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Exercising, Eating Right, and Still No Weight Loss?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Frustrated with Diet and Exercise. Leptin Diet.

Even healthy snacks and meals can cause weight gain, high triglycerides, obesity, and diabetes. Here's the answer you've been searching for.

In yesterday’s article Basic Magnesium Deficiency Causes Obesity and Diabetes, we discussed how leptin is responsible for telling your brain when you’re full, when you have the correct nutrients and fat, and when to stop making insulin. Leptin resistance leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.

Many people struggle with dieting for a variety of reasons, but nothing is more frustrating than doing everything right for a prolonged period of time and still not losing any weight. When exercise, cutting calories, counting carbs, and carefully following a diet plan have failed you, it is time to take a look at your health. You could have an underlying condition or you could be taking a medication that is preventing you from losing weight. However, it could be something as simple as timing your meals.
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How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome Bone Broth

Could healing your gut also heal your disease?

In our article “Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?” we described how a leaky gut happens, what diseases it causes, and what to avoid to keep your gut healthy. “Refined flours and highly processed foods are really hard on the epithelial lining of the gut. High glycemic index foods, dairy products, and gluten are damaging. High chronic caffeine use, excessive alcohol consumption, and overuse of antibiotics are bad for the epithelial lining. All of these things weaken the bonds between the cells letting particles escape.
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Neurological Disorders and Vitamin D

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

brain disorder tree graphic

How is vitamin D deficiency affecting your brain?

Part 1: Learning How Vitamin D Is Used

People with neurological problems such as chronic pain, chronic headaches, tremors, depression, dizziness, stroke and memory loss will almost always have abnormal sleep study results, even when they are completely unaware of any sleep problems. Furthermore, most sleep issues can be drastically improved or eradicated by increasing vitamin D levels. It turns out that a vast majority of neurological problems can also be eliminated by vitamin D supplementation.
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Leading Health Risks for Women

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Heart Disease (25.1% of US adult female deaths 2007)

The newest studies and statistics reveal that women over the age of 40 have a staggering 32% chance of developing coronary artery disease. While most cases of heart disease are diagnosed in older women (usually in their 70’s), younger women are actually considered to be more at risk of having a fatal heart attack because they are less likely to seek treatment or recognize symptoms.

Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] (22.1% of US adult female deaths 2007)

Lung cancer is the leading type of cancer to cause death of women in the United States. Cigarette smoking is considered to be the cause of most cases. Smoking also causes cancers of the esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, uterine cervix, and acute myeloid leukemia, according to the CDC.

Breast cancer is the second form of cancer responsible for the most deaths of women in the US. Mammograms can help to detect breast cancer early enough for treatment to be most effective.

Colorectal [Colon] cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Screening tests can help to catch this form of cancer early enough to remove precancerous polyps before they turn into cancer.

Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] (6.7% of US adult female deaths 2007)

Men are more likely than women to have strokes in their early years, but women have a higher fatality rate with strokes than men. Women’s stroke risk generally becomes significant around age 45 and then increases steadily until it matches that of men’s risk by age 65. Regular exercise and healthy diet can reduce your stroke risk by as much as 80%.

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (5.5% of US adult female deaths 2007)

“Chronic lower respiratory disease” refers to several respiratory illnesses that occur in the lower lungs. This includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD). Over 80% of these cases were caused by smoking, either directly or from being exposed to secondhand smoke, which contains more dangerous chemicals than the smoke that is inhaled by the smoker.

Alzheimer’s Disease (4.3% of US adult female deaths 2007)

In 2011, the Alzheimer’s Association’s “2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report showed that 3.4 million out of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. It is unknown why more women than men suffer from Alzheimer’s, but studies have shown differences in presentation, development, and symptoms of the disease based on gender. Hormone replacement therapy for women has shown an increased risk for developing dementia, and low levels of thyrotropin, a thyroid hormone, has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s in women. Women suffering from depression are twice as likely to develop the disease and women unable to perform routine tasks without assistance are 3.5 times more likely to develop the disease.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, focusing on sodium ascorbate in the form of vitamin C powder. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

Sources:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Heart-Disease-Number-1-Cause-of-Death-in-Women-262789.shtml
http://www.cdc.gov/women/lcod/07_females_by_race.pdf
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa11/hstat/hshi/pages/207lcd.html
http://www.everydayhealth.com/alzheimers/alzheimers-and-gender.aspx
Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, April 2010, http://progressreport.cancer.gov

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How Doctors Use (Or Should Use) Vitamin Therapy

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Here at Wholesale Nutrition, we highly value valid research related to vitamins and supplements. We are continually impressed with the reports from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and would like to share some of their content with you from time to time. We hope you find it as fascinating as we do!

(OMNS October 21, 2010) Numerous letters to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service come from readers wanting to know exactly how to use nutritional therapy for a specific disease. Since we cannot answer such emails personally, we wanted to provide some highly useful resources for our readers’ benefit.

We suggest that you print these documents out and take them to your doctor.

Multiple Sclerosis
The vitamin-based treatment plan of Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D. is a free download at http://www.townsendletter.com/Klenner/KlennerProtocol_forMS.pdf

Cardiovascular Disease
Vitamin E dosages as written and used by Drs. Evan and Wilfrid Shute are posted at http://www.doctoryourself.com/shute_protocol.html

The doctors specifically treated the following with vitamin E:

Coronary thrombosis
Acute rheumatic fever
Chronic rheumatic heart disease
Angina
Hypertension
Thrombophlebitis and Phlebothrombosis
Thrombocytopaenic Purpura
Diabetes Mellitus
Acute and Chronic Nephritis
Burns
Cancer
Hugh D. Riordan, M.D. and colleagues tell how to employ vitamin C intravenously in a free download from http://www.doctoryourself.com/RiordanIVC.pdf or http://www.riordanclinic.org/research/vitaminc/protocol.shtml

Compare with this original 1986 IV vitamin C protocol by Ewan Cameron, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/cameron.html

Instructions on Making an Injectable Vitamin C Solution
Written for physician and hospital use by Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D. http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitciv.html

At http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html Dr. Cathcart provides specific dosage ranges for treating these illnesses:

Mild cold
Severe cold
Influenza
Coxsackievirus
Mononucleosis
Viral pneumonia
Hay fever
Asthma
Environmental and food allergy
Burns
Injury
Surgical recovery
Anxiety
Cancer
Ankylosing spondylitis
Reiter’s syndrome
Acute anterior uveitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Bacterial infections
Infectious hepatitis
Candidiasis
Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C
The full text of this book by Lendon H. Smith, M.D. is posted at http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm

Writes Dr. Smith: “I have used Dr. Klenner’s methods on hundreds of patients. He is right. It helps almost every condition and situation, and my failures were due to inadequate amounts.”

The book discusses, in varying detail, megavitamin treatment of the following illnesses:

Virus Pneumonia
Poliomyelitis
Hepatitis
Herpes Simplex & Zoster
Chicken Pox
Measles
Mumps
Mononucleosis
Diphtheria
Dysentery
Pancreatitis
Scarlet fever
Rheumatic fever
Tuberculosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Tetanus
Arthritis
High cholesterol
Ruptured intervertebral discs
Corneal ulcers
Diabetes
Glaucoma
Schizophrenia
Burns
Heat stroke
Radiation burns
Surgery
Heavy Metal (including Lead) Poisoning
Other Poisonings
Venomous bites
Allergies
Poison Oak or Ivy
Myasthenia Gravis
Experienced physicians have used massive amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients in treating an astonishing and nearly unbelievable variety of conditions. “Many physicians refuse to employ Vitamin C in the amounts suggested,” writes Dr. Klenner, “simply because it is counter to their fixed ideas of what is reasonable. There is no doubt that physicians are being brainwashed with the current journal advertising. I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit.”

Dr. Klenner was board certified in diseases of the chest. The Shutes, in obstetrics. Dr. Cathcart, in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith, in pediatrics. Dr. Riordan, in psychiatry. Dr. Cameron, in surgery.

What you will learn from the documents above may be a good start, but it is only a start. We recommend that you read extensively and then discuss these physicians’ experiences with your doctor before making any health decision.

For Further Reading:

A searchable free archive of hundreds of full-text nutrition therapy papers is available at http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/

Bibliographies of the published writings of orthomolecular doctors are posted at
Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_cathcart.html
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_cheraskin.html
Benjamin Feingold, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_feingold.html
Max Gerson, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/bib_gerson.html
Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_hoffer.html
Hans Nieper, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_nieper.html
William J. McCormick, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_mccormick.html
William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_kaufman.html
Humphry Osmond, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_osmond.html
Linus Pauling, Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_pauling_ortho.html
Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_pfeiffer_ed.html
Hugh D. Riordan, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_riordan.html
Evan Shute, M.D. and Wilfrid Shute, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_shute.html
Lendon H. Smith, M.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_lsmith.html
Roger J. Williams, Ph.D.: http://www.doctoryourself.com/biblio_williams.html

To locate a nutritionally-minded physician: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n09.shtml

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org

The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service is a non-profit and non-commercial informational resource.

Editorial Review Board:

Ian Brighthope, M.D. (Australia)
Ralph K. Campbell, M.D. (USA)
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. (Canada)
Damien Downing, M.D. (United Kingdom)
Michael Ellis, M.D. (Australia)
Michael Gonzalez, D.Sc., Ph.D. (Puerto Rico)
Steve Hickey, Ph.D. (United Kingdom)
James A. Jackson, Ph.D. (USA)
Bo H. Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. (Sweden)
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D. (USA)
Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D. (Puerto Rico)
Erik Paterson, M.D. (Canada)
Gert E. Shuitemaker, Ph.D. (Netherlands)

Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D. (USA), Editor and contact person. Email: [email protected]

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Part 2: Are Obesogens Making Me Fat?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Obesogens don’t let your body’s signaling system tell it when you need fat, adrenaline, or reproductive hormones. They signal your body to continually be hungry, tired, and producing fat, even when you’re eating fruits and vegetables or drinking water. They disrupt brain development and can cause brain abnormalities that have been linked to seizure disorders, depression, attention deficit disorder, and more. They have been linked directly to immune disorders and a host of other preventable diseases. By now, hopefully, you can see how obesogens can severely impact your life, your health, and even the lives of your children.

Obesogens accumulate in your body, so over time, they become more of a health risk. Research hasn’t yet shown us how to reverse the effects of obesogens, so our best strategy at this time is to avoid them and to try to eliminate existing ones from our bodies.

Chemicals that are classified as obesogens are used in the production of PVC pipes, i.e. your plumbing. Using a high quality water filter helps to eliminate these chemicals from your drinking water. Other PVC chemical sources include your water hose, backpacks, shower curtains, toilet seats, tables, remote controls, and more. The list is really endless.

Obesogens are absorbed by food and drinks that are stored or heated in plastic containers. Canned foods are lined with plastic and then heated in the canning process. Opt for frozen or fresh vegetables instead. Try to choose drinks and food that come in glass or stainless steel containers. Don’t reuse water bottles or other disposables, because they can be very dangerous.

Hormones, high fructose corn syrup, and pesticides are also obesogen sources. You should buy certified organic food whenever possible. Remember that even eating a strawberry that has been sprayed with pesticide can tell your body to produce fat cells and damage your body. High fructose corn syrup is added to almost every prepackaged meal.

Non-organic meat is a big obesogen source. The animals’ feed is heavily laden with hormones and antibiotics to produce meats in proportions that our ancestors wouldn’t believe. A one pound chicken breast used to be unheard of! Think about the unregulated amounts of estrogen that is given to chickens to make them constantly lay eggs; huge eggs. Then think about the large amounts given to cows to make them produce gigantic volumes of milk.

The hormones in food have recently been named as the cause of young girls hitting puberty at an average age of 7-9, instead of in their teens. Boys also have higher levels of estrogen than they should. That puts them at high risk for infertility, obesity, mood disorders, and many cancers, including cervical and breast cancer. This is the first generation of kids in history that actually have a shorter life expectancy than their parents’.

It’s time that we stop sacrificing our health for petty conveniences. Making wise choices and clearing out the chemicals that are stored in your body is very important. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that flushes out free-radicals and chemicals. Using the best vitamin C powder is a good way to boost your immunity and start cleaning up your system.

If you think that organic food is more expensive, just remember that you’ll be saving loads of money by avoiding prepackaged items. Using discount vitamins and supplements can help you to afford a long-term supplementing regimen that can help you to improve your health for life. What little extra you do have to spend now could save you and your kids thousands in medical expenses later.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with discount vitamins and the best vitamin C since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality, low-cost wholesale vitamins today!

Part 1: Are Obesogens Making Me Fat?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Lately, the concern about obesogens has been all over the news. Obesogens are chemicals in food that are thought to be to blame for weight gain that can lead to many diseases suffered by the American public. The research has revealed why diets and exercise have failed so many. Controlling calories and fat intake doesn’t do you much good if your endocrine system is programmed to produce fat cells regardless of what you eat. Because of the way that obesogens work in the body, they do a lot more than make you fat.

The term “obesogen” was given to the class of chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) because of their direct effects on the human body’s production of fat. Obesogens interfere with the function of the hormone systems, telling stem cells to turn into fat cells. They have been named as a major contributor in a variety of problems including infertility, brain abnormalities, miscarriage, behavioral problems, impaired immunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, early onset puberty, and even lowered male birth rates.

Our bodies are largely controlled by hormones. They are secreted when necessary in response to our environment, diet, age, and physiological need. These hormones signal glands all over the body, telling them what to do. When working correctly, the endocrine system controls metabolism, growth and development, mood, and tissue function. Basically, your brain, hormones, and glands work together to keep your body functioning in an efficient manner.

Obesogens mimic many hormones in the body, including estrogen. They bypass your body’s normal signaling systems by hijacking your signaling proteins and directly telling stem cells to become fat cells. They can even reprogram your genes and metabolism, making it possible to pass down the obesogen danger to your children. Studies on mice show that exposure causes mice to become obese. They then pass down that altered “obesity” gene to their offspring, effecting the mood, behavior, immunity, and weight of the baby mice. Some offspring become overweight early on while others become overweight later in life. The studies have had such alarming results that many new studies have erupted and there has been little problem getting funding.

It is easy to understand that if you eat too much and live a sedentary kind of life that you’ll become overweight. But what if you did everything by the book and still gained or stayed the same weight? It may not make sense unless you’re aware of the obesogens that you’re eating and their effects on your body. What if you’re eating lean meats, fruits, vegetables and whole grains not knowing that even those strawberries are creating more fat cells in your body? What if the water you’re drinking is actually producing more fat? There’s no wonder that America has an obesity epidemic.

Part 2 in this series will teach you how to avoid obesogens and clear your body of chemicals that could be affecting your health. With the use of the best vitamin C and switching to non-obesogen foods, you could help to stop the damage that you’ve likely been doing to your body your entire life. The cost of cleansing your body and managing your health with vitamins and supplements can be reduced if you buy discount vitamins online.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with discount vitamins and the best vitamin C since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality, low-cost wholesale vitamins today!

Selenium for Virus Protection and Thyroid Function

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Selenium deficiency often goes untreated because it does not create any noticeable symptoms. A certain amount of selenium is needed to protect the body from viruses and to promote healthy thyroid function. Research is being done and shows promise in using selenium to treat HIV and AIDS, allergies, flu, chronic fatigue syndrome, strokes, arthritis and more.

Selenium helps to regulate thyroid hormones and also supports the immune system. It helps to create antioxidants that clear out and protect cells from free radicals. Selenium deficiency is thought to trigger viruses into attacking and reproducing. Studies are being done to test the theory that selenium deficiency is the trigger for the HIV virus (among others) to switch from dormant into active status. It is believed that viruses switch into action when they need to visit more cells in search for more selenium. It is also believed that appropriate selenium levels slow down the HIV virus replication process.

Selenium is critical for thyroid hormone metabolism. It is part of the enzyme necessary for conversion of T4 hormone into the active form T3. Low selenium levels can lead to thyroid damage and hypothyroidism. However, high levels can do the same thing. Therefore, if you have thyroid issues, it is extremely important to monitor your thyroid function along with your dietary intake of selenium. A skilled physician or nutritionist will help you adjust and determine the right dosage of vitamins and supplements required for your thyroid to function at its best level.

We get selenium from whole grains, some seafood, most meats, and nuts. The amount of selenium we get from grains and nuts depends on the selenium content of the soil that they were grown in. The content of selenium in meat depends on the amount present in the plants that the animals fed on. Levels of selenium in soil vary so much from region to region that it is very hard to tell how much we are actually getting.

Brazil nuts have an unusually high amount of selenium, as much as eight hundred times the daily requirement per ounce. If you do eat Brazil nuts, do so in moderation and watch for side effects of having too much selenium in your diet. Hair loss, horizontal white streaking or blotching of the fingernails, garlic breath, gastrointestinal disturbance, fatigue, irritability, and flushing of the face are signs of too much selenium.

The anti-viral, antioxidant and antibiotic properties of selenium make it useful for maintaining a healthy immune system and is thought to help prevent heart disease and certain cancers. Depletions can occur when you have gastrointestinal problems that cause selenium not to be absorbed. Selenium is also destroyed in foods that are processed or refined. This can lead to autoimmune problems and thyroid problems.

Talk with your doctor if you plan on supplementing with selenium before you buy vitamins. A vitamins and supplements regimen should be discussed with a health care professional familiar with your health history and current medications to avoid drug interactions or unwanted side effects.

About the Author: Phil Le Breton is owner at Wholesale Nutrition. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with vitamins and supplements. Wholesale Nutrition has the best vitamin C Powder on the market (C-Salts). Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy vitamins or buy supplements of the highest quality.