03 Aug

Nutrition 101

Lesson 1: Understanding the Human Body.

We are living organisms made up of millions of cells that are doing their best to survive, regardless of how much abuse we inflict upon them by our Western eating rituals. The human body has an innate and unique ability to survive and will withstand this abuse for about 51 to 76 years if you are lucky. It is accomplished by an amazing mechanism called Homeostasis.  All these cells are trying to maintain a stable and balanced environment in response to external conditions thrust upon them. The cells function and survive longest when they can maintain a pH balance that is more alkaline than acidic.  Unfortunately, the mere existence of being alive causes the body to produce acidic waste products, such as, breathing oxygen into the lungs and then exhaling carbon dioxide, which causes the body to become acidic if it cannot effectively rid itself of this carbon dioxide.  Another form of acidic production comes from working out in the gym.  After a good, hard workout, it is believed the muscle cells  produce lactic acid, which is a byproduct of anaerobic glycolysis.

When there is a build up lactate or acidity in the body, the homeostasis mechanism becomes stressed, unbalanced and the pH  balance falls into the acidic range. This causes the cells walls to become weakened and are prone to early destruction. Please don’t misconstrue this information. Working out is just one of many activities that increase the acidity within the body. The trick is to reduce this acid environment and restore the alkaline environment.

The fact is, most diseases thrive in acidic environments, such as cancer, tuberculosis, and arthritis to name a few. These diseases typically cannot survive in alkaline and oxygenated environments. A healthy pH level is between 6.8 to 7.4.  So when the body’s entire pH balance is more acidic, diseases have a prime environment to grow and develop.  If the body is in balance, between 6.8 and 7.4,  many diseases simply die off, because the oxygen and the healthy alkaline state keeps the cell walls strong and healthy which doesn’t allow the cell to become overly acidic and prone to disease, which will eventually weaken the cell walls to the point of mutation and finally destruction.  Also, infections and sores take longer to heal when the body is in an acidic state due to the high concentration of acid in the body.

The foods that cause an increase in acidity throughout the body are:

All processed foods (anything Canned, Packaged, and Man-made)

Meat

Milk

Sugar

The list goes on.  The lesson that needs to be learned here is Acidic foods need to be limited while we do our best to  increase the foods that cause the body to increase its alkalinity and a healthy pH balance.  Unfortunately, the body takes several month to adjust its pH levels.  It doesn’t happen over night. So, it may take six months to a year to bring a body back to a healthy pH balance.  Start incorporating more and more fresh and organic fruits and vegetables into every meal. A good rule of thumb is to have more fruits and veggies than meats, starches, and dairy per meal. This should help most people regain the body’s healthy alkaline balance its needs to stay healthy, energized and strong. Good luck everyone.

 

31 Jul

Truth About Vitamin Supplements; Don’t be Deceived!

An article written in January 1937 by Dr. Streck, titled “Further Studies on the Intoxication of Vitamin D” was intended to protect and deceive the general public.  The rest of this post will be quoted from a book, The Calcium Factor, by Dr. Bob Barefoot.  As you read this passage, ask yourself, Who is the benefactor of this change?

“While the Streck study was still underway, the medical authorities undertook another major initiative to deceive the public. In order to sway people from taking large doses of vitamins which they knew would cure them, they had to find a way to make people think that they were taking too much. First they began with the propaganda that vitamins may be toxic or could be toxic. Then they used reverse psychology to trick the public. They took the more crucial vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin A, and changed their units of measurement. Prior to this everything was measured in milligrams. For example, most women were taking 20 milligrams of vitamin D, which was 1/3rd the 60 milligrams of vitamin C they would get from eating an orange. The new units were called International Units or IUs and the 20 milligrams of vitamin D became 1,000,000 international units (IUs), which sounds like it is way too much to take. After all, the woman eating the orange was only getting 60 milligrams of vitamin C, how could she ever take 1,000,000 of vitamin D? So the average woman would take 400 IUs of vitamin D along with 60mg of vitamin C that she could get from eating an orange. The numbers to this day sound reasonable, even though they are ridiculous.  The reverse psychology or numbers psychology worked and appears to be even more effective today.  The problem is that even though the numbers sound reasonable, the reality is that the woman is now getting less than one-hundredth of the one milligram of vitamin D, thereby guaranteeing that disease would proliferate. Thus the AMA and FDA coalition had found a way to set the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) so low that disease would become locked in which in turn guarantees exorbitant profiteering by the drug industry and medical authorities. These actions have caused the pain and deaths of millions of Americans (25,000,000 from cancer alone since Otto Warburg (Nobel Prize Winner) issued his warning in 1966.”

References

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=671201

 

18 Jun

How to evaluate Information

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Information is all around us; we can seek out specific information or have it passively fed to us through a variety of media outlets.  Information should be measured by its value, usefulness and ultimately, who it is coming from (is it a trusted source without any ties to Multinational Corporations (i.e. Monsanto), or industries, like the pharmaceutical industry, or the Dairy Industry), whether it is useful (will it benefit the reader or the person it is coming from?) and whether it is the truth (simple, honest, truth with no ulterior motives tied to profit from its use). Keeping these three questions in mind will help you determine if the information you are receiving has any potential “Value” to your happiness or well-being.  According to The Oxford Dictionary, the definition of Value is, “The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something; The material or monetary worth of something; The worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it.” Depending on how you perceive a particular type of information, you will unconsciously place a personal value upon it; and hopefully, it will be one that will benefit you and your family’s well-being. 

Remember to ask yourself these questions.

  • Is  the information coming from a legitimate source that is verifiable and backed up by quality or peer-reviewed research?
  • Ask yourself who was the research funded by?  Who will benefit from this research?
  • And lastly, is there any ulterior motives for providing this information to the public?

If you get use to asking these questions, you will begin to empower yourself, your family, and your friends.

08 Apr

The Importance of Internships!

internship-1All young adults, either in their senior year in high school or college need to apply for and get accepted into an internship program. Internships need to be researched before applying to them. Make it fun by finding companies you like and want to work for. Companies use internships to find potential full-time employees and to find out if these prospects have a good work ethic and fit in with their company’s culture/environment. The summer time is the perfect time to get this real world experience, before you get obligated to a company you careless about. This is also the time to find out if the company is the right fit for you and if you would like to commit a large part of your life working for a particular company.

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