Monday, December 26, 2011

Juicing - For or Against?? and Why

Juicing - For or Against?? 

It is a popular belief that juicing is so very good for you. Not necessarily, is what I say, as does Dr. Russell Blaylock.

I love Dr.Russell Blaylock (see info on Dr.Russell Blaylock,, As he states you will typically only absorb about 20-30% of the nutrients when eating raw veggies. So why not juice right? Juicing eliminates the much needed fiber. The fiber is needed to slow down the rate at which the body absorbs the sugar. The Juicing is also high in sugars and that comes with a host of side effects. 

So what I recommend to you and my clients, is blending your veggies. As Dr. Blaylock states you will absorb 80-90% of the nutrients and add the benefits of the fiber. Make most of them nutrient dense cruciferous veggies. Add some warm chicken broth for soup like consistency.

"extra notes - It removes the fiber and leaves the sugar. So for the highest possible nutrient availability, blending is  the best choice. When people eat the whole food they usually don't chew it well enough to break the food down and they don't usually have enough digestive enzymes that's needed to digest it properly. Blending breaks it down into smaller particles, therefor requiring the body to make less digestive enzymes for digestion of food."

Magnesium, the Miracle Mineral

Noted by famous neurologist Dr.Russell Blaylock as a "remarkable natural substance", magnesium is largely overlooked by traditional medicine. 

The following are some of the amazing benefits of the mineral called magnesium:

• Science is proving that has the basic or key factor of many diseases is chronic levels of inflammation. Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  In fact it stops inflammation by inhibiting the calcium-triggered inflammation pathways of cells. (We will cover how calcium is a major trigger for inflammation in an upcoming discussion.)

• Low magnesium levels causes inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 and TNF-alpha to elevate in the body, each of which are strongly linked to heart attacks and congestive heart failure. Substance P., another inflammatory marker, greatly rises in the heart muscle and the blood when magnesium levels are low, thus causing heart damage.

• Magnesium is essential for producing energy, reducing inflammation, regulating blood vessels, preventing blood clots, working as an antioxidant. It is also needed for proper immune function. In addition, studies even show that being deficient in magnesium accelerates the aging process.

It is important to note, that just because magnesium levels test "normal" does not mean they are magnesium is not deficient. In fact studies show that organ and tissue magnesium can be severely depleted and still receive a "normal" blood test result.  Testing is usually done on the blood, however, 99 percent of the magnesium in our bodies is located within the cells. According to Dr. Blaylock, with only 1 percent is in the blood, so it's easy to say one has a normal test.

Foods rich in magnesium :

spinach, steamed
chard, steamed
beer greens, steamed
spinach, raw
sunflower seeds
Brazil nuts
poppy seed
celery seed
fennel seed
cumin seed
mustard, dried
dill weed
halibut or mackerel
So please be sure to eat magnesium rich foods!!
More on the wonders of magnesium and how it can help you will be coming up!
"Russell L. Blaylock
Born November 15, 1945(1945-11-15)
Nationality American
Education Doctor of Medicine, fellowship in neurology
Alma mater LSU School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Occupation Neurosurgeon (retired), writer, lecturer

Russell L. Blaylock is a retired neurosurgeon and author. He is a former clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is currently a visiting professor in the biology department at Belhaven College. He is the author of a number of books and papers, including Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003), and writes a monthly newsletter, the Blaylock Wellness Report.

Blaylock has endorsed views inconsistent with the scientific consensus, including that food additives such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are excitotoxic in normal doses and that the H1N1 influenza (swine flu) vaccine carries more risk than swine flu itself.

Education and careerAccording to his website, Blaylock completed his general surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He was licensed to practice Neurological Surgery in North Carolina between May 6, 1977 and December 15, 2006. Along with Ludwig G. Kempe, Blaylock published a novel transcallosal approach to excising intraventricular meningiomas of the trigone. He is retired as a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and is currently a visiting professor in the biology department at Belhaven University, a Christian university in Mississippi. He is associated with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and was on the editorial board of their journal.

Allegations of health dangersBlaylock has been quoted several times in media outlets regarding his position that MSG is toxic to the brain. He also states that the widely used artificial sweetener aspartame is toxic and may be the cause of multiple sclerosis. He has additionally cautioned against heavy use of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose). These positions are not supported by scientific consensus or regulatory bodies, as extensive studies support the safety of aspartame, sucralose, and MSG."

- Russell BlaylockFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, December 5, 2011

Blood Sugar To Die For

Keeping your blood sugar under control is so important, your life depends on it….And the quality of your life depends on it.  Diabetics die an average of 15 years earlier than people without and diabetes has almost doubled just in the last 10 years. 

Risk Factors = High blood pressure over 140/90
Fatty liver
High Uric Acid
BMI 30+

Type II.
How we eat and live makes a major difference in whether or not you develop diabetes so the good news is that you have a lot of control over the outcome.
 The amount of sugar adults get from alcohol and sugar drinks including soda has quadrupled from 1965-2002.  

12 oz soda = 10 tbsp sugar
12 oz 100 % orange juice = 9 + tbsp sugarh

Some symptoms you could experience include:
  • fatigue,
  • yeast infections,
  • impotence,
  • heart attack is a huge first sign,
  • extreme fatigue 2-4 hours after a meal,
  • tingling and numbness hands and feet,
  • blurred vision, slow wound healing,
  • frequent urination,
  • excessive thirst,
  • skin tags,
  • long term low sugar can lead to diabetes as well.

What are some things you can do?
Keep blood sugar and insulin levels normal by exercising and losing weight.
·         Drink more water!
By drinking half your body weight in water can help by clearing out excess sugar in the blood. Of course you don’t want to drink 16 ounces all at once but small amounts through out the day is best.
·         Be careful with carb intake and the types of carbs you are eating.
We are talking refined carbohydrates, anything that turns to sugar quickly in the body such as white flour bread, cookies, cakes, etc.
·         Get more fiber in your diet daily. 
A diet including 25 grams of soluble and 25 grams of insoluble fiber will lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
·         Eat more protein in your diet throughout the day in small amounts
·         Essential fatty acids, like fish oil, flax seed and organic eggs actually help to
protect the membranes of insulin receptors and reduce inflammation.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Stress & Depression, What Can Help

This time of year with all of the family and holiday preparation can bring accelerated emotions, depression and anxiety. Tyrosine is an amino acid that the body uses to make neurotransmitters that are used in the brain to elevate mood. Low levels have been found in people experiencing depression.

B-6 is needed for the conversion of the amino acid tryptophan, levels of this vitamin are often low in those experiencing depression, especially women who take oral contraceptives. People who abuse alcohol are more likely to be lacking in vitamin B-6. B-6 also helps with the emotional difficulties associated with PMS.
Foods that are rich in B-Vitamins (B-6) : sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brown rice & avocadoes.

Omega 3-fatty acids, especially DHA found in Fish Oil & Organic Eggs are especially important for neurotransmitter function, therefore effecting brain function. Depressed individuals tend to have low levels of omega 3- fatty acids.

SAMe is a natural substance that the body can produce from the amino acid methionine and is needed for the production of serotonin and other transmitters.

Taking SAMe can have a fast acting anti-depressant effect. Elevated levels of Homocysteine means high inflammation in the body, which means lower SAMe levels. People with elevated homocysteine levels and major depression have a clear connection. Folic acid is a B-vitamin that can help to lower homocysteine levels, therefore support higher levels of SAMe in the body.

Physical activity even in small amounts can be mood boosting, at least 30 min of cardio, yoga and/or meditation 3 times a week.

SAMe can be taken anywhere from 400 – 600 mgs by gradually increasing the dose, in divided doses 3 times a day. B-6 can be taken 100-300 mgs 3 times a day, I also recommend taking a multi-B along with it. Fish Oil providing 500 mgs DHA per soft gel, one 2-3 times a day.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Danger of Irradiated Food


Nutritional Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Think Yourself Thin

Is your Doctor keeping up on the latest break throughs

The Truth About HDL Cholesterol

Why "normal" Thyroid no's dont necessarily mean healthy thyroid function

Dangerous of High Insulin Levels

High Blood Sugar is not the Only Issue in Diabetes

Triglycerides - what they mean

How "Good Cholesterol" is not enough

Hypertension + Blood Sugar, how they relate

using Natural Plant Extract with Conventional Cancer Treatment

Vaccinations & their Effect on Our Ammune System

Cut off Cancer Cell Energy Supply

coming soon

Monday, October 31, 2011

Blood Sugar

Balance your blood sugar, control insulin so your body can use it more effectively, boost your immunity, support healthy weight loss, eliminate sugar spikes, protect your kidneys, banish tired, sluggish feelings, reduce sugar and food cravings, and much more.... let me help you get this under control now not before it becomes a serious medical issue!

HCG frauds

Not that I agree with the FDA, EVER, but this made me take a 2nd look! If you cut your daily caloric intake down to 500 calories you are going to lose weight, barring medical issues, period! Studies show that caloric restriction promotes longevity but this is a little extreme from a health standpoint!
Retail HCG diet drugs are frauds, FDA warns
Retail HCG diet drugs are frauds, FDA warns, Retail versions of a popular weight-loss aid that contain trace amounts of a pregnancy hormone are a fraud and are being sold illegally, a top Food and Drug Administration official said. {bnl} HCG diet popular in Valley, but could be risky

SOY... again

Yes, I’m going to talk about “soy” again.
For those of you who continue to think it’s a good thing, soy can actually cause deficiencies of calcium and vitamin D.  It is genetically modified with high amounts of pesticides, can cause hormone disruption and hypothyroidism - which means weight gain and fatigue!  And no, Asians don’t consume large amounts of soy every day, we do!  And we don’t have the ability to digest it sufficiently, which leads to an even more toxic estrogenic overload!
Enough said.


Yes I’m going to talk about soy again for those of you who continue to think it’s a good thing! Soy can actually cause deficiencies of calcium and vit D, is genetically modified with higher amounts of pesticides, causes hormone disruption and, hypothyroidism which means weight gain and fatigue! And no, Asians don’t consume large amounts of soy every day, we do!!! And we don’t have the ability to digest it sufficiently which leads to an even more toxic estrogenic overload!


Iodine: Don’t leave home without it!
Do you know how important iodine is to your health? While it is found in higher levels in the thyroid, but less commonly known is its importance for the reproductive organs.  Plus, it is vital for brain development and maintenance. Fluoride, chlorine, along with bromines (found in bread), nitrates (and nitrites found in meats), prevent us from absorbing iodine.  And because it supports the thyroid it can gently increase metabolism. Iodine is a natural protector against all of the electromagnetic interference and disruption that’s caused in the body by all the exposure from cell phones, wi-fi, etc.    Want to know more?  Call me.

Insulin & How It Makes You Fat

Sugar and other forms of sweeteners, white flour, processed foods, sodas, juices, energy drinks, baked goods, pasta, and snack foods (chips, pretzels, etc.) are categorized as high-glycemic carbohydrates. This means they all rapidly convert to sugar when eaten. These foods cause the pancreas to release insulin to try and control blood sugar levels by driving it into the cells as fuel for energy. If this energy is not used by the cell it is then converted to fat and stored for later use. This holds true regardless of caloric intake!  In the presence of high levels of insulin, your body will not burn fat it will store fat and it will start to break down muscle and burn that instead.

Because of the sudden drop in blood sugar the body then experiences a cycle of symptoms consisting of food cravings, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain and signs of aging. It will eventually lead to obesity even though caloric intake is not necessarily excessive. It also creates inflammation on a cellular level causing aging and pain.

If the food doesn’t get to the cells we are literally starving at the cellular level. You then do what your body tells you to do, you eat more! You’re not getting fat because you’re eating more; you’re eating more because you’re getting fat. Most weren’t born with greedy fat cells, but we can make them greedy by eating too many carbs. Your body then releases a lot of insulin to bring the blood sugar down and it can only burn a little at a time, therefore leaving excessive amounts of circulating insulin. Our storage sites for carbs are limited but there is unlimited storage for fat so the body converts it to fat.

Insulin tells your body to store fat if you’re not using it.

Cells can become resistant to the effects of insulin therefore the body starts making more insulin and therefore storing more fat and the cycle goes on.

Heart Disease


Anxiety & Stress


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