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Category Archives: Diet

Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold

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

Magnesium

magnesium-12Why You Need Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that is responsible for numerous bodily processes. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies and is essential for carrying out over 300 reactions within the body.

Magnesium is commonly known for helping relieve constipation, but that is just one of it’s many crucial roles in the body. Magnesium is important for the functioning of your heart, muscles, kidneys, and balancing many other nutrients such as calcium and potassium. Having adequate magnesium levels has been found to ward off diabetes, prevent osteoporosis, and improve blood pressure. Source

Top 10 Foods Highest in Magnesium

The Health Dangers of Soy

One of the primary reasons it would be wise for you to avoid soy is that more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified…

Soybean crops are also heavily sprayed with chemical herbicides, such glyphosate…

Soybeans — even organically grown soybeans — naturally contain “antinutrients” such as saponins, soyatoxin, phytates, trypsin inhibitors, goitrogens and phytoestrogens. Traditional fermentation destroys these antinutrients, which allows your body to enjoy soy’s nutritional benefits. However, most Westerners do not consume fermented soy, but rather unfermented soy, mostly in the form of soymilk, tofu, TVP, and soy infant formula. ~ Dr. Mercola,
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Why MSG is so Dangerous

Look for these ingredients that always contain MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Autolyzed Yeast
Calcium Caseinate
Gelatin
Glutamate
Glutamic Acid
Hydrolyzed Protein
Monopotassium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate
Sodium Caseinate
Textured Protein
Yeast Extract
Yeast Food
Yeast Nutrient

One of the best overviews of the very real dangers of MSG comes from Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills.” In it he explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees — and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.
~ Dr Mercola; MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets

[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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70 year old achieves health and energy with raw foods diet

This is another inspirational story about good health being achieved by a plant based diet.
4:07 min

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

Smoothie Kit Creations

How to Make Your Own Smoothie Freezer Kit Creations

This is a great idea. Normally I don’t care for storing food in plastic. However, if it is a choice between drinking smoothies or skipping them because you can’t plan ahead to have ingredients on hand…or take the time to put it together in the morning… Well, this is a great way to get organized to eat well.
Smoothie Kit Creations by Tammy Kresge

The Budwig Anti-Cancer Regimen

“I have the answer to cancer, but American doctors won’t listen. They come here and observe my methods and are impressed. Then they want to make a special deal so they can take it home and make a lot of money. I won’t do it, so I’m blackballed in every country.” — Dr. Johanna Budwig

The Budwig Anti-Cancer Regimen

Johanna Budwig