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Foods with Fructose Linked to High Blood Pressure

via: NaturalSociety
by: Elizabeth Renter
July 20, 2012

As if you needed any other reason to reduce sugar intake, a study found that the over-consumption of foods with fructose is linked to high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, giant groups who want you to eat more HFCS (the worst kind of sugar) have spoken out against this and other similar studies.

Foods with Fructose and the Link to High Blood Pressure

The study, found in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, says that people who consume more foods with fructose have a greater chance of developing high blood pressure.

Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit and vegetables, as well as many processed foods containing high-fructose corn syrup. What’s unnatural about it all is the sheer volume of fructose we find in foods in the form of HFCS and just how much of this sweet syrup Americans are taking in.

In the 1950s and 1960s, sucrose was the main source of sugar for Americans. Sucrose is the sweet substance in table sugar made from sugarcane or beets. But with the development of cheap HFCS, that changed dramatically.

Research shows that Americans consume 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup each year, although according to Princeton University, the average American consumes 60 pounds of HFCS every single year.

This most recent study found that those participants who took in 74 grams of fructose (the equivalent of about 2.5 sweet drinks), were at a 28% greater risk of blood pressure levels 135/85 or higher and a 77% greater risk of extreme high blood pressure, with levels greater than 160/100.

Soon after the findings were published, the Corn Refiners Association spoke out saying that the researchers overestimated the amount of fructose in the drinks being studied. The researchers denied this.

The American Beverage Association also weighed in, saying the findings, “furthers the confusion and misunderstandings about high fructose corn syrup and sugar-sweetened beverages,” adding that no cause and effect relationship could be established through this particular research methodology.

The researchers agree, to a certain extent, and admit that further research is needed in order to say for certain that foods with fructose caused the high blood pressure and weren’t simply a contributor or linked.

With the addition of HFCS to the American food market, obesity has skyrocketed. And there is little doubt that the fructose in this cheap sugary syrup plays a large role in the growing waistline and declining health of society.

Additional Sources:

Princeton University

Reuters

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Major Physicians Group Implores Exemption From Smart Meters – Are You On the List?

via: ActivistPost
by: Heather Callaghan
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Are you on the doctors’ list of people who should be exempt from Smart Meters? 

In the last couple years, paying electricity residents have witnessed a startling use of force regarding installation of Smart Meters. This is after complaining to Public Utility Commissions about legitimate and serious health problems that were absent before the installations.

More alarming, is that doctors’ notices on behalf of their patients are completely dismissed. One doctor implored help from a commission that the situation wouldn’t be so urgent if patients had the ability to choose another company or have the ability to opt-out (of something they never asked for or actually protested in the first place).

But, tables are turning as awareness grows and doctors, researchers, and activists are joining forces to resist the Smart Meter invasion.

The prestigious American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a report emphasizing that patients with any of myriad health issues be accommodated to avoid not only having Smart Meters installed on their own properties, but to be accommodated also for their neighbors’ Smart Meters.

The report asks for doctors to recognize EMF/RF exposure in their patients, the cumulative effects, and especially the effects of Smart Grid technology.

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Does the bed you sleep in make you sick?

via: NaturalNews
Thursday, July 19, 2012
By: D Holt

[NaturalNews] We spend approximately one third of our lives in bed. With such a large proportion of our lives spent in one place, it makes sense that this area is important to our health. However, many people do not take the health implications of a badly maintained sleeping area seriously, and are oblivious to the diseases and conditions that can be caused.

Statistics show that after 10 years, a mattress will double in weight due to dust mites or bed bugs. These creatures will feed off skin cells and produce allergens in the mattress. This in turn leads to respiratory conditions being triggered such as asthma, but also symptoms more commonly associated with hay fever such as runny nose, irritation in the eyes and lungs and sneezing. A survey carried out in the UK found that one in eight people changed their bed sheets less often than once a month and 27 percent were sleeping on mattresses more than 10 years old.

Other effects of an old mattress come from the lack of support that an old mattress gives. Back ache is the most common symptom of a poorly supporting mattress, increases in lower back pain, shoulder and pains in the hip and neck are all caused by either pressure being applied to the area from springs poking into the area or from a lack of support to the joint. Many of these joint problems are misdiagnosed as injuries or arthritic conditions, when in fact a good supportive mattress would be the most beneficial treatment.

Sleeping conditions can be pivotal to all aspects of your life

The temperature and color of your room can also affect the quality of sleep. Many people who suffer from migraines have reported that changing the color of the room to a much lighter tone and having black out curtains for early mornings helps their condition. A hot, stuffy bedroom will encourage dehydration, bed bug infestations, and poor sleep patterns.

Lack of sleep from a poor bed can result in irritability, headaches, depression, aching muscles, poor memory, and confusion as well as an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. The effects on not only the physical but also the social and psychological health can result in strained relationships and poor performance at work.

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Nutritional supplements prove better than toxic drugs

via: NaturalNews
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
By: Jonathan Landsman

[NaturalNews] Do you know anyone that believes in poisoning the body to “get well”? The sad truth is that most ill-informed people think that un-natural medicine is the only way to solve health problems. By brainwashing doctors (in medical school); controlling politicians (with lobbying efforts) and “social conditioning” (through T.V. ads) – the pharmaceutical drug cartel has created a system of sick care that profits shareholders and promotes dis-ease. (“insider” proof below – keep reading)

Marcia Angell, M.D., the first female editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, once said this about the pharmaceutical industry:

“Once upon a time…Drug companies promoted drugs to treat disease. Now it is often just the opposite, they promote disease to fit their drugs.”

Don’t become a victim of conventional (narrow-minded) medicine. The medical literature is filled with highly-effective, natural ways to prevent – even treat – disease without harmful side effects. The next NaturalNews Talk Hour will reveal specific examples about how nutritional supplements are BETTER than toxic drugs!

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The reason why modern “healthcare” is broken

Dr. Angell, says it all about how controlling (and corrupt) the pharmaceutical industry has become. Remember, Dr. Angell worked as the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine for over 20 years! In other words – she knows how the system works…

“This industry uses its wealth and power to co-op every institution that might stand in its way, including the U.S. Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, Academic Medical Centers, and the medical profession itself.” – Marcia Angell

Eliminating disease is easier than you think

Clearly, natural medicine provides a better way to prevent, even reverse many of the illnesses we experience today, such as, migraines, high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity – the list goes on and on. Avoiding processed foods with harmful ingredients, detoxifying the body (naturally) of unwanted chemicals and supplementing your diet with food-based vitamins and minerals will dramatically reduce your dependency on drugs and the “modern” sick care system.

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Magnesium – Learn about the master mineral supplement you must have

NaturalNews
Monday, December 05, 2011
By: Paul Fassa

[NaturalNews] Many call it the master mineral, yet eighty percent or more of modern society is deficient. It is a basic element of over 300 cellular metabolic processes. It’s magnesium. As important as it is, it is vastly underrated and underused by health practitioners and physicians.

The combination of depleted topsoil and food processing have minimized or completely removed plant magnesium from our diets. If your digestion is good, and you’re eating all organic produce and whole grains, you may not be among the deficient. Nevertheless, supplementing is wise.

With all the focus on antioxidants and vitamins among alternative health fans, it’s easy to ignore this basic fact: Without minerals, vitamins can’t function. In other words, minerals are more important than vitamins. Only water and oxygen are more important than minerals.

So if you are not enjoying optimum health, if you’re tense and on edge, if you’ve had some cardiovascular issues, lung and bronchial problems, muscular aches and cramping, sleep disorders, nervousness, high blood pressure, diabetes, brittle bones, and chronic fatigue, you may benefit greatly from some serious magnesium supplementation.

Magnesium has been successfully used for those conditions and symptoms as well as others. If any symptoms mentioned are not eased with increased proper magnesium supplementation, there is little if any danger of toxicity. The fact that magnesium is involved with so many metabolic processes makes it clear that it can’t hurt to have more than enough magnesium in your body.

Supplemental magnesium forms

Unless you have a known calcium deficiency, it’s best to avoid those calcium-magnesium combos commonly sold. Calcium is over consumed in our culture. Excess calcium that cannot be absorbed into bone matter winds up calcifying or hardening arteries.

Magnesium helps your bones absorb calcium, and vitamin K2 can help take calcium out of your blood stream and move it into your bones.

Magnesium sulfate, commonly called Epsom salt, is the most common and inexpensive source of magnesium available. It’s best suited for soaking. If taken orally, you may wind up with diarrhea instead of more magnesium in your body. It also contains more impurities than other magnesium sources and is not retained as well.

Magnesium citrate is produced by combining magnesium carbonate with citric acid. It is assimilated well and retained better than magnesium sulfate. A water and magnesium citrate powder mix for oral consumption produces a calming effect and relaxes muscles rapidly. Many drink it before bed time to help get a good night’s sleep.

Magnesium chloride as magnesium oil is currently the most highly promoted supplement form of magnesium. It comes from underground or ancient sea beds. It can be used for soaking, but it’s easier to simply apply a small amount to any part of the skin.

It’s called magnesium oil because it has a slippery feeling, but it’s not oil. It is a briny, high concentration of magnesium chloride in water. Many health practitioners consider this transdermal method of applying magnesium chloride as the most bang for the buck when it comes to high bio-availability and mineral retention.

Caveat. There are rare cases of allergic skin irritation reactions with transdermal magnesium chloride. So it’s a good idea to sample a small amount on the back of your hand first.

Source: NaturalNews.com

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