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Category Archives: Autoimmune

Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold

Contains a reminder about lead.
Science behind the claim
Source: Nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger, MD

[Unfermented] Soy: Linked to Brain Damage and Breast Cancer

Here is a summary of soy’s most glaring problems.
– 91 percent of soy grown in the US is genetically modified (GM)…
– Even more frightening is the potential for GM soy to cause infertility in future generations, which has been evidenced by recent Russian research…
– Soy contains natural toxins known as “anti-nutrients.”
– Soy contains hemagglutinin Hemagglutinin is a clot-promoting substance that causes your red blood cells to clump together…
– Soy contains goitrogens…substances that block the synthesis of thyroid hormones and interfere with iodine metabolism, thereby interfering with your thyroid function.
– Soy contains phytates [which] …bind to metal ions, preventing the absorption of certain minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc — all of which are co-factors for optimal biochemistry in your body.
– Soy is loaded with the isoflavones genistein and daidzein [which] are known to disrupt endocrine function, may cause infertility, and may promote breast cancer in women. Drinking even two glasses of soy milk daily for one month provides enough of these compounds to alter your menstrual cycle….
– Soy has toxic levels of aluminum and manganese …
– Soy infant formula puts your baby’s health at risk…
– There is also the issue of pesticides and genetic modification. Soy foods are both heavily sprayed with pesticides and genetically modified (GM)…
Dr. Mercola, mercola.com

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How Cleansing Cures Cancer: the Evita Ramparte Story

Evita narrates this video about how she transformed her life when she received an ovarian cancer diagnosis. I think her story can help others who may not (yet) have a cancer diagnosis, but are struggling with obesity and poor health and stress.
9:45 min

Monsanto’s glyphosate (Roundup) causing an epidemic of autism, Alzheimer’s, and gut diseases.

“The rate at which diseases like autism (along with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and others) are growing would be unheard of just 50 years ago. You can’t simply discount this phenomenon as the result of ‘better screening and diagnosis.’ In the past 5 years alone, autism rates have increased from 1/150 to 1/50. This is an environmental epidemic; it isn’t genetic…

Aluminum and glyphosate specifically interrupt the workings of the pineal gland (melatonin sulfate), leading to high rates of autism…

n fact, industrial claims don’t match the science on RoundUp. It is often used because it is considered one of the ‘safest’ of all herbicides. This claim is touted by Monsanto and other chemical pushers, but it turns out that RoundUp is one of the least safe herbicides on the market.” Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Researh Scientist at MIT

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How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan

When you are McDonalds you like this red box with a bouquet of really long chips [french fries]. Looks really good. So they insist that all their potatoes be Russet-Burbanks and they further insist that they have no blemishes at all. There is a very common defect of Russet-Burbank potatoes called net necrosis. You’ve seen them with those little brown lines or spots that come through them. Well, McDonalds won’t buy them if your potatoes have that. The only way to eliminate that is to eliminate an aphid and the only way to do that is with a pesticide called Monitor that is so toxic that the famers that grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside to their fields for 5 days after they spray. Then when they harvest these potatoes they have to put them in these atmospheric controlled sheds the size of a football stadium because they are not edible for 6 weeks. They have to off-gas all the chemicals in them. So you see, the desire for a certain kind of chip leads to a certain kind of agriculture.

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Studies show salt consumption in processed foods may affect immune cell function

This may pertain to autoimmune diseases such as IBS, alopecia, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and others.

“We’re putting forth an interesting hypothesis—a connection between salt and autoimmunity—that now must be tested through careful epidemiological studies in humans.” Dr. Aviv Regev

“I have already begun to suggest to my patients with multiple sclerosis that it may not be bad to restrict their dietary salt intake.” Dr. David Hafler

Shaking Out Clues to Autoimmune Disease