Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to deal with food allergies & intolerance's...

Affecting perhaps as many as 50 million Americans, food allergies and intolerances can really lower one's quality of life and affect a person's productivity at work, home, or in any athletic pursuit you might be inclined to enjoy. Common food allergies can come from eating peanuts, shell fish, milk and dairy products, chocolate, strawberries, corn, eggs, soy, and wheat, as well as many others.

If it's a food intolerance, taking digestive enzymes can really help. I take a food enzyme with each meal to mimic eating raw foods when some of what I eat has been cooked, which destroys the natural enzymes contained to pre-digest the food, before it leaves the stomach. The product I like and use is Advanced Enzyme Systems, by Rainbow Light. If you are over 40 and have low HCL levels which affect protein and mineral digestion, MBI has a great product called Bio-Gest. You can click on the MBI link and then click Natural Remedies, then Digestive Aids to find it. If you are very intolerant, you may need to take both, especially if you are over 40 years old, when HCL levels begin to wean.

If you are truly allergic, then your immune system is treating that food as an allergen, and you may have to not eat that food any more or consider taking Antigens to overcome the allergy. MBI has an assortment of Homeopathic Oral Antigens that are taken under the tongue, so even children can take them. In my opinion they're as good or better than shots and much easier and less expensive to use.
They can treat food allergies as well as air borne issues, like grasses, weeds, trees, dust, yeast, molds, etc.
To check them out click on the MBI website, click on Natural Remedies and then Allergy Products.

Also for air borne as well as food allergies, I formulated a complete product designed to provide natural anti-histamine as well as general immune support for allergy symptoms called ALLERBLOC.
If taken daily, it helps block allergic responses before they occur without any tiredness or loss of energy. Give it a try.

Enjoy this week's articles and studies...

And remember, you are never too old to become younger.


Source Of Major Health Benefits In Olive Oil Revealed...
Scientists have pinned down the constituent of olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. In a study of the major antioxidants in olive oil, Portuguese researchers showed that one, DHPEA-EDA, protects red blood cells from damage more than any other part of olive oil.

Smoking And High Blood Pressure Each Account For One In Five Deaths In US Adults...
Smoking, high blood pressure and being overweight are the leading preventable risk factors for premature mortality in the United States, according to a new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), with collaborators from the University of Toronto and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Magnesium may benefit blood pressure in hypertensives...
Supplemental magnesium may reduce blood pressure people with high blood pressure, but seemingly normal magnesium levels, says a new study from Korea. On the other hand, the supplements had no effect on the blood pressure measurements of normo-tensive individuals, according to findings published online in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.
“These findings suggest that magnesium supplementation may help prevent the progression of hypertension in normo-magnesemic non-diabetic overweight people with higher BP, although mechanisms of counter-regulation preventing further BP increase remain to be elucidated,” wrote the researchers from Pusan National University.
The study adds to findings from epidemiological studies which reported that more magnesium, potassium and calcium may reduce the risk of hypertension in certain populations.

Common Cooking Spice Found In Curry Shows Promise In Combating Diabetes And Obesity...
Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain, but can it prevent diabetes? Since inflammation plays a big role in many diseases and is believed to be involved in onset of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes, Drew Tortoriello, M.D., an endocrinologist and research scientist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, and his colleagues were curious what effect the herb might have on diabetic mice. Dr. Tortoriello, working with pediatric resident Stuart Weisberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Rudolph Leibel, M.D., fellow endocrinologist and the co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, discovered that turmeric-treated mice were less susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes, based on their blood glucose levels, and glucose and insulin tolerance tests. They also discovered that turmeric-fed obese mice showed significantly reduced inflammation in fat tissue and liver compared to controls. They speculate that curcumin, the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant ingredient in turmeric, lessens insulin resistance and prevents Type 2 diabetes in these mouse models by dampening the inflammatory response provoked by obesity.

Vitamin D deficiency accelerates atherosclerosis in type 1 diabetics...
"Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide and could be a novel risk factor for the development of coronary artery atherosclerosis," says Ramachandra B. Naik, MD, of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado, Denver.
Dr. Naik presented study results indicating that although vitamin D (25-OHD) deficiency is not increased among type 1 diabetes patients, a deficiency in this patient population is associated with the initiation and acceleration of coronary artery calcification.
Furthermore, researchers have identified vitamin D-receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms that may be responsible for lower 25-OHD levels. "There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that vitamin D deficiency with VDR polymorphism may accelerate atherosclerosis," Dr. Naik says.

Vitamin D linked to successful weight loss with dieting...
Increased intakes of vitamin D may improve weight loss while following a calorie-restricted diet, according to new findings from the US.
For every increase of 1 ng/mL in level of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol – a measure of vitamin D status - subjects ended up losing almost 0.2 kg more on their calorie-restricted diet, suggest findings presented at the Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Furthermore, for each 1-ng/mL increase in the active form of vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol), subjects lost 0.107 kg more.
“Our results suggest the possibility that the addition of vitamin D to a reduced-calorie diet will lead to better weight loss,” said the study's lead author, Shalamar Sibley, MD, from the University of Minnesota.

Red Wine Compound Resveratrol Demonstrates Significant Health Benefits...
The benefits of alcohol are all about moderation. Low to moderate drinking – especially of red wine – appears to reduce all causes of mortality, while too much drinking causes multiple organ damage. A mini-review of recent findings on red wine's polyphenols, particularly one called resveratrol, will be published in the September issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research; the review is also available at Early View.

Antibiotics Take Toll On Beneficial Microbes In Gut...
It’s common knowledge that a protective navy of bacteria normally floats in our intestinal tracts. Antibiotics at least temporarily disturb the normal balance. But it’s unclear which antibiotics are the most disruptive, and if the full array of “good bacteria” return promptly or remain altered for some time. In studies in mice, University of Michigan scientists have shown for the first time that two different types of antibiotics can cause moderate to wide-ranging changes in the ranks of these helpful guardians in the gut. In the case of one of the antibiotics, the armada of “good bacteria” did not recover its former diversity even many weeks after a course of antibiotics was over.

Breathe Right: The Surprising Link between Asthma and Vitamin D...
Vitamin D sure is in the news a lot lately. In fact, a recent statistic showed that up to 80 percent of American adults are deficient in vitamin D! That’s a startling fact, especially considering all of the health benefits vitamin D can have, from keeping your heart healthy to staving off dementia and cancer. Now, a new study has shown that there’s an asthma-vitamin D connection – especially if you’re a mom-to-be. Let’s take a look at this recent discovery.

New Evidence That Vinegar May Be Natural Fat-fighter...
Researchers in Japan are reporting new evidence that the ordinary vinegar — a staple in oil-and-vinegar salad dressings, pickles, and other foods — may live up to its age-old reputation in folk medicine as a health promoter. They are reporting new evidence that vinegar can help prevent accumulation of body fat and weight gain.

Med diet components linked to longer life: Study...
Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may lead to longer life, according to a new study from Greece.
Results of the Greek segment of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and nutrition (EPIC) suggest that cereals and dairy products didn’t make a major contribution, while moderate alcohol consumption and low meat consumption were linked to longer life.
“An analysis of this type cannot provide universally applicable results, because diet varies across populations and also between sections of the same population,” wrote the researchers in the British Medical Journal.

The Healthiest Foods On Earth...
What is the best diet for human beings?
Vegetarian? Vegan? High-protein? Low-fat? Dairy-Free?
Hold on to your shopping carts: There is no perfect diet for human beings. At least not one that's based on how much protein, fat or carbohydrates you eat.
People have lived and thrived on high-protein, high-fat diets (the Inuit of Greenland); on low-protein, high-carb diets (the indigenous peoples of southern Africa); on diets high in raw milk and cream (the people of the Loetschental Valley in Switzerland); diets high in saturated fat (the Trobriand Islanders) and even on diets in which animal blood is considered a staple (the Massai of Kenya and Tanzania). And folks have thrived on these diets without the ravages of degenerative diseases that are so epidemic in modern life--heart disease, diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, osteoporosis and cancer.

In Depth: 11 Ways To Boost Your Energy...
How to use nutrition, exercise, and stress relief to refuel your body and energize your mind. Fatigue is one of the biggest problems of modern life. But most of us deal with the problem in all the wrong ways. We want a magic bullet--an energy bar or supplement or tonic that will make us feel like a superhero.
So is there an easy and quick solution to our energy crisis? Yes and no.

Kidney Stones: A Squeeze of Lemon Juice Prevents the Most Painful Condition Known to Man...
(NaturalNews) Kidney Stones truly are one of, if not THE, most painful medical problems on earth. This disabling illness sends tens of thousands to the Emergency Room in excruciating pain each year. But the research is clear: drinking a small amount of Lemon Juice every day is an effective way to prevent these painful stones from ever having to happen in the first place.

Links to resources for nutraceuticals mentioned in the above articles...

NSI Magnesium Ultra - 300 mgs

Vitamin D3 - 4000 IU's

Probiotic 15-35

Resvertrol - 200 mgs

Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum - Turmeric Extract - 450 mg

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