Coca Cola - a bomb in our body



Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? Because it gets you high. They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? Because it was redundant.

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Can of Coke?

~ In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour, allowing you to keep it down.

~ 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

~ 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

~ 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

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~ 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

~ after  60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water. As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth. This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.)


Imagine how many rounds a negative effect on our body and mind when it contains only the artificial sweeteners. We hope that this article will help everyone to "take off" from coca-cola and returned to the water and natural beverages.








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Bread, pasta and pizza - Caution




Today the main part of the calories consumed by men comes from cereal grains like wheat, oats, barley, rye, maize and rice. But we are not used to this new food we started to consume between only 10,000 and 5,000 years ago. Genetically we are still the hunter-gatherers from 190,000 years ago, adapted to meats, fruits and vegetables.

Anthropology tells us that as soon as we started eating grains, there was a reduction in stature and lifespan and an increase in infant mortality, infectious diseases, iron deficiency, bone mineral disorders and dental caries. And this was only the omen of all the trouble cereal grains would bring more to mankind.

   Cereal grains and carbohydrates


The endosperms of cereal grains are carbohydrate rich. When you consume a lot of grain based products you inevitable take up a lot of starch. We convert starch into blood sugar. It is known that a chronic intake of abundances of starch and sugar leads to high blood sugar, high insulin, overweight, insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other diseases of civilization.




   Vitamins and minerals


Cereal grains contain no vitamins A, C, D and B12 and the bio-availability of the vitamins cereal grains do contain, is low. Some cereal grains even depress vitamin metabolism. Cereal grains are poor sources of calcium, but contain relatively high phosphorus. This negatively influences bone growth, bone loss and metabolism. On top of this, high magnesium levels cause calcium excretion. Due to phytates in grains, the bio-availability of calcium, iron, copper, magnesium and zinc is low. Iron deficiency causes anemia, increases infection and prenatal mortality and reduces the mental growth in children. Shortage of zinc can result in blocked growth, reduced activity of ovaries and testes and delayed start of puberty.


   Fats and protein


A diet based upon cereal grains, leads to a disturbance of the balance between omega 3 and 6. The omega 3 content is low and the omega 6 content is relatively high. Since omega 3 and 6 need to use the same metabolic pathways, there is competition between the two. A high dietary level of omega 6 inhibits the action of omega 3. This plays a role in thrombosis, coronary heart disease, preterm births, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Human proteins are composed out of 21 amino acids. Nine of these are essential, this means that they must come from our diet. There must be a sufficient dietary intake of both essential and non-essential amino acids to prevent us from getting sick. Cereal grains are poor sources of several essential amino acids. Deficiencies can result in impaired growth, losses of lean body mass and muscular strength, weakened immune function and compromised recover capacity.


   Antinutrients


Cereal grains are rich in antinutrients like phytates, alkylresorcinols, alpha-amylase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, lectins and gluten. Antinutrients are compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients. Cereal grains contain all these antinutrients to protect themselves against predators like us. Alkylresorcinols have growth depressive effects. Also they cause red blood cells to break open, DNA strands to split, they stimulate platelet aggregation and are involved in liver and renal degeneration. Alpha-amylase inhibitors inactivate the breakdown of starch into sugars and cause hypersensitivity reactions. Chronic use induces harmful changes to the pancreas. Protease inhibitors oppose the activity of digestive enzymes and can cause enlargement of the pancreas which may lead to cancer.



   Lectins are the major antinutrients in cereal grains


Lectins consist of an extensive group of proteins that have the property to eagerly bind to carbohydrate containing molecules. Different cereal grains contain several different lectins. Lectins are closely related and cause similar adverse reactions. Almost every cell in the body and every extracellular element can be bound by lectins. Lectins are heat stable and resistant to digestive breakdown. Lectins bind, damage and change gut lining cells. This interferes with digestion and absorption and changes the bacterial flora, immune state and permeability of the gut. The increased permeability of the intestines facilitates the passage of lectins and not or partly degraded dietary proteins into the blood and lymphatic circulation. When you consume grains, the concentrations of these unwanted trespassers are high and they will interfere with your state of health. Wheat lectins for instance induce pancreatic enlargement, wasting away of the thymus, depression of insulin secretion and inhibition of cell division.


   Gluten, gliadin, lectins and WGA


Many people mix up gluten, gliadin, lectins and WGA (wheat germ agglutinin). Well, gluten is derived from the Latin word for glue. And sticky it is. It is the composite of the plant storage proteins prolamin and a glutelin. In wheat the prolamin is gliadin and the glutelin is glutenin. In other cereal grains you’ll find other prolamins and glutelins. So the variety of gluten and its components as found in various cereal grains is diverse. In popular language gluten is chiefly used for the gliadin in wheat. From gliadin there are again several types. So the gluten story is not that simple. Lectins are reviewed above and not only found in cereal grains, but also in legumes, nightshades and dairy. WGA is one of the many lectins and is found in wheat. WGA is known due to its dishonorable reputation to be the main cause of celiac disease. For now, in grosso modo, you can say that gluten and lectins both cause the same sort of havoc.


 
  References:


Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword by Professor Loren Cordain 


Gluten sensitivity: from gut to brain by Marios Hadjivassiliou et al

Effects of wheat germ agglutinin on human gastrointestinal epithelium: insights from an experimental model of immune/epithelial cell interaction by Dalla Pellegrina et al



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Arsenic in our food and drink




What the manufacturers put in the fruit juice? Can we trust the food that we are not produced?


The apple and grape juice your kids are drinking may have arsenic at levels high enough to increase their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.

A full 10 percent of the juices tested by the magazine had arsenic levels higher than what is allowed in water by the Food and Drug Administration.

“What we’re talking about here is not about acute affects,” Urvashi Rangan, senior scientist at Consumer Reports, told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie. “We’re talking about chronic effects. We’re talking about cancer risk. And so, the fact that 10 percent of our samples exceeded the drinking water standard underscores the need for a standard to be set in juices.”


The fear is that over time arsenic will accumulate in children’s bodies and raise their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses, Rangan explained.


The new report echoes a study commissioned by Dr. Mehmet Oz back in September. When Oz reported his findings on his popular television show, the FDA responded by calling Oz’s study flawed and “extremely irresponsible.”
One of the issues the FDA had with Oz’s study was its failure to separate out measurements of inorganic and organic arsenic. Studies have linked inorganic arsenic to a variety of cancers. But many consider organic arsenics – especially the types commonly found in seafood - to be safe.

As far as Consumer Reports is concerned, that’s a head-in-the-sand approach.

“Questions have been raised about the human health effects of other types of organic arsenic in foods, including juices,” the magazine noted. “Use of organic arsenic in agricultural products has caused concern. For instance, the EPA in 2006 took steps to stop the use of herbicides containing organic arsenic because of their potential to turn into inorganic arsenic in the soil and contaminate drinking water.”



Beyond this, there’s evidence that organic arsenic converts into the inorganic form when chickens consume feeds that contain the compound, Consumer Reports researchers noted.

For its new study Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juices sold around the nation. Included among those tested were popular brand name juices like Minute Maid, Welch’s and Tropicana.

The study found five samples of apple juice and four of grape juice that had total arsenic levels exceeding the 10 parts per billion (ppb) federal limit for bottled and drinking water. “Most of the total arsenic in our samples was inorganic,” Consumer Reports noted.
The brand with the lowest arsenic level was Welch's Pourable Concentrate 100% Apple Juice (1.1-4.3 total arsenic ppb). Other juices with low arsenic levels include: America's Choice Apple; Tropicana 100% Apple; and Red Jacket Orchards 100% Apple.

Current FDA guidelines require water to have no more than 10 ppb of inorganic arsenic. The agency also has standards for juices and those allow higher levels of the compound – 23 ppb. The level is allowed to be higher because it’s assumed that people will consume more water than juice in the course of a normal day.

Rangan took exception to that line of thinking because the standard is based on how much water an average adult will drink in a day. “It’s not about a child who weighs far less,” she told Guthrie.

The new findings add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that juices may not be as safe as we think. Rangan pointed to an FDA study that found arsenic levels at 86 parts per billion in a baby apple juice.

A spokesperson for the Juice Products Association said she found the new report reassuring since it found no sample that tested higher than what is currently required by the FDA for juices.

“They showed that the juice samples they tested met the Food and Drug Administration’s limit on arsenic in juice,” toxicologist Gail Charnley told Guthrie. “The toxicologists and the food safety experts at the FDA set that limit in a precautionary public health based kind of way. And the food industry is committed to meeting those limits.”

The new report might prompt the FDA to change its standards for juices. In a written statement, the agency explained its response to the new data.

"We welcome the research that Consumer Reports has undertaken and look forward to reviewing the data that formed the basis for their story and their recommendations,” the agency noted. “We continue to find the vast majority of apple juice tested to contain low levels of arsenic, including the most recent samples from China. For this reason, FDA is confident in the overall safety of apple juice consumed in this country. By the same token, a small percentage of samples contain elevated levels of arsenic. In response, FDA has expanded our surveillance activities and is collecting additional data”

If that leads the FDA to change its standards for juices then the juice manufacturers will comply, Charnley said.

That was all good news to Oz. If we look at how the nation handled a similar problem two decades ago, it’s clear that we can make a difference for our kids, he said.

“Twenty-five years ago we had a problem with lead in America,” Oz told Guthrie. “And we have over the last generation been able to reduce by 90 percent the amount of lead that our kids are exposed to and that is found in their blood. As a doctor it makes me much more confident that we can do the same thing for arsenic.”

Statements made in response to TODAY report on arsenic levels in apple and grape juice


On Wednesday, November 30th, TODAY aired a report about Consumer Reports' new study on arsenic levels in apple and grape juice. Below are statements in response from the FDA and the Juice Products Association.

  
   Statement from the FDA


"We welcome the research that Consumer Reports has undertaken and look forward to reviewing the data that formed the basis for their story and their recommendations. The FDA is committed to protecting the nation's public health from contaminants in our food supply and has been monitoring fruit juices, including apple juice, for arsenic content for more than 20 years. We continue to find the vast majority of apple juice tested to contain low levels of arsenic, including the most recent samples from China. For this reason, FDA is confident in the overall safety of apple juice consumed in this country. By the same token, a small percentage of samples contain elevated levels of arsenic. In response, FDA has expanded our surveillance activities and is collecting additional data to help determine if a guidance level can be established that will reduce consumer's exposure to arsenic in apple juice. FDA will continue to monitor the latest science and work with EPA and USDA to protect public health."


   Statement from the Juice Products Association


"Safety and quality are the top priorities for U.S. juice producers. Consumers can be assured that juice producers test their products and comply with Federal regulations requiring that companies evaluate their processes, ingredients and packaging to ensure food safety.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), based upon thorough scientific evaluation and risk assessment, has established specific levels of concern for inorganic arsenic in apple and pear juice at 23 parts per billion (PPB) and for lead in fruit juice at 50 ppb. Juice products sold in the U.S. are within these Federal guidelines and we understand that the results of the Consumer Reports testing reinforce the findings that juice sold in America is safe and well below the levels of concern for arsenic and lead content.

Consumer Reports and other media outlets erroneously compare juice to the standards for drinking water. Juice is not water. To compare the trace levels of arsenic or lead in juice to the regulatory guidelines for drinking water is not appropriate because regulatory agencies have set lower thresholds for drinking water than for food and other beverages because people consume larger amounts of water. When FDA experts in food safety and toxicology developed the level of concern for juice, it took into account juice consumption among people of various ages, including children.

Juice producers rely on Federal regulatory agencies to establish science-based safety limits and juice producers will continue to comply with those."


   Food or Poison?


The greatest amounts of arsenic were found in the juice of apples and grapes.

One of the things that the FDA nabila on the nose Oz this study is that it is divided organic of inorganic arsenic. Already, many studies have linked inorganic arsenic with a lot of diseases. But many believe that organic arsenic, especially one that is found in seafood, safe to use.

Consumer Reports finds that it is usually running away from problems and thrusting his head in the sand.

"The question that needs answering, the effects of organic arsenic produced in the human body, including in the juice," noted the press.

"The use of organic arsenic in agricultural products (not only juices, but the children's porridge, jams, teas, stewed, boiled vegetables ...) extremely worrying. For example, EPA in 2006., Made norms and taken steps to ban the use of herbicides containing organic arsenic because it is such that its potential is converted to inorganic arsenic in the soil which then contaminate the groundwater and water wells (and plants that take water from the soil ). "


In all this there is evidence that chickens who eat food that contains organic arsenic are converted into organic and inorganic poison so those who are fed with such meat, adds CR.

11.6.2011. FDA - Food and Drug Administration has finally admitted that the chicken meat to be sold in stores in the U.S. contain arsenic, a chemical that in large quantities causes cancer! And worse, in my own research, FDA states that arsenic is added to poultry feed and finishes in their meat, and as such it we consume.

In the study, FDA stated that the analysis of 100 chickens that ate Roxarsone found high levels of inorganic arsenic, as opposed to organic arsenic, which occurs naturally in the liver of chicks who do not eat Roxarsone. Inorganic arsenic is more toxic than organic.


The article Phillyburs.com writes that the FDA stated that the amount of added arsenic is actually small and that it is free to ignore, because in such small quantities is not toxic to humans.
Roxarsone (manufacturer PFIZER), food additive, which is actually arsenic,is added to poultry feed to kill parasites, but also as a means to greater growth. Many poultry firms have stopped using food for chickens that contains arsenic, but the FDA, however, maintains that people should stop using meat treated Roxarsonom!

Otherwise, Roxarsone has long been a concern of various environmental groups, due to its retention in chicken waste as well as concern for the health of people living in areas of major poultry. Until this study, all the poultry industry and the FDA itself did not confess to arsenic from food ends up in chicken meat. Beautiful argued that it is excreted in chicken feces.

Natural News in its  article about arsenic in chicken meat says: the subsidiary Pfizer - Alpharma withdraws its product, but only in the United States and from other countries do not, there remains for sale unless otherwise ordered by the authorities!




 So we come to the paradox - the U.S. is growing campaign against domestic raw milk or juices, indicating that these products are tendered drugs. So, it's OK to eat arsenic, but natural products do not ....

One more note: chicken waste used in the diet of cattle, which in turn are used for example hamburgers.









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Less sugar - more babies

 In Sweden, one in four adults eats the LCHF principle. LCHF (low carb-high fats)
Most pregnant women does not end with this way of eating when they find out they were pregnant. The best thing a pregnant woman can do for yourself and your baby to eat natural and healthy food and to expel the industrial products. There are many examples that women were at "normal" diet during the first two pregnancies and the third went through the LCHF. In Sweden it is common to have three children, and as the popularity LCHF eating lately is growing so fast, of course, the more those who are following this diet, and stay on it during pregnancy.


Children are well developed, are born of normal weight mothers do not receive the mass excess weight during pregnancy, does not accumulate in the body of water, avoid gestational diabetes and those who had it earlier, keep sugar under control and do not need insulin injections.


  We are genetically predisposed to certain types of food. Let's call it how we want - if some people do not like the name LCHF if someone that sounds like another fad diet, we can use other names popular around the world as Paleo, Low Carb, Primal, Optimal - all these are the names of the same ways diet that is most similar to the diet of our ancestors. Or we can find a Croatian word, so this diet called the primordial human food ... Anyway, one of its foundation was a hunter / gatherers and ate the meat and fat of animals, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. There were no cereals, flour, sugar, biscuits, cakes, pastries, cereals, bread, pasta, sweets, coca cola, margarine, soy, GMO foods, glutamate, artificial colors and flavors and a variety of other chemicals in food and not continue to list the all the "modern" miracle food industry.  

Food Pyramid says we need 60% of their caloric needs met from carbohydrates (sugars and starches). Taking for example a minimum requirement of 2000 kcal per day, this means that we should take 1200 calories from carbohydrates, ie, 300 grams of carbohydrates a day. Carbohydrates are not essential substance, not construction material for the body, hormones, muscles, brain, such as proteins and fats - where did we get the building materials for our body if we take 1200 calories a day in the form of nutritionally empty carbohydrates?

There are no strict rules as a "bit" of carbohydrate is low carb. In any case much lower than this recommended intake, usually between 20-80 g. everything depends on the physical needs of each individual and sensitivity to the carbs. As I already said, many are very sensitive to carbohydrates, which means that secrete more insulin than some kind of average. That's why these people can easily gain weight because insulin prevents wear fat for energy and contributes to saving energy in the form of fat reserves on the body. These persons must be hard to lose weight and strict attention to the carb to get the results. Others who are not this sensitive could bring a greater amount of carbohydrates and will not gain weight so much as they are sensitive and will easily and lose weight.

Strict LCHF mean intake of about 20 - 30 g of carbs per day for persons who need to lose weight. These 20-30 grams entries mainly from vegetables and some nuts. For dairy products there is no much space, but the spoon of cream and a little grated cheese in food preparation, and the teaspoon of cream in coffee can pass. But even this 20-30 should not be understood literally, again it all depends from person to person, and its border with the carb you will lose weight you find yourself.


More relaxed LCHF is about 50 - 80 g carbs a day, for those who have achieved the desired weight, but who still can not relax until the end and eat carbs as they come to mind, because if they do pounds, to be repaid. This carb provides diverse selection of vegetables and less fruit, and more nuts and dairy products. But here is the need of control, and to find a "golden" middle carb with which you will not lose weight or to gain weight. Again it goes - listen to your body and watch how it reacts.

Besides these two, already discussed the concept, we have what we might call "casual" LCHF (I have a problem with definitions, give freely of their suggestions of better terms), that diets reduced carbohydrate to people who have normal body weight and you do not need to lose weight but just want a healthy diet. These people have no need to add up carbs and they can enter the liberated quantity - of course referring to the healthy carbs from fruits, vegetables, dairy products and nuts and seeds. Even the intake from 100 to 150 g carbs (according to Mark Sisson, author of book "Primal Blueprint") still is considered a reduced carb compared to what is recommended diet pyramid, where the staples are cereals, flour, pasta, sugar, potatoes, rice, etc., from which we should be consuming over 300 g of carbs per day.

How do I do the stories of pregnant women came to define LCHF diet. So I do not want to be misinterpreted that pregnant women should be on a "diet". I believe (my belief is not a substitute for medical advice) that pregnant women are free to be more relaxed and freer LCHF which means that in addition to meat, fish, eggs and natural fat free to eat a variety of vegetables and fruit in the desired quantities as well as nuts and dairy products (if they are filed - and can not tolerate all dairy). There is no reason to add or weighing food. These are natural, nutritious foods that contain plenty of nutrients required and the mother and baby. To be clear, it is known that many groups of people as for example, Eskimos have lived with 0 carbs because of snow and ice did not have where to find the plants they eat and yet they are born very healthy children. However there is no reason that we do it because we were all adapted to the climate from which, the climate and locally grown ingredients according to season. What nature provides us at certain times of the year in the area in which we live is the optimal food for us. So for example there is no need to eat watermelon and tomatoes all year round, we know when and where their season ... I do not have to eat 30 kinds of vegetables in order to get all the vitamins and minerals. Each season brings its fruits and those that are harvested mature have a much higher nutritional value than early harvested fruits and vegetables, which are transported across half the globe, or where a plastic tomatoes from the Netherlands who do not grow from the earth.

Eating a low-carb LCHF - Paleo - Primal - Low Carb - Optimal Healthy eating for all, including for pregnant women. Cereals, bread and pastry, nutritionally poor foods and do not lose anything when we drop them from your diet. On the contrary, when we eat fewer empty calories from grains, it brings a more nutritionally rich foods that are the building materials for our body, thus ensuring better health and stronger immunity. In addition to foods and their quality plays a very important role: healthier meat, milk and eggs from organic animal farming, breeding, or wildlife, but the meat of animals from large-scale farming where the animals feed concentrates and soy, and where they are treated with growth hormones and antibiotics. Healthier fish of the sea which floats freely and eat their natural food than fish from farms which are moreover grains and swim in their own feces. Cured meat products are not unhealthy and carcinogenic because they are made of meat, but because the industry is in them, she added carcinogenic preservatives and flavor enhancers to make them more able to dilute and extend their shelf life.

That diets with reduced carbohydrate does not pose any risk to the pregnancy, the fact that in many countries infertility is treated exactly low carb diet. Here I extract a part from an article about the Danish gynecologist Bjarne Stygsby - translation:

Many couples without children can fulfill their dream to have a child without the pain of hormonal therapy. The key is to change their diet, where sugar is banned ... New research shows that diet is a common cause of infertility. A gynecologist by Danish Bjarne Stygsby is no simple way to cure infertility ... Only in recent years scientists have noticed a correlation between insulin and fertility. But now attention is focused on lowering insulin using drugs. In the book "Spis dig gravid" (Eat to stay pregnant) Bjarne Stigsby with nutritionist Charlotte Hartvig writes that the chances of getting pregnant may increase by using the method that he calls the KISS ("Klinisk Insulin Sænkende bone" - Diet to lower insulin). The point is to eat fewer carbohydrates. Too many carbohydrates leads to the fact that high insulin levels can aggravate ovarian function and reduced fertility.

According to statistics provided by a gynecologist Bjarne Stigsby leads to his clinic from 56% of women who are pregnant, more than half of these are managed through changes in diet that lowers insulin levels - all without hormone therapy or assisted reproduction. Dr Stigsby reports that one in seven women who visit his clinic has such a high level of insulin that is the direct cause of their infertility. This is why women get instructions to dramatically reduce intake of sugar, flour, potatoes, and instead eat more protein and fat in meat, poultry, fish, eggs, vegetables and nuts. After changing the diet of these women often get a normal menstruation and ovulation, which allows natural conception, says Stigsby ... same method Dr Stigsby treat PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. (There is another LCHF diet, this time titled KISS).



The photograph above is the wife of the Swedish doctor Andreas Eenfeldt, author "Matrevolutionen" (Food Revolution), in the ninth month of pregnancy. Although Andreas Swedish LCHF guru  his wife Kristin really did not seriously understood (typical) and the pregnancy went to a "balanced" diet, which is based on carbohydrates. Like many pregnant women, and she was tormented by the accumulation of water in the body and severe swelling, especially in the lower legs. The turning point occurred when she met Dr.Michael D. Fox, fertility specialist who, as the Dane Stigsby, infertility and PCOS treated with diet changes - the low carb of course. Dr. Fox explained that Kristin will disappear when the swelling decreases carbohydrate intake and it is quite harmless. He believes that pregnant women are more sensitive to sugar and starch than non-pregnant women. When he threw all the sugar, bread, pasta, rice and potatoes from eating swelling is gone within two days. Continued until the end of pregnancy with LCHF and everything was fine. In early September, was born Klara, 3610 grams and 51 cm, a perfect baby who is growing and progressing nicely.



  Note: This post is not a substitute for medical advice to pregnant women.



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Ketogenic diet and Vitamin C




Many people who conduct or plan to ketogenic diet are concerned about whether this diet will lead to a lack of vitamin C. However, several scientific studies have confirmed that this unreasoning fear.

Namely carbohydrates and vitamin C compete on the same metabolic pathways in the body. That means if we take a lot of foods containing sugar and starch must be taken more foods containing vitamin C to vitamin C "wins" sugar. Hence the need for vitamin C is high only when we eat a "standard" diet with lots of carbohydrates and grains. Reducing intake of sugar and starch, it reduces our need for vitamin C. The animals, unlike humans, capable of providing vitamin C, and their meat contains small amounts of this vitamin. We drop the carbs from your diet, getting enough vitamin C in cooked meat and lightly grease.

Anthropologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson studied in the early 20th century, Eskimos in Alaska and has documented the fact that their diet consisted of 90% of meat and fish. During his stay with the Eskimos, and I accepted their diet, and with its entire crew ate only meat and fish for a period of 6-9 months each year. This was pure "zero carb" ketogenic diet (with no carbs) and thus Stefansson fed all nine years while he lived with the Eskimos. When he returned to city life and his experience, the doctors were all astounded by the fact that his health was not at all disturbed.


How do I Stefansson, and asked what the consequences of this diet might leave on his health, he agreed to make an experimental study. The plan was to spend an entire year in Bellevue Hospital in New York where they will not eat anything but meat and fat. Doctors involved in this study who came from Harvard, Cornell and other prestigious organizations, were convinced that Stefansson and another fellow volunteer, Dr. Karsten Anderson, develop serious health problems, or at least serious vitamin deficiencies.

Their food intake was followed by rigorous scientific scrutiny and cheating was not an option. All the food we are taking is analyzed at the end of the study have been reported average intake:

Daily calorie intake: 2000-3100
The daily protein intake: 100-140 grams (15-25% of calories)
Daily fat intake: 200-300 grams (75-85% of calories)
Daily intake of 7-12 grams of carbohydrate (1-2% of calories)



At the end of the experiment, Stefansson and Anderson had perfect health - there was no deficiency of vitamins or to other health problems. The results of this study were published in Journal of Biological Chemistry 1930.


During his stay among the Eskimos at the beginning of the 20th century, Stefansson had not seen a single case of obesity, diabetes or other diseases that we call "Western" or civilization "diseases. Unfortunately they and Eskimos have long abandoned their traditional diet and adopted a cheap western food full of sugar and starch. Stefansson, who died in 1962 would today recognize this people, among which is gripped by an epidemic of obesity and diabetes, and where the common cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dementia, gout and gall stones, just as in other "civilized" world. Another proof of what has brought us a "balanced" diet that is based on carbohydrates and grains.








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Magnificent Magnesium, Part 3

 
   
   Missing Link?

Say that most people would benefit from the increased amounts of magnesium in the diet, was suspected of safe, especially at this time, many nutritional, environmental and social causes of stress. Naturally, no single nutrient is not acting independently in relation to the body, and that is the main priority is to complete a variety of dishes from the plant and animal foods that come from you, the closest and best sources. However, adding extra magnesium might be the missing link of nutrients that can help protect against heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis and many other disorders. For prevention and mitigation of these diseases magnesium can be truly miraculous.

   Numerous consequences of magnesium deficiency:

   ~  attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) / attention deficit (ADD)
   ~  Alzheimer's disease
   ~  angina pectoris
   ~  Anxiety Disorders
   ~  cardiac arrhythmias
   ~  Arthritis - rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
   ~  asthma
   ~  autism
   ~  autoimmune disorders
   ~  Cerebral palsy in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
   ~  congestive heart failure
   ~  prison
   ~  crooked teeth / jaw narrow, in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  dental caries
   ~  depression
   ~  diabetes, type I and II
   ~  eating disorders - bulimia and anorexia
   ~  fibromyalgia
   ~  intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, colitis
   ~  heart disease
   ~  High blood pressure (hypertension)
   ~  hypoglycemia
   ~  insomnia
   ~  kidney stones
   ~  Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
   ~  Migraines
   ~  mitral valve prolapse
   ~  multiple sclerosis
   ~  muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue
   ~  myopia (nearsightedness) - in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  Obesity - especially related to diet rich in carbohydrates
   ~  osteoporosis
   ~  Parkinson's disease
   ~  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - including menstrual pain and irregular
   ~  Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH)
   ~  Raynaud's syndrome
   ~  Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
   ~  stroke
   ~  Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome (IRS)
   ~  thyroid disorders 

   Source: "Primal Body - Primal Mind," Nora Gedgaudas

   The share of magnesium in milk

Generally, milk is a rich source of magnesium. However, many cultures for centuries depended on dairy foods as the basis of a balanced, healthy diet that provided strength and vitality. Weston Price, for example, studied the inhabitants of the Swiss Alps as well as the African Masai, whose powerful individuals resistant to the disease had little or no tooth decay. However, if we can replicate this diet in addition to the same properties that give us health, if we depend on today's industrialized model of food?

Mineral composition of the milk depends on many factors including breed animals, lactation stage, milking frequency, environmental conditions, type of hay, soil composition and degree of soil contamination. Pasture tetany is, for example, a serious and potentially fatal condition in cattle, characterized by extremely low levels of magnesium in serum. Also called the "staggering pasture" or "wheat pasture poisoning", it is the result of cattle grazing on fast-growing, young grass in the spring or fall to the ground which is very poor in magnesium, which can occur when grazing treated fertilizers that are rich in nitrogen and potassium. In acute poisoning the animal can be saved injection of magnesium sulphate, however, the presence of subclinical magnesium deficiency in cattle can seamlessly move.


   

In contrast, grassland pasture that animals given high plant diversity, given the ecological conditions of soil and ruminant nutritional diversity. In the Swiss study, which surveyed thirty species of alpine pastures, the researchers found that "the botanical composition of alpine pasture has a significant impact on the nutritional value of feed ... Compared with grass types of beans and aromatic plants showed a smaller proportion of cell walls but also a higher proportion of crude protein and fourfold higher proportion of calcium and twice the proportion of magnesium. "The Swiss who visited Dr. Price led their cattle to graze on the alpine slopes are inhabited by a number of plant species and watered glacial streams rich in minerals - water that the villagers have also been used for drinking and cooking .

Many stressors can have a nutritional impact on dairy animals, and therefore the quality of their milk. Compaction, confinement, filth and unnatural food for the cattle come to mind as an obvious culprit, but too frequent milking - more often than once a day - can result in lowering the concentrations of nutrients in milk. Daily production is higher but the nutrient substances by volume of less.

"Mineral content of milk and your favorite type of meat in the past 60 years has dropped significantly according to a new analysis of public data on the chemical composition of daily food," begins an article in the Guardian on the comparison of food habits of the 1940s. and 2002., conducted by researcher David Thomas. The study was conducted for an association for the protection of consumers in the UK, so. Commission for the food, and is published in its quarterly journal - the Journal of Nutrition. Decline in minerals in dairy products showed that the milk has lost 60 percent of its iron, 2 percent of your calcium, and 21 percent of its magnesium. Compared with the 1940th, is currently the "most cheeses showed decreased levels of magnesium and calcium. According to this analysis, cheddar cheese today provides 9 percent less calcium, 38 percent less magnesium and 47 percent less iron, while parmesan shows the steepest drop in nutrients, with magnesium levels drop by 70 percent. "

It is possible that the neglect of the declining share of magnesium in foods such as dairy products interfered with the analysis of the causes of disease in large populations. Opponents of animal fats for the widespread incidence of heart disease among the Finns blame their large consumption of dairy products. However, according to Dr. Mildred Seeling Medical Center, New York University - "in Finland, where there is a very high level of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) there is a clear link between heart disease and magnesium in arable soils. In Eastern and Northern Finland, where the proportion of the ground is approximately a third of a found in Southwest Finland, the mortality rate from ischemic heart disease are twice higher than those in the southwest. Ho and Khun examined the factors that might contribute to the growing incidence of cardiovascular disease in Europe and declining levels of magnesium in the soil and the food supply. They noted that in Finland, which has the highest cardiovascular mortality in Europe, food supplies magnesium to 1963. reduced to one third of normal intake 1911th year. "

Today Finns who live in cities, of course, eating pasteurized dairy products to start not only have less magnesium due to modern farming practices, but are also less soluble calcium as a result of denaturing the enzyme phosphatase during pasteurization. Calcium that is not soluble deposited in soft tissues such as blood system and may participate in the cascade of threatening events associated with heart disease.

Based on these observations, we could therefore assume that the milk products must be produced with respect, not only to the livestock but also to the soil that nourishes and pastures that feed livestock. When all nutrients are in harmony with one another, we can expect that the foods have the ability to really strengthened us.
Numerous causes of stress in today's world of increasing the body's need for magnesium - the burden of our endocrine system, the toxins from the environment that must be disabled, the abundance of carbohydrates in our diet, to name a few. The balance of nutrients found in food community that Dr. Price visited was also blessed with a balance of physical, emotional and social conditions of these people. However, we as consumers and as producers of food products, we can only aspire to achieve such a balance in the spaces we inhabit.

     Food sources of magnesium (In milligrams per 100 grams)

     Seaweed    760
     Wheat bran    490
     Wheat germ    336
     almonds    270
     Cashews    267
     Organic black treacle    258
     Nutritional yeast    231
     buckwheat    229
     Brazil Nuts    225
     Red algae    220
     hazelnuts    184
     peanuts    175
     millet    162
     Whole wheat grain    160
     Pecan    142
     nuts    131
     rye    115
     Tofu clotted Mg nigiri   111
     Dried coconut meat    90
     kale    57
     shrimp    51
     Corn    48
     avocado    45
     Cheddar cheese    45
     parsley    41
     Prunes    40
     Sunflower seeds    38
     Sweet potatoes    31
     beets    25
     broccoli    24
     cauliflower    24
     carrots    23
     celery    22
     beef    21
     asparagus    20
     chicken    19
     Green peppers    18
     Puter Gourd    17
     melon    16
     eggplant    16
     tomatoes    14
     milk    13 

   Compensate for a lack of magnesium can be tricky

Even when it seems understandable that magnesium supplements required to relieve the typical symptoms of the deficit, such as anxiety, heart palpitations, finding a proper means to elevate intracellular stocks can be difficult. Oral supplements are often the cause laxative effects at levels that are too low to compensate for cellular magnesium supply where needed. Marina, whose husband Alex recovering from heart surgery, had to be persistent. "In the hospital I noticed that he was in intensive care given intravenous magnesium but later when Alex was devastated, panic attacks, attacks of weakness, hypertension and arrhythmia, doctors never mention magnesium. For all these conditions we were offered drugs, but we both wanted to avoid these drugs if it was possible, although at first we did not succeed. Several doctors of alternative medicine mentioned magnesium along with other supplements that might help, but no special emphasis on magnesium and are based on the principle of trial and error have discovered how effective magnesium can be. However, we first had to find the best way that Alex could not take it. "

"Capsules magnesium citrate and magnesium Taurat caused diarrhea in only a quarter of the recommended dose. I saw that chronic magnesium deficiency may, unfortunately, cause significantly weakened the ability of intestinal absorption, and it was obvious that Alex is a long time had a deficit. At first I was it hard to accept as many years had great food - full of mineral-rich stock from the bones, seaweed soup and nettle and without sugar and caffeine. However, his medical history included a decade of hard efforts and clear signs of adrenal exhaustion. "

"Then I tried with liquid magnesium ion, which included trace minerals that are found in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. I thought that the isolated magnesium could be the best way to try to absorb. Starting with just a few drops into his soup, with time, so Alex could not take more magnesium although we still had to be very careful not to exceed a certain amount otherwise the diarrhea returned. But despite that, we started noticing positive results. First performed better sleep. Alex the night before waking every ninety minutes - get up to the wet, and went to bed and struggled to the lips to make up for ninety minutes again awoke to repeat the process. He was sure his prostate is weakened but after about a month with a magnesium ion was able to sleep undisturbed in the range of three, then four, then six hours. We saw that his prostate well but his traumatized by the adrenal glands regularly release new rush of adrenaline which it awakened. When they began to calm down, his dream finally became quiet, now usually wakes up only once during the night and can sleep without pain. And, dare I say, these days, sleeping better than he had slept for years. Also, with a good dream, his daily energy levels improved significantly. "

"Alex has still had a gust of arrhythmias that were sometimes very scary and although his hypertension improved with energy healing and flower extracts, we knew that there is a nutrient which is supposed to turn. It happened that a friend suggested the use of homeopathic magnesium, which should help with absorption - she personally began with the use of magnesium supplements, and is equally experienced the usual problems with loose stools, when it occurred to me this is the solution. The idea was brilliant - we needed a way to quietly mention the station to take magnesium and we began to use tissue salt Magnesia Phosphorica, 6X potency. Already after the first dose, Alex felt the improvement in the chair and he could take the same dose of magnesium ion. It was as if the key to unlock the lock and then entered magnesium into cells, where it could provide its own benefit. "

"One day, Alex accidentally mentioned that in a week had a moment of arrhythmia. It was wonderful news, since the months before that day had at least mild arrhythmia. All they told us that it is quite common after heart surgery, so we thought that we would have to come to terms with this fact. Then I am encouraged by this progress, acquired something of magnesium "oil" in order to have another way of magnesium intake, without any involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. "

Our current protocol involves taking magnesium oil a day. Adding drops of ionic magnesium in our water for drinking and cooking as well as in every pot of soup, a bowl of braised vegetables, tray of stuffed peppers. This I call "micro-dosing" and this is in addition to the use of sea vegetables and plenty of broth from the bones. With magnesium phosphate Alex takes a tissue salt Kali Phosphorica (potassium phosphate), which is prescribed for all states neurological exhaustion and together make a very good tonic for the heart. Around the time sleeping Alex takes a single dose of magnesium citrate, along with the nutrient flux of vitamin C complex. This is a relaxing evening ritual, and now it does not cause any intestinal irritation. "

"The only drug that Alex is still taking a beta blocker for hypertension - a small dose that will, hopefully, soon to be abolished. If you are taking magnesium supplements, and you have hypertension you need to pay particular attention to your blood pressure. You will need to reduce the dose of your medication properly, otherwise your blood pressure may drop too quickly! However, you must do so gradually to the tissue of blood vessels given time to recover and restore elasticity - and what they want. "

"Ultimately, Alex personally wanted to mention that his treatment of magnesium allowed to divert their attention from the intensity of his physical condition on his spiritual life, and encourage him in a new creativity. He started writing at the beginning of next year will issue the first series of its records. Indeed, who would have thought that so many measures of healing to be launched in the final compensation that neglected minerals? "


This article was published in the journal Foundation Weston A. Price Foundation "wise traditions in food, farming and the art of healing" Autumn 2010.

   
  


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   Cooperation between calcium and magnesium

For a healthy body need calcium and magnesium - in a properly balanced one over the other, as well as in relation to other essential minerals. Because they are regarded as biochemical rivals, the former can not act to cause the opposite reaction, not the other. Yet both calcium and magnesium must be present in balanced quantities to act normally in the body. Some researchers suggest that a healthy ratio of calcium and magnesium from the diet should be at 2:1. Others recognize the 1:1 ratio, which reflects the proportion of the diet that we evolved, before the advent of agriculture. In today's industrialized countries, the ratio of the diet ranges from 5:1 to almost 15:1. The imbalance of these two very important minerals in the body creates many dire consequences that medical professionals are often overlooked when treating comorbid conditions that it causes.

In addition to intricate electrical dance that calcium and magnesium are performed together, and magnesium is needed to maintain calcium in the unsettled state of the body thereby preventing its inappropriate deposition in soft tissues. As long as we have enough hydrochloric acid in the stomach will be able to dissolve calcium from the foods we eat. However, when calcium leaves the acidic stomach environment, and reaches the alkaline environment of the small intestine, the magnesium is needed to maintain calcium soluble. Without adequate supplies of magnesium, can perform the whole host of physiological disorders, along with serious health consequences.

  As Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of the book "The Magnesium Miracle" explains "the calcium deposited in the large intestine peristaltic harms which can result in constipation. When calcium remain as sediment in the kidney and the merges with phosphorus or oxalic acid caused kidney stones. Calcium can be deposited on the mucosa of the bladder and obstruct him to relax completely, and thus the entire fill with urine. This leads to frequent problems with urination, especially in older people. Calcium can be deposited from the blood and stacked on the walls of arteries, causing hardening (atherosclerosis) ... calcium can stiffen the cover ... ... and arterial plaque can cause blood pressure to rise and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can deposit even in the brain. Many researchers to examine a possible cause of dementia and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Calcium can be deposited on the walls of the bronchial tubes and cause asthma symptoms. Calcium in extracellular fluid ... can reduce the throughput of the cell membrane. All this makes it difficult to glucose (which is a large molecule) pass through the cell membrane to the cell mitochondria converted into ATP. High levels of glucose was created excess calcium can be wrongly diagnosed as a diabetic. "

   Magnesium is a powerful detoxifier

Magnesium in the body uses for many types of detoxifying pathways and is necessary for neutralization of toxic substances, over-acidic conditions that occur in the body, and to protect from heavy metals. Plays a vital role in protecting the body against the onslaught of ubiquitous chemicals created by man. Glutathione, an antioxidant that the body naturally produces and detoxifier, which, among other things, removes mercury, lead and arsenic to magnesium for its synthesis. According to Mark Sircusu in the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy," magnesium deficiency increases the formation of free radicals in the body, "causing the decline of glutathione that can not afford because glutathione helps defend the body against damage caused by cigarette smoking, exposure to radiation, cancer chemotherapy, and toxic substances such as alcohol and almost everything else. "

 When our body is rich in magnesium (which is in equilibrium in relation to supplies of other minerals), are protected from the deposition of heavy metals and the development of associated neurological disease. Dr. Carolyn Dean explains that "research indicates that abundant supplies of magnesium protect brain cells from harmful effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low magnesium levels in the brain contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain, which announces the Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. It appears that these metals compete with magnesium to get into brain cells. If stock is low magnesium, metals have a much easier approach. "

"In the small intestine there is also competition in the absorption of metals. If there are sufficient supplies of magnesium, aluminum will be absorbed. "

   Lack of magnesium in tooth decay and osteoporosis

Ask anyone - your neighbor or even your dentist or doctor - you need the bones and teeth to make them strong and healthy and you will undoubtedly hear the answer - "a lot of calcium." Bones and teeth need to be sure and calcium - as well as phosphorus and magnesium but without adequate amounts of the latter, calcium is not deposited in the solid tissues, and their structure will be solid. "When you over stress your body of excess calcium" - William Quesnell writes in his book "Minerals: an important link in health" - "off the ability of magnesium to release the drive tireokalcitonin, a hormone that would under normal circumstances dispatched the calcium in your bones." Instead of using the body to provide , displaced calcium actually becomes toxic, causing the already mentioned difficulties in the soft tissues.

Numerous studies have in fact found that magnesium from the diet rather than calcium (and certainly not fluorine) produces a solid glass enamel which prevents decay and strong and resilient bones. Regardless of the amount of calcium you eat, your teeth can develop a solid enamel only if magnesium is available in sufficient quantity.

According to J.I. Rodale, the book "Magnesium: Foods that could change your life", "For years there was a belief that high intake of calcium and phosphorus by strengthening tooth enamel to prevent decay. New evidence, however, show that increasing amounts of these two elements is useless if it does not simultaneously increase their intake of magnesium. It was noted that the dental material, below the surface, it can dissolve when additional amounts of calcium and phosphorus at different rates, spreads through the tooth enamel. Therefore, milk is poor in magnesium, but rich in the other two elements, not only interferes with the metabolic alteration of magnesium, but opposes the mineral responsible for preventing decay. "

To re-examined the Texas Deaf Smith County and its fairly well-known residents whose teeth have not succumbed to decay, Rodale cites observations of Dr. Lewis Barnett, presented at the hearing before the Texas Medical Association in Dallas, 1952. year. Dr. Barnett, an orthopedic surgeon, presented his remarks on the low incidence of tooth decay and rapid healing of broken bones among these people, and gave this explanation: "The local water supplies and food containing a high proportion of magnesium and iodine, and recently we have proved that all important trace minerals present in water and food crafted in that area. "Furthermore, Dr. Barnett found that the proportion of magnesium in the bones of the average population of Deaf Smith County to five times higher than the population of Dallas, while the concentration of calcium and phosphorus was approximately the same in both groups. These observations led him to an attitude that "one of the most important factors osteoporosis disease was almost entirely overlooked. This factor is the role played by magnesium. "Rodale said the fact that Dr. Barnett greatest contribution to the health benefits attributed the high percentage of magnesium in regional water supplies, and has recorded many of the features of quality development of bone in people from that area," Dr. Barnett notes that elderly people often acquire fracture neck of femur, and that they in many areas is very difficult to heal. He however noted that such a fracture in Deaf Smith County is rare, while on the contrary, common in Dallas County Texas where he also conducted practice. If the break occurred and the Deaf Smith, the recovery would be quick and easy even for people older than eighty to a hundred years. In contrast, fractures in Dallas were the norm and are very difficult to heal, if it ever happened. "

More than fifty years of Dr. Barnett examined the levels of magnesium in the five thousand people and found that in sixty percent of them it is not sufficient. How is today a larger share of population with a deficit, when all the conditions that contribute to the lack of guaranteed increase? 

   Sources of magnesium from food

As already mentioned, if agricultural land saturated with enough minerals, leafy green vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains are very valuable sources of magnesium. However, certain wild food forage really stand out, such as nettle (860 mg per 100 grams)  and provides numerous nutrients used in human and animal nutrition, mainly thanks to their high mineral content. Seaweed, old marine inhabitants, contains an excellent level as most of the marine plants. Remember that they are constantly washed solution of which is the third most abundant mineral - magnesium. The original, unprocessed sea salt is a very valuable source of magnesium, along with trace minerals. Daily use of the foundation of the bone will provide another excellent source of minerals including magnesium, in a form that is rapidly absorbed. 




   Strategy update magnesium

Even with a perfect digestive conditions is only part of magnesium is absorbed from food - less when body stores are sufficient and more if there is a deficiency in the body. This is also true for supplements of magnesium, and market them there is a lot that you can get confused. For the average person is independent of magnesium supplement is harmless, especially if you know you have symptoms that could be associated with a deficiency of magnesium or are under greater stress, and so on. Excess magnesium is excreted in urine or feces, and the most common reaction to too much magnesium is loose stools. Individuals with renal failure or renal disease, very slow heart rate or blocked intestines should avoid magnesium therapy.

Common recommendations for dosing ranges approximately from 6.6 to 22 milligrams per kilogram of body weight depending on physical condition, the needs for growth (in children) and presence of symptoms.

Oral magnesium supplements are available in the Salt Fog organic chelation, such as magnesium citrate and magnesium malate. They are fairly well absorbed, especially those in the form of powder which is added to water and can be customized for your dose. It is important to divide the dose throughout the day so you do not touch each overload the body with too much magnesium. Carolyn Dean advised to take the first dose of early morning and late the next afternoon - they coincide with the period when the levels of magnesium in the body low. Is it just coincidence that these periods of low supplies of magnesium and low power coincided with the cultural rituals of morning coffee and afternoon tea?

Endangered chairs show that you did not absorb magnesium, but that it acts as a laxative. When traveling intestinal magnesium less than twelve hours before he was completely extracted than is absorbed. If you notice that by changing the dosage can not avoid a laxative effect, you could try an oral supplement that is Chelate in the amino acid, such as magnesium Taurat and magnesium glycinate, for which many consider to be better absorbed than that in the form of salts and is less likely that will cause loose stools. Individuals who need a little help with digestion, such as children, older adults, and anyone with impaired gastric acid or intestinal disbioza, should consider homeopathic magnesium, officials and biochemical tissue salt or salt. Appropriate a 6x dose of magnesium phosphate and works by introducing magnesium into cells, where it belongs. Also prescribes as a remedy for muscle cramps and spasms of other species. Magnesia Phosphorica can help in reducing or eliminating loose stools while taking oral magnesium supplement providing you a positive sign that your body is actually receiving magnesium into cells.

Another choice for oral supplements of magnesium is magnesium ion in the liquid state as one that offers a Trace Minerals Research. It is a sodium-reduced concentrated salt water that comes from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It takes only about one teaspoon to serve approximately 400 milligrams of magnesium (along with seventy-two remaining trace minerals), which should be taken in the amounts distributed during the day. I recommend that you add to the soup (of course, prepared on the basis of broth from the bones), as a strong metallic taste is difficult to take directly. Also you can add in the spring or other water for drinking to increase the magnesium content, and used in cooking. In this way, "micro-dosing" of your food and water significantly reduces any laxative effect that large doses of magnesium may cause.

Another possible way to bring in more magnesium in your body is comfortable with the method of soaking in a bath of magnesium sulphate otherwise known as Epsom salts. Usually used to relieve muscle pain and effort, and magnesium sulfate also significantly helps with detoxifying the body when it is required for this purpose sulfur. When used intravenous magnesium sulfate can be lifesaving in severe conditions such as acute asthma attacks, the beginning of myocardial infarction and eclampsia in pregnancy.

A few cups of Epsom salt added to a hot bath will encourage sweating and detoxification, after the water has cooled slightly, the body will absorb magnesium sulfate. According to Mark Sircusu in the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy", bathes in the short-term salt Epsom although pleasant, because the magnesium sulfate in the body difficult to assimilate, and rapidly losing urine. Magnesium chloride, which can also be used in baths easier to assimilate and metabolize, so it is less necessary for absorption.

Finally, magnesium can be applied locally in the form of magnesium is generally known as "oil". This however is not oil, but saturated concentration of magnesium chloride and water. When applied to the skin really gives the feeling greasy and slick, but it is quickly absorbed, leaving a slightly sticky residue, sludge-like sea salt, which can be washed. There are many advantages of transdermal magnesium therapy, because the gastrointestinal tract completely outflanked, and there is no laxative effect. In addition to giving intravenous magnesium therapy to transdermal absorption of magnesium in a quantity greater than one of the most tolerable oral supplements, and may in a few weeks to restore intracellular concentrations, as opposed to the months required with oral supplements. 


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Magnificent Magnesium



   Ignored mineral, without which we can not live

Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal, the eighth most abundant mineral found in Earth's crust. Because lake water solubility of magnesium is the third most abundant mineral in seawater after the sodium chloride. The human body is magnesium, by weight, the eleventh most abundant element - it has approximately 57 grams. The largest part of the magnesium contained in the body was found in the skull and teeth - at least 60 to 65 percent of the total amount. Almost the entire remaining amount is in the muscle tissues and cells, while only one percent is contained in the blood.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the attribution of magnesium ions for every form of life as well as for overall optimal health. Magnesium is needed to give a "spark of life" metabolic functions involved in the creation of energy and its transmission (the transfer of ATP, the basic energy currency of the body), and the creation of proteins - life and the chemistry of nucleic acids - RNA and DNA in all known living organisms. In plants, the magnesium ion at the center of each molecule of chlorophyll, are important for producing energy from sunlight. Magnesium is an essential element for animals and plants and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions that affect almost all life phenomena.

Each cell of the human body requires sufficient magnesium, otherwise perish. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems, well-functioning detox roads and much depends on a sufficient amount of magnesium in the cells. The soft tissue which contains the highest concentration of magnesium in the body including the brain and heart - two organs that produce a high electrical activity and which may be particularly susceptible to magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium works with calcium in line with the management of electrical impulses in the cell - the concentration of magnesium in a healthy cell is ten thousand times greater than that of calcium, and there are important reasons for this protective measure. Cellular channels that allow calcium mineral entry into the cell only as long as necessary to conduct impulses, when its mission has been accomplished, magnesium, it immediately runs out. This caution is needed in order to prevent the buildup of calcium in the cell, which could cause dangerous excessive imbalance, calcification, cellular dysfunction and even cell death. When the cells due to a lack of magnesium, excess calcium enters muscle contractions are too supports and in mild cases suffer such jerks and spasms. When magnesium deficiency becomes chronic, we suffer from the symptoms of heart disease, such as angina pectoris, hypertension and arrhythmias, or seizures and convulsions are typical for asthma, migraine or painful menstrual cramps. 



Magnesium acts as a natural barrier of calcium channels and is responsible for - to relax - as opposed to calcium effect of contraction. Therefore, magnesium is extremely important for the healthy functioning of our parasympathetic nervous system. It can be hard to believe, but our body is actually designed to act before the mostly peaceful, relaxed parasympathetic state, but in a state in which the heart rate and  stress and adrenaline-dominant regime sympathetic nervous system, as in the present largely constant for many of us, which draws large amounts of magnesium.

Magnesium is important for so many vital body functions, and its deficiency is involved in so many diseases that researchers magnesium repeatedly attributed his miraculous power in the elimination or improvement of many disorders. Currently, the list of disorders that have a direct and confirmed the connection with chronic and acute magnesium deficiency is long and includes many diseases which are routinely used in medical treatment usually focuses on the lack of magnesium (see below). This research will reveal further links between magnesium deficiency and other diseases. 

   Magnesium deficiency is endemic

Unfortunately, it is difficult to reliably supply the body a sufficient amount of magnesium, even a well-balanced, balanced diet. First of all, modern agricultural methods support the general use of NPK fertilizer (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). And potassium and phosphorus are rivals magnesium in soil and on limestone soils produce proportionate lack of magnesium (magnesium present is bound and therefore unavailable to the crops). In sandy or clay soils are slightly acidic there is often a real lack of magnesium, because magnesium is washed from the soil and therefore is also unavailable to the crop. This swelling occurs as a result of acid rain. Magnesium is actually one of most exhausted minerals in arable soils. As the salt in the wound, we are constantly introducing new hybrid plants that are grown in order to survive in these mineral depleted soils. Of course, when animals or people eat the fruits of the poor in minerals, it will sooner or later cause the disease. Although in terms of nutritive value of organically grown crops should be a better bet, this is not always the case and until you learn how your farmer replaces the minerals in their fields, pay for their own health.

"Did you know that today most of us are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies in that it can not be removed until the depleted soils from which our food is not entirely mineral balance? The disturbing fact is that our foods (fruits, vegetables, grains), which is currently grown on millions of acres of land which no longer contain enough of certain minerals neglected - no matter how much it eats. The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value and some of them, such as food, not worth eating. "These words of warning come from the Senate Document no. 264 with the second session of the 74th sessions from 1936. Indeed, it is sobering to learn that the decline in soil mineral balance was a matter of grave national concern for more than seventy years, and that this deficiency had an impact on us - in the meantime gradually being worse - since the generation of our grandfathers.

Magnesium and other nutrients are reduced or lost from the fruit after harvest handling, cooling, transport and storage, even if all these steps are "properly" implemented. Ranged storage products in the refrigerator after purchase continue to lose nutrients, regardless of whether the product originates from a supermarket. 

Processing of foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains cause a huge loss of magnesium, although in general its a very good source. The largest amounts of magnesium from the grain - which is located in the bran and germ - is lost in the process of grinding whole grains for white flour, which is almost exclusively used in hundreds of lifeless processed food items. When you fry nuts and seeds and extracting their oil, magnesium is lost. Cooking green vegetables, causing separation of stocks of magnesium in the water for cooking, regardless of their abundance. Ingredients are subject to lose less calcium than magnesium, such methods of processing, which contributes to the worrying nutritional calcium overload, which we shall speak.

Fluoride in drinking water is associated with magnesium which creates an almost insoluble mineral compound that is stored within the bones where his fragility increases the risk of fractures. The water would actually be an excellent source of magnesium - if came from deep wells in which there is a source of magnesium or the glacial streams that are rich in minerals. Municipal sources of drinking water is usually derived from surface water such as rivers and streams that have low amounts of magnesium. Even many bottles of mineral water have a fairly low amount of magnesium, or have very high concentrations of calcium, or both.

Self-processed, synthetic foods, high proportion of sugar, alcohol and carbonated beverages, each individually, "wasted" because the magnesium in the metabolism and detoxification of these mostly artificial ingredients takes a lot of magnesium. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the body needs at least eight eight p.m. molecules of magnesium to work through a single molecule of glucose. Phosphates in fizzy drinks and processed meats (cold cuts and hot dogs) together with magnesium, which formed insoluble magnesium phosphate, which is a useless body.

And tannins, and oxalates and phytic acid, individually, together with magnesium making it inaccessible to the body if the food preparation is not particularly watch out for the neutralization of some of these ingredients. It is interesting to note that foods that contain magnesium in general (assuming that they are grown in soil rich in minerals) also contains many of these anti-nutrients such as spinach (oxalates), and whole grains (phytates). 

Many pharmaceutical drugs are often prescribed by stimulating urination caused by loss of magnesium in the body, such as diuretics for hypertension, birth control pills, insulin, digitalis, tetracycline and other antibiotics, and corticosteroids for asthma and Bronchodilators. Loss of magnesium every symptom that these medications "cure" over time it becomes more difficult.

The use of iron supplements interfere with the absorption of magnesium. If you are taking calcium supplements, your need for magnesium increases and, moreover, calcium will be absorbed or digested properly, if lacking adequate amounts of magnesium and will usually end up dangerously stored in soft tissues. Magnesium is responsible for converting vitamin D into an active form that allows absorption of calcium and also manages the shipping of calcium to solid tissues where it belongs. Lactose is another obstacle to the absorption of magnesium (milk is not primarily a good source of minerals), along with excess potassium, phosphorus and potassium.

Mental and physical stress and associated continuous production of adrenaline quickly exhausted magnesium as adrenaline affects the heart rate, blood pressure, constriction of blood vessels and muscle contraction - functions that require a constant supply of magnesium to work without difficulty. The nervous system depends on a sufficient quantity of magnesium because of its calming effects, including sleep. Incidentally, hibernating animals maintain a very high stock of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency will accelerate the vicious circle and extend the effects of chronic stress, which leads to further anxiety, irritability, fatigue and insomnia - a lot of adrenaline exhaustion symptoms - as well as to high blood pressure and heart pains - symptoms of heart disease.

Depression is also associated with stress and lack of magnesium. For the balance of acceptance and release of serotonin, a hormone, "satisfaction" of brain cells require magnesium. Only when the present sufficient supply of magnesium can enjoy the mental and emotional balance.
Due to yet unknown reasons, the human body does not retain particularly good magnesium, certainly not as good as for example calcium or iron reserves. Sweating profusely in endurance sports such as marathon running or strenuous exercise routines can dangerously deplete stocks of magnesium and other electrolytes - though calcium is also not lost - resulting rigors, unconsciousness and even seizures and death. Invasion of sweat suffered by some women in menopause - also cause loss of magnesium and magnesium levels and decreasing prejudice their short temper, sleeping problems, panic attacks, body aches and depression. If these women get tempted to try a modern soy products to be seduced tried to alleviate their symptoms, they will actually lose more magnesium, because he will tie up with large quantities of phytate from these preparations.

For proper absorption of magnesium from the diet is essential healthy intestinal flora. Syndrome irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal permeability, candida and other intestinal disorders can really limit the amount of magnesium that the body can absorb. Older adults often suffer from decreased production of gastric hydrochloric acid, which generally can impair the absorption of minerals. And with so many of those who own "heartburn" treated with antacids intestinal flora is difficult to keep healthy. 


   Magnificent Magnesium Part 2 - here 




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Meat and its harmfulness



   Why no meat?

Everything around us has its own vibration and that kind of food we take depends on the functioning of our body, our spiritual, mental and medical health, our thoughts, moods, feelings and behavior. Foods that contribute to our mood and happiness, positive thoughts, dynamism and enthusiasm of life and the inner and outer peace is the food of vegetable origin rich in vitamins and minerals, then, whole grains, rich in Carbohydrates, nuts and seeds. Foods that contain too much protein and fat, especially animal origin, which are chiefly found in meat and fish, affect the slowness, sluggishness and laziness of the body, because the very process of digestion and assimilation slower. Excessive intake of these nutrients can cause nervousness, aggression, depression and anxiety, especially if you consume meat that is organic origin.

The human body is not suited for processing by the system (fork), or by the digestive system (stomach and intestines) or eating less meat. After taking the meat and meat products in the large intestine to create a toxic bacteria that are the human body. People who eat mainly meat and meat products are aggressive, fast plan, flushed when they fight, are intolerant and suffer from many physiological disorders.

The reason for this behavior is the excessive amount of adrenaline that is infused with the meat, because at the time of slaughter animals experiencing stress and adrenaline that is created on this occasion due to the fear remains in the meat. Modern humanity, a way of life in the eternal rush for material wealth, but is exposed to stressful situations, anxiety and fear for their own maintenance, so that extra adrenaline that brings meat only exacerbates the existing situation. In addition, once the slaughter of animals coming to the decomposition of proteins that cause putrefaction of meat and meat takes grayish green color. Because the meat is colored artificial substances (nitrites and nitrates) and the older to the more chemicals need to get a fresh, reddish, "natural" color.


Also, during the fattening feed added hormones for faster maturing and the process continues in the flesh. Consumption of such meat (especially beef) Children's body too quickly physiologically mature, which leads to premature puberty, which was not accompanied by parallel psychological development. In addition, hormones are given to livestock to stop the sexual instincts of early influence on the occurrence of sterility in young people.

This means that the meat is cultivated in today's modern farms is worthless biological, pathological meat, which is toxic and very harmful to the human body. By its very constitution of man is the biological herbivore or he who eats the fruits and anything containing meat can be offset by proper selection and combination of foods. For example, in content and quality of soy protein (43% protein) was much better and more acceptable to the human body foodstuff. Whole wheat and grains in general, are rich in protein and carbohydrates and many are nutritious meat. In addition, they bind all the toxins and purify the intestines and relieve the body of toxins, and grease and refreshes worn-out joints.

Vegetarian food is high in fiber necessary for the regular release of the body of waste matter, which does not contain meat, so a very long time in the body of a man (five days). Period welding vegetarian food is much faster and easier, because the organism does not require additional energy, which remains for regeneration, physical and mental activities.

If you can not without the meat. then you should not eat meat more than once a week and preferably is of organic origin. Do not be taken pork, which are proven to have exactly the same tissue as the human flesh. The least harmful to the human body is a lamb meat (due to a mild vibration that has a lamb), horse and turkey meat. The meat must be eaten with fresh onions, which binds toxins and helps the body does not pollute too much meat intake.

When preparing meat is recommended that you meat is allowed to age in sour milk two to three days and it ferments, and after that no oil and any extras fry in covered container at about 60 ° C. For feeding small children, the meat should be blended.

PROTEIN STRUCTURE wateriness very similar to that in Humans: meat, because the digestion of the permanent intestinal defense system does not recognize as a foreign body and easily passes through the intestinal walls into the lymph and blood, together with the protein products of putrefaction and toxins (poisons). It happens faster and easier than any other animal or vegetable protein.
 * PORK Holds one protein which on the basis of its structure has a very high rate of decay (rot). Very quickly into putridity. Thus, the resulting decay significantly burden the intestines, lymph, blood, liver and all other organs of elimination and disposal  of toxins and waste. Because of fat, cholesterol and its specific structural proteins, pork is the biggest instigator of atherosclerosis.
Pig meat is high in fat that are found in all cells and not only in the so-called fat cells like a lamb or beef.
* The high content of cholesterol, the highest in the pork. Cholesterol in the human body has different tasks, such as building cell membrane and the transfer of fat but it is too, too!
 * Connective tissue are particularly adversely affected by eating pork. Connective tissue has the task of the organism as a whole hangs together. The water in the connective tissue holds the joint of small molecules that usually contain sulfur. The more compounds in connective tissue, the more it collects water and tissue more swollen. Because muscle has a high percentage of sulfur, using pork in a large part of these sulfur compounds deposited in the connective tissue (tendons and cartilage). This connective tissue is like a sponge filled with water and with regular use of pork literally swelling.




* Mucous substance of pork are deposited in the veins, tendons and cartilage of the system to move. Using pork, this substance of the connective tissues become somewhat slimy, soft and less resistant. The consequence is that the vessels more easily stretched, the tendon can not withstand the load of a degenerate cartilage (depleted). This leads to the typical ailments as rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis, cartilage damage to joints ...
* Growth hormone in large quantities in pork and who does not act solely on increased growth of young people reach puberty, but is active in adults, promotes inflammation, proliferation, etc. Since it stimulates all the processes of growth, and encourages the growth of cancer cells. Congestion of the connective tissue involved undisputed as the cause of the cancer, a rise in hormone accelerates its development.
* Histamine is the pork found in high concentrations. Its concentration is highest in comparison with other animals for slaughter. Histamine in turn strongest challenger allergic reaction at all. The body that is nourished by pork meat due to high amounts of histamine less resistant to stress and is therefore prone to stomach ulcers, cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks. Pork of histamine and stimulates skin allergies as urticarija, neurodermatitis and hay fever.
Toxins from pork to disrupt the work of the nervous system and therefore other functions of the organism.
 Pork is the largest lymphatic burden that the test can cover. Pork burden on the lymphatic system has 4 (four) weeks after eating. Pigs from the mass rearing of the greatest amount of adrenaline and secrete it directly into the blood and the eating of blood have disastrous consequences for those who do so.
 At this writing, used books, PhD Joseph Antolović and signed by Dr. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize) and Prof. I. Prigogine (Nobel Prize) as well as many other scientists.




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