Bitter Pills

Anti-depressants- the most frequently prescribed drugs for those from 20-59- can be a “helpful tool,” acknowledges Julia Ross M.A., the executive director of Mill Valley nutrition clinic, with 80% of their patients go there for depression treatment. The trouble is, they don’t cure anything, so when you go off them you risk becoming depressed again.”

Ross says that because nutrient therapy targets the underlying problem, it can keep people off medication for good.

Over the years, doctors have discovered that a single drug often isn’t enough to fully brighten moods (and even if it is, the pills can create other problems-obliterate sex drive, or the ability to sleep), so many now add a second medication to augment the first, plus something to improve sleep or lift libido. People with hard to treat illnesses can wind up with half a dozen prescriptions. According to Ramin Mojtabai; M.D. PhD, associate professor at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’ study had found that doctors prescribe two or more meds during a single office visit 60% of the time up 20% from a decade ago.

The risk of taking multiple meds is becoming clearer. Most seriously, combining meds can cause diabetes, high cholesterol, and colossal weight gain (40-60 pounds isn’t unusual). It can also churn up the mind or [Read more...]

Good Healing Soup

Good Healing Soup

For centuries the Chinese people have cooked and enjoyed nutritious soups with healing herbs. The people in the provinces of southern China drank these soups when I was a child, and they still do. I did not pay much attention to the soup then, but I have found them helpful to digestion as well as to [Read more...]

Name That Food

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Name that food
via The Heart Scan Blog by Dr. William Davis on 10/13/09

What common food can:

  • Cause destructive intestinal damage that, if unrecognized, can lead to disability and death?
  • Increase blood sugar higher and faster than table sugar?
  • Trigger an autoimmune inflammatory condition in the thyroid (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)?
  • Create intestinal bloating, cramps, and alternating diarrhea and constipation, often labeled irritable bowel syndrome?
  • Trigger schizophrenia in susceptible individuals?
  • Cause behavioral outbursts in children with autism?
  • Cause various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, systemic lupus, pancreatic destruction, and increase measures of inflammation like c-reactive protein?
  • Cause unexplained anemia, mood swings, fatigue, fibromyalgia, eczema, and osteoporosis?

The food is wheat. Yes, the ubiquitous grain we are urged to eat more and more of by the USDA (8-11 servings per day, according to the USDA food pyramid), American Heart Association, American Dietetic Association, and the American Diabetes Association. Wheat is among the most destructive ingredients in the modern diet, worse than sugar, worse than high-fructose corn syrup, worse than any fat.

What other common food can result in such an extensive list of diseases, even death?

Celiac disease alone, a severe intestinal inflammatory condition from wheat gluten, affects an estimated 3 million Americans (Celiac Disease Foundation). The medical literature is filled with case reports of deaths from this disease, often after many years of struggle with incapacitating intestinal dysfunction and the sufferer’s last days plagued by encephalopathy (brain inflammation).

What happens when you remove wheat from the diet?

The majority of people quickly shed 20-30 lbs in the first few weeks, selectively lost from the abdomen (what I call “wheat belly”); blood sugar plummets; triglycerides drop up to several hundred milligrams, HDL increases, LDL drops (yes, wheat elimination is a means of achieving marked reduction in LDL cholesterol, especially the small, heart disease-causing variety); c-reactive protein plummets. In addition to this, intestinal complaints improve or disappear, rashes improve, inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis improve, diabetes can improve or be cured, and behavioral disorders and mood improve.

Along with the ill-fated low-fat dietary advice of the last 40 years, the advice to eat plenty of “healthy whole grains” is responsible for untold disease and suffering. Yes, if you start with a fast food and junk diet and replace some of the calories with whole grains, you will be better off. (That was the logic–the Nutritional Syllogism–of the studies that established the benefits of whole grains over processed, “white” grains.)

But eliminate wheat grains and health takes a huge leap forward. And, no, there is no such thing as wheat deficiency–B vitamins, insoluble fiber, some protein–can easily be replaced by other foods.

In my book Tao of Youth key 1 we mentioned how gluten can cause water weight in your system. This is a good explanation on why Wheat is a very hard to digest food.

May Yue

how to combat flu

In reponse to those who has flu this is to help you and also your love ones to prevent flu and other viruses.

There are a lot of remedies out that people had recommended but I found Dr. David Williams gave some of the most unusual advice because he trods all over the world to find new ideas and new remedies that combine East and West.

Basic nutritional recommendations:

We know that our ability to remain well and overcome viruses is depending on our immune system.

1, Use fermented food. example yogurt and suerkraut- and daily probiotic supplement is essential in tody’s world. XPC is another insurance ( fermented grain) Just 3/4 teaspoon a day is all you need to increase your immune system. There is a study on a manifactory plant that makes fermented grain for animals and all the workers inhale the dust and over a period of 30 years and none of them get sick.
You can buy it at http://www.duboisdistributors....com. You have to buy a huge quantity. I gave this to my dog Yoko everyday.

2, Vitamin D is one of the most under ultilized method to treat the flu.

For someone without the flu, daily recommended maintenance doses:

1,000 IU for children under 2 years old
2,000 IU for children over 2 years old
3,000 IU for ind.over 80-130 lbs
4,000 IU for Ind.over 130-170 lbs.

For an adult who had contracted the flu.the dosage can increase to 50,000 IU for three days.
Studies had shown no sign of toxicity of 50,000 IU for over six weeks. Vitamin D is essential in fighting infections and keeping your immune system active. We now know that vitamin D is an essential element required by our immune system to produce NK(natural killer)cells. our first line of defense against invading pathogens.

Sardines is full of vitamin D.

Make sure you take adequate amount of selenium. Inexpensive supplement. Adequate amounts of selenium in crease your glutathione levels- which seems to be one the indicator of your ability to prevent and over come disease and slow the aging process and increase longivity.

Vitamin C is another one item yon need to keep on hand to battle flu.

Add more raw vegetables and cooked garlic and onion to your diet-nature’s antibiotic. My housekeeper has a stomach flu, I cooked a medium onion(cut into pieces) and 20-30 smashed garlic in 2-3 cups of water and reduced to 1 cup of juice and add a little salt and let her drink it and she was back on her feet in no time. Make sure you are not near someone because the garlic does smell.

I hope this helps.

May Yue