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Foods and supplements that work as well as, or better than prescription meds. Get healthy without side effects that rob your energy and vitality!

Critical Covid-19 ICU Patients Compared with Non Symptomatic

A study just published in the prestigious magazine NATURE has an urgent recommendation for anyone at risk for Covid-19.

They found virtually all ICU Covid-19 patients to be deficient in vitamin D!

Almost all -- 98.6 percent of these patients -- were vitamin D deficient, in comparison to 34% of non symptomatic patients.

Levels of inflammation were also much higher in all patients who were Vitamin D deficient.

On the basis of these findings they recommend the mass distribution of vitamin D supplements for all people everywhere who at risk for Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Patients Have Which Vitamin Deficiency?

A just released study, found 80% of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 to be deficient in Vitamin D.

Spanish researchers compared over 200 Covid-19 hospital patients to a similar control group of the general population.

They found that men were more deficient than women, and that by comparison, 47% of the sample of the general population were also deficient.

Not only were Covid-19 patients more likely to be Vitamin D deficient, but they also were more likely to have higher blood pressure, more heart disease and more inflammatory agents in their blood.

So even in a country known for its sunshine tourism, it appears that almost half of the population is deficient in Vitamin D!

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Zero Calorie Sweeteners CAUSE Weight Gain?

Can diet drinks with Splenda, or sucralose, actually make you GAIN weight?

Yes. Researchers found that those drinking water rather than zero calorie diet beverages actually lost MORE weight, in spite of the lack of calories in the sucralose or even in stevia drinks!

But if the calories are the same, there should be no difference, right?

Well, researchers put this to the test, and divided a randomized group of overweight and obese individuals and asked one half to drink water, and the other half to consume diet drinks for 6 months.

They found that those who drank water instead of diet drinks lost quite a bit more weight -- the water group lost 15% more weight.

How did this happen? They found that people eat more after drinking diet soda, and also have higher insulin spikes later in the day.

To everyone’s surprise, they concluded that when it comes to caloric intake, blood sugars, or insulin spikes, all the other zero sweeteners were just as bad as straight sugar.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Why eat the best anti aging foods as you get older? Senior brain health is of concern to scientists around the world. Why? They predict an epidemic of both dementia and depression as people continue to live longer.

What do they recommend as brain anti aging foods and vitamins?

Foods known to be protective against both dementia and depression are:

A Mediterranean diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil.

Top of the list are the B vitamins: Folate and the metabolically related B-vitamins (vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and riboflavin) in slowing the progression of cognitive decline.

Fish and oils rich in ALA (flaxseed, canola, soybean, walnut oils)

Colorful polyphenol rich foods such as red grapes, cherries, red onions.

Vitamin D is also among top supplements that boost brain function.

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Best Natural Antiviral for Herpes Cold Sores & Shingles?

Are there natural products as antiviral agents for cold sores (Herpes Simplex) and shingles (Herpes Zoster) that work?

A report in the "Journal of Integrative Medicine” gives “A Review of the Evidence” for the effectiveness of lysine supplements as one of the natural products as antiviral agents.

And yes, it works, but they say that it takes a dose of 1.2g per day or more, to be effective in both treating and preventing cold sores.

Another study reported that most of the 1543 people they followed for six months said that lysine helped clear up cold sores or prevent them altogether.

Most patients had been treated by a physician and were given on average 1000 mg of lysine daily.

Patients taking lysine said that their symptoms were less severe, and cleared up in 5 days, as compared to 15 days for the control group without lysine.

For the majority, (84%) lysine supplements either prevented or decreased the severity of symptoms. (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

Is lysine the best natural antiviral for herpes?

Certainly both medical studies and individuals report significant benefits. A university student says this in the Harvard Womens Health Watch:

“By the way, doctor. For years, I was plagued by cold sores and took antiviral drugs to treat the outbreaks. But at a friend's suggestion, I started taking lysine every day, and it seems to prevent them altogether.”

But what about natural antiviral remedies for shingles?

Again, the antiviral medication does not work that well for many people, as shingles pain lingers on.

Lysine is certainly worth a try for shingles, to help speed up healing and to decrease the severity of symptoms.

It was certainly my personal experience when I developed a small patch of herpes on the top of my head. The antiviral medications helped, but it was not until I also took a lysine supplement that the sensitivity cleared up quickly and completely!

Adding a lysine supplement is safe, and certainly worth a try!

And of course, take lots of Vitamin D and vitamin C to keep your immune system strong -- this also protects against stress and viral outbreaks like cold sores and shingles.

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Best Supplements for Brain Power?

Yes there are supplements that boost brain function -- easy and chewable too!

A scientific review concluded that a substance called PS, a "phospholipid," does indeed improve cognitive function and ability.

Phospholipid molecules are the main component of the membrane of all our cells. And, given that the cell membrane is responsible for communication -- this molecule may be the key to keeping our brains powered up as we age!

A medical review published in "Nutrition" (PhosphatidylSerine and the Human Brain) outlines why PS (300-800 mg/d) is among the best of natural supplements for brain function:

Scientists concluded that PS supports:

1) focus, attention and concentration 2) the ability to create new memories 3) the ability to retrieve memories 4) consolidation of long-term memory 5) the formation of short-term memory 6) new learning and recall 7) solving problems and reasoning 8) language and communication abilities

In addition, it also supports movement (locomotor functions) especially rapid reactions and reflexes -- important for Parkinson's Disease, and for stroke recovery.

PS is considered safe and works in that it is able to slow, halt or reverse the deterioration of nerve cells.

What's not to like?

Here's our suggestion for a chewable, best brain and energy supplement with PS:

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Health Discoveries for Cell Rejuvenation

What’s missing when we are told to eat lots of proteins for our health? Yes, we know that proteins are the building blocks of our bodies...

What we don’t know is that after a certain age -- generally in our 50’s -- our bodies do not “clean up” used proteins very well, and that they then begin to cause trouble.

This trouble is called aging, which results, in part, from the debris accumulating in our cells, especially from accumulated “used” proteins.

Typically, before age 50, this recycling -- called “autophagy” -- is able to keep our cells working well.

After that age, however, a slow build-up begins, which leads to the diseases of aging: heart disease, stroke, cancer, and particularly Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Parkinson’s, like a number of neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging, is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of protein in certain neurons.

Fortunately, new health discoveries are showing us how to clear out our cells to help them regenerate.

When we periodically limit our protein intake, a clean-up process can begin. How does this work? When proteins are not available, our cells begin to recycle and re-use these used and “misformed proteins.” This clears up the mess and allows proper functioning again.

This diet, called “protein cycling,” usually includes intermittent fasting and ideally, three “low protein days” per week.

This “cycling” stimulates autophagy. This explanation of how our cells regenerate through autophagy, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016.

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Most Misunderstood Heart Vitamin?

Even your doctor might confuse vitamin K with the heart-protective vitamin K2.

How does K2 differ from vitamin K, the better-known “clotting vitamin?”

Doctors warn their patients against vitamin K when prescribing warfarin (Coumadin) which inhibits blood clotting by reducing vitamin K. (Vitamin K is abundant in heart-healthy green vegetables)

Vitamin K2, however, is NOT a “clotting vitamin”, but rather, K2 is in charge of keeping calcium from building up in your arteries.

Vitamin K2 is indeed, one of the safeguards that prevents and can reverse hardening of the arteries.

K2 is much less abundant in our diet. It is in egg yolks, cheeses and dairy products from grass-fed animals. In other words, animals that have been out in the sunshine!

Our industrialized agriculture causes many of us to be deficient in K2. The result?

In the absence adequate of Vitamin K2, calcium does not get directed into the bones, where it belongs, but instead, calcium builds up in the:

Coronary arteries

Heart valves

Small blood vessels throughout the body

Find out more about Vitamin K2 to reduce 1) Arterial calcification and 2) Improve blood vessel flexibility (especially important in the brain against strokes)

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Don’t Antivirals Work for Covid-19?

Here’s the thinking about why antivirals such as hydroxychloroquine, zinc and even iodine are not being pursued. (NIH has halted clinical trial of HCQ)

The drug HCQ, the mineral zinc, and even iodine are still being explored as antivirals, but it is thought that these are effective only in the EARLY stages, before a Covid-19 patient needs the ICU.

Indeed, there is an excellent small NYU study of Covid-19 where the death rate of hospitalized patients was cut in half when they were given both zinc and HCQ.

This study was not covered by the press, which focused instead on the ICU drama that unfolded. (Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin plus zinc vs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin alone: outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients)

Another study found that just garling can work in the early phase!

A small randomized controlled trial in a Malaysian university hospital suggests that gargling with povidone-iodine clears the virus from the nose and throat within four days. (the type of iodine used by surgeons to kill skin bacteria before surgery)

20 COVID-19 patients -- asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic -- were randomly allocated into four groups and asked to gargle with iodine, listerine, water or not at all.

By day four, 100% of those in the povidone-iodine group had cleared the virus. By contrast, 80% of those in the Listerine group, 40% of those in the tap water group, and 20% of those in the control group had cleared the virus.

The relative effectiveness of antiviral agents may be explained by breaking COVID into two phases: early and late.

Early is when you are in fact infected, but show no symptoms. It is now thought that COVID can downregulate our immune response, allowing it to spread without symptoms -- without our body noticing! However, after several weeks, COVID replicates enough to get into the lungs, kidneys and small vessels, and by that time our body finally recognizes that something is going on. This is when your immune system kicks in, so that symptoms begin to appear (fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue).

However, if at this point people contact their doctor or go to the ER, it is thought that the virus has already done much of what it set out to do. At that point the true killer becomes our own body's over-reaction -- once it actually notices that this virus has been able to get itself into so many different places in our body. Trouble is, that after the immune system picks it up, it ends up causing more self-harm than good, called a cytokine storm, and can cause kidney failure, lungs filling with fluid, liver damage, and blood clots. It is now thought that at this later stage, the problem is not so much the virus but our own body's inflammatory response causing major damage.

A successful intervention would need to treat what is causing death in patients in the later stages -- our body's own immune response.

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The Forgotten Electrolyte For Heart Rhythm

If you are worried about an irregular heart beat, AFIB or heart arrhythmia, you may want to rule out a magnesium deficiency. Why?

Studies estimate that approximately three out of four Americans do not have the recommended amount of magnesium in their diet.

Magnesium is the FORGOTTEN electrolyte. An electrolyte helps trigger and conduct the electrical impulses in your heart.

Therefore, low magnesium levels affect your heart's electrical impulses, contributing to an irregular heart rhythm, and the development of arrhythmia.

You will want to find out about a magnesium diet, along with a magnesium heart supplement.

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How Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Lose weight with intermittent fasting?

Yes, but that it a "side effect."

Intermittent fasting benefits can be explained by "autophagy."

Autophagy, or how our cells renew themselves by recycling their content, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016.

Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi showed how our cells “clean house” to get rid of debris -- the “stuff” that causes aging and diseases.

This recycling process is called autophagy, and it is activated by fasting. When we fast, cell renewal improves, slowing down the aging process.

During fasting, glucose levels in the body are low, and therefore, so is insulin. When insulin is low, more glucagon is produced. As glucagon levels increase so does autophagy within the cells.

Furthermore, without the intake of protein, the body will resort to recycling the protein that it has, and begins to extract re-usable amino acids for future protein formation.

This recycling process is a critical component of autophagy.

It is thought that this “clean up of proteins” may be a key to helping prevent and slow diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, which are characterized by the presence of “mis-formed proteins.”

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New Research To Protect Against Covid-19

European researchers are recommending anti-viral supplements BEFORE getting medical measures for Covid-19. Why?

They found that getting adequate micro-nutrients is the best defense against corona and related viruses.

An adequate supply of zinc, selenium, and vitamin D, they determined, is essential for resistance to viral infections, immune function, and reduced inflammation.

Scientists and Public Health officials found direct evidence for an association between low levels of zinc, selenium, vitamin D, and getting sick from COVID-19.

They therefore stress that zinc, selenium, and vitamin D supplements be taken by anyone wanting to prevent corona and related virus infections.

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Brain Bleeds and Warfarin

University of Cincinnati researchers published a study in the medical journal Neurology, saying that:

• Bleeding in the brain, or bleeding strokes, increased fivefold among people who took warfarin, known by the brand name Coumadin.

• The use of this drug, they found, had led to a soaring number of strokes caused by bleeding to the brain -- potentially offsetting warfarin's benefits.

Especially for those over the age of 80, the rate of these brain bleeds skyrocketed.

The annual rate of intracerebral hemorrhages associated with warfarin jumped from 2.5 per 100,000 in 1988 to 45.9 per 100,000 in 1999 for patients 80 and older.

According to the article in the Jan. 9 (2007) issue of Neurology, brain bleeding associated with the blood thinner warfarin -- also known as Coumadin -- increased roughly 500 percent in the 1990s.

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Magnesium Diet for Irregular Heartbeat Symptoms?

Magnesium is the under-appreciated mineral for your heart.

If you have irregular heartbeat symptoms, ask your doctor about magnesium. Why?

This mineral is critical to keeping your heartbeat steady and your blood pressure regulated.

Magnesium tends to be overlooked as a treatment for irregular heartbeat, even though half of Americans are estimated to be deficient.

How to ensure getting enough? Dairy, meats and eggs have little or no magnesium in them.

If you are worried about irregular heartbeat symptoms, add these magnesium rich foods to your diet:

Nuts and seeds, especially cashews, almonds and peanuts

Beans and legumes like black beans and soybeans

Avocados

Dark chocolate (over 70%)

Bananas

Cauliflower

Whole grains especially quinoa and whole wheat.

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What’s Lowering the Coronavirus Death Rate?

Health authorities are discovering that those dying from Covid-19 have one thing in common: they have very low vitamin D levels.

And this correlation is very strong, according to research world-wide.

For instance, when Indonesian researchers tested 780 patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus, of those who were vitamin D deficient, an amazing 98.8% died.

How many people are lacking in vitamin D?

According to the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., 81.1 percent of black American adults are deficient in vitamin D, while on average it is estimated that two in five people are deficient in vitamin D in North America.

Another survey, from Trinity College, Dublin, found that one in eight people under 50 years of age are deficient in vitamin D. This is especially so in the late winter months, doubling the risk of getting the flu.

Hopefully medical authorities will begin to promote how to build up immunity naturally.

Vitamin D is cheap and is known to be protective against both viral and lung infections, so best to supplement!

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Natural Blood Pressure Supplement Backed by Science

Try a natural blood pressure supplement for lowering blood pressure without life long medications.

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Which Fruit Can Clear Your Arteries?

While eating fresh fruits seems to have gone out of fashion, even just eating one fruit consistently can clear blocked arteries.

Your cardiologist has likely not mentioned this study to you:

Published in Clinical Nutrition in 2004 and titled,

"Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation."

(Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2004, Pages 423-433)

By contrast, what has your cardiologist suggested to reverse plaque build-up in the carotid arteries by 13% in just 3 months?

Israeli researchers found that 8.11 ounces (240 ml) pomegranate juice given for a year, reversed plaque accumulation in the carotid arteries of patients with 70--90% blockage in the internal carotid arteries.

Why not try pomegranate juice or a SAFE heart supplement for clearing your arteries:

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What’s Being Forgotten with Face Masks?

While Medical Health Officials are promoting face masks, hand-washing and social distancing, they continue to overlook the obvious: how best to boost your immunity.

Yes, there are many proven natural antiviral substances such as selenium, vitamin C and zinc. As well, the importance of vitamin D for immunity is well proven!

For instance, professor Adrian Martineau, an expert on immunity at Queen Mary University of London, says this about vitamin D:

“It helps the body to fight viral respiratory infections. It boosts the ability of cells to kill viruses and at the same time dampens down harmful inflammation which is one of the big problems of coronavirus.”

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It’s been suggested that 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C, taken in three divided doses has proven to increase immunity.

During the Pandemic it is advisable to add 5,000 I.U. (international units) of vitamin D daily for two weeks to quickly establish an effective blood level of D. Then 3,000 IU daily.

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Bone Broth vs Collagen Supplement for Skin & Joints?

Should you eat bone broth to improve your skin and joints?

Bone broth has become popular, but you may want to stick to the occasional homemade beef BONE BROTH, or chicken BONE BROTH soup. Why?

Researchers compared the contents of commercial and laboratory-prepared samples of BONE BROTH for key amino acids.

The amino acid concentrations in BONE BROTH were significantly lower in: hydroxyproline, glycine, proline, leucine, and lysine, as compared to a therapeutic dose (20 g) of a COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENT.

And further, they found that commercial BONE BROTHS were lower than the self-prepared cafe-style varieties in all amino acids.

So you may want to continue to make your own homemade beef BONE BROTH or chicken BONE BROTH soup! (Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2019 May 1;29(3):265-272.)

Instead, it is more likely that a COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENT made from fish collagen, vitamins and antioxidants can help improve your skin and joints.

Scientists found that this combination improves SKIN texture and elasticity, and is protective for JOINT HEALTH!

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Why Watermelon for Arteries & Blood Pressure?

Watermelon is not just a juicy refreshing fruit for desserts and picnics.

Not only does it have 5x more lycopene than tomatoes, known to prevent prostate cancer, but there is more.

Researchers found a unique substance in watermelons called citrulline.

When used as a supplement, citrulline was able to reduce blood pressure by 15 points on the top number (systolic) and 7 points on the bottom, or diastolic, in a 2012 study.

But there is more. While L-arginine supplements have become popular for heart health, researchers have found l-arginine to be ineffective on its own.

With citrulline added, however, it works for clearing arteries and lowering blood pressure. (Nutrients. 2018 Jul; 10(7): 921.)

Therefore, make sure your arginine supplement is enhanced with citrulline:

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Does Vitamin D Protect Against Covid-19?

Yes, says Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH of Harvard University.

In a video published on Medscape, she explains why Vitamin D can decrease the risk of getting a Covid-19 infection.

Not only that, but she says that taking a vitamin D supplement can also decrease the severity of the disease if you do get it.

Why? Vitamin D, she explains, increases innate immunity. It boosts immune function AGAINST VIRAL DISEASES and against RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS.

Thus it can lower the inflammation in the lungs of those who are sick with Covid-19.

A study of the Corona virus at 3 hospitals in South Asia found that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D had the most severe infection.

How much to take? Harvard's Dr. Manson recommends taking 2000 IU’s per day, which is well above the normally recommended amount, or the dosage that your doctor might recommend.

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Natural Sunscreens that Work

What do scientists say is the best natural sunscreen without chemicals?

A natural mineral sunscreen with zinc does work, but can make us look like a ghost and be hard to smear on!

Scientists have now found better ways to BOTH protect you and the environment from harmful chemical sunscreens.

Want to protect your skin from early aging and from skin cancer?

Here's the research of what to look for in natural sunscreens that work better AND LOOK GOOD!

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Why Eat More Fruit for a Diabetes Cure?

Here's how eating fresh fruit helps against diabetes.

Yes, with insulin resistance, high carbohydrate foods such as fruits can cause spikes in blood sugar. But it's not the fruit that is at fault!

The reason is that sugar cannot enter the cells properly.

This leads people to blame sugar, so they think to limit all carbohydrate-rich foods to keep their blood sugar lower.

Quite the opposite is true!

When we avoid healthy carbs, we are masking the real issue.

A nutrient-rich plant-based diet actually TREATS the underlying cause of insulin resistance. How?

It lowers inflammation, promotes a healthy body weight, and reduces the buildup of fats inside our cells.

When we become less insulin resistant, our blood sugar doesn’t go up as high when we eat carbohydrate-rich foods. This is the TRUE TEST of whether a diet reverses insulin resistance.

Simply lowering blood sugar does NOT solve insulin resistance, which is the REAL problem.

The causes of insulin resistance are a complex of: 1) inflammation 2) too much fat and calories 3) weight gain and 4) a buildup of fats inside our muscle and liver cells.

So why eat more fresh fruit for a diabetes cure?

High-carb, plant-based diets are in fact effective for treating, and in some cases reversing, type 2 diabetes. Why?

Fruits and unprocessed plant foods are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, which reduce inflammation and promote a healthy body weight.

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Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

It is not so much a question of does it work, but how and why does intermittent fasting work so well.

Intermittent fasting fat loss -- belly fat loss -- has been shown to be four times as effective as with normal dieting which restricts calories.

Intermittent fasting research is still determining the exact brain boosting and metabolic benefits which include:

lowering blood pressure, blood sugar, insulin resistance, and improving mental clarity and performance.

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Carbs are the Best Diabetes Type 2 Nutrition?

Contrary to what many believe -- people eating high carbohydrate, high-fiber diets have exceptional protection from type 2 diabetes!

A big study called The Adventist Health Study of 61,000 people, found that vegans (who eat carbohydrate-rich food) had HALF the rate of diabetes compared to non-vegetarians. This was after they accounted for different body weights.

By comparison, the non vegetarians in this study ate red meat and poultry only infrequently, suggesting that even small increases in meat consumption disproportionately increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

But these results hold ONLY if you eat HEALTHY carbohydrates:

Those eating a plant-based diet high in less-healthy foods, such as fruit juices, fries sugar drinks, chips, refined grains, and desserts had a 16 percent INCREASED risk of diabetes.

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What Foods to Buy Organic?

Want to avoid the pesticides that stay in your fruits and vegetables after washing, peeling and scrubbing?

Here's the USA Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen.

The EWG did not even include glyphosate, or Roundup, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S., although high levels are in oats and chickpeas.

Here's what foods to buy organic:

You may think that kale is healthy. But the pesticide most frequently detected on kale was DCPA, (Dacthal) which has been banned by the European Union since 2009.

EWG'S DIRTY DOZEN FOR 2020

Strawberries

Spinach

Kale

Nectarines

Apples

Grapes

Peaches

Cherries

Pears

Tomatoes

Celery

Potatoes

To help you decide what foods to buy organic The EWG also lists the CLEAN 15.

By eating organic you can look forward to a lower BMI and lower incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma!

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Best artificial sweeteners or best natural sweetener?

Do diet sodas and zero calorie drinks REALLY help you lose weight? Quite the opposite! New research shows that by drinking water you lose more weight than drinks with the best artificial sweeteners.

What about the best natural sweeteners like stevia? They also found that all zero-calorie sweetener groups — whether artificial or natural, all ate more, the equivalent of having chugged a bottle of regular soda. What happens?

Drinking the best no calorie sweeteners somehow made blood sugar spikes worse later in the day. This does NOT happen from drinking water instead. Researchers found that the energy “saved” from replacing sugar with noncaloric sweeteners was fully compensated at subsequent meals, resulting in no difference in total daily caloric intake.

There are other problems. Artificial sweeteners cause “pronounced” changes in the gut microbiome leading to changes in energy metabolism after just a week of using them daily.

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Newest Cancer Treatments for Aggressive Cancer

Researchers at the Longevity Institute at the USC have combined a fasting-mimicking diet with vitamin C, and showed this combination to be a powerful treatment for cancer.

"For the first time, we have demonstrated how a completely non-toxic intervention can effectively treat an aggressive cancer," said Valter Longo, the study’s senior author.

"When these two interventions are used together, they have a dramatic effect, killing almost all cancerous cells."

The research team's prior studies had showed that fasting and a fasting-mimicking diet slows the cancer's progression, making chemotherapy more effective in tumor cells, while it protects normal cells from side effects. But when they combined this diet with pharmaceutical vitamin C, they found that it greatly improves the immune system's anti-tumor response for both breast cancer and melanoma.

Very good results were also seen with colon cancer.

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Black Americans, the Elderly and Covid-19

Black Americans are dying of Covid-19 at a higher rate than white people are.

No doubt, socioeconomic factors such as access to health care and high quality food play a role.

However, another factor has been largely overlooked: the role of a vitamin D deficiency, which weakens the immune system and decreases resistance to Covid-19.

Why? Darker skin, as well as the skin of older people absorbs less vitamin D.

Therefore, vitamin D deficiency among the elderly, as well as people with darker skin, such as blacks and and Asians, is more common.

Researchers have now found this to play a role in death rates for Coronavirus disease 19.

They estimate that tens of thousands of lives could be saved around the world by solving vitamin D deficiency.

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What Vitamin D Dosage Do I need? How Much Sun Do I Need?

Do you need more Vitamin-D? Vitamin D deficiency symptoms are cancer, hypertensive heart disease, depression, Crohns Disease symptoms, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, auto immune disease.

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Low Immune System Treatment: NY Covid

The author of "The Microbiome Breakthrough," and expert on the microbial world of bacteria and viruses, Dr. Raphael Kellman, can help people in the NY area prevent Coronavirus.

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Is Avoiding Eating High Carbohydrate Fruits Healthy?

A low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet has become popular. Many people are eating less or very little fresh fruit for fear of the calories.

Instead, eating animal protein is considered to be healthier by many, as it is perceived to be lower in calories and therefore healthy.

Well, the European Society of Cardiology does not agree that ketosis fasting and eliminating carbohydrates is healthy. These Cardiologists have found overall negative results and issued a statement against the keto diet.

Why? One of the reasons is that such a protein-rich diet has negative effects on kidney health.

For instance, a study by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) found that:

Among patients with chronic kidney disease, people eating high acid diets were 3-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid diets.

Low acid load diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, while high acid diets contain more meats.

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What Controls Your Genes? Dr. Bruce Lipton

Do you or your doctor believe in genes?

World renowned cell biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton can tell you what most doctors don't know:

Your GENES DO NOT MAKE DECISIONS that control your health.

What then does? Well, it turns out that a gene is either read or not read.

So, what then controls your body's SIGNALS to either read or ignore any gene?

Watch Dr. Lipton explain what DOES control these signals:

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Is Ketosis Fasting Healthy?

Yes, fasting itself is generally healthy, especially intermittent fasting.

And, yes, eating keto cookies is probably healthier than normal store bought cookies.

However, your body does NEED carbohydrates!! Your brain NEEDS glucose, as do your organs, especially your liver.

In fact, European cardiologists have come out against the keto diet. Why?

They found that while glucose blood levels DO go down, the keto diet does NOT cure insulin resistance itself -- the underlying problem.

Kidney problems increase as does “all-cause mortality.” So, while REFINED carbohydrates are not recommended, plant based, whole foods -- both FRUITS and vegetables -- are essential to health.

How much of each? Discovering fruits and vegetables right for YOU may require individual fine tuning:

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Toxins: Parkinson's, Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

Wondering about Alzheimer's or Parkinson causes?

There is much evidence that the build-up of toxins of modern life is a factor in:

Aging, Parkinson's Alzheimer's Disease, dementia and memory issues.

You may ASK US for tips on cleansing foods.

Also, find out more about environmental toxins and Parkinson causes:

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Science of Using Turmeric for Inflamamation

Watch here: the Power of Turmeric - a free video from HealthMeans, with Dr. S. Gupta about the applications of turmeric for your health.

Hear the evidence for using turmeric against inflammation, recovery from injury and against infection.

For instance, did you know that combining black pepper with turmeric makes it MUCH more effective?

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You’ll have access to more than 700 exclusive recipes designed to appeal to the whole family and be on the table in 35 minutes or less.

And learn tasty plant-based cooking!

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Cleansing Strategies for Chronic Illnesses FREE Webinar

Leading edge nutritionists and healers are offering free webinars during COVID-19 "time out".

We highly recommend: Cleansing Strategies with Anthony William:

Whether you have mild to major health symptoms like anxiety, allergies, chronic pain, or something more serious, this lesson is for you.

In it, you’ll discover Anthony’s best secrets to reversing your symptoms, create more energy, and live a life that’s healthy and pain-free.

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Foods NOT helpful for Heart Palpitations

If you are having heart palpitations, you might try cutting back on, or taking dairy out of your life until recovery.

And, although eggs are a nutritious food, it may be best to take a break, says the Medical Medium, Anthony William. Why?

In his book, Life-Changing Foods, he explains why eggs and dairy may no longer work for, but instead against us, in our current age.

MORE about foods and irregular heart beat:

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Natural Alternative to Warfarin as Afib Treatment

Warfarin increases risk of Alzheimers, especially for AFIB. How to try a natural alternative to warfarin.

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Acid Reflux Meals to Cure Heartburn Acid Reflux Naturally

How to cure heartburn acid reflux naturally with acid reflux meals -NOT dangerous side effects of Nexium medication!

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Hydroxychloraquine for the Coronavirus in New York?

The Kellman Wellness Center, along with an accredited compounding pharmacy, can now prescribe hydroxychloraquine for those seeking help with COVID-19.

Dr. Raphael Kellman is helping patients with the Coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine and Zithromycin.

You may call him to schedule a telemedicine consultation.

Dr. Kellman will discuss how to improve your immune system and will recommend herbs with evidence-based antiviral and immune enhancing effects.

You can call him 212-717-1118 to schedule your consultation.

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Home remedies cough: work better than steroids & cough medicine

Home remedies for cough better than cough medicine for kids & adults as sore throat remedy -- better than Prednisone

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Killing Coronavirus On Contact

A cheap antiseptic that kills viruses is used in operating rooms and can be easily prepared at home.

This potent virus killer is the cheap and simple Lugol’s iodine.

It was developed by the French doctor, J. G. A. Lugol, who first mixed iodine and potassium iodine in water with the intention of using it as a disinfectant.

To this day, this form of iodine is used as an antiseptic on patients and in operating rooms because it kills bugs of every description but in low doses is non-toxic to the body’s cells involved with healing.

Here's how to mix iodine with coconut oil to disinfect your face, hands, doorknobs:

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List of Blood Thinners Foods Side Effects of Blood Thinners

List of blood thinners: foods herbs, teas as blood thinners that can interact with warfarin and blood clot meds

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Anti Aging Brain Booster Supplements for Alzheimers Parkinsons

Science for best brain booster supplements anti aging brain health for Alzheimers and Parkinsons

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Toxins, Parkinson's, Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

Wondering about Alzheimer's or Parkinson causes?

There is much evidence that the build-up of toxins of modern life is a factor in:

Aging, Parkinson's Alzheimer's Disease, dementia and memory issues.

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Also, find out more about environmental toxins and Parkinson causes:

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