Vitamin Mineral Deficiency Eczema

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why are there white spots on my finger nails?
    I eat a very healthy diet and exercise regularly. I did used to think white spots on nails was calcium deficiency, but I drink around a pint-a-day.

    Could it be a vitamin/mineral deficiency and if so, which minerals/vitamins and I deficient?

    I could do with eating more fruit. Should I take a multi-vitamin as well?

    Thanks for your help.
    Edit:

    I do work out with heavy weights (nothing extreme). Strangely, the white spots are only on the nails of my left hand.

    Is there anything significant about that!?

    • ANSWER:
      White marks in finger nails are quite common and are usually caused by a knock on the nail. This could be caused by trapping your finger or accidentally hitting the nail on something. Usually these marks will grow out with time and there is no need to worry.

      However the spots could be caused by a number of other things too such as an infection. Sometimes you can pick up a fungal infection while having a manicure or even from the gym. The way to find out if this is the cause of your problem is to ask your GP to take a sample of nail tissue. If you have got an infection they are reasonably easy to treat.

      Another condition that could cause white spots on your nails is eczema. So if you do have eczema and you have just found white spots on your nail, it is more than likely that it is the eczema that caused them.

      Of course it could always mean that you are lacking in vitamins such as Zinc but that will have to be determined by a dermatologist or your GP.

  2. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take after a chemical peel in order to speed up the healing process?
    Lysine is said to help promote healthy skin, and Vitamin C helps support the immune system. Will taking these two supplements after a chemical peel help speed up the healing process? And if not, which vitamins would be best? And how much of it should I take? Also, are there any vitamins I should avoid during this healing process? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  3. QUESTION:
    How does eczema lead to asthma?
    Can someone explain it to me? Like, how eczema and asthma are linked?

    • ANSWER:
      Both could be related to a vitamin mineral deficiency.AE vitamins and minerals Calcium/magnesium help.Harsh soap can also cause eczema.Use a mild bath soap eg.a liquid body wash.Asthma may be caused from allergens to pollen,cats,etc.Dislocation of the upper back and neck can also contribute to a asthmatic condition.In an attack if you rub the bottom of your feet this will relax the broncials and allow for easier breathing.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I boost my puppy's immune system?
    My puppy (6mos old) has been struggling to fight of demodectic mites for a few months now. The Vet keeps prescribing medication to kill the mites - which isn't working and has negative side effects. I need a way to boost my puppy's immune system so he can fight them off on his own. -And please don't refer me to any dry, commercial dog foods - I know that doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Immune system
      Boosting dogs immune system
      Boosting the immune system for proper working biochemical interactions is important to your dogs wellness. The immune system is persistently protecting the body from parasites, bacterial, fungal, or virus-infected cells. Boosting your dogs immune system will help his body overwhelm bacteria, destroy toxins, or kill viruses.
      Iinfected cells produce interferon and other cytokines, which can signal contiguous uninfected cells to intensify their defenses, enabling them to damage invaders.

      In a weak immune system, bacteria, viruses, micro organisms, and toxins can pass the immune defending cells, and generate disorders.
      A lowered immune system function in dogs results in acute or chronic fungi, yeast infections, eczema, demodectic mange, food allergy, arthritis, ear infection, slowly healing wounds, or fertility disorders.

      Nutrient deficiency is an eminent cause of immune system deficiency in dogs. Animal researchers have recently demonstrated that nutrient deficiency in one generation can affect immune system function in later generations, even if they are not nutrient deficient.

      Thus, a poor nutrition or continuous feeding the wrong dog food diet weakens your dogs immune system.

      Boosting your dogs immune system:

      Balanced levels of trace elements, minerals, and vitamins are required to boost the immune system of your dogs to fight invading bacteria and viruses by itself.

      Raw food diet for dogs is necessary to boost the immune system, because stomach and metabolism of all carnivores is designed to digest raw foods. Commercial dog food is a nutritional burden that dogs digestive system is unable to cope with. The use of unnatural dry food, and over-processed, chemically enhanced commercial dog foods weakens your dogs immune system. Wild animals are not plagued by the disorders that afflict our domesticated dogs!

      To satisfy your dogs nutritional requirements and boost the immune system, all ingredients of wellness dog food have to be synergistic, meaning they should enhance each others effect as well as being able to work by themselves.
      If you are not sure about the nutritional values, and biochemical processes in the body, add a high-quality nutritional supplement to your dogs food which contains vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, selenium, iodine, biotin, echinacea, and potassium.

      Neem
      The most important characteristic of Neem (neem tea, neem leaf) is, boosting both the lymphocyte and cell-mediated immune system. Neem boosts the production of T-cells, which defense your dogs body when attacks to the immune system occur.

      Vitamin C
      Vitamin C is crucial for boosting your dogs immune system. Vitamin C has essential antiviral and antibacterial activity, but its main effect is improvement of host resistance.

      Omega Fatty Acids
      Omega fatty acids are important for your dogs immune system, skin and coat health. Omega fatty acids boost food utilization and energy production. Evening primrose oil is most effective (omega 6 fatty acid), followed by flaxseed oil and fish oil (omega 3 fatty acid).

      Zinc
      Zinc deficiency increases the risk of infection. Studies show that zinc supplements can boost the immune system, promote wound healing, and help develop white blood cells.

      http://www.doggiesparadise.com/boost-immune-system.shtml

      There were other links in this article that had MORE detail to help you.

      BUT basically it's what you're feeding your baby. Think of him as a machine. The fuel you give him results in the output he produces. You put in crap you're going to get crap - including his ability to fight off illness.

      Look into any kind of Premium Dog food. (No by products, no Corn etc) do some research - Natural Balance, INova, Nutro. Look at the lables and ingrediants.
      Good Luck

  5. QUESTION:
    How is sugar bad for your health?
    First I thought sugar became fat inside one's body, but I was recently told that that wasn't the case. Anyone who has any idea how sugar is bad for one's health, specificly? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is high in carbohydrates. All carbs (even vegs) convert to sugar (glucose) in the body. Excess glucose is converted to glycogen & excess glycogen is converted to fat.

      Sugar is an antinutrient & drains the vitamins & minerals from your body.

      Sugars - sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically - are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's & other diseases.

      Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D
      Author of the book Lick The Sugar Habit

      In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

      1.

      Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.1,2
      2.

      Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. 3,4,5,6
      3.

      Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.7,8
      4.

      Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.9,10,11,12
      5.

      Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.13
      6.

      Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.14,15,16,17,18,19,20
      7.

      Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.21,22
      8.

      Sugar can weaken eyesight.23
      9.

      Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.24,25,26,27,28
      10.

      Sugar can cause premature aging.29
      11.

      Sugar can lead to alcoholism.30
      12.

      Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.31,32,33
      13.

      Sugar contributes to obesity.34
      14.

      Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.35,36,37
      15.

      Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)38
      16.

      Sugar can cause gallstones.39
      17.

      Sugar can cause appendicitis.40
      18.

      Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.41
      19.

      Sugar can cause varicose veins.42
      20.

      Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.43
      21.

      Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.44
      22.

      Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.45,46,47
      23.

      Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.48
      24.

      Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.49
      25.

      Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.50
      26.

      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).51
      27.

      Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.52
      28.

      Sugar causes food allergies.53
      29.

      Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.54
      30.

      Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.55
      31.

      Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.56,57
      32.

      Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.58
      33.

      Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.59,60
      34.

      Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.61
      35.

      Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.62,63
      36.

      Sugar can cause emphysema.64
      37.

      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.65
      38.

      Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.66
      39.

      Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.67
      40.

      Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.68,69
      41.

      Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.70,71
      42.

      Sugar can damage your pancreas.72
      43.

      Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.73
      44.

      Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.74
      45.

      Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.75
      46.

      Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.76
      47.

      Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.77
      48.

      Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.78,79
      49.

      Suga

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do people say you should avoid sugar?
    I know you shouldn't drink sodas an eat candy and stuff but you need sugar right? Why do I read everywhere on the internet that you should avoid sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
      9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
      22. Sugar contributes to obesity
      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
      26. Sugar can cause asthma.
      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      46. Sugar causes food allergies.
      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone cured allergies by drinking green smoothies?
    I've been drinking 2 organic green smoothies per day (One half dark greens like Spinach, Kale, and the other half pears, bananas, strawberries, etc.).

    I've noticed that my eczema and hives have almost completely disappeared.

    Has anyone else had this happen??

    • ANSWER:
      No but that would tend to indicate that you have a pretty serious vitamin/mineral deficiency? You might want to try a clean diet for a week or so and avoid any processed foods-look into Denise Mortimore and Linda Lazarides

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to eat ALOT of candy and sugary stuff?
    I am 20, and I eat 1 or 2 boxes of gummy worm and gummy bears every week, the box is like 700g. So each week I eat about 1400g of gummy candy with alot of sugar.

    Is this ok or is this really healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is an antinutrient and drains the body of vitamins & minerals.

      146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health - By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

      It can suppress the immune system.
      It upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      It can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      It can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
      It contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      It causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      It reduces high density lipoproteins.
      It leads to chromium deficiency.
      It leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      It can increase fasting levels of glucose.
      It causes copper deficiency.
      It interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      It can weaken eyesight.
      It raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      It can cause hypoglycemia. …
      It can produce an acidic digestive tract.
      It can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      It can cause premature aging.
      It can lead to alcoholism.
      It can cause tooth decay.
      It contributes to obesity
      High intake of It increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      It can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      It can cause arthritis.
      It can cause asthma.
      It greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      It can cause gallstones.
      It can cause heart disease.
      It can cause appendicitis.
      It can cause multiple sclerosis.
      It can cause hemorrhoids.
      It can cause varicose veins.
      It can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      It can lead to periodontal disease.
      It can contribute to osteoporosis.
      It contributes to saliva acidity.
      It can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      It can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      It can decrease growth hormone.
      It can increase cholesterol.
      It can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      It can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      It causes food allergies.
      It can contribute to diabetes.
      It can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      It can contribute to eczema in children.
      It can cause cardiovascular disease.
      It can impair the structure of DNA
      It can change the structure of protein.
      It can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      It can cause cataracts.
      It can cause emphysema.
      It can cause atherosclerosis.
      It can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      It lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      It intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      It can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      It can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      It can increase the amount of liver fat.
      It can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      It can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
      High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation dura

  9. QUESTION:
    Are there options to treat my Hypothyroid without taking prescription medications?
    I am drowning in medical debt, and to get either Synthroid or Armour Thyroid I have to go through hoops of lab work which I can not afford. Not to mention having to meet with the doctor to read the results and prescribe the medicine. I dont have medical insurance and dont qualify for assistance. I really believe there has to be a more natural method for treating this.

    • ANSWER:
      Below are some supplements that might help improve your thyroid health. Always remember to also include a good multivitamin supplement to make sure you are not deficient in any vitamins.

      Iodine -- You can increase your iodine intake through diet and kelp supplementation. Kelp is rich in iodine and is very affordable. I buy it in tablet form with 225 mcg. of iodine per tablet. I had low levels of iodine because I didn't like to salt my food. Now I use natural sea salt that doesn't have iodine in it and so I supplement with kelp tablets. There used to be plenty of iodine in vegetables and fruits but the soil is very iodine depleted in most areas today. Foods that contain iodine are yogurt, eggs, meat, fish and other seafood, radish, parsley, potatoes, oatmeal and bananas.

      Selenium -- Many people diagnosed with hypothyroidism were found to be selenium deficient. Selenium is required to convert the T4 thyroid hormone to the active T3 form. As an example, the selenium containing enzyme type-I-iodothyronine-deiodinase is important for the conversion of T4 to T3. So selenium deficiency can reduce the activity of the thyroid hormones.

      Tyrosine -- Tyrosine is an amino acid needed by the body to manufacture thyroid hormones from iodine. And so the use of tyrosine as a dietary supplement increases production of thyroid hormones.

      Thyroid Glandular -- Thyroid glandular supplements have been used since the beginning of thyroid treatment. Usually it is only sold through your practitioner or by prescription (like Armour) but there are some over-the-counter thyroid glandular supplements available.

      Bladderwrack -- Bladderwrack is a seaweed that is a rich source of iodine. Traditionally it has been used for weight loss and hypothyroidism. The low incidence of goiter in maritime people has been attributed to the iodine in bladderwrack. It also contains the minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, etc. Bladderwrack is thought to stimulate the thyroid gland increasing metabolism.

      Dulse: A reddish and chewy seaweed that grows on rocks in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific oceans. It’s a plant rich in protein and is a great natural source of iodine. Dulse is a sea plant that helps support thyroid function naturally by providing the essential trace mineral, iodine. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and calcium potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, chromium and zinc.

      Avena sativa: It comes from the wild oat plant and is used as a nerve tonic. It’s used in herbal remedies for anxiety, eczema, hypothyroidism and high cholesterol.

      Coleus forskohlii: Studies conducted in laboratories show that coleus stimulates metabolism. In a recent study, six women took 25 mg of coleus forskohlii twice a day for two months and at the end of the eight-week trial they had lost an average of ten pounds and reduced their percentage of body fat by almost 8 percent. What’s more, coleus has proven to increase thyroid hormone production and the release thereof.

  10. QUESTION:
    My skin peeled after using Retin-A and its really red, how do i reduce/prevent irritation?
    It seems like anything I put on it makes it sting (including lotion).

    Except if I wash it with the Axe body wash with 2% salicylic acid.

    However it makes it really dry and flaky, what can I do to not irritate the new skin? How long will it take for the color of the new skin even out?

    • ANSWER:
      Remedies for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

      Home Remedies to cure peeling skin
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  11. QUESTION:
    How many grams of sugar per day?
    I'm a pretty active person and I generally eat healthy food but the only thing is, some of the stuff I eat has sugar in it and from what I've read or been told, sugar is the only thing you don't need in your diet and I should stay away from it. But the stuff I eat daily such as cereal, milk and bananas has about 10-12 grams of sugar per serving in them.

    So question is, what's a good amount of sugar intake per day?

    • ANSWER:
      All carbohydrates (even vegetables) convert to glucose (sugar). There is no need to to eat sugar. The body can only easily process 9g or carbohydrates per hour.

      Sugar is an antinutrient and drains the body of vitamins & minerals.

      146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health - By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

      http://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledge/146-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health.287.html

      A few reasons - space permitting

      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the best lotions, shampoos, and soaps for dealing with eczema?
    How about over the counter cremes?

    • ANSWER:
      Lotions, shampoos, and soaps are not the answer to eczema. You are trying to treat the symptoms only and not solving the underlying cause of eczema.

      If you live in the U.S., you are not going to solve the problem by going to doctors. Doctors in the U.S. can only follow this protocol or they will lose their license: First diagnose the illness and then treat it ONLY with drugs or surgery. They do not understand the body from a nutritional stand point and only follow allopathic medicine approaches and treat the symptoms.

      The reason you have Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. You can get rid eczema forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, and Corn. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the ALL tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      To correct the Eczema problem, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this per day. Pink sea salt is a mixture of Hawaiian and Mediterranean sea salt.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. This form of B vitamins will just be excreted by your kidneys as is evident by the yellow urine. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should be over the Ecxema problem within about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant.

      All this will change your life and you should not ever have to deal with that Eczema again. It really works. Then when you are cured, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  13. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my eczema?
    im 14 and ive had this REALLY bad eczema on the upper part of both arms for as long as i can remember, its getting worse and my boyfriend pointed it out last week. so embarrasing,...is there any cheap treatment i could get for it under 10 bucks? i want to get rid of it already, its disgusting and so embarrasing. i cant take any medication for it, so i need like a cheap treatment i could get from walmart or something. anyone know one?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is most likely a dietary problem. I know everyone's eczema is different. Your eczema could be triggered by a food allergy or it may be caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency or a combination of the two. There may be a link between vitamin D deficiency and certain types of eczema. Some people have had success with vitamin D supplementation in treating their eczema symptoms.

      I don't think anything applied topically will get rid of eczema. Creams and lotions may relieve symptoms temporarily but the underlying problem will not be solved by a cream or lotion.

      See these links for more info:

      http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/10/06/41864.aspx
      http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/vitamin-d-as-an-eczema-cure.html

      Also improving your gut flora may also help with your eczema.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16601353

  14. QUESTION:
    What can I do about dark circles?
    I have them naturally. I have to wear concealer every single day and sometimes they still show so I have to wear a lot. Is there anything a dermatologist can do? Like do laser dermatology on it or something? Anything can that can get rid of them permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles or Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many etiologies to cause this symptom. For instance, by lack of sleep, by deficiency of vitamin K, by heredity and by bruising.

      [edit] Heredity
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear.

      In people with a deep-set bone structure, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes.

      [edit] Allergies, asthma, and eczema
      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      [edit] Medications
      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.

      [edit] Anemia
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.[citation needed]

      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      [edit] Fatigue
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.[citation needed]

      Some skin care experts say that fatigue has nothing to do with the dark circles, but it has to do with when one lies down. Gravity can cause fluid to collect in the lower eye lid.[citation needed]

      [edit] Age
      Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.[citation needed]

      [edit] Medical conditions
      Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Cardio exercise increases blood circulation and may help the dark circles to disappear.[citation needed]

      The area directly located under the eyes are closely related to kidneys and liver, so the appearance of dark circles may indicate problems or weakness in the kidney or liver activity.[citation needed]

      Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive loss of water from the body (dehydration).[citation needed]

      [edit] Cures
      Although to date, there has been no end all to curing or reducing dark circles, there are many home-made ingredients that can help make the dark circles less visible. For example it is said that putting teabags under the eyes, drinking plenty of fluids and a lot of rest can suffice.[citation needed] Make-up can be used to change the coloration of any exposed skin. Eyederma is considered a top seller for reducing dark circles.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much refined sugar should you eat per day?
    I eat about 50 grams of refined sugar per day is that ok?

    • ANSWER:
      76 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
       
      Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D
      Author of the book Lick The Sugar Habit
       

      In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

         1.  Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.
         2.  Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. 
         3.  Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
         4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.
         5.  Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.
         6.  Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
         7.  Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
         8.  Sugar can weaken eyesight. 
         9.  Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
        10.  Sugar can cause premature aging.
        11.  Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
        12.  Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
        13.  Sugar contributes to obesity.
        14.  Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
        15.  Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
        16.  Sugar can cause gallstones.
        17.  Sugar can cause appendicitis.
        18.  Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
        19.  Sugar can cause varicose veins.
        20.  Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
        21.  Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
        22.  Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
        23.  Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.
        24.  Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.
        25.  Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
        26.  High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).
        27.  Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
        28.  Sugar causes food allergies.
        29.  Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
        30   Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
        31.  Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
        32.  Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.
        33.  Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body. 
        34.  Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
        35.  Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
        36.  Sugar can cause emphysema.
        37.  High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.
        38.  Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.
        39.  Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
        40.  Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.
        41.  Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.
        42.  Sugar can damage your pancreas.
        43.  Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.
        44.  Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.
        45.  Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.

        46.  Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.

        47.  Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
        48.  Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.
        49.  Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.
        50.  Sugar can cause depression.
        51.  Sugar can increase your risk of gout.
        52.  Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
        53.  Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.
        54.  Sugar can lead to dizziness.
        55.  Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
        56.  High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
        57.  High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
        58.  Sugar is an addictive substance.
        59.  Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
        60.  Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
        61.  Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
        62.  Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
        63.  The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
        64.  Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
        65.  Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
        66.  Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.
        67.  Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
        68.  I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.
        69.  Sugar increases your risk of polio.
        70.  High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
        71.  Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
        72.  In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.
        73.  Sugar may induce cell death.
        74.  In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.
        75.  Sugar dehydrates newborns.
        76.  Sugar can cause gum disease.

  16. QUESTION:
    What behavioral and health problems are associated with having too much refined sugar in your diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is an antinutrient and drains the body of vitamins & minerals.

      146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health - By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

      http://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledge/146-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health.287.html

      A few reasons - space permitting

      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  18. QUESTION:
    How many Liters of water a day will make my skin look healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually water is only a little to do with your skin, to have a great complexian you need to eat right;
      brazil nuts..carrots... berries are just a few... follow this and you will notice your skin change for the better :)

      Brazil Nuts

      A Brazil nut is an excellent food for skin health. The reason is because Brazil nuts are an excellent source of the mineral selenium. Selenium improves the elasticity of skin, helps to battle skin infections, and is thought to help individuals with acne. Selenium is necessary for the production of glutathione, which neutralizes free radicals in the body that can lead to the deterioration of collagen and elastin in the skin. In addition to skin benefits, selenium improves the hair and nails.

      These nuts are also a good food for skin health because they contain zinc, which helps with skin inflammation problems, skin cell growth, maintenance of collagen and elastin, and dry skin related problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Turkey is another food that is high in the mineral zinc and provides similar benefits for the skin.

      Brazil nuts and other nuts contain fatty acids that help to prevent skin dryness and the powerful antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E, which contribute to anti-aging of skin and good overall skin health.

      Carrots

      Carrots are a good food for skin because they are a high source of beta-carotene. The body coverts beta-carotene to vitamin A for use within the body. Carrots are also a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that mops up free radicals, such as those produced by overexposure to the sun, that lead to the premature aging of skin. It also aids in skin collagen formation. Collagen helps skin look young and plump.

      Vitamin A aids in the development of skin cells and the maintenance of proper skin cell health. A vitamin A deficiency can lead to dry skin.

      Eating carrots can be a natural sunscreen, providing a SPF factor of 2 to 4 in people with light colored skin.

      Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene and vitamin C as well. In addition, these potatoes contain vitamin E. Vitamin E helps the body regenerate vitamin C and therefore is necessary in order to maximize the effectiveness of vitamin C. Foods that contain high quantities of vitamin C and vitamin E are very effective antioxidants for skin protection.

      Berries
      Berries such as blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, rasberries, cranberries, and strawberries are a good food for skin. Generally, berries help the body manufacture collagen which makes the skin supple and smooth. Berries (especially blueberries) are loaded with antioxidant compounds that are very effective in neutralizing damaging free radicals (that lead to skin cell damage and premature skin aging) generated in the skin by excessive UV exposure or from other sources.

      Blueberries and other berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, and soluble and insoluble fiber.

      Pomegranate Juice
      Pomegranate juice contains anthocyanins that act to strengthen the walls of the tiny blood vessels that supply nutrients to the skin. Therefore, drinking pomegranate juice can help stop the formation of spider veins.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can probiotics help in the treatment of a wide range of health problems?

    • ANSWER:
      You must have seen health care people prescribing probiotics in certain medical conditions, especially when one is down with gastrointestinal problems. And if you are interested to know about what these probiotics are and how they are beneficial for health, then here are the answers to your questions.The moment you hear the word bacteria, the image that comes to your mind is of notorious microscopic creatures which always seem to spell trouble. But well, bacteria aren’t always bad; there are the good ones too like the ones found in curds. Some bacteria are in fact essential to our health, because they help in certain metabolic activities in our bodies. And probiotics are such healthy and important bacteria.

      Probiotics are naturally present in our intestines, and their absence or scarcity can lead to a range of gastrointestinal problems. So when your physician advises you to take probiotics supplements, he is trying to improve your gastrointestinal health, and thus alleviate the problem naturally.

      Probiotics are nothing but especially cultured bacteria, which are important for the proper functioning of the human digestive system. Do not consider probiotics as medicines, because these are completely safe and natural and are advised as a nutritional supplement. Another thing that is quite exciting about probiotics is that these can help in the treatment of a wide range of health problems.

      Also, probiotics can be administered to people of any age group, right from infants to old people. In infants probiotics come in handy for providing relief against colic, while in adults probiotics may be used to treat IBS, Constipation, stomach ulcers, Diarrhea, gastric, acid reflux and many more problems of the elementary canal. While probiotics are mostly recommended for digestive problems, these have been found to be helpful in dealing with certain skin problems, for instance eczema.

      Probiotics, which as we said are naturally present in the gastrointestinal track, help in the synthesizing of vitamins and in the absorption of minerals. If these bacteria weren’t to exist in the intestines, all the most of the vitamins and minerals in your food would pass out with the stool and go waste, leading to a deficiency of these nutrients in the body. So it’s not just the digestive track that will be affected if these bacteria go missing or scarce, but even your immune system and your overall health will suffer.

  20. QUESTION:
    My penis skin is peeling as if it were sunburned. Should I be concerned?
    I have no sexual transmitted diseases, and I haven't masturbated lately so it's not because i'm rubbing one off too much. Has anyone else had this problem?
    I noticed it friday morning.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be contact dermatitis (from washing powder, shower gel etc.), food allergy (sudden onset), seborrhoea, eczema, vitamin/mineral deficiency or genital psoriasis; see if it goes as quickly as it came, if it's still noticeable in a week, see your doctor.

  21. QUESTION:
    what are the negative and positive effects of sugary drinks?
    what are the abnormalities or illness you'll get from these.

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is an antinutrient and drains the body of vitamins & minerals.

      146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health - By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

      A few reasons - space permitting

      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of having a low sugar diet?
    Cos i'm trying to cut down because im an absolute sugar addict

    • ANSWER:
      Here are 146 reasons!

      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
      9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
      22. Sugar contributes to obesity
      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
      26. Sugar can cause asthma.
      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      46. Sugar causes food allergies.
      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
      51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
      52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
      53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      54. Sugar can cause cataracts.
      55. Sugar can cause emphysema.
      56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
      57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
      64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
      66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
      67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
      71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
      72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
      74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
      75. Sugar can cause depression.
      76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
      79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
      81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
      82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
      83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
      86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
      89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
      90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      92. Sugar feeds cancer.
      93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
      94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
      95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
      96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
      97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
      98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
      99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
      100. Sugar is an addictive substance.
      101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
      102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
      103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
      104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
      105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
      106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
      107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
      108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
      109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
      110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
      111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
      112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
      113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
      114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
      115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
      116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
      117. Sugar may induce cell death.
      118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
      119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
      120. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.
      121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
      122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
      123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
      124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
      125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
      126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
      127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
      128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
      129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
      130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
      131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
      132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
      133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
      134. Sugar causes constipation.
      135. Sugar causes varicous veins.
      136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
      137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
      138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
      139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
      140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
      141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
      142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.
      143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
      144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
      145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
      146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.

  23. QUESTION:
    Those that have tried Omega 3 supplements for eczema, is it working for you?
    Well, supposedly, a deficiency in fatty acids could be the culprit. I'd like to know how others found this treatment to work. I am taking flaxseed supplements currently and am hopeful and keeping my fingers crossed.

    • ANSWER:
      this supplement is good for almost anything you can think of. And best of all you can try a 30 day supply 100% risk free, if you dont like it you get a full refund. The Greatest Vitamin in the World was designed to nutritionally support your entire body! We use only the highest grade Whole Food Vitamins, Chelated Minerals, Probiotics, and Vegetable Enzymes, all in one amazing vitamin! Your health is worth everything. Start treating it right, and give your body the nutrients needed to support optimal health. Learn all the ways our vitamin nutritionally supports the body. click the link for more info
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  24. QUESTION:
    Does Sugar actually make you more hungry after you eat it?
    I am looking at a cinnamon roll and was told it will make me more hungry after I eat it because "that is what sugar does"

    Does sugar make you more hungry?

    • ANSWER:
      I will attept to download what sugar does.

       
      76 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health
       
      Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D
      Author of the book Lick The Sugar Habit
       

      In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

         1.  Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.
         2.  Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. 
         3.  Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
         4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.
         5.  Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.
         6.  Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
         7.  Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
         8.  Sugar can weaken eyesight. 
         9.  Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
        10.  Sugar can cause premature aging.
        11.  Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
        12.  Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
        13.  Sugar contributes to obesity.
        14.  Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
        15.  Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
        16.  Sugar can cause gallstones.
        17.  Sugar can cause appendicitis.
        18.  Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
        19.  Sugar can cause varicose veins.
        20.  Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
        21.  Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
        22.  Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
        23.  Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.
        24.  Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.
        25.  Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
        26.  High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).
        27.  Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
        28.  Sugar causes food allergies.
        29.  Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
        30   Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
        31.  Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
        32.  Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.
        33.  Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body. 
        34.  Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
        35.  Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
        36.  Sugar can cause emphysema.
        37.  High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.
        38.  Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.
        39.  Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
        40.  Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.
        41.  Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.
        42.  Sugar can damage your pancreas.
        43.  Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.
        44.  Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.
        45.  Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.

        46.  Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.

        47.  Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
        48.  Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.
        49.  Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.
        50.  Sugar can cause depression.
        51.  Sugar can increase your risk of gout.
        52.  Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
        53.  Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.
        54.  Sugar can lead to dizziness.
        55.  Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
        56.  High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
        57.  High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
        58.  Sugar is an addictive substance.
        59.  Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
        60.  Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
        61.  Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
        62.  Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
        63.  The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
        64.  Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
        65.  Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
        66.  Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.
        67.  Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
        68.  I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.
        69.  Sugar increases your risk of polio.
        70.  High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
        71.  Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
        72.  In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.
        73.  Sugar may induce cell death.
        74.  In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.
        75.  Sugar dehydrates newborns.

        76.  Sugar can cause gum disease.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to cure a really dry face?
    A couple weeks ago my face started to get really dry, but moisturizing it would usually work, but now its constantly dry, and it doesn't matter if i apply moisturizer every 10 minutes. Its really embarrassing, so if you have any ideas on how to help please do tell. Thanks.

    & i use aveeno moisturizer and a foam cleanser

    • ANSWER:
      Jessica,
      Some of the causes of dry skin may include - The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated. Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter. Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition. Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin. Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps. Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea. Dry skin can be a sign of an underactive thyroid. Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes. Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. The deposits are too drying on the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer. (Do not use a sprayer that had been used for spraying insecticides.) Lightly pat dry. Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. Double-cleanse with a cream, leaving a light, thin trace of it on the skin after the second cleansing. Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crow’s feet are born. Avoid coming in contact with highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients. Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin. Every morning 15 minutes before taking your bath Mix the following ingredients together and apply on your skin.1 egg yolk. 1 teaspoon orange juice. 1 teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of rose water with a few drops of lime juice. Try this beauty mask for dry skin -1 egg. 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and few drops of rose water. Mix them thoroughly and use as a mask. If your lips chap, peel or crack then the best remedy is to massage them with a little cream of milk to which a few drops each of rose water and lime juice has been added every night before going to bed. Before applying lipstick, use a soft piece of towel for removing rough bits of chapped skin and rub a piece of raw beetroot gently on them. After applying lipstick add a little vaseline to keep your lips soft and pretty. Stay out of overheated rooms; avoid sudden changes in temperature; protect yourself from wind and sun. Remember, your face is fragile. If you don't have a good, strong moisturizer on your face on a cold, windy winter day, don't go out! Cold will cause any moisture on your skin to evaporate. The wind will just accelerate the process. At night, use a very creamy cleanser or oil (baby oil is perfectly all right). Remove residue with a spray of mineral water. Follow up with a night cream applied at least a half-hour before retiring. If you lie down immediately after applying cream, it will "puff-up" delicate tissues around the eyes. Once a week, use a facial mask to clarify the skin and remove dull, dry surface skin cells. Blend together well -1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water. While your skin is still slightly damp, apply a natural skin oil or liquid moisturizer.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with more details of this subject

      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/
      homeremedies_dryskin.htm

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  26. QUESTION:
    I have extremely dry skin on nose, forehead, and cheeks. nothing seems to work. what can i do?
    I have tried numerous moisturizers to no avail. would salacyllic acid work? have tired microderm abrasion. am 43 years old. just need some relief of the scaly dry skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been diagnosed with any skin problems like rosacea, eczema? Dry skin can also be a sign of an underactive thyroid, a complication from diabetes or a side effect from certain pharmaceuticals.

      How's your diet? Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can contribute to dry skin.

      Do you drink plenty of water (up to 50% of your body weight in ounces every day)?

      What about fat intake, do you get enough healthy fats like omega-3's, olive oil, avocado?

      Chances are you need a new skin care regimen. Below are some tips:
      Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look.

      Use mineral water to freshen your face. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin and never, ever use hot water or a wash cloth to wash your face.

      In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer and Lightly pat dry.

      Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap.

      Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of jojoba oil.
      Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring.

      Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any natural ways to treat numular eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      First off let me say I understand what an emotional toll this situation can take on a person. Relax there are some things you can do. Nummular eczema can be triggered by the consumption of dairy products and/ or gluten - an allergic reaction. However triggers may vary from person to person, but tend to include cold or hot weather, a dry atmosphere, and exposure to stress and infections such as colds. Here are a few suggestions (that can be found at health food stores):

      Betaine HCI - A form of hydrochloric acid. People with eczema often have low levels of hydrochloric acid. Caution do not take this supplement if you suffer from stomach acidity.

      OptiMSM - A patented form of methylsulfmethane (MSM). Reduces inflammation and contains a natural analgesic.

      Vitamin B complex + extra B3 (niacin) - Needed for healthy skin and proper circulation. Aids in reproduction of all cells. Caution: do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.

      Vitamin B6 - Deficiency has been linked to skin disorders

      Vitamin B 12 - Aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. Use a lozenge or sublingual form.

      and Bioton - Deficiency has been linked to dermatitis.

      Essential fatty acids (black currant seed oil, flax seed oil, primrose oil, or salmon oil) use as directed on label - promotes lubrication of the skin.

      Kelp (pill form) - Contains iodine and other minerals needed for healing tissues.

      Vitamin A emulsion - Needed for smooth skin. Aids in preventing dryness. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at high doses.

      Vitamin C with bioflavoniods - Inhibits inflammation and stabilizes cell membranes.

      Vitamin E - Relieves itching and dryness. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.

      Zinc - Aids healing and enhances immune function. Use zinc gloconate lozenges for best absorption.

      Try Chamomile Tea - soak clothe and gently apply to infected areas - it soothes the skin and it reduces inflammation.

      Here are some herbs that have been suggested:

      dandelion, goldenseal, myrrh, pau d'arco and red clover. Alternate among them for best results.

      I truly hope some of this is helpful - I empathies with how this must make you or your loved one feel.

  28. QUESTION:
    I have eczema,and a small rash on my cheeks,forehead and chin. How can I make it better?

    • ANSWER:
      The root causes of eczema are food allergies, contact with irritants, heredity, stress, an imbalanced immune system, deficiency of or inability to process essential fatty acids, candidiasis, low levels of stomach acid and poor digestion, poor detoxification.

      Eat a diet of basic, whole foods to encourage a healthy internal balance and a balanced immune system.
      You should consume essential fatty acids every day. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are great sources; use the oil in dressings or sprinkle the seeds on cereal or salads. Flaxseeds and their oil change with heat, so do not bake with them or expose them to high temps. Cold water fish, especially salmon, mackerel and herring are also good sources of fatty acids.
      Eat pumpkin or sunflower seeds daily. They are excellent sources of zinc, a mineral that encourages the proper metabolism of fatty acids.
      Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and to encourage skin health.
      If you're constipated you body will have to find another way to get rid of wastes - and that usually means that toxins are expelled through the skin. Eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, and veges.
      Vitamin A and beta-carotene are necessary for good skin health, so eat your green leafy and orange-yellow vegetables. Their nutrients are best delivered to your body when the food sources are raw, juiced, or lightly cooked.
      Candidiasis is a possible cause of eczema, so eat cultured or sour products every day to stimulate the growth of good bacteria.
      Eliminate all additives from your diet. Not only are they likely to cause a direct reaction, they contribute to a toxic internal environment that can manifest in the skin.
      Determine whether you have an allergy or sensitivity to any foods. Common food triggers of eczema are dairy, citrus fruits, tomatoes, soy, shellfish, eggs, wheat, and gluten.
      Do not eat saturated fat or solid fats, such as shortening or margarine. Stay away from inflammatory foods, especially sugar, spicy foods, dairy, caffeine and alcohol.
      Vitamin C is also important for skin health. Look for Burdock root in the health food shop, plus evening primrose oil, vitamin E, and a good probiotic (non-dairy if allergic).
      Zinc is important. Quercitin has anti-inflammatory properties. Dandelion root assist the liver in detoxifying. Some creams to help soothe the inflamed skin are comfrey, chamomile, calendula, chickweed, and witch hazel.
      Red clover supplements are great for many skin disorders. Neem oil is also great applied directly to the skin.
      If the eczema is stress-induced, try peppermint, chamomile or passionflower tea to help you relax.
      There, that's a start for you :)

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the cause for dark circles around the eyes and how can you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles or Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many etiologies to cause this symptom. For instance, by lack of sleep, by deficiency of vitamin K, by heredity and by bruising.

      Causes

      [edit] Heredity

      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear.

      [edit] Bone structure

      If you have deep-set eyes, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes.

      [edit] Pigmentation

      Genetic hyper-pigmentation is a common form of dark circles. Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes. People get sun tans because exposure to the sun increases the natural pigmentation of the skin and draws that pigmentation to the surface. The same principle applies to the skin under the eyes.

      [edit] Allergies, asthma, and eczema

      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      [edit] Medications

      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.

      [edit] Lack of nutrition

      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.

      [edit] Fatigue

      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.

      Some skin care experts say that fatigue has nothing to do with the dark circles, but it has to do with when you lie down. Gravity can cause fluid to collect in the lower eye lid.

      [edit] Pregnancy and menstruation

      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      [edit] Age

      If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

      [edit] Blood Circulation

      Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Cardio exercise increases blood circulation and may help the dark circles to disappear.

      [edit] Kidney or Liver problems

      The area directly located under the eyes are closely related to kidneys and liver, so the appearance of dark circles may indicate problems or weakness in the kidney or liver activity.

      [edit] Dehydration

      Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive loss of water from the body (dehydration).

      [edit] Cures

      Although to date, there has been no end all to curing or reducing dark circles, there is many homemade ingredients that can help make the dark circles less visable. For example it is said that putting teabags under the eyes, drinking plently of fluids and alot of rest can suffice.

  30. QUESTION:
    Anyone Know What All The Vitamins Do To The Body?
    If anyone knows what each vitamin does for the body please respond with the name of the vitamin and what it does.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Some vitamins -

      * PYRIDOXINE or B6 Involved in breakdown and assimilation of protein. Protects cardiac health, reduces edema and stabilizes female hormone levels.
      * BIOTIN An enzyme that carries CO, during certain biochemical reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Also acts as a co-enzyme in the assimilation of other B-complex vitamins. Biotin is destroyed by eating raw egg whites & some kinds of raw fish.
      * COBALAMIN or B12 The most difficult of all vitamins to obtain from vegetable sources. A B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration, premature senility, pronounced fatigue and mental illnesses resembling schizophrenia.
      * PANTOTHENIC ACID The "stress" vitamin, used by the adrenal glands, along with cholesterol & vitamin C, to manufacture cortisone & other steroids in response to physical and mental stress. Deficiency encourages sensitivity to allergy, infection and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism. Ulcers and hypoglycemia have also been associated with shortage of this vitamin.
      * FOLIC ACID Essential to proper hemoglobin formation in red blood cells. Deficiency results in anemia, poor growth, skin pigmentation disorders & premature graying of the hair.
      * INOSITOL Vital lipotropic nutrient that sustains liver health and helps detoxify carcinogens, particularly excess female hormones. Helps normalize blood cholesterol levels. With choline, inositol is used by the liver to manufacture lecithin.
      * NIACIN Also known as nicotinic acid and niacinamide, which is an alternative form, niacin is essential to mental health. an effective cholesterol lowering agent.
      * RIBOFLAVIN or B2 The most common vitamin deficiency is that of riboflavin and results in cataracts, failing vision, watery eyes and uncontrollable eczema.
      * THIAMINE or B 1 A co-enzyme in the breakdown of dietary carbohydrate. Maintains levels of glucose in the blood. Deficiency results in weakness, cardiac damage, abdominal distention & poor oxygenation. Severe shortage results in death; critical toxemia develops from unmetabolized carbohydrate fragments.
      * TOCOPHEROL or vitamin E This nutrient protects heart & vascular health, promotes oxygenation of cells & retards aging.

      Some Minerals -

      * POTASSIUM A crucial mineral that regulates body electrolyte balance. Deficiency can cause heart arrest, hypertension, adrenal exhaustion and muscular collapse.
      * CALCIUM The most abundant mineral in the body, it is especially important to bone and dental health, but is also involved in neural transmissions to the muscles.
      * ZINC The pivot point of over thirty vital enzymatic reactions, with profound effects on mental health, skin tone, prostate function and healing capacity.
      * MAGNESIUM Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle disorders, including cardiac irregularities. Helps assimilation of vitamin C, B vitamins and protein.
      * MANGANESE (25 mg/kg): Activates enzyme systems, along with zinc. Promotes activity of neurotransmitter acetylcholine, helps stabilize blood sugar.
      * SELENIUM necessary for health. It retards aging, harmful oxidation & free radical formation, reduces the toxic effect of carcinogens, and improves cardiac efficiency.
      * IRON Promotes formation of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood pigment found in healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is most common among women in their reproductive years.
      * PHOSPHORUS found in practically every cell. Functions with calcium to maintain bone density. Helps to digest carbohydrates and the B vitamins niacin and riboflavin.

      eight essential amino acids -

      * ISOLEUCINE Required for optimal growth, intelligence development & nitrogen equilibrium in the body Used to synthesize other non-essential amino acids.
      * LEUCINE Stimulator of brain function, increases muscular energy levels.
      * LYSINE Building block of blood antibodies, strengthens circulatory system & maintains normal growth of cells.
      * METHIONINE Vital lipotropic (fat and lipid metabolizing) amino acid that maintains liver health. An anti-stress factor, it calms the nerves.
      * PHENYLALANINE Required by the thyroid gland for production of thyroxine which stimulates metabolic rate.
      * THREONINE Improves intestinal competence & digestive assimilation.
      * TRYPTOPHANE Increases utilization of B vitamins,improves nerve health and stability of the emotions. Promotes sense of calm.
      * VALINE Stimulates mental capacity & muscle coordination.

      10 of 12 non-essential amino acids :

      * ALANINE Strengthens cellular walls.
      * ARGININE helps detoxify the blood.
      * ASPARTIC ACID Aids transformation of carbohydrates into cellular energy.
      * CYSTINE Aids pancreatic health, which stabilizes blood sugar and carbohydrate metabolism. Has been used to alleviate some symptoms of food allergy and intolerance. >
      * GLUTAMIC ACID With glucose, one of

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you make a long list of ways soda is unhealthy for you?
    and what it does to your body, etc... im extremely curious and its late so i dont want to go searchin for answers but askin puts my mind at ease so i can fall asleep :P

    • ANSWER:
      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone use Dead Sea Salt as a sole treatment for psoriasis?
    I am interested in buying some but i want to know if it has worked for anyone else before? There are no creams that work for me, sunlight isn't doing much so i thought id try it. I have it all over my body so thought it could be the easiest way to treat myself if it works. If you have tried it how did it work for you? and how long did you soak for? and how often per week did you bathe in it?

    Thanks Heaps!

    • ANSWER:
      "Air dried sea salt" can be very beneficial to the scalp because it feeds the adrenal glands and also salt is where you get the CL- ion to allow your stomach to make HCL (stomach acid). The sea salt has lots of electrolytes (minerals) that are very helpful to the scalp.

      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gallbladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take it at the rate of 1/4 teaspoon for each quart of water you drink each day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and this has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not the company with the same name and .com) or call them at: (800) 370 – 3447 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these before noon each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. Eliminate sodas completely because this is loaded with phosphoric acid and is binding to the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 4 Betaine HCL and 2 activators and take after each meal, and 2 digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with home made keifer from raw milk that you should be making. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      good luck to you

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the best solution to remove a black circles under the eyes?

    • ANSWER:
      Joycelle,

      Thank you for your question.

      Dark circles are caused by a variety of causes.

      Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many causes such as lack of sleep, deficiency of vitamin k, heredity and bruising. You will need different solutions depending on the cause. Drinking at least 10 glasses of water is useful irrespective of the cause.

      Heredity
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear. You might want to look at makeup.

      Bone structure
      If you have deep-set eyes, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes. You might want to look at makeup.

      Pigmentation
      Genetic hyper-pigmentation is a common form of dark circles. Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes. People get sun tans because exposure to the sun increases the natural pigmentation of the skin and draws that pigmentation to the surface. The same principle applies to the skin under the eyes. You might want to look at skin care.

      Allergies, asthma, and eczema
      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker. You may want to take something for the allergies

      Medications
      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increase blood flow shows through the skin. Your doctor may tell you if a medication causes this effect.

      Lack of nutrition
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. You may need more iron in your diet.

      Fatigue
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker. If this is the cause, try and get more sleep.

      Pregnancy and menstruation
      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible. Iron tablets may help.

      Age
      If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

      Blood Circulation
      It could be due to bloody circulation, not necessary lack of sleep. For most sport men and women, it is difficult to notice that they have Dark Circles; try go out to run for a few miles everyday or any type of cardio exercise.

      I have attached some links for further reference.

      Regards

  34. QUESTION:
    Why do i have dark circles under my eyes?
    I have 8-10 hours of sleep every night and drink plenty of water, yet drink alcohol 3-4 times weekly. i am feeling depressed at moment...though this prob has nothing to do with it!
    They seem 2 b getting darker-help! Is there any product that can take this away?
    :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles or Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many etiologies to cause this symptom. For instance, by lack of sleep, by deficiency of vitamin K, by heredity and by bruising.

      Heredity:

      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a good chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent your skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear.

      Bone structure:

      If you have deep-set eyes, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes.

      Pigmentation:

      Genetic hyper-pigmentation is a common form of dark circles. Even in darker skinned people, exposure to sunlight, especially during the summer months, can cause a higher-than-normal level of skin pigmentation (melanin) under the eyes. People get sun tans because exposure to the sun increases the natural pigmentation of the skin and draws that pigmentation to the surface. The same principle applies to the skin under the eyes.

      Allergies, asthma, and eczema:

      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker

      Medications:

      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.

      Lack of nutrition:

      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.

      Fatigue:

      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.

      Some skin care experts say that fatigue has nothing to do with the dark circles, but it has to do with when you lie down. Gravity can cause fluid to collect in the lower eye lid.

      Pregnancy and menstruation:

      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      Age:

      If you have a propensity to have dark circles under you eyes, as you grow older, they are likely to become more noticeable and permanent. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.

      Blood Circulation:

      Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Cardio exercise increases blood circulation and may help the dark circles to disappear.

      Kidney or Liver problems:

      The area directly located under the eyes are closely related to kidneys and liver, so the appearance of dark circles may indicate problems or weakness in the kidney or liver activity.

      Dehydration:

      Dark eye circles could be also mean a sign of excessive loss of water from the body.

      Hope these answers can help you slowly identify the root of your problem.

      (Green/Prof Hao)

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between cod liver oil pills and fish oil pills?
    what are they? what do they do? which one is better?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oils are high in two omega 3 fatty acids:

      1) Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

      2) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

      Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) helps your body produce hormone-like substances called prostaglandins which:

      - control your blood pressure
      - help your body defend against infections
      - regulate your body's temperature
      - affect inflammation in your body

      Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA):
      - reduces triglycerides levels in your blood lowering your risk for heart disease.

      - called "Brain food" - deficiencies found in ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease and depression. Shown to improve mood, may help improve brain function in children, may improve learning ability.

      Read more about omega 3 fatty acids and fish oils here:
      http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/omega-3-fatty-acids.html

      Omega 3 fatty acids are very important fats. Your body needs them to function properly and you can only get them from your diet.

      Experts believe our 'Western' diet is low in Omega 3 fatty acids and may explain the mounting rates of inflammatory conditions such asthma, eczema and arthritic joint problems in Western society.

      Fish oils and omega 3 fatty acids have been studied and shown to help a number of different conditions such as asthma symptoms, arthritis, reduce blood pressure, reduce blood clots, reduce PMS symptoms, reduce your unborn child's risk for asthma and allergies and many more.

      See more health benefits of fish oils here:
      http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/health-benefits-of-fish-oils.html

      Cod liver oil also contains omega 3 fatty acids. It's also high in Vitamin A and Vitamin D, two ingredients not found in fish oils.

      The daily recommended Vitamin D is 200 - 400 International Units, depending on your age. If you're going to take Cod Liver Oil, it's important to get your Vitamin D levels checked before you start taking it. It's possible to take too much Cod Liver Oil and affect your blood levels of Vitamin D.

      The best oil to take is Fish Oils. You can get Vitamin A and Vitamin D from a well balanced Vitamin/Mineral supplement.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of calium and vitamin D?

    • ANSWER:
      Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth and the maintenance of healthy gum.
      Calcium is important in the maintenance of a regular heartbeat.
      Calcium is important for the transmission of nerve impulses.
      Calcium lowers cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
      Calcium is needed for muscular growth and contraction.
      Calcium is needed for the prevention of muscular cramps.
      Calcium may increase the rate of bone growth and bone mineral density in children.
      Calcium is essential in blood clotting and helps prevent cancer.
      Calcium lower blood pressure and prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis as well
      Calcium provides energy and prarticipates in the protein structuring of RNA and DNA.
      Calcium is involved in the activation of several enzymes, including lipase, which breaks down fats for utilization by the body.
      Calcium maintains proper cell membrane permeability
      Calcium aids in neuromuscular activity
      Calcium helps to keep the skin healthy and protects against the development of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
      Calcium protects the bones and teeth from lead by inhibiting absorption of the toxic metal.
      Calcium helps in the absorption of vitamin B12

      Calcium deficiency can lead to aching joints, brittle nails, eczema, elevated blood cholesterol, heart palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, muscle cramps, nervousness, numbness in the arms and/or legs, a pasty complexion, rheumatoid arthritis, rickets, and tooth decay. Deficiencies of calcium are also associated with cognitive impairment, convulsions, depression, delusions, and hyperactivity.

      Vitamin D is required for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus by the intestinal tract. Without vitamin D lest than 10% of calcium consumed is being absorbed.
      Vitamin D protects against muscle weakness and is involved in regulation of the heartbeat.
      Vitamin D is important for the prevention of hypocalcemia, enhances immunity and necessary for thyroid function and normal blood clotting.
      Vitamin D aids in the regulation of blood sugar

      There are other mineral vitamins and hormones that are involved in the proper utilization of calcium. For example, calcium is more beneficial when combines with phosphorous to form calcium phosphate. You may get more of this information from the following links:
      http://www.symmetrydirect.com/info/calcium.htm
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=130
      http://www.symmetrydirect.com/info/vitamin-d.htm
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Au3_tKj.oHezKKU8lq3o7ILsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081130074433AAxEba6

  37. QUESTION:
    Functions of Hydrochloric Acid in the Digestive Process?
    I need some help answering the following question. Any help would be greatly appreciated:

    1. Under certain abnormal conditions, the stomach does not secrete hydrochloric acid. Identify two functions that hydrochloric acid has in the digestive process and describe how the failure to secrete hydrochloric acid will affect these processes.

    -thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Common Symptoms Of Low Hydrochloric Acid

      * Bloating or belching, especially after eating
      * Burning in the stomach, especially after eating
      * Fullness or heaviness in the stomach after eating
      * Nausea after eating or taking supplements
      * Intestinal gas
      * Indigestion
      * Bad breath
      * Diarrhea or constipation
      * Food allergies
      * Itching around the rectum
      * Weak or cracked fingernails
      * Dilated blood vessels in the cheeks or nose (in nonalcoholics)
      * Skin break-outs or acne
      * Iron deficiency
      * Chronic intestinal parasites
      * Undigested food in the stool
      * Chronic candida infection

      Diseases Associated With Low Hydrochloric Acid

      * Asthma
      * Diabetes
      * Osteoporosis
      * Arthritis
      * Hepatitis
      * Eczema
      * Acne rosacea
      * Psoriasis
      * Gallbladder disease
      * Herpes
      * Hives
      * Hyperthyroid
      * Hypothyroid
      * Thyrotoxicosis
      * Autoimmune disorders
      * Lupus erythematosus
      * Myasthenia gravis
      * Pernicious anemia
      * Celiac disease
      * Sjogren ’s Syndrome

      Are You Confused?
      Are you confused about pH? A healthy acid/alkaline balance of your body is the key to great health. When your body is functioning in top form, the digestive tract alternates back and forth between an alkaline and acid pH. Digestion starts in the mouth (which works optimally at an alkaline pH). Moving downwards, digestion in the stomach requires an acid pH. Next, the small intestines need an alkaline pH. Finally the large intestine
      works best in a slightly acid pH. If any segment fails to keep its proper pH, then the segment before or after it can begin to malfunction. For example, the stomach works best at a low acid pH. If the stomach can’t produce enough stomach acid, then it becomes too alkaline. This in turn, can cause the small intestines (which should be alkaline) to become too acid.

      Low Stomach Acid
      For many people, as they get older, the parietal cells in the stomach lining produce less and less hydrochloric acid. This is especially true of those who eat: 1) heavily cooked foods (which have no live enzymes), 2) difficult-to-digest foods such as red meat or fried foods, 3) chemicalized foods, such as those containing artificial preservatives and additives, 4) soft drinks, which contain high amounts of phosphorus, white sugar, and immune-stressing chemicals and 5) barbequed foods, which cause high digestive stress. (The blackened areas of the food contain carcinogenic [cancer-causing] agents.)

      People Over Age 60
      Over 50% of the people over age 60 have low stomach acid. By age 85, 80% have low stomach acid. These are shocking statistics. Healthy stomach acid is crucial to digest food properly in order to maintain good health. Hydrochloric acid is one of your body’s first line defenses against disease-causing microbes. Weak stomach acid allows infecting organisms (that would normally be killed by the acid) to get past the stomach and set up infections in other areas. They can cause food poisoning and dysbiosis of the intestinal tract (abnormal overgrowth of unhealthy intestinal microbes).

      For people aged 60 to 80, over 20% have bacterial overgrowth in the intestines. Over age 80, the percentage increases to 40%. This abnormal bacterial overgrowth is also common in younger people. It is linked to low stomach acid as well as eating a nutrientpoor diet, using antibiotics or pain killers, drinking excess alcohol and other factors. Thus, healthy stomach acid is a critical part of maintaining healthy intestines.

      Getting The Minerals and Vitamins In
      Adequate hydrochloric acid is necessary to absorb vitamin B12. B12 deficiency can cause muscle weakness, fatigue and many nervous system problems. Healthy stomach acid is also required to absorb many minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and most B-complex vitamins. Those with poor stomach
      acid typically have low vitamin C levels.

  38. QUESTION:
    How is sugar bad for you?
    Please give me everyway you can think of. Thank you!
    10 pts Best Answer.

    • ANSWER:
      In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

      1. Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair our defenses against infectious disease.
      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
      3. Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.
      5. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.
      6. Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
      7. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
      8. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
      9. Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
      10. Sugar can cause premature aging.
      11. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
      12. Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
      13. Sugar contributes to obesity.
      14. Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
      15. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
      16. Sugar can cause gallstones.
      17. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
      18. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
      19. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
      20. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      21. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
      22. Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
      23.Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.
      24.Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.
      25.Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
      26.High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).
      27.Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
      28.Sugar causes food allergies.
      29.Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      30.Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
      31.Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
      32.Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.
      33.Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.
      34.Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      35. Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
      36. Sugar can cause emphysema.
      37.High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.
      38.Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.
      39.Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
      40.Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.
      41.Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.
      42.Sugar can damage your pancreas.
      43. Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.
      44.Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.
      45.Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.
      46.Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.
      47. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
      48.Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.
      49.Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.
      50. Sugar can cause depression.
      51.Sugar can increase your risk of gout.
      52Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
      53.Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.
      54.Sugar can lead to dizziness.
      55.Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
      56.High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.90
      57.High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
      58.Sugar is an addictive substance.
      59.Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
      60.Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
      61. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
      62.Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
      63.The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
      64.Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
      65.Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
      66.Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.
      67.Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.102
      68. I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.
      69.Sugar increases your risk of polio.
      70.High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
      71.Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
      72. In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.1
      73.Sugar may induce cell death.
      74. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.
      75.Sugar dehydrates newborns.
      76.Sugar can cause gum disease.
      77. Sugar powder -- when that is aerosolized, it can get ionically charged ignitewith just a bit of static electricity causing explosion

      Corn syrup is one of several natural sweeteners derived from corn starch. It is used in a wide variety of food products including cookies, crackers, catsups, cereals, flavored yogurts, ice cream, preserved meats, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, beers, and many others. It is also used to provide an acceptable taste to sealable envelopes, stamps, and aspirins. One derivative of corn syrup is high fructose corn syrup, which is as sweet as sugar and is often used in soft drinks.

      While corn growers are reaping record profits, U.S. consumers can expect even higher grocery bills — especially for meat and pork — as livestock producers are forced to pass on higher animal feed costs and thin their herd size.

      Another loser in higher corn costs is ethanol producers, who are struggling to squeeze out gains as corn's record-setting run outpaces the price of ethanol, currently at around .50 a gallon.

      How EU Sugar Policies Hurt Poor Countries

      European Union (EU) sugar policies hamper global efforts to reduce poverty. Export subsidies are used to dump 5 million tonnes of surplus sugar annually on world markets, destroying opportunities for exporters in developing countries. Meanwhile, producers in Africa have limited access to EU markets. The winners from the CAP sugar regime are big farmers and corporate sugar refiners such as Sudzucker and British Sugar. The losers are the poor. European consumers and taxpayers are financing a system which denies vulnerable people a chance to escape poverty and improve their lives. Reforms are needed to stop European dumping and improve market access for the poorest countries.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of illness psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you have eczema or psoriasis is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get rid of it and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system.

      If you are a woman (you didn't say), and had an episiotomy when you gave child birth, this could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct the Eczema problem, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications, but make sure the steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      The drugs killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should be over the Ecxema problem within about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant.

      All this will change your life and you should not ever have to deal with that Eczema again. It really works. Then when you are cured, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice.

      good luck to you

  40. QUESTION:
    is brown sugar ok to consume on a diet?
    since it only has 15 calories per tsp.? i am putting it on all my fruits, cereal, veggies, everything. I am still counting calories and am still doing great on that. what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sugar is sugar and humans are not meant to consume refined sugar.

      146 reasons why sugar is ruining your health
      http://rheumatic.org/sugar.htm

      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.

      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.

      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).

      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.

      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.

      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.

      9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.

      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.

      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.

      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.

      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.

      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.

      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.

      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.

      22. Sugar contributes to obesity

      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.

      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.

      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.

      26. Sugar can cause asthma.

      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.

      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.

      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.

      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.

      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.

      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.

      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.

      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.

      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.

      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)

      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.

      46. Sugar causes food allergies.

      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

      51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA

      52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.

      53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

      54. Sugar can cause cataracts.

      55. Sugar can cause emphysema.

      56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

      57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).

      58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.

      59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.

      60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.

      61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.

      62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.

      63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.

      64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

      65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.

      66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.

      67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.

      68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

      69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

      70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.

      71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.

      72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.

      73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..

      74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.

      75. Sugar can cause depression.

      76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.

      77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).

      78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.

      79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.

      80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.

      81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.

      82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.

      83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

      84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.

      85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.

      86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

      87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.

      88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.

      89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.

      90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.

      91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.

      92. Sugar feeds cancer.

      93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

      94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.

      95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.

      96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.

      97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.

      98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.

      99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.

      100. Sugar is an addictive substance.

      101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

      102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.

      103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.

      104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.

      105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.

      106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.

      107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

      108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.

      109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.

      110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.

      111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.

      112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.

      113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.

      114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.

      115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.

      116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.

      117. Sugar may induce cell death.

      118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.

      119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.

      120. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.

      121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.

      122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.

      123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.

      124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia

      125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.

      126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.

      127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.

      128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.

      129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.

      130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.

      131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.

      132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.

      133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.

      134. Sugar causes constipation.

      135. Sugar causes varicous veins.

      136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.

      137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

      138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.

      139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.

      140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.

      141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.

      142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.

      143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.

      144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.

      145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.

      146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why is sugar so unhealthy? Is it JUST because of empty cals or is there another reason??
    I just don't get it, could somebody explain please?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.

      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.

      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).

      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.

      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.

      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.

      9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.

      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.

      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.

      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.

      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.

      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.

      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.

      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.

      22. Sugar contributes to obesity

      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.

      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.

      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.

      26. Sugar can cause asthma.

      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.

      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.

      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.

      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.

      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.

      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.

      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.

      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.

      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.

      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)

      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.

      46. Sugar causes food allergies.

      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

      51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA

      52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.

      will i think this is fair enough you asked for if there another reason .. and here you got abt 50 reasons and still there is more to go

  42. QUESTION:
    can you name some health benefits of the following?
    vitamin a
    vitamin b6
    vitamin b12
    vitamin c
    vitamin d
    vitamin e
    calcium
    protein
    fiber
    potassium
    selenium
    chromium
    zinc
    iron
    L-arginine
    Beta-Caratine
    folic acid
    magnesium
    omega 3 fatty acids
    MSM
    Biotin
    Taurine

    i know calcium helps in bone health, protein helps in muscle growth and fiber makes you poop but what else do they do. and what benefits do the rest of the above carry?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Some vitamins -

      * PYRIDOXINE B6 Involved in breakdown & assimilation of protein. Protects cardiac health, reduces edema & stabilizes female hormone levels.
      * BIOTIN enzyme that carries CO, during certain biochemical reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Also acts as a co-enzyme in the assimilation of other B-complex vitamins. It is destroyed by eating raw egg whites & some kinds of raw fish.
      * COBALAMIN B12 difficult to obtain from vegetable sources. A B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration, premature senility, pronounced fatigue & mental illnesses.
      * PANTOTHENIC ACID The "stress" vitamin, used by the adrenal glands, along with cholesterol & vitamin C, to manufacture cortisone & other steroids in response to stress. Deficiency encourages sensitivity to allergy, infection, degenerative diseases, ulcers & hypoglycemia.
      * FOLIC ACID for proper hemoglobin formation in red blood cells. Deficiency results in anemia, poor growth, skin pigmentation disorders & premature graying of hair.
      * INOSITOL Vital lipotropic nutrient that sustains liver health & helps detoxify carcinogens, particularly excess female hormones. Helps normalize blood cholesterol levels. With choline, inositol is used by the liver to manufacture lecithin.
      * NIACIN essential to mental health. a cholesterol lowering agent.
      * RIBOFLAVIN B2 common vitamin deficiency & results in cataracts, failing vision, watery eyes & eczema.
      * THIAMINE B1 co-enzyme in breakdown of carbohydrates. Maintains levels of glucose. Deficiency results in weakness, cardiac damage, abdominal distention & poor oxygenation. Severe shortage results in death.
      * TOCOPHEROL - vitamin E protects heart & vascular health, promotes oxygenation of cells & retards aging.

      Some Minerals -

      * POTASSIUM regulates body electrolyte balance. Deficiency can cause heart arrest, hypertension, adrenal exhaustion & muscular collapse.
      * CALCIUM important to bone & dental health, neural transmissions to muscles.
      * ZINC effects mental health, skin tone, prostate & healing capacity.
      * MAGNESIUM Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle & cardiac disorders.
      * MANGANESE (25 mg/kg): Promotes activity of neurotransmitter acetylcholine, helps stabilize blood sugar.
      * SELENIUM necessary & retards aging, harmful oxidation & free radical formation, reduces effect of carcinogens, improves cardiac efficiency.
      * IRON formation of hemoglobin, oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells.
      * PHOSPHORUS needed for bone density. Helps to digest carbohydrates & B vitamins niacin & riboflavin.

      eight essential amino acids -

      * ISOLEUCINE for optimal growth, intelligence development & nitrogen equilibrium
      * LEUCINE Stimulator of brain function, increases muscular energy levels.
      * LYSINE Builds blood antibodies, strengthens circulatory system & maintains normal growth of cells.
      * METHIONINE Vital lipotropic (fat & lipid metabolizing) amino acid that maintains liver health. An anti-stress factor, it calms the nerves.
      * PHENYLALANINE Required by the thyroid gland for production of thyroxine which stimulates metabolic rate.
      * THREONINE Improves intestinal competence & digestive assimilation.
      * TRYPTOPHANE Increases utilization of B vitamins,improves nerve health & stability of the emotions. Promotes sense of calm.
      * VALINE Stimulates mental capacity & muscle coordination.

      10 of 12 non-essential amino acids :

      * ALANINE Strengthens cellular walls.
      * ARGININE helps detoxify blood.
      * ASPARTIC ACID Aids transformation of carbohydrates into cellular energy.
      * CYSTINE Aids pancreatic health, which stabilizes blood sugar & carbohydrate metabolism. Has been used to alleviate some symptoms of food allergy & intolerance.
      * GLUTAMIC ACID With glucose, one of the principal fuels for the brain cells. used to reduce craving for alcohol & stabilize mental health.
      * GLYCINE Promotes energy & oxygen use in the cells.
      * HISTIDINE Strengthens nerve relays
      * PROLINE precursor of glutamic acid.
      * SERINE Helps form the protective fatty sheaths surrounding nerve fibers.
      * TYROSINE Slows aging of cells & suppresses hunger centers in the hypothalamus.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have white spots on my legs?
    I already think I have ugly legs. Their long and very scrawny/skinny. I suffer from eczema. They said it would go away when I was 12 and now I'm almost 15 and they come in the summer time. I'm going on a trip to Florida with my friends in a week. I can't go to a dermatologist right now anyway. What do you think I should put on them. The doctor said one time I get them because their dry patches on my legs?

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered from eczema ever since I was a child and today I'm eczema free.
      http://librero.co.cc/article/5-simple-and-natural-eczema-treatments.php

      From my own experience I learned that there is no quick fix for eczema. To reverse eczema you must address the causes of the disease. The causes of eczema can be our genetic state, our nutritional history, and/or the toxic burden we are faced with from our foods and our living and working environments.

      Look into the underlying causes of eczema and how to address them with changes in your diet and lifestyle. Only you can do that, only you can become your own best healer by applying the principles about eczema remedies.

      if you are looking for a natural cure for eczema and you are willing to commit for at least six months to the superfood diet program that follows, you have a very good chance of healing your body from eczema

      It should be kept in mind that the best eczema diet is one where you consume only original foods, or foods modified minimally, instead of consuming isolated or synthetic compounds (single amino acids, single essential fatty acids, vitamins or minerals). From foods, our bodies must derive all 50+ essential nutrients, on a daily basis, to function in a healthy way. Deficiency of any of these essential nutrients can lead to degenerative processes and degenerative diseases such as eczema.

      hope that helps

  44. QUESTION:
    What should i avoid when pregnant? ?
    So I'm not 100% sure I'm pregnant, although I'm planning to go to get a proper test done in a couple of weeks, so, in case I am, what should I avoid that could harm the baby in any way?

    • ANSWER:
      During pregnancy you should try to avoid:

      • raw seafood, such as oysters or sushi that has not been frozen before making.

      • cheeses with a white, "mouldy" rind, such as Brie and Camembert, and blue-veined cheeses like Stilton. All these cheeses could contain listeria, a bacteria that could harm your baby.

      • pate, raw or undercooked meat, poultry, and eggs (cook all meat until there are no pink bits left and eggs till they are hard). All are possible sources of bacteria that can harm your unborn child.

      • liver and liver products (pate, liver sausage) should be avoided, too, because they may contain large amounts of the retinol form of vitamin A, too much of which could be bad for your developing baby.

      • It is recommended that some women avoid peanuts and foods that contain them. If you, your partner, or any of your other children (if you have any) have a history of allergies such as hayfever, asthma, or eczema, avoiding peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding may reduce your baby's chances of developing a potentially serious peanut allergy.

      • Many women choose to avoid or cut down on alcoholic drinks during pregnancy, too. Drinking too much alcohol can cause physical defects, learning disabilities, and emotional problems in children, so many experts recommend that you give up alcohol completely while you are pregnant.

      If you decide to drink alcohol during your pregnancy, it is recommended by the Food Standards Agency and other experts that you drink no more than one or two units of alcohol, no more than once or twice a week, and don't get drunk.

      • You might want to cut down on caffeine, too. This may be easy for women who are suddenly revolted by the stuff during their first trimester, but that doesn't happen for everyone. Why is caffeine a potential problem? Research has linked consuming more than 300mg of caffeine a day with an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight, and one study has linked even low levels of caffeine to miscarriage. To be on the safe side stick to no more that three mugs of instant coffee, three cups of brewed coffee, six cups of tea or eight cans of cola per day. Or, you may want to be more cautious and cut down further on caffeine, or switch to non-decaffeinated hot drinks and colas, instead.

      Take a suitable antenatal vitamin-mineral supplement

      In an ideal world - free of morning sickness or food aversions - a well-balanced diet would be all an expectant mum ever needed. But in the real world, an antenatalvitamin-mineral supplement may be good insurance to help you meet your nutritional needs. Ask your doctor whether you should take a vitamin supplement.

      Folic acid is one supplement that is particularly important to take before you conceive - and for the first three months or so of pregnancy. A lack of this B vitamin has been linked with neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. The Department of Health recommends that women should take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid in a supplement from the time they start trying for a baby until the 12th week of pregnanc.

      Some experts recommend that you take a supplement containing 10 mcg of Vitamin D every day. If you are Asian, if you keep well-covered and don't get much sunlight on your skin then you may be at greater risk of Vitamin D deficiency - see your doctor for individual advice.

      Later on in your pregnancy some women may need to take an iron supplement. Your iron levels will be checked periodically during your pregnancy, and your doctor or midwife will advise you about your individual needs.

      If you are a strict vegetarian, have a medical condition such as diabetes, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, or anaemia, or if you have a history of low-birthweight babies, do talk with your doctor or midwife about any special supplements you might need.

      Remember, though, that more is not always better: Vitamin A supplements which contain retinol, the animal form of vitamin A, can be toxic to unborn babies in large quantities. The plant-based carotene type of vitamin A is safe in pregnancy. Megadoses of most vitamins and minerals could be harmful to your developing baby.

      Don't go on a diet

      Dieting during pregnancy is potentially hazardous to you and your developing baby. Some diets can leave you low on iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals. Remember, weight gain is one of the most positive signs of a healthy pregnancy.

      Women who eat well and gain an appropriate amount of weight are more likely to have healthy babies. So if you're eating fresh, wholesome foods and gaining weight, relax: you're supposed to be getting bigger!

      If you are overweight, you can improve your diet, cut out junk food and get some exercise (see your doctor first). Research has shown that in these circumstances it is safe to not gain any weight or even to lose weight during your pregnancy, as your body's fat reserves will provide your baby with enough

  45. QUESTION:
    Does vinegar have any health benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar

      I am sure we have all heard the old saying , “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This could well have a lot of merit. Apples are among the most health-giving fruits available to us. They contain a host of beneficial vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and many trace elements as well. And, they are the central ingredient in apple cider vinegar.

      Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. It also oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure. This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. When a mixture of cider vinegar and water is taken before a meal (particularly food served in restaurants or at picnics where the preparation or duration of food left uncovered and not refrigerated is questionable), it seems to prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets.

      Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which researchers feel is helpful in easing the effects of common colds and allergies, including mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and catarrhal problems. Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of the fingernails, which are symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth. A deficiency of potassium within the body can produce callous formations on the souls of the feet, insufficient replacement of worn tissue, and hair loss.

      Tests have proven that soil deficient in potassium will produce anemic and undersized plants, but when potassium is introduced into the soil, the plant becomes healthier and increases in size. When potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases. This can also prove true on a human level for those who have potassium deficiency. A few teaspoons of cider vinegar taken with water each day has been known to produce amazing results. Cider vinegar can be taken alone or used in cooking. It can be used as a salad dressing, for pickling, in making mayonnaise or sprinkled on potato chips or French fries. It can used as a hot or cold beverage sweetened with honey. The best method of using apple cider vinegar is in its natural liquid form.

      When the body is lacking certain minerals or salts, ill health can be the result. Toxic build-ups with the body can cause boils, blisters, acne, etc. Cider vinegar detoxifies and helps with the cleansing and clotting processes of the blood, by helping along the blood oxidation process.

      Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Please check with your physician before starting any new treatments, including dietary changes. Alternative or holistic health procedures are meant to be complimentary process to traditional medical practices, and not used in place of them.

      Making Cider Vinegar at Home

      Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. Oxygen is spread throughout the mixture by stirring it daily and by letting air reach the fluid through a cheesecloth filter, which is used in place of a regular lid. The temperature of fermenting cider should be kept between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Lower temperatures do not always produce a usable vinegar, and higher ones interfere with the formation of the "mother of vinegar." Mother of vinegar is a mat that forms on the bottom of fermenting wine that has gone bad.

      Do not use a metal container when making vinegar; acid in the mixture will corrode metal or aluminum objects. Glass, plastic, wood, enamel, or stainless steel containers should be used for making or storing vinegar. The same holds true for making or storing foods that have more than 1 Tablespoon of vinegar in the recipe.

      Steps for Making Cider Vinegar

      The following steps must be followed to make a high-quality cider vinegar:
      Make a clean cider from ripe apples.

      Change all of the fruit sugar to alcohol. This is called "yeast fermentation."

      Change all of the alcohol to acetic acid. This is called "acetic acid fermentation."

      Clarify the acetic acid to prevent further fermentation and decomposition.

      Step 1--Making Cider
      Cider is made from the winter and fall varieties of apples (summer and green apples do not contain enough sugar). Fruit should be gathered, then washed well to remove debris. Crush the fruit to produce apple pulp and strain off the juice. Use a press or cheesecloth for straining.

      Adding yeast to activate fermentation is not essential, but will speed up the process. Special cultivated yeasts are available for this purpose at wine-making shops and biological labs--bread yeasts are not recommended. To make a starter, crumble one cake of yeast into one quart of cider. This makes enough starter for 5 gallons of cider; double the recipe proportionately when making more.

      Steps 2 and 3--Making Alcohol and Acetic Acid
      Pour all of the liquid into one or more containers to about three-quarters capacity; do not close the lids on the containers. Stir the mixtures daily. Keep the containers away from direct sunlight and maintain the temperature at 60 to 80 degrees F. Full fermentation will take about 3 to 4 weeks. Near the end of this period, you should notice a vinegar-like smell. Taste samples daily until the desired strength is reached.

      Step 4--Filtering
      When the vinegar is fully fermented, filter the liquid through several layers of fine cheesecloth or filter paper--a coffee filter works well for this. This removes the mother of vinegar, preventing further fermentation or spoilage of the product.

      Storing Your Vinegar
      The vinegar is now ready for storage in separate, capped containers. Stored vinegar will stay in excellent condition almost indefinitely if it is pasteurized. To pasteurize, heat the vinegar before pouring it into sterilized bottles, or bottle, then place in a hot water bath. In both cases, the temperature of the vinegar must reach at least 140 degrees F to sterilize the product, and should not exceed 160 degrees F. Use a cooking thermometer to ensure the correct temperature is met. Cool the containers and store at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

      Flavored Vinegar
      Flavoring can be added to homemade vinegar just before bottling. Good examples of additives include green onion, garlic, ginger, or any combination of dried or fresh herbs. To make flavoring, place material in a small cheesecloth bag and suspend in the vinegar until desired strength is reached. This will take about 4 days, except for garlic, which takes only 1 day. For every 2 cups of vinegar, use one of the following: 1/2 cup crushed fresh herbs, 1 tablespoon of dried herbs, 2 large cloves of garlic, or 8 small green onions. Other good flavorings include tarragon, basil, nasturtium, chives, mint, chervil, borage, hot chilies, and raspberries. Adjust the amounts to taste, but be careful not to overload the vinegar. Too much vegetable matter can destroy the acid and ruin the preservative quality of the vinegar.

      Some flavorings may not go well with cider vinegar's distinct taste and color. When flavoring store-bought vinegar, use more delicate or decorative flavors. When flavoring store-bought vinegar, you will still need to pasteurize it and use sterile bottles.

      Flavored vinegars taste great and have a beautiful color, making them excellent for use in salads. You will be tempted to display flavored vinegar; however, be sure to keep your bottles out of direct sunlight, which will destroy the flavor, acidity, and color of the vinegar.

      Uses for Homemade Cider Vinegar
      Because the acidity of homemade vinegars will vary, do not use them in foods to be canned or stored at room temperature. Homemade vinegar is, however, excellent in salads, cooking, or freezer and refrigerator pickled products.

      Recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar prepared by

      Christine Nicholas, Intern
      Doris Herringshaw, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
      Ulcers

  46. QUESTION:
    is not having any sugar in your diet a horrible thing?
    could it give you some weird affects?
    could it give you some weird effects?*

    • ANSWER:
      Not having sugar in your diet is healthy.
      It's having sugar that will give you
      "weird effects." Want to know how
      weird your body reacts to sugar?
      Check out this partial list:

      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
      9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
      22. Sugar contributes to obesity
      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
      26. Sugar can cause asthma.
      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      46. Sugar causes food allergies.
      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

      There are 96 other reasons @:
      http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/sugar-is-bad.html

      There are other sites with such warnings
      about sugar. I stopped eating white powdered
      sugar as an additive to tea, cereal, etc...
      I use STEVIA instead, and sometimes
      I also use honey. Both of these sweeteners
      are actually GOOD for your health!
      Stay sweet!

  47. QUESTION:
    "There is no such thing as healthy lemonade" true?
    Is that true? I saw this at an article on "worst drinks". I do know some lemonades are hardly even lemonade, but what about the homemade lemonade I would make? All I do is use a cup of water, a lemon, and sugar. I find it refreshing and never saw it as "unhealthy." There's gotta be some kind of healthy lemonade?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is not healthy, adding a splash of lemon doesn't make it healthy.

      146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health - By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

      Sugar is an antinutrient and drains the body of vitamins & minerals.

      A few reasons - space permitting

      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  48. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for rosacea?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Daydreamer

      Here is the answer to clear any skin issue.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."
      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.
      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Internal Cleansing

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Diet and nutritional supplements: Regular consumption of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, in whole form or juiced, along with legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, and little or no refined, overprocessed foods, fat, sugar, and caffeine will help your skin to stay young and healthy. Pay attention, particularly in the case of hives and rashes, to any foods to which you may be oversensitive. The nutritional supplements that are most of benefit to the skin are Vitamin A (we recommend it in the form of Beta carotene, which is non-toxic, since prolonged use of over 50,000 I.U. of Vitamin A can result in hair loss, skin dryness, and other symptoms of toxicity), Zinc, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. We suggest these in combination with a mega multi vitamin and mineral containing 25-50 mg of the B vitamins but use higher amount with some skin conditions. Essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acid are necessary to keep the skin soft and pliable. PABA, often found in sun tan products, helps prevent against damage from the sun's ultraviolet rays."
      Man's body is a living organism, made of living cells, which require living food in order to be properly nourished and function well. When we put cooked food into our body, loaded with contaminants, the body starts to break down. It begins in the very young with colic, rashes, colds, earaches, upset stomachs, swollen glands and tonsils. As the child grows older, their may be tooth decay, pimples, the need for eye glasses, etc. Then as we enter adult life there is arthritis, hypoglycemia, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancers. All this and a multitude of other diseases are unnecessary and are nothing but the result of improper diet and lifestyle! Today, most people accept cooked food as the normal means of supplying the body with nutrients, not realizing that the living cells of our bodies do not take nourishment from the dead and artificial ingredients found in cooked food. And so, after a typical meal of cooked meat, cooked potatoes, a cooked vegetable and a piece of cooked bread, followed by a cooked sugar desert, their stomach is full and they think they have satisfied the nutritional needs of their body. In reality, they have given their body practically no nourishment. And thus with a full stomach, they are slowly starving their body's cells.
      The fastest way to restore wellness is to stop putting into the body the things that have caused the physical problem to develop in the first place, and then give the body the nutrients it needs to repair and rebuild itself. The body is self-healing when the infraction is stopped and proper nutrients provided. Learn about the incredible Healing Powers of Living (Raw) Foods and Juices

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  49. QUESTION:
    how can we remove dandruff and reduce hair lose?

    • ANSWER:
      To reduce dandruff you need to watch out for the ingredients in the shampoo that you are using like for example I know Suave contains ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate which are harsh detergents that dries the scalp since it strips away all the moisture. The Dove contains sodium laureth sulfate, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, and ammonium chloride which are also harsh and it weighs down your hair with all that wax it has to create artificial shine. And guess what has Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammoniun Laureth Sulfate ..that's right people's beloved Head and Shoulders. It also has Benzyl alcohol which can dry the scalp. Also watch out for petroleum jelly, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and glycerin and drying alcohols( the fatty alochols such as cetyl alcohol are good for your hair) Here are some more shampoos to be aware of. http://www.aubrey-organics.com/about/art... Many natural oils can actually treat psoriasis, carrier oils such as apricot kernal, cold pressed avocado oil, sesame oil, emu oil, rosehip seed oil, moisturizes dry skin and can be used for psoriasis and eczema ( they also have many other benefits). These oils can give you a head start in treating all the damage that had been done. To add more strength to the carrier oils, you can add essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, rosemary oil, sandalwood oil, and tea tree oil, which can all relieve dandruff, dry scalp and hair, and can be used as an antiseptic. About 3 tablespoons of carrier oil to 2 drops of essential oil since essential oil is so concentrated.Don’t try to remove the dandruff with the comb; it will just cause more inflammation. Now we must look at the internal functions. It is important to drink lots of water to hydrate your scalp, eat nutritious meals and take multivitamins to avoid vitamins deficiencies, and fish oil pills can aid in hair growth. As I don't know whether you are doing this or not, but do not put direct heat on your scalp, make sure that your scalp is clean however do not over do it. Washing your hair once a day or every other day is sufficient and only wash it once. Also when you blow dry your hair, avoid putting direct heat on your scalp.
      For hair loss don't put too much heat on your hair, dying your hair can cause hair loss, and don't brush your hair that often only comb.

  50. QUESTION:
    What do vitamins a,b,c,d.... give you?
    Like what benefits do they give you?
    I eat vitamin d chews cuz my mom says they will make me taller.

    • ANSWER:
      Some vitamins -

      * PYRIDOXINE B6 Involved in breakdown & assimilation of protein. Protects cardiac health, reduces edema & stabilizes female hormone levels.
      * BIOTIN enzyme that carries CO, during certain biochemical reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Also acts as a co-enzyme in the assimilation of other B-complex vitamins. It is destroyed by eating raw egg whites & some kinds of raw fish.
      * COBALAMIN B12 difficult to obtain from vegetable sources. A B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration, premature senility, pronounced fatigue & mental illnesses.
      * PANTOTHENIC ACID B5 The "stress" vitamin, used by the adrenal glands, along with cholesterol & vitamin C, to manufacture cortisone & other steroids in response to stress. Deficiency encourages sensitivity to allergy, infection, degenerative diseases, ulcers & hypoglycemia.
      * FOLIC ACID for proper hemoglobin formation in red blood cells. Deficiency results in anemia, poor growth, skin pigmentation disorders & premature graying of hair.
      * INOSITOL Vital lipotropic nutrient that sustains liver health & helps detoxify carcinogens, particularly excess female hormones. Helps normalize blood cholesterol levels. With choline, inositol is used by the liver to manufacture lecithin.
      * NIACIN B3 essential to mental health. a cholesterol lowering agent.
      * RIBOFLAVIN B2 common vitamin deficiency & results in cataracts, failing vision, watery eyes & eczema.
      * THIAMINE B1 co-enzyme in breakdown of carbohydrates. Maintains levels of glucose. Deficiency results in weakness, cardiac damage, abdominal distention & poor oxygenation. Severe shortage results in death.
      * TOCOPHEROL - vitamin E protects heart & vascular health, promotes oxygenation of cells & retards aging.

      Some Minerals -

      * POTASSIUM regulates body electrolyte balance. Deficiency can cause heart arrest, hypertension, adrenal exhaustion & muscular collapse.
      * CALCIUM important to bone & dental health, neural transmissions to muscles.
      * ZINC effects mental health, skin tone, prostate & healing capacity.
      * MAGNESIUM Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle & cardiac disorders.
      * MANGANESE: Promotes activity of neurotransmitter acetylcholine, helps stabilize blood sugar.
      * SELENIUM necessary & retards aging, harmful oxidation & free radical formation, reduces effect of carcinogens, improves cardiac efficiency.
      * IRON formation of hemoglobin, oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells.
      * PHOSPHORUS needed for bone density. Helps to digest carbohydrates & B vitamins niacin & riboflavin.

      Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system, bones & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems. Many researchers claim that optimized vitamin D levels are more effective than a flu shot in preventing viral infections.

      Vitamin D3 deficiency has become an epidemic, probably because people are washing daily. If you wash skin exposed to the sun within 48 hours, you wash off the oils where the vitamin D production starts. In northern latitudes (above that of Atlanta, Georgia) the sun is at too low an angle for half the year to provide sufficient UV radiation. If even available, UVB rays are only accessible while the sun is directly overhead. Most people need to take vitamin D, especially seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.

      With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate up to 20,000iu of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.

      Always take your vitamin D with a fat-containing meal to ensure absorption.

      http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400676/More-Vitamin-D.html

      The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol - vitamin D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023693

      Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. U.S. RDA are much too low. Current recommendations from researchers are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not replenish depleted stores.

      Research published by Grassroots Health from the D*Action study shows that 97.5% of the adult population needs to take 9,600 IU's of vitamin D per day in order to elevate their levels above 40ng/ml, which they believe is the absolute minimum for disease prevention.

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/10/Vitamin-D-Experts-Reveal-the-Truth.aspx


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