A New Scientific Study…. What does it mean?

by Chris DainoEvery other day it seems, there is a new study that is published which states that something is good for you or bad for you.   It could be a study about food, or supplements, or how easy it is for you to get some dreaded disease.   And there are many times that the study contradicts an earlier one   And the next study contradicts that one.

Do we believe them?

You need to know that studies are paid for by tax dollars and by companies that have a vested interest in the study.   They are looking to prove that you should take a certain drug, or prescription vitamin, or that you should be wary of a specific way of living.

Vested interest means that they may be out to prove their hypothesis so they can sell you a drug or prevent you from using the competitor’s product.

Then there is the overwhelming problem, that one study doesn’t prove a thing.   There are so many variables, that you can’t possible expect that a 100-300 person study (people who have been picked for the study) to show something conclusively.

So next time you decide you should not take something due to the “latest” study.  Read up what it really is.  Find out the science behind the nutritionally sound concept of nutrition or what your body needs to function.

Or investigate the actual studies and what other studies have been done – you can find them on PubMed.com

 

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Shopping List to Avoid GMO Foods

What Companies Didn’t Want GMO Labeling?

(addition:  See below for companies that don’t use GMO)

“Since GM corn, soy, sugar beets, and cotton (the oil part) are processed into sweeteners, fats, and other additives that suffuse the US food system, the initiative would require the labeling of something like 80 percent of all non-organic processed food sold in supermarkets.” – Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott

That’s pretty scarey.  Knowing this fact, it makes you wonder what the normal American diet is really doing to people.

This site has an article about this http://grist.org/food/these-companies-dont-want-gmos-labeled-in-california/

Also you can Boycott the Organic and ‘Natural’ Traitor Brands that Helped Kill Prop 37 – see article http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob355.htm

Here is a list of the companies against GMO labeling for you shopping convenience.   Note:  the big contributors and their “fake” organic foods are listed next to their name.
B&G
Bayer
Bimbo Bakeries
Biotechnology Industry Organization
BSAF
Bumble Bee Foods, Inc.
Bunge
C.H. Guenthers
Campbells
Cargill
Clorox
Coca Cola – Donated $1.7M – Honest Tea, Odwalla
ConAgra Foods – Donated $1.2M – Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife, Alexia
Crop Life
Dean Foods – Donated $254K – Horizon, Silk, White Wave
DelMonte
Dole
Dow AgroSciences
Dunbars
Dupont
Faribault Foods
Flower Foods
General Mills – Donated $1.2 M – Muir Glen, Cascadian Far, Larabar
GMA
Godiva
Goya
Heinz
Hero
Hersheys
Hillshire Brands
Hormel Foods
House Autry Mills
Idahoan
Inventure Foods
Kellogg’s – Donated $791K – Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger
Knose Foods
Kraft Foods – Donated $2M, Boca Burgers and Back to Nature
Land O Lakes
Mars
McCormick
MeadJohnson Nutrition
Mondelez
Montsanto
Morton Salt
Nestle
Ocean Spray
Pepsico (makers of Pepsi-Cola) Donated $2.5 M – Naked Juice, Tostita’s  Organic, Tropicana Organic
Pinnacle Foods Group
Post
Potash Corporation
Reily Food Company
Richelieu Foods, Inc.
Rich’s
Safeway – Donated $2M(member of Grocery Manufacturers Association – “O” Organics
Sara Lee
Sargento
SFA Snack Foods Association
Smithfield
Smuckers – Donated $555K – R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic
Solae
Sunny Delight Beverages
Syngenta
TriCal
TreeTop
Unilever – Donated $467K – Ben & Jerry’s
Welch’s
Wrigley

AND

NO GMO

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To Help you Find Farm Fresh Produce in Your Area

Checking labels and looking for farm fresh produce.  Here is a list of websites that I found on Dr. Mercola’s site (www.mercola.com)

www.buylocalfood.org
www.eatwellguide.org
www.westonaprice.org/local-chapters/find-local-chapter
www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/csa/csa.shtml
www.localharvest.org
www.foodroutes.org
www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets.

To your health

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You have to Check the Labels, and more – Healthy Foods

by Chris Daino

There was a time when shopping at a Health Food Store pretty much assured that you got whole foods without pesticides, hidden sugars or chemicals.   That time has passed.

It is now popular to be natural and healthy.   But once something becomes popular, you are now assured that there are marketers out there that are looking to trick you into buying their products.

First you have to check the labels on any processed foods.  What is really in them?  Make sure you know what each of the ingredients mean.   An example is MSG, which has a long list of of names that actually mean they include MSG.

Emergen-C has been around for a long time.  It’s quite popular.   The company has been bought out by a drug company – Pfizer.   Yes, the world’s biggest drug company.  Pfizer has a history of health care fraud and illegal marketing of its products now wants to sell you Vitamin C.   Their big name multi-vitamin is Centrum.   This is a popular brand due to their advertising, but is actually a collection of man-made vitamins created in the lab.   In fact, people complain about side effects from taking Centrum including headaches and gassy stomach.    What will they do to the vitamin C formula?

Do you like fruit juices?  You can buy many different combinations that sound delicious and are touted as healthy.  But are they what they say they are?   Naked Juice is a popular brand which is owned by the Pepsi Cola Company.  There is a lawsuit due to the fact that their advertising states they are natural but their ingredients are not.  They are being sued for using GMOs and synthetic substances in its “Non-GMO” and “All-Natural” products.  They are hardly “all natural”.

There are more.  The bottom line is that you have to be careful about any processed foods and supplements that you buy.   You have to check the labels.

Here is a site that gives you information on GMO Foods http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/

On supplements, remember to look for whole food supplements, the type that your body recognizes as food, not made in a laboratory.    Some info is here http://www.mcvitamins.com/natural-vs-synthetic.htm

And for that long list of names that mean MSG   http://www.mcvitamins.com/Causes%20of%20Neuropathy/toxins-cause-neuropathy.htm#A    Boy, was I upset when I found a “homemade” soup at a health food store that I liked and checked the ingredients.  Yes, one of the ingredients listed was another name for MSG.  You have to be vigilant.

To your health!

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Confused about what to take for Neuropathy relief?

by Chris Daino

If you go on line and search for “natural remedies or treatments for neuropathy”, you’ll find all sorts of different vitamins and herbs talked about. One says to take this, and another one says no, you take this, or maybe this and that.   Do you take everything?  Is it confusing?  Well, maybe there is a way to sort it out.

You have to first look at what the problem really is.   No matter what the cause of the neuropathy, it is nerve damage.  The nerve has been damaged and the body needs to repair that damage.  They body will do that, if fixes cuts all the time.   But why doesn’t it just fix the damaged nerve that is giving you those stabbing pains, or the burning, tingling, and many other symptoms of this damage?

In actuality, the body can replace damaged nerves, if it didn’t do this whenever you cut your finger, you would get a numb spot because the nerve wouldn’t be working.   Then why does neuropathy develop to a point where the body doesn’t build healthy nerves and in some cases continues to get worse.

If you damage a nerve when you cut your finger, the body uses specific nutrients (vitamins) to repair the nerve.   However, it can only use the vitamins that are available. If there is significant damage to the nerves – such as damage caused by continuous high blood sugar in diabetes, a major trauma from a car wreck,  damage from bacteria or viral infections, etc., your body may not have sufficient amounts of the nutrients it needs to repair the nerve.

You may not be getting sufficient vitamins from the food you eat.  And the vitamins needed (mostly B vitamins) can get used up by other environmental factors, such as riding the body of toxins from foods and the air we breathe,  drinking beverages with caffeine, smoking, physical and mental stress and many other things that use up B vitamins. In fact, sometimes when the doctor says that the neuropathy is from unknown causes, it could be from a number of the factors that can create nerve damage, which means the body is fighting a big battle and needs a lot more vitamins then are usually available.

What is actually needed?

The B vitamins – B1 and B12 are vital to building healthy nerves.   Folic acid is needed to activate the B12.  You need D3.   You also need B2 and B6 in small quantities.

Now you also have to understand that B vitamins are usually water soluble.   This means that they wash out of the body rather quickly.   And you have to remember that the body is in need of these vitamins in its quest to build healthy nerves.  It’s having a hard time getting enough.

There are, however, forms of these B vitamins that are fat soluble and thus when the body breaks it down, the B vitamins are delivered into the blood stream (don’t let the fat soluble fool you, it won’t store in the body, it breaks down) and in the process, the cells get the much needed B vitamins.  There are also forms of B vitamins that are much more easily assimilated by the body

No, the body doesn’t need herbs, or other fatty acids to fix the nerves.  It might bring temporary relief but you have to keep taking it.    It needs its normal building blocks – vitamins – to re-build the nerves.

You can check our website www.mcvitamins.com for articles about the different types of solutions to this and many other problems.   Just go to our Search box and type in what you want to know.

To your health!

RELIEF?
For treating neuropathy go to this article on Neuropathy Relief
Yes, they have success stores and are doctor recommended.

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Why am I Bloated

I had an earlier entry into this blog about liver and digestion.   I wanted to add another one as I found both of them extremely good.

Why am I Bloated.?

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Dr. Oz on Cholesterol

I don’t usually follow Dr. Oz.   I’ve disagreed with so many things he says when I did watch.  However, I found this on a site called Food Renegade.  Dr. Oz actually talks about the cholesterol myth.   He also shows a good demonstration so you can understand how cholesterol works.   Watch it The Great Cholesterol Myth | Food Renegade

To your health!!

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Do you Lose Weight to Get Healthy? Or Get Healthy to Lose Weight?

“First get healthy to lose weight, healthy bodies do not accumulate extra fat”.  This is a quote by Dr. Eric Berg, an expert in weight loss.   This is weight loss done by building health.

Here is another quote on the benefit of building good health that we often forward.   “when you build good health, disease tends to fade away”

I bring this up as Dr. Eric Berg has a way of building health for weight loss called the “The Kale Shake Diet”  Kale is high in anti-oxidants. phytonutrients, iron, high fiber, vitamin K, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A & Potassium.    You don’t change your diet, you add the shake into your daily routine.

I’m currently checking it out and will report next week.  I’ve tried the Shake and its tastes good.  There are different recipes for making the shake and I tried the one with banana and strawberry.

Here is a link to that diet, you can download it for free.   Kale Diet

I like Dr. Berg’s videos and will forward the ones I find very helpful.

To your health!

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Digestion Problems – Is it your Stomach or Liver?

by Chris Daino

There are many people who complain about digestive problems. They take all sorts of prescription medications and over the counter remedies.   They take natural products as well.  It has a lot of people’s attention.

If people burp or feel nausea, they usually blame their stomach and sometimes just decide its too much acid and take an anti-acid tablet.

There is something to understand – If it was the correct reason, you could solve it.   If the problem keeps happening, its probably the wrong reason and thus you don’t have a correct solution.   If you take a remedy and it doesn’t solve the problem, you need to find out more.   You need more information.

I’ve posted a video in our newsletter that talks about the gallbladder – BUT – there is a lot of good information about your digestive system and how it works that might give you a better insight into what is happening with you.   Do watch it.   You and Your Gallbladder.

To your Health.

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