Archive for August, 2007

Obesity Risk Starts In The Womb

Posted on August 29th, 2007 in children, obesity | No Comments »

Research now report that the risk of obesity starts in the mother's womb before birth.

Are You Showering With Chlorine?

Posted on August 23rd, 2007 in bowel cancer, breast, carcinogens, cardiac anomalies, chemical compounds, chemicals, chlorine, filter, immune system function, immune system problems, impurities, malignant melanoma, shower, tap water, toxins, trihalomethanes, water, water filter | 1 Comment »

Did you know that showering 'naked' without a filter is allowing chlorine (along with other toxins and impurities found in tap water), a dangerous chemical, to be absorbed into your bloodstream and wreak havoc in your system?

Here is a description of what chlorine can do from Dr. Z Rona MD MSc, a best selling Canadian Author and holistic doctor:

"Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds called trihalomethanes which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with compounds in water. These chemicals, also known as organochlorides, do not degrade very well and are generally stored in the fatty tissues of the body (breast, other fatty areas, mother's milk, blood and semen). Organochlorides can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppress immune system function and interfere with the natural controls of cell growth.

Chlorine has been documented to aggravate asthma, especially in those children who make use of chlorinated swimming pools. Several studies also link chlorine and chlorinated by-products to a greater incidence of bladder, breast and bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma. One study even links the use of chlorinated tap water to congenital cardiac anomalies.

Anything you can do to filter tap and shower water that eliminates or even minimizes chlorine would certainly be helpful and possibly curative for some immune system problems. The use of at source water filtration devices is increasingly popular and affordable. Discuss their use with your health care practitioner".

Watch this video from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, to see the dangers of these chemicals and impurities and how you can minimize the effects.

Learn more about how to filter your water and your water filter, shower filter and whole house filter options at Aquasana.com.

To your best health!

Mark

How Much Does That Hamburger Really Cost?

Posted on August 23rd, 2007 in diet, eco living, environment, food | No Comments »

Just ran across an interesting statistic about the true cost of eating meat, specifically hamburgers.

"Producing a quarter pound of hamburger requires 100 gallons of water, 1.2 lbs. of feed grain and energy equal to a cup of gasoline, causes the loss of 1.25 lbs. of topsoil and causes greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to a 6-mile drive in a typical U.S. car. The average person in the United States consumes 260 lbs. of meat per year, most of it hamburgers." (Source: United Nations Population Fund)
So what does it --really-- cost each time you buy a  burger for $1.99 ? And who's paying the rest of the tab?

Put aside the health implications of eating meat, from causing dozens of cancers to an untold number of different diseases, is it worth the price?

Personally, I've never felt worse after eating a hamburger... sluggish, tired, belching, bloated, constipated, depressed. Where is the pleasure in that? I've never seen anyone jump up, full of life, excited, raring to go after eating a hamburger. Have you?

Fresh fruits and vegetables that are full of life can give you that feeling and keep you in great health with plenty of energy. The more you eat, the better you feel.

To your best health!

Mark
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Dangers Secretly Hidden In The Food We Eat

Posted on August 17th, 2007 in addictions, food, food and drink, monosodium glutamate, msg, processed foods, toxins | No Comments »

You may not know this but most of the processed and packaged foods as well as those foods you select when eating out are most often filled with a dangerous substance that's not only hazardous to your health, but is secretly counterproductive if you're trying to lose or maintain your weight. It's often hidden or disguised and rarely, if ever called by it's real name: MSG.

Watch this video to learn more about this hidden, silent killer found in most processed foods we eat every day.

To Your Best Health!

Mark

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