Immune System, Toxins
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Why You Should Avoid These Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics at All Costs

IMG_4408.JPGFluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that are flouridated. They are big sellers for the top pharmaceutical companies, raking in billions of dollars each year under the following names: Cipro, Avelox, Factive, Noroxin, Floxin and Levaquin. These drugs are typically prescribed as treatments for the most common and mild of infections, and patients are rarely informed of any risk of ill effects from taking them.

However, while all antibiotics have a risk of some side effects, these particular FDA-approved ones carry the highest risk of serious dangers. The central part of this drug is flouride – a known neurotoxin. Drugs with flouride are able to reach your most sensitive tissues – including your brain. This potential brain-barrier breach that results in neurotoxicity is perhaps the most disturbing adverse effect of fluoroquinolones.

Flouride also causes damage to the immune system by depleting your energy reserves and inhibiting the formation of antibodies in your blood. Additionally, it disrupts collagen synthesis in your cells, depletes your magnesium levels, impairing your cellular enzyme function, and messes with your central nervous system GABA receptors.

As far back as even the 1980’s, adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone have been documented in Europe. Below are some of the commonly reported reactions:

Nervous system symptoms – pain, numbness, dizziness, tingling, weakness, headaches, anxiety, panic, memory loss, psychosis.

Musculoskeletal symptoms – tendon ruptures and tendonitis, joint swelling, weakness.

Sensory symptoms – altered sight, smell and hearing functions, tinnitus.

Cardiovascular symptoms – chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. tachycardia.

Skin reactions – hair loss, rash, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold.

Gastrointestinal symptoms – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

Reactions typically come on quickly and severely, often disabling otherwise healthy, active and young patients.

Finally, in 2008, the FDA added a warning about severe tendon damage to this product. It would be another 5 years before they would give additional warnings about permanent nerve damage.

This goes to show that just because a substance is FDA approved does not mean it’s perfectly safe. It is our own responsibility to do our own research and make your own informed decisions. The next time you are prescribed flouroquinolone antibiotics by your doctor, you may want to be absolutely certain that your situation warrants the risks presented by these drugs. Use flouroquinolones only as a last resort.

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Diet, Foods, Toxins
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When You Find Out What’s in Your Diet Coke You Might Never Drink Another One Again

9141167_sOne thing that recent research has proven is a diet high in sugar has horrible effects on your health.

It’s a sad reality, especially since many of our favorite foods contain sugar. So what many people do to avoid sugar is switch to some low-calorie or zero-sugar “diet” counterparts.

Slam on the breaks before you do that.

The most prevalent low calorie, dietary supplement, is also the world’s most dangerous.

If you don’t already know, Aspartame is the world’s most frequently used artificial sweetener. Owned by the Monsanto company, it’s estimated that 75% of all the negative reactions to food additives are a reaction to Aspartame.

Aspartame is in almost everything. Diet sodas, diet foods, diet candies, gum. It’s nearly impossible to get away from it.

But what about Aspartame is so bad?

First off, every single component of Aspartame has adverse affects on your body’s health. Aspartame is made of Aspartic acid, Phenylaline, and Methanol.

Both Aspartic acid and Phenylalanine are needed for some of the body’s basic functions. However, when the body is presented with too much of these substances it can have some pretty damaging effects.

Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin. That means it works as a neurotransmitter and can over stimulate brain cells, causing them to absorb excess calcium which then leads to the formation of free radicals. Over time this can cause the development of a myriad of negative symptoms and even aggravate already present chronic health issues.

Likewise, Phenylalanine is present in the brain. However, when the body is presented with too much Phenylalanine, it the stores it in the blood and it ravages the brain. It’s been show that Phenylalanine can have adverse affects on the formation of baby’s brains and also contributes to the formation of a host of mental disorders in adults.

Both Aspartic Acid and Phenylalanine comprise 90% of the total Aspartame molecule, which is why most diet sodas and most sticks of gum can have some really serious consequences.

Here’s a list of what these two ingredients can do to the body.

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weight gain
  • Rashes
  • Hearing loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Tachycardia
  • Insomnia
  • Vision problems
  • Seizures
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Emotional disordes
  • Depression
  • Seizures

It’s not a pretty list at all.

Lastly, Aspartame contains methanol. Methanol is also known as wood alcohol and is a very potent neurological toxin. It is processed by the body and then forms formaldehyde, which can turn out to be extremely damaging to the functioning of the brain and the nervous system.

The EPA even has guidelines on how much methanol should be ingested. Their limits say it’s about 7.8mg per day. On average, a liter of a diet drink with Aspartame as a primary ingredient contains about 52mg of methanol. That’s considerably more than you should ever consume in a 24-hour period!

The adverse health effects produced by Methanol are equally discouraging. Methanol poisoning’s effects include:

  • Retinal damage
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Numbness and shooting pains in the extremities
  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Weakness
  • Ear buzzing
  • Dizziness
  • Blindness

And much, much more.

The combined effects of these three ingredients are pretty staggering. In a rush to move away from sugar people have done a considerable amount of harm to themselves.

Do yourself a favor, ditch the diet drinks.

Use natural sweeteners like Stevia or Erythritol instead.

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Diet, Foods
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Why Did This Frozen Food Reviewer Quit His YouTube Channel in the Middle of Filming?

What would make a popular YouTube personality quit his channel in the middle of a video?

IMG_4139.PNGJust two months ago, Gregory Ng, the “Frozen Food Master”, abruptly ended his video and abandoned his entire channel, “Freezerburns”, where he had been reviewing roughly 1000 microwaved frozen meals since 2008.
In the video, he pauses after putting a piece of Viking helmet shaped chicken nugget in his mouth from a $2 kids meal, disgustedly declares it’s not good, points out that it is basically breading with a “hint of chicken”, and says,

You know what? I can’t do this anymore. This is horrible. We should not be feeding our kids this. We should not be eating frozen food anymore. I’m done with this.

So what would make a successful YouTube personality quit a channel that had over 700 episodes, 1000 food reviews, and was getting up to 100,000 viewers per episode? Was this just some kind of planned stunt to get attention?

Turns out, Ng had been going through some personal changes in recent years, becoming an advocate for a healthy active lifestyle. He had even quit Freezerburns temporarily in 2012, claiming that recording videos for the channel was becoming his “daily downer”. He returned to the show shortly after, with ideas to make it better.

While he doesn’t believe all frozen food to be unhealthy, he believes the stereotypical frozen meal to be laden with sodium and fat, among other additives. He began to feel corrupted by the lure of fame and internet traffic, and over time began to question his motivations to keep the show going.

His plan originally was to keep the channel going through the end of the calendar year, but as you can see in the video, he got angry during this particular review, getting upset at the commercialization aspect of the meal and the fact that it was an unhealthy, cheap meal targeted at kids. That fueled his impulsive decision to just walk off right there and then.

So does this talented YouTuber have plans for a different video series in the future? He says yes, that he has already been working on another online video based project, one from his soul rather than solely from the careful strategizing of tapping a profitable niche.

However, Ng says, he is done eating things on camera.

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Diet
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Study Shows Drinking Cow’s Milk Causes Early Death

IMG_4407.JPGThe British Medical Journal has published research showing that long term milk consumption has adverse effects on health and may impact mortality rates negatively.

This large scale study tracked over 100,000 Swedish people from ages about 39-74 for over two decades. The results were that the more cow’s milk people drank, the more likely they were to experience bone fracture or die during that period.

Notably, the risks were more pronounced for women – who are traditionally a group encouraged to drink milk to prevent osteoporosis. In the study, women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day had almost double the chance of death during the study compared to those who drank one glass or less, one glass being 200ml.

Problems with pasteurization
There are several issues noted with this food, especially the pasteurized version. First of all, the pasteurization process destroys nutrients and enzymes like vitamin C, water soluble B vitamins and phosphatase, an enzyme crucial for calcium absorption.

Second, magnesium is also destroyed during pasteurization, minimizing the calcium absorption rate. Add to this the fact that pasteurization creates calcium carbonate which cannot enter your cells without a chelating agent, and you have a situation where your body actually has to pull calcium from your bones in order to buffer the calcium carbonate. It is no wonder that America, one of the highest dairy consumers in the world, also has the highest rate of osteoporosis.

Milk causes inflammation
When lactose in milk breaks down, it releases a byproduct called galactose. Galactose causes inflammation. The British study found that the more milk people drank, the more inflammatory molecules were present in their urine.

Cancer from Milk?
One of the most powerful growth hormones identical in humans and cows is called Insulin-like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). Diets that are higher in calories and animal proteins tend to boost this hormone. Milk boosts this hormone. Unfortunately, IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and spread of breast, colon and prostate cancers, as well as encouraging accelerated aging. A report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research found that in numerous studies, cancer risk were parallel to milk consumption.

For all these reasons, it is not recommended to consume high amounts of milk, especially pasteurized milk. There are far more risks than advantages when it comes to the nutritional value.

See also: Why to STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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Diet, Weight Loss
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What? Fat Helps You Burn Fat?

One Ticket toYes, it’s true.

The fact is fats have been demonized by many in the food and medical industry because of bad science.

When the food pyramid was being fashioned in the last 70s, the thought at the time was in order to lose weight you had to cut your fat intake.

“Experts” incorrectly assumed that fat, being higher in calories per gram, was to be avoided if you want to lose weight.

And so they created dietary guidelines around this thought.

Too bad it’s not true.

Take a look at “Fat 101.”

Your body is actually designed to run off of fat as its main energy source.

Not carbs.

That’s because when fat is broken down it forms ketones, and ketones are used as an extremely efficient way to energize your body. When the body uses fat as its primary energy source it’s called ketosis.

On the other hand, carbs are an inefficient fuel source. Truth is, when your body encounters carbs it “tucks” them away to use as energy later on. Those carbs actually turn into fat.

Even your brain, which typically uses glucose to operate, does well when it’s deprived of carbs.

Thats because when your body is using only ketones your liver produces a ketone-like substance called beta-hydroxybutyrate (or beta-hydroxybutyric acid). And beta-hydroxybutyrate is an extremely efficient fuel source for your brain.

But to understand how eating fat makes you lose fat you just need to think of your body as a “fat burning machine.”

Most people who eat a diet that is high carb will have constantly fluctuating levels of blood sugar (glucose). When your blood sugar moves up and down as often as it does with a high carb diet, you’ll eat more (because of insulin spikes) and you’ll create more fat.

You see, eating fat doesn’t cause you to store fat. Eating carbs causes you to store fat.

Insulin spikes make your body believe that the food you just ate needs to be stored (as fat) immediately. That’s why carbs are so dangerous for people who want to lose weight.

When you want to lose weight you have to keep your insulin levels flat.

The only way to accomplish this is by eating a diet that is high in both fat and protein, and low in carbs.

Ideally, you’ll want a ratio where fat and protein are 80-90% of your total calories ingested.

And typically you’ll want to consume more fat because it’s easier for your body to turn into energy.

Now you can’t jut eat any kind of fats to make this work for you.

First, you need to eat animal fats, or other healthy fats like coconut oil or olive oil. You also need to avoid inflammatory fats like vegetable oils (soy, grapeseed, canola, soy, peanut). That’s because inflammatory fats like this can cause other adverse health effects, as well as limiting your ability to lose fat.

Animal fats that come from wild caught, pasture raised, grass fed animals will be high in Omega-3s, CLA (a type of fat) and other nutrients that are all associated with weight loss.

And while you’re at it, you need to reduce your intake of one of nature’s hidden “fat makers”…

CLICK HERE to see how This plant food HARMS your metabolism & heart (caused heart attacks in New Zealand study)

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