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Iodine deficiency wide spread.

One of the most misunderstood nutrients in the world is iodine. Currently in the world the amount of people who are iodine deficient is approximately 90%.

The thyroid gland is situated in the lower half of your neck and weighs approximately 1.5 ounces. It regulates the metabolic rate of every cell in the body. On cold days you feel warm. If you are iodine deficient from not making sufficient thyroid hormone you feel cold when others are not.

Some of the things that inhibit the T4 to T3 conversion of inactive thyroid hormone to active thyroid hormone are: aging, alcohol, alpha-lipolc acid, smoking, chemotherapy, cruciferous vegetables, diabetes, fluoride, fasting, haemochromatosis, growth hormone deficiency, lead, low adrenal state, mercury, pesticides, soy, radiation from surgery and stress.

Some of the therapeutic actions of iodine are: It is alkalyzing, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and mucolytic agent. Improves mental capacity, prevents ADD, Goiter and infertility. If you give a child with ADD iodine, there should be no reason for them to take ADD medication. There symptoms of ADD should fade away.

The world health organization claims that iodine deficiency is the world’s greatest single cause for mental retardation.

There is a clinical study that had 2550 subjects. Hypothyroidism was associated with a 260% increase in the prevalence of atherosclerosis (heart disease). In 1918 it was demonstrated by giving rabbits iodine you could prevent cholesterol build up in the arteries of those rabbits that were given cholesterol in their diet. These studies were reproduced and similar results were reported four times.

Medical Iodophobia, defined: Medical Iodophobia as the unwarranted fear of using and recommending inorganic, non-radioactive iodine/iodide within the range known from the collective experience of three generations of clinicians to be the safest and the most effective amounts for treating signs and symptoms of iodide/iodine deficiency (12.5mg-50mg/day).

It was shown in another study that malignant thyroid nodules contain about 3% of iodine compared to normal thyroid tissue. Benign nodules contain 56% of iodine compared to normal thyroid tissue. It has been shown that most cancers can be avoided with the right amount of iodine in your diet.

If you know anything about the periodic table, the group 17 shows, bromide, fluoride, chloride and iodine. They share very similar characteristics that they will compete with each other in the body. If you have enough of, say bromide that is used in bread making and pool sterilization. It will compete with your iodine and deplete you of iodine. On the other hand if you stop taking products with bromide and fluoride and chloride and you supplement with enough iodine/iodide you can push these toxic substances out of your body.

To check to see if you are iodine deficient, you can put a drop of iodine on your skin and spread it into a large circle. If that circle fades in 24 hours, you are iodine deficient. If it remains, you are not deficient.

Why iodine. It is perfect for the body, being an alkalyzing agent and it raises the PH of your body. Being anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an mucolytic agent. you should lead a much healthier life. Vitamin D3 and iodide/iodine work synergistically together. They both fight disease and all the other things I just mentioned.

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Scurvy and heart disease

Can scurvy and heart disease be a thing of the past?

In this day and age scurvy is rare, because a lot of the food we eat contains vitamin C. The people who generally get scurvy are those that have dietary problems like anorexia, or don’t eat foods for long periods of time that contain vitamin C. scurvy is known a vitamin c deficiency, that can be completely reversed.
scurvy2People with scurvy can develop some of the following. Oral problems: spongy, soft, bleeding gums, even loss of teeth. Eye problems: dryness, irritation, blurriness and bleeding beneath the conjunctiva. Muscular-skeletal problems: Patients can experience bleeding in the joints along with extreme discomfort and pain. In severe cases the patient will be unable to walk. Anemia with associated heart and lung problems: Anemia happens due to blood loss into the tissues. This will lead to low blood pressure, shortness of breath, sock and eventually death.
heart diseaseNow what does scurvy and heart disease have to do with each other? Scurvy and heart disease start with a tear or inflammation in the artery. A plaque patch will develop to try to repair this. With scurvy you will slowly bleed to death. With heart disease, if the plaque continues to develop, the patient will eventually end up with a stroke or heart attack.

There is good news. Scurvy and heart disease is completely preventable. These two diseases can be prevented with a change in your diet.

Vitamin C and sugar both share the same pathway to repair your arteries veins and capillaries. To allow the vitamin C to do it job you will need reduce your dietary sugar load. Sugar comes in many forms and there are a lot of foods that converts into sugar in the blood. Your arteries can’t repair till your sugar levels go down far enough so the vitamin C can do its job. Vitamin C repairs your arteries. If your arteries are healthy you don’t get plaque build up.
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Where can I get the right form of vitamin C? Vitamin C is made up of several components including  copper, not just ascorbic acid. Natural vitamin C contains ascorbic acid, rutin, bioflavonoids, plus J and K factors. So just consuming ascorbic acid isn’t sufficient, because ascorbic acid on its own doesn’t have all the other components. You can buy a supplement that is complete, but you may need to shop around a bit and check the labels.

About 300 years ago vitamin C was found to cure scurvy. Back then sailors didn’t take oranges and lemons, because they didn’t last. The only citrus they took on board was limes, because they had a good shelf life. That’s how sailors got the name limeys. ;-)

How do you reverse heart disease and scurvy: 1/ NO Sugar, Eliminate foods that act like sugar:(virtually any thing that is white. Sugar, pasta, rice or any white flour products.) 2/ Take real vitamin C. Some pharmacies and health food outlets should stock them. 3/ Eat nutritious, fibrous fruit and vegetables. 4/ Animals make their own vitamin c, so land and sea animal meats and organs are also a good source of vitamin c.

Cheers,

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How to reverse Obesity

Before we get started, there is one thing you need to understand. Our health and nutritional guidelines were based lies. Our healthcare system was designed to treat people that stemmed from our nutritional guidelines and the lies that Ancel Keys came out with, known as the Lipid Hypothesis. Let me give you an example!

What is one of the highest servings on the food pyramid? Approximately 6-11 servings of grains per day. What do you do to fatten up cattle, pigs and poultry? Feed them grains. Grains have a glycemic index equivalent to or higher than sugar. Why does this happen? Shortly after the grain hits the gut it is converted to sugar. That sugar enters the bloodstream by way of semi-permeable membrane. The sugar triggers an insulin response, to try to counter the sugar. What your body can’t metabolize gets converted to fat in the liver. That fat gets deposited as visceral fat in the chest cavity and in the abdomen. If this process continues, eventually you muscles and organs start to become insulin resistant and eventually end up with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The inability to process sugar.

Want to eat healthy and reverse obesity? A start would be to eliminate sugar. Next would be to eliminate starches and grains. Leafy greens are good, low GI veggies. And grass-fed livestock. Why grass-fed? Grass fed is tastier leaner and the fat is yellow in color. Grain fed livestock has white fat and usually has higher amounts of fat on the meat. Products that are grass-fed contain omega 3’s and grain fed contain omega 6’s. For instance a proper free range, grass-fed chicken will produce eggs with omega 3.

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Homemade soap, toothpaste and shampoo.

Here I have got together three recipes for the above products. The reason for this if you read a comment I left in my about page, I talked about all the chemicals the big companies put in our general health care products. The funny thing is you don’t need 20-30 different chemicals in soap or toothpaste. I have tested these products on myself. The toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling cleaner longer and no chemicals, like triclosan, a herbicide I recently found in a popular toothpaste. That went in the bin, and I had to find something more superior, than wasn’t full of chemicals that don’t affect your health, like fluoride, a chemical that has never proven to prevent tooth decay. If you have too much of it can be poisonous. Actually did you know fluoride competes with a beneficial nutrient that we need in our diet called Iodine and iodide, which you need for proper thyroid function. More about iodine in another post. Stand by for that. Have a look at the soap label next time you go shopping. One metal I noticed that is in most soap’s is titanium oxide. Can’t be good for you?

Homemade Soap

24.4oz Olive oil, in large bowl. I use extra virgin, but you can use any oil.

6.83oz Distilled water in Pyrex jug.

3.14oz Lye (sodium hydroxide). 

Molds. I use silicone mini loaf molds. Easy to get the soaps out. If you don’t have molds, you can use a baking tray or similar. After 24 fours you will need to cut the soap before it gets to hard.

Add Lye to the water and stir until clear, never the other way! Once Lye and distilled water is clear add to the oil. Stir till there is a trace. (Should be the consistency of thin gravy). Pour into mold’s. Cover with towel and leave for twenty four hours. Remove from mold’s and allow to cure for six weeks.

Out of this recipe, I get 8 cakes of soap, in my mini loaf trays.

Use safety glasses and rubber gloves. Keep some vinegar on hand in case of burns from the Lye.

You can use any kind of oil or fat in making soap. Some of our grandparents growing up probably used lard or beef dripping in their homemade soaps.

Homemade Toothpaste

1 cup of bicarbonate soda. (Baking powder).

¼ cup of coconut oil.

2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.

4 tablespoons of Stevia or Xylitol. Seems too much, try less.

When I first made the toothpaste, I only used 2 teaspoons, because I thought it would be enough, but it made me gag. Believe me a sweet toothpaste is better.

Combine all ingredients together. Store in small container of your choice. Bicarbonate soda is a perfect medium for toothpaste as it helps maintain an alkaline environment in your mouth. The coconut oil is an antibacterial and will help to keep your mouth healthy. If it appears to be to dry, add a little more coconut oil. Its OK, the peppermint extract and sweetener completely hides the coconut oil taste.

Homemade Shampoo

Dissolve 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate soda into 1 cup of hot water. Apply to your wet hair and massage in. Leave for two minutes, then rinse. Your hair should feel soft and clean.

Shampoo doesn’t need to foam to clean your hair.

An alternative is you can make up a soft paste mixing bicarbonate of soda and water together. That way, you can use the soft paste either as a soap or shampoo.