, powdered sugar, turbinado sugar, evaporated cane juice, sucrose,
dextrose, corn syrup, corn sweetener then don't buy it.
Did you know that sugar requires B vitamins and
other nutrients in order to digest in our body. The very thing you crave is
what is robbing you of precious vitamins! Well I'll just take more B
vitamins. Not so fast. Sugar does more damage to our bodies than we
realize. After we eat sugar, the body produces more insulin and your cravings
get worse and you want more sugar - a vicious cycle. The increased insulin in
our body raises our cholesterol and promotes the storage of fat. You don't
want that do you?
So why do I want sugar and/or food all the time, I'm
All diseases aside (except diabetes) your food
cravings are largely based on the fact that you are eating empty calories if
you are eating things with sugar in them and other junk foods on a continual
basis. Your body is being drained of vitamins and pulls them from your system.
Because of this drain your body is signaling the brain to SEND MORE FOOD.
Nutritional Counseling section for more information on a nutritious diet.
Aside from all the bad things you have now heard about sugar there is one
more reason to eliminate it from your diet....... it ages you!
For more information about sugar and aging
76 ways sugar can ruin your health
Are you addicted to sugar?
Take the quiz here
Also, please read the book Sugar Busters by H. Leighton Steward,
Morrison C. Bethea, MD, Samuel S. Andrews, MD and Luis A. Balart, MD for
more information about the detrimental effects of sugar.
Go here for more information to help you determine which natural
sweeteners to use. They process differently in your body. Some will raise
blood sugar as much as if not more than refined white sugar so be careful.
Just because it is natural does not mean you can eat it with reckless
an herb used in South America for hundreds of years. Check out the
website for more information on the natural sweetener used.
Stevia helps the
pancreas release insulin - helpful for diabetics.
Did you know that
Nutra-Sweet turns to
formaldehyde in the body? Did you also know that this poison does NOT
help you lose weight but actually in some cases may make you gain
weight? If you have been having too many headaches and can't find the reason
why, try eliminating this poison from your diet completely.
For more information on
Nutra-Sweet aka Equal - the blue stuff:
Nutra-Sweet Toxicity Information Center
Aspartame Dangers Revealed
DORway to Discovery
Say NO to
Sucralose is not that
great either. For
more information on Sucralose (aka Splenda):
Sucralose Toxicity Information Center
Hidden Sources of Splenda
as much as possible.
If you must eat bread
make sure it is whole grain and not just brown or wheat bread.
Read the ingredients label on the package (not the nutritional information
section). Make sure it says 100% whole grain. We recommend Ezekiel Bread
produced with live grains and without flour.
Food for Life
people have allergic reaction to wheat and should eliminate it from their
diet. Allergies include, but are not limited to: Asthma, eczema, shortness of
breath, diarrhea, constipation, sinusitis, headache, and fatigue. Here are a
few websites for more information on wheat allergies:
If you buy rice
use brown rice instead of white rice. (If you must use white rice
pick basmati.) Brown rice has more fiber and nutrition than white
rice and tastes better too. Brown basmati rice has a
wonderful flavor and takes about 40 minutes to prepare. You can make a big batch and
store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Brown rice vs white rice
and more information on all kinds of rice from
As a rule of thumb
avoid anything white (or beige). This is easy to remember. If you think of all the
foods this color they are usually not that healthy for you. They have been
bleached and most of the nutrients have been taken out by processing. This is done in order to make the processing easier on the
manufacturer, as in the case of bread the most nutritious part, wheat germ is removed. Then they happily tell you they have
added a fraction of nutrients and call it enriched. There are so many healthy
nutrients in whole grains that removing them all and then adding in only a few
is the equivalent of someone asking you to change a dollar and you give them a
couple of nickels and dimes in return!
Oh no, soy is supposed to be good for me.
Why should I stop using it?
First of all soy robs the body of calcium and
other important minerals. Secondly, most people don't process soy well in
their body and it creates gas. Third, most people don't realize that soy is an
allergen and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people just like
peanuts. Fourth, it is not to be eaten by those persons who already are
hypothyroid as it can suppress
thyroid function. And the list goes on.
Soy is in everything now from margarine to
canned tuna. Worst of all it is disguised on the food label as natural
flavor, textured vegetable protein (TVP), hydrolyzed vegetable
protein (HVP), or the more recognized monosodium glutamate (MSG)
just to name a few. If you are not sure what a particular food item is on the
ingredient list then don't buy it until you can contact the manufacturer or
find out more about it.
Soy is not the magic potion for curing man's -
or woman's - ills as once thought to be. You should NEVER feed soy to
infants or even those people suffering from intolerance to wheat as it can
cause the same complications as celiac disease aka wheat intolerance.
Although well absorbed by babies, soy infant formula causes a rise of levels
of serum estrogen of between 13,000 - 22,000 times the amount of those infants
fed milk based formula or breast fed. What does that mean? Risk of
cancer from elevated estrogen levels, growth retardation, disturbing emotional
behavior and earlier than normal puberty are just a few of the complications
one might expect.
Read about soy infant formula being under investigation.
More information about soy and why we should
Weston A. Price Foundation
Removing soy from the foods you eat:
The Whole Soy Story
There are some good sources of soy. See
Dr. Mercola's site for his explanation.
Avoid Canola Oil
Avoid canola oil? But I thought it was healthy?
The truth is you have been mislead. Canola oil is
derived from the rapeseed plant, the mustard seed family. It is the most toxic
of all oil derived plants. It is nothing more than a weed and deadly for human
consumption. It was originally used as a lubricant in industrial machines, as
fuel, soap and as a synthetic rubber base. It is the shiny part you see on
The original name for this poisonous oil was
rape oil. It was first produced in Canada and after it was processed using
irradiation (genetic engineering) it was renamed Canola Oil (Canadian Oil).
Canola oil contains large amounts of
"isothiocyanates" - cyanide-containing compounds. This is especially bad for
people with hypothyroid conditions as it prevents iodine uptake in the body
and is one of many "foods" that should not be consumed by the hypothyroid
Virtually every product on the market
today, whether it be in a supermarket or health food store carries the
ingredient Canola Oil. It is a cheap oil that is why they use it. It is
becoming harder to find any foods without it. So what is a person to do?
You can make your own mayonnaise using olive oil and just search out the
products that do NOT contain the deadly Canola Oil. This may mean giving
up most of the products you so dearly love. Most people are ignorant to the fact that just
because the product has been deemed safe by an agency it is supposed to be
good for you, or at least not harmful. After all, they are the same agencies
that told us Vioxx was ok!
Mainstream medicine will tell you there is
nothing wrong with Canola Oil and that it is a myth that it is bad for you.
Well the reason you are here in the first place is because you want answers
that mainstream medicine just can't give you. Practically every holistic
website has some reference to the dangers of Canola Oil.
Here are more links to the harm that Canola Oil
Canola Oil - Is It Safe? Evidence Points To BIG Trouble
Canola - Canada's Oil Spill Onto The American Market
Health Warning / CANOLA OIL
CANOLA OIL - Danger
Google: canola oil
List of other
oils to avoid:
- All hydrogenated
- Soy, corn,
safflower, peanut and cottonseed oils
- All fats heated to
very high temperatures in processing and frying
- What are they?
So what kind of oils do I use? Oils that are high in Omega 3
fatty acids and cold pressed oils that don't use
heat or chemicals to extract the oil from the seed, that don't use bleach
to deodorize, and those found in dark colored containers so light won't
destroy the nutrients and cause them to go rancid. Also find your Flax Oil
from the refrigerated section of the health food store.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Walnut Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Flax Oil (not for heating - add to protein drinks & salads)
- Fish Oil -
Carlson's is best
Cooking oil produced today is a far cry from what our grandparents
used. It has been heated, chemicals added, bleached and hydrogenated. At
the turn of the century, 1900 that is, fats like Flax, Coconut, Cod
Liver and butter were found abundant on grocery shelves. With the coming
of World War 2 and rationing we replaced butter with the new kid on the
block, margarine. We replaced the wonderful Omega 3 benefits of Cod Liver
Oil with canola oil and soy oil and the cheap cottonseed oil.
It's no wonder why, in the last 30-50 years degenerative diseases are
more prevalent than ever - heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood
pressure, depression, hyperactivity or ADHD in children, obesity,
Alzheimer's and diabetes. Prescription drugs used to treat depression have
increased 300% in the last 10 years. More and more cases of ADHD in
children and Alzheimer's in adults are cropping up and the number of
new people being diagnosed with diabetes is out of control. We have been
on the low-fat no-fat bandwagon for almost 20 years now and where has it
gotten us? More obesity, especially in children than ever before.
Cutting out the fat in our diet isn't the answer, cutting the wrong
fat out of your diet is.
Your body needs fat to operate, like a well-oiled piece of machinery.
It needs fat for the brain, fat for the joints, fat to metabolize the
foods slowly in our system to maintain an even blood sugar level, fat for
energy and fat to help us keep satiated so we won't get constant hunger
pangs. Besides being good for you,
fat in the diet
actually helps you lose weight.
A low fat diet is a big fat lie -
read more by Dr. Lam
American Heart Association recommends Fish and Omega 3 fatty acids
Why Choose Organic?
People can lower their exposure to pesticides
by 90 percent by avoiding the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables
and replacing them with the least contaminated or buying organic when possible
- see the top 12 contaminated produce
Food Guide to Pesticides in Produce The site
has a handy wallet guide you can download and take with you to the store.
Washing your fruits and vegetables will
reduce the residue but NOT eliminate them. Washing should always been done
regardless of whether the produce is organic or not. Always wash any
fruit or vegetable, even if you are not eating the outside. When sliced, the
outside of unwashed produce can contaminate the inside portion that you are
eating. Vegetable and fruit "sprays" are available at most supermarkets and
are formulated to remove wax, oily pesticides and soil & chemicals.
For more information on this subject
or pollution in general please go to
Environmental Working Group
So far, we know of ten ways that the body's
chemistry can go out of balance. These imbalances are divided into five pairs.
The first was discovered in the early 1900s, the last in the 1950s and 1960s.
These imbalances are very common, and most people who are chronically unwell
have at least one of them. Correcting them usually results in major
improvements in health. For a more complete understanding of the subject of
correcting metabolic imbalances, the book An Analytical System of Clinical
Nutrition, third edition by Dr. Schenker is excellent. Doctors can order the
book at 800-736-4320 and you can ask for the name of a doctor near you who can
do the test by calling the same number.
An overview of the imbalances:
These people have excess electrolyte salts - more than the kidneys are able to
get rid of. The blood is beginning to "sludge," the kidneys are stressed, and
the blood pressure is higher than normal. Heart disease is on the way (if not
already there). The person urgently needs to
drink more pure water - one ounce
for every two pounds of body weight per day (if the kidneys are still able to
handle it). They also benefit from taking certain supplements.
With electrolyte insufficiency, the person does not have adequate salts
(chlorides, phosphates, etc.) in their body. They have low blood pressure, so
that there is not enough blood movement to take nutrients to cells or to carry
waste materials away. They have very low energy, and other health problems.
They need kidney and adrenal support along with certain electrolytes.
This imbalance, also called the "anabolic imbalance," is a bit more
complicated. There are two main parts to it. First, there is an inability to
use adequate oxygen in producing energy. Instead of combining glucose with
oxygen to produce energy, glucose is fermented by the cells and lactic acid is
produced. This is not an efficient way to make energy, and fatigue results.
The other factor is that there is too much of the sterol fats (such as
cholesterol) and not enough fatty acids in the cell membranes, with the result
that cell walls are not permeable enough. This common imbalance is the
chemistry of many cancers, osteoarthritis, and many other health problems.
Other common symptoms include high blood pressure, constipation, irregular
heart rate, sleepiness during the day, pain, elevated cholesterol, and
allergies. Treatment includes a diet low in saturated fats, sugar and
caffeine, with specific vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and glandular
supplements that correct the chemistry.
The disaerobic (or "catabolic") imbalance is the opposite of the anaerobic
imbalance. Oxygen metabolism goes too far, producing free radicals but little
energy. Cell membranes contain too much fatty acids and are too permeable.
Apart from fatigue, common symptoms include migraines and other pain, colitis,
diarrhea, hypoglycemia, insomnia, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, many
cancers, elevated cholesterol, and many other health problems. Treatment
includes appropriate supplements along with a diet low in polyunsaturated
vegetable oils and fried foods.
Those with a glucogenic imbalance have also been called "fast oxidizers." They
tend to use up carbohydrates (starches and sugars) too fast, and they have
difficulty using fat for energy, so they often have a hypoglycemia slump after
lunch, or may sometimes even wake up at 2:00 am because of hypoglycemia.
Common symptoms include fatigue, high or low blood sugar, depression or
anxiety, high cholesterol levels, weight problems (either over weight or under
weight), and many other health problems. These people need to keep their
protein intake up, avoid excess carbohydrates, excess B vitamins, stay away
from sugars, alcohol, and caffeine, and take a supplement combination that
speeds up fat metabolism.
Unlike the glucogenic "fast oxidizers," the ketogenic or "slow oxidizers" have
difficulty using carbohydrates for fuel. What little energy they can make is
mostly from fat. Symptoms commonly include fatigue, high or low blood sugar,
depression or anxiety, over weight or under weight, and other health problems.
Those with a ketogenic imbalance need to avoid excess carbohydrates, organ
meats, and peanuts. Their supplement speeds up carbohydrate metabolism.
The autonomic nerves, sympathetic and parasympathetic, help regulate body
functions over which we do not have conscious control, such as heart rate and
digestion. In general, sympathetic nerves speed up the activity of the organs
needed for a "fight-or-flight" response. If you are driving along, and someone
pulls out in front of you, you slam on the brakes, your skin goes pale, your
heart pounds, your pupils and bronchial tubes dilate, your palms may get sweaty,
your digestion slows down, and so on. This is the sympathetic half of the
autonomic nervous system in action. In sympathetic stress, a person is "stuck"
in this sympathetic reaction. There may be high or low blood sugar, low energy,
digestive problems, nervous tension, insomnia, poor circulation, high blood
pressure, food allergies, and other health problems. To correct sympathetic
stress, eat lots of vegetables, avoid concentrated sugars, caffeine-like
chemicals (coffee, tea, chocolate, and colas) and pop that contains phosphoric
acid, and take a supplement combination that reduces sympathetic response while
increasing parasympathetic response.
Parasympathetic stress is the opposite to sympathetic stress. Parasympathetic
nerves slow things down after the crisis has passed, and stimulate the digestive
tract to work again. The blood returns to the skin, heart rate slows,
respiratory rate slows, pupils and bronchial tubes constrict, and so on. In a
parasympathetic stress, the parasympathetic nerves are over-reactive, and the
person is "stuck" in this mode. Common symptoms include high or low blood sugar,
digestive problems, arthritis, poor circulation, nervous tension, depression,
asthma, and allergies. In fact, all asthma patients that benefit from the use of
inhalers are stuck in parasympathetic stress - asthma medications speed up
sympathetic activity and slow down parasympathetic activity. To correct the
imbalance, avoid sugars, fruit juices, large quantities of fruit, and meals that
are mostly starch or sugars. A supplement combination is also used which
corrects the chemistry.
There are three kinds of acid imbalance where there is too much acid and not
enough alkali built up in the body. It is interesting that in one kind of acid
imbalance, both the urine and saliva are alkaline! This often results in poor
digestion and assimilation, joint and muscle pain, rapid heart beat,
allergies, fatigue, and poor function of various glands and organs. Treatment
includes a diet low in fat, fruit, and soft drinks, with an increase in pure
water intake. Various supplements are used depending on the type of imbalance.
There are also three alkaline imbalances, where there is too much alkali and not
enough acid in the body. In one of the alkaline imbalances, the urine can be
either acid or alkaline. Common symptoms include poor digestion and
assimilation, joint and muscle pain, allergies fatigue, and poor function of
various glands and organs. Treatment includes a diet low in sugars, starches,
and fruit, with an increase in pure water intake. Antacids make this imbalance
worse. Various supplements are used depending on the type of imbalance.
Testing for metabolic imbalances:
Preparation for the test
The person being tested abstains from eating or chewing gum for thirty minutes
before the test. Coffee, tea, chocolate, carbonated beverages, vitamins,
minerals, herbs, and non-prescription medications (such as pain killers) are
avoided for at least 24 hours before the test. Even one cup of coffee the day
of the test will result in altered chemistry. The person will appear more
anaerobic, sympathetic, and possibly more glucogenic than they really are.
When possible, testing is done just before prescription medications are taken
rather than just after. The goal is to find out, as much as practical, what
the person's chemistry is like when it is left alone. The person is not,
however, asked to stop taking their prescription medications. An intake form,
metabolic screening questionnaire (a symptom survey), and a disbiosis
questionnaire (questions related to the damage that may have been done to the
person's normal intestinal flora) may be filled out. A sheet of instructions
for measuring the person's morning underarm temperature (an indication of
metabolic rate) may be given to them.
Collecting the information:
A fresh urine sample is collected in a new disposable cup. The surface tension
is measured using a urotensiometer and recorded. Then an Ames Multistix 10 SG
or N-Multistix SG strip is dipped into the sample. The urine pH and specific
gravity are recorded along with any other findings. The oxidation index is
calculated using the surface tension and specific gravity.
A strip of pH paper is moistened with saliva and the result is recorded.
The saliva pH and specific gravity are used to calculate the hydration index.
This is used to give an idea of hydration status.
The person being tested lies on their back for the next few tests. This test
is called "dermographic lines." Using a blunt instrument (the 5mm round ball
on the top of a four-color Bic pen is just right - if any burrs are polished
off first!) an "X" is drawn on the skin each side of the navel using firm
pressure, and the time is noted. The lines may turn either red or white. If
the lines fade and disappear in less than one minute, a zero is recorded. If,
after one minute, the lines are white, "white" is recorded. If the lines are
red, "red" is recorded. The gag reflex is tested by sliding a finger (covered
with a new latex glove) along the top and edge of the tongue half way toward
the back of the throat to where the oral area narrows. A slight tendency to
gag is a zero response. Either discomfort or lack of discomfort with no gag is
a negative response. A gag is a positive response. The person being tested is
instructed to look up at the ceiling. The pupil size is recorded on a scale
from -4 (very small) to +4 (very large). The respiratory rate is counted and
recorded. The pulse is counted for 15 seconds, and the result is multiplied by
4 and recorded. The reclining blood pressure is taken and recorded. The person
being tested is asked to stand. After waiting for 5 seconds the pulse is
counted for 15 seconds and again for 15 seconds. Both numbers are multiplied
by 4 and recorded. The standing blood pressure and another pulse are taken and
recorded. (There are now two blood pressures and four sets pulses recorded.)
The person being tested is asked to sit down. They are then asked to "Take a
deep breath, and hold it as long as you can." The result, in seconds, is
Evaluating the results:
The imbalances are presented in decreasing order of importance - the most
important are covered here first. There are some general suggestions
regardless of what imbalance may be found. For general dietary guidelines see
Avoid junk food - things made in factories. Chemically altered
(hydrogenated) oils, or oils that have been heated to high temperatures, white
flour products (like pasta), white rice, refined sugar, caffeine, and so on.
Water. If you have good spring or well
water available, that is ideal. Tap water, in most places, is a major problem.
Chlorine can easily be removed with a cheap carbon type filter. Fluoride is a
bit more difficult. Reverse osmosis, de-ionization, and distillation are the
main choices. Those processes take out most everything, so trace minerals such
as Concentrace can be added back. High dose B-complex supplements make
certain imbalances worse, or can even create imbalances. Vitamins and minerals
have powerful effects on a person's chemistry, and it is not uncommon for
these supplements to push a person from one imbalance into the opposite
imbalance fairly quickly.
Signs of electrolyte stress will include at least two of the following:
1. At least one of the standing pulses at least 12
points higher than the resting pulse. (This is called "clinostatic pulse
2. Standing diastolic blood
pressure of 88 or more.
3. Systolic blood
pressure of 131 or more. If the person is being medicated for high blood
pressure you can assume that they have electrolyte stress even if test results
to not confirm it (medication is suppressing the symptoms).
Pure water - 1/2
ounce per day per pound of body weight (maximum of 10 cups) if the kidneys can
tolerate that much. If there is any question, the person is in poor health, or
receiving medical care, they should ask their physician how much they can
tolerate. In any case, if increased water intake does not result in increased
urine output, water intake should be immediately reduced and a physician
consulted. For more information on this subject, see the book Your Body's Many
Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. The first 2-3 cups of water should
be on an empty stomach before breakfast. Aluminum is a major cause of
electrolyte stress and must be avoided. It is often found in table salt,
antiperspirants, pop cans, cookware, many antacids, and so on. If the person
wants to lose weight, they can consider
the zone diet.
Signs of electrolyte insufficiency will include at least three of the
1. At least one of the
standing pulses at least 12 points higher than the reclining pulse.
2. Standing diastolic blood pressure of 72 or
3. Reclining blood pressure of 112
4. Reclining pulse of 70 or
less. The person may have to increase their salt intake (using Real Salt or
similar unrefined product with no aluminum added). Salt, by the way, is not
the "bad guy" that you may have heard that it is. The sodium level on blood
tests gives an accurate picture of body levels. If the sodium is below the
middle of the normal range, sodium is actually depleted from the body - a
common but dangerous situation. There are a dozen other supplements that can
be used depending on the oxidation index and other test results. If the person
wants to lose weight, they can consider
the zone diet.
Anaerobic (anabolic) imbalance
The signs of an anaerobic imbalance are: Urine surface tension of 69 or more,
oxidation index of -7 or lower, adjusted urine pH of 6.3 or more, adjusted
saliva pH of 6.6 or less, and red dermographics. If there is an anaerobic
imbalance, there will be either a high surface tension or low oxidation index
and at least two other items. Taurine, methionine and tyrosine can also be
added depending on symptoms. The person should avoid sugars, coffee, tea,
chocolate, cola beverages and saturated fat from fatty beef and dairy fat. If
the person wants to lose weight, they can consider
Signs of a disaerobic imbalance are: Urine surface tension of 67 or less,
oxidation index of 8 or more, adjusted urine pH of 6.1 or less, adjusted
saliva pH of 6.8 or more, and white dermographics. If there is a disaerobic
imbalance, there will be either a low surface tension or a high oxidation
index and at least two other items. Glutamine, histidine, or glucosamine
sulfate can be added depending on symptoms. The person should avoid
polyunsaturated vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils, margarine (of course), deep
fried and even pan fried foods, and canned meat and fish (oils heated to high
temperatures). If the person wants to lose weight, they can consider
the zone diet.
Glucogenic and ketogenic imbalances
Determining whether or not there is a glucogenic (fast oxidizer) or ketogenic
(slow oxidizer) imbalance has in the past been a challenge for doctors. One
method previously developed required that the pH of a venous blood sample be
accurately measured to 2 places beyond the decimal without the sample coming
into contact with air. This test is beyond the capability of most clinics, or
even most hospitals. Many doctors gave up even trying to test for these
imbalances. The method developed by Dr. Guy Schenker is to compare the
adjusted saliva pH (A-SpH) with the respiratory rate (RR), breath hold (BH,
and fourth pulse (P4). This method works very well. See An Analytical System
of Clinical Nutrition for details. The glucogenic person needs to keep their
protein intake up, keep the sugar intake down, and not eat meals that are
mostly starch or sugar. Caffeine, fruit juices and even large amounts of fruit
should be avoided. Onions, peppers, tomatoes and sweet potatoes also make the
imbalance worse. Proteins along with non-starchy vegetables should make up
much of the diet. For this person to eat a big plate of pasta could be
compared to fueling a wood stove with gasoline. Not a wise choice! For more
information on diet, see the zone. The ketogenic
person should avoid foods which make their imbalance worse - sugars, fruit
juices, meals which are mostly starch or sugars, organ meats, shrimp, lobster,
clams and peanuts. If the person wants to lose weight, they can consider
the zone diet.
Sympathetic test results include large pupil size, standing systolic blood
pressure of 5 or more than reclining, standing diastolic blood pressure 6 or
more than reclining, fourth pulse 12 or more than the reclining pulse, white
dermographics, fourth pulse of 80+, first pulse 73+, when the standing
systolic blood pressure is divided by 10 and subtracted from the respiratory
rate, the answer is 3-, and reduced gag reflex. If a person tests both
glucogenic and sympathetic, you should not try to correct both. It is
important to eat lots of vegetables at 2 meals a day, and avoid sugars,
caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola beverages, etc.) and soft drinks that
contain phosphoric acid (such as colas). If they have asthma, they actually
have parasympathetic stress - the sympathetic stress is almost certainly
caused by their medications and must not be treated. If the person wants to
lose weight, they can consider
the zone diet.
Parasympathetic test results include small pupil size, standing systolic blood
pressure increase of 3-, standing diastolic blood pressure increase of 4-,
fourth pulse increase of 8- compared to the reclining pulse, red dermographics,
fourth pulse of 75-, first pulse 63-, when the standing systolic blood
pressure is divided by 10 and subtracted from the respiratory rate, the answer
is 5+, and increased gag reflex. If a person appears to be both ketogenic and
parasympathetic, you should not try to correct both. The person also needs to
keep their protein intake adequate - see
the zone diet
for more details. They need to avoid sugars, fruit juices, large amounts of
fresh fruit, and meals that are mostly starches or sugars. If they have
asthma, they almost certainly have parasympathetic stress even though they may
test sympathetic due to their medications. They may also appear to have
respiratory acidosis. This must never be treated as this would make their
Acid imbalances are often a result of imbalances discussed above. In acid
imbalances, the respiratory rate is generally 19 or more. The one exception is
with respiratory acidosis with high blood pressure where the respiratory rate
may be reduced. The breath hold tends to be 40 or less. When the breath hold
is divided by 5 and the result is subtracted from the respiratory rate, the
result is usually 10 or more. With metabolic acidosis, the adjusted urine pH
is usually 5.9-, adjusted saliva pH is usually 6.8+. The first pulse is
usually 75+, and the pulse increase from pulse 1 to pulse 4 is usually 10 or
more. With potassium excess acidosis, the adjusted urine pH is usually 6.3+,
adjusted saliva pH is usually 6.8+. The pulse increase from pulse 1 to pulse 4
is usually 10 or more. It is interesting that we can have an acidosis with an
alkaline urine - the kidneys are dumping excess potassium and thus save
hydrogen (acid). So we have an acid condition with alkaline (high pH) urine!
With respiratory acidosis, the adjusted urine pH is usually 5.9-, adjusted
saliva pH is usually 6.6-. The first pulse is usually 75+, and the pulse
increase from pulse 1 to pulse 4 is usually 10 or more.
Alkaline imbalances are often a result of imbalances discussed above. In
alkaline imbalances, the respiratory rate is generally 13 or less. The one
exception is with respiratory alkalosis where the respiratory rate may be
increased. The breath hold tends to be 65 or more. When the breath hold is
divided by 5 and the result is subtracted from the respiratory rate, the
result is usually 5 or less. With metabolic alkalosis, the adjusted urine pH
is usually 6.3+, and the adjusted saliva pH is usually 6.6-. The first pulse
is usually 67-. With potassium depletion alkalosis, the adjusted saliva pH is
usually 6.8+. The first pulse is usually 67-. The urine can be acid (low pH)
in this alkalosis, by the way, because there is a potassium shortage, and the
kidneys save potassium and dump hydrogen ions (acid) instead. So we have an
alkalosis with an acid urine! Treating acid and alkaline imbalances. Treating
these imbalances is a bit complex. See An Analytical System of Clinical
Nutrition for details.
Introduction: There is considerable evidence that obesity is a glandular
problem. We all know people who can eat very large amounts of high calorie foods
and stay slim. Others gain weight on 700 calories. But obesity does not appear
to be just a thyroid problem. The real culprit is high levels of insulin. A diet
that includes refined carbohydrates (white flour and sugar) is known to raise
blood sugar levels in many people. Insulin levels must then go up to try to deal
with the excess blood sugar. Eventually, the person may become insulin
resistant, and normal levels of insulin are no longer able to control blood
sugar levels. Now the pancreas produces excess insulin when any carbohydrate
foods are eaten, and insulin levels are higher than normal. And we know that
most overweight people do produce too much insulin. Insulin is a storage
hormone. Above normal insulin levels get you at least four ways. First, excess
insulin forces blood sugar into storage as fat. Second, excess insulin prevents
the utilization of stored fat for energy. Third, excess insulin can increase
hunger. Fourth, high levels of insulin are also associated with coronary artery
disease. You have probably figured out by now that an abnormally high level of
insulin is not in your best interests! Dr. Barry Sears has researched the
insulin problem, and has come up with a program that lowers insulin levels by
using a specific ratio of protein to carbohydrate. For a fuller account of his
research, see his book Enter the Zone. (Note: If you are a diabetic,
are pregnant, or are being treated for any serious illness, you should consult
your physician before making dietary changes.) Find out your lean body
weight. Enter the Zone tells how to do this. If you do not have the book, use
your approximate ideal weight. Figure out how much protein you need per day.
Take your lean body weight (or your approximate ideal weight if you don't know
your lean weight) and multiply it by 0.0714 if you are sedentary, by 0.0857 if
you walk some, by 0.1 if you exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week, and by
0.114 if you exercise an hour a day, 5 times a week. Round this number off to
the nearest whole number to give you the number of protein units you need per
day. One protein unit is one ounce of lean meat or cheese, one large egg, one
and one-half ounces of fish, one cup of milk, one-half cup of yogurt or one-half
cup of cooked dried beans, split peas or lentils. (Each protein unit actually
has about 7 grams of protein.) Add one unit (actually 9 grams) of carbohydrate
to your daily requirement for each protein unit. Best carbohydrate units are:
One cup of cooked non-starchy vegetables, one-fourth cup of cooked dried beans,
split peas or lentils, one-half cup cooked onions, two cups of raw non-starchy
vegetables, one cup of tomatoes, one-half cup of unsweetened fruit, or one-third
cup of cooked oatmeal. Some carbohydrate units that can be used less often are
one-fourth cup of winter squash or corn, one-third cup peas or potatoes,
one-half cup cooked carrots, one-third of a banana, one-fourth cup of fruit
juice, one-half slice of whole- grain bread, one-fourth cup of whole-grain
pasta, one-fourth pita pocket, two cups of popcorn, one-fifth cup of rice, one
rice cake, or one-half tablespoon of honey. For a lot more ideas, buy the book
or a carbohydrate gram counter. Add one unit of fat (1.5 grams) for each protein
unit. There are many possibilities, but a few are one-third teaspoon of oil or
butter, one-half teaspoon of nut butter, two tablespoons of avocado, or three
olives. This fat, by the way, is in addition to the fat that is in your other
units. Do not eat large servings of protein or very large meals. Large servings
of protein or any very large meal will raise insulin levels.
cancer and some other degenerative diseases are affected by a too-acid mantle,
so raising pH to normal levels is desirable. Oxygen is absorbed more
efficiently by the cells when the body is tending alkaline, however, alkalosis
can be a problem just like acidosis although it is less common. One problem
with tending toward acidosis is that the body will maintain blood pH in a
narrow range at all costs. When it tends acid, calcium and other minerals are
removed from the bones or organs to bring the pH up, and this can cause
mineral deficiencies which can affect cellular respiration and nutrition,
immune function, and contribute to mineral deposit formation. When it is too
base, the kidneys merely excrete the extra minerals, which is no problem
(unless there are renal problems.) This is one reason acidosis is much more
common than alkalosis. The other reason is most people do not eat enough fruit
and vegetables to compensate for all the grains and meats they consume.
The way to tell toward what one tends is to use
nitrazine paper for a few mornings and see what the average pH is. It is
usually used for urine, but will work with saliva, too. The ideal pH is around
6.0-6.5 for morning urine. Nitrazine is pH paper that gives an indication of
the actual pH rather than litmus paper, which only tells greater or less than
7.0. It is expensive, and available at some pharmacies - call around or try
for a full list of alkalizing supplements, testing strips and water
If the urine is too acid, the easiest solution
is to use a mineral supplement, especially at night. The best one I have seen
with the quickest action is Ecological Formula's Tri Salts, which is reagent
quality calcium, magnesium, and potassium carbonates and bicarbonates. It
immediately brings up the pH. However, this is not good in many cases if done
Base form minerals like carbonates are not well
absorbed by the body so even though the urine is basic, the body in general
may not be. When taken with adequate magnesium, calcium carbonate or
bicarbonates tend not to form stones or deposits as may be the case of
supplementing just calcium carbonate, but it is not the best form to take
regardless. Making the urine too base also makes it more likely to suffer a
urinary tract infection. The Tri-Salts should really only be used when an
immediate reaction is needed, or there is acid indigestion. The best calcium/magnesiums
are chelated or combined with citrate to make the pH more neutral to the
digestive tract, and since they are better absorbed, work better outside the
As far as adjusting the body pH up
through dietary means, the best solution is to eat more fruits and vegetables
and less grains and meats (however, the best diet for hormone balance is the
Zone diet, and it requires that adequate protein and good oils be used to
balance carbohydrates). The pH tendency of foods is not based on their acid
content or taste, but on the mineral content. For example, lemons make the
body alkaline and most bread makes it acid.
Base minerals (cal, mag, potassium, sodium)
balance out acid minerals (sulfur, phosphorous, chlorine). Balance is best -
don't try to overcompensate by eating only base fruits and vegetables since
phosphorous, sulfur, and chlorine are also important to the body.
Phosphorous is contained in proteins and
most grains. Proteins almost always also contain sulfur and little magnesium
or calcium, so they are acid-forming foods. Some fish is less acid forming
since they contain a decent amount of potassium (and maybe some calcium and
magnesium) to balance out the acid minerals but most are quite acid forming.
Most whole grains are not too bad (for this aspect) since they have a little
calcium and some magnesium (in the hull) but refined flour, with the hull
removed, is acid forming since most of the magnesium has been removed and
there is nothing to balance all the phosphorous in the germ. Some nuts have a
decent ratio of calcium/magnesium to phosphorous/sulfur, but they are almost
all acid-forming except for almonds, with their high calcium and good
magnesium content. Dairy products have calcium and potassium to balance the
phosphorous and sulfur, so are not that bad in the acid forming respect (but
take magnesium with the calcium). Rice and soy milk don't have calcium or
magnesium or quite enough potassium to balance all the phosphorous unless they
are calcium enriched, like Edensoy Extra. Fruits and vegetables usually lack
the acid components, and can have a good amount of potassium and sodium and a
few are good sources of calcium, so are generally base-forming. High content
sulfur vegetables like cabbage, onions, and garlic are less base-forming.
The best way to ensure a balance is to just eat
a serving or more of fruit or vegetables for every serving of protein or grain
and take a cal-mag supplement and if using salt, use a potassium-rich one.
This could be Morton's Lite Salt (a 1:1 ratio potassium sodium salt) or better
yet a 3:1 mix of pure potassium chloride to Real Salt to get a potassium rich
salt which contain trace minerals.
The following is an
article posted by Richard Loyd that stresses the importance of balance.
The pH Problem
It is thought by many that everyone has a never
ending problem with acidity in their systems and that this is the main cause
of disease. We must continually combat this problem by eating an "alkaline
ash" diet, we are told. It is also thought by many that the urine pH is an
accurate indicator of the pH of body fluids.
Alas, the situation is a bit more complicated
than that. Those of us who do metabolic balancing are aware that many of our
sickest people have body fluids that are very alkaline, and that respiratory
rate and breath holding ability are key indicators of the pH of body fluids. A
person with an acid imbalance will generally have a resting respiratory rate
of 19 or more and if they take a deep breath will only be able to hold it for
40 seconds or less. Why? Because carbon dioxide is used by the body to
regulate pH. If the body is acid, the brain tells the body to breathe faster
to get rid of the acidic carbon dioxide. The same principle applies to breath
hold. The brain says "breathe!" The urine pH may be acid. But if the acidosis
is caused by excess potassium in the system, the kidneys will dump potassium
and retain hydrogen. (Ain't evolution clever. If you believe that...) So the
urine is alkaline while the body fluids are acid.
Alkalosis is the opposite. A person with
alkalosis will generally have a respiratory rate of 13 or slower and a breath
hold of 65 seconds or more. Urine pH is generally alkaline, except in
potassium depletion alkalosis. In that case, the body retains potassium, and
dumps hydrogen (acid), often making the urine acid while body fluids are
Causes? Well, there is a metabolic acidosis and
alkalosis, a respiratory acidosis and alkalosis, and pH problems caused by
potassium imbalances as mentioned above.
There is also an acidosis caused by a
glucogenic or fast oxidizer imbalance. Fast oxidation produces excess carbon
dioxide and thus alkalosis. Slow oxidizers are the opposite.
Then there are the anabolic/anaerobic and
catabolic/disaerobic imbalances. The anaerobic person generally has alkaline
urine, high urine surface tension and acid saliva among other signs. Body
fluids are alkaline and painful or diseased areas are acid. The body tends to
use insufficient oxygen in metabolism so that instead of making carbon dioxide
and water from glucose, the cells make lactic acid. Dr. Otto Warburg won the
Nobel Prize for proving that cancer is an anaerobic tissue.
The disaerobic person generally has acid urine,
low urine surface tension, and alkaline saliva. Body fluids are acid, and
painful or diseased areas are alkaline. Huge amounts of free radicals are
generated by their metabolic processes.
For more information like this visit
Alkalize for Health
- Alkalize or Die by Theodore A.
- The Acid-Alkaline Diet by
- The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet
by Felicia Kliment
- The pH Miracle by Robert and
do I crave Chocolate?
Because it tastes good! Seriously a little piece
of chocolate every now and then is not harmful providing it is every now and
then and not every day. Don't believe what they say about chocolate being a
health food, it's not. You can get the health promoting benefits from other
nutritious foods. Your chocolate cravings could mean you are deficient in some
minerals, mainly magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is responsible for so many
things on different levels from heart palpitations to constipation. If you have
already been to The Ventura Center for Healing you know that we carry many types
of magnesium. Find which one works best for your system.
Once you have achieved the virtual elimination of
sugary foods from your diet, and we hope at this point you have made a valiant
effort in doing so to promote your state of health, then you can try
substituting unsweetened carob for chocolate. It is naturally sweet without any
harmful sugar and unlike chocolate does not contain caffeine or other harmful
substances. Go here for more information about carob and its benefits
Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes -
also known as Adult Onset diabetes? Did you know that diabetes is the
easiest "dis-ease" to reverse? Not convinced? You are not alone. Most people,
especially those involved in mainstream medicine, do not believe that Type 2
diabetics can be helped without the use of pills or insulin. Fact is with diet,
exercise and supplements you can reverse Type 2 diabetes.
This does NOT mean you can throw out your pills/insulin tomorrow.
It takes an all inclusive dedicated effort to slowly make these changes. First
you have to educate yourself and find what works for you. Every person is
different. Remember that there is no ONE answer for everyone. What works for 1
person may not work for another.
Links to holistic information on
The Diabetes Deception from Nexus Magazine
- Explains how Type 2 diabetes can be reversed (or God forbid the use of
the word cured) and why doctors don't tell you it can. A must read
for the diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Describes in detail exactly what happens in our body in layman terms, very easy
DiabeTips - Improving health with spices,
herbs, supplements & vitamins. Interesting and informative site.
More information about diabetes and how to reverse it by Dr. Lam
Dr. Sandra Cabot's website, author of
Healthy Liver & Bowel Book available at The Ventura Center for Healing office. A
fatty liver may contribute to Type 2 diabetes.
Stevia helps the
pancreas release insulin
Please stay away from Nutra-Sweet and
Equal. Read about the dangers.
Books you must read if you are or
suspect you are a diabetic:
Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard K.
Bernstein, MD - Dr. Bernstein, a Type 1 diabetic for over 50 years, is
considered the pioneer in diabetes education. He tells you how the ADA has
been giving diabetics the wrong diet for years and why it almost killed him.
Visit his website for more
The Diabetes Cure by Vern Cherewatenko,
MD - Dr. Cherewatenko completely reversed his Type 2 diabetes. Visit his
website for more
Defeating Diabetes by Brenda Davis, RD &
Tom Barnard, MD
Sugar Busters by H. Leighton Steward,
Morrison C. Bethea, MD, Samuel S. Andrews, MD and Luis A. Balart, MD
Oral health is very important. Did you know that
infected gums can make diabetes worse and lead to heart disease? If left
untreated the infection in a persons gums can travel throughout the body. Any
infection in the body causes the blood sugar to rise. Get
yourself to a dentist regularly and practice good oral hygiene, its more
important than you think.
Diabetes.net - Gum Disease
American Academy of Periodontology - Connection between
Gum Disease and Diabetes
Most of all, don't let anyone discourage you
from your quest to better health. As Dr. Bernstein explains, "well meaning
friends and relatives will pressure you into eating fun foods", the kind
that got you in trouble in the first place. Listen to your internal voice, you
know what is best for your body, not anyone else. Arm yourself with as much
information as possible and most of all don't give up, don't be discouraged,
this is a tough battle to fight and you want to win the war!
Personal update and
Testimonial April 2006
Here is my personal update. I am the
webmaster. My dear husband took a spur of the moment blood sugar test on
November 30, 2005 that was so high it did not register on the blood sugar
meter. We suspect it was in the 500-600 range. As someone who ALWAYS
listened and followed my advice about what to eat, at least for the first
16 years we had been together, somehow he went "off track" these last 2
years. In spite of my admonishing him for eating the wrong food - and
not by my doing, I serve healthy - he managed to overeat his way to an
abnormally and dangerously high blood sugar level. Needless to say I
panicked. Since my family had a history of diabetes, my paternal
grandmother being an insulin dependent diabetic, I knew that if I didn't
adopt a healthy eating pattern early in life I would end up like all of
them, dead at 60..... or at 49 like my father. Since my blood sugar has
always been in the 70-100 range I never worried about it and instinctively
knew what to eat. Hubby on the other hand was out all day with clients and
was tempted - fries, burgers, pizza, burritos - just this little
bit won't hurt. Well I guess after a couple of years of a little won't
hurt, a whole lot of a little bit DID. That prompted me to research
everything on diabetes, and I do mean everything. Since my
brother-in-law went from taking pills to insulin and his type II diabetes
worse, my husband did not want to go that route. He made an appointment
with a holistic doctor who took a series of tests and put him on a
restricted blood specific diet along with herbs, supplements, holistic
medicine and Acupuncture. And he followed all the advice from the books I
had given him, especially Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. At
first there wasn't much change, blood sugar readings were in the high
200's most of the time with a few 300's. He increased the time between
meals to a minimum of 4 hours, per Dr. Bernstein's advice in the
book, and added daily treadmill working his way up to 30 consecutive
minutes. Along with the treadmill he started lifting weights again,
another MUST according to Dr. Bernstein. After 6 weeks we finally saw a
big improvement and the readings came down to the low 100's. But he still
had episodes of it spiking for no reason. Morning readings they say are
high anyway due to the dawn effect (4am-8am), your body normally producing
insulin to get it ready for you to wake up. But hubby was persistent and
kept up the exercise. He now felt stronger, wasn't as tired, didn't have
to visit the bathroom nearly as much as before, wasn't thirsty all the
time and the tingling in his feet was gone.
Well for the last couple of weeks,
his blood sugar finally stopped spiking and morning readings are around
110. Before eating, or pre-prandial in diabetic talk, he is now in the
90-100 range and 2 hours post-prandial even after a sandwich or small dish
of pasta he is around 110-120. Is he out of the woods now? No, he'll
never be able to go back to the way he used to eat, never. Although he now
can eat a bit more carbohydrates than the restricted 20-30 a day I had him
on - per Dr. Bernstein's advice in the book. He has learned that he CAN
have a couple of pieces of bread PER DAY MAX. He learned that he can never
have a typical Mexican dinner every day - beans, rice, tortillas - only
occasionally. When he does eat a high carb meal the rest of the day HAS
to be low carb with lots of veggies. Someone like me, with low blood sugar
can eat carbs all day and never have blood sugar over 100, while someone
like my husband has to limit and monitor his daily intake of carbs.
So what does all this mean? It means
that when someone tells you the body can't heal itself and you are
nuts to try holistic or alternative medicine will you believe them?
When they tell you something like diabetes or heart disease can't be
reversed or cured, will you believe them? This is not the first time
holistic has helped me or my family, but that will be another story at another
webmaster for the Ventura
Center for Healing
- 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
- In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is
so weak that it is
often mistaken for hunger.
- Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's
metabolism as much
- One glass of water will shut down midnight
hunger pangs for
almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington
- Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime
- Preliminary research indicates that 8-10
glasses of water a day
could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of
- A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the
computer screen or on a printed page.
- 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.
Are you drinking enough water daily?
- In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol
gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway
after a car accident.
- You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke
and it will be
gone in two days.
- To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
into the toilet bowl
and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The
citric acid cleans out the stains. Coke removes stains from
- To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper
with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in
- To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:
Pour a can of
Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
- To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth
soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
- To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola
into the baking
pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes
before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the
drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
- To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of
coke into a load
of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle.
The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean
road haze from your windshield.
And Now, For
Your Info - Yikes!!!!
The active ingredient in Coke is
phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8.
It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also
leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the
rising increase in osteoporosis.
To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck
must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly
The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines
of their trucks for about 20 years!
Other wacky things coke is used
for go to
Barefoot Lass's Crazy Things To Do With Coca Cola
Detrimental Effects of
Dehydrates the body - especially large
intestine/colon - must drink 5 ounces of water for every 1 ounce of caffeine
consumed in effort to compensate. A dehydrated body is usually too
Blocks the absorption of calcium, iron,
magnesium and zinc.
Creates constipation. The BM you think you had
because of your cup of coffee actually stops the next BM from happening
Lowers adrenal function - can create adrenal
Lowers thyroid function.
Creates pituitary tumors, depresses pituitary
Increases kidney problems.
Creates iron deficiency.
Destroys the good bacteria in the
Makes our system too
Creates fibrocystic breast lumps in women.
It takes 32 glasses of purified water to
counteract 1 can of coke.
Decaffeinated coffee is equally harmful. The
process of decaffeination is achieved through the use of formaldehyde, an
embalming agent. Thus, "decaffeinated" coffee not only contains some caffeine
but includes numerous chemicals as well.
Do not exchange caffeinated tea for coffee.
Instead, switch to an herbal tea. A good substitute for coffee is Raja's Cup.
Wash Off Your Packages from the
Why would I want
to do that? Please read all of the following:
A stock clerk was sent
to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii. When he got back, he was complaining
that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse or rat
droppings in some areas.
A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with a
stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit. He
went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill
and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were
yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to
be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.
No one would have made the connection between his job and his death, had it not
been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or
exposed to dried rat or mouse droppings at any time. They said there is a virus
(much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings. Once
dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested
if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands
An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions.
This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of
canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on.
Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time
or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.
Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and
cans. The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, superstore has rats
and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!
Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top
with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.
The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta
discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine,
which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are
stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with Rodents, and
then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.
I am the webmaster for the Ventura Center for
Healing. Someone has commented that the above story is an
"urban legend". I can assure you that long before reading this story and putting
it up on the website, I asked my mother-in-law why she always cleaned the top of
her cans before she used them. She told me that one day she purchased soda
from a market. Upon closer examination at home when putting her groceries away,
she noticed rat or mice droppings on top of the cans. No, she did not have
rodents in her house nor did the droppings appear during the trip home from the
We wash off our fruits and
vegetables so why wouldn't we do the same with cans since the top, when opened,
can come in contact with the food inside. Whether the above story about the
stock clerk is true or not, no one knows exactly what is on top of that soda can
or any can that has been stored in a warehouse.
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Have you Been Diagnosed with
Approximately 27 million people in
the United States have thyroid disease. Most of those diagnosed are hypothyroid
or under-active thyroid.
What does this mean? It means
that the thyroid gland, either through drugs, radiation, prolonged stress or removal of
the thyroid gland, does not produce enough of the hormones thyroxine and
The thyroid is the main gland responsible for
controlling your metabolism. A
thyroid that is not functioning properly can be responsible for high
cholesterol, diabetes, overweight and
adrenal fatigue just to name a few.
It also plays a role in maintaining bone density with the secretion of a 3rd
hormone, calcitonin, which inhibits bone resorption.
How can I tell if my thyroid
gland is not working properly?
Low energy, mild depression, constipation, heavy periods, slow pulse and
reflexes, a tendency towards feeling chilly and weight gain to name a few.
But I have been tested and the
doctor said my thyroid is normal. Even though a
standard blood test looks "normal" your thyroid may be somewhat underactive.
Most doctors today rely heavily upon the blood test and base that on their diagnosis
whether or not you have thyroid disease. This is not always the case.
Please visit these links for more
information about the Thyroid gland:
Foods to avoid if you have low
Bamboo shoots, broccoli, brussel
sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, lima beans, maize
(corn), mustard, rutabaga, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips and surprise
apricots, almonds (this is
debatable as there is conflicting information), cassava, cherries, millet, peaches, peanuts, pears, radishes,
spinach, strawberries, soybeans and SOY PRODUCTS, tofu and walnuts.
These foods inhibit thyroid hormone
production and should not be eaten if you have low thyroid. Even when cooked they
still have the ability to inhibit. Some people can tolerate in small amounts,
some can have cooked and others none at all. It is best to see how your own body
reacts to certain foods. Keep a food diary and log your reaction. You may not
have a reaction until the next day or subsequent days following the ingestion of
Weston A. Price Foundation explains the dangers
of soy and soy products.
What exactly is adrenal fatigue? Adrenal fatigue is
not recognized by conventional or mainstream medicine. Adrenal fatigue can be
very debilitating and frustrating for someone when their doctor tells them that
even though they feel tired all the time, can't get up in the morning, need
caffeine and other stimulants to keep going, are always sick, have no sex drive
and constantly feel stressed, that nothing is wrong. Some doctors even go so far
as to say that it is the "in diagnosis these days".
If nothing is wrong why do I feel so bad?
Conventional medicine will only recognize full blown Addison's Disease, when the
adrenal glands have been completely burned out. Adrenal Fatigue or hypoadrenia
is caused by constant prolonged stress or a series of stressful events like the
death of someone close, serious auto accident, life changing events like divorce
or moving, or serious illness. When these stressful events happen close to one
another it does not give the body a chance to recover from the first event.
The adrenal glands help us during times of stress
and produce critical hormones for the body to function. Without the adrenal
glands we would not be able to function at all. If you have hypoadrenia, you most likely will have
low thyroid. Both should be treated
simultaneously giving first treatment to the adrenals to strengthen them,
otherwise you may feel shaky, have palpitations and won't be able to sleep.
Of course everyone has different symptoms and this is something serious so
finding a holistic doctor to treat you is paramount.
Please visit this site for more information on
- Website of Dr. James L. Wilson, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century
Stress Syndrome, a must read for those with chronic fatigue.
Dr. Lam on adrenal fatigue
Exercise to Beat Osteoporosis
I am sure you didn't want to hear
this but the best thing you can do to prevent Osteoporosis and strengthen your
bones is exercise. Especially walking, running and weight lifting. Weight
lifting? But I don't want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger! Don't worry,
lifting weights won't make you look like a professional bodybuilder but it will
keep you in shape by building muscle mass. Building muscle mass helps to
strengthen your bones AND increase your metabolism which helps you lose
weight. Now do I have your attention? We all want to lose weight but sometimes
aerobic activity just isn't enough. Weight lifting, or anaerobic exercise,
deprives the muscles of oxygen tiring them quickly and they require 19 times as
much glucose to do the same amount of work as aerobic exercise.
But what does that have to do
with Osteoporosis and my bones? People with high blood sugar tend to have
Osteoporosis. So if you are sitting around watching the boob tube get off your
bottom and start doing something. Bring your treadmill in front of the tv or
better yet bring your weights and lift while you watch. You can incorporate many
things into daily activities that help build muscle like taking the stairs
instead of the elevator, doing squats and pushups while watching tv, doing leg
lifts while in your chair. But don't let this take the place of a real workout,
you need concentration for that but most of all you need to enjoy the type of
exercise you are doing. So find something you enjoy and get moving.
Sites of interest with links to
Osteoporosis and Exercise:
Dr. Mercola -
Keep Osteoporosis Away with Diet and Exercise
More about Osteoporosis and prevention from Dr. Lam
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Weight Lifting for Beginners
Weight Lifting Workout Routines
- Your source for weight lifting tips and athletic
workout routines. View exercises and programs with images and descriptions.
Jack LaLanne official website
given prior to colonoscopy linked to kidney failure
Certain bowel cleansing
products used prior to colonoscopies are linked to chronic kidney failure,
according the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The
JASN cited certain bowel-cleansing products containing sodium phosphate
are an un-recognized cause of chronic kidney failure in the Unites States.
Common bowel-cleansing drugs that include sodium phosphate are
Visocol, an oral prescription drug and another non-prescription
product called Fleet Phospho-soda.
Researchers cite several
potential factors that may contribute to the development of kidney
problems from sodium phosphate bowel-cleansing agents, including
inadequate hydration while receiving the drug, history of high blood
pressure and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
For more information or to
view the JASN article visit:
So what do I do now?
Here is what you can do to prepare for your next colonoscopy in lieu of
taking the bowel cleansing products the hospital or doctor will give you.
The following is not intended
to diagnose any physical condition, or to prescribe or promote any
particular product or products. It is not intended as a substitute for the
advice and treatment by a licensed medical professional so please check
with your doctor first and voice your concerns about the bowel cleansing
Two (2) days prior to your
colonoscopy do not eat ANYTHING that is not clear or see through.
In other words if you can't see through it, don't eat or drink it. Things
like clear chicken broth, yellow and light green jello, and apple juice
with NO pulp may be eaten. Anything that will color the bowel walls or
look like black specks have to be avoided, otherwise it will skew the
test. This may be a good time for a light fast and a colonic.
Cholesterol: How low is too low?
Ever notice that the target
total cholesterol level is getting lower and lower these days? And why
not, with all the cholesterol lowering drugs on the market today one must
wonder what the real story behind those numbers really mean. Who decides
what the new normal is? The drug companies are the ones who fund
the research so can you trust them?
It used to be that 220 was
considered a good total cholesterol reading. Not anymore. The drug
companies have us believing that a total cholesterol of 180 or under should be our
goal. That kind of thinking is dangerous. Your body makes and needs
cholesterol, especially for the hormones to function at the optimal level.
A cholesterol level that is too low poses a whole host of health concerns
including depression, aggression, stroke, anxiety and even suicide.
Dramatic? Not really, not any more dramatic than the ads for the
cholesterol lowering Statin drugs on the market that we are bombarded with
The side effects of Statin
drugs far outweigh their benefits. In fact, Statin drugs are known to
cause liver damage by inhibiting the enzymes the liver makes when your
body produces too much insulin. TOO MUCH INSULIN. Where did you hear that
before. What are you doing that causes the body to produce too much
insulin. That's right, too much sugar, refined grains and processed foods. Elevated levels of insulin is the main cause of high
cholesterol. Research has shown that eating food with cholesterol only
marginally affects the blood cholesterol level - 80 to 85% of our
cholesterol is made by the liver from sugar, while only 15 to 20% is
synthesized from dietary fats.
Here are some things you
should first do to lower your cholesterol levels:
Exercise at least 20-30
minutes 3-4 times a week. Walking around your office or home all day does
count as exercise. You need to work up a sweat and do it continuously
for that period of time for it to be effective.
Eliminate sugar and lower
your grain intake.
Increase your intake of
vegetables and fiber.
More about your cholesterol:
for high cholesterol - Dr. Mercola
Guidelines Convert Healthy People in to Patients - Dr. Uffe Ravnskov
Cholesterol Myth - Dr. Barry Groves
Cholesterol: Its a big fat lie - Dr. Lam
Reduction - Life Extension
Fungus in your food
So what's a little fungus
among us? Fungus here, fungus there, fungus everywhere. Literally
fungus IS everywhere. It's in the soil, the air we breathe, at
home in our
carpets and yes - in our food. But just how much harms the body is as individual
as the type of food and amount of food each of us eats every day.
Some people have strong
immune systems and are not bothered by fungus, mold or yeast in our food at
all. Others with weakened immune systems are effected at different
But I can't see the fungus
in the food, where is it?
Most fungus found in food
can't be seen with the naked eye. It becomes obvious when you can see
little green specs in old bread and other food that has been stored in
So what can a person do to
eliminate fungus in their food?
Start by eliminating
the suspected food that harbors the mold to begin with. Here is list of
foods to avoid
http://www.dldewey.com/foodsno.htm You'll think twice about storing
leftovers now won't you!
- what you should know
Long term study shows
artificial sweetener increases susceptibility of lymphoma and leukemia
Synthetic hormones lead to
Women Stop Fake Hormones and Breast Cancer Plummets
Words of Encouragement
Changing old patterns is not easy,
if it were everyone would be doing it. You have to make it so important
in your life that you are willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to be healthy. This
takes considerable time and effort on your part because you can't leave
it up to someone else to guard your health. Be your own doctor. Investigate,
learn everything you can about your disease or trouble you are having. Don't
give up and.........
Don't let the naysayer's get
you down! The internet is loaded with helpful information about alternative,
holistic and homeopathic remedies. It is also rife with negative information
about it too. Some people refuse to believe that something other than drugs and
someone that does not have an MD after their name can help you. This just isn't
so. There are so many pioneers of Alternative Healing that the holistic community would not be the same
without them. Here are a few people you should know about:
Professor Arnold Ehret author
of Rational Fasting and Mucusless Diet Healing System. Professor
Ehret, born in 1866, was diagnosed with Bright's Disease at the age of 31 or
what doctors today call glomerulonephritis, a type of Kidney Disease. Over the
next 5 years he saw 24 doctors, all who pronounced him incurable. Professor
Ehret went on to find his own cure, fasting. Read more about this pioneer in the
health field at
Arnold Ehret Health Club website.
Paul Bragg, ND, PhD health
crusader and inspiration to
Jack LaLanne, America's fitness guru. No doubt
you've seen Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar on health food store shelves everywhere.
But did you know that this health crusader was once a sickly teenager who was
crippled by tuberculosis? Paul Bragg went on to develop his own eating,
breathing and exercise program to rebuild his diseased body. He and his daughter
Patricia Bragg are authors of numerous health books including Apple Cider
Vinegar Miracle Healing System, The Miracle of Fasting and The
Shocking Truth About Water. Visit the
Bragg site for more information.
Dr. John R. Christopher, MH,
America's foremost herbalist, was born in 1909 with crippling rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors said he would
not live beyond the age of 30 but he proved them wrong by
curing himself of cancer using natural methods
and living until the age
of 73 when he died of complications from a head injury. Dr. Christopher went on
create more than fifty herbal formulas that have exacted almost miraculous
healings and founder of
The School of Natural Healing. He is the author of
several books including The Incurables and Dr. Christopher's Three-Day
Cleansing Program and Mucusless Diet. To learn more about the herbal
formulas and Dr. Christopher please visit this site
Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, DC, DN,
founder of Polarity Therapy, maintained a practice in Chicago for over 50
years. He was best known for working with "hopeless cases" who often responded
to his unconventional approaches which he incorporated from techniques he
learned from around the world. During the 1950's he tried to get the medical
community to accept his ideas but times were rapidly changing and surgery and
drugs were at the forefront. Nevertheless, his ideas soon caught the attention
of the 1960's generation and he lectured on holistic health and polarity
therapy. Dr. Stone is author of many books including Health-Building, the
Conscious Art of Living Well. For more information about Dr. Stone and
Polarity Therapy please visit
The American Polarity Therapy Association.
Read more about how Alternative
Healing progressed through the ages at
IndianGyan.com a good source for alternative
medicine and holistic health.
Staying Positive Can Be As Easy As Learning Your
negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
things from every angle.
give up, and don't give in.
life today; yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
and friends are hidden treasures. Seek them and enjoy their riches.
more than you planned to give.
on to your dreams.
those who try to discourage you.
on trying. No matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
yourself first and most.
lie, cheat or steal. Always strike a fair deal.
your eyes and see things as they really are.
never win and winners never quit.
study and learn about everything important in your life.
control of your own destiny.
yourself in order to better understand others.
it more than anything.
are unique of all God's creations. Nothing can replace you.
in on your target and go for it!
Tips that will
Surround yourself with positive
Be cautious and aware of people
around you who become jealous once you start to feel and look healthy. Reach
out to help them but if they don't want to be helped let them go. Don't allow
them or anyone else to drag you down.
The inferior physician treats the
disease once it occurs. The mediocre physician prevents the disease from
recurring. The superior physician prevents the disease from ever occurring.
You can't solve a problem with the
same mind that created the problem, you must change the way you think.
If something's broke,
If you don't know how, learn.
If you're not willing to learn, don't complain about it.
If it can't be fixed, then accept it, and move on.
Mind Patterns (taken from Health Building, the Conscious Art of
Living Well by Dr. Randolph Stone)
To have health we must have it in
the mind as an ideal pattern and an objective to work for and lay out our days
work and habits in line with that blueprint of heath and life in action of doing
and being as we want to be.
Then these patterns will attract the
positive particles of space energy and fill the patterns of cells and tissue
formation with life's ions as we live, breathe and think in terms of love and
life as our reality and heritage. We will become that which we contemplate.
Negative thoughts and fears attract
negative space ions to build into our mind space as negative thought waves and
negative energy waves of feelings of despondency and hopelessness. All this
because we have discarded the positive pattern of life as our ideal.... We
cannot think negative thoughts and reap positive results. If we really want
health we must be willing to work for it.
Is Your Negative Thinking Keeping You Fat?