January 21, 2017

Lower your Risk of Disease with Lots of Fresh or Frozen Produce

How to Add a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet to Protect Your Health

by David Kekich

The quarter of the population eating the fewest fruits and vegetables has over three times as much heart disease as the quarter of the population that eats the most. Eat a minimum of six servings of fresh vegetables per day. This isn’t as much as it seems. One serving equals only one-half cup or one cup if they are leafy vegetables. A good rule of thumb is to stay with brightly colored veggies. And eat a wide variety—mostly raw and organic, if possible.

Also add one to three servings of fresh fruit per day. Again have a wide variety—and again, raw and organic if possible. Buying local produce may be more important than buying organic, since freshness is so important. You’re better off buying fresh, vibrant, conventionally grown produce than wilted organic.

How to Add a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables to Your DietStay away from white potatoes, too. Your body reacts to them like it reacts to white bread. Increasing vegetables and fruits from two servings to only five servings a day can cut the incidence of many cancers in half. That’s only two and one-half cups. Consider getting a Vita Mix. It’s like a kitchen in one appliance and is the best juicer on the market.

Make sure you get your money’s worth from your juicer. Drink five glasses of fresh juiced fruits and veggies every week. I combine them in my drinks, changing the mix each time. As an alternative, you might get a high quality “green drink” in powder form. Mix with water and drink every day. There are lots of good ones on the market. I use Barlean’s Greens and Life Extension’s Vital Greens Mix.

The human body evolved with a diet that was high in fruits and vegetables. If you fight nature with your diet, your health and energy level will tank. People are shocked at how much better they feel after substituting high-fiber foods for fast foods and processed foods. You need fiber to regulate your bowels, for good colon health and for weight loss if you are overweight. Eating fruits and vegetables increases your fiber intake. Juicing makes it easy.

How you combine your foods is also important. The best combinations are proteins or fats with vegetables, vegetables with simple carbohydrates or vegetables with fat. Combining your fruit with protein and healthy fats slows sugar/carbohydrate absorption. In fact, make protein the first bite of each meal to slow absorption even more. That means less fat storage, longer lasting energy levels and fewer food cravings shortly after you eat. And you will easily accomplish that by eating less. In fact, even if you eat unhealthy food from time to time, eating less of it at each meal can be almost as important as eating the right food.

Remember to lower your carbohydrate intake by replacing high-calorie, low-nutrient carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, rice, table sugar, soda, candy) with low-calorie, high- nutrient carbohydrates (brightly colored fruits and vegetables and sweet potatoes).

If you add sweeteners to anything, the healthiest sugar substitute we know of is stevia. Stevia is a delicious natural herb sweetener with added health benefits. You can find it your local health food store. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Most are toxic and can undermine your health.

splenda dangers 2For example, high doses of aspartame may lead to neurodegeneration. Aside from the damage it can do to your brain, aspartame can cause cancer. One well-controlled, peer- reviewed, seven-year study even found that as little as 20 mg per day can cause cancer in humans. One 12-ounce diet soda contains about 180 mg of aspartame, so you do the math for that risk!

It can also lead to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, memory and hearing loss and hormonal problems.

How about Splenda? That’s harmless, right? Well, look at what a recent study, published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health found. Splenda reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50 percent, contributes to weight gain, increases the pH level in your intestines (bad for your digestion) and affects a glycoprotein in your body that can have crucial health effects, particularly if you’re on certain medications.

Diet soda anyone?”

In addition to changing what you eat, consider changing when you eat. The fluctuations in your insulin levels, which are so damaging to your system, can be controlled by eating smaller, more frequent meals. This will also boost your metabolism, causing calories to be burned faster, and will raise your energy level.

Research indicates that eating certain foods can help lower your risk of several diseases.

Eat at least four servings of vegetables a day — Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, contain fiber, have no cholesterol, and are low in fat and calories. They’re a great source of many nutrients that appear to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Eat a variety of vegetables to get all the health benefits.

Eat at least three servings of fruits a day — Fruits are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Except for a few, such as avocado and coconut, they’re virtually free of fat. Fruits are a major source of nutrients that may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Choose a variety of fruits to get the most health benefits.

Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acidsEating at least two servings (about 4 ounces each) a week of fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids — such as salmon, trout, tuna, herring and sardines — can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Instead of frying, bake or grill the fish. Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children to avoid king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish (golden bass or golden snapper), which are higher in mercury. Tuna steak and albacore tuna generally have more mercury than canned light tuna. Plant sources of omega-3s may not have the same effect. These include canola oil, soybeans (whole and oil) and walnuts (whole and oil).

Choose whole-grain foodsEating whole grains may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In addition to the more familiar wholegrain breads and cereals, add variety to your diet with hulled barley, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta and wild rice.

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David KekichDavid Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

Managing Heart Risk After Menopause

The Heart Risk Challenge to Women

Heart attacks are sometimes thought of as man’s disease. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women are equally at risk: heart attacks remain the leading cause of death among American women. Over 300,000 women will die of heart disease this year.

This is just the beginning of the challenge.

Most heart attacks are the result of cardiovascular diseases that affect the heath of the arteries. Diseased arteries are the cause of strokes — over 100,000 American women will die of stroke this year. It also is the cause of congestive heart failure, peripheral arteries disease and vascular dementia.   The restricted flow of blood also has been associated with weaker bones as we age.

So, why is heart disease still thought of as a man’s disease?

Menopause “Changes”

Perhaps it is because heart attacks strike more men earlier in life. The female hormone, in fact, protects the arteries delaying the onset of heart disease. After menopause, women find themselves at increasing risk for cardiovascular disease.  Moving through their sixties, women and men of the same age are about at equal risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Researchers are not sure as to how the female hormones protect the heart. One thing is clear: high-density lipoproteins, the good cholesterol, drop after menopause. Similarly, low-density lipoproteins – the artery damaging cholesterol – have been found to rise through menopause.

As the good cholesterol falls and the bad cholesterol rises, doctors will to seek to address the growing risk for heart disease. You may already know the recommendations – eat healthier, exercise more, loss some weight, stop smoking and if these measure fail to bring your blood cholesterol numbers to acceptable levels, you will likely be prescribed a cholesterol lowering medications.

But, should you be wait until your cholesterol level rises after menopause to act? Absolutely not!

New Cholesterol Equation for Success

While the risk of a heart attack or a stroke rises quickly after menopause, the underlying health of your arteries is partially defined earlier in life. Women who are concerned about their bone health know this story. After menopause, bone density drops. To prevent the weakening of the bone to the extent that it causes osteoporosis, younger women are encouraged to build bone density. Bone density is built throughout the teen years into their twenties. After that, women are encouraged to preserve this density through the right diet and the right types of exercise.

The same thinking should apply to arterial health. Cholesterol can start to do its damage in early adolescence and sometimes during childhood. By our fifties and sixties, we simply have given the process enough time to reach concerning levels.

Mayo-clinic trained cardiologist, Dr Richard Collins suggests that to prevent heart disease, your total cholesterol needs to be “100 plus your age.” Think about this. Dr Collins is suggesting a stricter standard for cholesterol when you are younger. Many doctors and most patients think differently. They are looking reduce target cholesterol levels as a woman ages.

Cholesterol is a challenge associated not with growing old,” says Dr Collins, “It is a problem of living long with elevated levels. We need to be more mindful of bringing these levels into line earlier before we give them the time to do their damage.”

If you are already have gone through menopause, there is still much you can do.  Researchers like Dr. Collins, Dr. Dean Ornish of Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic have shown how a structured plant-based diet can reverse the damage done to the arteries.

Studies on the Mediterranean diet and Asian diets also have shown how delicious styles of eating can support significant and measurable improvements in not only cholesterol levels, but also in blood pressure, blood sugar and inflammatory levels, especially in menopausal women.

Start acting now. To learn more about delicious, heart healthy nutrition read Dr. Collins, latest book, The Kardea Gourmet: Smart & Delicious Eating for a Healthy Heart.

 

 

Cutting Edge Natural Remedy Secrets Revealed for Heart Disease

The surprising simple natural remedy in reversing heart disease with one everyday, common supplement, Vitamin C – according to a two-time Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine, Dr. Linus Pauling!

You may already know more than 60,000,000 Americans are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Yet, few people know that heart disease can be successfully treated, without surgery or prescription medications, leading to a quick reversal.

If you are wondering if heart disease is curable or reversible, my response to you is that heart disease is a process. Like any process, once the driving factors are removed, the process will stop. Truth is, there are many documented cases of people who have completely recovered from heart disease, some in as few as 10 days — without any known risks.

Before any process can be reversed, it must first stop moving in its destructive direction. Only then can it turn around, eventually allowing the body’s healing process to restore, rebuild and revitalize a sustainable balance and harmony.

The good news is that there is a proven safe and effective natural remedy therapy, with more than 10 years’ experience behind it, which can help turn your heart disease around on a dime.

Today, I will introduce you to two-time Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. He is one of many elite physicians and scientists throughout history who thought and lived “out-side the box.” Dr. Pauling is the only person ever to be the solo recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, and even twice at that. Read on to learn why.

In his famous Unified Theory Lecture, Linus Pauling said, “I think I know what the answer is. We can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of this therapy — even cure it.”

Dr. Pauling knew how to stop the number one killer of Americans way back in 1992.

You may be wondering why Westernized medicine seems ridiculously ignorant of this. The answer is because “treating heart disease” generates Big Pharma a fat $300,000,000,000 (BILLION) every year.

$300,000,000 (BILLION) in sales every year is an obscene amount of heart medications! Yet, despite tons of prescribed d

rugs, heart disease continues to destroy quality of life and kill more people than any other disease. Bottom-line is, we at Barton Publishing believe you deserve to know the truth about your health so you can make a powerful and lasting change in your life-time.

Dr. Linus Pauling discovered what he called the Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Pauling scientifically confirmed natural, low-cost “binding inhibitors” can prevent and dissolve arterial plaque build-up. To the left are 7 of Dr. Linus Pauling’s cutting edge discoveries.

The process referred to as heart disease basically starves the blood supply of vital organs like the heart, which triggers a ”Charlie Horse” reaction leading to heart attack and stroke. A more accurate name for this process is Occlusive Cardiovascular Disease (OCD) and is the inevitable result of chronic vitamin C depletion (chronic Scurvy). This eventually results in an inflammation, ulceration and hardening of the walls of the blood vessels.

The lysyl residues, or Lp, are what attracts the cholesterol (a) to the arterial walls, which promote atherosclerotic plaques. The secret to cardio health is to introduce the essential amino acid lysine (1 gram a day) to counteract the lysyl residues (Lp) from forming and even eliminate plaque deposits. About 1 gram of lysine and 4-5 grams of vitamin C each day was professed to be a “cure” for Occlusive Cardiovascular Disease by Dr. Linus Pauling back in 1994. To this day it is still undisputed.

If you suffer from:

  • Angina pain
  • Poor skin tone
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Poor circulation
  • Atherosclerotic blockages
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Abnormal cholesterol profiles
  • Low metabolic energy
  • General ill health

Then this natural remedy therapy can help your body’s innate healing processes actually grow new blood vessels to better feed your heart.

By balancing a “targeted diet” with specific “food-support” supplements and mild exercise, you can remove your name right off your doctor’s heart patient list in as little as 10 days to several months. It is not the time it takes that matters but rather the good news that you do NOT have to be a victim of misguided medical therapies or procedures. Modern medicine often seems impotent because it forgets your body is capable of healing when the “right nutrients” are provided in the “correct amounts.”

Dr. Pauling pointed out in his book, “How To Live Longer And Feel Better,” that doctors are taught that prescribing the right dosage of a drug is paramount, yet he questions why they have difficulty comprehending the same idea works for vitamins and other nutrients as well.

There are many reputable studies that confirm Dr. Pauling’s heart disease “cure” and frankly, that’s why it still stands unchallenged to this day. For instance, Harvard did a 15-year study involving more than 80,000 people that proved a single vitamin C pill reduced heart disease by nearly 30%.

There is a new science that uses photos of the eye to reveal the health condition of your heart. These retinal photographs (CardioRetinometry for testing cardiovascular disease) also prove that Pauling’s discovery reverses the damage caused by chronic vitamin C deficiency. In truth, your eye becomes your own crystal ball that doctors can peer into the future through. The truth is true; YOU can improve the future of your heart health using common sense and cutting edge natural remedies.

A study done with vitamin C and rats at the University of Calabar confirmed that using vitamin C can lower cholesterol levels, and recommended a possible benefit for both hypertension and atherosclerosis. (Niger J Physiol Sci. 2006 Jun-Dec;21(1-2):15-9) Another study done at the Nagoya City Johoku Hospital, in Nagoya, Japan concluded vitamin C is useful for controlling blood pressure in elderly patients with refractory hypertension. (Arzneimittelforschung. 2006;56(7):535-40)

The list of scientific evidence goes on and on . . .

I also found a large European study (of 20,649 men) suggesting vitamin C may reduce the risk of stroke by 42%. These findings are important for several reasons, two of which being that blood levels of vitamin C make an excellent biomarker for doctors to determine stroke risk factors and also and that increasing vitamin C-rich foods may significantly reduce stroke risks. (P.K. Myint, R.N. Luben, A.A. Welch, S.A. Bingham, N.J. Wareham, and KT. Khaw; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition January 2008, Volume 87, Pages 64-69)

According to Dr. Pauling’s findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chronically low levels of vitamin C eventually result in atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke. The optimum daily dose is 4,500 mg of real vitamin C.

The human body cannot make its own vitamin C, and eating enough foods containing vitamin C would be nearly impossible, unless you’re a gorilla and can eat 50 pounds of fruits and vegetables per day. That’s why I suggest using a “food-support supplement” which is made from RAW whole food sources.

In closing, I feel very excited about the direction the new science of “cellular health” is taking us. Every medical category of disease and medical literature verifies the truth about food as a superior medicine for your cells. It is now common scientific knowledge among leading researchers that your cells use “food based nutrients” to prevent infections and support anabolic (healing) processes.

We are on the edge of the biggest, most miraculous medical discoveries mankind has ever witnessed. Revealing the once hidden connections between mind, body and environment is the new frontier, which offers us the capacity to transform our lives and the world as we know it.

You were born to heal!!!

Did you know the blood plasma within your bones generates miraculous cells called stem cells? These cells can become any cell your body needs to repair and grow. We now know that vitamin C transforms stem cells into new heart muscle cells.

Dr. Linus Pauling is known as the Father of Orthomolecular Medicine. Ortho means “right,” so eating the “right” foods will provide you with the “right” living molecules for the healthiest stem cells. Healthy stem cells mean healthy tissue, healthy organs and a healthier you!

 

 

 

 

Martin Jacobse, a hearing and speech specialist of 30 years, was first inspired by the natural home remedies used by his Cherokee Grandmother. He has since expanded his interests into naturopathic, alternative and energy medicine. Excited to share his findings and close the gap between the medical profession and natural home remedies, Jacobse found a passion as an independent medical researcher and ghost writer, dedicating his life to getting the word out as a consumer health advocate for Barton Publishing.

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