Thursday, January 28, 2016

17 Signs Your Body is Too Acidic and 9 Ways to Quickly Alkalize It

Acidic bodies are unhealthy bodies. When the body is acidic, it creates an unwanted environment where illness, bacteria, and yeast thrive. When the body is overly acidic, the body takes minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Because of this, the body’s mineral reserves such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium can run dangerously low and cause damage that can go undetected for years, until it reaches unhealthy levels, causing acidosis. 

Most of us are already consuming enough acid forming foods, such as dairy, grains, meats and sugar. Since the body is constantly generating acidic waste products from the metabolism, those waste products need to be neutralized or excreted in some way. In order to neutralize the constant acid generation, we need to supply the body with more alkaline foods.

Consider the health problems caused by mild acidosis (poor pH balance):

  • Inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
    •Immune deficiency
    •Sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck
    •Respiratory problems, shortness of breath, coughing
    •Yeast fungal overgrowth
    •Low energy and chronic fatigue
    •Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and reduction in oxygen
    •Heart problems, arrhythmias, increased heart rate
    •Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
    •Bladder and kidney infections
    •Accelerated free radical damage
    •Premature aging
    •Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    •Osteoporosis, weak brittle bones, hip fractures, bone spurs
    •Headaches, confusion, sleepiness
    •Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup
    •Allergies, acne

Doesn’t the body adjust pH on its own?

Yes it can, but it does so at a price. The normal pH for all tissues and fluids in the body, except the stomach is alkaline. With the exception of blood, all of the body systems have a wide pH range, in part so they can shift to maintain the blood pH, which must be maintained at the very narrow margin of 7.35 to 7.45.  For example, if the system becomes too acidic, the blood will take alkaline forming elements from the digestive enzyme system of the small intestine. This now creates a less than optimal environment for proper digestion. So while the body can adjust pH on its own, it does so at a price to other systems in the body, which can lead to additional health problems.  

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Frightening Truth Exposed About Grocery Store Eggs Has Everyone Buzzing


Fresh Eggs Daily put up a Facebook post that has everyone stirred up about how to read egg labels and how most eggs are on average, 45 days (or more) in age. The core theme of the post is understanding how egg producers manipulate labels, or just hope you don’t understand how they work. And in most cases, judging from the comments, this would be true. It is a really eye opening post.

 So today (1/19) I was shopping and snapped a few photos of some egg cartons. EVERY date I saw on them was between 352-355, meaning that those eggs were put in that carton on the 352nd-355th day of last year. Add to that the 19 days so far this year, and these eggs have all been in the carton for about a month (and could have been laid up to 30 days prior to that) and check out the Sell by dates – these eggs can still sit on the shelf for a few more weeks. 

 Just be aware of the food you’re buying. Know how to read labels. And keep raising those backyard chickens! I’ll take a 45 MINUTE old egg from a happy hen any day over a 45 DAY old egg!


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dr. Radhe Shyam | Natural Cures for Every Disease

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We use whatever is found in nature to cure every possible disease. Breast cancer is extremely simple to cure. Asthma, paralysis, diabetes, cholesterol, arthritis, back pain, kidney failure, etc. can all be cured. India possesses enormous wealth, says Dr. Radhe Shyam. Any disease in this world comes from nature and can be cured with nature. We only need the knowledge on how to do so.

We had to shorten this interview because Dr. Shyam had only slept for two hours and had over 80 patients to see. We waited for seven hours as he was traveling throughout the night in order to arrive at his destination. Listen for more...

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Dr. Radhe Shyam is a physician from India. After spending decades in the United States as an allopathic doctor he realized that he could not operate outside the boundaries imposed to him by the medical establishment. So he returned to his native India where he has matched the respective herbs to a number of conditions in order to, not only treat them, but cure them.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sydney Ross Singer | Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras


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Breast cysts, pain and cancer are epidemic at this time in history. The cancer detection and treatment industry says the cause of 70% of all breast cancer is unknown. Dressed to Kill gives the answer to this mystery, explaining how the greatest threat to breast health is something women do to themselves every day. Dressed to Kill started as a personal crisis in the author's lives, when Soma was shocked to find a lump in her breast while pregnant. Looking for clues as to the cause of the lump led this husband-and-wife medical anthropologist team to develop a new theory on the cause of breast cancer, and to conduct an extensive survey of nearly 5,000 US women, half of whom had breast cancer, in an attempt to uncover this heretofore hidden cause of breast disease. Pioneers in the new field of Applied Medical Anthropology, Singer and Grismaijer explain their unique and fruitful approach to understanding and researching the cultural causes of disease in easy to read language accessible to the layperson and professional alike. Dressed to Kill has already changed the healthcare and fashion worlds, and has saved millions of women from the pains and sorrows of breast cancer. Controversial for its challenge to established custom and medical dogma, this breakthrough book is already a classic, destined to be known as the beginning to the end of this terrible breast cancer epidemic. 

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Sydney Ross Singer is a medical anthropologist, the author of several groundbreaking and controversial health books, and the director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, located in Hawaii. He is best known for his revolutionary and shocking research linking breast cancer with the wearing of tight bras, which he describes in his book, Dressed To Kill. Using his training in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine, Sydney is pioneering a new field of health research, called Applied Medical Anthropology, shedding light on the many ways our culture is making us sick. Since his work often challenges industries that promote or profit from damaging lifestyles, his research has been suppressed and censored, especially by the medical industry. Sydney Ross Singer received a Bachelor's of Science in biology from the University of Utah in 1979. He then spent two years in the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Duke University, followed by another two years at Duke in the anthropology Ph.D. program, receiving a Master's Degree. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas on a full academic scholarship, where he spent one year in the medical humanities Ph.D. program, and received an additional two years training in medical school.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

(MoneyWatch) If you are brilliant, ambitious and gifted in science, you may consider becoming a doctor. If so, think twice. According to a new survey by personal finance site NerdWallet, most doctors are dissatisfied with the job, and less than half would choose a career in medicine if they were able to do it all over again.
There are many reasons for the dissatisfaction, said Christina Lamontagne, vice president of health at NerdWallet. Most doctors enter the field thinking they'll be able to spend most of their time healing the sick. Yet the paperwork burden on doctors has become crushing, and could become even more complicated under the Affordable Care Act.

"Administrative tasks account for nearly one-quarter of a doctor's day," Lamontagne said. "With additional liability concerns and more layers in health care, we can understand the drain this takes." 

Worse, the cost of becoming a doctor has soared, with higher education expenses leaving the average newly minted physician with $166,750 in medical school debt, while average salaries are declining. Nearly one-third of doctors -- 28 percent - saw a cut in pay last year, according to NerdWallet's research. 

To be sure, pay is still high, with doctors accounting for the preponderance of six-figure positions in the countryaccording to government data. But it also takes between 11 and 14 years of higher education to become a physician. That means the typical doctor doesn't earn a full-time salary until 10 years after the typical college graduate starts making money. 

That lost decade of work costs a cool half-million dollars, if you assume this individual could have earned just $50,000 annually, and the typical medical school candidate is smart and successful enough to earn considerably more. Add in the time and cost it takes to pay off medical school debt and a dissatisfied physician may well consider pursuing medicine a $1 million mistake. (This assumes the average $166,750 medical school debt  takes 30 years to repay at 7.5 percent interest -- a total cost of $419,738.)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Derrick Jensen | Endgame: The Problem of Civilization

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This is an interview for our time. It is an important contribution to radial environmentalism, direct action and understanding the underlying subterranean currents that transpire to make up western culture as we know it today.

Endgame asks the question and then attempts to solve it: Do you believe that our culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of living? If the answer is no what then is to be done about it?

Willing or not, ready or not the human species is involved in an all-out, no holds barred war against the dominant culture, western culture. Most people are not competitors, they are the stakes. The spoils, no less, is every living, beating heart and every soul of sentient life upon the planet. The effects of the dominant culture are obvious in every polluted river, the devastation of wildlife, destruction of habitat, the loss of the Coho salmon, dioxin in every mother's breast milk and the habitat of great grizzly bear to name but a few examples from the book. Derrick Jensen wants that turned around. No one can be exempted from the dominant cultures effects. No sector of our lives remains untouched. No sector of any non-humans life remains untouched. Endgame invites us to fight back.

Sure, Jensen recognizes that to ensure the bone and marrow of the dominant cultures value system, the central mechanism must exclusively fixate on human worth and human values exclusively and to achieve this end, indoctrination or "education" from womb to tomb is mandatory. On one hand there must be a constant reinforcement of the dominant cultures ideals with an emphasis on each individuals total dependence on a system that has a death urge and is killing us, the land, the non-human animal kingdom and sentient life all at once.

Endgame's piece de resistance is in exploring this death urge and then finding ways to resist it. Jensen has gone there before us and saw that mid-wifed by the entrepreneur, the banker, the technocrat, the scientists and ultimately the lawyer of the dominant culture, this sane and sustainable way of living can not, will not, be born from between the printed sheets of pacts and agreements; joint ventures and mergers; contracts and covenants and international treatises signed and countersigned by the political bureaucrat.

Endgame neither lacks cultural resonance or political closure. It engulfs both.

Jensen's genius is such that he is capable of providing a spiritual dimension to the ecological project. The Machine's lifeblood sets anonymous abstractions like `productivity' and `efficiency' far above human, non-human and planetary needs and it's this the kind of culture Jensen seeks not to reform but to demolish.

Endgame identifies vested interests which survive by controlling the state, the western "productive" apparatus and the institutions of "civilized" life that are by their very nature parasitic and predatory. This in turn plays upon the consciousness of the individual that sets up expectations with strategies of repressive normalization that imposes false needs on individuals. True needs are clean water, air, food and lodgings at some ecologically sustainable level of culture.

The world is on the brink of a human catastrophe of unprecedented proportions and the critical mass, the western intellectuals, along with activists working within the system have fallen prey to malaise and inaction. An unspoken theme running throughout Derrick Jensen's work is how to connect the microcosm with the macrocosm. In this he articulates a type of spirituality that is not transcendent as such, but is based squarely on our connection with the land and defending that same land-base and the ones we love. His work fosters biodiversity, respect and responsibility for the land and for indigenous people. He knows that indigenous peoples demands for rights to their biodiverse environments are direct challenges to the way in which hegemonic political discourse of the Machine and traditional critiques of capitalism are framed today.

Endgame recognizes the living force of new ideas or a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of living incarnated into political culture, as it now stands, is impossible. What Endgame proposes is the antithesis of the dominant cultures political structure and therefore has to be worked at from outside the system.

In fact an influx of living ideas, such as Endgame has produced, into the existing political structure is a direct threat to that structure. Derrick Jensen has said that what he wants is the fall of civilization and he's not kidding. He's not interested in "democratic egalitarianism" or a style of "liberal democracy". He's called for a revolution but who, the next question is asked, has heard the call?

Endgame knows that the dominant culture has no moral base and never did have, as a mooring point for any system of government, because it does not require it for its specific functioning. What currently passes for a moral base is nothing more than pressing needs calling for immediate action that are responded to on a situation by situation basis. Jensen makes a convincing case for its opposite - a relationship that is symbiotic, constant and intimate with the earth, others and living nature.

The dominant culture is a malignancy that will keep devouring new resources even if that means undermining the very body - nature herself - upon which it depends. How are the specifics of that to be best understood?

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Derrick Jensen is an activist, philosopher, teacher, author, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, who holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. In 2008, he was named one of the Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," and in 2006 he was named Press Action's Person of the Year for his work on the book Endgame.

Monday, January 11, 2016

30 Unhealthy Foods You Mistake As Healthy and Their Surprising Swaps

Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is terrible. We’re led to believe that unhealthy foods are healthy simply because of the overuse of trendy “diet fads” and clever marketing.

I want to help make things simple for you, my friend. One of our talented writers recently wrote a post, which inspired this week’s Saturday Strategy. I want to show you 30 simple swaps to help you upgrade your plate and ultimately, upgrade your health!

You may already know some of these, while others may be new. I encourage you to give them a try and find the ones you like best. Get your friends and family involved and pick a day of the week to try a new recipe using a new “healthy swap” from this list. Then comment below and let me know which one you tried and how it turned out!

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite from this list because they are all so good!

1. Pasta < Spaghetti Squash

Eating spaghetti squash will help fill up your plate without adding a ton of calories. Each cup of the cooked squash contains only 42 calories – 2 percent of the daily calorie intake on a 1,500-calorie diet, or 1.5 percent of a 2,000-calorie diet. Due to the squash’s low calorie content, substituting spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti pasta dramatically reduces the calorie content of your meal; substituting a cup of squash in place of pasta saves you 179 calories. If you normally eat spaghetti once a week, the calorie difference in switching to spaghetti squash translates to 2.5 pounds of weight loss over the course of a year.

Each cup of cooked squash contains approximately 10 grams of total carbohydrates, including 2.2 grams of fiber.

One cup of squash contains vitamin A, several B vitamins, as well as vitamins C, E and K. In addition, spaghetti squash provides a source of the essential minerals calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

2. Skim Milk < Almond, Hemp or Coconut Milk

Skim milk is fortified with synthetic vitamins to replace those lost in fat-removal and milk solids to replace the protein and calcium lost in processing. Just one cup of skim milk contains 90 calories and 12 grams of sugar.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.

The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The new results provide a possible biological mechanism for therapeutic effects.

Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception

According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, gene activity can change on a daily basis. If the perception in your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment and then controls the blood’s chemistry, then you can literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts.

In fact, Dr. Lipton’s research illustrates that by changing your perception, your mind can alter the activity of your genes and create over thirty thousand variations of products from each gene. He gives more detail by saying that the gene programs are contained within the nucleus of the cell, and you can rewrite those genetic programs through changing your blood chemistry.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mel Borins, M.D. | A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

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In the United States alone, more than 38 percent of people use Alternative Medicine to treat and prevent medical issues and more than 50 percent of people have tried Alternative Medicine at some point in their life. But because some people don't feel their doctors see those methods as legitimate, patients often turn to unreliable sources such as the internet, celebrities, etc. for guidance. With so much misinformation out there, how does anyone know which advice to follow and what actually works?

Dr. Mel Borins answers these questions using the latest scientific research and double-blind studies to educate patients and physicians alike on which alternative treatments work, which don't, and why. And more importantly, it teaches them how to safely use these alternative treatments, as a reputable source of information to supplement their conventional medicine treatments. Dr. Borins speak to the layperson while backing up his findings to full studies for the medical professional. We cover traditional healing and herbal remedies, physical therapies, psychological therapies, and natural health products--making it perfect for alternative medicine skeptics looking for hard evidence, doctors of conventional medicine seeking to understand why alternative therapies work, and for those open to alternative medicine but who want to understand the benefits and dangers; these include America's 78 million Baby Boomers who purchase 77 percent of all prescriptions drugs and are seeking ways to treat their health issues without causing more of them.

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A Family Physician, Author, Musician and Transformational Trainer, Dr. Mel Borins is guaranteed to bring insight, joy and laughter to his audiences worldwide. As a leading expert in health and wellness, he uses a fun-loving approach and delivers a fresh perspective to the often serious subjects of health and stress management.

Borins is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is widely respected as an innovator, writer and speaker by the scientific community, medical and health professions, and non-medical audiences, alike. He is a regular contributor to medical journals, and sought after advisor to media for his knowledge of healing through the use of psychosocial, spiritual and somatic medicine.

Not your average, M.D., Dr. Borins, a talented musician and photojournalist, advocates the concept of “pronoia” as an integral part of health promotion. In his newly released book, Photos and Songs of a Pronoic Physician, a unique collection of his healing music and poetic verse is featured on CD, along with photographs telling stories of different cultures, from his travels to many countries around the world.

Dr. Borins has written 2 other books, An Apple a Day – A Holistic Health Primer, and Go Away, Just for the Health of It, in which he provides a refreshing prescription for staying healthy. He has many featured articles appearing in medical journals including Post Graduate Medicine, Canadian Family Physician, Canadian Medical Association Journal and New Zealand Family Physician.

He is a sought after expert to the media on the topics of stress management, laughter, grief, travel, health, alternative and complementary medicine. Dr. Borins has appeared on major television networks CBS, ABC, FOX, CTV, CITY & GLOBAL , and radio stations across North America, and is regularly interviewed by local, national and international news media. Dr. Borins is on active staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, in addition to his private practice in Family Medicine. He became certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1981.

He has been active and instrumental in training physicians in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Communications at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Family Physicians, General Practice Psychotherapy Association, and the Institute for Healthcare Communication.

Dr. Borins has captured the attention of audiences in several countries throughout the world including Canada and the USA, India, Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Taiwan and New Zealand. He delivers a humorous and interactive presentation which motivates individuals towards positive health practices and inspires a healthier mind, body and spirit with the goal of building a healthier society.