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When my neighbor got a heart attack everyone fussed over him. How can I have that?

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30′s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $ 100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

3 Ways Every Mom Should Try to Better the Mental Health of Kids

It’s often noticed that kids don’t even cross adolescence but go into depression. You must be very worried as a mother, perplexed to figure out how can you care for mental health of kids so that they don’t develop any mental health disorder.

Here are 3 tips that you can follow to keep children healthy:

Encourage them to play board games:

As a mother you must be understanding how much pressure kids go through these days: Be it parental pressure or academic pressure or something else. You also find yourself helpless sometimes as you can’t compromise on kids’ education for their shining future, but you can always try to lessen their burden in some other way. Playing board games is a great way to lessen the stress of kids. Bring educational board games at home and start playing with them. They will have fun playing such innovative games. More they will enjoy the happiness of playing together, especially with parents. Your kids will be learning playfully without even their knowledge. If you are confused about which game to buy, let me get you the solution:

A brand new, interactive board game is going to be launched in market soon, which is designed with the purpose of developing STEM skills of children. This family-friendly tabletop game will take your kid on a journey to a tree squirrel’s world. The animal loving nature of an aerospace engineer, named Randy Hecht, inspired him to invent this game. He even wants to donate a certain percentage of proceed to local animal charities. This game will truly inculcate confidence and competitive spirit in your child as well as will improve their cognitive skills. It’s a fun game that will make your kids happy, hence will reduce their pressure and stress. Your kids will learn about squirrel behaviors. Moreover, the game will improve their verbal and communication skills as well as logical and reasoning skills. Children also will get the opportunity to practice math and negotiation skills through this educational game. Do you intend to support the creators of this board game? You can surely do so, theres a kickstarter campaign being created for you to go and pledge for the project and contribute for the noble cause. It’s not a bad idea because they’re giving back to the community in a positive way.

Make them Eat Healthy

You must be wondering what connection does our brain have with healthy eating. Let me give you a clear picture. Human body needs vitamins and nutrients in order to make the brain function. If you don’t feed your kids correctly, their brain will not function properly. It will affect their academic performance as well as mental health. So, don’t forget to give them energy drink, meat, fish, milk, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc.

Encourage them to do physical activity

Physical activity is very important for kids to keep their brain active. You should encourage them to practice yoga or play in parks. When your kids are physically active interacting with others, they will develop social skills and will learn how to deal with emotions. Physical activity will help them with healthy mental growth. As a mother, you must be the role model of your child. What can be better than if you accompany him in playground or yoga? Think about it.

Chloe Paltrow
Chloe Paltrow, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than 20 years of experience. She is also a researcher in the field of neurology. Dr. Paltrow sees patients with different neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. She has shared her knowledge in various websites and blogs like Collective Evolution, PsychCentral and Pick The Brain. Currently, she is studying how brain injury and brain disorders can be treated with hyperbaric chamber, of which OxyHealth is a leading provider.

Boost your mood with Saffron – Mother Nature’s Prozac

More and more people suffer from depression today than ever before. Reports reveal that 1 in 10 US adults say they are suffering from depression and by 2020, depression is anticipated to be the world’s second-leading cause of disability. Negative side effects and dangers of psychiatric medications are two main drawbacks to conventional treatment programs for depression. Also, they do not often work. In fact, about 90% of patients endure at least one of the many serious side effects from these medications.

Therefore, natural healthcare providers and their patients are looking for a safer way to fight mood disorders. Saffron is a popular natural depression treatment. In fact, it seems to be as effective as common antidepressant pills like Prozac and Imipramine but without the adverse side effects.

This fascinating spice has been used to treat more than 90 diseases over 4,000 years. Saffron is the most costly spice in the world. Price estimates range from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000 per pound. The cost is extraordinary because it takes about 80,000 crocus flowers and a quarter million dried stigmas to deliver one pound of saffron. Moreover, the harvesting is not easy as well. It is done entirely by hand during just one to three weeks a year.

Saffron as Natural Antidepressant:

In traditional Persian medicine, saffron is used for depression. Several studies state that saffron relieves many psychiatric conditions.
Iranian researchers say that saffron may work in the same way that many antidepressants do. Two compounds in saffron (safranal and crocin) protect levels of several brain chemicals that boost and stabilize mood. These compounds may exert anti-depressant effects by keeping balanced levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Chinese scientist concluded that crocin was the active compound and should be considered as new plant substance for curing depression.

The Latest 2014 review of studies examined 14 studies which used saffron as an anti-depressant. Human studies show there is a benefit to both anxiety and depression.
In one study, researchers studied 40 people with mild to moderate depression divided into two groups; one took saffron (15mg x2 daily), the other fluoxetine (Prozac). As a result, after two months, saffron was as effective as Prozac.

In another study from Iran, one group took 30mg of saffron daily; the other received a placebo. After 6-weeks, the ‘saffron group’ had much lower score on the standard test for depression.
Another study saw an even stronger anti-depressant effect of this spice.
Saffron was even compared to a tricyclic antidepressant imipramine (Tofranil) and was shown to be just as effective as the drug and without the negative side effects.

”Findings from clinical trials conducted to date indicate that saffron supplementation can improve symptoms of depression in adults with major depression.”
”Findings from initial clinical trials suggest that saffron may improve the symptoms and the effects of depression, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and infertility.”

More Uses and Benefits:

  • Sexual Dysfunction (Studies show that saffron is effective in treating erectile dysfunction).
  • Macular Degeneration (A study from Australian and Italian researchers shows that it helps slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and improves vision; also, it prevents retinal damage in animal studies).
  • Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells (Researchers found that crocetinic acid inhibited the growth of human pancreatic cancer cells).
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (Saffron is as effective as the Alzheimer drug donepezil based on studies).
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Saffron may significantly reduce the symptoms of metabolic syndrome).
  • PMS (A study found saffron relieves symptoms of premenstrual syndrome).
  • Menstrual Cramps (Significant reduction).
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Infertility (from Urology Journal – 50mg of saffron daily for three months, result: percentage of normally shaped sperm rose by 21%).
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Pakistan researchers state that saffron may be potentially useful for the treatment of MS).
  • Parkinson’s (Crocetin, a compound isolated from saffron is helpful in preventing Parkinsonism and has therapeutic potential in fighting this neurological disorder).
  • Anxiety and Insomnia (In animal study, scientist found that saffron reduced anxiety-like activity and increased total sleep time).
  • Memory loss (Saffron improved memory in animals – Findings from Behavioral Brain Research).
  • Cancer (Researchers reviewed more than 30 studied on saffron and cancer and concluded that it may have potential to prevent and treat certain forms of cancer).
  • Weight Loss (A 2010 study published by Elsevier found that taking saffron could help people control their compulsive eating – significant reduction in their snacking).
  • Some More Possible Uses And Benefits: Inflammation, Stomach Problems, Pain Relief, Diabetes, Heart Health, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Potent Antioxidant, Asthma, Cough

Safety, Side Effects and Dosing:

Consuming saffron in higher doses can be dangerous.
For the treatment of mild to moderate depression and in premenstrual syndrome 30 mg daily in two divided doses is effective. Doses of up to 1.5 g per day of saffron appears to be safe; saffron poisoning symptoms appear after you take more than 5 g in a single dose; it may be lethal if taken as a 10-20 g dose.
Also, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid intake of saffron. As always, consult a medical professional or qualified herbalist before adding a powerful new component like this to your herbal regimen.

Conclusion:

Remember, that in spite of saffron benefits, high doses can be potentially dangerous – you do not need much. Just a pinch is all you need for most dishes.
Avoid the ‘powder form’ and look for the complete stigmas or threads. The powders are often mixed with poor quality or other spices like turmeric. Saffron fakes are also quite common so be sure to get a genuine one.
If you would like to try saffron for depression, please talk to your doctor before changing or trying anything new. It would be best to work with a natural medicine practitioner who is well-educated on using herbals alongside medications.

Sources:

  1. Healing Spices, Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4643654/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26165367
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731881/
  5. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/8-proven-health-benefits-saffron
  6. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inner-source/201601/saffron-emotional-health
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Study: Frankincense Essential Oil Superior to Chemotherapy in Destroying Cancer Cells

What is frankincense?

Frankincense is a fragrant plant resin that comes from the Boswelllia sacra tree found across Africa and the Arabian peninsula. It’s been used for centuries as a folk medicine, largely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease-causing inflammation, boost immunity, and prevent dangerous infections.

Cancer Cells that Don’t Respond to Chemotherapy are Destroy by Frankincense Oil

In the latest research, scientists have demonstrated the ability of frankincense to combat cancer cells in late-stage cancer. The compound known as AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) is credited with many of the known benefits of the resin, including its positive effects on cancer elimination, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. And the evidence suggests that frankincense isn’t just a supplemental treatment to go along with chemotherapy and radiation; in some cases, it may actually be preferential as a replacement.

After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro, we have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells. Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.

The reason for this is that frankincense shows demonstrable effectiveness in a few areas where chemotherapy isn’t all that effective, particularly with regards to ovarian cancer.

How to use Frankincense Essential Oil?

Frankincense essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil, or add it to your favorite all-natural lotions or creams for topical application.

Other Benefits & Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

-Stress Relieving Bath-Soak
-Natural Household Cleaner
-Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Fighter
-Relieve the symptoms of gout
-Stress and anxiety management
-Relieves Symptoms of Indigestion
-Natural Cold or Flu Medicine
-Reduce Swelling from Insect Bites
-Helps Relieve Inflammation and Pain
-Wound Healing and Infection Prevention
-Remove moles, skin tags, and warts

Additional Sources:

 https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/frankincense-and-cancer/

http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/frankincense-essential-oil-could-be-superior-to-chemotherapy-in-destroying-cancer-cells/?t=HHL

 https://draxe.com/frankincense-oil-cancer/

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The Arrogance of Fluoridation

Aloha,

Recently, I submitted an article about fluoride that barely skimmed the surface of how disastrous this nightmare really is. My knowledge of fluoridation came from Dr. Paul Connett, PHd. This guy travels and testifies wherever and whenever to save people from fluoridation. Listening to him testify in Hawaii was amazing. To learn more, please go to www.fluoridealert.org. I encourage you all to make a copy of the following article Dr. Connett wrote and become a voice to save your community.

THE ARROGANCE OF FLUORIDATION
FAN Bulletin | May 5, 2014
By Paul Connett, PhD
Director, Fluoride Action Network
Co-author, The Case Against Fluoride (Chelsea Green, 2010)

Organized dentistry, which includes the American Dental Association [ADA], the Oral Health Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [OHD] and state dental directors, is the only health profession that seeks to deliver its services via the public’s water supply.

The practice of artificial water fluoridation is the height of arrogance when one considers the following undisputed facts and scientifically supported arguments.

a)       Fluoride is not a nutrient. Not one biochemical process in the human body has been shown to need fluoride.

b)       The level of fluoride in mother’s milk is exceedingly low (0.004 ppm, NRC, 2006, p.40). Formula-fed infants receive up to 175 to 250 times more fluoride than a breast-fed infant if using water fluoridated with .7 or 1 ppm of fluoride. Does the dental community really know more than nature about what the baby needs?

c)        Fluoride accumulates in the bone and in other calcified tissues over a lifetime. It is still not known what the true half-life of fluoride is in the human bone, but an estimate of 20 years has been made (NRC, 2006, p 92).  This means that some of the fluoride absorbed by infants will be retained for a lifetime in their bones. Early symptoms of fluoride poisoning of the bones are identical to arthritis. Lifelong accumulation of fluoride in bones can also make them brittle and more prone to fracture.

d)       Once fluoride is added to the water supply, there is no way of controlling the dose people get daily or over a lifetime and there is no way of controlling who gets the fluoride – it goes to everyone regardless of age, weight, health, need or nutritional status.

e)        The addition of fluoride to the public water supply violates the individual’s right to informed consent to medical or human treatment. The community is doing to everyone what a doctor can do to no single patient.  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000445.htm).

f)        Fluoride is known to have toxic properties at low doses (Barbier et al, 2010).

g)       Children in fluoridated countries are being over-exposed to fluoride as demonstrated by the very high prevalence of dental fluorosis. According to the CDC (2010) 41% of American children aged 12-15 have some form of dental fluorosis. Black and Mexican American children have significantly higher rates (CDC, 2005, Table 23).

h)       A 500-page review by the National Research Council in 2006 revealed that several subsets of the population (including bottle-fed babies) are exceeding the EPA’s safe reference dose (0.06 mg/kilogram bodyweight/day) when drinking fluoridated water at 1 ppm (NRC, 2006, p85). The NRC panel also indicated that fluoride causes many health problems at levels close to the exposure levels in fluoridated communities (NRC, 2006).

i)         An un-refuted study conducted at Harvard University shows that fluoride may cause osteosarcoma (a frequently fatal bone cancer) in young men when boys are exposed to fluoridated water in their 6th, 7th and 8th years (Bassin et al., 2006).  Despite promises by Bassin’s thesis advisor (Chester Douglass) a subsequent study by Kim et al. (2011) did not refute Bassin’s key finding of the age-window of vulnerability.

j)         There are many animal and human studies, which indicate that fluoride is a neurotoxin and 37 studies that show an association between fairly modest exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ in children. Twenty-seven of these studies were reviewed by a team from Harvard University (Choi et al., 2012). In an article in Lancet Neurology, Grandjean and Landrigan (2014) have since classified fluoride as a developmental neurotoxicant. All these papers can be accessed at www.FluorideAlert.org/issues/health/brain

k)       For many decades no health agency in any fluoridated country has made any serious attempt to monitor side effects (other than dental fluorosis). Nor have they investigated reports of citizens who claim to be sensitive to fluoride’s toxic effects at low doses.

l)         No U.S. doctors are being trained to recognize fluoride’s toxic effects, including low dose-reversible effects in sensitive individuals.

m)      Dental caries is a disease, according to the ADA, CDC’s OHD, and the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and others. Fluoridation is designed to treat this disease but it has never been approved by the FDA.  The FDA has never performed any trial to ascertain the safety of fluoride. FDA classifies fluoride as an “unapproved drug.”

n)       The effectiveness of swallowing fluoride to reduce tooth decay has never been demonstrated by a randomized control trial (RCT) the gold standard of epidemiology (McDonagh et al., 2000).

o)       The evidence that fluoridation or swallowing fluoride reduces tooth decay is very weak (Brunelle and Carlos, 1990 and Warren et al., 2009).

p)       The vast majority of countries neither fluoridate their water nor their salt. But, according to WHO figures, tooth decay in 12-year olds is coming down as fast –if not faster – in non-fluoridated countries as fluoridated ones (http://fluoridealert.org/issues/caries/who-data/ ).

q)       Most dental authorities now agree that the predominant benefit of fluoride is TOPICAL not SYSTEMIC (CDC, 1999, 2001)– i.e. it works on the outside of the tooth not from inside the body, thus there is no need to swallow fluoride to achieve its claimed benefit and no justification for forcing it on people who do not want it.

r)        Many countries (e.g. Scotland) have been able to reduce tooth decay in low-income families using cost-effective programs without forcing fluoride on people via the water supply (BBC Scotland, 2013).

s)        While organized dentistry (i.e. the ADA/OHD) claims that fluoridation is designed to help low-income families, it is hard to take such sentiments seriously when,
i) 80% of American dentists refuse to treat children on Medicaid.
ii) The ADA opposes the use of dental therapists to provide some basic services in low-income areas.
Moreover, such a practice can hardly be considered equitable when low-income families are less able to afford fluoride avoidance strategies and it is well-established that fluoride’s toxic effects are made worse by poor diet, which is more likely to occur in low-income families.

t)  Compounding the arrogance of this practice, neither the ADA, nor the OHD will appear to defend their position in open public debate nor provide a scientific response in writing to science-based critiques  (e.g. The Case Against Fluoride by Connett, Beck and Micklem).
Conclusion: It is time to get dentistry out of the public water supply and back into the dental office. It is also time the U.S. media did its homework on this issue instead of simply parroting the self-serving spin of the dental lobby.

Postscript.
“It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that ‘walks’ in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth. They have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we cannot shake them off. Whenever I take up a newspaper, I seem to see ghosts gliding between the lines. There must be ghosts all the country over, as thick as the sands of the sea. And then we are, one and all, so pitifully afraid of the light.”  Henrik Ibsen, The Ghosts

Note: readers can view a videotape of a recent presentation Paul Connett gave on fluoridation in Seattle, Washington at http://youtu.be/ZEVLLTkxml0

References:
Barbier O, Arreola-Mendoza L, Del Razo LM. 2010. Molecular mechanisms of fluoride toxicity. Chem Biol Interact. 188(2):319-33. Abstract.

Bassin EB, Wypij D, Davis RB, Mittleman MA. 2006. Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Cancer Causes and Control 17(4):421-8. Abstract.

BBC Scotland. 2013. Nursery toothbrushing saves £6m in dental costs. Nov 9. Online at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-24880356

Brunelle JA, Carlos JP. 1990. Recent trends in dental caries in U.S. children and the effect of water fluoridation. J. Dent. Res 69(Special edition):723-727. Abstract

CDC (1999). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. Achievements in public health, 1900- 1999: Fluoridation of drinking water to prevent dental caries. Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Review. (MMWR). 48(41):933-940 October 22, 1999.  Online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4841a1.htm

CDC (2001). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for using fluoride to prevent and control dental caries in the United States. Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Review. (MMWR). August 17. 50(RR14):1-42. Online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5014a1.htm

CDC (2005). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2005. Surveillance for dental caries, dental sealants, tooth retention, edentulism, and enamel fluorosis–United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2002. MMWR Surveill Summ 54(3):1-43. Online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5403a1.htm

CDC (2010).  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010. Beltrán-Aguilar, et al. Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in the United States. Online at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db53.htm

Choi AL, Sun G, Zhang Y, Grandjean P. 2012. Developmental fluoride neurotoxicity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Health Perspect 120:1362–1368. Online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/choi-20121.pdf

Connett, P, Beck, J, Micklem HS. 2010. The Case Against Fluoride. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont.

Grandjean P, Landrigan PJ. 2014. Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity. The Lancet Neurology 13(3):330–338. Abstract.

Kim FM, Hayes C, Williams PL, Whitford GM, Joshipura KJ, Hoover RN, Douglass CW. 2011. An assessment of bone fluoride and osteosarcoma. Journal of Dental Research 90(10):1171-76. Abstract.

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Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30′s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $ 100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

“Something’s fishy”!

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30′s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $ 100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

Astragalus Root: Beneficial For Both Health & Beauty

Ever since the ancient of times, the Astragalus root has been used in countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, to strengthen the chi and ensure a better state of health. Today, the astragalus root is used all over the world, being appreciated for the benefits that it has to offer, not only for one’s health but also when it comes to beauty. The root is known to ensure beautiful skin, keeping the signs of aging at a safe distance. At the same time, it stimulates the proper functioning of the immune system, and it builds stamina, helping those who suffer from immune deficiency conditions.

Astragalus root, a solution for those who suffer from arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition, characterized by some discomforting symptoms, such as pain, stiffness, and inflammation. According to an article published in 2003, in the Alternative Medicine Review, astragalus root can be used to stimulate the immune system. This is because it contains polysaccharides, which work to heal the body and improve the symptoms associated with immune-deficiency conditions, such as the different types of arthritis.

Beauty benefits – astragalus root, an excellent weapon against the aging process

From a certain age, it becomes difficult to hide the signs of aging, no matter how many cosmetic products we may use. You might not be aware of this, but Astragalus root is an excellent weapon against the aging process, helping you make both neck and chest wrinkles less visible. An article published on the subject of astragalus, in Natural Herbal Living, cites a study undertaken by researchers in China. It seems that these researchers discovered astragalus root to be rich in flavonoids, which are antioxidants. These are known to reduce inflammation within the body, including at the level of the skin, thus improving its overall appearance.

The benefits of the astragalus root about beauty and aging have been confirmed in another study as well. The study was undertaken in 2013 and published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, concerning the natural weapons and strategies for the skin aging. The astragalus root was presented as a popular Chinese herb, well-known for its beneficial properties. According to the study, the root could be used to stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid at the level of the skin. This is rather important, as the deficit of hyaluronic acid is one of the main reasons, for which the signs of aging become visible, even from an early age.

An amazing solution to cancer

For many years now, scientists have been trying to discover cancer treatments that work. According to a study undertaken in 2016 and published in the Scholars Research Library, astragalus root presents anti-carcinoma properties. Interestingly enough, the study revealed that not only the root but also the leaves and the stems of the plant have anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. Among the types of cancers that could be treated with this natural remedy, there are breast, ovarian, colon, gastric, cervical, stomach, colorectal, liver, lung and nasopharyngeal. The astragalus root was confirmed to present highly-efficient anti-carcinoma effects.

Diabetes patients can benefit from the astragalus root

According to a study undertaken in 2013 and published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, astragalus root could be efficiently used in patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. The natural root is already part of many Chinese herbal formulas recommended for patients who suffer from this chronic condition. The high content in immune-modulating polysaccharides confirmed that this natural remedy could be more than beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pancreatic cells are protected, as the astragalus root has anti-inflammatory properties and blood sugar levels are kept at constant levels. However, further research is still necessary, to determine the exact way, in which the astragalus root could be turned into such a treatment for diabetic patients.

The astragalus root can increase the level of circulating testosterone

Low levels of circulating testosterone have been associated with a wide range of health problems in men, with infertility standing at the top of the list. According to a study undertaken in 2014 and published in Plant Biochemistry & Physiology, the astragalus root is one of the natural herbal remedies, which could be turned into a supplement and administered for the increase in circulating testosterone levels. However, the authors of the study drew attention to the fact that further research is necessary, as there are no additional studies to currently confirm such properties.

Other benefits of the astragalus root

According to an article published online by the University of Maryland, Medical Center, the astragalus root has a wide range of other benefits. It can reduce the level of stress within the body, thus keeping some medical conditions at a safe distance. Moreover, it can be safely administered in patients diagnosed with anemia, heart disease and liver disease (hepatitis). It is recommended as a natural remedy for the commonhold, it can help patients to recover from cancer treatments (chemotherapy), and it can also be useful when it comes to dealing with seasonal allergies.

Final words

As you have probably understood by now, the astragalus root is one of the most versatile herbs out there, having a great number of benefits to offer, for both health and beauty. It is especially recommended to patients who suffer from immune-deficiency conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Moreover, it can keep the signs of aging at a safe distance, and it can ensure an excellent state of health.

Most Still Don’t Know ObamaCare Penalties Waived by Trump Executive Order

The I.R.S has been instructed by the Trump Administration via Executive Order  not to collect ObamaCare Penalties. Giving millions of Americans and small businesses a huge break and boosting the economy. Ordering the I.R.S. not or ask about your healthcare situation makes sure no further penalties can be assessed. Effectively throwing a monkey wrench into the ObamaCare tax and penalty system that has wrecked the American economy. As Congress sits on their hands and does nothing this one act alone has given millions of families much needed help. Millennials who don’t get ObamaCare will actually get a tax return this year. Small business can expand not having to worry about the mandates. Majorly boosting the consumer confidence and adding to the stock market rally. Trump can do this because the President has the responsibility to direct all employees of the federal government. Congress may wait and try to introduce ObamaCare Lite but Trump has beat them to the punch back on January 20th.

Why is this not more widely reported on mainstream fake news? Nothing on nightly news. A couple begrudging mentions in the national papers. Local or city newspapers and television? Forget about it. Alternative sources and conservative economic media have reported on it. The answer is obvious. It is not politically convenient.

This is such cause for celebration for all Americans yet almost nothing is being done by the 5th column to advertise the fact to the people. This is important. A lot senior citizens who rely on these “news sources” are not even aware of this. Lower income people and even low information consumers are still making financial and healthcare decisions based on old information.

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

Section 2 of the Executive Order of Jan 20th reads.

Sec. 2.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.

Small businesses over 50 people that don’t comply with the Obamacare can pay as much as $ 5000 per employee as places like Macdonalds get waivers. The penalty to an individual can be as high as $ 2800 in the higher tax brackets. Even at the lower end even $ 600 can be be a low income earner’s entire tax return. The effect goes far beyond that.

Now families and individuals can effectively ignore the disastrous law all together. No longer saddled with having to get useless health insurance with high premiums. Saving many hundreds of dollars a month for an average family. Choosing alternative means of healthcare not prescribed under the draconian ObamaCare. If they know about it.

Sources:

RaptormanReports

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/2/executive-order-minimizing-economic-burden-patient-protection-and

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/01/20/trump-signs-executive-order-to-roll-back-obamacare/#7858a7643eeb

Clogged Heart Artery – You Can Reverse It Naturally

Many people today rely on their doctors to prescribe harmful drugs, including statins to treat their clogged heart arteries. When the blockage becomes worse they opt to install a stent to improve the blood flow.

Another invasive option is to go for a bypass surgery, which sometimes makes them die faster due to complications which many times we hear due to infections.

Unacceptable Excuses

Is that so? I am not a heart surgeon but I think an impaired cell repair that results in the newly sewn artery does not adhere as it should to the heart artery can be one the cause of the complications.

How many times have you ever heard about this post-heart surgery complication possibility from your relatives, friends, or neighbors? Maybe rarely or NONE.

Of course, after prescribing you appropriate drugs or after you are discharged from hospitals where a stent has been placed into your arteries or a bypass surgery has taken place, your doctors would advise you on how you should adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Another Attack

Unfortunately, after a few months or years, you are struck by another harsh heart attack. You would have dedicatedly been taking the drugs and adopting the healthy lifestyle as suggested but it seems something goes wrong somewhere.

You don’t know what it is. If you ask your doctor what might have gone wrong with the prescribed drugs he would probably say that the drugs were carefully tested by scientists for their efficacies before being approved by the FDA. So, you go home and continue to take the drugs for many more years.

Do you have other options perhaps alternative ones that can replace the ‘wonder drugs’ that might trigger a heart attack and serious damage to liver and kidneys?

The Answer is YES

If you take high strength statins you are 34% more likely to end up hospitalized with kidney issues, experts say.

Mayo clinic expert suggests that although you know statin side effects can be annoying consider the benefits of taking a statin before you decide to stop taking your medication. He further asserts that you should talk to your doctor so he may be able to come up with an alternative treatment plan that can help you lower your cholesterol without uncomfortable side effects.

What he tries to convey about the alternative treatment is that your doctor might suggest other types of statins with ‘less side effects.’ Really?

Since you have been reading my article this far, why don’t you read thru the rest of the article so that you can get some idea as to how natural remedies can help you to reverse your clogged arteries.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Most of the lifestyle elements I discuss below might have already been conveyed to you by your doctors or your friends. Anyway, some of the details can be a bit different from what you have heard. So, read on with an open mind.

Oxidative Stress

Oxidative occurs when antioxidants are lacking to neutralize free radicals effectively. Excess free radicals due to oxidative stress can eventually lead to oxidative damage.

Damage done by free radicals to cell membrane molecules can result in atherosclerosis (plaque build-up).

The followings are things you can do to prevent oxidative stress.

Avoid Sugar

Added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, grains (rice, wheat, and others), and processed carbs, all of which can cause oxidative stress. These are foods you need to avoid.

Avoid Fried Foods

Vegetable oils such as sunflower, corn, and soy are categorized as polyunsaturated fats as they contain two or more double bonds in their fatty acid molecules. The double bonds are easily oxidized when during production, shipment, storage, cooking, and in your body.

If oxidized polyunsaturated fats are parts of your arterial cell membranes, then proteins in the membranes, including calcium channel are prone to being malfunctioning. This results in too much calcium getting into your arterial cells and cannot get out due to malfunction, then your endothelial and intimal cells would end up clogged up by calcium.

This build-up is what most scientists and doctors call as cholesterol build-up. Funny isn’t it?

So, avoid using these vegetable oils in cooking. Use healthier cooking oil such as extra virgin coconut oil, palm oil, and coconut oil.

A recent research has shown that eating fried fish can increase your risk of heart disease. Study authors think that fried fish itself is at fault. Instead, eating fried fish may be a litmus test that indicates an unhealthy lifestyle, which is more likely to lead to heart disease.

Note: As all cooking oils get oxidized when heated, and oxidized oils can leed to oxidative stress, then avoiding fried foods altogether would be best if you wish to accelerate your heart disease reversal.

Avoid Processed Foods

Artificial colorings are one of the additives in processed foods thought to cause oxidative stress. Other ingredients such as hydrogenated fats and acrylamides in crackers, muffins, and cakes are also thought to cause similar thing.

Quit Smoking

Smoking won’t benefit you in any way. Period.

Cigarette smoke contains hundreds or perhaps thousands of chemical compounds containing benzene rings that can cause oxidative stress. If you smoke try to find ways to quit today.

Drink or Quit

Resveratrol contents in red wine are revered as potent antioxidants, Red wine is said to be better in term of antioxidant activities compared to white wine.

How about alcohol content in wine? It is changed to ethanol, an aldehyde that is very harmful to your cells! It is said to be cytotoxic, meaning it can damage any cells in your body, including that of your arteries.

That’s why some experts believe that drinking little alcohol also can harm your health. To them, quitting might be the best choice.

Avoid Overeating

Overeating makes your liver work harder to detoxify chemical contents in your foods. If you make overeating as a habit, you would really burden your liver to work harder and harder.

Habitual overeating is believed can cause toxic overload that circulates in your bloodstream throughout your body, including your heart. The circulating toxins usually are in the form of free radicals (unfinished detox due to too many foods you consumed over time that lacking appropriate antioxidants to neutralize them) that can cause damage to your heart’s arterial cell membrane components.

Manage Stress Well

Chronic stress is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation. Managing your stress can help reduce cortisol, hence prevents oxidative stress.

Eat Lots of Fruits and Veggies

Antioxidants are vital in helping your body to detoxify efficiently as well as helping your body’s natural antioxidants such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase to do their jobs in neutralizing free radicals.

Assorted fruits and veggies are loaded with potent antioxidants. Eat them in every meal and nibble on them when you feel to snack on something.

Other Details

You may explore further details on the healthy lifestyle by reading my article titled Healthy Living – Definition and How to Go About It.

Herbal Interventions

Honey elixir containing ginger, garlic, lemon, apple cider vinegar and honey may help reverse clogged arteries, hence reverses your heart disease.

Liquid lime extract taken regularly, thrice per day, is also believed to help reverse clogged arteries.

A teaspoonful of clove powder taken with ghee or whole milk, twice per day, can also help reverse the clogged arteries. It is best taken along with a teaspoonful of Triphala Churna (powder).