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.