“Optimum vitamin D level above 50 ng/ml”

Make it or take it vitamin D level over 50 ng/ml

Professor Hollis is the scientist who provided the best reason to keep your vitamin D level around 50 ng/ml.  Some scientists say 20 ng/ml is good enough because parathyroid hormone (PTH) is pretty much suppressed with levels of 20, other scientists say levels should be 30 because calcium absorption is maximized with that level.  That is, PTH suppression and calcium absorption are biomarkers for adequate vitamin D blood levels.

Professor Hollis provided another biomarker, one every woman – and most men – can immediately accept as the best biomarker yet: how much vitamin D does a woman need to be sure that her breast milk has adequate vitamin D?  When you think about it, that’s about as good as biomarkers get.

Professor Hollis answered that question in his research, finding that when a lactating woman has vitamin D blood levels of 40-50 ng/ml, her breast milk finally has enough vitamin D to support the vitamin D levels of her nursing infant. At levels below 40, the vitamin D content of breast milk becomes unpredictable.  Human breast milk – unlike the breast milk of wild mammals – has little or no vitamin D.  Nature’s most perfect food is too often void of the pre-hormone needed for infant growth and development.

Dr. Bruce found that breast milk is not void of it, it is just that virtually all modern lactating women are void of it.

There is a 25-hydroxyvitamin D test, also called a 25(OH)D. Levels should be above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L) year-round, in both children and adults. Thanks to Bruce Hollis, Robert Heaney, Neil Binkley, and others, we now know the minimal acceptable level. It is 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L). In a recent study, Heaney, et al expanded on Bruce Hollis’s seminal work by analyzing five studies in which both the parent compound (cholecalciferol) and 25(OH)D levels were measured. They found that the body does not reliably begin storing cholecalciferol in fat and muscle tissue until 25(OH)D levels get above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L). The average person starts to store cholecalciferol at 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L), but at 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L) virtually everyone begins to store it for future use.

At levels below 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L), the body uses up vitamin D as fast as you can make it, or take it, indicating chronic substrate starvation—not a good thing. 25(OH)D levels should be between 50–80 ng/ml (125–200 nmol/L), year-round.

Two forms of Vitamin D are important in humans: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants. Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight. Foods may be fortified with vitamin D2 or D3.Vitamin
Other ways Vitamin D is needed in the body

  • maintains normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
  • aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones.
  • protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases.
  • calcium absorption which your bones need to grow.
  • needed for nerve, muscle, and immune systems function.

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“No satisfaction-I want it now!”

Instant gratification (“junkification”) – I want it now!!
We have been programmed or brainwashed  in our society to need to have what we want no matter the price we pay physically or emotionally this instant. Oral gratification is driven by our may unspoken needs for pleasure, love, avoidance and boredom.
As a whole, our capitalist system is designed to get us to take actions and spend money now – and those businesses that are more successful in that do better and prosper (at least in the short term).

Filling those impulses tests our ability to resist temptation and exercise self-control. What’s the benefit of that?
Can the exercise of self control be an important force in our lives?
Several decades ago, Walter Mischel started investigating the determinants of delayed gratification in children. He found that the degree of self-control independently exerted by preschoolers who were tempted with small rewards (but told they could receive larger rewards if they resisted) is predictive of grades and social competence in adolescence.
Delayed gratification is a predictor of success in school and life

Researchers at Duke University have shown that the role of self control creates a better mental and social outcomes in adolescence and into adulthood.
A 1,000 children were followed for 30 years, examining the effect of early self-control on health, wealth and public safety. Controlling for socioeconomic status and IQ, they show that individuals with lower self-control experienced negative outcomes in all three areas, with greater rates of health issues like sexually transmitted infections, substance dependence, financial problems including poor credit and lack of savings, single-parent child-rearing, and even crime. These results show that self-control can have a deep influence on a wide range of activities.  And there is some good news: if we can find a way to improve self-control, maybe we could do better.
Where does the skill of self –control come from?
So when we consider these individual differences in the ability to exert self-control, the real question is where they originate – are they differences in pure, unadulterated ability (i.e., one is simply born with greater self-control) or are these differences a result of sophistication (a greater ability to learn and create strategies that help overcome temptation)?
In other words, are the kids who are better at self control able to control, and actively reduce, how tempted they are by the immediate rewards in their environment, or are they just better at coming up with ways to distract themselves and this way avoid acting on their temptation?
It may very well be the latter.

Ability to resist temptation is environmental, culturally, innately  and cultivated. Some children sat on their hands, physically restraining themselves, while others tried to redirect their attention by singing, talking or looking away.
Mischel found that all children were better at delaying rewards when distracting thoughts were suggested to them.

You can see a modern recreation of the original Mischel experiment by clicking on the video link below.(This experiment should be named Marshmellow Torture-editor’s note)  Who are you most like in the video?
Remember there are many natural medicine strategies to help build self control and overcome addictive compulsive tendencies. Email us if you would like more information.

Editor Mary Wolken, PhD
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“Acetaminophen (Tylanol) blood pressure link”

For people with cardiovascular disease who need relief from aches and pains, acetaminophen (Tylenol and its generic cousins) has long been touted as a “safer” alternative to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen.
Acetaminophen isn’t free from cardiovascular side effects. It is worth a try as a first-line drug for pain relief,
but it can have negative effect on your blood pressure.

A small but important Swiss trial warns that it may not be. This work doesn’t mean you should ditch acetaminophen if it helps you, but does suggest you should give it the caution that it — and every medication — deserves.
A closer look at acetaminophen
The Swiss team set out to fill a surprising gap in medical knowledge: the effect of acetaminophen on blood pressure among people with coronary artery disease. This includes folks with angina (chest pain with exercise or stress) along with anyone who has had bypass surgery or angioplasty or who has been diagnosed with cholesterol-clogged arteries.
The researchers asked 33 men and women with one or more of these problems to take either 1,000 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen or an identical placebo three times a day for two weeks. Then, after a two-week break, each volunteer took the other treatment. The amount of acetaminophen used in the study is a standard daily dose for pain.
When the participants took acetaminophen, average systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) increased from 122.4 to 125.3, while the average diastolic pressure (the bottom number) increased from 73.2 to 75.4. Blood pressure stayed steady when participants took the placebo. These increases aren’t large. But they indicate that acetaminophen, like NSAIDs, somehow affects the cardiovascular system.
A larger, longer trial would have given more reliable results. It would also have been unethical, since none of the participants were in pain. That means they couldn’t reap any benefit from acetaminophen, but could only be harmed by it.
Making choices
The sudden removal of the popular painkiller Vioxx from the market in October 2004 over concerns that it caused cardiovascular problems put all pain relievers under the spotlight — except acetaminophen. It avoided the “black box” warning about increased risk of cardiac problems that the FDA now requires on the labels of all NSAIDs. And the American Heart Association later recommended it as a safe alternative to NSAIDs.
Acetaminophen is easier on the stomach than aspirin and other NSAIDs, and is probably a good option for people who take warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven, generic) or clopidogrel (Plavix). But because it is so widely used and perceived as safe, people tend to take it without thinking, one reason acetaminophen is a leading cause of liver failure and transplantation in the United States.
If you have some form of cardiovascular disease, it makes sense to take acetaminophen rather than an NSAID for a fever, headache, pulled muscle, or other occasional problem. But if you need relief every day for pain from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, acetaminophen may not be a better option than an NSAID — it doesn’t work that well against inflammatory pain and, like an NSAID, may slightly elevate blood pressure.
The key message from this study is that acetaminophen isn’t free from cardiovascular side effects. It is worth a try as a first-line drug for pain relief, but if it doesn’t control your pain, it is reasonable to switch to an NSAID.

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“Healthy living after radiation fallout”

“The best defense is a good offense” when it comes to living in good health and calmness despite the radiation we are surrounded with daily from x-rays, microwaves, cell towers, utility line, cell phones, electric appliances and devices and nuclear fallout.
Natural quality care for the body, calmness and peace for our mind, relationships and spirit and a one pointed focus on doing the very best for ourselves and others is the goal. Worry and fear destroys everything they touch and undermines the best of intentions to progress.
Let us commit ourselves to calmly go forward. There are many ways to build the body to protect it from the effects of radiation.

Suggested home first aid for radiation exposure

if serious see your doctor or go to the emergency services provided

First within the body if one has been exposed to radiation the radioactive particles need to be bound and excrete them from the body.

Here’s the final summary of well-known radiation detox procedures:

For detox from External Contamination from radiation:

If the radioactive exposure just happened, flush the exposed areas with copious amounts of water and clip the hair if there is excessive radioactive contamination nuclear power plant melt down or a bomb blast).

1. Wash wounds vigorously (scrub them) to make sure no radioactive contaminants can enter the body, and sometimes this is done with special chelation solutions.  (Check www.RadiationDetox.com)
2. Types of baths needed 1-3 times per week)

  • Follow with a clay baths to help remove radioactive heavy metals from the skin
  • Soak in a warm sea salt and baking soda baths (1 lb or 2.2 Km) of both sea salt and baking soda for 20 minutes then rinse with cool water.
  • Epson/Clorox baths are possible for this type of heavy metal detox as well. They are used at home for general detoxification purposes and tend to energize the body. Use 6 oz (.17 kg) Epson salts and 3 TBS (45 grams) Chlorox in warm water then rinse in cool water.
  • Bentonite or other clay baths (1 cup or )

Tp protect the body or cleans it after contamination:

After exposed to radioactive particles, the emergency room may use  EDTA chelation therapy, Prussian Blue or the use of other binding agents.

At home take Potassium iodide to help the thyroid gland block from radioiodide uptake, and follow the detox food plan above.

Spirulina, chlorella and other seaweeds

A high fiber diet, or chelating substances (pectin, alginates, …)

To Rebuild Immunity: Yeast and yeast beta glucans, 
mushrooms, 
ginseng (for energy as well) and Bee Pollen

Rebuilding the blood strategies:

Avoid sweets and sugars, and high glycemic foods like wheat

To Rebuild the Blood (Combat Anemia): 
To build the blood for the hematopoietic syndrome, beet juice, liver extract, spleen extract, alkyglycerols and cytokine factors, like Neupogen, are warranted.
You’ll also need a good (whole food if possible) multivitamin/mineral supplement for its trace minerals, folic acid, B-12, B-6, iron and other nutrients to create strong blood cells.

Fish oils: (cod liver and krill oils) can help suppress levels of proinflammatory cytokines to decrease systemic inflammation and injury new red blood cell-forming proteins. Nettle leaf extract can be helpful.
Lack of melatonin has been linked to a decrease in red blood cells and anemia, so keep a bottle of melatonin to encourage deeper sleep during stressful times and to protect the cells from the damaging effects of radioactivity.
Nettles leaf and yellow dock (and in some case red root

Homeopathic Ferrum phos 6c can help the body recover from anemia.
Rebuilding the body or building it require blood building, with quality whole raw or steamed vegetables and raw fruits, vitamins and minerals and fatty acids.

Try vegetable juicing, green powders, spirulina, chlorella, seaweeds and other easily digestable foods, especially those containing large sources of chlorophyll to build strong healthy red blood cells and oxygenate the blood.

As to specific herbs and formulations you can use, just as with homeopathy you should go by the advice of a skilled practitioner.

These are the various factors that may help with hematopoietic syndrome, and for the gastrointestinal syndrome you need to look into glutamine usage as well.

To protect and detox from radiation exposure eat foods from the list below:

Be careful to balance your foods and supplements. Do not eat only these foods.

Be mindful of energizing your foods before eating calmly.

Foods to build and clease

Miso soup

Seaweeds (high nucleotides for repair, building and detox of cells): 
spirulina, chlorella, blue greens and the algaes (kelp, etc.)

Fruits (high in beta carotene):
apples, apricots, avocado, bananas, blackberries. blueberries, cantaloupe, cherry, cranberries currants, grapes, nectarine, papaya (slightly), pineapple (slightly)

peach, watermelon
Vegetables: artichokes, Jerusalem but not French, asparagus, beets & beet, greens, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carob, carrots, cauliflower, chive, collard greens, daikon, jicama, kale, leeks, lettuces, peas, peanut, pumpkin, radishes, rutabaga, sauerkraut, shallots,
 spinach, sweet potato, turnip
squash: acorn, butternut, summer  squash

Herbs and spices: activated charcoal pills, barley grass, dandelion greens , garlic, horseradish, lecithin, mango leaf, miso soup, onions, Siberian ginseng preferable to Panax, turmeric (though not high in thiols, it  is really good at raising thiol levels), yeast extract and lecithin and bentonite (Prepare by adding 4 oz (113.4 g) of unboiled water to 1 oz. (28.35 g) clay and let it sit for  and then stir in 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of lecithin and drink once a day or as often as your practitioner recommends. Drink lots of water throughout the day 3 to 4 liters.

Dairy {if you can tolerate it) cheese, cream, sour cream, whey, milk from any animal, buttermilk


Meat and Poultry(organic preferred): beef liver, eggs,
Beans, lentils and peas: adzuki  baked beans, black, black-Eyed Beans, black Gram, kidney, Borlotti, broad beans, butter Beans (cannellini), green, haricot, red kidney, Lima, Mung, Pinto, purple, runner and refried , snake and split peas
Soy bean products: beans, bean sprouts,  bean curd/tofu milk, soy cheese, soy milk, tempeh,
tofu

Meat, poulty & fish proteins: sardines, liver, anchovies and mackerel, beef liver

Oils (cold pressed best): 

Cod liver oil and olive oil

Other: buckwheat products, bakery products containing whey, cysteine, eggs or enzymes
, fresh sunflower seeds, chocolate, coffee, black or green tea

A potassium, calcium and mineral rich diet

Avoid sugars and sweets and wheat!

For Radiation Burns: Homeopathic remedies and herbs 
100% Aloe vera and pure lavender oil combination

Hyperbaric oxygen chambers Increase your intake of chlorophyll, green plants or powders greens if uncontaminated

Hydration from water specially structured

Special Herbs and Supplements: Thiol containing antioxidants (NAC, glutathione, alpha lipoic acid)  
Do not eat if mercury toxic from dental amalgams or Sulfur food intolerance because it raised cysteine levels and excess thiols, rather than a direct allergy/intolerance to sulfur foods per se.
Homeopathic remedies for burns check with a knowledgeable professional

Herbal remedies for burns

Radiation Detox

Reference Pritchard, Paul.  “Healing with Whole Foods” 3rd edition pp. 112-113. North Atlantic Books

Disclaimer: Always use common sense and balance your diet and never use any remedies without checking with a competent health care professional.

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“Effects of radiation on living tissues”

Radiation may come from either an external source like fallout from bombs, melt down from nuclear power plant melt downs  given off into the environment both air, water and food, x-ray machine, or an internal source, such as an injected radioisotope.

How does radiation effect living tissues?
The impact of radiation on living tissue is complicated by the type of radiation and the variety of tissues.

What effect can ionizing radiation have on the cells’ chemical bonds?
The functions of living tissue are carried out by molecules, that is, combinations of different types of atoms united by chemical bonds. Some of these molecules can be quite large. The proper functioning of these molecules depends upon their composition and also their structure (shape). Altering chemical bonds may change composition or structure.

Ionizing radiation is powerful enough disrupt chemical bonding. For example, a typical ionization releases six to seven times the energy needed to break the chemical bond between two carbon atoms.[91] This ability to disrupt chemical bonds means that ionizing radiation focuses its impact in a very small but crucial area, a bit like a karate master focusing energy to break a brick. The same amount of raw energy, distributed more broadly in nonionizing form, would have much less effect. For example, the amount of energy in a lethal dose of ionizing radiation is roughly equal to the amount of thermal energy in a single sip of hot coffee.[92] The crucial difference is that the coffee’s energy is broadly distributed in the form of nonionizing heat, while the radiation’s energy is concentrated in a form that can ionize.

What is DNA?
Of all the molecules in the body, the most crucial is DNA (deoxyribose nucleic acid), the fundamental blueprint for all of the body’s structures. The DNA blueprint is encoded in each cell as a long sequence of small molecules, linked together into a chain, much like the letters in a telegram. DNA molecules are enormously long chains of atoms wound around proteins and packed into structures called chromosomes within the cell nucleus. Only a small part of this DNA needs to be read at any one time to build a specific molecule. Each cell is continually reading various parts of its own DNA as it constructs fresh molecules to perform a variety of tasks.

What effect can ionizing radiation have on DNA?
Ionizing radiation, by definition, “ionizes,” that is, it pushes an electron out of its orbit around an atomic nucleus, causing the formation of electrical charges on atoms or molecules. If this electron comes from the DNA itself or from a neighboring molecule and directly strikes and disrupts the DNA molecule, the effect is called direct action. This initial ionization takes place very quickly, in about 0.000000000000001 of a second. However, today it is estimated that about two-thirds of the damage caused by x rays is due to indirect action. This occurs when the liberated electron does not directly strike the DNA, but instead strikes an ordinary water molecule. This ionizes the water molecule, eventually producing what is known as a free radical.

A free radical reacts very strongly with other molecules as it seeks to restore a stable configuration of electrons. A free radical may drift about up to 10,000,000,000 times longer than the time needed for the initial ionization (this is still a very short time, about 0.00001 of a second), increasing the chance of it disrupting the crucial DNA molecule. This also increases the possibility that other substances could be introduced that would neutralize free radicals before they do damage.
What immediate effects can ionizing radiation have on living cells?
All of these collisions and ionizations take place very quickly, in less than a second. It takes much longer for the biological effects to become apparent. If the damage is sufficient to kill the cell, the effect may become noticeable in hours or days. Cell “death” can be of two types. First, the cell may no longer perform its function due to internal ionization; or “reproductive death” (mitotic inhibition) may occur when a cell can no longer reproduce, but still performs its other functions.
Death may also result if cell reproduction ceases in parts of the body where cells are continuously being replaced at a high rate (such as the blood cell-forming tissues and the lining of the intestinal tract).

What long-term effects can radiation have?
The effect of the radiation may not be to kill the cell, but to alter its DNA code in a way that leaves the cell alive but with an error in the DNA blueprint. The effect of this mutation will depend on the nature of the error and when it is read. Since this is a random process, such effects are now called stochastic.[100] Two important stochastic effects of radiation are cancer, which results from mutations in nongerm cells (termed somatic cells), and heritable changes, which result from mutations in germ cells (eggs and sperm).

How can ionizing radiation cause cancer?
Cancer is can be produced if radiation does not kill the cell but creates an error in the DNA blueprint. Different cells have different sensitivities to radiation thus some take longer to show its effects like bone marrow is more sensitive than skin cells to radiation-induced cancer.  If the cell’s DNA mutates it can lose control of cell division, and begins dividing uncontrollably which produces the phenomena known as cancer. This effect might not appear for many years.
Cancers induced by radiation do not differ from cancers due to other causes, so there is no simple way to measure the rate of cancer induced by radiation.

Because the cancers can occur anytime in the exposed person’s lifetime,
How can ionizing radiation produce genetic mutations?
The risk of genetic mutation is expressed in terms of the doubling dose: the amount of radiation that would cause additional mutations equal in number to those that already occur naturally from all causes, thereby doubling the naturally occurring rate of mutation.
Well, on the one hand radiation can cause genetic mutation (cell death or cancer)… it can cause illness due to mutated proteins and whatnot that cause cellular function and processes to become messed up (radiation sickness). That is radiation, by itself. Radioactive material gives off radiation. If consumed or ingested, the source of radiation would be inside the body, providing a continuous dose.

Most radioactive materials are poisonous by its very chemical nature… like uranium, cesium, which is a heavy metal… and is poisonous regardless of its isotopic properties.

And chemical isotope that has one chemical property can be consumed and utilized by the body, naturally… like the formation of cell membranes or calcium for bones. If those chemicals themselves were radioactive then when they decay, they will convert to alternative chemicals. The radiation or material itself is irrelevant in this case, but the problem arises in the fact that essential components of the body are no longer built using the proper materials.

Should we be concerned for our health after the Japanese nuclear plant melt downs? See next article

 

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“German bologna recall for slow recooking time”

New York Firm Recalls Bologna Products Due To a Processing Deviation and Possible Contamination with Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-018-2011 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 – Zweigle’s Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,997 pounds of bologna products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • Cases containing two 10-pound packages of “PRICE CHOPPER German Brand Bologna Made With Pork & Chicken.”

Each 10-pound package bears establishment number “EST. 5333” within the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on Jan. 5, 2011, and packaged on Jan. 7, 2011. Each package also bears a white sticker including the package code “007” and a use-by date “03/08/11.” The products were shipped to a distribution center in New York. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/
FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
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After discovering a malfunction with its smokehouse, the plant recooked the bologna products and shipped them to the distribution center. During routine inspection activities, FSIS discovered that the time delay in recooking the product created an environment allowing potential production of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Salva, at (585) 546-1740.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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Last Modified: March 9, 2011

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

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“Beware dental abuses and lies”

Author Editor Mary Wolken, Exec. Dir. CMA

How long have we heard to get semi annual check up and cleaning for your teeth. “The old expression of be true to your teeth or they will be false to you” Is truer today than any time in the past.

The falseness is not only in the false teeth that click away not fitting properly in so many peoples’ mouths, but also to the tools and the consciousness of the dental”care” industry.

The false premise that getting your teeth drilled, filled, root canalled, or implanted with a series of metals, poisonous chemicals, false patient education and excessive fees is only superceeded by the “supported” care of the dental insurance industry who has not improved its policies in 25 years.

There seems to be few healthy safe natural chemicals, filling materials or procedures used by a dentist that would stand the test of non-toxicity, non-leaching or off gassing in a patient’s mouth over time. A patient’s mouth is turned into a chemical battery that constantly is a threat to the patient’s long term health and well being, but could be used to transmit radio signals.

Then there are the dentists who have decided to forget quality dentistry and honesty and tell you anything to get your money for less than top care. If they develop their practices in several locations in town and across the border, then if the fillings or posts used in your mouth are inferior or the posts not long enough they will be so o kind that the defects in the care will not be seen until the tooth decays further in the patient’s mouth and another dentist is now in charge of the case and the first bandit has long ago collected his money and will lie if confronted about the poor craftsman ship in the patient’s mouth. Forget giving money back or compensating you for the hours of wasted time waiting for the poor care in the office..

Even when a holistic dentist can be seen and afforded, there is no standard of excellence to holistic care. Possible because none of today’s dentists have been trained in schools that have a holistic standard of care and or there is not enough of a demand for quality natural care.

I once went to a holistic dentist that considered the anticeptic used to be health anf holistic that was made from creosotum. Yes, it is made from the croesote bush that grows naturally in the southwestern desert of the US, but creosotum has traditionally been used to tan leather. The taste lingered in my mouth for two days that cannot be a good thing.

Wood creosote has been used as a disinfectant, a laxative, and a cough treatment, but these have mostly been replaced by newer medicines. Coal tar creosote is used as a wood preservative. It is distilled from crude coke oven tar, and is mainly composed of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), but also contains phenols and cresols.

So what is a person to do.

Buyer the risk is all yours. Unless you have  lots of kids, dental insurance is a farce and a complete scam. your could  put the same amount of money you give the dental insurance people into an account and let it earn interest for you and use it as you need for your dental well being. Dental insurance takes your monthly payments religiously every month, but you cannot used more than the most inexpensive of dental services like cleaning and maybe a filling or two for six months after getting the insurance. After that no extractions or more involved care for a full year then that care is parceled out like a mister gives away his gold.

We cannot let rotting teeth stay in your mouth, because of other health risk so take good care of your choppers. The goal is to have them last through your whole life.

Home dentistry is not the answer.

What is desperately needed is quality healthy care for all and the education needed to foster it. The ancient dental dynasty that has not changed much since Egyptian times needed to become more wholistic and work more closely with other natural care practitioners to look at and encourage whole care.

An example would be someone who has played sports or had a head or birth injury, these individuals’ jaws and skulls problably need to be realigned before any dental care to avoid severe and uneven wearing of the teeth and the bite reset. For teeth grinding this too needed to be solved or aided, before fillimgs etc. are donw so teeth and the bite remains even.

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“Not so natural Boca burgers”

BOCA Burgers Admits It Uses Genetically Engineered Ingredients to Organic Consumers Association (OCA)

“It’s a fact that much of the high-quality soy grown in the U.S. has been genetically engineered, so the traditional BOCA line of soy-based products may contain ingredients derived from these crops.”

– BOCA’s Frequently Asked Questions

BOCA Burgers is a popular so-called “natural” brand of veggie burgers owned by Kraft Foods. Companies like Kraft work hand-in-hand with Monsanto to lace common foods with GM (Genetically Modified) ingredients, with absolutely no labeling nor safety-testing required, and in many cases market these products as “natural.” Kraft, North America’s largest food company, has perfected the art of turning genetically engineered crops and animals raised in factory farms on GMO feed and injected with Monsanto’s (now Elanco’s) rBGH into “food.”

While Kraft/BOCA claims to offer what they describe as “non-GMO” versions of its soy foods, these products are neither certified organic (organic prohibits GMOs) nor monitored by the Non-GMO Project, so it’s impossible to verify BOCA’s non-GMO claims. Likewise, Back to Nature, another so-called “natural” Kraft brand, claims that some of the corn and soy ingredients in their non-organic foods are “non-genetically engineered,” but these claims are not verifiable either.

Kraft Foods admitted it uses genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, saying, “We are not rejecting milk from BGH/BST supplemented herds.”

BGH/BST is the genetically modified Bovine Growth Hormone developed by Monsanto and now marketed by Eli Lilly. It was the first genetically modified organism to become part of the food supply.

It is well-known by federal regulators that GMO bovine growth hormone produces milk that is less nutritious, is contaminated with pus, and has elevated levels of IGF-1. Elevated levels of IGF-1 are correlated with increased rates of cancer.

Boca is a processed veggie patty.

These hearty patties combine wholesome grains, rice and veggies with gourmet ingredients. Warm one up and you’ll feel like you’re eating at your favorite bistro in minutes.

Tell Kraft you’ll be boycotting BOCA Burgers, Back to Nature products, or any Kraft products that aren’t certified as organic.

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“Sleep it off, not by the TV”

The effects of Sleep loss on weight

10 overweight men and women  were put on a low calorie diet.

1/2 the group sleep for only 5 1/2 hours per night

!/2 slept 8 1/2 hours per night

After 3 months the groups switched the number of hours they were allowed to sleep

Results the effects of sleep deprivation on human body

  • no effect on weight lost
  • all lost 55 per cent less fat
  • 60 per cent more lean body ( mainly muscle) mass
  • increase in appetite due to increase in  hormone ghrelin
  • lower metabolic rate
  • increase tendency to gain weight or be obese

Both hormones leptin and ghrelin influence appetite. When you have sleepless night do you often feel that you cannot get enough food to satisfy your hunger the next day?no matter what you ate you never felt full or satisfied?

Sleep and sleep disruption do remarkable things to the body and some weight fluctuation can be attributed to the changes in the hormones leptin and ghrelin caused by stress.

Sleep in a quiet dark room and try to get 8 hours of solid uninterrupted sleep.  Good dreaming!

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“US bearded women vs banning BPA”

Maine Gov. Paul LePage recently said that in a worst case scenario BPA exposure may give women “little beards.”
Seems US puts head in the chemical sand as EU moves to protect its people from 6 more known toxins including BPA.

The European Union recently announced that it will ban six toxic substances under its Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program, reports Chemical & Engineering News. These The phase out affects three plastic softening chemicals: bis (2-ethylexyl) phthalate; benzyl butyl phthalate; and dibutyl phthalate.

The regulation also bans the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane because the compound is persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic. Another affected substance is 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinito-m-xylene, also known as musk xylene, which the EU characterizes as very persistent and very bioaccumulative.

The sixth chemical banned is 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane, used in some epoxy resins and adhesives and as an intermediate in the manufacture of other substances. The EU classifies this compound as a substance which should be regarded as carcinogenic to humans.

All are known to be toxic to the human reproductive systems. The EU already prohibits use of these three phthalates in children’s toys.

The landmark move, which includes phasing out three plastic softening chemicals and a flame retardant, stands out in glowing contrast to the U.S.’s chemical love affair and denial system. The US refuses to consider a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in spite of the research on the controversial chemical. This chemical additives is found in American’s tissues at levels twice as high as levels found in Canadian’s.

But not to worry, says Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage. The worst that could happen is that BPA exposure might cause women to start growing “little beards.”

The European Union will phase out the use of three phthalates, a flame retardant, a synthetic musk, and a compound used in epoxy resins and adhesives. The move, announced Feb. 17, 2010  by the European Commission, marks the first time the EU has banned substances under its Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program.

Sale or use of the six chemicals will cease in three to five years unless a company obtains authorization from the commission.

To use or sell any of these substances, a business would have to demonstrate that safety measures are in place to control risks adequately or that the benefits to the economy and society outweigh the risks of using the compound.

The phase out affects three plastic softening chemicals: bis (2-ethylexyl) phthalate; benzyl butyl phthalate; and dibutyl phthalate. They are targeted because of reproductive toxicity. The EU already prohibits use of these three phthalates in children’s toys.

The regulation also bans the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane because the compound is persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic. Another affected substance is 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinito-m-xylene, also known as musk xylene, which the EU characterizes as very persistent and very bioaccumulative.

The sixth chemical banned is 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane, used in some epoxy resins and adhesives and as an intermediate in the manufacture of other substances. The EU classifies this compound as a substance which should be regarded as carcinogenic to humans.

“Today’s decision is an example of the successful implementation of REACH and of how sustainability can be combined with competitiveness,” says Antonio Tajani, European Commission vice president for industry and entrepreneurship. “It will encourage industry to develop alternatives and foster innovation.”

“The substances included in the list, which have been on the table for many years, reflects ongoing discussions by regulatory authorities and industry,” the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) says. “CEFIC provides advice to industry to help understand the science-based process, which we monitor, should they decide to go forward to seek authorization for listed substances,”

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