Avoid a Shrinking Brain, Inflammation & Heart Disease, Naturally
Continuing my investigative report on the health-depleting effects of trans-fats and the oils/fats that are actually healthy, the following are updated studies important to share...Click to continue reading...
Yes, we’ve heard about all those dangerous fats in our diet, especially in processed foods as trans-fats. The following are deadly facts you need to know about trans-fats, they…
cause up to 100,000 premature deaths from heart disease in the U.S. alone each year;
bring on diabetes;
are connected to many forms of cancer;
As if the above diseases aren’t enough, a new study from the University of California San Diego studied 1,000 healthy men under age 45. The men’s diets were noted and assessed and then they each took a memory test. The test consisted of looking at a series of word cards. Each participant had to state whether each word had appeared on a previous card or not...click to continue reading...
In addition to chronic pain, most of my client’s list sleep issues at the top of their list of symptoms – especially my fibromyalgia patients since that’s a specialty of mine and have consulted with thousands worldwide.
I have been personally challenged with sleep issues ever since my accident and subsequent toxicity syndrome many years ago – sleep disorders often experienced AFTER a trauma. Although recovered from my fibromyalgia and multiple allergic responses, getting to sleep and staying asleep, was an issue. The old adage that sleep disorders are mainly in those individuals that are type “A” (high-energy workaholics) I don’t buy into because there are so many variables. That said, those of us in THAT category – whose brain computer doesn’t remember how and when to shut down and keeps “rebooting” – need non-toxic solutions to allow us the much needed deep restorative sleep in order to achieve and maintain health.
Yes, there are natural ways for you to stay healthy, active, maintain a sharp mind, and age without looking or feeling old!
After age 30, testosterone levels begin to decline by about 1% per year. Is this a big deal? You bet it is! Just consider that by the time you reach age 65, your levels have declined 35 percent. Is it any wonder your “get up and go got up and went”, that romantic date night use to energize you just thinking about it and now? The effects of low testosterone can chisel away at not only your quality of life but also that of your spouse or mate.
If you’re one of the millions of men experiencing the effects of low “T” and you are willing to take easy life-style steps to become Terrific Again, here’s how to begin to not only avoid falling victim if they haven’t come knocking yet, but also to help keep your testosterone levels high, Naturally…
1. Cortisol Control – Your adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol in response to any stressors. It not only is responsible for controlling your fight or flight responses, it also raises blood pressure and blood sugar – any wonder why men over the age of 60 usually have those responder levels out of control? Studies show that men with high cortisol levels are less competitive than men with low levels and that also plays an important role in overall emotional health. The way to keep the “T” in Terrific is to do whatever it takes to lower stress levels so your energy is directed to things that enhance your quality of life, not sabotage it...click here to continue reading...
Yes, there’s a lot of talk about the importance of supplementing with vitamin K (especially for those over 50) yet clients aren’t sure why it’s needed and ask me daily about its purpose, hopefully this investigative report will shed some light on its many benefits.
Meet the “K” Family…
There are two kinds of natural vitamin K called K1 and K2. They are in the family of naturally-occurring, fat-soluble vitamins. In addition, there is a specific form of vitamin K2 known as MK4 – made when plant synthesize vitamin K1 and then the human body creates the MK4 form when it converts K1 to MK4. MK4 is also found in dairy and meats but the levels are much smaller than those studied as beneficial for humans. MK4 is produced by our bodies, and only MK4 has been shown in clinical trials to reduce fractures and impede some forms of cancer...click to continue reading...
Yes, leafy green vegetables are healthy – they help us lose weight, increase energy, help detoxify, fuel your body, and even help reduce cancer risk. But what’s behind those leafy greens?
What most people do not know is about a sneaky chemical that lurks under all those health benefits – Oxalic Acid - a chemical actually linked to serious health disorders that lead to calcium deficiencies, kidney stones and gout among them...click to continue reading...
I just completed a Blog Series attempting to shine some light on causes of anxiety/panic disorders that wreck havoc on the lives of victims as well as their families.
One aspect that must also be addressed is that of hormone imbalances. More and more we, as practitioners, are finding that men and boys are experiencing the disorders that previously were mostly a "woman's disorder".
Our hormones are marvelous when they allow us to create new life and function at the top of our game. However, they're maddening when they trigger unexpected physical and/or emotional symptoms because they are too high, too low, or suddenly get completely depleted because of undue stress in our lives.
Anxiety is often mistakenly blamed on strictly excessive stress. However, most do not connect out-of-balance hormones and/or depletion of essential minerals and electrolytes that directly affect our emotions and abilities to cope. When under excessive stress, our body literally sucks-up the reserves of minerals/electrolytes and causes deficiencies most often mis-diagnosed or mis-treated...Click to continue reading...
A five-year study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente, in factory workers found that those exposed to BPA had quadruple risk of erectile dysfunction, and seven times more risk of ejaculation difficulty, compared to workers were no BPA was present.
Previous to this study of over 634 factory workers, the only studies conducted to assess the health effects of BPA on the male reproductive system was done on mice and rats. Now, science has proof that exposure to BPA negatively affects the male reproductive system; the same as studies show it affects hormone disruption in children and woman.
“The BPA-exposed workers had a nearly four-fold increased risk of reduced sexual desire and overall satisfaction with their sex life, greater than four-fold increased risk of erection difficulty, and more than seven-fold increased risk of ejaculation difficulty”, stated one of the researchers.
"Because the BPA levels in this study were very high, more research needs to be done to see how low a level of BPA exposure may have effects on our reproductive system," according to lead author Dr De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research.
"This study raises the question: Is there a safe level for BPA exposure, and what is that level? More studies like this, which examine the effect of BPA on humans, are critically needed to help establish prevention strategies and regulatory policies."
"Because the BPA levels in this study were very high, more research needs to be done to see how low a level of BPA exposure may have effects on our reproductive system."
He added that the study could have implications beyond male impotence as this could be a “sensitive early indicator for adverse BPA effects than other disease endpoints that are more difficult to study, such as cancer or metabolic diseases”.
Chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) – a Suspected Hormone Mimic
Some petroleum-based plastics leach harmful chemicals into foods and drinks, especially when plastic comes in contact with oily or fatty foods, during heating and microwaving, as a result of harsh cleaners and very hot water (like in dishwashers), and when exposed to excessive moisture.
Unfortunately, BPA can activate estrogen receptors that lead to the same effects as the body's own estrogens. Some hormone disrupting effects in studies on animals and human cancer cells have been shown to occur at levels as low as 2-5 parts per billion. These health problems include lowered sperm count and infertile sperm in men, and exposure during development has been proven to have carcinogenic effects and produce precursors of breast cancer. BPA has been shown to have induced developmental toxicity, carcinogenic effects, and possible neurotoxicity.
BPA has been found at elevated levels in women with a history of miscarriage. In lab animals, it has been shown to increase the risk of developing breast cancer; causes aberrations in the chromosomes of grandchildren of rats exposed during pregnancy; and increases the susceptibility of male rats to prostate cancer, among other effects.
Where BPA is Commonly Found
What exactly is Bisphenol-A? It was first made in 1891, and was investigated for use as a replacement for estrogen. It is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics (often identified by the recycling number 7), which find service in a variety of applications, especially food and drink packaging. These include:
Common Metal Coatings – liners of food cans (6 billion pounds a year), inside lining of water pipes
Dental Fillings & Sealants – regardless of how low the exposure level may be, BPA is a toxic substance that shouldn’t be used in any consumer products. This is not the sort of chemical that we should be putting in people’s mouths, particularly those of children. BPA is, after all, the chemical that Canada declared dangerous. Why would you even consider having it place in your mouth where we know we absorb quickly via the mucous membranes? (More specific dental news in a future article about BPA in Dentistry).
Baby Bottles – thehard plastic ones.
Water Coolers and Bottles,Tableware and Food Storage Containers – whendealing with breakdown products that can leach out of materials, your best bet is to try to stay clear of items that are worn and old, especially if they have scratches. Also, heating up plastics can increase the likelihood of BPA and other compounds coming out.
Of all foods tested, chicken soup, infant formula, and ravioli had BPA levels of highest concern. Just one to three servings of foods with these concentrations could expose a woman or child to BPA at levels that caused serious adverse effects, as evidenced in animal tests.
For 1 in 10 cans of all food tested, and 1 in 3 cans of infant formula, a single serving contained enough BPA to expose a woman or infant to BPA levels more than 200 times the government's traditional safe level of exposure for industrial chemicals. The government typically mandates a 1,000- to 3,000-fold margin of safety between human exposures and levels found to harm lab animals, but these servings contained levels of BPA less than 5 times lower than doses that harmed lab animals.
√Opt for plastic alternatives – glass, ceramic that’s lead-free, and stainless steel whenever possible.
√Use glass or ceramic containers if you must microwave food.
√Be cautious of cling wraps, especially for microwave use. Wrap foods in butcher paper, waxed paper, or paper towels, better yet, store food in glass or ceramic.
√Avoid using plastics that aren’t identified on the packaging.
√Look for products that state “no phthalates” or “no bisphenol A (BPA).”
√Wash plastic containers by hand with a mild soap, not the dishwasher.
BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic food containers often marked on the bottom with the letters "PC" recycling label #7. Not all #7 labeled products are polycarbonate but this is a reasonable guideline for a category of plastics to avoid.
Safer products and uses: When possible, it’s best to avoid #7 plastics, especially for children's food. Plastics with the recycling labels #1, #2 and #4 on the bottom are safer choices and do not contain BPA. Soft or cloudy-colored plastic does not contain BPA. Many metal water bottles are lined with a plastic coating that contains BPA. Look for stainless steel bottles that do not have a plastic liner.
Salute to San Francisco
This past summer, the city by the bay banned all plastic water bottles within the city limits, including those from commercial water dispensers frequently found in offices. The city fathers are doing justice to both the health of their population AND mother nature by not having to dispose of all those toxic water bottles that stay in the ground for more centuries than we care to count.
AVOID BPA at any cost, stay informed – read labels and be proactive rather than reactive, Naturally.
The Way I See It...
My research shows that all men over the age of 40 should support their prostate health with a natural supplement that will provide a comprehensive blend of minerals and standarized herbal extracts designed to support healthy prostate function. The supplement should encourage healthy testosterone-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) balance while supporting enhanced control of bladder function and targeted nutriton for bladder and prostate tissues. The professional product used with most success by my clients is BioProstate.
Uncovering Clues to Add LIFE to Your Years…NOT Merely Years to Your Life, Naturally
Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D., D.S.C.,
EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist
Creator of certificated courses to become a Wholistic Rejuvenist™ (CWR) and for post-graduate education for health and spa professionals. Go to www.gloriagilbere.com and click on Wholistic Skin & Body Rejuvenation (WSBR™) for course outline. Available on-site at worldwide locations, and via distance-learning at your convenience globally.
Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work in identifying and finding natural solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, and digestive disorders that defy conventional diagnosis and treatment. She consults worldwide via telephone and at her Institute in north Idaho. Visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com for details about consulting with her.
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