The Cholesterol Lie

I’ve maintained this position for years, and that’s as a former pharma sales rep who sold the leading statin.. With a sales quota in excess of $30 million annually.

From Deane Alban:

Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

Cholesterol causes heart disease — this is one of the biggest health myths of all time! Conventional “wisdom” tells us to eat a low fat diet and avoid saturated fat for our hearts. Yet, people who follow a diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates aren’t dropping dead of heart attacks.
Numerous studies have definitely proven that there is no correlation between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. Considering how popular this theory is, it’s pretty shocking!
High fat diets lead to lowering of triglycerides, normalization of LDL (bad cholesterol), and an increase in LDL particle size, which is a good thing — we’ll explain shortly.

The landmark Lyon Diet Heart Study followed 650 participants who were at extreme risk for heart attacks. They were overweight, sedentary, smoked, and had high cholesterol levels — the works.
Half were put on a Mediterranean diet and half were put on what was called a “prudent” diet recommended by the American Heart Association. The study was halted before it was done because it was deemed unethical.

Why?

People on the Mediterranean diet stopped dying even though their cholesterol levels didn’t budge. However so many more people on the AHA diet were dying, researchers felt it was unethical to continue putting people at risk on this diet!

One test that seems to provide good information about your risk for heart disease is to measure LDL particle size. Large LDL molecules just move through the blood stream, doing no harm. But small LDL molecules are caused by oxidation and are dangerous. They embed themselves on artery walls, causing inflammation, and leading to plaque development.

Your HDL and LDL numbers are not a good predictor of heart disease, but what is? Two important markers are your small particle LDL and your ratio of triglycerides to HDL.
For example, if your triglyceride level is 100 and your HDL is 50, this gives you a ratio of 2. A ratio of 2 or under is good. If this ratio is higher than that, you can lower your triglycerides fairly easily by reducing sugar in your diet.

High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. Here are some of the worst culprits that do contribute to heart disease:

High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. Here are some of the worst culprits that do contribute to heart disease:
Inflammation promotes every degenerative disease. It causes microinjuries to your arteries, causing plaque formation.
Free radicals attack LDL turning it from large (safe) to small (harmful) particle LDL.
Sugar is highly inflammatory, promoting plaque formation. It also increases stress hormones.
Trans fats increase bad cholesterol, decrease good cholesterol, increase inflammation, and raise triglycerides.
Stress increases blood pressure. In fact, blood pressure is a measure of stress applied to artery walls.

Learn more here: Be Brain Fit

Managing cholesterol and inflammation are aspects of health overall. If you have any questions about how to manage your cholesterol and/or inflammation levels naturally and effectively please give our office a call.

Why it pays to read labels.. #3

Sucralose

While the affects of aspartame have been well-publicized, those of the artificial sweetener sucralose are not as well known. Sucralose is marketed as Splenda whose ads say “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar”.

What the ads don’t tell you is that sucralose is sugar bonded to chlorine, making it a toxic chlorocarbon!

Some common neurological side effects are headaches, migraines, dizziness, brain fog, anxiety, depression, and tinnitus. Another side effect is weight gain which rather defeats the point!

Sucralose prevents nutrient absorption and reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50%. This leads to an overabundance of bad bacteria which has numerous negative affects on your brain including damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain where memory is stored.

Are you experiencing neurological dysfunction, like the symptoms listed above? We can help with the detoxifying and repair process, call our office to find out how!

Why it pays to read labels.. #2

Aluminum

Aluminum is an additive in baking powder and anti-caking agents, but it is used as much more than just a food ingredient. It is the most abundant metal in the the earth’s crust so is hard to avoid. It’s in drinking water, antacids, deodorant, cans, foil, and is commonly used in cookware.

Aluminum is suspected of contributing to Alzheimer’s. In the 1970′s, autopsies revealed that people that had Alzheimer’s had a larger than normal concentration of aluminum in the brain. This understandably began a scare that aluminum was the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Many people consequently stopped using aluminum cookware. This soft metal leeches into food especially when cooking acidic foods like tomato, lemon, or vinegar.

Stainless steel is the better cookware choice. It is more durable, scratch-resistant, and less reactive than aluminum. It’s easier to keep looking good for the long haul, too.

You can also find aluminum-free deodorants, baking powder and antacids. You can cook on parchment paper instead of foil. But is all this necessary?

Scientific proof can come slowly. It’s been 40 years since the aluminum-Alzheimer’s correlation was made, but science has still not determined for certain whether ingesting aluminum contributes to this disease for sure. But since it is a known neurotoxin, it only makes sense to minimize your exposure.

Avoiding these five chemicals is not that difficult. There are healthy alternatives, so you can reduce exposure with little effort. Taking action will help you reduce exposure to brain toxins, a key factor in keeping your brain mentally sharp for a lifetime.

Becoming aware of what’s in your diet is the first and most important step to take to remove toxicities we’re exposed to. Flushing toxins out of your system to prevent further damage and repairing damage that’s already been done is where we come in. Call our office to see how we can help!

Learn more at Waking Times

Why it pays to read labels.. #1

Monosodium glutamate, usually referred to simply as MSG, is ubiquitous in processed foods. It breaks down in the body into glutamate, a known excitotoxin — a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death.

A truly alarming thing about MSG is that it is in just about everything, yet it is not required to be on labels. This makes it very difficult to avoid.

It is required to be listed on a label only if it’s 100% pure MSG. Spices, flavorings, and natural flavorings can all contain up to 99% MSG with no mention on the label!

Generally the saltier the food, the more MSG it will have, with worst offenders including canned soups, snacks, and ramen noodles.

And don’t think that shopping at a health food store will protect you. Health food items are not immune, especially refined soy products like soy burgers.

Top MSG Sources

Here are some ingredients to watch out for that always contain MSG:

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Hydrolyzed protein
Plant protein extract
Calcium caseinate
Sodium caseinate
Yeast extract
Textured protein
Autolyzed yeast

These ingredients can contain MSG:

Malt extract
Malt flavoring
Bouillon
Broth
Stock
Flavoring
Natural flavoring
Beef flavoring
Chicken flavoring
Seasoning
Spices

Another huge source of MSG is fast food restaurants. MSGTruth.org has a list of the worst offenders with KFC being at the top of the list. Even their salads and green beans contain MSG!

Learn more at Waking Times

Becoming aware of what’s in your diet is the first and most important step to take to remove toxicities we’re exposed to. Flushing toxins out of your system to prevent further damage and repairing damage that’s already been done is where we come in. Call our office to see how we can help!

Eating poison?

From Mercola:

Recent research shows that genetically engineered (GE) soy contains high levels of glyphosate along with a poorer nutritional profile, leading the researchers to conclude that GE soy is NOT “substantially equivalent” to non-GE soy

On average, GE soy contained 11.9 parts per million (ppm) of glyphosate. The highest residue level found was 20.1 ppm. No residues of either kind were found in the conventional non-GE and organic varieties

Processed foods undoubtedly expose you to this toxic contamination, courtesy of the GE soy and vegetable oil, GE high fructose corn syrup, and/or GE sugar beets used

Compared to conventionally-grown non-GE and GE soy, organic soybeans contained higher levels of protein and zinc, and lower levels of omega-6

Argentina has become one of the largest producers of GE soy and corn, and along with it, the country has experienced an explosion of miscarriages, fertility problems, and abnormal fetal development

So what does this mean?

If You Eat Processed Food, You’re Eating Glyphosate..
While nearly one billion pounds of glyphosate is doused on both conventional and GE crops worldwide each year, GE crops receive the heaviest amounts. It’s important to realize that processed foods undoubtedly expose you to this toxic contamination, courtesy of the soy and vegetable oil used.

It’s quite crucial to understand that glyphosate contamination is systemic, meaning it is present in every cell of the plant, from root to tip. It’s not just an issue of topical contamination, as with many other agricultural chemicals sprayed on crops.
Normally, you need to thoroughly wash your produce to remove topical residues, but you simply cannot remove glyphosate from your produce. And neither can food and animal feed manufacturers who use GE ingredients in their products.

Birth Malformation Skyrocketing in Agricultural Centers of Argentina.
As noted in the featured BBC radio report14 above, Argentina has become one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of GE soy and corn, and along with it, the country has experienced an explosion of miscarriages, fertility problems, and abnormal fetal development. In the province of Chaco, birth defects have quadrupled in the decade following the introduction of GE crops.

Learn more here: Mercola – GMO’s don’t wash away

If you need help learning how to avoid GMO’s in your diet,or if you need help recovering from GMO exposure, please call our office. Find out how we can help.

How (..one of the many ways) drug companies falsify data…

In this TED Talk Ben Goldacre exposes the lies of omission that bring drugs to market. He explains how in one example, as of 2008, this practice had led to over 100,000 unnecessary deaths in United States alone.

Why would this be?

Money.

Lots of money.

At 10:14 he explains just how much money can be made off of deception.

What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

Sugar cravings?

(NaturalNews) Parasites are a part of life. They cause serious health issues that, in some cases, become fatal. No one is exempt from these vile creatures. Every one, even you, has at least one type of parasite. Let’s review the most common types of parasites that are literally eating humans from the inside out.

Hungry hungry hookworm

An estimated 740 million people are infected globally. Hookworms are the leading cause of maternal and child morbidity in some developing countries. They also infect cats and dogs. Aptly named for their hooked mouths, hookworms latch on by biting into the intestinal wall. Once they’ve latched on they suck blood ravenously. This blood loss means anemia for the unsuspecting host. Hookworms can lay approximately 30,000 eggs per day and each worm generally lives 1 to 5 years.

The Tapeworm

To be accurate, this parasite doesn’t literally eat you; it does however, feed off of you. Tapeworms are the longest parasites in the world. On average, the parasites are around 14 feet long. The longest tapeworm ever recorded was 37 feet long; it was pulled out of Sally May Wallace through her mouth in 1991. Apart from being ridiculously long, this worm can live in it’s host for decades and typically goes unnoticed.

Tapeworms have a “crown” of tiny hooks on top of their head, which they use to attach themselves to your insides. They feed off of your nutrients by absorbing them through their skin. Pork, beef and fish are the primary sources of infection. Eating raw fish, beef, or pork that is undercooked can lead to tapeworm infection. Even meat and fish that are properly cooked can be a possible cause of infection if the chef has poor sanitation and reinfects your food.

Tapeworm infection signs and symptoms

• Constant hunger (especially for sweets and junk food)
• Abdominal cramping and/or pain
• Loss of appetite
• Malnutrition
• Weight loss
• Fatigue
• Nausea
• Diarrhea

Can they really cause death?

Though parasites most often go unnoticed, they can cause death. Some parasites, such as the tapeworm, can move out of the intestine and cause growths in local tissue where it settles such as in the brain, heart, or eye. In the brain, they can cause seizures and extensive damage to the nervous system.

Learn more: Natural News: Parasites

Many people are surprised to find that their symptoms may be the result of parasites. Through the Morphogenetic Field Technique recommendations are tailored to the individual and their specific needs. Most people are pleasantly surprised they simply start feeling better. Call the office today to see if this approach might be right for you!

The link between cancer and vaccines

The polio vaccine, like so many others, is grown in a culture of tissue, specifically monkey kidneys. The problem is;
“…many of the monkeys from which tissue was taken were infected with deadly viruses that would end up harboring in and infecting humans. The main virus of concern is known as SV40, which later studies revealed is associated with causing brain cancer. Though it had previously only been thought to infect other monkeys, SV40 was eventually determined to have made its home inside the bodies of millions of humans injected with the polio vaccine.

It was believed that SV40 only infected monkeys and shouldn’t be found in humans in any circumstance, let alone associated with tumors,” explained Dr. Daniel Bergsagel, M.D., a pediatric oncologist (who) made the inadvertent discovery that SV40 was present in tumor samples collected from sick children.

As it turns out, dozens of monkey viruses were present in the earliest polio vaccines administered during the mass vaccination campaigns that took place back in the 1950s and 1960s. And the worst part is that those working on the vaccines, including Salk and his colleague Albert Sabin, had to have known that the monkeys from which they were producing vaccines were heavily contaminated.

The best estimate we can get right now is that there was at least 26 different monkey viruses in those preparations,” added Dr. Howard B. Urnevitz, a microbiologist and vaccinologist from California who has long studied the process by which vaccines are made, to CBC during an interview.

They varied from lot to lot, from country to country, but it was very clear that these monkeys were heavily contaminated — and realize, you had to have just one sick monkey — and they were put in a cage with other monkeys and they would infect each other. Their kidneys were removed and all of these viruses would be in it.”

As it turns out, dozens of monkey viruses were present in the earliest polio vaccines administered during the mass vaccination campaigns that took place back in the 1950s and 1960s. And the worst part is that those working on the vaccines, including Salk and his colleague Albert Sabin, had to have known that the monkeys from which they were producing vaccines were heavily contaminated.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/polio_vaccine

Have you been vaccinated? Is your list of symptoms seemingly unconnected and you’ve been unable to get answers? We can help. Call the office today to find out how.

Now what? Re: Antibiotic overuse

News flash:

“A new report issued by the World Health Organization denounces the current overuse of antibiotics and is saying that antibiotics now pose a “major global threat” to public health.

Calling for urgent action, WHO says that antibiotic resistance is occurring “in every region of the world.” Describing the current medical landscape as a “post-antibiotic era,” WHO is revealing that simple infections, once treatable, are now capable of taking lives en masse. After analyzing data from 114 countries, WHO has deemed that “devastating implications are imminent, unless “significant” and prompt action is taken.”

As opposed to last Wednesday, when everything was fine…

More from the report:

“Antibiotics for E. coli infections “would not work in more than half of people treated”

“One antibiotic that has become practically worthless in the face of this rapid antibiotic resistance is carbapenem. This drug is often used to treat people with life-threatening pneumonia caused by K. pneumoniae bacteria. Carbapenem is also used as a last resort for bloodstream infections and infections that specifically affect newborns. Now the carbapenem antibiotic is no longer a last resort; it’s becoming very ineffective, useless across the world.”

“The World Health Organization also found that long-standing antibiotic treatments for gonorrhea are becoming useless. This was first observed in the UK, when the treatment failed to stop the sexually transmitted infection. Furthermore, WHO found that the same treatment isn’t working in Austria, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Canada, France, Norway, Slovenia or Sweden. They reported that gonorrhea is spreading uncontrollably now, with more than a million people becoming infected across the world daily.”

OK, so what do we do about it?

“…WHO is calling for the development of new antibiotics and new vaccines to overcome the resistant strains of bacteria. ‘What we urgently need is a solid global plan of action which provides for the rational use of antibiotics,’ the WHO report stated.”

Yes. Of course. And in other news, fire departments are now urged to use gasoline to extinguish fires.

Einstein is quoted: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Nature’s antibacterial plants are the answer

Hiding in the shadows of all the alarming confusion of useless medical antibiotics are an entire catalog of plants that contain antibacterial properties. Herbs like oregano, goldenseal, garlic and tea tree, among many others, consist of complex antibacterial substances that have evolved alongside bacteria over the years. These natural antibiotics use multiple modes to silence bacteria. These simple plants are the answer for drug-resistant infections. Antibacterial compounds from plants attack bacteria from multiple routes, not just a singular mode as seen in clinical antibiotics.

Medical establishments around the world could potentially save millions of lives utilizing these plant extracts. In this study, garlic destroyed Helicobacter pylori bacteria at low doses.H. Pylori study

The only way to conquer the mutating strains of bacteria is to use herbal medicine. Raw honey is one such natural antibacterial proving to conquer resistant strains of bacteria, including MRSA.

Learn more from Natural News

I routinely see people who’s physiology is so out of balance that bacteria and viruses are allowed to run amok, resulting in “infections”.

The Morphogenic Field Technique provides a method to match the natural solution to the individual needed to overcome the condition quickly and without harmful side effects. Give us a call to see if this can help you!

Do we subconsciously sabotage ourselves?

Have you ever found yourself wondering why you, or someone else, repeats apparently unproductive, even destructive habits?

The subconscious is an interesting creature. Things that would make no sense at face value certainly can if we dig deeper. Some examples:

You take pleasure in someone else’s failure because it makes you feel superior to them.

You take pleasure in your own failure (by blaming someone else, life, God or circumstance. In other words, you find your innocence in failure).

You take pleasure in arguments because you get to see the other person as an idiot and feel morally superior.

You take pleasure in personal martyrdom. You feel you are a noble victim, better than others who are so obviously self-centered.

You take pleasure in rebelling against authority (and inviting correction and control) because it gives you a false sense of power (and leads to giving your power away).

You take pleasure in rejection because it confirms that others are mean and small minded.

You take pleasure in helplessness because it lets you off the hook.

You take pleasure in not getting what you want because it proves how selfless you are.

You take pleasure in extreme frustration because it proves how hard you are trying and how stupid and uncooperative other people can be.

But why would things get so twisted?

Emotions lodged – trapped or hidden – in the body/subconscious can certainly influence thoughts/feelings/behaviors from behind the scene. But we needn’t be subject to unseen forces. Releasing them can be surprisingly easy – no hours of therapy sessions waiting for the “ahah” moment, no sifting through painful memories..

The Emotion Code is pleasantly surprising in it’s ease and effectiveness. Give the office a call and find out if this approach is what you’re looking for!