Archive for the ‘disease prevention’ Category

REFINED GRAINS CREATE BLOOD SUGAR DISORDERS

July 10, 2008

Another Article from George about Grains.

When WHOLE grains are processed, something very serious,
with potentially devastating health consequences, happens
to that grain. In order to understand this, we need to
recall what REFINED GRAINS are: A REFINED grain is a WHOLE
grain that has been stripped of its outer shell (fiber) and
its germ (source of nutrients), leaving only the endosperm
(embryo sack).

During processing, REFINED grains go through a heating,
mechanical, and chemical processing, during which vitamins,
proteins, fats, enzymes, in fact, almost all nutrients, as
well as the fiber (outer shell of the grain), are removed,
leaving practically nothing but pure white, pure ‘naked
calories,’ pure refined carbohydrate.

When you read the word “enriched” on the label of a
REFINED grain product, it means the manufacturer, after
removing the germ from the WHOLE grain, which contained
almost all the nutrients, has attempted to replace some of
the nutrients lost in the processing with chemical
additives.

Also, when a person consumes a REFINED grain, because the
fiber has been removed, a high percentage of the starch,
(which is practically all that is left after the fiber and
germ have been removed), is very quickly broken down into
simple sugars.

These simple sugars from REFINED grain hit the blood
stream almost as rapidly as REFINED sugars do. Dealing with
all of this sugar exhausts the pancreas and/or adrenals,
and produces the same diabetic/hypoglycemic reactions we
learned about in Health Tips #549 and #550.

Lifetime consumption of REFINED sugar is approximately
10,000 pounds per person, and the lifetime intake of
REFINED grains, which converts to sugar very rapidly, is
approximately 13,000 pounds. Friends, can you not now
better understand why the people of today suffer with a
multitude of blood sugar problems.

This incredibly high intake of REFINED sugar and REFINED
grains, grains that convert very rapidly to sugar, is
devastating the people. This high sugar intake is causing a
myriad of psychological problems, dealt with by guess what –
DRUGS, which only exacerbate the problem. This high sugar
intake also packs on the pounds, the primary cause of
nearly 70% of the population being overweight, and an ever-
increasing percentage of our population becoming obese.

Prior to the year 1900, practically no REFINED sugars or
REFINED grains were consumed in America or any other place
in the world, and for sure, there were no REFINED sugars,
or REFINED grains in the diet God gave Adam and Eden in the
Garden of Eden in the Genesis 1:29 diet. Nor will you find
any REFINED sugar or REFINED grains in The Hallelujah Acres
Diet.

Because The Hallelujah Diet contains no REFINED sugars or
REFINED grains, it is the best weight loss program in the
world, while at the same time, because of the elimination
of these REFINED products, it helps those with emotional,
physiological, and depression problems recover.

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Cow’s Milk Linked to Type One Diabetes

July 7, 2008

“A new study adds more evidence that cow’s milk proteins
trigger Type 1 diabetes. Marcia Goldfarb of Anatek-EP, a
protein research laboratory in Portland, Maine, reports
having found antibodies of bovine beta-lactoglobulin in the
serum of children with diabetes. Individuals without
diabetes did not have the antibody. Type 1 diabetes is
believed to be caused when antibodies destroy the insulin-
producing pancreatic cells. Several studies have suggested
that cow’s milk proteins may trigger the production of
these dangerous antibodies… ”

This recent research confirms what Dr. T. Colin Campbell,
PhD, had to say on this same subject in his book The China
Study, on page 187:

“In the case of Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks
the pancreas cells responsible for producing insulin. This
devastating, incurable disease strikes children, creating a
painful and difficult experience for young families. What
most people don’t know, though, is that there is strong
evidence that this disease is linked to diet and, more
specifically to dairy products. The ability of cow’s milk
protein to initiate Type 1 diabetes is well documented.”

EDITORS COMMENTS: Dr. Campbell’s book devotes 8 pages to
explaining the relationship of cow’s milk to Type 1
diabetes, concluding with the following: “Human breast milk
is the perfect food for an infant, and one of the most
dangerous things a mother can do is to substitute the milk
of the cow for her own [breast milk].”

For an in-depth study of the relationship of all animal
sourced foods to human physical problems, I strongly
suggest you obtain a copy of Dr. Campbell’s book, The China
Study. Thoroughly scientifically documented, this 417 page
book will give you the ammunition you need to convince the
biggest skeptic, or if you personally have any doubts of
the relationship of animal source foods to disease, this
book is a must read. Contact me For the Book if you’d Like.

Discovering Inflamation: What is it? Causes it? and How to Prevent it?

July 1, 2008

I Read an article last night that I thought I would share with you. As dancers we may often experience inflammation. So have a read to find out what you can do to naturally help this problem without having to pop the pain killers.

The Definition of inflammation, according to About.com is:
An immune response to injury or infection causing pain, redness, heat, and swelling in the affected area. Heat from inflammation is produced because of increased circulation as white blood cells and chemicals are rushed to protect us from foreign invaders, allergens, toxins or infections. Common allergens that produce inflammation are pollens, gluten in wheat, cow milk, and yeast from baked goods, beer and wine. Inflammation can also result from injury. It may create unpleasant sensations such as swollen joints that feel warm, pain, stiffness, fever, chills, fatigue, headaches and muscle stiffness.

Many times we cannot feel inflammation in our system. Though we may not be aware of a low grade inflammation present in our bodies, it may be taking a serious toll on our well being. An over abundance of inflammation in our body can lead to Alzheimer’s, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and prostatitis. One of the most common diseases associated with inflammation is irritable bowel syndrome. Another prevalent disease is asthma.

The most important area of our body to keep inflammation in check is our digestive track. Our gut is most often where we first make contact with foreign invaders. Our stomach and intestine lining is what protects us from foreign toxins and bad bacteria. When the lining is weakened, toxins and germs seep through the lining into the body and the immune system must kick into high gear. Your immune system screams for help, thus producing inflammation. As germs and toxins leak into our body from a failed digestive lining, illnesses may develop at other places throughout the body.

There are many things we can do to stop inflammation. Eat foods high in fiber. Refrain from refined sugars and grains. Eliminate foods that are high in arachidonic acid such as red meats, egg yolks and shellfish. Get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid drugs and antibiotics if possible. Exercise. Rest. Eat anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger, garlic, onions, parsley, cayenne and citrus fruits. The spice turmeric helps to fight inflammation. Curcumin is derived from turmeric. Because fresh turmeric only contains 4% curcumin, the best way to receive the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric is to take a curcumin supplement. Please read the information in this newsletter concerning the brand new Hallelujah Acres New Generation Bio-Curcumin.

There are healthy alternatives to Advil and Aleve. Choose a healthy lifestyle so you can calm the heat of inflammation.

Information from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health information and Ultra-Prevention by Mark Hyman and Mark Liponis.