Diabetes Diet

Diabetes Diet
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A Diet for Those Who Wish to Eliminate Diabetes,
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Contents
Chapter 1
Understanding Diabetes ............................................................ 1
What Is Type 2 Diabetes and When Did It Begin? ................... 1
What Is Insulin and How Does It Work? ................................... 2
What Causes Diabetes? ............................................................... 3
What is Blood and How Does It Work? ..................................... 7
Chapter 2
Cholesterol and Heart Disease ................................................ 12
Cholesterol Facts ...................................................................... 12
How Did I Get High Cholesterol? ........................................... 22
America’s Heart Disease Burden ............................................. 24
What Causes Heart Disease? Inflammation. ........................... 27
What Are The Main Causes of Arterial Inflammation? ......... 30
What Reduces or Eliminates Artery Damage
and Buildup of Plaque? ........................................................... 30
Cholesterol Myths and Theories ............................................. 31
What Causes Kidney Failure .................................................... 41
Chapter 3
How Do I Read The FDA Food Label? ................................... 43
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids ..................................................... 44
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids .................................................. 45
Maximum Heat (Smoke Point) For Cooking Oils/Fats ........ 47
Chapter 4
Trans Fat ................................................................................... 49
Diabetes and Trans Fats ........................................................... 49
What Happens When Trans Fat Surrounds Our Cells? ......... 50
Cold and Expeller Pressed Oils ............................................... 52
How Do Trans-Fatty Acids (Trans-Fat) Cause
Type 2 Diabetes? ....................................................................... 57
Is Hydrogenated Trans Fat Really That Bad? ......................... 63
What Effect Do Trans Fatty Acids Have On A Human Body? ...... 64
Chapter 5
Benefits of Coconut ................................................................. 72
Coconut Oil as Saturated Fat................................................... 72
Benefits of Coconut ................................................................. 75
How To Make Coconut Milk ................................................... 78
Coconut In Traditional Medicine ........................................... 78
Coconut In Modern Medicine ................................................ 79
Chapter 6
Hazards of Soy .......................................................................... 82
Chapter 7
Omega 3, 6 and 9 ..................................................................... 88
Chapter 8
Hazards of Canola Oil .............................................................. 91
Chapter 9
Pet Diabetes .............................................................................. 98
Oils .......................................................................................... 101
Chapter 10
How Do I Eliminate Diabetes For Good? ............................. 103
Is There a Way to Expedite the Removal of Hydrogenated
Oils from My Body? YES .......................................................... 106
Omega-3 and Omega-6 .......................................................... 107
Acid ......................................................................................... 108
Lemon Cleanse And The Pancreas ....................................... 109
Chapter 11
Pancreatitis Is Dangerous ...................................................... 117
Symptoms................................................................................ 117
Diagnosis ................................................................................. 118
Treatment: .............................................................................. 119
Complications:........................................................................ 119
What is Chronic Pancreatitis? ................................................ 120
Chapter 12
Supplements & Exercise ........................................................ 124
Chapter 13
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide H
2
O
2
................................. 126
What is Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide? ............................ 126
How Do I Take Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Safely? ...... 128
Benefits of Using Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H
2
O
2
) .... 129
Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments ............................................ 131
Making and Using 3.5% Solution of H
2
O
2
........................... 136
Chapter 14
Cancer Connection ................................................................ 137
How B-17 Works ..................................................................... 139
Non Cancerous Cells and Cancerous Cells .......................... 140
Chapter 15
Heart and Vein Cleaners........................................................ 144
Chapter 16
Adrenal Function ................................................................... 147
Chapter 17
Synthetic and Animal Insulin ................................................ 151
Sugar Substitutes .................................................................... 153
Chapter 18
Health Tips ............................................................................. 154
Acetaminophen Warning ...................................................... 154
Cancer Tip .............................................................................. 156
Degenerative Bone Disease ................................................... 156
Gallstones and Kidney Stone Tip .......................................... 156
Gout Tip ................................................................................. 156
High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol Tip .................. 156
Lower Back Pain In The Morning......................................... 157
Magnesium Tip ...................................................................... 158
Muscle Pain Tip ...................................................................... 158
Perfect Health Tip ................................................................. 158
Ridges on Nail Tips ................................................................ 159
Stomach Acid Tip ................................................................... 159
FDA Letter .................................................................................... 160
Glossary of Terms ......................................................................... 163
Index ............................................................................................. 169
Thank you for purchasing Diabetes Diet.
Diabetes Diet is not just for those who have diabetes. It can be used
by anyone who wants to prevent or cure diabetes, heart disease,
and cancer.
For those of you who have diabetes, this book will provide an
explanation on how you most likely developed the disease and easy
to follow steps to eliminate diabetes from your life forever!
Diabetes is fairly simple to eliminate once you understand how you
contracted it. This book will shock and excite you. You will finally
understand why you could not lose weight even after eating all of
those low-fat foods. You will also learn how to prevent or eliminate
heart disease and cancer.
I have included a special diet section just for your pets. Dogs and
cats have been developing diabetes and cancer at alarming rates.
My vet recently disclosed to me that out of every ten pets she sees
at least one of them has diabetes, cancer or both.
Prior to starting this program, my sugar levels were over 380. Two weeks
later, my sugar levels returned to normal. Two years later my sugar
levels are still normal. You may not have the dramatic results I had,
but if you commit to making a few small changes in your life, you will
change the direction of your health and life forever. I guarantee it!
I would like to dedicate this book to my Grand Mother, My Father Charles
and to all who have fought the diabetes battle.
I would also like to thank my Mother Dee, my God Mother Jeanne, my
sister Beth and Jana for all their love and support.
Love You All . . . Virginia
Chapter 1
Understanding Diabetes
Approximately 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed
each year in the United States. Each year that number continues
to rise sharply. Today the vast and growing number of people
in the United States with pre-diabetes is 40 million and those
with Type 2 diabetes is 23.6 million!!! That is over 30% of our
population. Diabetes is one of our nation’s most expensive diseases
costing us over $218 billion each year! http://www.diabetes.org/
diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/
What Is Type 2 Diabetes and When Did It Begin?
Diabetes mellitus often referred to as type 2 diabetes is a
condition in which a person has a high blood sugar (glucose) level.
It is usually caused by the body either not producing enough insulin
or because body cells are not properly responding to the insulin
that is produced.
The earliest records of type 2 diabetes started around the late
1930s to the early 1940s. Coincidently, this was approximately ten
years after Procter & Gamble introduced the first hydrogenated
cooking and corn oils. Their names were Crisco and Mazola.
The emergence of the new type 2 diabetes disease looked very
much like diabetes, acted like diabetes, but was not caused by a
“deficiency” of insulin.
At the time, the medical profession could not understand what
had caused this new disease to appear so suddenly. After years of
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research, physicians began to discover that people were producing
enough insulin, but the insulin produced was not effective in
reducing glucose levels in the blood. The phenomena for the insulin
resistance could not be determined by the medical community.
They named the new disease non-insulin dependent diabetes, or
type 2 diabetes.
Type II, or type 2, diabetes is one of the
rare diseases that is not caused by a microbe or
impurities in vaccinations.
What Is Insulin and How Does It Work?
Insulin is a hormone that is central to regulating energy and
glucose metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells in the liver,
muscle, and fat tissues to absorb glucose from the blood, storing it
as glycogen in the liver and muscle. Insulin stops the use of fat as
an energy source . When insulin levels are low the body begins
to use stored fat as an energy source ☺.
High blood sugar levels sore when your body is unable to
produce enough insulin to store the carbohydrates (sugar) you
have consumed into the cells. Over a period of time, constant
over consumption of carbohydrates cause high sugar levels.
These constant high sugar levels stress the body and organs
leading to gland and organ damage. The disease accelerates
over one’s lifetime.
Insulin is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates into
sugar for cells (trigycerides). So the more carbohydrates you eat
the more insulin is produced. That is why it is very important to
eat more protein and short to medium chain fats as opposed to
carbohydrates. Proteins and short to medium chain fats motivate
your body to produce less insulin and burn body fat.
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What Causes Diabetes?
You might ask yourself, how did I
contract type 2 diabetes? The answer is very
simple. Overtime, you consumed excessive
amounts of processed foods that contained
trans (hydrogenated) fats and chemically
altered flour.
What? I thought sugar caused diabetes.
No, sugar does not cause diabetes, but it
can escalate the disease.
What? I thought I had diabetes because
my pancreas was not functioning properly. That probably is true,
but the real question here is why isn’t your pancreas functioning
properly? The main reason a pancreas stops functioning properly
is the result of a domino effect that is created by trans fats
surrounding your cells.
Recently, it has been discovered that the chemical Alloxan
which is found in white and enriched wheat bread can cause and
accelerate diabetes.
In most cases type 2 diabetes is NOT caused by genetics. Type 2
diabetes begins and ends with diet.
Doctors use the genetics excuse a lot because they simply do
not have or want to take the time to help cure their patients. Most
doctors spend about 10 minutes with each patient. Hardly enough
time to diagnosis or treat a problem. For most it is easier and more
profitable to write a subscription.
Inside the pancreas, beta cells make the hormone insulin. With
each meal, beta cells release insulin to help the body use or store
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the blood glucose it gets from food. If your pancreas produces little
to no insulin, you are considered a type 1 diabetic. This is caused
by your immune system or some other factor destroying the insulin
producing beta cells of the pancreas. The chemical alloxan found
in all white and enriched wheat flour destroy the beta cells in your
pancreas. It is important to avoid any kind of white or enriched
wheat flour. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body does not
respond to the insulin produced (insulin resistance). The main
reason for this would be cells having a trans fat cell wall instead of
a cholesterol wall. When cells have a trans fat cell wall the blood is
unable to inject the proper amounts of nutrients and oxygen into
that cell. We will talk more about this later in the book.
Too much sugar in your blood causes a great strain and damage
to glands and organs. As a result of prolonged sugar exposure, the
pancreas, glands and organs will begin to malfunction.
The pancreas regulates blood sugar levels, ensuring they are
neither too high nor too low. Poor health in organs or glands, such
as the liver, thyroid, and adrenals, can also contribute to blood sugar
problems. The main reason for the lowered state of health in the
pancreas and other organs are attributed to poor diet, low levels
of specific nutrients, or genetic problems.
Again, the main reason people contract type 2 diabetes is because
their cells cannot accept nutrients and oxygen mainly due to trans
fats surrounding their cells. This “trans plastic” shield around the
cell prevents nutrients and oxygen from penetrating the cell where
they are needed. This inability to deposit nutrients into the cell
keeps a large amount of glucose in the bloodstream.
The key to removing this extra sugar out of your bloodstream for
good is simply this: Remove excess sugar, white or enriched wheat
flour and trans fats out of your life forever. This can be accomplished
through diet, supplements, and exercise. The maximum sugar
intake for a healthy person is 50 grams a day. That means if you
drink one 12 oz sugar soda you have ingested all the sugar you can
have for that day.
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If you are over 40 or overweight, you should be tested for diabetes.
Local stores sell home diabetes testing kits for about $20.
White or Enriched Wheat Bread
Almost all baked goods are made with bad flour, bad oils, toxic
ingredients or a combination of all three.
Bad oi l s i ncl ude al l pol y- unsaturated oi l s and most
mono-unsaturated oils. The reason they are considered bad oils
is due to their inability to handle heat. Almost ALL oils made
in the United States are processed at very high heat levels. Most
heat processing levels exceed 400 degrees! Under US law there
are NO heat guidelines for using the term “cold pressed” on a
product. Unless a product specifically states what temperature it
was processed at you can rest assured it was processed at a VERY
high temperature. The higher the processing temperature the
higher the oil yield. Heating poly or mono-unsaturated fats at high
temperatures turn them into toxic oils. Good oils include saturated
oils (fats) which, by their very nature, are heat stable. Take the guess
work out of baked goods. Buy only those products that are made
with saturated fats like butter, coconut oil or palm oil.
Wheat flour is turned white by bleaching the flour using Chlorine
gas. Enriched wheat bread uses this same process. The problem
with this procedure is a toxic chemical is produced called alloxan.
Alloxan is a byproduct that remains in the flour.
When you consume bleached or enriched flour you are
consuming the toxic chemical alloxan. Once alloxan is ingested it
immediately begins to destroy the beta cells in your pancreas.
Remember, the pancreas is responsible for making insulin!
Alloxan can induce or accelerate diabetes.
Alloxan is used by many scientist to induce diabetes in lab
animals because it destroys the insulin-producing function of the
pancreas, allowing glucose levels to shoot sky-high. Unlike the liver,
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the pancreas does not heal itself. Therefore, white and enriched
wheat flour are very important foods to avoid. (Alloxan is a toxic
glucose analogue, which selectively destroys insulin-producing cells
in the pancreas when administered to rodents and many other
animal species.) Source Wikipedia. http://www.organicconsumers.org/
foodsafety/alloxan061605.cfm
If that isn’t bad enough, most white and enriched wheat bread
are made with hydrogenated oils, canola oil and/or soy products
or a combination of these bad oils and toxic ingredients.
Most refined grains are enriched. Enriched means that certain
B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid), and iron are
added back after chlorine gas processing. Fiber is not added back
to enriched grains. Do not each ANY white or enriched wheat flour
food products!!! Some food products are made from a mixture
of whole grains and refined grains. These products should also
be avoided.
WARNING: Eli Lilly paid over a billion dollars in a drug lawsuit
that caused diabetes and even death. The name of the drug was
Zyprexa. Unlike your liver, once your pancreas is damaged it does
not regenerate itself. If it gets damaged, diabetes is very likely. Be
very careful of the prescription drugs you take. If they list anything
about the pancreas among the side effects or warnings, that means
it can damage the pancreas and ultimately cause diabetes.
WARNING: European regulators ordered the diabetes drug Avandia
off the market and the Food and Drug Administration placed
stringent restrictions on its use in the United States, saying heart
attack risks associated with the former blockbuster are too great a
safety concern to continue its use for most people.
In simultaneous news briefings, the European Medicines
Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced
their long-awaited decisions on the fate of GlaxoSmithKline’s
controversial drug. The European regulator said it would remove
Avandia off the market.
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The FDA said new patients will be able to get a prescription for
Avandia, but only if they can’t control their blood sugar with other
medications. Doctors will have to document that their patients are
eligible to receive the drug and have been briefed on its risks. FDA
expects the restricted plan “will limit use of Avandia significantly.”
By MATTHEW PERRONE, (AP Health Writer Matthew Perrone,
Ap Health Writer—9/23/2010)
What is Blood and How Does It Work?
The bl ood t hat f l ows
through your veins and arteries
is called whole blood. Whole
blood contains three types
of blood cells. They are red
blood cells, white blood cells
and platelets. Blood cells travel
through the circulatory system
suspended in a yellowish fluid
called plasma. Plasma is 90% water and contains nutrients, proteins,
hormones, and waste products. Whole blood is a mixture of blood
cells and plasma.
Red Blood Cells
Red blood cells (RBC’s) are shaped like slightly indented, flattened
disks. RBC’s contain an iron-rich protein called hemoglobin. Blood
gets its bright red color when the hemoglobin in the RBC’s pick
up oxygen in the lungs. As the blood travels through the body, the
hemoglobin releases oxygen to the tissues. (Sick blood is dark in
color. Healthy blood is bright red in color.) The body contains more
RBC’s than any other type of cell. Each RBC has a life span of about
4 months. Each day, your body produces new RBC’s to replace those
that die or are lost from the body do to cuts or abrasions.
As RBC’s move through your veins and into the tiny capillaries,
the space they have to move through gets very small. In fact, the
diameter of the capillaries can get so small that even the RBC’s have
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to pass through these capillaries in single file (one at a time)! It is
very important for the RBC’s to be able to flow easily and quickly
throughout your body.
Each RBC has a negative charge on the outside of the cell.
This charge allows them to remain separate from each other. Your
cells work very similar to the way a magnet works when you try to
push the negative ends together. They resist each other and stay
apart.
Acid in the body interferes with this function. Acid actually strips
away the negative charge from the RBC’s allowing them to clump
together. (Trans fat also strips the negative charge). When red
blood cells clump together it makes it harder for them to flow easily
through the bloodstream. It also makes it impossible for them to
move freely through those small capillaries. That means less oxygen
and nutrients flow to the capillary cells.
Blood cells that clump together can cause blood clots and
blockages in the arteries. When cells are 35% deficient in oxygen
cancer can form. Acid also weakens RBC’s. When the RBC’s begin
to die they release more acid into your body.
It is very important to have your body PH balanced. Disease
cannot grow in a PH balanced body. Magnesium, calcium and
potassium are the highest in alkalinity. If you have a lot of acid,
these supplements are a must!
White Blood Cells
White blood cells (WBC’s) are an important part of the body’s
system for defending itself against infection. They can move in and
out of the bloodstream to reach affected tissues. Blood contains
far fewer white blood cells than red cells, although the body can
increase production of WBC’s to fight infection. There are several
types of white blood cells. Their life spans vary from a few days to
a few months. New cells are constantly being formed in the bone
marrow. Several different parts of blood are involved in fighting
infection. White blood cells called granulocytes and lymphocytes
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travel along the walls of blood vessels. They fight germs such as
bacteria and viruses, and may also attempt to destroy cells that
have become infected.
Certain types of WBCs produce antibodies, special proteins that
recognize foreign materials and help the body destroy or neutralize
them. A person that has an infection will often have a higher white
cell count than when he or she is well. When a person has an
infection, more WBCs are produced. They enter the bloodstream
to battle that infection. After the body has fought off infections,
lymphocytes “remember” how to make the specific antibodies that
will quickly attack the same germ if it enters the body again.
Platelets
Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are tiny oval-shaped cells
made in the bone marrow. They help in the clotting process. When
a blood vessel breaks, platelets gather in the area and help seal off
the leak. Platelets survive only about nine days in the bloodstream
and are constantly being replaced by new cells.
Blood also contains important proteins called clotting factors,
which are critical to the clotting process. Although platelets alone
can plug small blood vessel leaks and temporarily stop or slow
bleeding, the action of clotting factors is needed to produce a
strong, stable clot.
Platelets and clotting factors work together to form solid lumps
to seal leaks, wounds, cuts, and scratches and to prevent bleeding
inside and on the surfaces of our bodies. The process of clotting is
like a puzzle with interlocking parts. When the last part is in place,
the clot occurs.
Let’s Discuss The Cell Wall Function and Structure
Cholesterol is a lipid in the human cell wall. (Cholesterol is a good
thing.) The cholesterol in each one of your cells forms a hydrophobic
bond within the cell wall. The definition of hydrophobic is “fear of
water.” This is a simple yet effect way to describe this function of our
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cells. It simply means we will not melt or fall apart when we take a
shower or bath. Our cells resist water. Without this resistance, we
would be water-soluble and would dissolve in the rain.
Human Cell Wall Structure
The plasma membrane is made of two layers of phospholipids.
The membrane has many proteins embedded in it. The plasma
membrane regulates what enters and what leaves the cell. Many
molecules cross the cell membrane by diffusion and osmosis. The
plasma membrane, shown above, forms the outer boundary of a
cell. The membrane protects the contents of the cell and contains
structures necessary for cell survival, including channels to move
substances in and out of the cell, antigens, and proteins.
Fats are almost entirely carbon (C) and hydrogen (H) with very
little oxygen (O). The “Phospho-lipids” that make up the cell walls
also contain phosphorus (P) and usually some nitrogen (N).
The cell theory leads to two very important generalities about
cells and life as a whole:
1. Cells are alive. The individual cells of your organs are
just as “alive” as you are, even though they cannot live
independently. This means cells can take energy (which,
depending on the cell type, can be in the form of light, sugar,
or other compounds) and building materials (proteins,
carbohydrates and fats), and use these to repair themselves
and make new generations of cells (reproduction).
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2. The characteristics and needs of an organism are, in reality,
the characteristics and needs of the cells that make up the
organism. For example, you need water because your cells
need water.
Most of the activities of cell repair, reproduction, etc., are
carried out through the production of proteins. Proteins are large
molecules that are made by specific organelles within the cell.
Cytology is the study of cells, and cytologists are scientists that
study cells. Cytologists have discovered that all cells are similar.
They are all composed chiefly of molecules containing carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur. Although
many nonliving structures contain these elements, cells are different
in their organization and maintenance of a boundary, their ability
to regulate their own activity and their controlled metabolism.
All cells contain three basic features
1. A plasma membrane consists of a phospholipid bilayer, which
is a fatty membrane that houses the cell. This membrane
contains several structures that allow the cell to perform
necessary tasks. An example would be channels that allow
substances to move in and out of the cell, antigens that allow
the cell to be recognized by other cells, and proteins that
allow cells to attach to each other.
2. A cytoplasm containing cytosol and organelles. Cytosol is
a fluid consisting mostly of water and dissolved nutrients,
wastes, ions, proteins, and other molecules. Organelles are
small structures suspended in the cytosol. The organelles
carry out the basic functions of the cell, including
reproduction, metabolism, and protein synthesis.
3. Genetic material (DNA and RNA), which carries the
instructions for the production of proteins.
Chapter 2
Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Cholesterol Facts
Cholesterol is vital to the body. The liver produces approximately
100g of cholesterol each day which is needed to build and maintain
a healthy body. 80g of cholesterol your liver produces becomes bile
salts. These bile salts are used to digest fat. The other 25g of needed
cholesterol comes from our diet. Twenty-five percent of our total
cholesterol is in the brain. The highest concentration is found in
the connections between nerve cells and myelin which protects the
brain and nerve tissue.
- Cholcstcrol is in all cell membranes and stored in adipose
tissue (fat).
- Human breast milk is high in cholesterol because of the
developing brain and eyes of an infant, which require large
amounts of cholesterol.
- Cholcstcrol is the main ingredient in bile, which is an
emulsifier necessary for digesting and metabolizing dietary
fat. Bile is the only way cholesterol leaves the body and is
made and excreted at the direction of the liver.
- Cholcstcrol is a powerful antioxidant that prevents cancer and
slows aging by providing protection from free-radical damage.
- Cholcstcrol provides structural support for the cells of the body.
- Cholcstcrol is the raw material needed by the body to
produce vitamin D and hormones. (Most diabetics are
deficient in this vitamin)
- Cholcstcrol is structural glue used by the body to repair
lesions and fissures (caused by inflammation, nutritional
deficiency and toxins) in coronary arteries.
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- Evcn ai a vciy high uiciaiy cholcsiciol intake, the fraction
absorbed decreases, tending to limit absorption as the body
keeps levels in balance by circulating blood cholesterol back
to the liver.
Cholesterol is composed of a sterol, or high molecular weight
alcohol; fat; and fat soluble vitamins, which are bundled together
into lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are “transport vehicles” for fat and
cholesterol in the body that travel in the blood and vary in size.
Listed in order from the largest to smallest are lipoproteins with
“transport vehicle” equivalents:
- Chylomicrons—Are made in the gut, they transport dietary
fat reassembled and sent out from the intestinal wall.
- Very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL)—Made in liver, they
transport liver-made fat and cholesterol throughout the body.
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)—Main transporter of
cholesterol throughout the body. Once the triglycerides have
been deposited into the cells, VLDL then turns into LDL.
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL)—Secreted by the liver
separately, transporting loose cholesterol “LDL’s” back to
the liver for recycling.
Carbohydrates and vegetable oils cause the body to manufacture
large amounts of triglycerides. Triglycerides then cause your body to
produce VLDL’s, the liver-made fat, needed to carry and distribute
triglycerides throughout the bloodstream. As the VLDL’s flow
through your bloodstream they deposit their triglyceride load. Once
the VLDL’s have unloaded all the triglycerides they turn into LDL’s
(low density lipoprotein). The LDL’s then return to the liver or are
eliminated with the stool.
LDL’s (bad cholesterol) in and of themselves are not actually
bad. LDL’s are responsible for transporting cholesterol from the
liver and small intestine to the body’s tissues. Cholesterol can travel
repeatedly throughout the body from the liver to the gut and back
to the liver. Cholesterol that is not recycled during absorption
is eliminated with the stool. Therefore, it is believed that the
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main function of the entero-hepatic cycle is to eliminate excess
cholesterol. Oxidized LDL cholesterol is quickly eliminated from
the body. Oxidized LDL does not cause heart disease but can cause
blood to clot. Toxins and air pollution cause inflammation which
ultimately causes heart disease.
HDL’s pick up loose cholesterol from dead cells and transport
them back to the liver. This removes excess cholesterol out of the
blood stream. The problem is when there are not enough HDL’s the
loose cholesterol from dead cells accumulate in the blood stream
until more HDL’s arrive.
High LDL’s do NOT cause heart disease. Heart disease is caused
by inflammation which is caused by oxygen free radicals (ROS)
reactive oxygen species. Free radicals create inflammation and
damage to arteries. Arteries are the ONLY area where plaque forms.
It is also the only area exposed to large amounts of oxygen. Veins
carry very small amounts of oxygen throughout the body. I will
discuss this more later in this chapter.
Oils and fats like coconut oil, cocoa butter, milk and meat
actually lower triglyceride levels. Cocoa butter is unusual in that it
is composed of only a few triglycerides. Few triglycerides and heat
stability makes Cocoa Butter an excellent oil choice.
Some believe that high triglyceride and low HDL (good
cholesterol) numbers indicate the strongest risk factor for
heart disease. I disagree. ALL heart disease is initially caused by
inflammation. If you had no inflammation, you would never have
heart disease.
Cholesterol is a small factor in building plaque. Plaque begins
once the artery is damaged by inflammation in the form of toxins
brought in either by the air you breath or the food you eat or drink.
First scar tissue forms. Then plaque begins to build on the arterial
scar tissue. Plaque is made up of calcium, fat, cellular waste, bad
cholesterol (LDL), and fibrin a material involved in blood clotting
(unfermented soy products cause large amounts of fibrin to form
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which increase plaque deposits and blood clots). Plaque does NOT
form in healthy arteries.
Research has shown that people who die of heart disease have
low or average blood cholesterol. Despite the abundance of previous
and ongoing scientific studies, there is NO evidence linking a diet
high in saturated fats and high blood cholesterol levels to coronary
heart disease.
Contrary to popular belief, ALL heart disease is caused by
inflammation NOT high cholesterol levels. Nearly three-quarters
of the fat that accumulates in your arteries is unsaturated fat. This
is mainly due to the inflammation caused by trans and unsaturated
fats in your body. Saturated fats do NOT cause inflammation in the
body. Source: Mente A, et al. A Systematic Review of the Evidence
Supporting a Causal Link Between Dietary Factors and Coronary
Heart Disease. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(7):659-669. http://
www.drbriffa.com/2009/04/17/no-evidence-that-saturated-fat-
causesheart-disease-its-official/
What happens when you eat a “high cholesterol” meal
rich in saturated fats versus eating a “high carbohydrate”
meal low in saturated fats?
Steak and Eggs: The fat and protein begin to separate in the
stomach and ultimately become gut-assembled dietary fat, releasing
chylomicrons into the bloodstream via the lymph, traveling until
they release fat to the cells, shrink, and disappear; they are cleared
from circulation within two to three hours.
Cereal and skim milk: Glucose from the carbohydrates are sent
directly into the blood and may be used in the short term for energy.
After a short delay, the liver starts converting excess carbohydrate
into the body-made fat called triglyceride. The liver then bundles
triglycerides (liver-made fat) with cholesterol and protein, sending
it out into the bloodstream as VLDL, the second largest lipoprotein
and main transporter of liver-made fat, which can go on for several
hours after a meal, unloading its triglycerides into the body.
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As you can clearly see, metabolism is very different between
a “high cholesterol, saturated fat” meal and a low-saturated-fat,
high-carbohydrate meal.
The body prefers fat as its main source of fuel. Saturated fats
from animal and tropical plant sources provide a concentrated
source of energy that is efficiently utilized by the body.
Saturated fats are
- mouulaiois ol gcnciic icgulaiion, prevent cancer, act as
carriers of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and mineral
absorption as well as numerous other biological processes
- thc main source of fuel for your heart and are also used as
a source of fuel during energy expenditure. (The heart is the
only organ that doesn’t get cancer.)
- usclul antiviral agents (caprylic acid)
- cllcciivc as anticaries, antiplaque and antifungal agents (lauric
acid)
- actually lower cholesterol levels (palmitic and stearic acids)
Eight of the most common saturated fats and their sources are
as follows:
- Buiyiic—milk fat of ruminants—butter
- Ca¡ioic—milk fat
- Ca¡iylic—animal fat, plant fat, milk, and some seeds
- Ca¡iic—milk and some seed fats
- Iauiic—palm kernel, coconut, human breast milk
- Myiisiic—milk and dairy products
- Palmiiic—animal, plants, and microorganisms—meat and
palm oil
- Sicaiic—animals, plants, meat, and cocoa butter
Fat that occurs naturally in tissue contains varying proportions
of saturated fat. Examples of foods containing a high proportion of
saturated fat include dairy products like milk, cream, cheese, butter,
and ghee; animal fats such as suet, tallow, lard, and fatty meat; and
plant oils like coconut oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil, and chocolate.
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Oils that are high in saturated fats, like palm oil, coconut oil,
tallow or lard, can withstand extreme heat [of 350°F-485°F] (180-252
degrees C) and are resistant to oxidation [turning toxic and/or
into a trans fat]. Remember toxins cause inflammation in the body
which ultimately causes heart (artery) disease.
A 2001 parallel review of 20-year dietary fat studies in the United
Kingdom, the United States of America and Spain concluded that
polyunsaturated vegetable oils like soy, canola, sunflower and corn
degrade easily to toxic compounds and turn into trans fat when
heated. Prolonged consumption of trans fat-laden oxidized oils can
lead to many diseases including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Scientists questioned global health authorities’ willful
recommendation of including large amounts of polyunsaturated
fats into the human diet without accompanying (warning labels)
measures to ensure the protection of these fatty acids against heat
and oxidative-degradation. (Wikipedia)
With all of this information on how good saturated fats are
for you and how bad polyunsaturated fats are, isn’t it time we
finally understand that low-fat (polyunsaturated fat) and high
carbohydrate diets are unhealthy and therefore bad for us. Source:
(Janet Stuck, ND, CNC, MH, CNHP on July 16, 2010 http://
liberationwellnessblog.com/2010/07/16/cholesterol).
Controlling Cholesterol and Triglycerides . . . What Your Doctor Doesn’t
Tell You! Read this great report by Dr. K. Steven Whiting. Click on
this link: http://www.healthyinformation.com/Cholesterol.pdf.
LDL and Oxidized LDL In Heart Disease
Many claim high cholesterol (LDL) is caused by a defective liver
making too much cholesterol (LDL). If that is true then why doesn’t
the defect show up in liver tests? The reason it does not show up in
liver tests is because the liver is working correctly when it responds
to needs of the body by raising cholesterol (LDL). High cholesterol
is a symptom of a diet high in triglycerides (carbohydrates and
sugar), not an illness.
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Statins Do Not Prevent Heart Disease—Heart Disease Is Not
Prevented By Lowering LDL/Cholesterol Levels
On TV Crestor now states at the end of their ad “Crestor has
NOT been shown to reduce the incidence of heart disease or heart
attacks.”
Cholesterol-lowering measures in the United States have created
a $60 billion dollar per year cholesterol-lowering (statin drugs)
industry. Statins are more profitable than any other drug on the
market. They are also the least effective drug on the market. Each
year the percentage of people with heart disease increases. The
statin drug industry’s attempt to lower heart disease through statin
drugs have failed miserably.
To maintain a healthy body, you need an average of 25g of
saturated fats, no more than 11 g of monounsaturated fats, and 0g
of polyunsaturated fats each day.
NNT: Stains Help Only 1 Out Of 100 People. That is 1%.
The NNT (Number Needed to Treat) of a prescription drug
gives an enormously better perspective on the effectiveness of a
drug. NNT is the number of people needed to take the drug for
1 person to benefit from the drug. For every 11 persons taking an
antibiotic 10 will benefit. To get the NNT divide the number of
people taking the drug (11) and the number people who benefited
from the drug (10) by the number of people who benefited from
the drug (10). So mathematically we’ll have 1.1 (11÷10) persons on
the drug and 1 (10÷10) person who benefited from the drug. So it
takes 1.1 persons on an antibiotic for 1 person to benefit from an
antibiotic meaning 1.1 is the NNT for antibiotics. That means 90%
of all people taking an antibiotic will benefit from the drug.
Determining NNT for antibiotics is easy because you are trying
to fix a problem and you can see whether the problem was fixed.
With a vaccine, you’re trying to prevent a problem and if everyone
in the trial is exposed to the virus after being vaccinated, you’ll
know the effectiveness with certainty.
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Statins are used to try to prevent heart events by reducing blood
level of cholesterol (LDL). Statins do lower cholesterol. Statins
probably lower cholesterol level for 100% of the people who take
a statin. But compared to a placebo over a 3 year period, only 1%
fewer people suffered a heart related event when taking a statin
compared to those taking a placebo. How is this not proof that high
cholesterol in the blood doesn’t cause heart disease?
The NNT for statins isn’t calculated directly as with antibiotics
and vaccines but compared to a placebo. Statins have an NNT of 100;
for every 100 people taking a statin, only 1 person will benefit. That
means only 1% of all those taking statin drugs will have a benefit.
One way statin drugs are advertised to steer clear of their NNT number
is by claiming a high percent drop in risk between low numbers.
For example, one television ad says, “Lipitor reduces the risk of
heart attack by 36% in patients with multiple risk factors for heart
disease.” In the prescribing information insert in the box you’ll find
the advertised “36%” and the numbers needed to determine the NNT.
This is VERY misleading to the public who do not understand how
Lipitor calculated that number. It makes the average person think that
they will have a 36% risk reduction when in fact that is not true unless
that person has all the risk factors used to calculate the 36%.
You may not want to read how they came up with this 36% number
because it is very confusing to say the least. For those of you who
are number savvy here it is:
In a study of statins, including Lipitor, (ASCOT) over a 3 year
period, of the 5168 people taking the statin there were 100 heart
related events (60 heart events + 40 deaths). Of the 5,137 people
taking the placebo there were 154 heart related events (108 heart
events and 46 deaths). So where might have the “36%” in their ad
have come from?
100 heart related events did occur when taking the statin ÷ 5168
people taking the statin = 1.9 % of the time a heart related event
did occur when taking the statin.
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154 heart related events did occur when taking the placebo ÷
5137 people taking the placebo = 3% of the time a heart related
event did occur when taking the placebo.
A drop from the low number 3% to the lower number 1.9%
is sort of mathematically a 36% drop (3% minus 1.9%) ÷ 3% =
36%). This is nonsense mathematics by taking percent difference
between small numbers. The difference between 3% and 1.9%
(3% minus 1.9%) is only 1.1%. If 1.9% of those taking the statin
did have a heart related event, then 98.1% didn’t have a heart
related event. If 3% of those taking the placebo did have a heart
related event, then 97% didn’t have a heart related event. An
increase from 97% to 98.1% ((98.1% minus 97%) ÷ 97%) is an
increase of only 1.134%, meaning statins increased the number
of people who didn’t have a heart related event by only 1.134%.
36% is not 1.134%. So the real number of people helped by the
Lipitor statin is only 1.134% NOT the 36% claimed. Their math
is plain nonsense.
Isn’t the goal to get better? Were there any measures showing
improved heath with statin? Stains did raise HDL a little. The one
person in a hundred statins did help was probably due to statins
raising HDL a little.
Niacin is very cheap and raises HDL at least 5 times more than
statins without the long list of harmful side effects. The recommended
dosage is 1500mg time released Niacin once a day. When HDL is
high enough, HDL will remove plaque from arteries, improving
health. Lemon also works fast to dissolve plaque. Consider spending
your statin money on better quality food and supplements that
raise HDL, and pocket the rest for fun activities. NNT Tip From Dr.
Jerome Hoffman http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_04/
b4068052092994.htm
Statin drugs reduce inflammation. They also reduce the liver’s
production of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is vital for the proper
function of the heart and other muscles. Statins also interfere with the
absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K and calcium. Statin drugs have also
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been found to reduce muscle mass and cause diabetes. Recent studies
have shown statin drugs cause cancer in humans and laboratory animals.
Normal cholesterol levels are between 180 and 220. 240 or more is
considered high. Normal triglyceride levels are between 35 to 130.
The herb dandelion is good for liver health. You can buy this as
a pill or a tea.
Heart Disease And The Connection Between Statins And
Repeat Visits
According to the Mayo Clinic, “You should fast for 9 to 12 hours before
taking a cholesterol or a triglyceride test. You can drink water in the time
leading up to the test, but avoid coffee, tea and other beverages.”
- Cholcstcrol (LDL) Changcs Ovcrnight Source: http://sci.
tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.med.cardiology/2005-08/msg00600.html
- Calculatcd LDL Invalid Whcn Not Fasting (nih.gov) Source:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2459246/
- Cholcstcrol Tcsting Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/
cholesterol-test/MY00500/DSECTION=how-you-prepare
- Triglyccridc Tcsting Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/
health/triglycerides/CL00015
- Rcscarchcrs Suggcst Blood Lipids Play Kcy Rolc In
Immune Defense Source: http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/
content/96/12/927.full?ijkey=172mwKXqzgmtE&keytype=ref
Cholesterol and LDL Necessary For Normal Health
Often cholesterol is written about without mentioning if the
writer is referring to LDL or HDL. HDL contains little cholesterol.
Cholesterol in writing almost always refers to LDL. Medical
propaganda managed to name LDL “bad cholesterol” and claim
that the reason for high cholesterol is the liver creating too much
LDL. Cholesterol does not circulate in the blood on its own. LDL
carries cholesterol to cells for making hormones, vitamin D, bile,
cell membranes, and even brain tissue. The unused cholesterol is
cycled back to the liver. So LDL is not bad.
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How Did I Get High Cholesterol?
Great question! If you ask your doctor he or she will tell you that
you inherited it. In most cases this statement is not true.
High cholesterol begins by eating foods that cause high amounts
of triglycerides. These foods include carbohydrates, poly-unsaturated
and trans-fats. Trans and poly-unsaturated fats (long chain fatty
acids) can oxidize (LDL) cholesterol causing blood platelets to stick
together. They also cause inflammation which can then cause tiny
tears in the arteries beginning the heart disease process. They also
cause Vitamin E deficiencies and damage the thyroid gland.
Trans-fats are used by the body for cell wall construction. The
body cannot tell the difference between trans-fat and cholesterol.
This turns the cell wall into a plastic shield that rejects almost
all nutrients and oxygen. This is VERY dangerous to your body
because your body cells begin to die creating acid which then
creates inflammation (heart disease). The damaged cholesterol
and clumped blood (dying blood cells) begin to accumulate in the
blood stream raising cholesterol and inflammation levels.
Polyunsaturated fats should be avoided. The exception to
this rule would be flax seed oil. Flax seed oil is high in omega
3 which counteracts any negatives from the polyunsaturated fat
classification.
All fats consist of carbon chains of fatty acids. These fatty acids are
linked together by “double bonds.” The monounsaturated fats are
linked by a single double bond, they are called, “mono.” These links
are stable and are therefore not highly reactive within the body.
Polyunsaturated fats are linked together by multiple double bonds,
they are called, “poly.” This means that the chains are less stable and
could react within the tissues of the body like free radicals.
The reason polyunsaturated fats are so dangerous is because they
are unstable. Once in the body, they are highly reactive within the
cell. The effect it has on cells is like the oxidizing effect oxygen has
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upon metal, when it turns it into rust. Polyunsaturated fats oxidize
causing the platelets of the blood to stick together.
They have been characterized as “marauders” in the body for
they attack cell membranes and red blood cells and cause damage
in DNA/RNA strands, thus triggering mutations in tissue, blood
vessels and skin. Free radical damage to the skin causes wrinkles and
premature aging; free radical damage to the tissues and organs sets
the stage for tumors; free radical damage in the blood vessels initiates
the buildup of plaque. http://www.aspartame.ca/page_oho1.htm
Poly-unsaturated and trans-fats cause inflammation. They also
cause plaque buildup, damage to arteries, clump blood and harden
the arterial walls. This ultimately hinders blood flow causing high
blood pressure and increases (LDL) cholesterol levels.
HDL (good cholesterol) is responsible for returning any unused
cholesterol back to the liver. HDL works like a mop in that it helps to
extract excess cholesterol deposited in blood vessel walls and deliver
it back to the liver for elimination through the gastrointestinal
tract. When your HDL levels are low there are not enough workers
(HDLs) to bring the excess cholesterol back to your liver. The result
is more cholesterol stays in your blood stream.
Conclusion:
The main cause of high cholesterol is too many triglycerides,
poly-unsaturated and trans-fats in your diet. If you were to
substantially reduce or eliminate carbohydrates, poly-unsaturated
fats and trans-fats out of your diet your cholesterol levels would
drop dramatically and in most cases return to normal.
Another easy way to lower cholesterol is to get at least a 1/2 an
hour of sunlight every day. Sunlight lowers cholesterol by converting
it into Vitamin D.
Dr Mary Enig states: “Excess consumption of polyunsaturated oils has
been shown to contribute to a large number of disease conditions including
increased cancer and heart disease; immune system dysfunction; damage
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to the liver, reproductive organs and lungs; digestive disorders; depressed
learning ability; impaired growth; and weight gain.” http://www.aspartame.
ca/page_oho1.htm
French researchers found that “the incidence of cancer began
to climb steadily as cholesterol values fell below 200 mg/dl. “Data
suggests that for people without heart disease only 1 in 100 is likely
to benefit from taking statin drugs” according to http://www.medkb.
com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/alternative/29253/Do-Cholesterol-Drugs-Do-Any-
Good-BusinessWeek-cover-story
America’s Heart Disease Burden
- In 2006, SS1,272 ¡co¡lc uicu ol hcaii uiscasc. Hcaii uiscasc
caused 34.3% of deaths—more than one in every three—in
the United States. In 2010, that number rose to 44%.
- Hcaii uiscasc is ihc lcauing causc ol ucaih loi loih mcn anu womcn.
Half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2006 were women.
- In 200ò, 44ò,6S7 ¡co¡lc uicu liom coionaiy hcaii uiscasc. Coronary
heart disease is the most common type of heart disease.
- Evciy ycai aloui 7Sò,000 Amciicans havc ihcii hisi hcaii
attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more
heart attacks have another attack.
- In 2006, hcaii uiscasc cosi ihc Uniicu Siaics 400 lillion.
In 2008, heart disease cost the United States is $448.5
billion. In 2010, heart disease cost the United States $503
billion. That is a 25 percent jump in just 4 short years!
These totals are the estimated direct and indirect cost
of cardiovascular disease which includes, cost of health
care services, medications, and lost productivity. (http://
www.silverbook.org/browse.php?id=38) and (http://
www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm)
In 2010, heart disease has almost doubled since 2006. Now
50% of all people in the United States have cardiovascular disease
(CVD) according to Lloyd-Jones, D.; Adams, R. J.; Brown, T. M.;
et al. in the report “Heart Disease” from the journal Circulation
on 2010 (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2008/12/15/
CIRCULATIONAHA.108.191261.full.pdf).
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Estimates for the year 2006 are that 81,100,000 people in the United
States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- High lloou ¡icssuic-7S,600,000.
- Coionaiy hcaii uiscasc-17,600,000.
- Myocaiuial inlaiciion ¸mi¨o-KAR`uc-al in-IARK`shun)
(acute heart attack)—8,500,000.
- Angina ¡ccioiis ¸AN`|ih-nah oi an-]I`nah PEK`ioi-is)
(chest pain or discomfort caused by reduced blood supply
to the heart muscle)—10,200,000.
- SiioIc-6,400,000.
- Hcaii Iailuic-ò,S00,000
Cardiovascular diseases
- Claimcu SS1,272 livcs in 2006 ¸hnal moiialiiy) ¸S4.S ¡ciccni
of all deaths or 1 of every 2.9 deaths).
- Oihci hnal 2006 moiialiiy: ioial cancci 559,888; accidents
121,599; HIV (AIDS) 12,113.
- Ovci 1ò1,000 Amciicans Iillcu ly CVD in 2006 were under
age 65.
- 2006 hnal ucaih iaics liom CVD were 306.6 for white males
and 422.8 for black males; for white females 215.5 and for
black females 298.2. (Death rates are per 100,000 population.
The rates listed use the year 2000 standard U.S. population
as the base for age adjustment.)
- Iiom 1996 io 2006, ucaih iaics liom CVD declined 29.2
percent.
- In ihc samc 10-ycai ¡ciiou ihc aciual numlci ol ucaihs
declined 12.9 percent.
Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart di sease i s caused by atheroscl erosi s
(ath“er-o-skleh-RO’sis), the narrowing of the coronary arteries due
to fatty build ups of plaque. It’s likely to produce angina pectoris
(chest pain), heart attack or both.
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- Coionaiy hcaii uiscasc causcu 42ò,42ò ucaihs in 2006 anu
is the single leading cause of death in America today.
- 17,600,000 ¡co¡lc alivc iouay havc a hisioiy ol hcaii aiiacI,
angina pectoris or both. This is about 9,200,000 males and
8,400,000 females.
- This ycai an csiimaicu 1.26 million Amciicans will havc a
new or recurrent coronary attack.
- Thcic aic aloui 29ò,000 EMS-asscsscu oui-ol-hos¡iial
cardiac arrests annually in the United States.
- Iiom 1996 io 2006 ihc ucaih iaic liom coionaiy hcaii
disease declined 36.4 percent.
- In 2006, coionaiy hcaii uiscasc death rates per 100,000
people were 176.3 for white males and 206.4 for black males;
and 101.5 for white females and 130.0 for black females.
(Death rates are per 100,000 population. The rates use the
year 2000 standard population for age adjustment.)
Mortality—The total number of deaths from a given disease in a
population during a specific interval of time, usually a year.
Prevalence—The total number of cases of a given disease existing
in a population at a specific point in time.
http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/1265665152970DS-
3241%20HeartStrokeUpdate_2010.pdf
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4478
5 Warning Signs Of A Heart Attack
1. Neck pain: You will feel like you pulled a muscle in your neck.
2. Sexual problems: You will have a hard time keeping an
erection.
3. Dizziness, lighthead, fainting, or shortness of breath: These
are all signs that you are not getting enough oxygen.
4. Indigestion, nausea or heartburn, over-fullness or choking: If
this is an isolation incident then you have nothing to worry
about. If you experience these symptoms for more than 2
weeks you may be getting ready for a heart attack.
5. Jaw and ear pain: Ongoing pain in the jaw or ear area can
signal an impending heart attack.
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Current statistical fact sheet issued in 2011. http://circ.ahajournals.
org/content/123/4/e18.figures-only
One of the healthiest ways to lower cholesterol levels is to drink
more water. Water hydrates the body, flushing out impurities,
toxins, sugar, and fats. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your
body weight in ounces. An example would be if you weight 200lbs
you would drink 100 ounces of water each day. This would be the
minimum amount required to keep your body properly hydrated.
What Causes Heart Disease? Inflammation.
What causes inflammation of the arteries? The foods we eat
including trans and poly-unsaturated fats, bacteria (such as
Chlamydia), fungal (like Aspergillus), uric acid, air pollution and
toxic substances.
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Once a tear or sore occurs in an artery wall the body immediately
begins the repair process. Scar tissue forms creating little hooks
that plaque can then attach to. Plaque is the main cause of artery
blockage. It is imperative that we kill these bad bacteria and fungal
infections and not ingest any known toxins (A toxin example would
be canola oil or any unfermented soy products). It is important to
keep bad bacteria, fungal infections and toxins from entering the
blood stream. If our arteries do not become inflamed there will be
no plaque build up. Plaque does not stick to healthy arteries.
Soft and hard plaque can be safely dissolved by drinking 1oz
of fresh squeezed lemon juice and 8oz of purified or distilled
water add 1 teaspoon of blue agave to sweeten the drink. Drink
15 to 30 minutes prior to breakfast. It takes about 2 to 3 months
for the plaque in the arteries to be removed. Make sure you rinse
your mouth out with water or brush your teeth after drinking the
lemonaid. This will eliminate the chance of enamel damage. The
lemon drink also kills bad fungal and bad bacteria including e coli
that may be hiding out in the body. Some bacteria’s can remain
dormant in the body for more than 20 years before they attack.
It is very important to eliminate ALL bad bacteria in one’s body.
Lemon juice is an easy, safe and effective way to eliminate plaque
and bad bacteria, fungal infections, uric acid and toxins from your
body. Lemon juice contains less acid than your stomach. Take 1 baby
aspirin each day for extra protection. Source: Dr. David Holland,
MD http://www.thinkfungus.com/public/127.cfm?sd=21
Remember inflammation is a sign of infection. Most infections
are bacterial or fungal. You must eliminate infection (inflammation)
if you want to have healthy arteries.
The number one cause of arterial inflammation (vasculitis) is
autoimmune disease. There are many autoimmune diseases like
behcet’s, lupus, crohn’s, sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, wegener’s,
scleroderma, etc., etc. The main causes of autoimmune system disease
is a high level of uric acid in the body, bad bacteria, bad fungal or
toxic substances like lead, fluoride or meat growth hormones. High
levels of uric acid cause swelling and inflammation. Drinking 1oz of
fresh lemon added to 8 oz of purified water or drinking 2 tablespoons
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of 100% Real Cherry juice each day is an easy way to eliminate uric
acid from your body and it tastes great! Purchase the Cherry juice
it at your local health food store or at www.vitacost.com.
Plaque is made from calcium, fat, cholesterol, cellular waste, and
fibrin (unfermented soy products cause large amounts of fibrin to
form) which is a material involved in blood clotting. In response to
plaque build-up, cells in your artery walls multiply and secrete additional
substances that can worsen the state of clogged arteries. Plaque buildup
is mainly caused from the endothelial lining or the inner arterial wall
getting damaged by inflammation. Plaque does not stick to healthy
arteries. As plaque deposits build, a condition called atherosclerosis
results. This condition causes the arteries to narrow and harden. Plaque
can break off blocking an artery. This can cause a heart attack.
Plaque or blood clots can also cause a stroke. There are two
basic types of strokes. One is called an Ischemic stroke. The other
is called a Hemorrhagic stroke.
There are two kinds of Ischemic strokes. The first one is called
a Thrombotic stroke which occurs when a blood clot forms in
one of the arteries that supplies blood to your brain. This process
usually happens to arteries in the neck or brain. The second one is
called an Embolic stroke. Embolic strokes occur when a blood clot
or other debris forms in an artery away from the brain and is then
transported to block narrower brain arteries.
There are two kinds of Hemorrhagic stroke. The first one is
called an Intracerebral hemorrhage. This is when a blood vessel
which includes arteries, veins and capillaries, in your brain bursts
and spills into the surrounding brain tissue, damaging cells. The
second one is called a Subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is when
bleeding starts in an artery on or near the surface of the brain and
spreads into the space between the surface of your brain and the
skull. This type of stroke usually causes a severe headache.
The reason a baby aspirin works so well in preventing heart
disease is because it is an antifungal (kills 221 strains), it is an
anti-inflammatory as well as a blood thinner. Cholesterol medication
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(statins) do protect against heart disease because they contain an
anti-inflammatory agent. The problem is statins come with a whole
list of health warnings. One of these warnings is that they can cause
diabetes. Baby aspirin has the same benefits as statins, costs less and
does not carry the long list of health warnings. Source: http://articles.
mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/05/28/cholesterol-heart.aspx
Ron Krauss published a paper in the Articles in Press section
of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) stating there is
no evidence that saturated fat intake increases the risk for heart
disease. The paper is titled Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. It
is a compilation of numerous studies looking at the relationship
between saturated fat intake and developing heart disease.
What are the main causes of arterial inflammation
(artery tissue damage)?
1. Trans Fats
2. Poly-Unsaturated Fats/Oils (except flax-seed oil)
3. Refined Sugar (white sugar or corn syrup)
4. White or Enriched Wheat flour
5. Heavy Metals (any fish product and body building drinks)
6. Pesticides (Canola Oil)
7. Poisonous Chemicals (arsenic in drinking water and body
building drinks)
8. Plastic
9. Deficiencies in Magnesium, Zinc or Chromium
10. Adrenal Gland Not Functioning Properly (see the easy
adrenal test in this book)
11. Air Pollution
12. Uric Acid
Eliminate all of these items or issues as soon as possible.
What reduces or eliminates artery damage and
buildup of plaque?
1. Fresh Lemon Juice—Dissolves plaque, kills bacteria, builds
bone, eliminates uric acid and ulcers. Reduces inflammation.
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2. Baby Aspirin—Reduces inflammation and thins out blood
clots throughout the body.
3. Garlic—Reduces LDL (bad cholesterol), raises HDL (good
cholesterol). Increases flexibility of blood vessels and kills
bacteria.
4. Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (H
2
O
2
)—Kills bacteria,
dissolves blood clots and plaque. Is the same chemical
(H
2
O
2
) our body uses to fight disease.
5. Vitamin B Complex—Reduces inflammation on all levels.
Also reduces stress
6. Vitamins C, A and E—Reduce free radical damage and
oxidized cholesterol. Anti-inflammatory.
7. L-Carnitine—Reduces inflammation, softens hard veins and
arteries. Strengthens heart muscle.
8. Magnesium—Increases integrity of artery walls. Repairs nerve
function.
9. Collagen (1, 3 and 2)—Rebuilds and strengthens every part
of the body.
10. Flax Seed Oil—Significantly reduces irregular heartbeat,
prevents blood clots, reduces inflammation.
11. Nattokinase (fermented soy pill)—Reduces inflammation in
artery lining, clears plaque, increases flexibility in arteries.
12. Air Purifier
13. Oxygen Machine (If possible)
ALL of these should be added to your diet immediately.
Conclusion:
Saturated fat intake and cholesterol do NOT cause heart disease!
Inflammation is the cause of ALL heart disease.
Cholesterol Myths and Theorys:
Dietary intake of cholesterol has no impact on the level of
cholesterol in your blood. If we look at two major long-term studies,
Framingham and Tecumseh, it is clear that those who ate the most
cholesterol had exactly the same level of cholesterol in their blood
as those who ate the least cholesterol.
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Source: http://www.thincs.org/Malcolm.choltheory.htm
“There’s no connection whatsoever between cholesterol in
food and cholesterol in blood. And we’ve known that all
along. Cholesterol in the diet doesn’t matter at all unless
you happen to be a chicken or a rabbit.” Ancel Keys, Ph.D.,
professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota 1997.
“In Framingham, Massachusetts, the more saturated fat
one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories
one ate, the lower people’s serum cholesterol . . . we found
that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most
saturated fat, ate the most calories weighed the least and
were the most physically active.” Dr William Castelli 1992
(Director of the Framingham study)
At what point does a saturated fat turn into cholesterol? The
answer is simple, it doesn’t. It is impossible to make cholesterol out
of saturated fat. Cholesterol, when it is made in the liver, starts out
as a substance called Acteyl-co A. This is not a fat; it is nothing like
a fat. It has several nitrogen atoms in it, and nitrogen comes from
protein. Saturated fat and cholesterol are completely unrelated
chemically, cholesterol is not made from fats. So how would eating
saturated fats or any kind of fats increase cholesterol production in
the liver? The answer is they don’t because they can’t.
Fact one: The liver does not use fats, saturated or otherwise to
make cholesterol
Fact two: The liver does not make LDL, it makes VLDL
Fact three: VLDL is converted into LDL through triglyceride loss
Fact four: VLDL levels and LDL levels are totally unrelated
Saturated fat intake has no impact on LDL levels
A Raised LDL Level Has No Impact On Heart Disease:
Having previously demonstrated that neither cholesterol, nor
saturated fat consumption, can have any impact on LDL levels. I
now intend to make it clear that a raised LDL level has no impact
on coronary heart disease (CHD).
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As most of you probably know, current thinking in CHD is that
when the level of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is raised, LDLs
travel through the artery wall and form a big lumpy cholesterol
deposit (‘plaques’) that narrow the arteries. Cholesterol is found
in plaques because LDL contains a lot of cholesterol.
As these plaques get bigger they narrow the artery so much that
blood flow is obstructed causing symptoms such as angina. Finally
a plaque may burst, causing a blood clot to form over the ruptured
area. This blocks the artery completely and results in a myocardial
infarction results, which may or may not kill you.
I agree with this basic mechanism underlying CHD, but there are
hundreds of problems with the idea that a raised LDL is the cause.
Let’s just concentrate on three:
1. People with normal and even low LDL levels develop plaque
and die from Coronary Heart Disease. Which means heart
disease can occur when LDL levels are high, average or low.
2. LDL can’t get through the lining of the artery wall.
3. Plaque distribution.
Plaques are discreet ‘lesions’ in the artery wall, they are not
present everywhere in all artery walls. So, if LDL ‘leaks’ through
the arteries when the concentration is raised, then it should leak
through all artery walls everywhere, and what we should see,
therefore, is thickened artery walls full of LDL everywhere, which
is exactly what we don’t see.
To use an analogy, if you lie in the sun for too long, all of your body
will become sunburned, not just a few bits here and there. But we are
expected to believe that, if you bathe the artery wall in a high level of
LDL, it will only leak through in a few discreet areas. Hmmmmm?
I think I know what you are thinking at this point. You are
thinking, obviously you need to damage the artery wall, in discreet
areas, to get LDL through . . . Exactly. So, the underlying process
that starts a plaque is damage to the endothelium by inflammation.
Of course it is; there is no other possible explanation.
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But, to admit this, is to admit that LDL has nothing whatsoever
to do with causing atherosclerotic plaques, because LDL doesn’t
damage the endothelium.
Faced with this major, insurmountable problem, the entire
diet-heart/cholesterol/LDL hypothesis collapses into a large pile
of dust.
The next theory states CHD is caused by oxidized LDL.
The belief is once LDL is oxidised, it binds to the Lox-I receptor.
It is then transported into—then through—the endothelium and
into the artery wall. At which point, white blood cells, designed to
get rid of all nasty substances in the body, attack, engulf and try to
clear away all of the oxidised LDL molecules.
But these white cells have no means to tell them to stop engulfing
oxidised LDL, allegedly, so they just get bigger and bigger until
they explode, releasing a horrible goo of dead white blood cells,
bits of LDL, cholesterol and triglyerides etc. into the artery wall.
Once you have enough exploding white blood cells, the lump of
goo becomes big enough to start an atherosclerotic plaque. And
that is why oxidised LDL is such a bad thing, and why anti-oxidants
are protective.
There are so many problems with this proposed mechanism of
action that it is almost impossible to know where to start. Perhaps
the best place to start is with a previous example.
If there are receptors for oxidised LDL on endothelial cells, then
oxidised LDL will be absorbed through all artery walls everywhere,
and therefore we would not see discrete plaques forming, just
general thickening of all artery wall as they fill up with the residual
goo from exploding white blood cells. But we do see discreet
plaques. Therefore the hypothesis is wrong as it does not match
the observed disease process.
Once again, as with almost every part of the diet-heart/cholesterol
hypothesis, when you start to examine the facts objectively, the
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whole theory disintegrates. There is no way that LDL, oxidised or
otherwise, can ‘cause’ CHD, and here are a few more facts to back
this up.
Framingham first:
There is a direct association between falling cholesterol
levels over the first 14 years and mortality over the
following 18 years (11% overall and 14% CVD death rate
increase per 1 mg/dL per year drop in cholesterol levels).
Anderson KM JAMA 1987
In Framingham therefore, as LDL/cholesterol levels fell, CHD
rates went up.
Then Honolulu:
‘Our data accord with previous findings of increased
mortality in elderly people with low serum cholesterol,
and show that long-term persistence of low cholesterol
concentration actually increases the risk of death. Thus,
the earlier that patients start to have lower cholesterol
concentrations, the greater the risk of death.’ Lancet
Aug 2001
In Honolulu, the lower the LDL/cholesterol, the greater the
risk of dying—of everything, including CHD.
Then Russia:
The main author of the report on this study was Shestov, of the
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Russian Academy of Medical
Sciences, St. Petersburg. And the main conclusion of this study was
as follows:
‘The results disclose a sizeable subset of hypocholes-terolemics
in this population at increased risk of cardiac death
associated with lifestyle characteristics.’ Russian Lipid
Research Clinics Prevalence Follow-up Study Shestov
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In Russian, a greater risk of death from heart disease in those
with low blood LDL/cholesterol levels
Then Japan:
Between 1980 and 1989, age-adjusted total serum cholesterol
levels increased from 4.84 to 5.22 for men and from 4.91
to 5.24 mmol/l for women. Prevalence of age-adjusted
hypercholesterolaemia of > or = 5.68 mmol/l increased
from 15.8% to 29.4% for men and from 18.4% to 30.6%
for women . . . . Considerable increases in total serum
cholesterol levels do not offer an explanation of the recent
decline in mortality from coronary heart disease in Japan.’
Okayama A, Marmot MG Int J Epidemiol Dec 1993
In Japan, as cholesterol/LDL levels went up, death rates from
CHD went down.
How much more evidence would you like? Perhaps another
study from the USA?
‘Kummerow and colleagues from the UI and Carle
Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., studied 1,200 patients
who were cardiac-catheterized. Sixty-three percent had
at least 70 percent of their arteries blocked—enough
to warrant bypass surgery. Of the 506 men who had a
bypass, only 71 (14 percent) had plasma cholesterol levels
above 240 (6.2mmol/l); 50 percent had levels below 200
(5.2mmol/l). Thirty-two percent of the 244 women who
had bypass surgery had levels above 240 (6.2mmol/l); 34
percent were below 200 (5.2mmol/l) . . .
. . . a 3-to-1 ratio of LDL (bad cholesterol) to HDL
(good cholesterol) is a low heart-disease risk? with a total
cholesterol of less than 200 (5.2mmol/l) being the most
desirable. However, in this study, Kummerow noted, 51
percent of the catheterized men had levels below 200
(5.2mmol/l) but needed a bypass.’ Paper by Kummerow
Atherosclerosis March 2001
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In this study, the majority of men who needed a bypass had
cholesterol levels below 5.2mmol/l.
These were not small studies, with surrogate end-points. These
were large studies done on thousands of people. They measured
death rates and blockages in coronary arteries, which are ‘hard’
end-points. They include Framingham—the study that is used to
set the CHD prevention guidelines! And they all demonstrate very
clearly that the rate of CHD has nothing whatever to do with the
level of LDL/cholesterol in your bloodstream.
These studies were also published in journals as prestigious as the
Lancet, Atherosclerosis and JAMA. This is not wacky, fringe research,
carried out by people with a distrust of mainstream medicine. This
is as mainstream and conventional as it gets, and all of this research
utterly and completely contradicts the current cholesterol/LDL
theory of CHD. For some strange reason this research doesn’t get a
lot of publicity. Source: http://www.thincs.org/Malcolm.choltheory.htm
High LDL’s do not cause heart disease. Heart disease is caused
by inflammation.
We still have one burning question. What causes inflammation
in the arteries and not in the veins? What element do arteries get
that veins don’t? The answer is easy, it is oxygen.
Let me explain:
There are 2 factors at work when it comes to heart disease. The first
factor is inflammation. Inflammation of the arteries is mainly caused
by air pollution and toxins. The second factor of heart disease is the
plaque buildup that occurs when the artery has suffered damage.
The first issue is difficult to fix if you have a job that requires you
to be outdoors. If you have a job indoors this issue can be very easy
to fix. The first thing you will want to do is purchase a very good air
purifier. Make sure to keep it on when you are in your office. Make
sure you do regular maintenance to keep it running at its optimal
performance level. Do the same thing in your home. You may have
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to buy 2 or 3 units to cover your house. You may also want to invest
in an oxygen machine. This will add more oxygen to the air you
breath. Taking these steps to protect the air you breath will help
stop the majority of inflammation before it starts.
The other main cause of inflammation include toxins like trans
fats, poly-unsaturated fats/oils (except flax-seed oil), refined sugar
(white sugar or corn syrup), white or enriched wheat flour, heavy
metals, any fish product, most body building drinks, pesticides like
canola oil and soy oil, poisonous chemicals (arsenic in drinking
water, apple juice and body building drinks), fluoride, plastic,
deficiencies in magnesium, zinc or chromium, uric acid, and the
adrenal gland not functioning properly (see the easy adrenal test
I have included in this book). Eliminate all of these items or issues
as soon as possible.
The second issue is a little more complicated. Plaque that accumulates
on the inner walls of your arteries is made from various substances that
circulate in your blood. These include calcium, fat, cholesterol, cellular
waste, and fibrin a material involved in blood clotting (excessive fibrin
is mainly caused by the consumption of soy products).
In response to plaque build-up, cells in your artery walls multiply
and secrete additional substances that can worsen the state of
clogged arteries. To reduce or eliminate the buildup of plaque in
your arteries it is important to include items like lemon, baby aspirin,
coconut products, nattokinase and other vein clearing items I have
listed in the section “What reduces or eliminates artery damage
and buildup plaque?”
Veins and Cholesterol
The amount of cholesterol that passes through veins is equal to
the amount of cholesterol that passes through arteries. Cholesterol
is measured using blood taken from a vein in your arm. People
with clogged arteries don’t have clogged veins because veins don’t
develop plaque, even though veins and arteries are made of the
same types of tissues. Proof of this is that in bypass surgery surgeons
remove the clogged artery and put in a vein. If cholesterol was the
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cause of plaque in arteries, then cholesterol would also cause plaque
to build up in veins. Source: http://www.actualcures.com/heart-disease-
cholesterol-doesnt-cause-plaque-buildup/
When surgeons use veins in bypass surgery, for many the veins
used as arteries begin to fill with plaque just like arteries. Veins as
veins don’t develop plaque, veins used as arteries, for many develop
plaque. Some say plaque builds in arteries and not veins because
arteries experience more stress from the constant momentary
expanding of arteries caused by bulges of blood from the heart
passing through arteries. This sounds good, and it’s true, but if
the question is about high cholesterol, answering with a statement
about high blood pressure is a diversion tactic designed to draw
attention away from cholesterol’s complete lack of affect on veins.
High blood pressure is not high cholesterol.
Let me explain why veins don’t have plaque?
The free radical form (toxins) of oxygen is the most destructive
free radical and the most abundant. Free radicals (toxins) joined
with oxygen are a natural part of nature. For most of us the air
we breath is not clean. There are too many free radicals (poison
substances) in the oxygen of polluted air. Vein blood carries much
less oxygen (less toxins) than arteries do. Veins have very few free
radicals of oxygen which means few injuries occur to veins. When
injuries occur to arteries the body makes plaque (white blood cells)
to repair injuries. Continuous injuries require continuous repairs.
Inflammation of the arteries is the cause of heart disease.
Another reason why plaque does not build up in veins is because
the wear and tear from normal blood pressure and high blood
pressure doesn’t reach veins. This strong blood pressure can be
very hard on arteries causing them to weaken. L-Carnitine is a very
important element to keep arteries strong and flexible.
“Oxidative stress” and “reactive oxygen species” (ROS) are common
terms for free radicals of oxygen. According to the USDA, “Oxidative
stress has been associated with the development of many chronic
diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Reactive oxygen species
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(ROS), the main products of oxidative stress, can damage biological
molecules such as proteins, lipids and DNA.” That would include the
protein, DNA, and lipids that make up the cell membrane (cell wall)
of the endothelial cell lining of the interior wall of arteries.
Oxidative Free Radical Damage are free radicals, also called
reactive oxygen species (ROS), are highly unstable molecular
fragments. Both are of internal and external origin. They are
constantly being released in the body, whenever we are exposed to
harmful dietary and environmental factors which include:
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- chcmicals ¸¡csiiciucs, hciliciucs, inscciiciucs, cic.)
- ¡ioccsscu anu iiiauiaicu loous
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- aiiihcial loou colouiings
- aii ¡olluiion ¸smog)
- ¡olyunsaiuiaicu, long chain laiiy acius liIc vcgciallc oils,
and rancid oils like canola
- ia¡ waici
- iolacco
- cxccssivc siicss, ¡iolongcu siicss, cic.
The more free radicals are created in the body, the more damage is
done on the cellular level due to a multitude of spark like reactions.
Many free radicals, such as viscious free hydroxy radicals, are a
severe threat to our system as they attack:
- ccllulai mcmliancs anu iissucs in ihc louy
- oui gcnciic maiciial ¸mainly DNA)
- ¡ioicins anu cnzymcs, anu
- ¡olyunsaiuiaicu laiiy acius, ihus, hcighicning ihc inuammaioiy
processes in the cells.
To make things worse, extensive free radical damage generates
other, even more destructive free radicals, creating a vicious cycle.
Source: http://www.full-health.com/partthreeA.htm
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It is very important to get a pure source of oxygen because most
of the air we breath is polluted. Also our oxygen levels have been
decreasing every year. Right now we get about 21% oxygen in every
breath we take. Just a few short years ago our oxygen level was at
30% with a lot less pollution. The 21% oxygen level would be fine
if it wasn’t polluted.
If you live in a smoggy area like Los Angeles invest in an oxygen
machine, a very good air purifier or both. You can purchase an
oxygen machine for around $500 to $800 dollars. I put mine on
about 2 hours before I go to bed this allows the oxygen to saturate
the room. I sleep great and wake up energized. I also have an air
purifier I keep on 24/7. Check out this website for an explanation
of poisons found in the air we breath both inside and outside. http://
www.solcomhouse.com/airpollution.htm
Bad news. At the beginning of 2011 the U.S. Government
changed the laws regarding the purchase of oxygen machines.
Before 2011 you did not need a prescription to purchase an oxygen
machine. Now a prescription is required.
What Causes Kidney Failure
There are 3 main causes of kidney failure.
1. Most kidney failure is caused by uncontrolled blood glucose
and chronic high insulin levels. High glucose levels damage
fine capillaries in the kidneys. It causes an increased
permeability which then causes the capillaries to leak and
ultimately fail to perform their filtering action. Most believe
damage to these fine capillaries is irreversible.
2. High levels of protein result in high levels of ammonia which
damage fine capillaries in the kidneys. That is why many
people who take insulin or those with high protein diets
eventually suffer from kidney failure. It is VERY important
to maintain a balanced diet. Diabetes Diet provides you with
the information needed to balance your diet properly.
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3. Another leading cause of kidney failure is blood clots in the
renal vein. Inflammation and soy are the main reasons for
the increase of blood clots in the body. (Read the section
on soy for details) Today soy is found in almost all food
products. It is very important to eliminate ALL unfermented
soy products from your diet. The only safe fermented soy
products on the market are tempeh, natto, pickled tofu
(tofu cheese), miso soup and soy sauce. Soy consumption
can cause heart attacks, stroke and increase blood clots in
just a few short months. In children and pets, soy can be
dangerous and even deadly.
Chapter 3
How Do I Read The FDA Food Label?
Total Fat on the FDA
Food Label represents
the amount of fat in one
serving of the product.
The total fat number
comes from four fat
sources:
1. Saturated Fat
2. Trans Fat
3. Monounsaturated Fat
4. Polyunsaturated Fat
Note: Manufacturers are
required to list saturated
f at and t rans f at as
subcategories of total fat.
They can voluntarily list monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated
(bad) fat. Polyunsaturated fat is never or rarely listed.
In the label example above there are 11 grams of total fat in one
serving of this product.
6 grams = saturated fat
0 grams = trans fat
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The remaining 5g of fat is most likely polyunsaturated fats.
If any of the remaining 5g of fat were monounsaturated fat the
manufacturer would have listed them under the total fat category as
“Monounsaturated Fat”. Most manufacturers will list monounsaturated
fats on food labels because they are considered to be “good fats”.
The listing on the food label would look like this
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 6g
Tans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Have two or more double bonds. There is a bend or kink at each
double bond. These fatty acids do not pack together easily and tend
to be liquid at cool temperatures. Polyunsaturated oils are very
fragile. They tend to develop harmful free radicals and turn into a
trans fat when subjected to low levels of heat and oxygen.
Most people think that vegetable oil is good for them. Nothing
could be further from the truth.
Soybean oil, corn, safflower oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil are
all examples of long chain fatty acids “polyunsaturated oils”. They
tend to lower good HDL cholesterol levels in your body. Flax seed
oil is classified as a polyunsaturated fat, however it does not have
harmful effects when consumed in a 3 to 1 ratio in cold form. If
heated, the above warning statement would apply. Try to eliminate
all polyunsaturated fats from your diet.
Most nuts are high in polyunsaturated fats. It is best not to eat more
than a small handful of roasted nuts each day. Due to natural enzyme
inhibitors it is best to avoid all raw nuts unless they are sprouted.
45 How Do I Read The FDA Food Label?
As soon as a polyunsaturated fat enters the body, it is exposed to
temperatures high enough to cause a toxic decomposition. This is
especially true when combined with a continuous supply of oxygen
and catalysts such as iron. Although polyunsaturated fats can damage
every part of the body, the endocrine system, especially the thyroid,
is particularly damaged. Polyunsaturated fats have been found to
initiate and promote cancer (http://www.thescreamonline.com/
essays/essays5-1/vegoil.html)
Coffee is naturally high in polyunsaturated fats. One way to avoid
consuming this bad oil is to use a paper filter when brewing. This
one step will remove the majority of bad oil from your brew.
Polyunsaturated fat food list: http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-
000047000000000000000.html
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Are chains of carbon atoms that have one double bond between
two carbons and therefore lack two hydrogens. Normally they
range from sixteen to twenty-two carbons. They have a kink or
bend at the position of the double bond so the molecules do not
pack together as easily as in saturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated
oils tend to be liquid at room temperature but become solid when
refrigerated. Olive oil, grape seed oil, and peanut oil are classified
as monounsaturated oils. The most common monounsaturated fatty
acids are palmitoleic (sixteen carbons), oleic (eighteen carbons),
and erucic (twenty-two carbons). Monounsaturated oils are relatively
stable and can be used for low-heat cooking. In small quantities,
they tend to lower the bad LDL cholesterol.
The only fats or oils you should be eating are butter, coconut
oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa butter, cocoa oil, and shea nut
oil for heat cooking and Italian extra-virgin olive oil, cold pressed
grape seed oil, and cold pressed flaxseed oil, and all of the above
oils listed for cold foods. What really matters is the type of fat you
eat. Not the quantity.
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When purchasing cold pressed oils in the U.S.A. make sure the
product lists the maximum temperature used in processing the oil.
According to a 1998 report, mice fed a diet containing
monounsaturated fats were more likely to develop
atherosclerosis than mice fed a diet containing saturated
fat. In fact, the mice fed monounsaturated fats were even
more prone to heart disease than those fed polyunsaturated
fatty acids. (http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-
fats/559-the-great-con-ola.html)
Monounsaturated fat food list: http://nutritiondata.self.com/
foods-000032000000000000000.html
VERY IMPORTANT
Large amounts of polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats are
not good for you. Try to eliminate polyunsaturated fats from your
diet. Also limit the intake of monounsaturated fats to 10% of your
total fat intake. The other 80% to 90% of fat intake should come
from saturated fats. It is best to eat only short to medium chain
fatty acids.
There is no way of knowing what temperature the food
manufacturer used to cook a product. If the oils used were
polyunsaturated fats, then the oil in that product has turned into
a toxic oil with free radicals. It may also have oxidized into a trans
fat.
Another issue is that most vegetable oils are processed using the
poison hexane. Small amounts of this poison get transferred into the
finished oil product which is then used by the food manufacturer.
Hexane is a hydrocarbon solvent (a dry-cleaning solvent) with
carcinogen properties. “Carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide
or radiation, that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinogenic).
47 How Do I Read The FDA Food Label?
The terms cold pressed and expeller pressed no longer mean
anything in the United States. The U.S. government allows
heat-deodorized, high-pressured, squeezed vegetable oil to be
labeled as expeller pressed or cold pressed. In the United States,
cold and expeller-pressed oil labeling is not regulated. That
means that all unstable, long chain fatty acids which include all
vegetable oils are now toxic oils waiting to wreak havoc on your
body.
In the United States, cold and expeller-pressed oils are usually
deodorized using temperatures of up to 470°F for over an hour.
At 470°F you can rest assured all poly and mono saturated fat oils
have been turned into a toxic trans fat. The nutrients have been
completely destroyed, and their molecular characteristics have
changed forever. This means that you could actually be buying a
toxic and/or trans fat product unless the product you are buying
specifically states it is unrefined cold pressed at a temperature
below 120°F or unrefined expeller pressed at a temperature below
210°F.
Maximum Heat (Smoke Point) For Cooking Oils/Fats
Here are the smoke points for most cooking oils. If you click on
this link, there is an easy calculator for temperature conversions:
http://walking.about.com/library/cal/uctemp.htm.
Celsius is roughly half the Fahrenheit temperature. An example is
102°C = 200°F.
Beef tallow 400°F/204°C (heat-stable good fat)
Butter 350°F/177°C (heat-stable good fat)
Clarified butter 485°F/252° C (heat-stable good fat)
Chicken fat 375°F/191°C (heat-stable good fat)
Coconut oil:
Unrefined 350°F/177°C (heat-stable good fat)
Refined 450°F/232°C (heat-stable good fat)
Duck and goose fat 375°F/191°C (heat-stable good fat)
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Ghee (Indian butter) 485°F/252°C (heat-stable good fat)
Lard 370°F/188°C (heat-stable good fat)
Olive oil:
Unrefined 320°F/160°C
Extra-virgin 375°F/191°C
Virgin 420°F/216°C
Pomace oil 460°F/238°C
Palm oil 455°F/235°C (heat-stable good fat)
Palm kernel oil 455°F/235°C (heat-stable good fat)
Conclusion: A company using polyunsaturated or monounsat-
urated fats/oils for baking or frying may have turned them into
trans fat! There is no way for you to know what temperature they
used to produce the food product. Your best line of defense is to
buy only products that have heat-stable oils in them. These fats/
oils include butter, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa
butter/oil, and shea nut oil. This is the only real way to protect
yourself against hidden newly created trans fats or free radicals.
Chapter 4
Trans Fat
Diabetes and Trans Fats
Type II, or type
2, diabetes is one of
the rare diseases that
is not caused by a
microbe or impurities
in vaccinations. It is
caused by our diet
of “bad fats” and
the lack of “good
fats.” These same
bad fats (trans and
polyunsaturated fats)
cause heart disease, organ malfunction or disease, cancer, high blood
pressure, eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, periodontal
disease, depression, organ failure, and the list goes on and on.
The medical community has little to no interest in determining
what causes diabetes. They also claim that type 2 diabetes causes
heart disease. This is partially true, but most of their statistical
correlation is caused by the fact that both of them are caused by
the same thing—bad fats and bad food.
If a diabetic would stop eating trans-fatty acids and polyunsaturated
fats and incorporate short and medium chain fatty acids, their
diabetes would begin to reverse. The bad cells (i.e., the ones with
rigid fats on them) would die and they would be replaced by new
cells made of good fats (assuming there were good fats in your
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diet). This process would take approximately four to eight months
depending on the continued bad-fat consumption.
An easy way to excelerate the healing process would be to avoid
all bad fats and increase good fat consumption as well as eliminating
all white and enriched wheat bread.
By adding a few healing supplements to your diet, a small amount
of exercise and changing some food choices, type 2 diabetes is very
easy to eliminate. If you follow the easy guidelines outlined in this
book, you should be diabetes free in approximately one to four
months. For those who have had prolonged diabetes it can take up
to a year to rebuild damaged organs.
It is absolutely critical to avoid all trans-fatty acids, polyunsaturated
fats, hydrogenated oils, partially hydrogenated oils, canola oil, any
margarine, and all other “bad fats” like the plague! They are poison
to your body!
The only fats or oils you should be eating are butter, coconut oil,
palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa butter, cocoa oil, and shea nut oil for
heat cooking and Italian extra-virgin olive oil, cold pressed grape seed
oil, and cold pressed flaxseed oil, and all of the above oils listed for cold
foods. What really matters is the type of fat you eat. Not the quantity.
Do not heat any oil near its maximum heat level, or it can turn
toxic and/or into a trans fat. Make sure you read what the maximum
heat level is listed on the bottle. Most oils cannot be heated above
350°F. Each notch on your stove is approximately 10 degrees.
Number 1 is usually 140°F. You can check the temperature of your
stove by using water in a pan and a temperature gage.
The body cannot get glucose, oxygen, and nutrients inside cells
that are surrounded by DuPont.
What Happens When Trans Fat Surrounds Our Cells?
When trans fat surrounds a cell, nutrients and oxygen have a
very hard time penetrating the cell wall.
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V Most diets in America lack “good” fats, which include short
and medium chain fatty acids. Short and medium chain fatty
acids are typically classified as saturated fats. Our diets mainly
consist of unstable vegetable and man-made oils known as
trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils.
Trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils are very much like
cholesterol. Our bodies cannot tell the difference between
them and the good fats. These bad oils get into our cell walls
and destroy the negative electrical charge. Our cells have an
exterior negative charge which keeps them away from each
other. Without this charge, our cells start to suffocate and
stick together forming blood clots, disease and inflammation.
Without the proper amount of oxygen (over 70%), the
only way a cell can replicate is anaerobically. So now the
oxygen-starved cell has turned into a bacteria. Anaerobic is a
fancy name for bacteria. Anaerobic means “without air.”
A normal healthy cell burns oxygen and glucose (blood sugar) for
energy and releases carbon dioxide. The healthy cell is functioning
aerobically in the presence of sufficient oxygen. No anaerobic
(cancer, Epstein-Barr, herpes, mono, genital warts, etc.) can
flourish, replicate or even survive in an oxygen-rich environment.
Oxygen starved cells (65% or less) can turn cancerous.
V Trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils are very tough oils
with a shelf life of twenty years. They impede the process
of cellular exchange, which means they hinder the process
of allowing nutrition in and waste out.
V Trans fat is one of the main causes of type II diabetes. Our
bodies cannot tell the difference between cholesterol and
trans fat. When trans fat is consumed it is used by the body
for cell wall construction. Trans fat cell walls are ridge and
allow only a very small amount of oxygen and nutrients to
enter the cell.
V The large glucose molecules cannot penetrate the ridged
trans fat cell wall so they end up staying in the bloodstream.
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Over time the body stores the excess glucose as triglyceride
in fat cells.
Most diets call for low fat products. These low fat
products contain mainly bad fats which include trans and
polyunsaturated fats. This type of diet causes and accelerates
inflammation and disease.
Cold and Expeller Pressed Oils
Natural oils crushed from seeds using the hydraulic action of
an expeller press are called cold or expeller-pressed oils. Cold and
expeller pressing yields less oil than chemical extraction. Usually
cold and expeller-pressed oils yield about 50 percent to 70 percent
oil. Cold and expeller-pressed oils are usually more expensive than
conventionally processed oils. Cold pressing usually generates heat
in the range of 80°F to 120°F and expeller pressed in the range of
140°F to 210°F.
The terms cold pressed and expeller pressed no longer mean
anything in the United States. The U.S. government allows
heat-deodorized, high-pressured, squeezed vegetable oil to be
labeled as expeller pressed or cold pressed. In the United States,
cold and expeller-pressed oil labeling is not regulated. That means
that all unstable, long chain fatty acids which include all vegetable
oils are now toxic oils waiting to wreak havoc on your body.
In the United States, cold and expeller-pressed oils are usually
deodorized using temperatures of up to 470°F for over an hour. At
470°F you can rest assured all poly and mono saturated fat oils have
been turned into a toxic trans fat. The nutrients have been completely
destroyed, and their molecular characteristics have changed forever.
This means that you could actually be buying a toxic and/or trans
fat product unless the product you are buying specifically states it is
unrefined cold pressed at a temperature below 120°F or unrefined
expeller pressed at a temperature below 210°F.
Hydrogenation can occur naturally if there is oxygen in the
presence of high heat over a prolong period of time. Oil, oxygen
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and heat is all you need to create a trans fat! It is converted through
oxidation.
This is a perfect example of the FDA and the food industry
creating confusion by misleading the public into thinking they
are buying one thing (cold or expeller pressed as defined above)
when in reality they are buying a toxic, high heat processed and
possibly trans-fat oil. This is obviously a totally different product!
It’s a killer!
A 2001 parallel review of 20-year dietary fat studies in the
United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Spain
found that polyunsaturated oils like soy, canola, sunflower,
and corn oil degrade easily to toxic compounds when
heated. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-
4506.2001.tb00028.x/abstract
One of the only countries to regulate the cold pressed-label is Italy!
Under Italian law, cold pressed means “temperatures below 120°F.”
Spectrum oils state they follow Italian cold-pressed temperatures.
Always check. When purchasing olive oil, try to buy only imported
Italian olive oil because it is cold processed by Italian law.
When purchasing cold or expeller-pressed oils, make sure the
label says cold pressed under 120°F or expeller pressed under 210°F.
These oils are mainly found in health food stores. Make sure your
olive oil says “Italian olive oil”; otherwise, you could be buying a
toxic trans-fat oil.
What’s Wrong with Heating Oils?
Toxins and trans-fats can be created when oil is heated near its
smoke point or is heated (even at low heat) for a long period of time.
Heating an unstable oil in the presence of oxygen starts a process
called oxidation. It forces carbon atoms that typically join to other
carbon atoms to join with hydrogen atoms instead. This turns the oil
into a toxic trans-fat! Poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated oils are
especially in danger of turning into toxic trans-fats when heated.
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What fats can be safely heated?
Heat stable oils like short to medium chain fatty acids (saturated
fats) can be safely heated. These fats include butter, tropical fats like
coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa oil, and shea nut oil.
These oils are also good to bake with because they are heat stable.
The saturated fatty acids contained in heat stable fats and oils are
inert making them heat stable. Heat does not destroy them in the
same way it destroys poly and mono-unsaturated fats.
The two factors that affect heat tolerance are smoking point
and oxidation.
Smoking point is the temperature at which the oil begins to
smoke. It’s also the point the oil starts to break down chemically.
You never want to heat an oil close to its smoke point.
Oxidation happens at a much lower temperature than the
smoke point. Oxidation is dangerous because the advanced lipid
peroxidation end-products it creates wreak havoc inside the body.
These products have been shown to accumulate with aging and
cause problems such as inflammation and liver spots on the skin
(http://inhumanexperiment.blogspot.com/2009/08/7-types-of-
aging-damage-that-end-up.html).
Advanced lipid peroxidation end-products explained. Click here:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/sj.bjp.0707395/full.
So which oils are most susceptible to oxidation? Polyunsaturated
fats. In fact, polyunsaturated fatty acids (or PUFAs) tolerate heat very
poorly. Not only do they oxidize when you heat them they can also
oxidize in your body from your natural body heat. On the other hand,
monounsaturated fats are much more resistant to oxidation than
polyunsaturated fats. Saturated fats are the most resistant to heat.
Do not use oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids for cooking
as they can undergo lipid peroxidation inside the body. Do not eat
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polyunsaturated oils. Body heat alone can turn polyunsaturated
oils toxic.
The table above shows the relative percentages of saturated
(SA), monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids
(PUFA) in various cooking oils and fats (data from U.S. and Finnish
food databases). They are in a decreasing order of PUFA content,
meaning that the oils most suitable for cooking are on the left and
the least suitable oils are on the right.
As you can see, coconut oil has the highest SA content and
the lowest PUFA content of all oils, making it very resistant
to oxidation. Ghee and butter also have very little PUFA
and lots of saturated fat. Based on this, butter is actually
one of the best choices for cooking, although the high
AGE content of butter and its tendency to brown quickly
suggest to me that perhaps ghee is a better option. The
reason might be that butter also contains some protein
and a small amount of carbohydrates.
Palm oil and lard are somewhat lower in saturated fat than the
first three, but since their MUFA content is quite high, they still
make good choices for cooking. The rest to the right of these five
should not be used for cooking. Canola oil, Peanut oil, Rapeseed
oil, Sesame oil and Corn oil are all high in polyunsaturates, making
them prone to lipid peroxidation.
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Olive oil is a mixture of all 3 fats. 77% of olive oil is monounsaturated
fat, 14% is saturated fat and the remaining 9% is polyunsaturated
fat. So technically it is considered a monounsaturated fat.
What are the best oils to use for cooking? For sautéing and
cooking at light to medium temperatures, my choice would be the
ones on the left of the above graph: coconut oil, ghee, butter, palm
oil, and lard. If you stay below 340°F, you’re in pretty safe waters in
terms of oxidation, regardless of which one of them you choose.
At the EHU-UPV (University of the Basque Country)
Pharmacy Faculty they have been studying the process of
the oxidative degradation. Research began with oils, given
that these are exclusively (99 %) made up of lipids while,
in subsequent stages, the study was extended to other foods
prone to undergoing processes of oxidative degradation.
Processes of oxidative degradation
Researchers investigated processes of oxidative
degradation—notably caused at 158°F with ventilation—of
a broad group of oils with very wide-ranging compositions.
Another degradation process studied was that which is
caused by microwave action that does not heat greater
than a temperature of 374°F.
In both processes deterioration of the oils takes place.
In the first type of process (158°F with ventilation)
hydroperoxides are first produced and subsequently
aldehydes. In the second kind of process (microwave) it is
basically aldehydes produced. It has to be pointed out that
both the oxidative conditions and the composition of the
oil determined the velocity of the degradation and both the
nature and concentration of the compounds produced.
These studies have shown, for the first time, that
degradation of lipids in foods can produce toxic
oxygenated aldehydes. These compounds, well-known
in medical studies for their geno—and cytotoxic activity,
considered as markers of oxidative stress in cells as well
as being causal agents of degenerative illnesses, had not
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previously been detected in foodstuffs. (http://www.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/06/050617065306.
htm)
Tropical oils (coconut oil and palm oil) got a bad rap for
increasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels that supposedly cause
cardiovascular disease. It is impossible for a saturated fat to turn
into cholesterol! Tropical oils have been shown in several studies
to decrease cholesterol levels. Raw tropical oils are rich sources of
vitamin E and tocotrienols, which help protect arteries from damage
leading to cardiovascular disease.
The best oil to use in cold form is Barlean’s flaxseed oil. Flaxseed
oil is the richest source of omega-3.
It is best to use only butter, coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel
oil, cocoa oil, and shea nut oil for heat cooking and Italian olive oil,
cold pressed grape seed oil and flaxseed oil, and all of the above
oils listed for cold foods. Eat only products that contain these oils.
If there are any other oils listed or the word hydrogenated do not eat
that product! Try to eat organic butter when possible.
How Do Trans-Fatty Acids (Trans-Fat) Cause
Type 2 Diabetes?
The body makes protein from normal amino acids. Normal meaning
amino acids the body is genetically used to. Properly structured protein
is needed for insulin to be effective in reducing sugar in the blood.
Protein is also derived from fats. By consuming “abnormally changed”
molecular fatty acids, “abnormal” proteins are produced by the body.
These abnormal proteins cannot properly synthesize insulin in
its metabolic state. The insulin eventually becomes ineffective in
reducing sugar in the bloodstream. Hyperinsulinemia is the end
result (type 2 diabetes). The body continues to produce more and
more insulin to control sugar while at the same time becoming
more ineffective in controlling blood-sugar levels.
This process has been directly linked to prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins are made from essential fatty acids. Research done at the
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Division of Science, Northeast Missouri State University has shown that
the central mechanism for pancreatic-insulin production is mediated
by prostaglandins. It is not an autonomic response as once thought.
Autonomic means that which a normal body responds to or makes.
These findings were also confirmed by other research studies in
Germany, the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and by about
half a dozen other researchers. Included in some of the research
was an in-depth study of the roles of naturally occurring, properly
structured essential fatty acids and how they interrelate in making
not only the correct amount of insulin but also most importantly
its effectiveness in the bloodstream in reducing blood sugar.
Dr. Holman and his colleagues at the Hormel Institute at
the University of Minnesota have shown that trans—fatty acids
disrupt cellular function. They affect many enzymes such as the
delta-6 desaturase and consequently interfere with the necessary
conversions of both the omega-6 and the omega-3 essential fatty
acids to their elongated forms. They consequently escalate the
adverse effects of essential-fatty-acid deficiency.
Dr. Lenore Kohlmeier in Finland completed a study on seven
hundred women, (three hundred of them had breast cancer). The
study included the analysis of the tissue fat cells of the women. Dr.
Kohlmeier issued this statement: “Women who have higher stores
of trans fatty acids have a 1.4 times, (approximately 55%) higher
risk of developing breast cancer.”
What Is Hydrogenated Trans Fat?
Hydrogenation adds hydrogen atoms to cis unsaturated fats,
eliminating the double bonds. However, partial hydrogenation
converts a part of cis isomers into trans unsaturated fats instead of
hydrogenating them completely. The addition of hydrogen to the
molecule of an unsaturated oil or fat makes it solid. Some food
processing companies are adding hydrogenation to saturated fats.
Make sure you read the label carefully. If it says hydrogenated or
partially hydrogenated coconut oil, palm oil, ect., do not buy that
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product. Even though coconut oil and palm oil are good oils when
the food processor hydrogenates them the oil it is turned into a
trans fat.
What is Trans Fat?
Trans fat is a specific type of fat formed when liquid fats are made
into solid fats by the addition of hydrogen atoms in a process known
as hydrogenation. Trans fat was originally added to foods to increase
the shelf life. Trans fat does not stand for “transformed fat.” Trans
means “across from each other,” so trans fat actually means the two
hydrogen atoms are across from each other.
Trans fats are usually mono-unsaturated or poly-unsaturated
fats, but are usually not saturated fats unless the manufacturer adds
hydrogen to the saturated fat.
What Is a Trans-Fatty Acid?
Trans-fatty acid is just another name for trans fat. Trans-fat
is made through the chemical process of hydrogenating oils.
Hydrogenation solidifies liquid oils and increases the shelf life and
the flavor stability of oils and foods that contain them. Trans fat is
found in vegetable shortenings and in some margarines, crackers,
cookies, snack foods, and other foods.
The U.S. government’s recommendation for trans fatty acids is
“keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible” (http://www.
health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/chapter6.htm).
The above three definitions are all referring to the same thing
“Trans Fats”!
Poison in Our Diet
Why shouldn’t we consume partially hydrogenated fats or oils?
Because according to the definition of poison, partially hydrogenated
fats and oils are poisons. Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines poison
as “any substance which, when relatively small amounts are ingested . . .
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has chemical action that may cause damage to structure or disturbance
of function, producing symptomatology, illness, or death.”
Partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats by their very nature
are poisonous to the human body. Partially hydrogenated fats or
oils are processed versions of naturally occurring fats and oils. In
nature, most dietary fats and oils exist in a structural form that is
called the cis form.
When these natural cis form fats are processed by bubbling
hydrogen gas through them at high temperatures; they become
partially hydrogenated, which changes their structure to the trans
form. The natural cis fat has a bend. The processed trans fat is a
straight molecule.
This difference in cis’s and trans’s shape is of major significance.
When eaten, the fats and oils are incorporated into cell membranes,
altering the composition of these delicate structures. When they
interact with normal fat metabolism, they disturb the cell function
in a very harmful way.
Therefore, these substances meet the definition of poison
because they “cause damage to structure or disturbance of function,
producing symptomatology, illness, or death.” Trans fats interfere
with important, normal functions by inhibiting enzymes that are
necessary for the body’s normal metabolism of fats. They can
damage the body for years.
When you eat normal cis fats, the body metabolizes half of them
in eighteen days. When you eat hydrogenated/trans fats, the body
metabolizes half of them in fifty-one days. This means that half of
the hydrogenated/trans fats you eat today will still be inhibiting
essential enzyme systems in your body fifty one days from now.
The term partially hydrogenated means that hydrogen gas has been
bubbled up into an oil to increase its degree of saturation and shelf
life. The process of hydrogenation causes several chemical changes to
occur in the oil. One of these changes is the creation of trans fat.
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These bad fats can also leak into body organs and tissues and can
stay in those organs and tissues for months or even years.
There are some naturally occurring trans fats in some foods, but
not nearly as much as we get from un-natural partially hydrogenated
oils. Many of us eat about 20 g of un-natural trans fat per day solely
from consumption of these bad oils. Remember the recommend
amount of un-natural trans fat is zero! From natural foods, we would
only get a few grams of natural trans fat.
Small amounts of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and
dairy products, including beef, lamb, and butterfat. It has never been
proven that these naturally occurring trans fats have the same bad
effects on the body as manufactured un-natural trans fats.
A food product and the food label can claim “Zero Grams of
Trans Fat” and/or “Trans Fat Free” if they have less than 0.5 g of
trans fats per serving size, even if there is partially hydrogenated oil
(trans fat) in the product. According to U.S. law, a product is legally
considered “trans fat free” as long as there is less than 0.5 g of trans
fat per serving size. When you take into account the fact that food
manufacturers can designate their serving sizes however they want
to, you begin to see the meaninglessness of these labels.
Read the Ingredients List!
If you see the words shortening, hydrogenated, or partially
hydrogenated, anything on the label besides butter, coconut
oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa oil, and shea nut oil, do not
purchase that product. Manufacturers are very sneaky. If you see
the words hydro, partially hydrogenated, and/or hydrogenated, even
if it is with a good oil name, do not buy that product! It contains
toxic trans fats even if the packaging label claims there are zero.
Hydrogenation creates BAD trans fats. End of story!
An easy way to determine if a product contains poly-unsaturated
or mono-unsaturated fat is to read the food label. If the food label
states that the Total fat content is 11g and the Saturated fat content
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is 2g then the remaining 9g of fat is either poly-unsaturated or
mono-unsaturated fat.
If any of the remaining 9g were mono-unsaturated fat the food
label would state it as a subcategory because mono-saturated fats
are considered to be a good fat.
The listing on the food label would then look like this
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Tans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
In the example above, if the food label stated the Total fat content
as 11g, the Saturated fat content as 2g, and the Mono-unsaturated
fat content as 3g then the remaining 6g of fat content would be
Poly-unsaturated fat.
This example illustrates a product you would NOT want to
purchase. Try to purchase products where the saturated fat
number is close to the total fat number. That is the easiest way to
keep your intake of poly-unsaturated and trans fat at zero. Keep
poly-unsaturated fat intake as close to zero as possible. Do not eat
more than 10g of mono-saturated fats per day. Trans fat should never
be consumed under any circumstance. It is poison to your body.
History of Hydrogenated Oil Known as Trans Fat or
Trans-Fatty Acids
In 1911, Mazola oil introduced a salad and cooking corn oil. In
1914, most companies removed animal fats in the oils produced and
started using only refined vegetable oil. After 1914, hydrogenated
oils and fats came onto the market. By 1957, margarine sales were
higher than butter sales.
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Is Hydrogenated Trans Fat Really That Bad?
During the late 1930s and early 1940s, when trans fat was being
used by many people, there was a dramatic increase in diabetes,
heart disease, and cancer.
According to Dr. Erasmus, 15% of the population in 1900 died
from heart disease. Today 44% die from heart disease. In 1900, 3
percent died from cancer. Today, 23% die from cancer. That means
67% of our population will die from either heart disease or cancer!
That is an epidemic worse than the black death!
In 2007, 81 million people were either type 2 diabetic or
prediabetic! That was 30% of the U.S. population. In 2010, that
number has jumped to over 100 million. http://www.diabetes.org/
diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/
On Tuesday, October 20, 1998, Oprah Winfrey’s show with
Dr. Bob Arnot and other researchers commented about the link
between hydrogenated oils and breast cancer. Studies show there
is a 40% increase in breast cancer in women eating hydrogenated
oils. They also presented evidence concerning how adding essential
fatty acids to your diet reduces tumors by 50%.
Hydrogenated oils and the resulting trans-fatty acids are silent
killers. Research studies show conclusively that they cause type 2
diabetes or hyperinsulinemia. Hyperinsulinemia is a disease which
can eventually burn out the pancreas and cause insulin-dependent
diabetes. These changed molecular oils dramatically increase the
risk of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, other types of cancers,
and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Martin Katahn from Holland found that trans-fatty
acids lower the lipoprotein HDL, the good cholesterol, and
raises the lipoprotein LDL, which is the bad cholesterol.
Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of nutrition at Harvard Medical,
has published a paper on a fourteen-year study involving
eighty-five thousand nurses. It clearly shows that people consuming
the most trans-fatty acids have the highest rate of heart disease.
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Other researchers such as Dr. Henry Blackburn, professor at the
University of Minnesota and Dr. William Castelli, director of the
Framingham cardiovascular institute have found the same findings.
Edward Siguel, MD, PhD, an award-winning researcher, found a
definite “correlation” between hydrogenated trans-fatty acids and
heart disease. Furthermore, his study found that people with the
lowest trans-fatty acids had the lowest rate of heart disease.
The latest findings from Harvard researchers published in
November 1997 state, “It’s not the level of or amount of fat intake
that increases heart attacks and heart disease, but the type of fats
consumed, especially trans fatty acids.”
Trans-fatty acids alter the normal “transport” of minerals and
other nutrients across cell membranes. It weakens the protective
“structure” and “function” of the cell.
What Effect Do Trans Fatty Acids Have On A
Human Body? Here are just a few . . . Get Ready ☺
1. Lowers the “good” HDL cholesterol and raises the “bad”
LDL cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol
or triglycerides), is an early warning sign that you will soon
develop hyperinsulinemia (diabetes)
2. Increases blood-sugar levels causing diabetes
3. Causes heart disease, clogs artery walls, and promotes
atherosclerosis
4. Accelerates hardening of the arteries (trans-fatty acid
matches the same molecular structure of stearic acid, which
is a hardening agent used in candles)
5. Heart arrhythmias
6. Increase in all forms of cancer in women and men
7. Creates symptoms of emphysema
8. Causes respiratory illness and/or distress
9. Anemia
10. Constipation
11. Excess acid and acid reflux
12. Irritability
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13. Blindness or loss of vision
14. Tremors and/or shaking
15. Palsy
16. Lack of coordination
17. Slurred speech
18. Memory problems
19. Blurred vision
20. Disruption to the central nervous system
21. Anemia
22. Low birth weights in infants
23. Urination problems
24. Numbness and tingling in the extremities
25. Raises the atherogenic lipoprotein in humans (particles in
atherosclerosis)
26. Raises total serum-cholesterol levels
27. Lowers essential fatty acids and the amount of cream and
the quality of breast milk
28. Affects immune response by lowering efficiency of B-cell
response and increasing proliferation of T cells
29. Decreases levels of testosterone in males
30. Increases level of abnormal sperm
31. Depletes vitamin E
32. Adversely affect enzyme that metabolize chemical carcinogens
and drugs
33. Disrupts physiological properties of biological membranes,
including measurements of membrane transport and
membrane fluidity
34. Causes alterations in adipose cell size, cell number, lipid
class, and fatty-acid composition
35. Adversely interacts with conversion of plant omega-3 fatty
acids to elongated omega-3 tissue fatty acids;
36. Escalates adverse effects of essential-fatty-acid deficiency;
37. Increases free-radical formation
38. Interferes with the cell’s ability to absorb nutrients and oxygen
39. Accelerates tumor growth
40. Interferes with the absorption of essential fatty acids and DHA
41. Impairs brain function and damages brain cells
42. Impairs immune system function
43. Promotes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
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44. Impairs development of the brains of fetuses
45. Causes gallbladder disease
46. Causes liver disease
47. Clogs blood, makes blood cells stick together
48. Blocks the body’s creation of natural pain-reducing
hormones (eicosanoids)
49. Causes the creation of free radicals that promote
inflammation
50. Creates nutritional deficiencies of healthy oils and essential
fatty acids (EFAs)
51. Promotes cystic fibrosis
52. Cause gum disease and rotten teeth
53. Lowers tissue oxygen intake
54. Causes infertility
55. Directly damages blood vessels
56. Weakens cell walls and compromises cellular structure
57. Causes dandruff and acne
Recent studies show that as little as 4 percent of these trans-fatty
acids can cause the above-mentioned disease processes.
Farmers Won’t Feed Their Hogs Hydrogenated
Oiled Foods
Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, a noted medical researcher stumbled
across the fact that hog farmers wouldn’t feed trans fatty
acids foods, or hydrogenated oiled foods to their pigs. The
reason is their hogs would die. When Dr. Jaffe contacted
the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning this, they
admitted they had known about it but that it was not in
their jurisdiction. When he contacted the Federal Drug
Administration, they simply said they didn’t have the time
to investigate it. Isn’t the FDA is suppose to be protecting
consumers from toxic foods?
Jaffe, Russell, M.D., Lipids (audiotape), 1992.
Dr. Jaffe also published a report finding that
cottonseed oil contains fatty acids similar to those
present in rape seed (canola). Rape seed (canola)
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oil was taken off the market. It caused severe illness
and in some instances deaths because of its’ toxic fatty
acids to humans, dogs and pigs. There are some fatty
acids in some plants that are very toxic to the human
body. Dr. Jaffe found that when cottonseed oil is
hydrogenated, not only does it change the molecular
structure of this already toxic fatty acid, but it doubles
the toxicity to the human body. Hydrogenated, or
partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil is used by many
food chains in frying french fries and other fried
goods. Most processed nuts and bakery goods contain
them. Jaffe, Russell, M.D., Lipids (audiotape), 1992.
(http://www.mujeresholisticas.com/art63e.html.)
Quoting from Dr. Jaffe’s Information Handbook,
“Trans” fatty acids are handled by the body as saturated fats
but are more harmful. They are not normal components
of tissues. They cross the placenta and are stored in fetal
tissue, causing long-term problems with cell membrane
function. “Trans” fats (hydrogenated oils) also interfere
with liver enzyme function and have been associated
with elevated cholesterol levels. They have a negative
effect on immune function and a promotional effect on
specific kinds of tumors. Trans fatty acids also contribute
to essential fatty acid deficiency because they inhibit
biological function of the cell membranes and block
the natural biochemical pathways which regulate all
human functions (the prostaglandins). These effects
have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
to call for additional studies on their effects. Britain and
Canada have already mandated re-labeling hydrogenated
margarines and oils as distinctly different from “cis” oils
[that are of the molecular form usually found in nature.]
If hydrogenation were introduced for approval today it
is most probable that it would not be permitted. (Health
Studies Collegium, Information Handbook for use with your
Immune Enhancement Program, Eleventh Edition, Activity
Appendix 11: 73, 1990)
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On July 10, 2002, the United States National Academy of Sciences
basically agreed and said there is “no safe level” of trans-fatty acids
in the American diet. The primary source of trans-fatty acids in
our diet is the hydrogenated vegetable oils found in almost all of
our foods.
The FDA refuses to ban un-natural trans fats because it says
there are some natural trans fat naturally found in some foods, and
because of this fact they will not ban them!
Small amounts of trans fats occur naturally in some meat
and dairy products, including beef, lamb, and butterfat. It has
never been proven that these naturally occurring trans fats have the
same bad effects on cholesterol levels as trans fats that have been
industrially manufactured.
Frank Sacks, MD, and Karin Michels, MS, MPH, of the Harvard
Schools of Public Health issued a statement in February 1995 in the New
England Journal of Medicine. He stated, “American food manufacturers
are still manipulating our foods in a way that current scientific research
shows that trans fatty acids ‘compromise’ health. Furthermore, the lack
of information on trans-fatty acids on food labels does not allow one
to make an informed decision or choice.”
It is very important that you read the labels on all foods and
spices you buy. You’ll be lucky to find anything that doesn’t have
hydrogenated oils. Most breads, chips, crackers, cookies, salad
dressings and mayo have bad fats. Bakery items, especially those that
are fried like doughnuts, are loaded with these deadly oils. The best
place to find good foods made with good fat is your local health food
store. You can also buy good foods made with good oils online. When
purchasing bread products buy only foods made with whole grains.
Connection between cancer and trans fats. The connection
between cancer and trans-fatty acids has been known since 1949.
Nobel Prize winner V. Euler, of Stockholm, a cancer researcher, and
his associates wrote and published a book in 1949 in which they
concluded that if the numerous and diverse symptoms associated
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with various types of cancer were reduced to one common
denominator, it would be that “the fat lacks the ability to integrate in
the living tissue.” Trans-fatty acid is the name of the fat that cannot
integrate in living tissue. It is bad fat.
Zero trans fat does not mean zero! The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) now requires that the nutrition facts panel list
the amount of trans fat in a serving of food if a serving contains 0.5 g
or more of trans-fatty acids. This is listed on the line below the listing of
saturated fat. There is no daily value for trans fat. Instead, the Institute
of Medicine recommends we keep our intake of trans fats to zero.
The food manufacturer must list partially hydrogenated oils in
the ingredient list and specify the type of oil (for instance, “partially
hydrogenated soybean oil”). If the manufacturer uses different oils,
depending on supply and cost, then the notation may be “partially
hydrogenated vegetable oil (cottonseed, soybean, or peanut),”
depending on the oils used.
Is there a conspiracy to eliminate natural fats from our diet
in favor of artificial hydrogenated fats? Several people think
so. Read http://www.heall.com/body/healthupdates/food/
hydrogenatedfat.html.
My Trans-Fat Stories
Some friends and I decided to dine at Carinos’ restaurant. This
is a very nice Italian restaurant. They have nice green bottles on
their tables with what appears to be olive oil in them. I asked the
waiter what kind of olive oil was in the green bottle. He told me it
was not olive oil that it was vegetable oil. He also went on to state
that Carinos’ did not have any olive oil in the whole restaurant. He
told me they used vegetable oil. I could not believe my ears.
Outback gives you pumpernickel bread and what appears to be
butter. The butter is actually a mixture of margarine, butter, and
whip cream. Trans fat! A lot of restaurants have their sauces, gravies,
salad dressings and even whole meals pre-made and shipped to the
different locations. Many managers don’t even know what oils or
ingredients are in the pre-made foods they serve.
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The reason I am telling you these two stories is to show you how
important it is to ask what your food is made with when you are dining
out. Don’t assume the food you are eating is prepared with olive oil or
butter. Most restaurants use canola, vegetable, and/or soy oil. Always
ask! Most restaurants can cook your food with butter, wine, beef,
chicken, or vegetable stock instead of oil. Bring your own salad dressing.
That way you know what you are eating. It is important to think about
and plan how you are going to protect yourself when dining out.
So Once Again, What Good Oils Are Safe To Cook With
And Eat?
Hot Food Preparation: Cold Food Preparation:
1. Butter 1. Butter
2. Coconut Oil 2. Coconut Oil
3. Palm Oil 3. Palm Oil
4. Palm Kernel Oil 4. Palm Kernel Oil
5. Cocoa Oil 5. Cocoa Oil
6. Shea Nut Oil 6. Shea Nut Oil
7. Grape Seed Oil (cold pressed)
8. Italian Olive Oil
9. Flax Seed Oil
Do not cook any oil past the temperature listed on the bottle.
Low heat on your cook top starts at around 140°F with each number
increasing the temperature by about 10°F. High (number 10) is about
240°F. If you want to test your stove temperatures, take a pan of
water and put it on low for ten minutes then put a temperature gage
in the water. That is really the only way to know what your stove dial
temperatures are. Oven temperatures are Fahrenheit not Celsius.
Is “light” olive oil okay? No! Light olive oil is a low-grade material
that sometimes has a rancid smell. It should never be consumed.
The only way to guard against eating bad unsaturated vegetable
fat or trans fat is to read the ingredients on the product. If it lists
any other oil besides butter, coconut oil, palm oil, lard, palm kernel
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oil, cocoa oil, and/or shea nut oil do not buy the product. These
are the main fats/oils that are stable during heat processing.
Understanding Short, Medium and Long Chain Fatty Acids
Short and medium chain fatty acids cause the least amount of acid
in the body which in turn causes the least amount of inflammation.
They are easy to digest and absorb. Short and medium chain fatty
acids, are taken up directly to the liver through the portal vein
during lipid digestion. Some foods that have short or medium chain
fatty acids include coconut oil, coconut water, coconut meat, palm
kernel oil, milk, cheese, butter, high fiber foods (whole grains) and
breast milk. Short and medium chain fatty acids encourage the body
to produce good cholesterol. HDL triglycerides (good cholesterol)
is a protein that does not come from food. The body makes it.
Long chain fatty acids cause the most amount of acid in the body
which in turn causes inflammation. Some foods that have long chain
fatty acids are all vegetable oils, most animal fats and fish. They are
harder for the body to digest. Natural animal long chain fatty acids
are not as bad as processed long chain oils.
Some people with no gall bladder, pancreatic, liver or intestinal
diseases may be unable to digest long chain fatty acids. Long-chain
triglycerides and very long-chained triglycerides require the action
of pancreatic enzymes and bile salts for digestion. Long chain
fatty acids enter the blood first at the subclavian vein. They are
then absorbed into your intestinal wall where they are mixed with
cholesterol and protein to form triglyceride-rich lipoproteins called
chylomicrons. Chylomicrons are discharged into your bloodstream
and transformed into low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol.
During circulation, small particles of fat are released from the
chylomicrons into your bloodstream. This is the source of the fat
that accumulates in fat cells, making you fat.
Try to limit your intake of long chain fatty acids and add more
foods with short or medium chain fatty acids to your diet.
Chapter 5
Benefits of Coconut
Coconut Oil as
Saturated Fat
Coconut oil is good to cook
with at high temperatures.
The idea that coconut oil
is bad for you is due to a
misguided association as
a saturated fat. Dietar y
guidelines do not distinguish
between different kinds of
saturated fats and insist that all saturated fats are harmful. This is
not just misleading, it is a lie. Leading scientists now recognize that
just as there is good cholesterol, there are also good saturated fats.
By stimulating metabolism,
coconut is unique in its ability
to prevent weight gain and/
or cure obesity. It is quickly
metabolized and functions in
some ways as an antioxidant.
In other words, it is a miracle
food.
Coconut oil, coconut meat and coconut water are a short
to medium length saturated fat. The short and medium chain
triglycerides get converted by the liver into ketone bodies. Once
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coconut is turned into ketones it can NEVER be turned back into
a saturated fat! Awesome! Coconut oil, meat and water does NOT
make you fat and is NOT a factor in heart disease because the liver
turns it into ketones.
Consumption of coconut oil, meat or water puts the body into
ketoses. Ketoses means your body is now using fat reserves which
in turn sheds those extra pounds. The recommended amount
of coconut oil, meat or water per day is 2 tablespoons. If you are
consuming coconut oil you may want to start off with one tablespoon
and work your way up to two. Coconut oil can be heated into a liquid
form. Heating the coconut oil makes it easy to add to coffee or hot
cereal. Purchase a ketostix kit to track your progress.
Coconut oil is also used in the reversal of Alzheimer’s disease.
Read this website www.coconutresearchcenter.org
Ketones are used by our bodies for energy. The heart, outer part
of the kidneys and brain prefer ketones. Some parts of the brain
require ketones as a source of energy.
Fats are classified as short, medium, or long chain based on the
number of carbon molecules they contain. Nearly two-thirds of the
saturated fat in coconut oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids.
When we eat long-chain fatty acids, they must be emulsified by bile
salts in the small intestine before they can be absorbed into our body.
Short and medium chain fatty acids, such as those in coconut meat,
oil, water and milk, are absorbed directly through the portal vein to
the liver, where they are immediately available to the body. In other
words, most of the saturated fat in coconut is easily digestible and
converted into quick energy. These types of fatty acids do not cause
obesity because they are immediately used by the body in the form
of ketones. They have no opportunity to be stored as fat.
What are saturated fatty acids? They are chains of carbon atoms
that have hydrogen filling every bond. In foods, they normally range
in length from four to twenty-two carbons. Because of their straight
configuration, saturated fatty acids pack together easily and tend
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to be solid at room temperature. Butter, tallow, suet, palm oil, and
coconut oil are classified as saturated fats because they contain a
preponderance of saturated fatty acids. Saturated fats are stable
and do not become rancid when subjected to heat. They tend to
lower LDL cholesterol.
Medium to long chain (fatty acids) saturated fats are primarily
found in animal products like cheese, whole milk, cream, beef, pork,
ham, and veal. Saturated fats are essential for normal cells because
your cell walls are made from cholesterol. Remember artery damage
is caused by inflammation which is caused by unsaturated fats. No
one has ever found saturated fats to cause artery damage!
Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the
arteries) which is manifest by the formation of plaque in the
arteries. Atherosclerosis initially develops as a result of injury
to the inner lining of the arterial wall. The injury can be the
result of a number of factors such as toxins, free radicals
(trans fats), unsaturated fats, viruses and/or bacteria. If
the cause of the injury is not removed further damage may
result. As long as irritation and inflammation persist scar
tissue will continue to develop in the artery wall.
Special blood clotting proteins called platelets circulate
freely in the blood. Whenever they encounter an injury,
they become sticky and adhere to each other and to the
damaged tissue acting somewhat like a bandage to facilitate
healing. This is how blood clots are formed. Injury from
any source triggers platelets to clump together or clot and
arterial cells to release protein growth factors that stimulate
growth of the muscle cells within the artery walls. A complex
mixture of scar tissue, platelets, calcium, cholesterol, and
triglycerides are incorporated into the site to heal the
injury. This mass of tissue forms arterial plaque. When
this process occurs in the coronary artery, which feeds the
heart, it is referred to as coronary heart disease—the most
common cause of death in the United States. (http://www.
coconutresearchcenter.org/article10132.htm)
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Benefits of Coconut
Nearly 50% of the fatty acid in natural coconut meat, water, milk
and oil is lauric acid, which converts to the fatty acid monolaurin
in the body. Monolaurin has adverse effects on a variety of
micro-organisms including bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped
viruses. Monolaurin destroys the lipid membrane of viruses
like HIV, measles, Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), influenza and
cytomegalovirus (CMV). In addition, the natural fatty acids found
in virgin coconut oil is excellent for dry skin. Coconut milk has
anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
Lauric acid is a main component of human breast milk and helps
protect children from illness during infancy.
Capric acid, which comprises another 7% of coconut oil fat
content, also stimulates anti-microbial activity.
In other words not only does coconut not cause heart disease,
it helps fight heart disease by killing the bacteria that cause
arterial damage. Coconut fats are digested more easily and utilized
differently by the body than other fats. To quote Dr. Mary Enig:
“The research over four decades concerning coconut oil in diet
and heart disease is quite clear: coconut oil has been shown to
be beneficial.”
The saturated fat in coconut is a “functional food,” defined
as a food that “provides a health benefit over and beyond the
basic nutrients. It is an immune-system enhancer. (http://www.
coconutoil.com/coconut_oil_21st_century.htm)
The short to medium chain saturated fats found in coconut meat,
water, milk and oil do not clog arteries, nor do they cause heart
disease. Instead, the short to medium chain saturated fats convert
into (ketones) energy. They do not store as fat. This enables the
body to metabolize coconut fat more efficiently.
Natural coconut oil (not hydrogenated coconut oil) is often
found in processed foods. Studies have shown that this uniquely
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curative oil actually has innumerable health benefits ranging from
disease prevention to anti-aging. Read the very informative book titled:
The Healing Miracles Of Coconut Oil by Bruce Fife to learn more about
the supreme health benefits of natural coconut oil.
Contrary to popular opinion, saturated fats, especially those
found in coconut oil, are not harmful to health, but are important
nutrition (S. O’Keefe and others, “Levels of Trans Geometrical
Isomers of Essential Fatty Acids in Some Unhydrogenated U.S.
Vegetable Oils,” Journal of Food Lipids, 1994;1:165-176). As an
example, there are no trans isomers in unrefined coconut butter.
In general, tropical oils are much more healthful than oils
produced in a cold climate. This is because tropical plants live at
a temperature that is close to our own natural body temperature.
Tropical oils are stable at high temperatures. When we eat tropical
oils, they don’t get rancid in our tissues as the cold-climate seed oils,
such as corn oil, safflower oil, and soy oil, do. [R.B. Wolf, J. Am. Oil
Chem. Soc. 59, 230, 1982; R. Wolfe, Chem 121, Univ. of Oregon,
1986.] (http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/unsaturated-oils.shtml)
When added to a balanced diet, coconut lowers cholesterol levels.
It also raises thyroid function. The increase in thyroid function and
metabolic rate explains why people who regularly eat coconut meat,
water, milk or oil are lean and remarkably free of heart disease and
cancer. Thyroid disorders can have a major impact on glucose control,
and untreated thyroid disorders can affect how diabetes is managed.
Coconut meat, water, milk and oil are full of health benefits.
Coconut contains calcium, potassium, chloride, vitamin A, and
vitamin E. It also helps to reduce blood pressure, cleans arteries,
reduce blood sugar levels, improves dental health, prevent cancers
of the body, wards off degenerative diseases such as premature aging,
sagging of the skin, wrinkling, vision, and bone problems. It also
can be rubbed on the skin, and can be used for hair care.
Coconut meat, water, milk and oil contain lauric acid. Lauric
acid helps to keep arteries and the heart clean and healthy.
Coconut contains good short to medium chain saturated fats. The
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presence of lauric acid and other beneficial acids in coconut milk,
meat, water and oil make it a perfect choice to fight heart disease
and atherosclerosis. Coconut meat, water, milk and oil have the
health benefit of boosting the entire immune system. It also fights
off bacteria and germs. Coconut has antibacterial, antimicrobial,
antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Coconut can be used to strengthen the immune system by getting
rid of stomach bacteria, the flu, colds, sore throats, and many
other illnesses. Use coconut meat, water, milk or oil in salads and
sauces. There are several kinds of antioxidants found in coconut.
Antioxidants help the body to scavenge dangerous free radicals that
can degenerate the cells of the body.
Coconut also promotes weight loss. The saturated fat in coconut
consists of short and medium chain fatty acids, which the body
promptly converts into energy. So although it is high in saturated
fat, coconut actually helps you to lose weight! (The long chain oils
are the bad ones.)
Coconut also aids in digestion. It contains beneficial substances
that allow the stomach to digest food properly. Coconut is
antibacterial. It kills the bad bacteria in the stomach that interferes
with proper digestion. Coconut is also a great alternative to milk
products. If you are lactose intolerant, coconut milk or coconut
water is your answer. Coconut milk and water can help you with a
wide range of illnesses. You can buy coconut milk at the store but
fresh coconut is always better. Any coconut is better than no coconut.
Add coconut to your diet today!
Coconut meat, water, milk or oil is also good for cats and dogs. I
use a drill to make a hole in the coconut eye then I pour the coconut
water into a measuring cup and then divide it between my pets and
my family. Always taste the coconut water before giving it to your
pets or family. If it taste sour throw it out. If you want to get the
full benefits of the coconut water drink it right away because the
fresh enzymes live for about 10 minutes. A good rule of thumb for
people is to drink one cup a day or eat 2 tablespoons of the coconut
meat. A good rule of thumb for pets is for every 20 lbs give 1/4 of
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a cup of coconut water or add 1 tablespoon of ground up coconut
meat in their meal. Coconut not only regulates their stool—it kills
bacteria, parasites, worms and reduces inflammation.
WARNING: If the coconut milk tastes sour throw it out and open
a new coconut.
How To Make Coconut Milk
Once you have extracted the coconut water take the coconut and
locate some concrete. Place the coconut about 1 to 2 feet above the
concrete and throw it onto the concrete. Do this a few times until
the coconut has cracked into at least 2 to 3 pieces. Bring the pieces
back into the house and rinse them off. Get a very dull kitchen knife
(or buy a special coconut extractor at www.thecoconuttool.com) and
begin going around the edges. Keep moving the knife around the
edges until the coconut meat pops out of the shell. There will be
some brown fiber on the meat this is fine to eat. Cut the coconut
up into small pieces. Put about 1 cup in your blender with purified
hot water (not boiling) just covering the pieces. Blend on high for
1 minute. You can either strain the milk from the meat and drink it
or store it in the refrigerator. You could keep the milk and coconut
meat together and use it for cooking. You can also add this blend
to your pet’s meals. I usually mix in one heaping tablespoon into
the pet’s meal. It makes the pets stool perfect.
If you are lactose intolerant you can use coconut milk instead
of regular milk for cereals and cooking. It is a perfect substitute
for milk.
Coconut milk and blended meat is also great in rice dishes and
sauces. Enjoy!
Coconut In Traditional Medicine
People from many diverse cultures have revered the coconut as a
valuable source of both food and medicine. Wherever the coconut
palm grows, people have learned of its importance as an effective
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medicine. For thousands of years coconut products have held a
respected and valuable place in local medicine.
In traditional medicine around the world coconut is used to treat
a wide variety of health problems including the following: abscesses,
asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation,
cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea,
irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice,
malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore
throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid,
ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and wounds. Source: http://www.
coconutresearchcenter.org/
Coconut In Modern Medicine
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut
in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in
medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may
provide a wide range of health benefits. Source: http://www.
coconutresearchcenter.org/
Some of these are summarized below:
- Kills viiuscs ihai causc inuucnza, hci¡cs, mcaslcs, hc¡aiiiis
C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
- Kills laciciia ihai causc ulccis, ihioai inlcciions, uiinaiy
tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and
gonorrhea, and other diseases.
- Kills lungi anu ycasis ihai causc canuiuiasis, iingwoim,
athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
- Ex¡cls oi Iills ia¡cwoims, licc, giaiuia, anu oihci ¡aiasiics.
- Pioviucs a nuiiiiional souicc ol quicI cncigy.
- Boosis cncigy anu cnuuiancc, cnhancing ¡hysical anu
athletic performance.
- Im¡iovcs uigcsiion anu alsoi¡iion ol oihci nuiiicnis
including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
- Im¡iovcs insulin scciciion anu uiilizaiion ol lloou glucosc.
- Rclicvcs siicss on ¡ancicas anu cnzymc sysicms ol ihc louy.
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- Rcuuccs sym¡ioms associaicu wiih ¡ancicaiiiis.
- Hcl¡s iclicvc sym¡ioms anu icuucc hcalih iisIs associaicu
with diabetes.
- Rcuuccs ¡iollcms associaicu wiih malalsoi¡iion synuiomc
and cystic fibrosis.
- Im¡iovcs calcium anu magncsium alsoi¡iion anu su¡¡oiis
the development of strong bones and teeth.
- Hcl¡s ¡ioicci againsi osico¡oiosis.
- Hcl¡s iclicvc sym¡ioms associaicu wiih gallllauuci uiscasc.
- Rclicvcs sym¡ioms associaicu wiih Ciohn`s uiscasc, ulcciaiivc
colitis, and stomach ulcers.
- Im¡iovcs uigcsiion anu lowcl lunciion.
- Rclicvcs ¡ain anu iiiiiaiion causcu ly hcmoiihoius.
- Rcuuccs inuammaiion.
- Su¡¡oiis iissuc hcaling anu ic¡aii.
- Su¡¡oiis anu aius immunc sysicm lunciion.
- Hcl¡s ¡ioicci ihc louy liom licasi, colon, anu oihci canccis.
- Im¡iovcs cholcsiciol iaiio icuucing iisI ol hcaii uiscasc.
- Pioiccis aiiciics liom in|uiy ihai causcs aihciosclciosis anu
thus protects against heart disease.
- Hcl¡s ¡icvcni ¡ciiouonial uiscasc anu iooih uccay.
- Iunciions as a ¡ioicciivc aniioxiuani.
- Hcl¡s io ¡ioicci ihc louy liom haimlul licc iauicals ihai
promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
- Docs noi uc¡lcic ihc louy`s aniioxiuani icscivcs liIc oihci
oils do.
- Im¡iovcs uiilizaiion ol csscniial laiiy acius anu ¡ioiccis ihcm
from oxidation.
- Hcl¡s iclicvc sym¡ioms associaicu wiih chionic laiiguc synuiomc.
- Rclicvcs sym¡ioms associaicu wiih lcnign ¡iosiaiic
hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
- Rcuuccs c¡ilc¡iic scizuics.
- Hcl¡s ¡ioicci againsi Iiuncy uiscasc anu llauuci inlcciions.
- Dissolvcs Iiuncy sioncs.
- Hcl¡s ¡icvcni livci uiscasc.
- Is lowci in caloiics ihan all oihci lais.
- Su¡¡oiis ihyioiu lunciion.
- Piomoics loss ol cxccss wcighi ly incicasing mcialolic iaic.
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- Is uiilizcu ly ihc louy io ¡iouucc cncigy in ¡iclcicncc io
being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
- Hcl¡s ¡icvcni olcsiiy anu ovciwcighi ¡iollcms.
- A¡¡licu io¡ically hcl¡s io loim a chcmical laiiici on ihc
skin to ward of infection.
- Rcuuccs sym¡ioms associaicu ihc ¡soiiasis, cczcma, anu ucimaiiiis.
- Su¡¡oiis ihc naiuial chcmical lalancc ol ihc sIin.
- Solicns sIin anu hcl¡s iclicvc uiyncss anu uaIing.
- Picvcnis wiinIlcs, sagging sIin, anu agc s¡ois.
- Piomoics hcalihy looIing haii anu com¡lcxion.
- Pioviucs ¡ioicciion liom uamaging cllccis ol uliiaviolci
radiation from the sun.
- Hcl¡s coniiol uanuiull.
- Docs noi loim haimlul ly-¡iouucis whcn hcaicu io noimal
cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
- Has no haimlul oi uiscomloiiing siuc cllccis.
- Is com¡lcicly non-ioxic io humans.
Chapter 6
Hazards of Soy
Health Hazards of Soy
I thought soybean products and soy oil were good for me. No,
nothing could be further from the truth. All unfermented soybean
oil and soybean products are poisonous to your body (http://www.
naturalhealthstrategies.com/dangers-of-soy.html).
The Chinese did not eat unfermented soybeans as they did
other legumes such as lentils. Soybeans contain large quantities
of natural toxins or “antinutrients.” First among them are potent
enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes
needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are tightly folded
large proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary
cooking. They can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein
digestion, and chronic deficiencies in amino-acid uptake. In test
animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and
pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer. More
info at http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert.html.
Ninety-nine percent of soy is genetically modified, and has one of
the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of any of our
foods (http://www.mercola.com/article/soy/avoid_soy.htm).
From soy oil, soy lecithin, tofu and tacos, burgers, and bread,
soy products are in just about everything you eat. Those who drink
soy milk or eat unfermented soy products run the risk of increased
dental cavities and infection due to calcium loss, anemia due to
iron loss, thyroid dysfunction and thyroid cancer due to iodine loss,
formation of blood clots, breast cancer, sexual and brain dysfunction
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due to zinc loss. Soy usage is particularly dangerous for children and
pregnant mothers (http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/).
Researchers at Cornell University Medical College said that
children who got soy formula were more likely to develop
thyroid disease and that twice as many diabetic children had
received soy formula in infancy as compared to non-diabetic
children. In fact, in other countries such as Switzerland,
England, Australia and New Zealand, public health officials
recommend highly restricted medically monitored use of
soy for babies and for pregnant women. Dr. Mercola—“Soy
formula is one of the worst foods that you could feed your
child. Not only does it have profoundly adverse hormonal
effects as discussed above, but it also has over 1000%
more aluminum than conventional milk based formulas.”
(http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/soy.htm)
Soybeans contain a large number of dangerous
substances:
- Onc ol ihcm is ¡hyiic aciu, also called phytates. This organic
acid is present in the bran or hulls of all seeds and legumes,
but none have the high level of phytates that soybeans do.
These acids block the body’s uptake of essential minerals
like calcium, magnesium, iron and especially zinc. Adding
to the high-phytate problem, soybeans are very resistant to
phytate reducing techniques, like long, slow cooking.
- Soylcans also coniain ¡oicni cnzymc inhiliiois. Thcsc
inhibitors block uptake of trypsin and other enzymes that
the body needs for protein digestion. Normal cooking does
not deactivate these harmful “antinutrients,” that can cause
serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and can
lead to chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.
- Bcyonu ihcsc, soylcans also coniain hcmaggluiinin, a clot
promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump
together. These clustered blood cells are unable to properly
absorb oxygen for distribution to the body’s tissues, and cannot
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help in maintaining good cardiac health. Hemagglutinin and
trypsin inhibitors are both “growth depressant” substances.
Although the act of fermenting soybeans does deactivate
both trypsin inhibitors and hemagglutinin, precipitation
and cooking do not. Even though these enzyme inhibitors
are reduced in levels within precipitated soy products like
tofu, they are not altogether eliminated.
Only after a long period of fermentation, usually at least 7
days, (as in the creation of miso or tempeh) are the phytate and
“antinutrient” levels of soybeans reduced, making their nourishment
available to the human digestive system.
Soy also contains goitrogens—substances that depress thyroid
function (the first step to diabetes) (http://www.mercola.com/
article/soy/avoid_soy.htm?aid=CD12).
Phytoestrogens: Panacea or Poison?
The male species of tropical birds carries the drab
plumage of the female at birth and “colors up” at maturity,
somewhere between nine and 24 months.
In 1991, Richard and Valerie James, bird breeders in
Whangerai, New Zealand, purchased a new kind of feed for
their birds—one based largely on soy protein. When soy-based
feed was used, their birds ‘colored up’ after just a few months.
In fact, one bird-food manufacturer claimed that this early
development was an advantage imparted by the feed.
A 1992 ad for Roudybush feed formula showed a picture
of the male crimson rosella, an Australian parrot that
acquires beautiful red plumage at 18 to 24 months, already
brightly colored at 11 weeks old.
Unfortunately, in the ensuing years, there was decreased
fertility in the birds, with precocious maturation,
deformed, stunted and stillborn babies, and premature
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deaths, especially among females, with the result that the
total population in the aviaries went into steady decline.
The birds suffered beak and bone deformities, goiter,
immune system disorders and pathological, aggressive
behavior. Autopsy revealed digestive organs in a state of
disintegration. The list of problems corresponded with
many of the problems the Jameses had encountered in their
two children, who had been fed soy-based infant formula.
Startled, aghast, angry, the Jameses hired toxicologist Mike
Fitzpatrick. PhD, to investigate further. Dr Fitzpatrick’s
literature review uncovered evidence that soy consumption
has been linked to numerous disorders, including
infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia; and,
in studies dating back to the 1950s,48 that genistein in
soy causes endocrine disruption in animals. (http://www.
mercola.com/article/soy/avoid_soy2.htm)
A Summary of the Dangers of Soy
o Anemia
o Asthma
o Autism In Unborn Or Young Children
o Autoimmune Diseases
o Behavioral Problems
o Blood Clots Cluster
o Brain Damage
o Breast Cancer
o Brittle Nails
o Bones and Joints Sore
o Chronic Fatigue
o Depression
o Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
o Eczema
o Endocrine Disruptor
o Fibrins In Blood
o Gout
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o Heart Arrhythmia
o Heart or Liver Disease
o Hyperactivity
o Infertility/Reproductive Problems
o Irritable Bowel Syndrome
o Kidney Stones
o Learning Disabilities/ADD/ADHD
o Low Blood Pressure
o Memory Loss
o Pancreatic Disorders
o Pregnancy Dangers
o Premature or Delayed Puberty
o Rheumatoid Arthritis
o Thyroid Conditions:
▪ Auto-Immune Thyroid Disorders (Graves’ or Hashimoto’s
Disease)
▪ Goiter
▪ Hypothyroidism
▪ Hyperthyroidism
▪ Thyroid Nodules
▪ Thyroid Cancer
▪ Other thyroid disorders
o Uterine Cancer
o Weight Gain
- Soylcans anu soy ¡iouucis coniain high lcvcls ol ¡hyiic aciu, which
inhibits assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc.
- SoaIing, s¡iouiing, anu long, slow cooIing uo noi ncuiializc
phytic acid.
- Dicis high in ¡hyiic aciu havc lccn shown io causc giowih
problems in children.
- Tiy¡sin inhiliiois in soy inicilcic wiih ¡ioicin uigcsiion anu
may cause pancreatic disorders.
- Tcsi animals showcu siunicu giowih whcn lcu iiy¡sin inhiliiois
from soy.
- Thc ¡lani csiiogcns lounu in soy, callcu ¡hyiocsiiogcns, uisiu¡i
endocrine function, that is, the proper functioning of the
glands that produce hormones, and have the potential to cause
infertility as well as to promote breast cancer in adult women.
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- Hy¡oihyioiuism anu ihyioiu cancci may lc causcu ly soy
phytoestrogens.
- Inlani soy loimula has lccn linIcu io auioimmunc ihyioiu uiscasc.
- Soy has lccn lounu io incicasc ihc louy`s nccu loi viiamin B12
and vitamin D.
- Iiagilc soy ¡ioicins aic cx¡oscu io high icm¡ciaiuics uuiing
processing in order to make soy protein isolate and textured
vegetable protein, making them unsuitable for human digestion.
- This samc ¡ioccss icsulis in ihc loimaiion ol ioxic lysinoalaninc
and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
- MSG, ¸also callcu licc gluiamic aciu), a ¡oicni ncuioioxin, is
formed during soy food processing. Many soy products have
extra MSG added as well.
- Soy loous coniain clcvaicu lcvcls ol ioxic aluminum, which
negatively effects the nervous system the kidneys and has been
implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s.
- Iisi ol siuuics liom 19S9-200S showing cllccis ol soy: hii¡://www.
westonaprice.org/soy-alert/studies-showing-adverse-effects-of-soy
Conclusion. Do not eat any kind of unfermented soy product. The
only safe soybean products include fermented soy sauce, fermented
miso soup, and fermented soybean pills that are called nattokinase!
Fermentation for a long period is the only process that reduces
phytates (organic acid) in soy.
Safety Ratings for Hundreds of Food Additives: http://www.cspinet.
org/reports/chemcuisine.htm
WARNING:
If you are pregnant or breast feeding DO NOT CONSUME ANY
SOY PRODUCT. Soy can travel through your body or breast milk
into your baby’s small tender body. Soy can cause brain damage,
down syndrome and/or autism in babies or young children! Why
is there such an epidemic of autism? I will tell you, it is directly
linked to soy consumption. If you love your children remove all
soy products from their diets immediately. Almost all baby formula
contains soy. Do not give any soy product to your child.
Chapter 7
Omega 3, 6 and 9
OMEGA 3, 6, and 9
Omega-3 fatty acids have the first double bond at the third carbon.
The most common omega-3 fatty acid is the EFA alpha-linolenic
acid. The consensus among lipid experts is that the American diet
is too high in omega-6 fatty acids and lacking in omega-3 fatty acids
(which are found flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and meal, hempseed oil,
hempseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds,
avocados, kale, spinach, organ meats, wild fish, pasteurized egg
yolks, organic dark leafy green vegetables and shrimp). A surfeit of
omega-6 fatty acids and deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids has been
shown to depress immune system function, contribute to weight
gain, and cause inflammation. It is important to take omega-3 and
6 in a three to one ratio. One tablespoon of flaxseed oil is the daily
recommended dose. You can put it on cereal, salads, potatoes, just
about any food you like.
Raw nuts are viewed as a nutritious, high protein food. The
problem with raw nuts is they naturally contain enzyme inhibitors
which help to protect the seed and keep it from germinating too
early or dying. When these enzyme inhibitors enter our body, they
neutralize the enzymes our bodies use to control inflammation and
aid in digestion. In fact, eating raw nuts can cause the pancreas to
swell. This is not good news for those who are fighting diabetes.
There are only two ways to destroy these natural enzyme inhibitors:
Number one is to roast the nuts. Eating roasted nuts will give you
the beneficial protein but not the omega 3. Number two is to sprout
the nuts. Sprouting keeps the beneficial protein, enzymes and
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omega 3 intact. Sprouting nuts are the healthiest way to eat nuts.
Eating small amounts of roasted nuts every now and then is okay.
Just don’t make it a habit.
Foods high in omega-3 should never be used for cooking. Fish
oil in fish is protected from oxidation by being surrounded by tissue
that protects it when raw. Mild cooking such as poaching, baking
quickly or microwaving does not release the oil. If you fry it or cook
it for a long time or on high heat the omega-3 oil will oxidize which
means it will turn toxic. Omega 3 rich foods include flaxseed oil,
walnuts, salmon, sardines, halibut, shrimp, snapper and scallops.
Here is a complete list of foods high in omega-3. http://www.whfoods.
com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=84
An ideal way to take flaxseed oil is to buy a bottle of Barlean’s
flaxseed oil. Keep the bottle of flax seed oil in the refrigerator. When
you are ready to eat, shake the bottle and then pour a little oil onto
a spoon. Put it directly into your mouth or in some food. Evening
primrose oil capsules are also good, but much more expensive and
unnecessary if you have flaxseed oil.
Omega-6 fatty acids. Have the first double bond at the sixth
carbon from the end of the fatty acid chain. The most common
omega-6 fatty acid is linoleic acid, which is called an essential fatty
acid because your body cannot make it. Omega-6 foods include
flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, grape
seed oil, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, sunflower
seeds(raw), olive oil, olives, borage oil, evening primrose oil, black
currant seed oil, chestnut oil, and chicken.
Omega-9 (oleic acid). Omega-9 is essential but is not technically
an essential fatty acid because the human body can manufacture
a small amount of it. Mono-unsaturated oleic acid lowers heart
attack risk and arteriosclerosis and aids in cancer prevention. It is
found in olive oil (extra-virgin or virgin), olives, avocados, almonds,
peanuts, sesame oil, pecans, pistachio nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, and
macadamia nuts. One teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil per day
should provide sufficient oleic acid for adults.
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Keep in mind that high heat, light, and oxygen destroy essential
fatty acids, so when consuming foods for their EFA content, try to
avoid cooked or heated forms.
For example, flax seed oil is better than roasted flax seeds. Do not use
flaxseed oil for cooking. Whole flaxseeds are usually passed through
the intestine, absorbing only water and not yielding much oil.
Do not use large amounts of flaxseed meal as it contains
phytoestrogens. Flaxseed oil is much lower in phytoestrogens. When
cooking if a recipe calls for flaxseed oil, vegetable oil or shortening,
replace it with half as much coconut oil, and a very small pinch of
salt. This is an excellent alternative that will usually give the same
result. Butter or coconut oil are better oils to use for cooking as
they are heat stable.
Chapter 8
Hazards of Canola Oil
The Facts of Canola Oil
The public is being flooded with
misinformation by the processed food
companies, the food oil industry and
articles. Here are the facts on canola oil.
The processing of canola oil and oxidation
of the poly-unsaturated component of
canola oil is what makes it unhealthy
for human consumption. That’s the real
issue!
The largest problem with highly processed, refined vegetable oils
such as corn and canola oil, is the poly-unsaturated component of the
oil is highly unstable under heat, light and pressure. This refining
process heavily oxidizes the poly-unsaturated oil which increases
free radicals. The result of all of this refining and processing are
oils that are highly inflammatory to your body.
Canola oil is highly unsaturated, as much as 93 percent. Highly
unsaturated oils turn toxic when they are exposed to oxygen, light
and/or are heated at high temperatures. Upon consumption, these
toxic oils cause free-radical generation in the body. Free radicals
damage the cells, veins, and organs of the body, causing chronic
diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, weight
gain, degenerative diseases, autoimmune diseases, eye damage and
many other diseases.
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I thought canola oil was a good source of mono-unsaturated
fat like olive oil and therefore not harmful? Mono-unsaturated
fatty acids in small amounts are not harmful. Mono-unsaturated
fats in large amounts create imbalances on the cellular level that
can inhibit prostaglandin production. Canola oil has considerably
more poly-unsaturated fat than olive oil. Another factor is olive oil
contains more saturated fats than canola oil, making it a more heat
stable oil. Therefore olive oil is a far superior oil.
Relying on high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids for
the majority of fat calories actually contributes to heart disease.
Saturated fats like coconut oil are a better choice.
In 2010, a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
including 348,000 subjects found no statistically significant
relationship between cardiovascular disease and saturated
fat. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturated_fat)
On the summary page, canola oil is considered slightly toxic.
Basic Chemical Information for Canola oil. For detailed chemical
information see the chemical detail page.
Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name
CAS Number
U.S. EPA PC Code
CA DPR Chem Code
Use Type
Chem Class
Canola oil
120962-03-0
011332
5332
Insecticide, Adjuvant
Oil—vegetable
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Poisoning.jsp?Rec_Id=PC36208
Canola oil chemical classification is vegetable oils. It is classified
as an insecticide. It is used to smother insects.
In ancient times, Rapeseed was used as a source of oil because it
is easily extracted from the seed. In China and India, rapeseed oil
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was provided to the public by peddlers operating small stone presses
that press out the oil at low temperatures (unprocessed oil).
Current canola oil processing. Canola oil is removed from the
rapeseed (LEAR) plant using a combination of high temperature
(470°F) mechanical pressing and solvent extraction (hexane).
Traces of hexane remain in the oil, even after considerable refining.
The oil then goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching,
and degumming. All of these processes are done at very high
temperatures and the chemicals are of questionable safety. The
oil must then be deodorized. The standard deodorization process
destroys a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them
into poisonous toxins.
Hexane is a hydrocarbon solvent (a dry-cleaning solvent) with
carcinogen properties. Carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide
or radiation, that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcinogenic
Hexane extraction. Almost all vegetable oils are extracted from
seeds using a petroleum product called hexane. Manufacturers
like hexane because it is highly efficient, pulling almost 100
percent of the oil from seed. Most of the hexane evaporates during
processing, so the FDA does not require it to be declared on the
label. The danger is that some hexane chemical residue remains in
the vegetable oil. Hexane is a poison that is absorbed by the body
through the ingestion of vegetable oil. Hexane is a poison and
should not be consumed at any level!
As reported in Acres U.S.A. on March 2001 (one of the most
respected agriculture journals in America), one study indicated that
canola oil (which the industry calls heart-healthy) actually creates
a deficiency of vitamin E, which, as many of us know, is essential to
our cardiovascular health.
Health problems caused by canola oil: Symptoms of emphysema,
respiratory illness and/or distress, anemia, constipation, irritability,
and blindness in animals and humans, tremors, shaking, palsy, lack
of coordination, slurred speech, memory problems, blurred vision,
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glaucoma, deterioration of the optic nerve, loss of vision, disruption
of the central nervous system, anemia, increased incidence of heart
disease and cancer, low birth weights in infants and irritability,
problems with urination, numbness and tingling in the extremities,
and heart arrhythmias were cleared up when canola was removed
from subjects’ diet. Read this: http://www.mayanmajix.com/
art1091.html.
Canola has also been shown to cause lung cancer (Wall Street
Journal, June 7, 1995). Hemagglutinins, substances that promote blood
clotting and depress growth, are found in the protein portion of
the seed, and traces are in rapeseed and canola oil.
Additional health problems. Loss of vision is a known side effect
of canola oil, which antagonizes the central and peripheral nervous
systems worse than processed soybean oil. The deterioration can
take years. Canola oil also causes emphysema, respiratory distress,
anemia, constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and
humans. Canola oil was used in animal feeds in England and Europe
between 1986 and 1991 when it was thrown out. You may remember
reading about the cows, pigs and sheep that went blind, lost their
minds, attacked people, and had to be shot. This was directly linked
to canola oil consumption.
According to experts, glaucoma is caused by a deficiency of
oxygen and blood flow. These blood-corpuscle clusters cannot
squeeze through the extremely tiny capillaries in the posterior of
the eye, so it cannot deliver oxygen to the mitochondria. Trans fats,
mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats increase this problem.
They can lead to retinitis and macular degeneration.
Death of the mitochondria in the cells in the posterior of
the eye is due to oxygen starvation, sodium toxicity, and waste
accumulation. When the mitochondria die, the cells die and the
posterior eye tissues deteriorate.
Canola oil, used for stir-frying in China, was found to emit
cancer-causing chemicals. “Canola oil smoke causes lung cancer”
(Wall Street Journal, June 7, 1995).
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In 1996, the Japanese announced a study wherein a special
canola-oil diet had actually killed laboratory animals.
The FDA prohibits Canola oil from being used in infant formula.
Why would the FDA do that if there was no danger in the oil?
Canola oil is also high in glycosides. Glycosides cause serious
problems by blocking enzyme function and depriving us of our
life force. Glycosides interfere with the biochemistry of humans
and animals. Their presence in rattlesnake venom inhibits muscle
enzymes and cause immobilization of the victim. These chemically
altered food oils like soybean oil, canola, and corn oil also contain
glycosides which depress the immune system by causing the T
cells to malfunction. These oils alter the bioelectric “terrain” and
promote disease.
The alcohols and glycosides in canola and soybean oil shut
down our immune system. Canola alcohols and glycosides are very
reactive. They are as toxic as fermented alcohols, but their effects
manifest differently. The damage can take years to show up (http://
www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C126/Horowitz.html).
Reacting to this unpublished, but verified and startling
information, a duplicate study was conducted by Canadian scientists
using piglets and a canola oil-based milk-replacer diet. In the second
study, published in Nutrition Research on 1997, the researchers
verified that canola oil somehow depleted the piglets of vitamin
E to a dangerously low level (“Additional Vitamin E Required in
Milk-Replacer Diets that Contain Canola Oil,” Nutrition Research,
1997;17(2):259-269).
Vitamin E protects cell membranes against free-radical damage
and is vital to a healthy cardiovascular system. In a 1998 paper, the
same research group reported that piglets fed canola oil suffered
from a decrease in platelet count and an increase in platelet size
(J. K. Kramer and others, “Hematological and Lipid Changes in
Newborn Piglets Fed Milk-Replacer Diets Containing Erucic Acid,”
Lipids, January 1998;33(1):1-10). Bleeding time was longer in piglets
fed canola oil. These changes were mitigated by the addition of
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saturated fatty acids from either cocoa butter or coconut oil to the
piglets’ diet. These results were confirmed in another study a year
later. Canola oil was found to suppress the normal developmental
increase in platelet count (S. M. Iunis and R. A. Dyer, “Dietary Canola
Oil Alters Hematological Indices and Blood Lipids in Neonatal
Piglets Fed Formula,” Journal of Nutrition, July 1999; 129 (7):1261-8).
Researchers had no idea why canola oil depleted vitamin E in the
piglets. They reported that the other vegetable oils used in the study
did not appear to cause any vitamin E depletion in the piglets.
Studies carried out at the Health Research and Toxicology
Research divisions in Ottawa, Canada, discovered that rats bred to
have high blood pressure and proneness to stroke had shortened
life spans when fed canola oil as the sole source of fat (W. M. N.
Ratnayake and others, “Influence of Sources of Dietary Oils on
the Life Span of Stroke-Prone Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats,”
Lipids, 2000;35(4): 409-420). The results of a later study suggested
that the culprit was the sterol compounds in the oil, which “make
the cell membrane more rigid” and contribute to the shortened
life span of the animals (M. N. Wallsundera and others, “Vegetable
Oils High in Phytosterols Make Erythrocytes Less Deformable and
Shorten the Life Span of Stroke-Prone Spontaneously Hypertensive
Rats,” Journal of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, May
2000;130(5):1166-78).
Any “food” substance that depletes vitamin E rapidly is extremely
dangerous. Vitamin E is absolutely essential to human health. It
is critically necessary in the body when processed fats are eaten;
because tocopherols control the lipid peroxidation that results
in dangerous free-radical activity, which in turn causes lesions in
arteries and other problems. Canola oil rapidly depletes vitamin
E in the body.
Conclusion
Canola oil is poisonous and should not be consumed under any
circumstances! It contains the poison hexane. Not only does it cause
fibrotic lesions of the heart, it also causes vitamin E deficiency. This
vitamin deficiency changes blood platelets and shortens life. The
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alcohols and glycosides in canola and soybean oil shut down our
immune system. It is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor damaging the
function of nerve fibers so that muscles do not respond properly.
Furthermore, it seems to retard growth, which is why the FDA does
not allow the use of canola oil in infant formula (Federal Register,
1985). It is classified as a toxic substance.
Chapter 9
Pet Diabetes
Did you know that one in five cats or dogs (20 percent) now
have diabetes or is pre-diabetic? Isn’t that shocking?
I immediately got our dog food and snacks out and started
reading the ingredients. I was amazed to find almost every product
had trans fats, hydrogenated fats, soy, and/or canola oil in them.
Even the so-called natural dog foods had these bad oils in them.
As you can imagine, I was horrified, especially given the fact that
small animals like pigs were used for testing canola oil and died.
Which means you may be killing your small family member without
even knowing it. Unfermented soy products are poisonous to dogs
and cats.
Make sure you throw out any dog or cat food or treats that have any
meat by-products or any bad oils in it. These can kill your pet fast. Also,
do not give your dog or cat bones. Even if you cook bones they can
still have bacteria in the bone and marrow. Also, tiny bone fragments
can get stuck in their intestines causing a horrible death.
Animal by-products are biodegradable wastes consisting
of animal carcases, parts of animal carcases, products
of animal origin which are not intended for human
consumption, includes catering waste (all waste food from
restaurants, catering facilities, central kitchens, slaughter
houses and household kitchens). (http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Animal_by-products)
Slaughter houses frequently kill animals with cancer and various
other diseases which can then be passed onto your pet.
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Another issue is too many grains and not enough meat and good
saturated fats in your pets’ diet. Dogs and cats are carnivorous, which
means their natural diet is meat and vegetables. Wild dogs and cats
will rarely eat grains. They will eat meat and vegetables first. This
natural diet is important to use for your pets. Cats need a ratio of
60 percent meat and 40 percent veggies. Dogs need a ratio of 40
percent meat, 50 percent veggies, and 10 percent whole grains.
Dog and cat food companies put way too many grains in the foods
and treats they produce and not enough meat and vegetables. Then
they top it off with unhealthy oils and added sugar. The result of
this horrible diet is type 2 diabetes for your pet, poor overall health,
and various diseases.
Many owners of dogs and cats have cured their pet’s diabetes
through a change in their diet. If you cannot find dog food with
mainly meat and vegetables and a small amount of barley, rolled oats,
or whole wheat, you may want to considerer using this dog/cat food
recipe. In three months your dog or cat should be free of diabetes.
Use a 5 lb. whole chicken or turkey. Make sure to include the
giblets (organs). Pilgrim’s or Tyson’s are good organic brands.
Organs are very important for organ health. Try to use only organic
meat and vegetables. If your dog does not have diabetes or becomes
cured, you can modify the recipe by adding lean beef or boiled
chicken livers to their meal. For dogs, add whole barley and rolled
oats. Do not add barley and oats if the food is for your cat.
2 cups whole barley
1 ½ cups of rolled oats
½ cup fresh chopped
garlic
2 cups green peas
3 cups chopped
carrots
1 cup chopped sweet
potato
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 ½ cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped yellow
squash
1 cup chopped green
beans
2 tablespoon dried
rosemary
2 tablespoon parsley
2 tablespoon kelp—high
in potassium
1 gallon distilled or
purified water
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Bring mixture to a boil, then turn heat down to low and cook for
2 to 2 ½ hours. Remove chicken or turkey and let it cool for a few
minutes. Separate the meat from the bones. Put the meat back into
the pet food mixture and throw the bones out. Cook for another
fifteen minutes; let mixture cool for about a half hour.
Add the contents of 8 capsules of Dr. Ron’s Ultra-Pure organ
delight into the mixture or 16 if your meat did not come with
organs. You can purchase it at this website: http://www.drrons.
com/additive-free-supplements-product-list-M-Z.htm. Phone is
1-877-472-8701. Or purchase it at the health food store. This will
give the necessary added organic organs to the mix.
Put mixture into a food processor and blend. Refrigerate what
you will need for three days and freeze the rest of the mixture.
For every 20 lb. of dog or cat, feed 2 to 3 cups a day. Optionally,
put 1 teaspoon of finely chopped parsley on top of meal, small
amount of diced sirloin steak or sweet potato. For 10 lb. or under,
1 to 1 ½ cups per day. Mix ¼ teaspoon of Barnum’s flaxseed oil
prior to serving. (Never heat flaxseed oil) Puppies and kittens can
eat this too!
To keep your pets from getting cancer, give them a small amount
of alfalfa sprouts daily. Alfalfa has a large amount of B17 in it.
Another dog and cat cancer prevention alternative is Vitamin
B-17 pills also referred to as Amygdalin. One 100mg pill for every
30 lbs. You can either sprinkle the contents on your dogs food or
give them the capsule wrapped in meat or cheese. One 100mg pill
is equivalent to 3 apricot seeds. It is best not to give apricot seeds to
your pets because of the possibility of poisoning from the raw seed.
You can purchase this product at www.apricotpower.com
For extra calcium, grind up organic cooked eggshells to a fine
powder. Give a half teaspoon of fine powder a day. Dogs and cats
also need extra Vitamin C. It is important that you use only Ester-C
for your pets. Ester-C is very mild on the stomach. For every 10 lbs
give 100 mg of Ester-C daily. Split the Ester-C up in their meals so
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that they will eat it or wrap it in their favorite treat. Build up to the
recommended dosage slowly so that your pet does not get loose
stools. The website www.vitacost.com sells some very good dog and
cat multivitamins called Pet Naturals at a good price.
Another good tip is to give your dog a little pineapple. Pineapple,
ripe and juicy, hydrates the body, destroys worms, and alleviates
diarrhea. It also is a digestive aid.
Oils
Do not give a diabetic dog fish oil. Fish oil tends to raise
insulin levels in humans and pets and is full of poison. A better oil
to give is Barnum’s flaxseed oil. Pour or mix one small squirt in
their food at each meal. Flaxseed oil is good for the heart, lowers
cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, aids in the control of diabetes,
and helps prevent cellular damage. It is also good for their skin,
paws, fur, and overall health. Never heat flax oil. Most fish oil pills
contain arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead, and dioxins. Poison! Read
this: http://www.new-omega-3.
You could use coconut oil or olive oil, but flaxseed oil is a better
choice. Never give your dog or cat bad oils.
Snacks for diabetic dogs include organic yogurt, sweet potato,
organic cottage cheese, organic cheese, organic cooked eggs, one
small melon ball, apples, pineapple, fresh coconut and all kinds of
nonhormonal lean meat (like sirloin steak), canned pumpkin or
fresh pureed pumpkin, and any other vegetable your dog or cat
likes. Stay away from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels
sprouts as the high sulfur content causes gas.
Make sure you have a good pet multivitamin (you can buy
this at www.vitacost.com). Standard Process has a whole body pet
supplement. Use the standard process supplement in addition to
your normal pet multivitamin. You can purchase it here: http://
shop.vitadocs.com/shop/pets_-_canine_formulas/standard_
process_-_canine_whole_body_support_100g/.
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Foods that are poisonous to dogs include chocolate, onions,
grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries, raisins,
most fruit seeds, tuna, macadamia nuts, pistachios, potato peelings,
green potatoes, rhubarb leaves, green parts of a tomatoes, yeast
dough, coffee, coffee grounds, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine or any
kind of alcohol, human vitamins, spoiled food, persimmons, raw
eggs, raw meat, fat trimmings from meat, raw fish, salt, baking
soda or powder, mushrooms, sugar-free foods that contain xylitol,
nutmeg, baby food, cat food, and avocado should not be fed to a
dog. Bones and corncobs should never be given to your dog or
cat because they can splinter and cause laceration of the digestive
system and/or become lodged in your pet’s throat.
Also make sure you do not have any poisonous plants in or out
of your house. Here are the lists:
Dog: http://www.dogpack.com/health/poisonplants.htm
Cat: http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html
Anytime a pet throws up it is a serious condition. They can get
dehydrated very fast. Take their temperature right away. It should
be between 100 and 102.5. If your pet throws up for more than 3
hours, take them to the vet immediately. If you wait your pet could
die from dehydration even if they are drinking water.
A good plaque and tarter remover is PetzLife Oral Care Spray.
Look for it at your local pet store or online.
My dog had a chronic cough for over 6 months. The vet said he
had allergies. The vet recommended a steroid and antihistamine.
That worked for a few days and then his cough returned. The vet
then recommended antibiotics which made his cough much worse.
First begin by removing ALL rawhide chews. These cause a lot of
dogs to have chronic coughing. If the couch persists try a product
from Pet Alive called Respo-K and KC-Defense. The website is http://
www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/ or call them at 1.877.289.1235 I
highly recommend this company for any of your pet’s ailments. If
that doesn’t work try some children’s Benadryl. Dosage is 4ml for
every 15lbs.
Chapter 10
How Do I Eliminate Diabetes For Good?
Let’s First Start with Your
Diet
To eliminate type 2 diabetes
forever, follow these ten steps:
Remember what really matters is the type
of fat you eat, not the amount!
Step # 1: Eliminate all unfermented
soy products, trans fats, canola oil,
vegetable oil, hydrogenated, and
partially hydrogenated oil out of your diet. Use only coconut oil,
palm oil, butter, palm kernel oil, cocoa oil, and shea nut oil for
heat cooking and Italian extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, grape
seed oil, and all of the above oils listed for cold foods. Try to buy
unrefined cold-pressed oils/fats. Italian olive oil is cold pressed by
Italian law.
Step # 2: Cut out all refined sugar including corn syrup. Do not
substitute it with sugar substitutes as this will only damage your
body further. A good alternative to refined sugar is blue agave. It
is sweet and natural and is only an 11 on the glycemic index scale.
Do not use stevia as this can increase your sugar levels. Try to keep
your sugar intake to no more than 50 grams a day. Check the sugar
grams on the food label.
Step # 3: Cut down on coffee. If you must drink coffee, make sure
you use a paper filter. This will remove the majority of bad oils and
chemicals. Use real cream (whipping cream) and make sure you
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use real organic half-and-half; make sure there are no bad oils in
the half-and-half. Do not use any powdered creams. Three cups of
coffee a day is fine. Try to drink one gallon of purified or distilled
water a day. (Do not drink spring water as it is not purified. It’s just
like drinking tap water.)
Step # 4: Drink at least one cup of green or hibiscus tea each day.
This has been proven to lower blood-sugar levels by 30 percent.
Other good sugar-lowering teas are burdock root, hawthorn berries,
and bilberry. You can purchase these at www.vitacost.com. The
brand I buy is Alvita or Tazo. Try not to drink alcohol until your
sugar levels are normal.
Step # 5: Eat protein with vegetables. Eat carbohydrates with
vegetables. Make sure you wait two hours before switching. The
good news is you can eat as much as you want. There is no limit.
You will lose weight, lower your sugar levels, and get healthy. There
are only two rules. The first is you must only eat whole grains or
plants as your carbohydrates. The second is do not eat fatty meat
like sausage, brisket, or ribs. Any fruit (except bananas and grapes)
can be eaten fifteen minutes before meals or two hours after meals.
Once your sugar level is normal, you can modify your diet. Eating
wrong combinations of food can also cause excess acid in your
body. If you have acid take acidophilus pearls, calcium and/or
magnesium. Also modify your diet to eat only protein with vegetables
and carbohydrates with vegetables. The maximum number of
carbohydrates a person should consume each day is 75g to 100g.
Step # 6: When making food choices make sure they are real foods. Do
not eat any processed foods like chicken nuggets. Do not eat restaurant
oils. Most use soy or vegetable oil. Try to avoid white potatoes. Make
sure any pasta, cereal and/or bread is made only from whole grains. No
semolina. Do not eat any white or enriched wheat flour products.
Step # 7: Protein should be the first thing you eat in the morning. This
is important because it sets your sugar levels to low for the rest of the
day. Eating carbohydrates first in the morning sets your sugar levels
to high for the rest of the day. Just a small piece of meat will work.
Wait one half an hour and then eat your normal breakfast. Do not
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eat carbohydrates right before you go to bed. Eating carbohydrates
or cheese at bedtime will make your sugar levels high in the morning.
Eat roasted or sprouted nuts or lean protein. Protein is a good snack
for bedtime.
Step # 8: Do not eat meats that have high amounts of animal fat.
Eat only lean meat like filet mignon, sirloin steak or lean hormone
free hamburger meat. No sausage, ribs or brisket. Do not eat any
extra animal fat or skin that is on your meat. You can have all the
meat you want just eat lean hormone free meat.
Step # 9: Take omega-3 and omega-6 in a three to one ratio. That
means if you take 300 mg of omega-3, you would take 100 mg of
omega-6. Read the section named “Omega-3, 6 and 9”. Barlean’s
flaxseed oil has the perfect ratio. One tablespoon a day is all you
need per day. Do not take fish oil. It is poison to your body and can
also accelerate diabetes.
Step # 10: Take vitamin supplements (see Chapter 12) and aerobic
exercise for fifteen minutes two to three times a week. Take H
2
O
2
or
lemon juice every day. Drink or eat 2 tablespoons of fresh coconut
water, meat, oil or milk each day.
Note: Try to eat organic meats and organic dairy products when
possible. If they are not organic, they may contain many bad
hormones that can disrupt your body functions and cells. Look for
labels that say “hormone free,” “antibiotic free,” and/or “organic.”
It is easier for your body to heal when it doesn’t have to fight off
extra toxins and bad hormones during the healing process.
The FDA currently allows six kinds of hormones that can be given
to cows and sheep. Some of the hormones are naturally produced
in our bodies. The others are synthetic growth promoters (steroids).
The animals grow faster and produce meat or milk quicker and more
efficiently. If you consume these products, you are ingesting the same
hormones they have been given. The two main hormones that are
cause for concern are a form of estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone.
The first being linked to breast cancer in women as well as an increase
in tumors and the second to prostate cancer in men.
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Many cows suffer terrible side effects from hormones and drugs
and then are forced to continue milk production. They are then
given antibiotics to treat the illnesses caused by these hormones,
which are transferred into the milk you drink. Growth hormones
have been banned in Europe and Canada. Natural means that no
added color or fillers were used but it does not mean it is organic or
hormone free. Buyer, beware!
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
- 2 laigc cgg yolIs
- 1 iallcs¡oons ol licsh lcmon |uicc oi a¡¡lc ciuci vincgai
- 1/4 icas¡oon uiy musiaiu ¸o¡iional)
- 1/2 icas¡oon sali
- 1/S icas¡oon whiic ¡c¡¡ci
- 1 io 2 iallcs¡oons ol Bluc Agavc
Whisk above ingredients together, then add 1 cup Italian extra-virgin
olive oil, grape seed or flaxseed oil. Whisk oil in drop by drop.
If you do not want to make your own mayonnaise a good one
on the market is made from Walden Farms. Make sure you check
all ingredients of any product you purchase.
Is There a Way to Expedite the Removal of
Hydrogenated Oils from My Body? YES
1. Modify your diet.
2. Stop eating foods with trans fats, soy products, and/or bad oils.
3. Drink more fluids. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of
purified or distilled water each day. An example would be if you
weigh 200lbs you would drink 100 ounces of purified water.
4. Drink the H
2
O
2
(food-grade hydrogen peroxide) diluted
mixture each morning. Mix 4 drops of pure H
2
O
2
into 8 oz
of purified or distilled water and drink. Do not eat 3 hours
before or 1 hour after drinking this mixture. Throughout
the day spray 5 to 10 sprays of the diluted H
2
O
2
version
in your mouth every four hours. This will help build the
oxygen levels in your body while it eliminates bacteria and
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toxins. (Benefits and instructions are below) You can buy
this product at http://www.Pureh2o2ForHealth.com; their
phone number is 1.352.563.5400. You may also be able to
find it at your local health food store.
5. Drink one ounce of fresh lemon juice mixed with 8 ounces of
purified water 15 minutes before you eat in the morning.
Omega-3 and Omega-6
It is very important that you take significantly more omega-3 than
omega-6. It is important to monitor both items in your diet and
supplements. A person’s diet generally contains more omega-6 than
omega-3. When you buy an omega-3 supplement, make sure it has
a ratio of at least 3:1 of omega-3 to omega-6. Barlean’s Flax seed
oil is the one I recommend. Always take omega-3 and omega-6 in a
three to one ratio. That means if you take 300 mg of omega-3, you
would take 100 mg of omega-6.
Foods highest in total omega-3 fatty acids are found here: http://
nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000140000000000000000.html.
Foods highest in total omega-6 fatty acids are found here: http://
nut ri t i ondat a. sel f . com/f oods- 011141000000000000000- w.
html?maxCount=16.
Stop right now and go through all of your
food in your pantry and your refrigerator. Throw
out any product or spice that is made with any type
of bad oil or soy product. If no bad oils are listed,
you can keep the product.
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Acid
What causes acid in the
body? Acid is caused by eating
foods that have high acid levels
and/or from dying cells in
your body. To keep a balanced
ph level in your body eat foods
and take supplements that
are high in alkalinity. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are
the supplements highest in alkalinity. A pH-balanced body is very
important. Excessive acid in the body causes inflammation and
disease. I highly recommend that you purchase some pH saliva
strips so that you can test the pH balance of your body on a regular
basis. Go to this website for a list: http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/
salivaphtest.htm.
Strongly Acid
Minimize
Mild Acid
No more than
20%
Mild Alkaline
Unlimited
Strongly
Alkaline
Supplements
meat grains fruits calcium
fish beans vegetables magnesium
eggs nuts berries potassium
hard cheese
milk, yogurt,
soft curds
broccoli,
spinach
It is the sulfur in the concentrated protein of meat, fish, eggs and
hard cheese, and phosphorous in meat and soft drinks that makes
these foods so acidic.
Read this http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?
ID=19990303223214
An acidic ph can occur from an acid-forming diet, emotional
stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that
deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try
to compensate for acidic ph by using alkaline minerals. This means
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your body will pull calcium and magnesium of your bones and body
to neutralize the acid. If your diet does not contain enough minerals
to compensate, a build up of acid in the cells will occur. (http://
www.trans4mind.com/nutrition/pH.html)
Excessive Acid Can Cause
Acceleration of free
radical damage
Aching muscles and
lactic acid buildup
Bladder conditions
Cardiovascular
damage
Cracks at the corners of
the lips
Depressive tendencies
Dry skin
Easily stressed
Excess stomach acid
Gastritis
Hair looks dull, has
split ends, Hair
falling out
Headaches
Hormonal problems
Immune deficiency
Inflamed or sensitive
gums
Inflammation of the
corneas and eyelids
Weight gain, obesity
and diabetes
Kidney stones
Lack of energy and
fatigue
Leg cramps and
spasms Loose and
painful teeth
Loss of drive, joy, and
enthusiasm
Low energy and
chronic fatigue
Premature aging
Lower body
temperature
Mouth and stomach
ulcers
Nails are thin and split
easily
Osteoporosis and joint
pain
Pale complexion
Skin easily irritated
Slow digestion and
elimination
Tendency to get
infections
Yeast/fungal
overgrowth

One function of the kidneys is to separate the alkalinity from
the acid. The acid then goes out of the body through the urine.
Alkalinity is bound by calcium, magnesium and potassium and is
then cycled back into the blood to neutralize acidity in the blood
and tissues. If a body is overly acidic, the liver, kidneys and bladder
become stressed. As a result the body runs out of alkaline reserves
that are needed to bind the acids.
Lemon Cleanse And The Pancreas
If you want to eliminate diabetes from your life forever you will
need to participate in a lemon cleanse. Fresh lemon juice dissolves
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artery plaque, kills bacteria, dissolves stones from your gallbladder,
pancreas and kidneys. Many of those who have diabetes have
malfunctioning organs due to bad food choices.
Diabetics usually have gallbladder and pancreatic stones that
cause the pancreas to malfunction or become inflamed. The
pancreas is the main organ that regulates insulin in the body.
Lemon is one of the only ways to eliminate stones from your body
without surgery.
Some of us may say “I don’t think I have any gallstones”. My
answer to that is “If you have a gallbladder you have gallstones”.
There are 2 main cause of gallstones:
- Sioncs ihai aic mauc oui ol cholcsiciol aic ihc mosi common
type. “Cholesterol gallstones” have nothing to do with the
cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Sioncs mauc liom ioo much liliiulin in ihc lilc. Bilc is a liquiu
made in the liver that helps the body digest fats. Bile is made
up of water, cholesterol, bile salts, and other chemicals, such
as bilirubin. These gallstones are called “pigment stones”.
Bilirubin is a brownish yellow substance found in bile. It is
produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. Bilirubin
is then removed from the body through the gallbladder and then to
the intestines. Bilirubin is what gives stool (feces) its normal brown
color. Total and direct bilirubin tests are used to measure, screen
for or to monitor liver, pancreas or gallbladder problems.
The pancreas is a vital organ in the human body. The pancreas
secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through a
tube called the pancreatic duct. Pancreatic enzymes join with bile, a
liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder to digest
food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin, somatostatin
and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body
regulate the glucose it takes from food for energy. Pancreatic juice is
a digestive aid that is passed into the digestive tract to help with the
breaking down of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The pancreas is
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situated in the abdominal cavity and sits below the stomach. Because
it is vital in digestion, blockage, injury or infection of the pancreas
is extremely dangerous and must be attended to immediately.
Once damaged the pancreas cannot regenerate itself like the liver. It
is very important to protect your pancreas and cleanse it regularly.
The most common cause of pancreatitis is the presence of
gallstones. Gallstones are small pebble like substances that are
made of hardened bile. They can cause inflammation in the
pancreas as they pass through the common bile duct. Other causes
of pancreatitis include abdominal trauma, medications, infections,
tumors, and genetic abnormalities of the pancreas.
Source: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/pancreatitis/
There is no test to determine if stones are beginning to block the
pancreas duct. You may show lower levels of B6 in your body when
pancreas function is inhibited by more than 80%. At this point you
are in danger of pancreatitis and may have to have surgery. If you
are a diabetic you most likely already have stones in your pancreas
duct. It is very important to eliminate all stones out of your body.
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There are many tests that can check the function of the pancreas
apart from a simple blood test. Fecal matter can be tested for a
digestive enzyme known as elastase. Other testing would be to
visually check the pancreas by ultrasound to determine if there
is any inflammation or change in the size of the pancreas. The
ultrasound can also reveal a problem of fluid accumulation around
the pancreas.
Pancreatitis is caused from gallstones that form from a buildup
of material within the gallbladder. These gallstones then block the
pancreatic duct, trapping digestive juices inside the pancreas. When
pancreatic tissue is destroyed in prolonged (acute) pancreatitis and
the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, called beta cells have
been damaged, diabetes may develop.
PERFECT HEALTH DAILY LEMON CLEANSE:
I recommend mixing 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1
tablespoon of blue agave or molasses and 8 oz of room temperature
purified or distilled water. Drink this 1/2 hour to 1 hour before
breakfast. Do this for at least 2 to 3 months. To stay healthy, do
this cleanse every morning for the rest of your life. It is the single
best thing you can do for overall health. Do not save extra lemon
juice as the live enzymes die approximately 10 minutes after the
juice is extracted from the fruit. Some people like to add a pinch
of cayenne pepper.
Never drink straight lemon juice as it can erode the enamel on
your teeth. Enamel does not grow back so the damage caused would
be permanent. After you drink the lemonade rinse your mouth out
with water or brush your teeth. This will protect your teeth against
enamel damage.
If you want a fast cleanse, you can drink this mixture all day while
fasting. This one day fast will give you a quick effective cleanse. Thin
skinned lemons like Meyer lemons are the best ones to buy if you
can find them. The best way to get Meyer lemons is to grow your
our tree. Grocery stores do not usually carry Meyer lemons because
they are easily damaged.
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Some people use a harsh lemon cleanse using olive oil, lemon
and coke. I do not recommend this cleanse.
Gallstones form when bile hardens in the gallbladder. When the
gallbladder is removed no more stones can form.
Someone might say, “I don’t have a gallbladder, do I still need
the lemon cleanse?” Yes! This cleanse is especially important for
those who do not have a gallbladder because you have already had a
problem with stones. There may be residual stones or calcium deposits
left over from the surgery. The lemon cleanse will clean out your
pancreas, liver, blood and other vital organs. It is like giving your body
a fuel injection cleaning. It is part of normal body maintenance.
LEMON JUICE BENEFITS
Lemon juice stimulates the liver to produce additional bile.
Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking
lemon juice because it dissolves uric acid and other poisons. It
liquefies bile and can be used in cases of malaria. It also benefits
those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.;
rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it helps to build bone in
the child. Lemon contains certain elements which help to build
and keep a body system healthy. As a food, the potassium content
nourishes the brain and nerve cells. The calcium in lemon also
helps to build healthy bones and teeth.
The magnesium and calcium in lemon juice, plays an important part
in the formation of albumen in the blood. The average lemon contains
potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4.
Benefits of Lemon Juice
s Cure or prevent diabetes
- Iowci cholcsiciol lcvcls
- Iowci iiiglycciiuc lcvcls
- Eliminaic all sioncs incluuc gallllauuci, ¡ancicas anu Iiuncy
stones
- Aius in uigcsiion
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- Kill ¡aiasiics
- Kills haimlul laciciia incluuing c coli
- Cuics consii¡aiion
- Builus oi icluilus hcalihy loncs anu iccih
- PH lalancc youi louy
- Iighis inlcciion
- Hcl¡s io climinaic aiihiiiis anu ihcumaiism
- Hcl¡s climinaic asihma oi licaihing uisoiucis
- Hcl¡s io climinaic uu sym¡ioms
- Eliminaics uigcsiivc ¡iollcms
- Rcuuccs gas anu hcaiiluin
- Enhanccs ¡iouuciion ol lilc ¸uigcsiivc cnzymcs)
- Hcl¡s climinaic nausca
- Causcs ia¡iu hcaling
- Can hcal cxiciioi anu iniciioi cuis anu wounus
- Clcais sIin ol acnc anu llacIhcaus
- Rcuuccs scais anu wiinIlcs
- Rcmovcs ioxins liom ihc louy anu lloou
- Rcmovcs uaiIcncu sIin aicas
- Balanccs louy wcighi
- Rcuuccs mcnial siicss anu uc¡icssion
- Rcuuccs uizzincss
- Builus ccniial ncivous sysicm
- Sio¡s inicinal llccuing
- Rcs¡iiaioiy uisoiucis
- Cholcia oi malaiia can lc iicaicu wiih lcmon |uicc, as ii acis
as a blood purifier
- Eliminaics ihc iisI ol siioIc anu ancuiism
- Hcl¡s climinaics ucnial ¡iollcms incluuing gum uiscasc
- Ioims uiinaiy ciiiaic, which ¡icvcnis ihc loimaiion ol
crystals so the gallbladder, pancreas and kidney stones
cannot develop
- Eliminaics uanuiull anu scal¡ ¡iollcms
- Eliminaic coins anu lunions
- Anii-inuammaioiy agcni in oigans anu ihioughoui ihc
body
- Builus ihc immunc sysicm
- Clcanscs oigans, siomach anu lloou
- Can aiu in a high icm¡ciaiuics ly licaIing ihc lcvci
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- Builu loncs ol unloin chilu
- Icmon hcl¡s oxygcn anu calcium in ihc livci lccausc ii
regulates blood carbohydrate levels which affect the blood
oxygen levels
- Dissolvcs calcium uc¡osiis. This sio¡s anu icvciscs haiucning
of the arteries, citric acid is a safe and effective way to reverse
this degenerative disease. It also tones up all arteries.
- Hcals siomach ulccis. TaIc onc io iwo iallcs¡oons ol Aloc
Vera Gel before the lemon water
- Eliminaics lau licaih
- Im¡iovcs cycsighi
- Eliminaics cicciilc uyslunciion
- Eliminaics uiic aciu
How Does Lemon Work?
The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and
molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic
food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive
enzymes. An ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms
that carry an electrical charge. Ions which carry positive charges
are “cations.” Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more
electrons (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to
cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva,
hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach’s other digestive juices are
also anionic. Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has
more anions than cations in its atomic structure.
Conclusion:
Try to drink fresh squeezed lemon juice every morning before
eating. Organ stones and plaque are mainly composed of hardened
calcium (calcium bilirubinate). Fresh lemon juice dissolves the
hard calcium part of arterial plaque build-up allowing the plaque to
disintegrate. The juice should be ingested approximately 15 to 30
minutes before meals. This will allow the juice to circulate through
the blood stream in the highest concentration possible. Lemon juice
dissolves hardened calcium deposits therefore it dissolves plaque,
kidney stones, gallbladder stones and pancreas stones.
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Lemon juice does not pull or dissolve bone calcium in fact the
citrate calcium found in lemons actually builds health bones.
CITRUS WARNING:
As a precaution, always wash your mouth out with water after
drinking or eating lemon or limes. Some like to brush their teeth.
Lemon has the ability to eat the enamel off your teeth if it is not
washed off within a very short period of time. So take the extra step
to protect your teeth.
The diluted version of lemon (1oz lemon juice to 8oz water)
should not hurt your teeth but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Chapter 11
Pancreatitis Is Dangerous
What is pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by the
presence of gallstones. Acute pancreatitis can occur within hours
or as long as 2 days after consuming alcohol. Other causes of acute
pancreatitis include abdominal trauma, medications, infections,
tumors, and genetic abnormalities of the pancreas.
Symptoms
Acute pancreatitis usually begins with gradual or sudden pain in
the upper abdomen that sometimes extends through the back. The
pain may be mild at first and feel worse after eating. But the pain
is often severe and may become constant and last for several days.
A person with acute pancreatitis usually looks and feels very ill and
needs immediate medical attention. Other symptoms may include:
- a swollcn anu icnuci aluomcn
- nausca anu vomiiing
- lcvci
- a ia¡iu ¡ulsc
Severe acute pancreatitis may cause dehydration and low blood
pressure. The heart, lungs, or kidneys can fail. If bleeding occurs
in the pancreas, shock and even death may follow.
It is important to eliminate stones from your gallbladder and
pancreas so that pancreas damage does not occur. Your pancreas is
a very fragile organ that can be damaged easily. The lemon cleanse
will keep gallstones from blocking the pancreatic duct.
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Diagnosis
During acute pancreatitis, the blood contains at least three
times the normal amount of amylase and lipase, digestive enzymes
formed in the pancreas. Changes may also occur in other body
chemicals such as glucose, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium,
and bicarbonate. After the person’s condition improves, the levels
usually return to normal.
Diagnosing acute pancreatitis is often difficult because of the
deep location of the pancreas. The doctor will likely order one or
more of the following tests:
- Abdominal ultrasound. Sound waves are sent toward the
pancreas through a handheld device that a technician glides
over the abdomen. The sound waves bounce off the pancreas,
gallbladder, liver, and other organs, and their echoes make
electrical impulses that create a picture called a sonogram on a
video monitor. If gallstones are causing inflammation, the sound
waves will also bounce off them, showing their location.
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan. The CT scan is a
noninvasive x-ray that produces three dimensional pictures
of parts of the body. The person lies on a table that slides
into a donut-shaped machine. The test may show gallstones
and the extent of damage to the pancreas.
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). After spraying a solution to
numb the patient’s throat, the doctor inserts an endoscope
a thin, flexible, lighted tube down the throat, through the
stomach, and into the small intestine. The doctor turns
on an ultrasound attachment to the scope that produces
sound waves to create visual images of the pancreas and
bile ducts.
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).
MRCP uses magnetic resonance imaging, a noninvasive test
that produces cross section images of parts of the body. After
being lightly sedated, the patient lies in a cylinder-like tube
for the test. The technician injects dye into the patient’s veins
that helps show the pancreas, gallbladder, and pancreatic
and bile ducts.
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Treatment:
Treatment for acute pancreatitis requires a few days’ stay in the
hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and medication to
relieve pain. The person cannot eat or drink so the pancreas can
rest. If vomiting occurs, a tube may be placed through the nose and
into the stomach to remove fluid and air.
Unless complications arise, acute pancreatitis usually resolves in a few
days. In severe cases, the person may require nasogastric feeding a special
liquid given in a long, thin tube inserted through the nose and throat
and into the stomach for several weeks while the pancreas heals.
Before leaving the hospital, the person will be advised not to
smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or eat fatty meals. In some cases,
the cause of the pancreatitis is clear, but in others, more tests are
needed after the person is discharged and the pancreas is healed.
Complications:
Gallstones that cause acute pancreatitis require surgical
removal of the stones and the gallbladder. If the pancreatitis is
mild, gallbladder removal called cholecystectomy may proceed
while the person is in the hospital. If the pancreatitis is severe,
gallstones may be removed using therapeutic endoscopic retrograde
cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) a specialized technique
used to view the pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts and treat
complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis.
If an infection develops, ERCP or surgery may be needed to
drain the infected area, also called an abscess. Exploratory surgery
may also be necessary to find the source of any bleeding, to rule
out conditions that resemble pancreatitis, or to remove severely
damaged pancreatic tissue.
Pseudocysts accumulations of fluid and tissue debris that may
develop in the pancreas can be drained using ERCP or EUS. If
pseudocysts are left untreated, enzymes and toxins can enter the
bloodstream and affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, or other organs.
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Acute pancreatitis sometimes causes kidney failure. People with
kidney failure need blood-cleansing treatments called dialysis or a
kidney transplant.
In rare cases, acute pancreatitis can cause breathing problems.
Hypoxia, a condition that occurs when body cells and tissues do not get
enough oxygen, can develop. Doctors treat hypoxia by giving oxygen
to the patient. Some people still experience lung failure even with
oxygen and require a respirator for a while to help them breathe.
What is chronic pancreatitis?
Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that
does not heal or improve. It may get worse over time and lead
to permanent pancreas damage. Chronic pancreatitis, like acute
pancreatitis, occurs when digestive enzymes attack the pancreas and
nearby tissues, causing episodes of pain. Chronic pancreatitis often
develops in people who are between the ages of 30 and 40.
The chronic form of pancreatitis can be triggered by one acute
attack that damages the pancreatic duct. The damaged duct causes
the pancreas to become inflamed. Scar tissue develops and the
pancreas is slowly destroyed.
Other causes of chronic pancreatitis are
- unhcalihy uici ihai incluucs ¡oly-unsaiuiaicu anu iians lais
- cysiic hliosis ihc mosi common inhciiicu uisoiuci lcauing
to chronic pancreatitis
- hy¡cicalccmia high lcvcls ol calcium in ihc lloou
- hy¡cili¡iucmia oi hy¡ciiiiglycciiucmia high lcvcls ol lloou lais
- somc ¡icscii¡iion mcuicincs ¸il youi mcuicinc lisis ihc woiu ¡ancicas
anywhere in the warning section do NOT take that drug)
- cciiain auioimmunc conuiiions
- alcohol usc
- unInown causcs
Hereditary pancreatitis can strike a person younger than age 30.
It might not be diagnosed for several years. Episodes of abdominal
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pain and diarrhea lasting several days come and go over time and
can progress to chronic pancreatitis. A diagnosis of hereditary
pancreatitis is likely if the person has two or more family members
with pancreatitis in more than one generation.
Symptoms:
Most people with chronic pancreatitis experience upper
abdominal pain, although some people have no pain at all. The
pain may spread to the back, feel worse when eating or drinking,
and become constant and disabling. In some cases, abdominal pain
goes away as the condition worsens, most likely because the pancreas
is no longer making digestive enzymes. Other symptoms include:
- nausca
- vomiiing
- wcighi loss
- uiaiihca
- oily siools
People with chronic pancreatitis often lose weight, even when
their appetite and eating habits are normal. The weight loss occurs
because the body does not secrete enough pancreatic enzymes to
digest food, so nutrients are not absorbed normally. Poor digestion
leads to malnutrition due to excretion of fat in the stool.
Diagnosis:
Chronic pancreatitis is often confused with acute pancreatitis
because the symptoms are similar. As with acute pancreatitis,
the doctor will conduct a thorough medical history and physical
examination. Blood tests may help the doctor know if the pancreas is
still making enough digestive enzymes, but sometimes these enzymes
appear normal even though the person has chronic pancreatitis.
In more advanced stages of pancreatitis, when malabsorption and
diabetes can occur, the doctor may order blood, urine, and stool tests
to help diagnose chronic pancreatitis and monitor its progression.
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After ordering x-rays of the abdomen, the doctor will conduct one
or more of the tests used to diagnose acute pancreatitis—abdominal
ultrasound, CT scan, EUS, and MRCP.
Treatment:
Begin the one day fast lemon cleanse immediately. If you do
not get relief within a day or two contact your doctor. If you start
to feel better in a day or two then you caught it in time. Also begin
taking Nutri-West Core Level Pancreas supplement. This will help
to expedite the healing of your pancreas.
Treatment for chronic pancreatitis may require hospitalization
for pain management, IV hydration, and nutritional support.
Nasogastric feedings may be necessary for several weeks if the person
continues to lose weight.
When a normal diet is resumed, the doctor may prescribe digestive
or pancreatic enzymes if the pancreas does not secrete enough of
its own. The enzymes should be taken with every meal to help the
person digest food and regain some weight. The next step is to
plan a nutritious diet that is low in fat and includes small, frequent
nutritious meals. Use our DiabetesDiet® guidelines in developing
meal plans. Drinking plenty of fluids and limiting caffeinated
beverages is also important.
People with chronic pancreatitis are strongly advised not to
smoke or consume any alcoholic beverages, even if the pancreatitis
is mild or in the early stages.
Complications:
People with chronic pancreatitis who continue to consume
large amounts of alcohol may develop sudden bouts of severe
abdominal pain. Chronic pancreatitis can lead to calcification of the
pancreas, which means the pancreatic tissue hardens from deposits
of insoluble calcium salts. Surgery may be necessary to remove that
part of the pancreas.
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Points To Remember:
- Pancicaiiiis is inllammaiion ol ihc ¡ancicas, causing
digestive enzymes to become active inside the pancreas and
damage pancreatic tissue.
- Pancicaiiiis is ciihci acuic oi chionic.
- Thc main causc ol ¡ancicaiiiis aic gallsioncs oi hcavy alcohol
use.
- Sym¡ioms ol acuic ¡ancicaiiiis incluuc aluominal ¡ain,
nausea, vomiting, fever, and a rapid pulse.
- Ticaimcni loi acuic ¡ancicaiiiis incluucs iniiavcnous
(IV) fluids, antibiotics, and pain medications. Surgery is
sometimes needed to treat complications.
- Acuic ¡ancicaiiiis can lccomc chionic il ¡ancicaiic iissuc
is permanently destroyed and scarring develops.
- Sym¡ioms ol chionic ¡ancicaiiiis incluuc aluominal ¡ain,
nausea, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, and oily stools.
- Ticaimcni loi chionic ¡ancicaiiiis may involvc lcmon |uicc,
nutritious diet; and enzyme supplements.
Source: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/pancreatitis/
Chapter 12
Supplements & Exercise
Supplements
If you are on medication, you may want to ask your doctor if
you can take these supplements. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you can’t take all of them maybe you can take some of them to
improve your health. This is the combination I used to eliminate
my diabetes. Wait for your glucose levels to drop before you make
any adjustments to your medication. Items 1, 2, 6, 11, and 12 are
extremely important for your healing.
Take These Supplements Daily:
1. Himalaya Gymnema 150mg gymnema leaf and 550mg of
gymnema stem. Take 2 pills. One in the morning and one
at night. You can purchase this at www.vitacost.com
2. Biotin 2 mg—NSI Purchase this at www.vitacost.com 5000 mcg
(4 pills)
3. CoQ10 200 mg—NSI
4. Magnesium 1000 mg
5. Healthy Blood Sugar 2 pills or 4 pills if you do not take #1
Gymnema supplement—NSI
6. Adrenal Health 1 pill—GAIA Herbs Purchase this at www.
gaiaherbs.com
7. Salacia Oblonga 500 mg—NSI
8. DHEA 25 mg
9. Garlicin 1 pill (350 mg)—Nature’s Way
10. Zinc 30 mg
11. Core Level Pancreas 1 pill—Nutri-West—Purchase at
1.800.283.2833 or go to their website at www.totalhealthdiscount.com
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12. Core Level Kidney 1 pill—Nutri-West
13. Calcium Citrate 1200 mg (Do not take more than 500mg
at a time. Your body can not absorb more than 500 mg of
calcium at a time)
14. Ultra B Stress Formula 1 pill—NSI
15. Diabetic Multi Vitamin 1 pill—Nature’s Way
16. Liquid L-Carnitine 1 Tablespoon (1100 mg)—NSI (or you
can purchase this in pill form)
17. Dandelion Root 1 pill (1,620 mg)—Nature’s Way
18. Cinnamon 2000 mg
19. GTF Chromium 400 mcg
3 cups of Hibiscus Tea each day can lower sugar levels up to 30%.
Green tea is also good for lowering sugar levels.
Most of these vitamins and tea can be purchased online at www.
vitacost.com or you can call them at 1.800.793.2601 we have found
that they have the best prices.
NOTE: Digestive enzymes are also very important to your health.
We recommend probably the best one on the market. It is produced
by The College Health Stores (817) 594-0705 It is called Solo-Zyme.
Two pills per day is all you need. Each tablet contains 83,700
Cymotrypsin, 218,000 Amylase, 34,900 Lipase, 180,400 Protease
and 264,000 Trypsin.
Exercise
It is important that you exercise for fifteen minutes at least
two times a week. This can be a walk, bike ride, or swimming. Any
aerobic exercise will do.
Chapter 13
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide H
2
O
2
Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
In my opinion this is a miracle substance. It
accelerates the healing process by eliminating
bad fat cells, reducing inflammation and
eliminating plaque. If you would like to
try it, you can purchase it at http://www.
pureh2o2forhealth.com/
What is Food-Grade Hydrogen
Peroxide?
Food-grade hydrogen peroxide (H
2
O
2
)
is simply water with an extra oxygen atom
attached (H
2
O+O). Hydrogen peroxide
therapy consists of methods using the extra
oxygen molecule in hydrogen peroxide to target bacteria, viruses,
and other toxins in your body.
Many people mistakenly assume that hydrogen peroxide is a
man-made chemical. In reality, it is a natural occurring substance.
Did you ever wonder why your yard looks so green and beautiful
after a heavy rain? Ozone (O
3
), which is formed in the upper
atmosphere (think ozone layer), is heavier than oxygen and thus
migrates downward.
As the water vapors pass through the clouds, it turns into
hydrogen peroxide. If it is not destroyed by pollution in the lower
atmosphere, it will reach the ground through rain and snow, thereby
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2
O
2
oxygenating the earth. Have you ever noticed how green your grass
is after a rainstorm? Have you ever enjoyed the clean fresh smell in
the air after a heavy rainstorm? These are some of the benefits from
the hydrogen peroxide substance present in rainwater.
Hydrogen Peroxide Is a Part of Normal Metabolism
Your body produces it constantly. There are units in certain white
blood cells called peroxisomes, which produce H
2
O
2
. These white
cells then engulf bacteria that cause disease and mix them together
with these peroxisomes. They both then disappear as the singlet
oxygen when H
2
O
2
destroys the bacteria or virus. This happens
naturally, without any help from outside sources of hydrogen
peroxide. By the time an infective disease becomes obvious to you,
the hydrogen peroxide defense mechanism in your body has already
been overwhelmed by the number of viruses or bacteria involved,
and your immune system is now in its secondary line of defense.
Do You Know How Your White Cells Kill Invading Germs?
White blood cells produce hydrogen peroxide. It’s your body’s
counter-infection task force. It is your body’s first and best defense
against infection. H
2
O
2
kills bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites, and
any other infection.
Most of us started on hydrogen peroxide shortly after birth.
A mother’s milk contains high amounts of H
2
O
2
, the amount
contained in the mother’s first milk (colostrum) is even higher.
The bottled version of the H
2
O
2
is one of the few simple miracle
substances still available to the public.
The second benefit of hydrogen peroxide is that it provides a single
oxygen that oxidizes waste products and toxins. The kidneys and
liver can then easily dispose of them. It doubles the rate of enzymatic
metabolism in the mitochondria within each cell. This allows the body
to cleanse itself of toxins and still have plenty of energy left over for
life. This increase in metabolism accounts for some of the antibacterial,
antifungal, and antiviral effects of hydrogen peroxide.
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H
2
O
2
kills and severely inhibits the growth of anaerobic organisms
(bacteria and viruses). This action is immediate upon contact
with the anaerobic organism. Anaerobic bacteria (bad bacteria)
are pathogens, the organisms that cause disease. All viruses are
anaerobic. Aerobic bacteria (good bacteria) is a bacteria that burns
oxygen for fuel and leaves carbon dioxide as a byproduct. The
human intestine has friendly bacteria that aid indigestion. These
friendly bacteria thrive in the presence of hydrogen peroxide.
Bact eri a can caus e art eri al damage (ht t p: //www.
coconutresearchcenter.org/article10132.htm). Our bodies create
and use hydrogen peroxide free radicals to destroy harmful bacteria,
viruses, and fungi. In fact, the white cells, which are responsible for
fighting infection and foreign invaders in the body, make hydrogen
peroxide and use it to oxidize the infection. The intense bubbling
you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with a cut or
wound is the oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed.
The ability of our cells to produce hydrogen peroxide is essential for
life. H
2
O
2
is not some undesirable by-product or toxin, but instead
a basic requirement for our bodies health.
How Do I Take Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Safely?
Food-grade hydrogen peroxide can be a great addition to your
health regiment. Start off with 3 drops full strength in an 8 oz. glass
of purified or distilled water first thing in the morning. You can
always increase the amount of drops you put in your glass over a
period of time up to 25 drops per glass. Do not eat for three hours
prior or one hour after taking the mixture.
Another way to add H
2
O
2
to your diet is to mix 1 oz. pure H
2
O
2

to 11 oz. of purified or distilled water. This will make a 3.5 percent
diluted product. Spray the diluted H
2
O
2
in your mouth five to ten
sprays every four hours. You may want to drink a bit of water after
you spray the diluted solution in your mouth. Food-grade hydrogen
peroxide (H
2
O
2
) is perfectly safe as long as you dilute it. Never put
full-strength 35 percent food-grade peroxide in your mouth as it
can cause death!
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2
O
2
If you take omega-3 oil (flax or other product), vitamin C,
and/or iron, take these supplements in the evening with your
meal as these can cause stomach problems when taken with H
2
O
2
.
For more information about this incredible product, go to www.
alkalizeforhealth.net/oxygen.
Benefits of Using Food-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
(H
2
O
2
)
Allergies, headaches
Altitude sickness, herpes simplex
Alzheimer’s, herpes zoster
Alzheimer’s disease symptoms reversed
Anemia, HIV infection
Arrhythmia, influenza
Asthma, insect bites
Bacterial infections, liver cirrhosis
Bronchitis, lupus erythematosus
Cancer, multiple sclerosis
Candida, parasitic infections
Cardiovascular disease, Parkinsonism
Cerebrovascular disease, periodontal disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome overcome
Chronic pain, prostatitis
Clears the lungs—in cases of emphysema, by producing oxygen
bubbles in the alveoli (tiny air sacs in the lungs), literally
lifting the mucus deposits up so they can be coughed out
Cold extremities warmed
Common cold / flu
Cosmetic changes, including skin clears, more lustrous hair,
added eye sparkle, stronger unsplit nails, better skin color,
fewer visible wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance
Diabetes type 2, rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetic gangrene, shingles
Diabetic retinopathy, sinusitis
Digestion problems, sore throat
Dissolve cholesterol and calcium deposits
Epstein-Barr infection, ulcers
Emphysema, viral infections
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Enhanced sensory input—better sight, hearing, taste
Fewer aches and pains, arthritic and otherwise
Fewer excessive heart contractions
Food allergies warts
Fungal infections
Gangrene
Gingivitis
Hair loss stopped and reversed
Herpes
Improved psychological and emotional status
Influenza
Less reliance on pain medication
Lessened varicose vein pigmentation
Lightened age spots
Lowered insulin requirements in diabetics
Lowered blood-cholesterol levels
Memory and mental concentration improved
Normalization of cardiac arrhythmias
Normalized weight
Postcataract surgery vision loss restored
Reduced high blood pressure
Reduced need for diuretics
Reduction of liver-produced cholesterol
Reduction in allergic symptoms
Relief from leg muscle cramps
Reversal of impotence
Sinus infection
Vascular disorders
Viral infections
Yeast infection
Many other illnesses that are not listed here
In addition, hydrogen peroxide benefits those with asthma,
leukemia, multiple sclerosis, degenerative spinal disc disease,
blood clots, and high blood pressure. It is particularly effective with
dissolving lung blood clots, eliminating or reducing asthma, arthritis,
and back disorders. This can result in lessening or disappearance of
angina, leg pain, and transient ischemic attacks to the brain, which
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2
O
2
cause dizziness. It also can help reverse some of the damage left
over by a stroke if treatment is instituted early enough.
Hydrogen peroxide also has been found to dissolve cholesterol
and calcium deposits associated with atherosclerosis. Research in
the 1960s at Baylor University showed conclusively that intra-arterial
hydrogen peroxide dissolves plaque in large arteries.
H
2
O
2
makes a wonderful complement to ethylinediamintetraacetic
acid (EDTA) in the treatment of vascular disease. EDTA has been
shown to clear small vessels and create collateral circulation around
large vessel blockages. This combination is called chelox therapy.
Chelox (chelation) therapy is an effective way for anyone with
atherosclerosis severe enough to require bypass surgery to avoid
the surgery. Over the past few years, millions of people with severe
arterial blockages have been able to avoid bypass surgery. Unlike
bypass surgery, not a single fatality has been attributed to the
properly administered procedure. Patients have gone on to live
their lives without painful heart surgery.
The treatment requires multiple infusions of an EDTA solution
(ethylinediaminetetraacetic acid) over a 3 to 4 hour period. The
EDTA collects the calcium particles in the veins and carries them out of
the body via the kidneys. This process can take several months, but the
result is improved circulation and no heart surgery. Most people feel
better after their very first chelation. The downside is your insurance
company may not pay for it. Many hospitals offer this treatment.
Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments
H
2
O
2
works against all anaerobic (bad bacteria) organisms.
Changes in your CO
2
level may suggest that you are losing or retaining
fluid, which causes an imbalance in your body’s electrolytes. CO
2
levels
in the blood are influenced by kidney and lung function. The kidneys
are mainly responsible for maintaining the normal bicarbonate levels.
The normal range is 20-29 mEq/L (milliequivalent per liter).
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Lower-than-normal levels may be due to the following:
- Auuison`s uiscasc
- Diaiihca
- Eihylcnc glycol ¡oisoning
- Kcioaciuosis
- Kiuncy uiscasc
- Iaciic aciuosis
- Mcialolic aciuosis
- Mcihanol ¡oisoning
- Salicylaic ioxiciiy ¸such as as¡iiin ovciuosc)
Higher-than-normal levels may be due to the following:
- Bicaihing uisoiucis
- Cushing`s synuiomc
- Exccssivc vomiiing
- Hy¡cialuosicionism
The following conditions may also alter bicarbonate levels:
- AlIalosis
- Dcliiium
- Dcmcniia
- Rcnal iululai aciuosis ¸uisial)
- Rcnal iululai aciuosis ¸¡ioximal)
H
2
O
2
is a natural substance that can kill many “incurable” viruses.
It is a compound that fights cancer and heart disease.
Why aren’t doctors using this type of treatment?
Some doctors are using it. There are many doctors and hospitals
that use this type of therapy. Check online for chelox (chelation)
therapy. You can also call your doctor or local hospital.
35 Percent Food-Grade H
2
O
2
Must Be
1. handled carefully. (Direct contact will burn the skin.
Immediate flushing with water is recommended.)
2. diluted properly before use.
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2
O
2
3. stored safely and properly (after making a dilution, the
remainder should be stored tightly sealed in either a cool
place or the freezer).
One of the most convenient methods of dispensing full-strength 35
percent food-grade H
2
O
2
is from a small glass eye-dropper bottle. These
can be purchased at your local drugstore. Fill this with the 35 percent
H
2
O
2
and store the larger container in the freezer compartment of
your refrigerator until more is needed. Store the eye dropper bottle
in the refrigerator. The generally recommended dosage is outlined in
the chart below. The drops are mixed with either 6 to 8 oz. of distilled
or purified water, juice, milk, or even aloe vera juice or gel. (Do not
use tap water or spring water to dilute the peroxide!)
Only 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide is recommended
for internal use. It must be diluted prior to ingesting. At 35%
concentration, hydrogen peroxide is a very strong oxidizer and
if not diluted, it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Any
concentrations over 10% can cause neurological reactions and
damage to the upper gastrointestinal tract.
There have been two known fatalities in children who ingested
27% and 40% concentrations of H
2
O
2
.
Recently, a 26 month old female swallowed one mouthful of
35% H
2
O
2
. She immediately began vomiting, followed by fainting
and respiratory arrest. Fortunately, she was under emergency room
care and although she experienced erosion and bleeding of the
stomach and esophagus, she survived the incident. When she was
re-examined 12 days later, the areas involved had healed (J Toxicol
Clin Toxicol 90; 28(1):95-100). (David G. Williams, “Hydrogen
Peroxide—Curse or Cure?”) http://educate-yourself.org/cancer/
benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml
If You Have a Serious Illness You May Want to Use This
Suggested Protocol
The program outlined is only a suggestion. It is based on years of
experience, and reports from thousands of users. Those who wish to
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go at a slower pace can expect to progress more slowly. This program
is not carved in stone and can be changed to fit each person’s needs.
Those who have had transplants should not undertake an H
2
O
2

program. H
2
O
2
stimulates the immune system and could possibly
cause a rejection of the organ. Do not take omega-3 (flax oil), vitamin
C, or iron while you are doing this program.
DAY
NUMBER
OF DROPS/
TIMES PER
DAY
DAY
NUMBER
OF DROPS/
TIMES PER
DAY
DAY
NUMBER
OF DROPS/
TIMES PER
DAY
1 3/3 7 9/3 13 20/3
2 4/3 8 10/3 14 22/3
3 5/3 9 12/3 15 24/3
4 6/3 10 14/3 16 25/3
5 7/3 11 16/3
6 8/3 12 18/3
Maintenance Dosage
In most situations after the above 21 day program, the amount
of H
2
O
2
can be tapered off gradually:
25 drops once every other day for 1 week
25 drops once every third day for 2 weeks
25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks
This can then be reduced to between 5 and 15 drops per week
based on how one feels. Those with more serious problems will
often benefit from staying on 25 drops three times a day for one
to three weeks, then tapering down to 25 drops two times daily
until the problem is resolved (may take up to 6 months). Those
with chronic systemic Candidiasis may need to start with 1 drop
three times a day, then 2 drops three times a day before starting
the above schedule. It is important that H
2
O
2
be taken on an
empty stomach. This is best accomplished by taking it either one
hour before meals or two ½ hours after meals. If there is food in
the stomach, the reaction of H
2
O
2
on any bacteria present may
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2
O
2
cause excess foaming, indigestion, and possibly even vomiting.
Additionally, some animal research indicates that when H
2
O
2

given orally combines with iron and small amounts of vitamin C
in the stomach, hydroxyl radicals are created (J Inorg Biochem
89; 35(1):55-69).
The bleach-like aftertaste of H
2
O
2
can be lessened by chewing
sugar-free gum. Some individuals taking H
2
O
2
immediately before
bedtime have a difficult time getting to sleep because oxygen is
being infused into their cells. The oral dosage schedule is basically
the same for all conditions. (David G. Williams, “Hydrogen
Peroxide—Curse or Cure?”) http://educate-yourself.org/cancer/
benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml
There Are Several Points to Keep in Mind
Some individuals experience an upset stomach. If this occurs,
do not stop the program. Reduce your current dosage level until
the problem stops. Some people have been able to stop the nausea
by taking three or four lecithin capsules at the same time they take
the H
2
O
2
.
During the program, you may experience some healing pain. As
the dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body, it may
temporarily exceed your body’s capacity to eliminate them. (This
may cause nausea.)
Detoxification sometimes can feel worse than the disease. You
may get headaches, feel fatigued, be grouchy, get insomnia or
diarrhea, get skin sores, have cold or flu-like symptoms, feel nausea,
and/or have body pains. This may last for a few days. If you get any
of these reactions, you may want to reduce the amount of drops you
are ingesting. Once you feel better, resume your normal dose.
Make sure you take vitamin E and Acidophilus Pearls with meals.
These can make the oxygen therapy more effective. The acidophilus
pearls will help re-establish the beneficial bacterial flora in the
lower bowel. Vitamin E and acidophilus pearls will also help in the
internal production of hydrogen peroxide.
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Making and Using 3.5% Solution of H
2
O
2
A 3.5 percent solution can be made quite easily by first pouring 1
oz. of 35 percent H
2
O
2
into a glass jar. To this, add 11 oz. of purified
or distilled water. This will make 12 oz. of 3.5 percent H
2
O
2
. The
3.5 percent H
2
O
2
has a variety of medicinal uses. Once you have
diluted it, you can use the diluted mixture for the following:
A. Three tablespoons mixed with a quart of non-chlorinated
water makes a good enema or douche formula.
B. It can be used as a mouthwash. Put about ½ oz in your mouth
and swish it around for a few seconds then spit it out. Your
mouth will be foaming for a minute or two just spit out the
foam as it appears. This will help get rid of gingivitis and
tooth infections. Mix it with baking soda for toothpaste. You
can also rinse your mouth out at night. This will whiten your
teeth and get rid of gum disease. Do not eat or drink for at
least 20 minutes after mouthwash. Brush your teeth up and
down with a sonic brush after the 20 minutes. This will help
remove any loose plaque.
C. It can be used as a foot bath for athlete’s foot. (Diabetics have
found relief from circulation problems by soaking their feet
in 1 pt. of 3.5 percent peroxide mixed with 1 gal. of warm
non-chlorinated water for thirty minutes nightly.)
D. A tablespoon added to 1 cup of distilled water can be used as
a nasal spray. Depending on the degree of sinus involvement,
one will have to adjust the amount of peroxide used. Some
have used it at the full 3.5 percent diluted strength.
E. It can be added to your pet’s drinking water at the rate
of 1oz of diluted (3.5%) H
2
O
2
to one quart of purified or
distilled water. NEVER give H
2
O
2
to an epileptic pet. Sick
cattle reportedly benefit from 1 pt. (of 3.5 percent) to each
5 gal. of water.
Chapter 14
Cancer Connection
Cancer Connection
In 2009, the National Institutes of Health estimated the 2008 overall
annual costs of cancer were over $228.1 billion. That is almost double
the cost in 2005. Today everyone from “Pink” to “The Cure” seem to be
cashing in on the “The Cancer Cure”. The problem is they are NOT
teaching people how to prevent and cure cancer. In this chapter, I
will teach you how to protect yourself from this horrible disease. You
will finally be free from the fear of cancer forever!
According to the American Cancer Society, over 2.4 million new
cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2008. This number includes all types
of cancer including skin cancer (ACS, Cancer Facts & Figures 2008).
Connection between Cancer and Trans-Fats: The connection
between cancer and trans fatty acids has been known since 1949.
Nobel Prize winner, V. Euler of Stockholm, a cancer researcher, and
his associates, wrote and published a book in 1949 in which they
concluded that if the numerous and diverse symptoms associated
with various types of cancer were reduced to one common
denominator, it would be that “the fat lacks the ability to integrate in
the living tissue.” Trans-fatty acid is the name of the fat that cannot
integrate in living tissue. It is bad fat.
Would you be surprised if I told you that you had cancer cells
in your body right now? This is absolutely true. All of us have cells
that can turn cancerous at any time. It is very important that we
take the necessary steps to prevent cancer. I will teach you how to
prevent cancer for the rest of your life.
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There are many causes of cancer, but there is only one prime
cause—the lack of oxygen at the cellular level. In order to
understand the dramatic effect of increased oxygenation on cancer
and all anaerobic (bad bacteria) diseases, it is important to explain
the only conditions that allow cancer cells to not only survive but
multiply and flourish. In order to do this, an explanation of the
metabolism of healthy and unhealthy cells must be explained.
The most fundamental feature of a cancer cell is that it is
anaerobic. It does not need oxygen to live. In fact, oxygen kills it.
All of this points towards oxygen therapy as a good treatment for
curing and preventing cancer. Cancer is actually the cell’s attempt
to survive under conditions of low oxygen. If your cells are well
oxygenated, they will not transform into cancer cells. The way
toxins promote cancer is by interfering with the ability of the cell
to receive the necessary oxygen it needs.
I find it very interesting that oxygen is not used to treat cancer by
most doctors and cancer centers! If you request oxygen from your
doctor in most cases, they will say, “No, you do not need it.”
You can buy your own oxygen machine online. Effective January 1,
2011 you now must have a doctor’s prescription to buy a 95% oxygen
machine. You can buy a new oxygen machine online for about $500
to $800. The Perfect Oxygen 5-Liter Concentrator by Invacare is a
good product. It gives 87 to 95 percent oxygen at all flow rates.
I called the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and asked
them if they provided oxygen therapy for cancer patients. I was told
that they do not offer oxygen therapy because it is not an approved
cancer therapy. They also stated that they could not bill an insurance
company for the oxygen treatment so they did not offer it! This is
an outrage on every level. A known killer of cancer (oxygen) is not
even used for the treatment of this deadly disease.
Apricot seeds (B-17) prevent and destroy cancer cells. Go to www.
apricotpower.com and/or www.cancervictors.com for more information.
The below picture is from http://www.cancervictors.net/resources/
health-faq.asp
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How B-17 Works
If you click on the below link, you will find the enclosed FDA
letter. It is also attached at the end of this book. On page 2, the
fourth point down the FDA clearly states:
Of those who presently are healthy with no clinical
cancer at all, close to 100% (One Hundred Percent) can
expect to be free from cancer as long as they routinely
obtain adequate amounts of vitamin B17 and presuming
they are not subjected to an unnatural exposure to
carcinogenic agents such as massive radiation. (http://
www.fda.gov/downloads/ICECI/EnforcementActions/
WarningLetters/1998/UCM066877.pdf)
What? Did the FDA just say that close to 100 percent of all people
could remain cancer free just by adding B17 to their diets? OMG!
Why isn’t the whole world yelling this from the rooftops? Good
question. I am!
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You can get vitamin B17 through apricot seeds, alfalfa sprouts,
millet, and many other foods (http://www.vitaminb17.org/foods.
htm). Apricot seeds have the highest amount of B17. The way I take
them each day is I grind them up to a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
Then I add 1 tablespoon of the apricot powder to 8 oz. of milk and a
banana in a blender. I blend the mixture and drink it. You can add
strawberries or whatever you like to the smoothie. It is delicious.
Another way is to buy gel capsules (from www.vitacost.com) and fill
them with the ground up apricot seeds. You will need to take eight
a day that equals 1 tablespoon, which is about fifteen apricot seeds.
This is the recommended dosage to prevent cancer. If you have had
cancer in the past you will want to at least double that dosage.
For those of you who have a hard time taking the apricot seeds, a
good alternative is the (B-17) laetrile pills. They do not work as well
as the apricot seeds, but are a good alternative source of B-17. One
100 mg pill of B-17 is equal to three apricot seeds. So a person without
cancer would want to take 500mg per day. Personally, I have found that
the apricot seeds are cheaper and more effective. I have been taking
them for about three years.
When you first start taking B17, you may get headaches and you
may breakout with some sores. This is the normal detoxifying process.
Just hang in there; the headaches and sores will go away soon.
Non Cancerous Cells and Cancerous Cells
A normal healthy cell burns oxygen and glucose (blood sugar) for
energy and releases carbon dioxide. This healthy cell is functioning
aerobically in the presence of sufficient oxygen. No anaerobic cell
(cancer, Epstein Barr, herpes, mono, genital warts, etc.) can flourish,
replicate, or even survive in this oxygen-rich environment.
An unhealthy or diseased cell is lacking sufficient oxygen but
will still produce energy by burning mainly glucose. This is very
inefficient and a severe drain on the body. This energy burning
process (sugar fermentation) releases mainly lactic acid and carbon
monoxide instead of carbon dioxide.
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This cell is functioning anaerobically (that means little to no
oxygen is present.) Cancer, viral diseases, etc., flourish in this low
ph, little to no oxygen environment. Anaerobic cells must work
harder than aerobic cells to produce energy from the glucose they
metabolize. Therefore, anaerobic cells burn much more glucose to
produce the same amount of energy as aerobic (healthy cells).
Cancer cells exhibit this anaerobic mode of metabolism which
includes, no to low amounts of oxygen, high glucose consumption,
carbon monoxide and high lactic acid production. Cancer cells
thrive in this high sugar, no to low oxygen environment but cannot
exist in the opposite condition of high oxygen levels, low sugar
mode of healthy cells.
Dr. Otto Warburg, was a biochemist in cancer research. He won
the Nobel Prize in Medicine for proving that a cancer cell cannot
exist in an oxidizing, healthy cell. Dr. Warburg was the director
of the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology in Germany. In
“The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer” 1967, Dr. Warburg
proposed that normalizing the metabolism of cancer cells was the
key to effective cancer treatment and the means to accomplish
this was to increase the oxygen content of the cells. Source: http://
healingtools.tripod.com/primecause1.html and http://healingtools.tripod.
com/primecause2.html
Dr. Warburg stated that as the first priority of treatment, “—all
growing body cells be saturated with oxygen” and the second priority
was to avoid further exposure to toxins. There are many causes of
cancer, but there is only one prime cause . . . The lack of oxygen
at the cellular level.
Dr. Warburg’s second priority to avoid further exposure to toxins
is more difficult. We are exposed to toxins every day in the food
we eat, water we drink and air we breathe. Every foreign invader
that enters the body must be oxidized to pass through the body.
This uses valuable oxygen resources. Oxygen that is needed for
proper functioning. The more toxins that are in the body the
less oxygen there is for normal body functioning. Toxins suck the
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oxygen right out of our bodies. (http://www.balancedforhealth.
com/causeofcancer.htm)
These toxins include but are not limited to processed foods and
preservatives, food dyes, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated
foods, soy products, canola oil, vegetables oils (most turn rancid
almost immediately upon ingestion), polluted water, chlorine,
fluoride, lead, aluminum, mercury poisoning from fish products,
polluted air, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, vitamin
deficiencies, pesticides, bleaching of napkins, toilet paper, excessive
consumption of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, etc.
Toxins take a large amount of our available oxygen.
It is important that we add more oxygen into our lives and
eliminate as many toxins as possible. I am not saying to change your
whole way of living, just make different choices in what you allow
to enter your body. Oxygen can be added into your body through
many sources including an oxygen machine, food-grade hydrogen
peroxide (H
2
O
2
), and/or milk of magnesia.
Oxygen deficiency plays an important part in cellular
contamination. Oxygen is a powerful detoxifier, and when its
quantity is deficient, toxins begin to devastate body functions and
deplete the body of life-giving energy. Without oxygen, there can
be no nourishment. Without nourishment, no heat and no energy
can be created and the body cannot purify itself (http://www.
balancedforhealth.com/causeofcancer.htm).
Oxygen, in any form, is not patentable. In other words, there is
no big money in oxygen treatment!
MediZone International, a Canadian based company, has applied to
the FDA to commence studies on the effects of increased oxygenation
on viruses. They specifically mention AIDS, hepatitis, and herpes. At
the same time, they are applying to patent a procedure whereby they
can purify blood through a thin film ozone process. Studies started
in Italy early in 1998. This company proves the same thing Dr. Otto
Warburg proved in the 1930s—increased oxygenation kills viruses.
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I found one patent: http://www.oxygentherapyexperts.com/
oxyfiles/oxy00440.html.
References: Prepatent: http://www.oxygenhealth.com/oxyfiles/
OXY00605.HTM
2010 update: http://biz.yahoo.com/e/100811/mzei.ob10-q.html
Article: http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/health/
holistic_alternative_medicine/news.php?q=1199157545
Dr. Parris Kidd has stated: “Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the
proper functioning of the immune system; i.e. resistance to disease,
bacterial, and viruses.”
Dr. Stephen Levine stated: “We can look at oxygen deficiency as
the single greatest cause of all disease.” Thus, the development of
a shortage of oxygen in the blood could very well be the starting
point for the loss of the immune system and the beginning of feared
health problems such as cancer, leukemia, AIDS, candida, seizures,
and nerve deterioration.
Dr. Freibott explains why oxygen and oxidation is so vital: “It is
the lack of oxygen in proper amounts in the system that prevents
oxidation and oxygenation, which energizes the cells to biological
regeneration. These processes are the foundation of life and death.
If the normal environment of the cell can be maintained, it will
not lose its growth and reproduction potential. Sub-oxygen creates
sub-oxidation.”
Chapter 15
Heart and Vein Cleaners
Aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack by up to 50%. Dosage is
80 mg (one baby aspirin) per day. Aspirin reduces inflammation
in arteries and works as a blood thinner.
Chromium is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates. It
also helps regulate the metabolism of our blood sugar. Other
benefits include controlling fat and cholesterol levels in the
blood. If adequate amounts are provided to the body, it can help
to prevent hypertension or high blood pressure. Dosage is 500
to 1,000 mcg per day.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is the energy generator of all cells, it
enhances the heart’s pumping ability. Caution: CoQ10 may
decrease the effectiveness of blood-thinning medication. Dosage
is 200 mg per day. Satin drugs (cholesterol medication) eliminate
CoQ10 from the body.
Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps prevent the formation of
homocysteine, an amino acid that damages artery linings. Dosage
is 400 mcg per day.
Food Grade H
2
O
2
helps separate blood clots so that the blood flows
smoothly. Destroys bacteria that cause vein lesions. Oxygenates cells.
Hawthorn is an herb that strengthens heart contractions and
reduces blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Caution: Don’t
use hawthorn if you have low blood pressure. Dosage is 160 to
900 mg per day.
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L-carnitine improves mental performance, helps to slow down
the aging process, reduces feelings of hunger and weakness,
helps to avoid deficiency of protein or amino acids in the diet,
improves fat oxidation by efficient energy release obtained from
burning fat, is used as a treatment for intermittent claudication,
decreases symptoms of depression, helps in preventing cataracts,
is used to prevent and treat patients with kidney disease, helps
those on dialysis, transfers long-chain fatty acids, triglycerides
into mitochondria (a cell’s energy powerhouse), where they
may be oxidized to produce energy, helps to stop heart disease
including congestive heart failure (CHF), lowers high cholesterol,
and intermittent claudication. Dosage is 1,500 to 3,000 mg
per day.
Lemon dissolves and clears plaque in arteries.
Magnesium regulates blood pressure and heart rate. It also
eliminates acid from the body. Caution: Don’t take magnesium
if your blood pressure is low. Dosage is 400 to 500 mg per day.
Nattokinase works by preventing blood clots from forming. It
dissolves existing blood clots; dissolves fibrin; enhances the
body’s production of plasmin and other clot-dissolving agents,
including urokinase; inhibits ACE (angiotensin-converting
enzyme), producing a lowering effect on blood pressure; helps
prevent hardening of arteries; helps stop cerebral hemorrhage
or infarction; reduces or eliminates hemorrhoids and varicose
veins, senile dementia, diabetes, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms;
promotes fast healing; stops chronic inflammation. In addition
to its plasmin-like properties, it also enhances the body’s own
production of plasmin. (Blood clots or thrombi form when
strands of protein called fibrin accumulate in blood vessels.)
Dosage is 2000 fu per day.
Niacin works by increasing HDL “good cholesterol” and reducing
LDL “bad cholesterol”. Dosage is 3000 mg time release per day.
Source Naturals sells a good product. If you develop flushing or
diarrhea reduce your dosage.
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Omega-3 fatty acids is found in flaxseed oil, increase HDL (good)
cholesterol, decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides,
reduce the risk for arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat), also help
to reduce blood pressure. Dosage is 1 tablespoon of flaxseed
oil per day.
Vitamin B12 inhibits harmful homocysteine formation (see above).
Dosage is 500 to 1,000 mcg per day.
Vitamin B6 helps the brain function and helps the body convert
protein to energy. Dosage is 400 to 500 mg per day.
Vitamin D3 helps prevent inflammation, reduces heart attack and
stroke risk in people with high blood pressure. Also helps to
protect against heart failure. Dosage is 400 to 800 IU per day.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It neutralizes free radicals in
the body that cause tissue and cellular damage. Vitamin E also
contributes to a healthy circulatory system and aids in proper
blood clotting and improves wound healing. Dosage is 400 IU
per day.
Chapter 16
Adrenal Function
Adrenal Function
A simple test for adrenal function. Look into a mirror. Take a
light and shine it into the side of your eye. The black pupil in your
eye will go small; keep shining it. If the black pupil starts to get
larger, you more than likely have an adrenal problem. If it stays
small, more than likely, your adrenal gland is functioning properly.
Gaia Herbs Extra Strength Adrenal Health is a good product for
adrenal health. Dosage is 2 pills per day.
Adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are
the triangular-shaped endocrine glands that sit on top
of the kidneys. They are mainly responsible for releasing
hormones in conjunction with stress through the synthesis
of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol
and adrenaline (epinephrine), respectively. (Wikipedia)
They have two parts: the cortex and the medulla. The cortex
is the outer wrapping of the gland. It produces cortisol, which
is a powerful anti-inflammatory hormone. Cortisol controls
inflammation. Cortisol levels in the body affect thyroid function,
high blood pressure, sugar levels, diabetes, weight gain, light
headedness, allergies, wound healing, asthma, arthritis and lupus,
just to name a few.
The medulla, which is the inner part, pours out epinephrine
(adrenaline) and norepinephrine (stress hormone). These
hormones speed up the body’s metabolism in order to help us to
cope with stress. These are two of the most important hormones in
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the body. They govern the fight-or-flight response (alarm reaction)
and are almost a direct extension of the nervous system.
When the adrenal glands are underfunctioning, a person can suffer
from low blood sugar, low blood pressure, low body temperature,
and a total feeling of exhaustion. When the underfunctioning is
prolonged, the organs begin to weaken and other health related
problems can set in such as hypoglycemia. Symptoms can vary;
some are fatigue, weakness, depression, frustration, premenstrual
tension, nervousness, scanty perspiration, inability to concentrate,
lightheadedness, sweet cravings, irritability, insomnia, allergies,
and headaches.
If the adrenal glands are overfunctioning (due to stress), they
produce large amounts of cortisol. High levels of cortisol can lead
to diabetes, high blood pressure, increased fat, decreased bone
density, and decreased muscle tissue. It can also lower your good
(HDL) cholesterol and raise your (LDL) bad cholesterol.
For the healing of your adrenal gland function, one should
include potassium-rich foods and avoid foods high in sodium. This
will help to keep the sodium/potassium balance in the body. In the
standard American diet, people consume way too much sodium.
Researchers recommend a dietary potassium-to-sodium ratio of
greater than 5 to 1. Intake of potassium should be about 3 to 5 g
per day. Kelp is a good source of potassium.
The Thyroid is affected by the adrenal function (cortisol). If your
adrenal glands are not functioning properly, chances are your thyroid
gland is not functioning properly. Exercise, diet and supplements
will improve your thyroid and adrenal function.
It is very important to add calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and
magnesium-rich foods to your diet. These foods will help calm
the nerves during stress. Calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C foods
include carrots, broccoli, kale, parsley, turnip greens, collard greens,
swiss chard, egg yolk, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cherries, red
and green peppers, and tomatoes. Magnesium-rich foods include
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blackstrap molasses, sunflower seeds, whole grains, almonds, pecans,
hazelnuts, oats, brown rice, millet, white and red beans, wild rice,
beet greens, lentils, lima beans, and peaches.
How can I improve my thyroid function? Take 1 tablespoon of
flaxseed oil each day, and eat potassium-rich foods. Healthy (good)
fats are great for the thyroid. Drink coconut milk, eat coconut meat
(the white part) and take flaxseed oil each day to help boost your
health and metabolism. Kelp is an excellent source of potassium.
You can fill up an empty vitamin gel capsule with kelp. One pill a day
is all you will need. Or if you prefer, sprinkle a little on your food.
Potassium Content of Selected Foods
Milligrams (mg) per 100 g edible portion (100 g = 3.5 oz)
Dulse 8,060 mg Spinach 470 mg
Kelp 5,273 mg English walnuts 450 mg
Sunflower seeds 920 mg Millet 430 mg
Wheat germ 827 mg Beans, cooked 416 mg
Almonds 773 mg Mushrooms 414 mg
Raisins 763 mg Potato with skin 407 mg
Parsley 727 mg Broccoli 382 mg
Brazil nuts 715 mg Kale 378 mg
Peanuts 674 mg Bananas 370 mg
Dates 648 mg Meats 370 mg
Figs, dried 640 mg Winter squash 369 mg
Avocados 604 mg Chicken 366 mg
Pecans 603 mg Carrots 341 mg
Yams 600 mg Celery 341 mg
Swiss chard 550 mg Radishes 322 mg
Soybeans, cooked 540 mg
Garlic 529 mg
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Cauliflower 295 mg Raspberries 199 mg
Watercress 282 mg Cherries 191 mg
Asparagus 278 mg Strawberries 164 mg
Red cabbage 268 mg Grapefruit juice 162 mg
Lettuce 264 mg Cucumbers 160 mg
Cantaloupe 251 mg Grapes 158 mg
Lentils, cooked 249 mg Onions 157 mg
Tomato 244 mg Pineapple 146 mg
Sweet potatoes 243 mg Milk, whole 144 mg
Papayas 234 mg Lemon juice 141 mg
Eggplant 214 mg Pears 130 mg
Green peppers 213 mg Eggs 129 mg
Beets 208 mg Apples 110 mg
Peaches 202 mg Watermelon 100 mg
Summer squash 202 mg Brown rice, cooked 70 mg
Oranges 200 mg
Source: “Nutritive Value of American Foods in Common Units,” U.S.D.A.
Agriculture Handbook No. 456
Chapter 17
Synthetic and Animal Insulin
Animal Insulin
For years, the insulin used by people with diabetes was produced
from the pancreases of pigs and cows. Synthetic human insulin
derived from genetically engineered bacteria first became available
in the 1980s, Today, all insulin available in the United States is
manufactured in a laboratory. The development of synthetic human
insulin was good for those who were allergic to animal insulin.
Most people found it easier to manage their diabetes using animal
insulin.
Synthetic Insulin
For many years, there were only two companies that made all the
insulin sold in the United States for humans, cats, dogs, and other
animals. Their names are Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk. Now there
are many other companies making generic insulin. Always ask your
pharmacist what lab your insulin is coming from. Some generic
insulin has been shown to promote cancer growth (http://www.
naturalnews.com/027671_diabetes_drugs_cancer.html).
Diabetics Not Told of Synthetic Insulin Risk
The majority of people who take synthetic insulin have a very hard
time controlling their insulin levels and can easily lapse into a coma. I
know this firsthand as my grandmother had several insulin related “coma”
attacks before she finally died from one. She was a Type 2 diabetic.
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This report states that in many cases where the patient had
complained to their doctor, the patient felt his fears and complaints
were ignored. Scource: http://members.tripod.com/diabetics_
world/BDA_Human_Animal_Coverup.htm
- Thc singlc mosi im¡oiiani com¡laini was ihc suuucn onsci
of comas.
- A scconu ¡iollcm was ¡cisonaliiy changcs, mosily noiiccu
by partners and colleagues.
- A ihiiu, anu ol gicai conccin io ihc associaiion, was a
breakdown in relationship between the diabetics who
manage their illness and the professionals who advise them
and prescribe their insulin.
- Thcic was also siiong cviucncc ihai ihc ¡iollcms wcic icvcisillc.
- Onc hlih ol ihc ¡aiicnis in ihc suivcy swiichcu lacI io animal
insulin. Of these only 1% said there was no improvement
when they returned to animal insulin. 99% had improvement
with animal insulin. Many doctors refused to change them
back or told them erroneously there was no longer an animal
alternative.
- ¨Coiics¡onucnis ic¡oiicu ihc conscqucnccs ol loss ol
control of the diabetes, deterioration in general health or
accidents meant increased dependence on others and loss
of confidence about controlling the diabetes so that there
was fear of going out alone, going to bed or driving.”
If you are taking synthetic insulin, you may want to switch to
animal insulin until you have completely eliminated diabetes from
your life. Consult your doctor.
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Sugar Substitutes
Aspartame. Better known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet,
is an artificial sweetener found in many foods and beverages.
It’s roughly two hundred times sweeter than sugar, low in calories,
and does not promote tooth decay. Read this article: http://www.
sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html. Do not eat this sugar
substitute under any circumstances.
Do not use any synthetic sugar substitutes. Examples are dextrose,
maltodextrin, sucralose, and/or saccharin. Read this article: http://
www.womentowomen.com/healthyweight/splenda.aspx.
Stevia. Natural stevia sweeteners are generally derived from
the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana, a plant native to South and Central
America. The extract of this plant produces a unique taste that is up
to three hundred times sweeter than sugar, although some products
may have a slightly bitter flavor. May increase sugar levels.
Xylitol. Found naturally in some fruits and vegetables, xylitol is a
sugar alcohol commonly used in sugar-free gum and candies. Xylitol
tastes very similar to sugar and can be used to sweeten beverages,
baked goods, and other foods. It has also been shown to reduce
tooth decay. Xylitol is very toxic to dogs. I do not recommend this
sugar substitute unless you are chewing gum.
Honey. Is high in calories and can make sugar levels spike. I do
not recommend this as a sugar substitute.
Blue Agave. This naturally sweet substance comes from the agave
plant. It has a number 11 score on the glycemic index.
In my opinion, Blue Agave is the best sugar substitute.
Chapter 18
Health Tips
Acetaminophen Warning
Paracetamol is the key ingredient in many drugs. It is
abbreviated APAP. It is widely used for the relief of pain, fever, and
headaches. Unlike the painkillers aspirin and ibuprofen, it is not
an anti-inflammatory drug.
Overdoses of acetaminophen can cause liver damage which can
lead to death. While thought of as safe at recommended doses,
in some individuals, a normal dose can cause death through liver
failure. The risk is worsened by those who ingest alcohol, statin
(cholesterol) drugs and/or other liver stressors.
Acetaminophen toxicity is the number one cause of acute
liver failure in the Western world. It also accounts for most drug
overdoses in the United States. Once again the FDA is ignoring a
very serious health threat.
Here are some of the drugs that contain acetaminophen:
Abenol, Abensanil, Acamol, Accu-Tap, Acephen, Aceta, Acetagesic,
Acetalgin, Actamin, Actimol, Actifed, Actamin, Algotropyl, Allay,
Allerest, Alpiny, Alpinyl, Alvedon, Amacodone, Amadil, Aminofen,
Anacin, Anacin-3, Anaflon, Anapap, Anelix, Anexsia, Anhiba,
Anodynos, Anolor, Anoquan, Apacet, Apadon, Apamid, Apamide,
APAP w/Codeine, Apo-acetaminophen, Arthritis Pain Formula,
Aspirin Free Anacin, Aspirin-Free Bayer, Aspirin Free Pain
Relief, Atasol, Axocet, Bayer Select, Bancap, Banesin, Benadryl,
Ben-u-ron, Bickie-mol, Biogesic, Bucet, Bupap, Butapap, Calpol,
Capital w/Codeine, Captin, Cepacol, Cetadol, Clixodyne, CoGesic,
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Conacetol, Contac, Coricidin, Crocin, Dafalgan, Dapa, Darvocet,
Datril, DayQuil, Depon, DHC Plus, Di-Gesic, Dimetapp, Dimindol,
Dirox, Disprol, Dolacet, Dolene AP-65, Doliprane, Dolo, Dolprone,
Dristan, Drixoral Plus, Dularin, Duradrin, Duradyne, Dymadon,
Dynafed, Dypap, Elixir, Elixodyne, Endocet, Endolor, Enelfa,
Eneril, Esgic, Eu-Med, Excedrin, Exdol, Febridol, Febrilix, Febrinol,
Febro-Gesic, Febrolin, Femcet, Fendon, Fevor, Finimal, Feverall,
Few Drops, Fibi, Fibi plus, Fioricet, Formula 44, Gelocatil, Gelpirin,
Genapap, Genebs, Goody’s, Hedex, Homoolan, Hycotab, Hydrocet,
Hydrogesic, Hy-Phen, I.D.A., Injectapap, Janupap, Korum, Lekadol,
LemSip, Lestemp, Liquagesic, Liquiprin, Lonarid, Lorcet, Lortab,
Lupocet, Lyteca, Mapap, Margesic, Maranox, Medigesic Plus,
Momentum, Multin, Midol, Milidon, Naldegesic, NAPA, Napafen,
Napap, Naprinol, Nealgyl, Nebs, Neopap, Neotrend, Nobedon,
Norcet, Norco, Ny-Quil, Oraphen-PD, Ornex, Ortensan, Oxycet,
Pacemo, Painex, Paldesic, Pamprin, Panado, Panadol, Panaleve,
Panlor, Panamax, Panasorb, Panets, Panex, Panodil, Panofen,
Papa-Deine, Paracet, Parol, Paracetamol, Paracetamolo, Parcetanol,
Parapan, Paraspen, Parelan, Paratabs, Paralen, Parmol, Pasolind,
Pedric, Percocet, Percogesic, Phenaphen, Phendon, Phrenilin,
Plicet, Premsyn PMS, Prompt, Propacet 100, Proval #3, PyongSu
Cetamol, Pyregesic-C, Pyrinazine, Redutemp, Repan, Rivalgyl,
Robigesic, Robitussin, Rounox, Roxicet, Roxilox, Salzone, SK-Apap,
St. Joseph Aspirin-Free, St. Joseph Cold Tablets for Children, St.
Joseph Fever Reducer, Sedapap, Servigesic, Silapap, Sinarest,
Sine-Off, Singlet, Sinutab, Snaplets-FR, Sominex, Stagesic,
Sudafed, Supac, Suppap, Synalgos, Tachipirina, Talacen, Tamen,
Tapanol, Tabalgin, Tapar, Tavist, Temlo, Tempanal, Tempra,
Tencon, TGesic, TheraFlu, Tibinide, Tibizide, Tisin, Tisiodrazida,
Tizide, Tralgon, Triad, Triaminic, Triaprin, Tussapap, Tycolet,
Tylenol products, Tylox, Uphamol, Ultracet, Valadol, Valgesic,
Valorin, Vanquish, Vicks, Vicodin, Wygesic, Xcel, Zebutal, Zerlor,
Zicam, Zydone.
Don’t take a chance on ingesting these products. To avoid liver
damage, stop all use of these products immediately. (http://www.jci.org/
articles/view/35958 and http://www.emaxhealth.com/1020/82/32035/
acetaminophen-may-carry-strong-warning.html)
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Cancer Tip
If you or your loved ones have cancer, please read the
section Cancer Connection in this book. Also go to these links
for additional information http://www.cancervictors.net/
resources/health-faq.asp. To purchase B-17 or apricot nuts, go to
http://www.apricotpower.com.
Degenerative Bone Disease
You can build new bone and reverse bone loss by adding collagen
to your diet. Dosage take two Neo-Cell Super Collagen +C pills
(Collagen type 1 & 3) and two NSI Hyaluronic Acid (collagen type
2) 100 mg pills twice a day 1/2 an hour before meals. They will
build bone mass faster if they are taken together.
Gallstones and Kidney Stone Tip
Drink 1oz of fresh lemon juice mixed with 8oz of purified water
15 to 30 minutes before eating in the morning. This will dissolve
gall and kidney stones safely from your body. Continue for a period
of at least 2 weeks. Fresh lemon juice also kills harmful bacteria
including e-coli in the stomach, intestines, bladder and other organs
and tissues in the body. Juice must be ingested right after juicing.
The beneficial enzymes die approximately 10 minutes after being
extracted from the fruit. If fresh lemon juice is too sour for you,
add a small amount of blue agave to sweeten it.
Gout Tip
If you drink 1oz of cherry or lemon juice twice a day your gout
and arthritis will greatly diminish and may disappear forever! If your
gout is bad increase your dosage to 4 to 5oz a day. Coconut milk
also eliminates gout and arthritis. All of these destroy uric acid.
High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol Tip
One of the best ways to eliminate high blood pressure and lower
high cholesterol in to drink one glass of lemonaid each day. Drink
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it 15 to 30 minutes before breakfast. Lemonaid is made by mixing
1oz of fresh sqeezed lemon with 8oz of purified water. Sweeten to
taste. Rinse mouth out with water after drinking. This will protect
the enamel on your teeth.
This blood pressure and cholesterol tonic is used to dissolve
cholesterol out of your clogged arteries in just days or weeks. It
is called Cardio Vital Plus. For more information or to order, call
Biowell at 1-800-877-2434.
Food grade hydrogen peroxide H
2
O
2
dissolves blood clots. It is
especially effective in dissolving lung blood clots. I know this first hand
as my sister had two large blood clots in her lungs. Her doctors put her
on Coumadin (a very dangerous drug) and said to hope for the best.
Coumadin is supposed to stop future clots from forming but does NOT
get rid of the ones you have. The doctors told her it would be at least
six months before the large blood clots in her lungs would dissolved.
My sister started taking a mixture of 3 drops of pure strength H
2
O
2
in
8 oz. of distilled water in the morning. After two weeks of taking the
H
2
O
2
mixture, she had another x-ray of her lungs. The large blood
clots that were in her lungs miraculously disappeared. The doctors
could not believe their eyes and did all kinds of tests trying to find the
blood clots. They finally told my sister it was their opinion the blood
clots had dissolved. It’s been over 6 months since then, and my sister
is doing great! No more coumadin and no more blood clots.
Another good product is nattokinase. Nattokinase is a fermented
(good) soy product. It will begin scrubbing away dangerous blood clots
in as little as two hours. It clears arteries fast and improves circulation.
It can lower blood pressure by 10 to 20 percent in two weeks. Make
sure to get the one made from fermented soybeans. You can buy this at
Vitacost.com for about $12. Never ingest any unfermented soy product
(http://www.hecgroup.com/english/products/nattokinase.html)!
Lower Back Pain In The Morning
This can be caused by sugar level fluctuations, kidney and/or
liver strain. Take one 1,620 mg Natures Way dandelion root capsule
per day. This should eliminate your morning lower back pain.
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Magnesium Tip
Did you know if you added 500 mg of magnesium to your diet each
day, you could reduce or eliminate many health problems present
and future? Magnesium can regulate blood pressure, sugar levels,
neutralize acid, strengthen bones, and eliminate migraines.
Muscle Pain Tip
Genacol Instant is a great product to use on muscle pain. Just rub
it on, and the pain disappears almost immediately. You can order
it at www.healthquestusa.com or call them at 1.800.577.3729.
Another way to relieve muscle pain is to add 1 to 2 cups of Epsom
Salts to your bath water. Soak for at least 30 minutes.
If you suffer from muscle cramps take 2000mg of magnesium
and 1400mg of calcium each day. Taking magnesium and calcium
in a 3 to 2 ratio eliminates most muscle cramps.
Perfect Health Tip
The Aqua-Chi machine is amazing. Everyone I know who has
used this machine is now completely pain free. Click on this link now
http://www.aquachifootbath.com/index.htm Read about this amazing
product. Do not buy this product if you have had an organ transplant.
BioEnergiser is a good alternative if you need one that is cheaper.
Make sure you take extra calcium and magnesium when using
this product. One of the only downsides to this machine is that it
does pull small amounts of calcium and magnesium out of your
body. This is due to the fact that lead deposits itself in bones. As the
machine pulls the lead from your bones small amounts of attached
calcium and magnesium come out with the lead. If you take a little
extra calcium and magnesium you will be fine. People over 40
should take 1200mg of calcium and 1500mg of magnesium.
I had hip pain for over five years. I started using the Aqua-Chi,
and after two uses, my hip pain disappeared. I stopped using the
machine for two months, and my hip pain returned. As soon as I
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resumed using the Aqua-Chi, the pain went away. This product in
my opinion is absolutely amazing!
Ridges on Nail Tips
This is caused by a vitamin B deficiency. Buy NSI Ultra B to
eliminate nail ridges.
Stomach Acid Tip
It is VERY important to eliminate all excess acid in your body. Excess
acid is very destructive and must be dealt with immediately. One glass
of fresh coconut milk a day will eliminate almost all gas (acid).
Acidophilus is also very important to take every day. A good one
is called Probiotic Acidophilus by American Health. It can be found
in the refrigerator at the health section of a store. If you cannot
locate this product try to find an acidophilus with many strains (at
least 3) and billions of organisms.
While at the office or on the road, papaya pills or dehydrated
apple slices are easy to carry and eliminate acid fast.
If you eat just one peeled Fuji or Gala apple each day, you can
greatly reduce and/or eliminate stomach acid. If you have a bad
case of acid, you may want to eat more than one apple a day and
drink at least 1 glass of fresh coconut milk.
A good rule of thumb is when you feel acid in your stomach,
drink fresh coconut milk or eat an apple.
Add apples to your meal. This small little step can help eliminate
acid before it starts.
If you have problems with acid when you lay down, drink coconut
milk or eat one or two pieces of Fuji of Gala apple before going to
bed. This will greatly reduce or eliminate your acid.
Also take calcium, magnesium, and potassium supplements each
day. These foods and supplements neutralize acid fast!
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Glossary of Terms
From Wikipedia
Cellulose Gel is made of the same ingredient as cellulose gum. It
is made from the cellulose of plants usually wood pulp or cotton. It
mimics fat but your body does not absorb it. It helps to stabilize foods
so they do not separate. It is mainly used in low fat foods. As cellulose
gum passes through the human’s digestive system intact it provides
no negative side effects, it can be considered completely safe.
Desaturase is an enzyme that removes two hydrogen atoms from
an organic compound, creating a carbon/carbon double bond.
Desaturases are classified as:
- uclia-inuicaiing ihai ihc uoullc lonu is cicaicu ai a hxcu
position from the carboxyl group of a fatty acid (for example,
Δ
9
desaturase creates a double bond at the 9th position from
the carboxyl end).
- omcga ¸c.g. ω
3
desaturase)—indicating the double bond
is created between the third and fourth carbon from the
methyl end of the fatty acid.
In the biosynthesis of essential fatty acids, an elongase alternates
with different desaturases (for example, Δ
6
desaturase) repeatedly
inserting an ethyl group, then forming a double bond.
Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA) is a 20-carbon ω-6 fatty acid.
In physiological literature, it is given the name 20:3 (ω-6). DGLA
is a carboxylic acid with a 20-carbon chain and three cis double
bonds; the first double bond is located at the sixth carbon from
the omega end. DGLA is the elongation product of y-linolenic
acid (GLA; 18:3, ω-6). GLA, in turn, is a de-saturation product of
linoleum acid (18:2, ω-6).
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Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is the organ sulfur compound with
the formula (CH
3
)
2
SO. This colorless liquid is an important polar
aprotic solvent that dissolves both polar and non-polar compounds
and is miscible in a wide range of organic solvents as well as water.
It has a distinctive property of penetrating the skin very readily, so
that one may taste it soon after it comes into contact with the skin.
Its taste has been described as oyster—or garlic-like.
Di smutati on (pl ural di smut at i ons) (bi ochemi stry) A
disproportionation reaction, especially in a biological context,
in which oxidized and reduced forms of a chemical species are
produced simultaneously.
Diuresis may refer to:
- Uiinc ¡iouuciion, as an as¡cci ol uuiu lalancc
- Exccssivc uiinc ¡iouuciion-scc ¡olyuiia
Eicosanoids are signaling molecules made by oxidation of
twenty-carbon essential fatty acids, (EFAs). They exert complex
control over many bodily systems, mainly in inflammation or
immunity, and as messengers in the central nervous system. The
networks of controls that depend upon eicosanoids are among the
most complex in the human body.
Eicosanoids derive from either omega-3 (ω-3) or omega-6 (ω-6)
EFAs. The ω-6 eicosanoids are generally pro-inflammatory; ω-3’s are
much less so. The amounts and balance of these fats in a person’s
diet will affect the body’s eicosanoid-controlled functions, with
effects on cardiovascular disease, triglycerides, blood pressure, and
arthritis. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and other NSAIDs
act by downregulating eicosanoid synthesis. There are four families
of eicosanoids—the prostaglandins, protacyclins, the thromboxanes
and the leukotrienes. For each, there are two or three separate series,
derived either from an ω-3 or ω-6 EFA. These series’ different activities
largely explain the health effects of ω-3 and ω-6 fats.[1][2]
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Hyperinsulinemia, or hyperinsulinaemia is a condition which
there is excess levels of insulin circulating in the blood than expected
relative to the level of glucose.
Linoleic acid (LA) is an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. It is a
colorless liquid at room temperature. In physiological literature,
it is called 18:2(n-6). Chemically, linoleic acid is a carboxylic acid
with an 18-carbon chain and two cis double bonds; the first double
bond is located at the sixth carbon from the omega end.
Linoleic acid is one of two essential fatty acids that humans and
other animals must ingest for good health because the body requires
them for various biological processes, but cannot synthesize them
from other food components.[3] The word linoleic comes from the
Greek word linon (flax). Oleic means of, relating to, or derived from oil or
olive or of or relating to oleic acid since removing the omega-6 double
bond produces oleic acid.
Lipid peroxidation: refers to the oxidative degradation of lipids.
It is the process whereby free radicals “steal” electrons from the
lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage. This process
proceeds by a free radical chain reaction mechanism. It most often
affects polyunsaturated fatty acids, because they contain multiple
double bonds in between which lie methylene—CH2—groups that
possess especially reactive hydrogens. As with any radical reaction
the reaction consists of three major steps: initiation, propagation
and termination.
Norepinephrine (INN) (abbreviated norepi or NE) or noradrenaline
(BAN) (abbreviated NA or NAd) is a catecholamine with multiple
roles including as a hormone and a neurotransmitter.[2]
As a stress hormone, norepinephrine affects parts of the
brain where attention and responding actions are controlled.
Along with epinephrine, norepinephrine also underlies the
fight-or-flight response, directly increasing heart rate, triggering
the release of glucose from energy stores, and increasing blood
flow to skeletal muscle. Norepinephrine can also suppress
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neuroinflammation when released diffusely in the brain from
the locus ceruleus.[3]
When norepinephrine acts as a drug it increases blood pressure
by increasing vascular tone through α-adrenergic receptor
activation. The resulting increase in vascular resistance triggers a
compensatory reflex that overcomes its direct stimulatory effects
on the heart, called the baroreceptor reflex, which results in a
drop in heart rate called reflex bradycardia.
Oxidative Stress represents an imbalance between the production
and manifestation of reactive oxygen species and a biological
system’s ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or to
repair the resulting damage. Source: Wikipedia
Pentanoic acid or Valeric acid, is a straight-chain alkyl
carboxylic acid with the chemical formula C
5
H
10
O
2
. Like other
low-molecular-weight carboxylic acids, it has a very unpleasant
odor. It is found naturally in the perennial flowering plant valerian
(Valeriana officinalis), from which it gets its name. Its primary use
is in the synthesis of its esters. Volatile esters of valeric acid tend to
have pleasant odors and are used in perfumes and cosmetics. Ethyl
valerate and pentyl valerate are used as food additives because of
their fruity flavors.
Valeric acid has a similar structure to both GHB and the
neurotransmitter GABA. It differs from valproic acid simply by
lacking a 3-carbon side chain.
Peroxidation (lipid) refers to the oxidative degradation of lipids.
It is the process whereby free radicals “steal” electrons from the
lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage. This process
proceeds by a free radical chain reaction mechanism. It most often
affects polyunsaturated fatty acids, because they contain multiple
double bonds in between which lie methylene—CH2—groups that
possess especially reactive hydrogens. As with any radical reaction
the reaction consists of three major steps: initiation, propagation
and termination.
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Stearic acid (first syllable pronounced either steer or stair) or 18:0
is a saturated fatty acid with the formal IUPAC name octadecanoic
acid. It is a waxy solid, and its chemical formula is C
18
H
36
O
2
, or
CH
3
(CH
2
)
16
COOH. Its name comes from the Greek word stéar
(genitive: stéatos), which means tallow. The salts and esters of stearic
acid are called stearates.
Tocopherols (or TCP) are a class of chemical compounds
of which many have vitamin E activity. It is a series of organic
compounds consisting of various methylated phenols. Because the
vitamin activity was first identified in 1936 from a dietary fertility
factor in rats, it was given the name “tocopherol” from the Greek
words “τόκος” [birth], and “φέρειν”, [to bear or carry] meaning
in sum “to carry a pregnancy,” with the ending “-ol” signifying
its status as a chemical alcohol. alpha-Tocopherol is the main
source found in supplements and in the European diet,[citation
needed] while gamma-tocopherol is the most common form in
the American diet.[1] The compound α-tocopherol, a common
form of tocopherol added to food products, is denoted by the E
number E307. Tocotrienols, which are related compounds, also
have vitamin E activity. All of these various derivatives with vitamin
activity may correctly be referred to as “vitamin E.” Tocopherols
and tocotrienols are fat-soluble antioxidants but also seem to have
many other functions in the body.
-builds-muscle-cholesterol-and-the-big-fat-lie/ and Stroke Statistics—2010 Update:
A Report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke
Statistics Subcommittee.com/side-effects-fish-oil.html.htm
Index
A
abdominal ultrasound, 118, 122
acetaminophen, 154
acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, 97
acid, 64, 104, 109, 167
causes, 108
interference with RBC function,
8
stomach, 159
acidophilus pearls, 104, 135
Acres U.S.A., 93
adrenal
function, 147–48
glands, 147–48
advanced lipid peroxidation end-
product (ALE), 54
agave, 153
American Cancer Society, 137
American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition (AJCN), 30
amino acids, 57, 144–45
anaerobic
cells, 140–41
diseases, 138
meaning, 51
metabolism, 141
organisms, 51, 128, 131
antibodies, 9
antinutrients, 82–83
apricot seeds, 100, 138, 140
aqua-Chi, 158–59
Arnot, Bob, 63
arteries, 57, 96
accumulation of fats, 15, 75,
157
blockages, 8
blood in, 7
clearing of, 157
hardening of, 64, 74, 145
See also atherosclerosis
lesions in, 12, 96
aspartame, 153
atherosclerosis, 25, 29, 74. See also
arteries, hardening of
autoimmune diseases, 28
autonomic response, 58
Avandia, 6–7
B
baby aspirin, 29–31, 144
bacteria
aerobic organism, 128
anaerobic organism, 51, 128,
138
bone and marrow, 98
hydrogen peroxide treatment,
126–27, 134
insulin derived from, 151
stomach, 77
bad cholesterol. See cholesterol,
low-density lipoprotein
(LDL)
beta cells, 3–5, 112
bile, 110–11, 113–15, 118–19
bilirubin, 110
bleached, 5
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blood, whole, 7
blood cells
platelet, 7, 95–96
appearance and function, 9
effect of canola oil to, 95
effect of vitamin E deficiency
to, 96
reaction to cell injury, 74
red (RBC)
effect of soybeans to, 83
negative charge on, 8
structure and function, 7
white (WBC), 9
antibody production, 9
function, 8
blood-sugar. See glucose, blood
bread, enriched wheat, 6
C
calcium
alkalinity of, 8, 108–9
blocked uptake of, 83
deposits, 113, 129, 131
interference in absorption, 20
loss of, 82
sources of, 76, 100, 148
supplement, 125
cancer, ix
breast, 58, 63, 82, 105
cells, 138, 140–41
connection with trans fats, 63,
68, 137
link to canola oil, 94
link to oxygen deficiency, 138,
141
link to trans fat, 64
in pets, 100
prevention of, 12, 16, 76, 89
prime cause, 138, 141
statistics, 137
thyroid, 82
canola oil
ancient processing of, 92
basic chemical information, 92
current processing, 93
depletion of vitamin E, 95
effects on immune system, 95,
97
facts, 91
health problems caused by,
93–94
high glycoside level, 95
capillaries, 7–8, 29, 41, 94
capric acid, 75
carbohydrate, 15–17
carbon dioxide (CO
2
), 131
carcinogen, 46, 93
cardiovascular disease (CVD), 24,
57, 92, 129, 164
cell
basic features, 11
theory, 10
wall, 9–11, 50
function, 9–10
structure, 11
trans-fatty acids, 4
Celsius, 47, 70
chelox therapy, 131
chloride, 76
cholesterol
cell wall lipid, 4, 9
composition, 13
functions, 12
high-density lipoprotein (HDL),
13–14, 44, 63–64, 146, 148
low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
13, 45, 63–64, 146, 148
lowering measures, 16, 23, 27,
76, 101, 130, 157
normal levels, 21
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very low-density lipoprotein
(VLDL), 13
chromium, 30, 38, 144
chronic pancreatitis, 119–23
causes of, 120
complications from, 122
diagnosis of, 121
symptoms of, 121
treatment of, 122
chylomicrons, 13, 15, 71
cis, 58, 60, 67, 163
clotting factors, 9
coconut oil
benefits of, 76
for cooking, 72
in eliminating diabetes type 2, 103
functional food, 75
in lowering cholesterol levels, 76
maximum point of, 47
as source of saturated fat, 16, 55,
73–74, 92
coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), 20, 144
computerized tomography (CT)
scan, 118
Controlling Cholesterol and
Triglycerides . . . What Your
Doctor Doesn’t Tell You!
(Whiting), 17
cooking oils, 55
examples of maximum heat
levels, 47
heat-stable, 48
safely heated, 70
cytology, 11
cytoplasm, 11
cytosol, 11
D
detoxification, 135
diabetes mellitus
in pets, 98
dog/cat food recipe for,
99–100
snacks, 101
type 1, 4
type 2
beginning, 1
causes, 2, 4, 49, 57
causes of, 63
steps in elimination of, 50,
103, 105
testing, 5
E
elastase, 112
endoscopic retrograde
cholangiopancreatography
(ERCP), 119
endoscopic ultrasound (EUS),
118–19, 122
enzyme inhibitors, 82–84, 88
Erasmus (researcher), 63
ethylinediamintetraacetic acid
(EDTA), 131
exercise, 4, 50, 105, 125, 148
F
Fahrenheit, 47, 70
fat, energy source, 2
fatty acids, 14–15, 17, 22, 44, 52, 64,
66–67, 73–75, 145–46, 163–64
on FDA food label, 43
monounsaturated (MUFA), 18,
43, 45–46, 48, 54–55, 89, 92,
94, 142
food list, 46
structure, 44
polyunsaturated (PUFA), 17, 43–46,
48, 50, 53–55, 91–92, 94, 142
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heat tolerance, 54
saturated (SA), 5, 15–18, 30, 32,
43–46, 51, 54–59, 62, 67, 69,
72–77, 92, 96, 99
in American diet, 51
in coconut oil, 16, 55, 72–74,
92
common examples and
sources, 16, 74
heat tolerance, 54
link to heart disease, 15
structure and functions, 16, 73
trans
cell wall, 50
effects on human body, 3, 64,
106
history of, 62
hydrogenated, 58
link to cancer, 58, 63, 68, 137
poison, 59
recommended amount, 61
result of oxidation, 17, 48
sources of, 61, 68
FDA. See U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
Fife, Bruce
Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil,
The, 76
fish oil, 89, 101, 105
Fitzpatrick, Mike, 85
flaxseed oil, 45, 57, 88–90, 100–
101, 103, 106, 146, 149
folic acid, 6, 144
food, poisonous to dogs, 102
free radicals, 14, 22, 39–40, 44, 46,
48, 66, 74, 80, 128, 146
Freibott (doctor), 143
G
gallstones, 110–13, 117–19, 123, 156
causes of, 110
See also pancreatitis
glucose
blood, 4
in diabetes mellitus type 2, 1
high levels, 64
lowering measures, 103
low levels, 148
metabolism, 141
regulation of, 4, 57, 76
metabolism, 2
goitrogens, 84
good cholesterol. See cholesterol,
high-density lipoprotein
(HDL)
gout health tip, 156
granulocytes, 8
H
hawthorn, 104, 144
Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil, The
(Fife), 76
heart and vein cleaners, 144
heart disease, ix
causes of, 17, 49, 64, 74, 91–92
coronary, 15, 24, 63, 74
correlation between trans fats,
64
prevention of, 75–77, 132
risk factors of, 14, 46, 94
statistics, 63
heating oils, 53
heat tolerance, 54
hemagglutinin, 83–84, 94
hemoglobin, 7
hereditary pancreatitis, 120
hexane
extraction of, 93
as a poison, 46, 93, 96
properties of, 46, 93
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high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
See under cholesterol
Holman (researcher), 58
honey, 153
hydrogenated fat. See trans-fatty
acids
hydrogen peroxide (H
2
O
2
)
defense mechanism, 127
dissolving blood clots, 157
eliminating diabetes mellitus
type 2, 105
food grade, 126, 128–29, 142
3 percent solution, 136
35 percent solution, 132
benefits of, 129–30
maintenance dosage, 134
safe use, 128
suggested protocol, 133
treatments, 131
production of, 127
hydrophobic bond, 9
hypercholesterolemia, 64
hyperinsulinemia, 57, 63–64, 165
hypertension
in diabetes, 49
effect of cortisol, 147–48
health tip, 156
prevention of, 144
reduction of, 130
result of canola oil, 96
I
inflammation, 28
arterial, 28
See also infection
ingredients list, 61
insulin, 1–5, 41, 57–58, 63, 101,
110, 130, 151–52, 165
animal, 151–52
nature and mechanism, 2
production of, 3
synthetic, 151–52
J
Jaffe, Russell, 66
James, Richard, 84
James, Valerie, 84
K
Katahn, Martin, 63
Kidd, Parris, 143
kidneys, 41, 73, 87, 109–10, 117,
119, 127, 131, 147, 157
Kohlmeier, Lenore, 58
Krauss, Rin, 30
L
lauric acid, 16, 75–77
L-carnitine, 31, 39, 145
lemon cleanse, 109, 113, 117. See
also pancreas
lemon cleanse recipe, 112
lemon juice, 28, 113–16
benefits of, 113
efficacy of, 115
Levine, Stephen, 143
liver, 2, 4–6, 12–15, 17, 20–21, 23–
24, 32, 54, 66–67, 71–73, 109–
11, 113, 115, 129–30, 154–55
low-density lipoprotein (LDL). See
under cholesterol
lymphocytes, 9
M
magnesium, 8, 30–31, 38, 83, 86,
104, 108–9, 113, 118, 124,
145, 148, 158–59
174 Diabetes Diet
magnetic resonance
cholangiopancreatography
(MRCP), 118
maximum heat level, 50, 54
of cooking oils, 47
Mazola, 1, 62
monolaurin, 75
muscle pain, health tips for, 158
N
nail, 159
nattokinase, 87
dissolving blood clots, 157
mechanism of action, 145
noninsulin-dependent diabetes.
See diabetes mellitus, type 2
Northeast Missouri State
University, 58
Nuts, 44, 89, 159
O
oil, cold and expeller-pressed, 47,
53, 70, 103
olive oil, Italian, 53, 57, 70, 103
omega-3, 57–58, 65, 88–89, 93,
101, 105, 107, 129, 134, 164
omega-6, 58, 88–89, 105, 107, 164
omega-9 (oleic acid), 89
oxidation, 17, 53–56, 80, 89, 91,
143, 145, 164
oxygen therapy, 135, 138, 141
P
pancreas, 3–6, 63, 79, 82, 88, 109–
15, 117–24, 151
pancreatic juice, 110
pancreatitis, 111–12, 117–23
complications from, 119
diagnosis of, 118
symptoms of, 117
treatment of, 119
See also chronic pancreatitis;
hereditary pancreatitis
paracetamol, 154–55
peroxisomes, 127
phospholipids, 10–11
phytic acid, 83, 86–87
phytoestrogens, 84, 86, 90
plaque, 28–29, 115
plasma, 7, 10–11
plasma membrane. See cell, wall
poison, 41, 46, 50, 59–60, 62, 84,
93, 96, 101, 105, 113
potassium, 76, 99, 108
alkalinity of, 8
content of selected foods, 149–
50
recommended dietary intake of,
148
Procter & Gamble, 1
prostaglandins, 57–58, 67, 164
protein, 7, 11, 15, 55, 57, 74, 82–
84, 94, 104–5, 108, 145–46
R
RBC. See blood cell, red (RBC)
recipe
dog/cat food, 99–100
lemon cleanse, 112
S
saturated fat, 16, 30–32, 43–44,
46–47, 52, 55–57, 59, 61–62,
69, 72–73, 75, 77, 92
see cholesterol, low-density
lipoprotein (LDL), 63, 148
175 Index
Siguel, Edward, 64
smoke point. See maximum heat,
47, 53–54
soybean oil, 44, 69, 95, 97
effects on immune system, 95,
97
soybeans, dangerous substances
in, 83
statin drugs, 18–21, 24
statins, 18–21, 30, 154
stevia, 103, 153
sugar substitutes, 103, 153
suprarenal glands. See adrenal
glands
T
thrombocytes. See blood cells,
platelet
thyroid, 4, 45, 76, 82–84, 147–49
tocotrienols, 57, 167
toxins, 12, 14, 27–28, 37–39, 53,
74, 82, 93, 119, 126–28, 135,
138, 141–42
trans fatty acids. See under fatty
acids
triglycerides. See fatty acids
tropical oils, 57, 76
trypsin, 82–84, 125
U
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
66
U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), 6–7,
43, 53, 66–69, 93, 95, 97, 105,
139, 142, 154
food label, 43
V
very low-density lipoprotein
(VLDL). See under cholesterol
vitamin
A, 76, 148
B6, 146
B12, 146
B17, 100, 138–40
sources of, 140
D, 12, 21, 87
E, 57, 65, 76, 93, 95–96, 135,
146, 167
K, 16, 20
W
Warburg, Otto, 141–42
WBC. See blood cell, white (WBC)
Whiting, K. Steven, 17
Controlling Cholesterol and
Triglycerides . . . What Your
Doctor Doesn’t Tell You!, 17
Willett, Walter, 63
X
xylitol, 102, 153
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