Archive for July, 2012

Wave Good-Bye to the Microwave

Are you still using the “radiation oven”? Even FDA warns that you shouldn’t stand directly in front of your microwave while it’s heating your food. Some say just stay four feet away from it while it’s in use – especially children since they absorb radiation more easily than adults. But if big and little people have to step away from it, then what impact does it have on your food?

The article, Effects of Microwave Ovens (www.i-amperfectlyhealthy.com) highlights conclusions of Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies. Their bottom line is that we can no longer ignore the effects of microwaved food. It’s not just that nutrients of all microwaved food are reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or that the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down. It’s also that it is dangerous to your health. Some of their findings are below.

Continually Eating Microwaved Foods Causes:

1. Long term, permanent brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses
      in the brain, polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue;
2. A shut down or alteration in male and female hormone production;
3. An increase in cancerous cells in your blood;
4. Cancerous growths and tumors in the stomach & intestine;
      (This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.); and
5. Loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and
      a decrease of intelligence.

In addition the MICROWAVED PLASTIC WRAP often placed over foods HAS 10,000 TIMES FDA LIMITS OF CARCINOGENS!

A study by a high school student, Claire Nelson (with help from a Dr. John Wilkes of the National Center for Toxicological Research) focused on the effect of microwave radiation on plastic wrapped food. The result? A carcinogen called Di(ehtylhexyl) adepate or DEHA for short, which is found in plastic wrap, migrated into the oil at between 200 parts and 500 parts per million. The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per billion, according to the article. PLUS xenoestrogen, which is linked to low sperm counts in men and breast cancer in women, also migrated into the oil.*

Time for alternative options!   See next week’s post for recommended alternatives to microwave use.

*(See “Carcinogens –At 10,000 Times FDA Limits” Options, May 2000. Published by People Against Cancer, 515-972-4444) or go to http://www.rawfoodinfo.com)

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July 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Stomach Acid Drugs Cause Increased Risk of Death From Infection

Do you know someone on Prilosec or Prevacid?                                                                                                                                   A recent study at the Naval Medical Center Sand Diego showed…

that out of the 23 patients who died in their facility from a bacterial infection known as C. difficile, 19 were prescribed acid suppressing drugs (Prilosec, Prevacid, etc.) within 90 days prior to their hospital stay. The study concluded that patients who had recently taken prescription acid suppressants were almost 5 times more likely to die from their C. difficile infection than those who had not taken the drugs.

How do you protect your digestive tract from bacteria and parasites?
Are you really absorbing the minerals you get in foods or supplements?
Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?

Stomach acids help protect the body from foreign invaders that get into the digestive tract such as bacteria, parasites, etc. The acid burns them up. Without stomach acids, you have little protection. Stomach acids are also important for mineral absorption, including calcium which is necessary to prevent osteoporosis. Therefore, people on antacid drugs are at increased risk of osteoporosis.

Do you take Tums?
Some doctors are recommending Tums because it reduces stomach acids and it contains calcium. However, the calcium is in the form of calcium carbonate, which is poorly absorbed by the body. Calcium carbonate is the main ingredient found in rocks, like limestone. That’s the equivalent of chewing on the sidewalk or on a piece of chalk in order to meet your calcium requirements.

Clostridium difficile and antibiotics can be counteracted…
C. difficile seems to be at an all time high in hospitals. Don’t expect to rely on alcohol based hand sanitizers, because C. difficile is resistant to it. It won’t touch it! The spores for this bacterium are found on surfaces in a room. When you touch the surface and get the spores on your hands, they can then find their way into your mouth and eventually into your digestive tract. If you are taking antibiotics, it may compound the problem, because the antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria in the bowel which counteract the C. difficile.

Natural Remedies recommended…
There are many natural methods and products that can control stomach acids and eliminate bacteria and other foreign invaders, including C. difficile. If you, or someone you know, suffer from stomach acid reflux, call our office for an appointment so we may identify the right protocol to restore your digestive system and your overall health (954) 565-4440.

July 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment


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