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__Problems with Soy
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:13 am 469
[Speaking of soy {Anteater said he got rid of his gout by quitting soymilk}, here's part of an article about problems with soy.] -- http://campaignfortruth.com/Eclub/180602/theshadowofsoy.htm -- [It starts by mentioning that Asians only use a small amount of soy and it's mainly only fermented soy that they use, in the form of miso, soy sauce or tempeh. Fermentation is said to remove the toxic & estrogen-like compounds in soy. - LK] . Requiem for a Thyroid -- One of the biggest concerns about high intake of soy isoflavones is their clearly defined toxic effect on the thyroid gland. You don't have work too hard to convince Dr. Larrian Gillespie of that. Dr. Gillespie, author of The Menopause Diet, in the name of scientific empiricism, decided to run her own soy experiment - on herself. She notes that she fits the demographic soy isoflavones are most marketed to: borderline hypothyroid, menopausal females. "I did it in two different ways. I tried the (isoflavone) supplements (at 40mg), where I went into flagrant hypothryoidism within 72 hours, and I did the 'eat lots of tofu category,' and it did the same thing, but it took me five days with that. I knew what I was doing but it still took me another 7-10 days to come out of it." . In the current issue of the Whole Earth Review, herbalist Susan Weed tells the story of Michael Moore - no, not that Michael Moore, but the founder of the Southwest School of Herbal Medicine. In an e-mail to Weed, Moore declares that "soy did me in." Weed describes how Moore, in his own experiment, ate a large amount of manufactured soy products - protein powders, "power" bars, and soy drinks, over a period of three weeks. Weed writes that Moore ended up in a cardiac care unit because the action on his thyroid had been so pronounced. Harvard-trained medical doctor Richard Shames, MD, a thyroid specialist who has had a long time practice in Marin, says that "genistein is the most difficult for the metabolic processes of people with low thyroid, so when you have that present in high enough concentrations, the result is an antagonism to the function of thyroid hormone." Far from being an isolated problem, Shames says that recent data tags twenty million Americans being treated for thyroid problems, another thirteen million who ought to be treated if they would get a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test, and another thirteen million who would show up normal on a TSH test but would test positive on another, more specific test. All in all, Shames believes that low thyroid conditions - many due to exposure to oestrogen-mimicking chemicals like PCBs and DDT in environment - are the mother of most modern health epidemics. That's a lot of thyroid problems. Some estimate the number to be as high as one in ten. Shames says that 8 of 10 thyroid sufferers are women - often older women - like Dr. Gillespie. The same demographic the soy industry has set its targets on. "If you're a normal person, and one in ten are not normal, the effect [of 50mg of soy isoflavones] may be fairly insignificant, but even a normal person can have problems at levels greater than that," says Shames. Dr. Gillespie says the daily amount to cause thyroid problems may be as low as 30mg, or less than a serving of soymilk. A number of soy proponents say the thyroid concerns are exaggerated and that if dietary iodine is sufficient, problems won't likely happen. Not so, says Shames: "Iodine is a double-edged sword for people with thyroid problems, and for those people, more is going to increase their chance for an autoimmune reaction... throwing iodine at it is not going to be the protective solution." Shames recommends limiting soy foods to a few times a week, preferably fermented or well cooked. --- In sool@yahoogroups.com, "beargrease2@..." <beargrease2@...> wrote: > > Believing more and more in "you are what you eat". I had a gout attack so bad that I literally was crawling on the floor. Could not stand upright with the pain. The doctor wanted to schedule a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. From the Internet I found that a bean protein (or something) could trigger gout. I stopped drinking my favorite chocolate soy milk and was cured completely in 10 days.... Anteater -- Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:12 pm 471 -- I thought I should add more links on soy dangers. LK http://www.mercola.com/article/soy/index.htm -- http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/articles/veganism.htm -- http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/
__Ear Infection
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:35 pm 464
[A friend told me this. - LK] - I was a guinea pig for UCLA's learning hospital. They actually intentionally made my ear infection worse so they could provide "free" surgery on my ear. It is the cause of my severe hearing loss. When my son ended up having the same ear problems I did, I was able to completely cure him with five dollars worth of food. The doctor examining him was completely amazed at the three day cure. When I told him how I did it, he said he would lose his license to practice if he prescribed that to anybody. It was simply aduki bean juice [also spelled adzuki or azuki], brown rice, and mushroom barley soup for three days, nothing else. - I'm no fan of the medical, legal, or teaching establishment. Individual professionals need to earn my respect before I will give it to them. - [I also read that a couple drops of onion juice in the ear will heal ear infection. Later I was able to help my young niece's ear ache with a couple of drops of warm water with garlic powder mixed in it. Apparently, it quit hurting quickly and didn't return. -- LK]
__High Blood Pressure
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:34 pm 463
[This is from a friend. - LK] - What a miracle worker those dandelions are. Whereas [the hypertension drug] HCTZ depletes the body of potassium while creating a diuretic effect, dandelions supply the body's nutritional need of potassium while acting as a diuretic. Dandelions are also high in vitamin C and other beneficial nutrients. If I had been aware of the healing effects of dandelion when I first saw my blood pressure rise, I may have been able to prevent the situation from getting out of control. I have been making a strong recovery by taking a structured and knowledgeable approach to this problem. I will continue to spend a lot of time learning about hypertension, its causes, and the cures. - [I read another person's testimonial a few months ago. It said the person had a blood pressure guage and checked blood pressure before and after having different foods and drinks. He or she found that a tuna sandwich dropped his or her blood pressure quickly in a few minutes. I've done net searches for various ailments. I put the ailment in quotes and "natural cure" in quotes too and I've found good remedies for several ailments that way. - LK]
__Protection from Electric Fields Radiation
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:55 am
Report Links Power Lines to Cancer -- http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/09/18/report-links-power-lines-to-cancer.aspx -- People who lived within 328 yards of a power line ... at any point during their first 15 years were three times more likely to develop cancer [later in life] Internal Medicine Journal September 2007; 37(9):614-9 http://www.Physorg.com August 24, 2007 . -- Dr - Mercola EMF's can disrupt foundational physiological processes and increase risk for virtually every chronic degenerative disease, including cancer. -- Studies have also linked EMF emissions from your cell phone to such wide-ranging problems as: -- Reduced sperm count in men -- Reduced memory and recognition in children -- Brain tumors -- Alzheimer's and Parkinson's . -- Frequencies causing DNA damage were ranked, from high to low damage, as follows: 50 Hz, 16 2/3 Hz, 3 Hz, 300 Hz, 550 Hz and 30 Hz. -- To date, there are few alternatives to ensure complete safety, but there are some common sense recommendations: -- Use the speakerphone instead of putting the phone to your ear -- Limit calls inside buildings; Use the phone in open spaces instead -- Limit use by children and pre-adolescents -- Limit the amount of time you spend on the phone -- Attach a ferrite bead to your headphones to decrease RF interference [ http://www.rfsafe.com/category-2.html - Use an airtube headset: http://www.rfsafe.com/category-1.html ] .
- Community Comments: ( 22 ) -- smclark7 said: September 18, 2007 If you want the facts, check out http://www.emfhealthsolutions.com . -- smenzel5 said: September 18, 2007 -- There is a wonderful solution, and WE CAN be protected from this harmful radiation - A company called BioPro Technologies. BioPro DOES HAVE the research to prove that EMF's are dangerous to humans and extensive research to prove they have the technology (quantum physics) to help protect our bodies from the damage that can occur with exposure!! Dr. Mercola and readers would you please take the time and review our website http://www.MyBioPro.com/menzel - Also, you can go to http://www.EMFhealthsolutions.com to view an awesome DVD. You can also go to http://www.antennasearch.com and type in your address to see how many cell phone towers and antennas are in an eight mile radius from your home or work place. Or you can email us to find out more information. We can send you the research and many articles if you are interested. smenzel5@hotmail.com Steven and Michele Menzel . -- Rogway said: http://www.rogway.sleepingearthed.com/html/science.html . -- [Get a tester here: http://www.maui.net/~emf/TriField.html - LK]
__Brain Mysteries
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:29 am
10 Unsolved Mysteries of the Brain -- The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. It contains as many neurons as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and we know as much (or as little) about how they function as we know about all those stars. -- This fascinating article from Discover Magazine takes a look at 10 of the so far unsolved mysteries of your brain, including: * How is information coded in neural activity? * How are memories stored and retrieved? * What are emotions and feelings? . -- Discover Magazine July 31, 2007 .
- Related Articles [at mercola.com]: -- The Boy With The Incredible Brain -- The Key to Genius -- The 13 Mysteries of Science That Make No Sense to Conventional Thinkers .
- Community Comments: ( 10 ) . -- oscar said: there is a technology known as Virtual Scanning which ... is able to diagnose a person's psychoemotional profile and ... health profile... the body is fundamentally a data processing entity - Graham . -- Infidel said: Neurons are way to slow to be the communicators. It is the Biophotons that communicate at near light speed. Photons help guide and control electrons -- Get lots of SUN!!
__Household Products Harm Male Hormones
Thu Aug 9, 2007 1:44 pm
Alarm Over Gender-Bender Chemical in Household Cleaning Products -- Dr. Mercola - July 26 2007 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/07/26/alarm-over-gender-bender-chemical-in-household-cleaning-products.aspx -- Public health advocates, environmentalists and laundry workers have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban “gender-bender” chemical additives found in some household detergents and other cleaning agents. -- They're also calling for studies on the human risks related to nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), which are known to be potent endocrine disrupters. These chemicals are already thought to be the cause of male fish transforming into females in waterways around the world. -- Some believe these transformed fish may be the proverbial canaries in the coal mine, pointing toward a much larger human problem. About 250,000 fewer boys have been born in the last 30 years in the United States and Japan, and scientists are linking the phenomenon to a body accumulation of these types of gender-bending toxins. -- As endocrine disrupters, NPEs affect gene expression by turning on or off certain genes, and interfere with the way your glandular system works. They mimic the female hormone estrogen, which is the reason behind some marine species switching from male to female. -- Approximately 400 million pounds of NPEs are manufactured in the United States each year. -- Organic Consumers Association June 6, 2007 -- http://DarkTruth.com -- Many of the most common household products contain potentially toxic chemicals. Although most people don’t reflect on this, you can easily absorb most of these chemicals through your skin, and you can also breathe them into your lungs. Over time, these toxins can build up in your system and cause any number of unknown effects. -- Aside from detergents and cleaning agents, endocrine-disrupting chemicals can also be found in plastics, pesticides, fertilizers and even soy. -- Fortunately, you can take control of your household environment, and simply avoid using toxic chemicals in your home. Instead, please seek out natural laundry detergents and cleaning products. Your local health food store is a good place to start. -- But, if you’re thrifty to boot, you can also use items you already have around your house, such as: vinegar, baking soda, salt, and lemon juice, which in most cases get the job done just as well -- sometimes even better. -- Baking soda is a real powerhouse when it comes to cleaning. Here are just a few examples of how plain and simple baking soda can replace dangerous commercial cleaning products in your home: - Use as a safe non-scratch scrub for metals and porcelain. - To clean your oven, simply sprinkle a cup or more of baking soda over the bottom of the oven, then cover the baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste. Let the mixture set overnight. The next morning the grease will be easy to wipe up because the grime will have loosened. When you have cleaned up the worst of the mess, dab a bit of liquid detergent or soap on a sponge, and wash the remaining residue from the oven. - To unclog a drain, pour 1/2 - 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 - 1 cup of vinegar in after it. Cover the drain and let it sit for 15 minutes. If it bubbles like a volcano, it means it's working as planned. Flush with a gallon of boiling water. - Deodorize dry carpets by sprinkling liberally with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes, then vacuum. - To clean your silver, boil 2-3 inches of water in a shallow pan with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally submerge silver and boil for 2-3 minutes more. Remove silver from the pan and wipe away the tarnish with a clean cotton cloth. -- More common sense tips you can use today to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals include: - Storing your food and water in glass (not plastic) containers whenever practical and possible. - Eating as many organic foods as you can. - Avoiding processed foods.
- Related Articles: - How Toxic is Your Average Laundry Detergent? - Items Hiding in Your Kitchen Cabinets to Use as Alternatives to Toxic Cleaners - How to Avoid the Top 10 Most Common Toxins .
- Community Comments: -- PepperR23 said: June 12, 2007 -- The more that we can use products that are pure (without any chemical additives) the safer we will be. I use vinegar, borax, "Next to Godliness" laundry & dish detergent, pure extra virgin olive oil for cleaning wood and polishing furniture. Sharing what we have found works best is a wonderful way we can help one another. -- Amanda Rose said: Use that olive oil on your face as well (even with oily skin): http://www.rebuild-from-depression.com/blog/2007/06/natural_facial_cleanser_olive.html :) Amanda . -- ozy_ness said: I have not used any chemical household products for years now. I was using Enjo cloths but now use a probiotic household cleaning concentrate that is fantastic, it is quite incredible really ... it has good bacteria that keep working on the bad bacteria long after you have sprayed - smells really nice too!!! I also use and swear by MiEssence personal care products ... ozyness@gmail.com . -- Linda Stoner said: Thanks to everyone for their excellent suggestions! I own a cleaning business, and am always striving to use methods which cause no harm to the environment. I've been using steamers, such as the Shark, for some time now, which not only clean, but sanitize beautifully! I have greatly reduced the amount of cleaning products used, and also get terrific results. While the steamer cannot be used for everything, it can be used effectively for a great deal of your household cleaning. -- IntegrityWinsLLC said: I buy the laundry, dish, hand soap, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, and bar soaps. All are ALS/SLS free. You can buy them at http://ultraincomebuilder.com/integrity.uibmc1
__Natural Cures for High Blood Pressure
Wed Aug 1, 2007 11:51 am 450
Here's info I found for Dad. He was taking medication for high blood pressure, but it was making him itch a lot. So I looked up the side-effects of his medications, listed here at the end. Both medications said not to take them if you are allergic. Of course, itching is a sign of allergic reaction. - Here are natural blood pressure lowering foods etc, followed by 3 testimonials. _Cayenne with garlic _Celery [4 sticks/day with banana or other Potassium food] [also good for headaches] _Potassium [in potato, avocado, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, apricots, sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, banana, acorn squash, almonds, salmon, herring, peanuts, and milk] _Garlic [600 milligrams of garlic powder a day for 12 weeks] _Olive oil [3 tablespoons per day] _Black walnuts _Cocoa powder _Onions _Chrysanthemum flowers [6 tbsps/day put in boiling water and steep for 15 minutes - can normalize blood pressure in less than a week] _Calcium-containing foods [dairy products, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, collard and turnip greens, and kale, as well as canned salmon and sardines with bones, dried figs, chickpeas, white beans and pinto beans] _Magnesium [in green, leafy vegetables] _Essential fatty acids [in many vegetables] _Ultraviolet light [in sunlight] _Vitamin C [in oranges, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, grapefruit, Brussels sprouts, kiwis, cantaloupe, pimentos, and broccoli] _Vitamin E [in cayenne, fennel, hawthorn berries, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, black pepper, dill, garlic, hawthorn berries, corn silk, oregano, basil, suma and mustard] _Reishi mushrooms [4 grams daily] _Astragalus _Cat's claw herb _Cinnamon _Dandelion root [mid-March to mid-May] _Ginkgo biloba _Hawthorne - Avoid Artificial sweeteners & Alcohol
FOR FREQUENT URINATION _Eat Raspberries, Blackberries, walnuts, onions, garlic, salmon, fenugreeek seeds. (Fenugreek seeds are easy to sprout and delicious). _Make a soup with black beans, onions, dried ginger, seaweed, and fenugreek seeds. _Add some sea salt to drinking water _Raise organic Sodium levels [in Beet Greens, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Kelp, Celery, Beets and natural salt] _Raise calcium levels [via calcium foods listed above]. 3 TESTIMONIALS 1._I purchased a b.p. monitor so every time I consumed, I recorded b.p. _A list of forbidden foods soon started to appear, there was one item actually that significantly reduced my b.p. and that was cucumber in a tuna sandwich! _e.g. reducing from 153/90 to 123/71 within 15 minutes! _On 18JUL04 I began the "Water Cure" & "salt cure", drinking more water and using natural sea salt. 2._I started not using any processed foods which have salt in them. _I started then having plenty of vegetables & fruits. _The result was that my blood immediately dropped to 118/75 and lower. _Even when in its lowest reading I felt well and not tired. _The water retention in my tissues ended. _I do not have any more severe cranial headaches. _Wrist blood pressure monitors are accurate and more comfortable. 3._My sister has cured her high blood pressure in about 2 months. _Her blood pressure averaged 150/120 or more. _She did the blood type diet, used a juicer, a few herbal supplements and NO processed foods. _Her blood pressure has stabilised around 115/70! _She threw away the table salt and bought Lima French ATlantic Sea Salt and drinks plenty of water daily, along with daily juicing. _I also had elevated blood pressure about 2 years ago when I had a pain under my right rib cage, which I now know was my liver or gallbladder. _My blood pressure is now around 118/75 and I feel so much better. --------- - Here's what the official medical drug website says about the medications Dad was using. Do not use Lisinopril if you are allergic to it or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazopril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik). [Itching is from being allergic] . Beware using lisinopril, if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); liver disease; heart disease or congestive heart failure; diabetes; or a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis. What are the possible side effects of Lisinopril? _allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. _feeling light-headed, fainting; _urinating more or less than usual, or not at all; _fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; _tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats; _chest pain; or _swelling, rapid weight gain. Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as: cough; _dizziness, drowsiness, headache; _nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach; or _mild skin itching or rash. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. What other drugs will affect Lisinopril? _lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith); _a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con; _salt substitutes that contain potassium; _insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth; _aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene); or _a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zarxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), torsemide (Demadex). _There may be other drugs not listed that can affect lisinopril. ---------- Do not use Valsartan if you are allergic to it, or if you are unable to urinate. Before using Valsartan, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: kidney disease; or liver disease. Valsartan side effects _allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication at once if you have any of these serious side effects: _feeling light-headed, fainting; _swelling, rapid weight gain; _fast or pounding heartbeats; _urinating less than usual, or not at all; _jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or _dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions). Keep taking Valsartan and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: _headache, dizziness; _joint or muscle pain; _upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, gas; _sleep problems (insomnia); _runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough; or _dry mouth. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. What other drugs will affect Valsartan? _any other blood pressure medications; or _a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), or triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide).