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Excellent Documentary

Please view this documentary.  It is an excellent example of finding out where your food supply comes from and demanding it be better.

Deconstructing Food

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CoQ What?

What is it, why the weird name and why do we need it?

First CoQ10 really means Coenzyme Q 10 and has other names like ubiquinone and ubidecarenone, these names refer to the substance’s ubiquitous appearance throughout the body. Coenzymes are a subgroup of what are generally known as cofactors. Cofactors are chemical compounds that bind to a protein and are integral to the proteins function.  Coenzymes are a type delineated by its loose fitting bond with their protein.  And what that jargon means is that proteins in our bodies have cofactors and actions that they carry out and by extension coenzymes activate those proteins so that their role is fulfilled.

CoQ10 plays a significant role in something called the electron transport chain or ETC.  This pathway is an important one in the production of cellular energy.  CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant which is something we all could use a bit more of. The tissues with some of the highest metabolic rates and thus the highest requirements for energy like the heart and liver also have the highest concentration of CoQ10. As we age our natural production of CoQ10 declines and not surprisingly our metabolism and general energy level decline as well. That may be enough to warrant a small supplemental dose in order to help deal with our daily stresses.  However, the people with marked deficiency of this critical nutrient are those on statin drugs for lowering cholesterol.  Statin drugs stop a particular enzymatic pathway (HMG CoA Reductase) from producing cholesterol, unfortunately that same pathway is used to produce our endogenous CoQ10. Also the CoQ10 precursor “mevalonate” is inhibited by some beta blockers, so blood pressure and cholesterol meds have shown to drastically reduce the endogenous quantity of this vital metabolic nutrient with the intention of improving heart health.  But as we referenced earlier the heart requires more CoQ10 than almost any other tissue. This is obviously not the smartest way to improve heart health and protect sensitive tissue from damage. Simply lowering cholesterol has not been effective in protecting the heart and the vast majority of high blood pressure is idiopathic… meaning no identifiable cause (which really most often means lifestyle).

So is the answer these two drugs or developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle based Continue reading ‘CoQ What?’

Another Reason to not Vaccinate for H1N1

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/06/Why-You-Should-NOT-Vaccinate-Your-Children-Against-the-Flu-This-Season.aspx

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Do You Use A Microwave?

Do you know how a microwave works? It may surprise you that there have been changes proven to be detrimental to health that occur in food that has been microwaved and further degenerative changes in your body from eating that microwaved food.  Yes, what you’ve suspected all along is true.

Microwaves operate at or about 2.45 GHz of radiation .  This radiation, when contacting a polar molecule (food), causes a momentary shift in that substances polarity. That motion causes friction and friction emits heat. Food is cooked by violently shaking the water and other molecules fast enough to heat the food. Problems begin when that friction is happening up to 100 billion times per second and causing major structural damage to the surrounding molecules, tearing them apart and forever changing them. This has a technical term “structural isomerism.” These changed molecules no longer act as they are expected to and our bodies handle them differently.  Many are in fact, changed quite readily to well known carcinogens.

Many warnings have been issued and largely ignored specifically about baby bottles, milk, and formula. The main warning that seems to get press is the danger of burning a baby with liquid that is “surprisingly” hot coming out of the microwave and, of course this is a concern, but it really is the least of our worries.  There is an interesting study by Dr. Lita Lee of Hawaii who reported in the December 9, 1989 Lancet:

“Microwaving baby formulas converted certain trans-amino acids into their synthetic cis-isomers. Synthetic isomers, whether cis-amino acids or trans-fatty acids, are not biologically active. Further, one of the amino acids, L-proline, was converted to its d-isomer, which is known to be neurotoxic (poisonous to the nervous system) and nephrotoxic (poisonous to the kidneys). It’s bad enough that many babies are not nursed, but now they are given fake milk (baby formula) made even more toxic via microwaving.”

Also interesting was the case of the nurse who warmed blood for a transfusion in a microwave and it subsequently killed the patient.  Clearly something changes in whatever is warmed in a microwave and few people are questioning what those changes are. A Swiss study involving vegetables and milk did in fact show substantial changes in some basic blood chemistry of patients receiving microwaved food. These changes included a decrease in hemoglobin, an increase in cholesterol, and maybe most important was a sharp decrease in lymphocytes (immune cells).

In the 1970’s Russian scientists did actual studies on the effects on humans of microwaving food, and the government then banned the use and sale of microwaves. A summary of their findings: Continue reading ‘Do You Use A Microwave?’


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