Thursday, July 28, 2011
Iodine is essential to a proper functioning thyroid and preventing hypothyroidism. But as we grow older, our thyroid starts slowing down. It just can’t metabolize the iodine it needs as efficiently, and that means the hormone produced (also known as thyroid) goes down as well. Iodine is a mineral, but one that’s not abundant in the food we eat. Primarily found in very small quantities in seawater, soils are naturally deficient in iodine, especially the further away you get from the ocean.
Iodine is also fairly easily displaced from your body by toxins called toxic halides… fluoride, bromine and chloride.
Fluoride is by far the worst culprit. Found in toothpaste and in your water supply, every time you take a shower, brush your teeth or drink from the tap, your body gets a little exposure to fluoride, leeching out good iodine. And contrary to popular belief, fluoridated water is actually rather poor at preventing tooth decay.
Why is it in our water supply? Poor science combined with corporate greed and political ignorance paved the way. Basically a toxic by-product of aluminum production, fluoridation was sold as a way to prevent cavities because some areas with natural fluoride in the water also had lower instances of tooth decay. Based upon that spurious observation, fluoridation began.
Then there’s bromine, an endocrine disruptor that competes for the same receptors that capture iodine. Essentially, bromine crowds out iodine.
How prevalent is bromine? Consider this, every time you bite into a piece of store bought bread, you’re probably ingesting some bromine. It’s used to make bread dough more elastic and thus easier to handle, but not by very much.
Where else is bromine found? How about…
Citrus flavored soft drinks
Fabric fire retardants
Pesticides used on strawberries, especially in California
Toothpaste and mouthwashes, and
Quite an extensive list when you think about it.
Posted by Greg at 7:53 AM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
From Guest Blogger Peter from Australia
The risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest in women can be lowered by 92 percent through lifestyle maintenance alone.
Here is a short podcast/article that directly relates what this blog is all about. You can ignore the advice of eating a plant based, starch based diet and continue down the road to disease, pain, and a shortened, prescription pills filled life, or you can heed the advice offered by so many doctors in the know.
Is the unhealthy food and drink you ascribe to worth shortening your life? The choice is yours.
I am willing to bet that the same above guidelines apply to both men and women.
Posted by Greg at 7:33 AM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I am a school assembly performer.
I travel across the U.S. performing programs on healthy lifestyle.
Years ago somewhere in Kansas, it appeared to me as on a drive-in movie theatre screen: A cow's milk is for its calf, not a person.
A cow's milk is intended for its baby, not a human. No wonder dairy products promote diseases in humans- cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes II, autoimmune diseases ie Crohn's Disease, obesity, high cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more. Please see this very informative video to hear it straight from John McDougall, MD:
After you've arrived at the link, scroll all the way down the page 4/5 of the way to see: FREE 4. Marketing Milk and Disease
A mother cow's milk is calve's food. A mother cow's milk is intended to provide its baby cow with the nutrients it needs. A calf's nutrient requirements are different than a human's nutrient requirements. They are not interchangeable. Why would I want nutrients that are intended for a cow- a cow's milk? Would a calf choose human breast milk? Ha!
The nutrients that are intended for adult people come from plants. A mother who breast feeds and eats a plant-based, starch-based diet offers her baby optimum nutrition.
The nutrients that are intended for adult cows also come from plants. Cows eat grass.
A calf grows from 80 pounds at birth to 800 in one year. The calf needs what's in the cow's milk for such a feat. A human baby gains maybe 10 pounds in one year? Do you see there's something wrong with the picture of a human drinking an animal's milk? Do you see that what's best for a human baby is human breast milk? Can you visualize your mouth or your child's mouth around a cow's teat? Not a pretty picture, but abstractly what is happening when a person drinks a cow's milk.
I was 50 years old when I first had that cow's milk revelation. It seems so obvious now. It didn't occur to me until I was 50. Why hadn't I thought of it before? Why haven't others thought of it? If a cow's milk is calve's food and causes diseases in people, why is there such a huge dairy industry?
And the answer is:
It's because people have gotten in the habit of drinking the milk from an animal. People in the past have had to drink the milk from a cow- TO SURVIVE. We don't need to drink it to survive anymore.
Posted by Greg at 7:47 AM
From guest blogger Peter
There are many misconceptions about a meatless diet. One of them is you need protein from animals for a rigorous athletic training regimen. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304314404576414124184873028.html
Posted by Greg at 7:05 AM
Friday, July 1, 2011
Quote from John Robbins, founder of Earthsave
Here is his thought provoking video: http://www.vegsource.com/news/2011/07/john-robbins-why-meals-for-health-is-important-video.html
Scroll down for the video.
Posted by Greg at 1:50 PM