Category Archives: Disease

Reverse Brain Cell Death by Growing New Mitochondria

By Michelle Flagg

Reverse Brain Cell Death by Growing New Mitochondria

Go to Google and enter “mitochondria” and “neurodegeneration.” You’ll find hundreds of published studies linking the two.

The decay of mitochondria in brain cells is a primary cause of all neurodegenerative disorders, from Parkinson’s to dementia.1,2

This deadly process begins when free radicals inflict damage to nerve cells. But increased antioxidant intake by itself is not enough to halt this degenerative cascade. As one team of scientists stated in a study published in July 2011:

“Once the mitochondria are destabilized, cells are destined to commit suicide. Therefore, antioxidative agents alone are not sufficient to protect neuronal loss in many neurodegenerative diseases.”1

The encouraging news is that a novel strategy exists to replenish aging cells by triggering them to grow new mitochondria. The result is that many disorders related to brain aging may be halted and reversed.

In this article, you will discover how a compound called pyrrolo-quinoline quinone or PQQ triggers aging cells to grow new mitochondria.3 This process, called mitochondrial biogenesis, can prevent age-related cell death that accelerates brain degeneration.

You will also find evidence of PQQ’s power to stimulate nerve growth factor, combat stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, and speed regeneration of damaged nerve cells.4-9

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via Reverse Brain Cell Death by Growing New Mitochondria.

Silent Clots – Life’s Biggest Killer – YouTube

Silent Clots – Life’s Biggest Killer – YouTube.

William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? | Video on TED.com

Anti-angeogenisis shrinks tumors by cutting off the blood source to the tumor.  Food is medicine, unfortunately not according to the FDA…claiming that food  cures disease(even if proven by science) is illegal in the USA.  Strawberry is more effective at angeogenisis than nearly any modern pharmaceutical.  Another benefit of eating anti-angeogenic foods is fat loss!  JT

William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? | Video on TED.com.

Do You Have Low Thyroid? [Dr. Stengler’s Latest Health News & Updates]

Greetings!

Dr. Stengler Low Thyroid Picture

Excess Fatigue

I see a great many patients each year with thyroid problems – so many that I and many other physicians believe that thyroid disorders are epidemic in our country.

Reasons for the upsurge: Environmental toxins, side effects from pharmaceutical medications and stress.

The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ in the front of the neck, produces several hormones that regulate the metabolism of every cell in the body. Low thyroid activity, known as hypothyroidism, is the most prevalent disorder of the thyroid.

About 10 million Americans are diagnosed with it – but I estimate that 30 million have the condition, including those who don’t know it.

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via Do You Have Low Thyroid? [Dr. Stengler’s Latest Health News & Updates].

Everyday Foods Cause Cancer

Some of the foods you eat every day — even the water you drink — promote the beginning and growth of cancer. We’ll examine beef, sugar, and water to see how they can increase your risk of developing cancer. (For detailed information on fighting cancer, read my special report “Prevent Cancer Before It’s Too Late.”)

There are several problems associated with beef. First, cattle have a very high incidence of two virally generated cancers — lymphosarcoma and leukemia. It has been shown that the virus that causes them can be passed to humans and may cause similar cancers. Those who work in slaughterhouses are at higher risk for these cancers, while children who drink cow’s milk are more prone to leukemia. Eating poorly cooked beef (rare or medium rare) can put someone at risk of consuming live cancer viruses.

Second, hot dogs, bologna, and other processed meats contain cancer-causing nitrites. A number of studies have shown an association between pregnant women who eat nitrites in meats and an increased risk of their children developing brain tumors.

Third, it is also important to avoid overcooked or seared meats, as they develop powerful cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines, which are strongly associated with colon and stomach cancer.

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via Everyday Foods Cause Cancer.

Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated – opinion – 28 September 2011

While I agree that sugar should be reduced or virtually eliminated in the diet for optimal health, as Robert Lustig does,  I do not agree with draconian/authoritarian approaches to reduce sugar consumption.  To establish a sugar regulatory scheme, would further erode individual rights and hamper the food freedom movement by setting the dangerous precedent that the government knows best what substances you can or can not consume.  I fear this type of expanded regulatory p0wer would be used to deny access to scientifically proven natural cures that are opposed by the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.  The establishment of a “sugar police”,  further entrenches the Federal Government’s interference in your life and needlessly expands the rapidly growing police state in America.   A better approach  for a free society is to inform consumers of the dangers of sugar, and persuade them to voluntarily make healthy dietary choices.

J.T.

It might taste good, but sugar is addictive and fuelling the obesity epidemic, says Robert Lustig

Your lecture on sugar has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on YouTube. Why do you think it’s had so much attention?

The obesity epidemic just gets worse and people are looking for answers. Diet and exercise don’t work and the idea that obesity is about personal responsibility has come into question. Many people have said sugar is bad, but they didn’t supply the biochemistry. I supplied that.

Do you think fructose – which along with glucose makes table sugar – drives obesity?

I don’t think fructose is the cause of obesity, but I do think it is the thing that takes you from obesity to metabolic syndrome, and that’s where the healthcare dollars go – diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

So the idea that “a calorie is a calorie” is wrong?

As far as I’m concerned that’s how we got into this mess. If a calorie is a calorie, the solution is eat less and exercise more. Except it doesn’t work. And the reason is that fructose is toxic beyond its caloric equivalent, so if you consume it instead of glucose you get more of a negative effect even if the calories are the same. It’s important that people recognise that the quality of our diet also dictates the quantity. In addition, “eat less” is a really crappy message that doesn’t work. “Eat less sugar” is a message that people can get their heads around.

Why do we consume so much sugar?

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via Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated – opinion – 28 September 2011 – New Scientist.

Fruit and vegetable consumption effectively lowers colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association provides details on how specific fruit and vegetable consumption lowers the incidence of many types of colon cancer, the third most prevalent form of the disease. Foods such as apples, broccoli and cauliflower each lower the risk of cancer initiation in different parts of the colon while high sugar, fiber-void fruit juices are shown to increase risk of the illness. Nutrition scientists from Australia provide important documentation to confirm the importance of eating a colorful selection of fruits and vegetables to lower colon cancer risk.

Nutrition researchers have designed studies to examine the effect of healthy diet on colon cancer risk in the past, but the protective effect has been debatable as they do not provide specific results for different foods on the key regions or subsites of the colon. Professor Lin Fritschi, PhD, head of the Epidemiology Group at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, and her research team set out to investigate the link between fruit and vegetables and three cancers in different parts of the bowel: proximal colon cancer, distal colon cancer and rectal cancer.

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via Fruit and vegetable consumption effectively lowers colon cancer risk.