Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Banning Trans Fats? Who is Behind This?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

New York City just banned the use of trans fats in all food service establishments. Why? Why can’t I eat trans fats? Don’t get me wrong, I think trans fats are bad for you and I try not to have them. But I want to know why NYC disallowed me from eating trans fats when it still allows me to smoke (cigarettes are the only product ever marketed that when used as directed will kill you), eat aspartame (the most dangerous food on the market, drink fluoride (they actually put this rat poison in our drinking water) and wash (and brush my teeth) with sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate (ALS/SLS will remove your protective lipids form your skin, absorb into your body and combine with other chemicals to form carcinogens.) I can’t eat trans fats but they will trick me into eating genetically modified food without even telling me!

I know enough to eat well when I have the will power to do so. If you want to help my stay healthy how about keeping pollutants out of my breathing air and leave the menu selection to me!

$Billions Spent to Ignore Food – Pharmaceuticals Vs. Farmaceuticals

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

The pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer announced that it is dropped development on a drug intended to raise good cholesterol levels. They already have a drug, widely prescribed, that is designed to lower bad cholesterol levels. Pfizer spent over a $billion to develop this new drug so that they can make multiple $billions on people with unhealthy levels of cholesterol.

Let me play Dr. Jesse for a moment and let me address this issue using research and real life clinical studies that date back centuries…eat more. That’s right, I said eat more and you can lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol. The key is that you have to eat more of the right foods.

Garlic, raw and in pill form will lower your bad cholesterol as much if not more than Lipitor and it has no dangerous side effects (unless you consider bad breath dangerous!) Olive oil will raise your good cholesterol. There are many other natural foods that will bring your blood cholesterol levels to healthy levels but you can start by using garlic and olive oil. In the mean time cut back on the ice cream and cheese steaks.

For your information bad breath is not nearly as serious an issue as the possible adverse effects of a prescription drug like Lipitor:

Body as a Whole: Chest pain, face edema, fever, neck rigidity, malaise, photosensitivity reaction, generalized edema.

Digestive System: Nausea, gastroenteritis, liver function tests abnormal, colitis, vomiting, gastritis, dry mouth, rectal hemorrhage, esophagitis, eructation, glossitis, mouth ulceration, anorexia, increased appetite, stomatitis, biliary pain, cheilitis, duodenal ulcer, dysphagia, enteritis, melena, gum hemorrhage, stomach ulcer, tenesmus, ulcerative stomatitis, hepatitis, pancreatitis, cholestatic jaundice.

Respiratory System: Bronchitis, rhinitis, pneumonia, dyspnea, asthma, epistaxis.

Nervous System: Insomnia, dizziness, paresthesia, somnolence, amnesia, abnormal dreams, libido decreased, emotional lability, incoordination, peripheral neuropathy, torticollis, facial paralysis, hyperkinesia, depression, hypesthesia, hypertonia.

Musculoskeletal System: Arthritis, leg cramps, bursitis, tenosynovitis, myasthenia, tendinous contracture, myositis.

Skin and Appendages: Pruritus, contact dermatitis, alopecia, dry skin, sweating, acne, urticaria, eczema, seborrhea, skin ulcer.

Urogenital System: Urinary tract infection, hematuria, albuminuria, urinary frequency, cystitis, impotence, dysuria, kidney calculus, nocturia, epididymitis, fibrocystic breast, vaginal hemorrhage, breast enlargement, metrorrhagia, nephritis, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, urinary urgency, abnormal ejaculation, uterine hemorrhage.

Special Senses: Amblyopia, tinnitus, dry eyes, refraction disorder, eye hemorrhage, deafness, glaucoma, parosmia, taste loss, taste perversion.

Cardiovascular System: Palpitation, vasodilatation, syncope, migraine, postural hypotension, phlebitis, arrhythmia, angina pectoris, hypertension.

Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders: Peripheral edema, hyperglycemia, creatine phosphokinase increased, gout, weight gain, hypoglycemia.

Hemic and Lymphatic System: Ecchymosis, anemia, lymphadenopathy, thrombocytopenia, petechia.

The human body is not as poorly designed as the big drug companies want you to believe. We have survived on this planet for quite a while. The planed has sustained us fairly well through history. So the next time you feel compelled to run to the pharmacy try taking a detour to the farm first. Think about it!

EDITOR’S NOTE: I lowered my own blood pressure, cholesterol and trigliserides from dangerous levels to very safe levels…WITHOUT USING DRUGS! Diet and supplements did it for me!  I may drop dead later today but my blood tests will look just dandy!

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