Be Careful Out There by Doug Kaufman (KnowtheCause.com)

I don’t usually go to doctors. About 13 years ago, I revised my life insurance plan and a medical person came to my office and asked many questions, then drew my blood and got a urine sample. A few weeks later I learned that my request was denied because my cholesterol was far too high at 226. I argued my case and the large insurance carrier chose a local physician for me to see who performed a cardiac stress test

I passed the test with flying colors. I’m still alive, even with excess cholesterol swimming through my bloodstream. Imagine that! My only exposure to physical examinations prior to that was in 1972, as an exit physical exam from the U.S. Navy. I do not ever get screened for cancer, because I believe that detection tests are often.inaccurate and because of that, I believe that cancer is being overdiagnosed.

So often, I believe that going to a doctor for a minor health problem is like going to a mechanic when the red “oil” light appears on your dashboard. Doctors and mechanics are paid to find problems and they are both very good at that. Perhaps a changed diet and 3 quarts of engine oil will fix most minor problems.

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Toxins = Bad Health

There are so many ways that toxins can get into your body and disrupt the normal body functions.   Yes, you can breath it, you can ingest them, you can even get it through your skin.’

Wonder what is in your beauty products?  What is in that shaving cream?  What is in the make up or skin softener?  What about the cleaning products?

What about the food you eat?   Not only can it have lots of toxins from the way it was grown, but now most vegetables are genetically modified …. GMOs.

Start somewhere and start eliminating the toxins from constantly being used by the body instead of what it should be using for health.

Here’s an article on GMO in case you wonder about buying non-GMO products but think they are too expensive.  Think about how expensive bad health is.

GMOs 

What is Processed Foods?

I keep being told that someone eats natural foods only and doesn’t eat processed foods.  But, when I talk further, they don’t know what that means..

Thought I’d give you some information – a processed food s any food that’s been changed prior to being consumed according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

When nutritionists  refer to “processed foods, they have a lot of additives.

Does it come in a box?  That’s a hint.

Processed foods comes with being heavily modified and contains a long list of ingredients.

That covers a lot of food.

Here is an article that can help.   Processed Foods

 

Why is What You Eat So Important?

So often I hear from various people that they don’t want to change their diet, they are too old to change what they eat and besides disease is really hereditary anyway

Is it?  I very often tell someone when they complain about the cost of healthy organic food, that they can spend more now or they can pay the doctor later. Besides the pain, loss of income, and anxiety of that might be wrong when they get ill, they miss out on all the energy they could have right now.

As an example of what a poor diet can do, may I present an article Diet of The Plague? What Went Wrong?

How does this work?

You have to understand that there are forty nutrients that cannot be made in the body. They are essential fatty acids, 15 vitamins, 14 minerals, and 10 amino acids. Collectively these forty nutrients are spoken of as the body’s requirements. From these our bodies synthesize an estimated 10,000 different compounds essential to the maintenance of health. All the forty nutrients work together. Therefore, the lack of any one might result in the underproduction of hundreds of these essential compounds. Probably no one nutrient is ever totally lacking from an otherwise adequate diet, but partial simultaneous deficiencies of many nutrients is common.

Your body needs these things every day to function. You have to start paying attention to what you eat, and make sure you take those vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids that are missing in your diet.

Rather than have to deal with sickness and heroic measures to save your life (surgery, drugs, etc.).  Isn’t it a better idea to build health?

Understanding what your body needs and providing it is your best Health Insurance.

 

We need to shift our focus from treating disease to generating health…” Hippocrates (“The Father of Medicine” 460 BC – 380 BC)

 

Read about What is a Healthy Diet? 

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Improve Your Health by Getting Toxins Out of Your Home

There are so many ways for toxins to sneak into your body – food, drink and through the skin.

We live in a toxic environment. The air you breathe can be polluted with chemicals (some places more than others), the toxins can come via processed foods (just look at the labels sometimes) and in the household products that you clean with. Cleaners that you wash your dishes with, cleaners for your bathroom, bedroom and kitchen, and even those you brush your teeth with.

Learn More about  Toxins in Your Environment – One of the Causes of Bad Health

Plant Medicine? What is “Aromotherapy”?

I’ve heard and seen things about Aromatherapy. I never paid much attention to it and felt it was creating nice odors that people wanted in their house or felt it relaxed them.   

Then I found out that in 1937, a french perfumer gave that name to essential oils which is actually traditional plant medicine.   

Now that was something I’d be interested in finding out about.  It is now called essential oils and is becoming popular again.  Plant medicine has been around for thousands of years and was the only medicine until the 1880s when the drug companies were formed to make pharmaceuticals.  

So what can plant medicine do?  A lot of things, and its safe and works well.

Why do the essences of the plant create change?  And what can it do?

Read: Essential Oils – Plant Medicine for Wellness

Mineral Waters can Remove Aluminum Toxicity

I’ve been drinking bottled water for years. and now I’m glad I’ve been using one of the three recommended brands.

There has been a dramatic increase in neurological diseases linked to aluminum toxicity. The blood brain barrier doesn’t stop aluminum’s intrusion into our gray matter. Aluminum accumulates and remains in tissue that doesn’t have a rapid cellular turnover.

Read Article and What Mineral Water will Help

Big Pharma & Natural Remedies

I was reading a medical book from the mid 1800s. It was interesting to see the use of herbs and natural remedies. I do know that in 1880s the pharmaceutical companies started producing drugs in the laboratory and that it contained petroleum products.

Yes, really. Scientists discovered “petrochemicals” and the ability to create all kinds of chemicals from oil.

I also know that in 1920, in order to “standardize” the medical schools, a report was done and what happened was the standard and approved medical procedures where pharmaceutical drugs & surgery.

Here is an article on how that all came about. This tied it together. Big Pharma and the War Against Natural Cures.

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

Here is an article by Dr. Mercola that we wanted to pass on.  With all the problems and side-effects (like violence & suicide) around the taking of anti-depressants.  He has dome great data on the cause of depression due to diet.

Here is his article:

  • Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of whom are seniors
  • Research shows nutrition is a crucial factor in depression, and researchers have suggested diet is an important yet overlooked aspect of psychiatry
  • Recent research found seniors who followed the DASH diet were 11 percent less likely to develop depression over the following six years, whereas those following a standard Western diet had the highest rates of depression
  • Other studies have shown that unprocessed foods, especially fermented foods, help optimize your gut microbiome, thereby supporting optimal mental health, whereas sugar, wheat (gluten) and processed foods have been linked to a greater risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide
  • Your gut communicates to your brain via your vagus nerve and the stress pathway in your endocrine system, and by producing mood-boosting neurotransmitters. These links help explain why your gut health has such a significant impact on your mental health

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Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression