Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Until recently, most people, including those in the medical profession, believed that vitamin D only played a role in bone health. However, newer studies show that vitamin D affects all tissues and organs of the body, including the brain. Receptors for vitamin D3 are located within the nucleus of brain cells, but also exist on the surface of cell membranes.

One of the best-known functions of vitamin D3 is its ability to regulate immune cells in the body. If immune function is depressed, vitamin D3 raises it. If immune faction is overactive vitamin D3 suppresses it. This particular property makes vitamin D3 incredibly valuable in brain protection, because so many brain disorders are the direct result of inflammation.

Newer studies have shown that vitamin D3 can activate genes in brain cells that stimulate the production of brain-repair hormones, inhibit nitric oxide production, and increase cell levels of a protective compound called glutathione.

Vitamin D3 can also suppress microglial overactivation and immunoexcitotoxicty. Microglial nitric oxide production triggers creation of a very powerful free radical called peroxynitrite, which is found in high levels with all neurodegenerative diseases.

Vitamin D3 deficiency is widespread in the United States especially among dark-skinned people and the elderly. Diet alone is a poor source of vitamin D3. Most people will need to supplement their diet during the winter months with between 5,000 – 10,000 I.U. per day.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Statin drugs lower your CoQ10 in the body. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and, even more important, a key player in the generation of ATP, the fuel that powers life. Without adequate CoQ10, the mitochondria cannot produce energy. Statin drugs are also linked to heart failure and diabetes. A 2011 meta-analysis published in JAMA revealed that individuals who took high-dose statins had a 12 percent increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those on a moderate dose. If one chooses to take a statin drug, they should always take CoQ10 to replace what is depleted by the statin.

“For cholesterol reduction, the single most important dietary factor is fiber. Boost your intake by eating more fiber-rich beans and vegetables and adding a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or other foods daily. Our go-to supplement for elevated lipids is niacin, a form of vitamin B3.” Dr.Julian Whitaker.

Weight loss, exercise, fiber, niacin and other supplements that support the cardiovascular system are the real ticket to health and longevity, not overhyped drugs!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Malachi 3:8-10 says, “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

Could it be that one reason many families are having financial problems is because they have been robbing God? It was certainly true in Malachi’s day. Their refusal to obey God in bringing their tithes into the storehouse brought about a curse in their life.

Notice that He told them to bring ALL the tithes into the storehouse. That would equate today to bringing the tithe into the church of which you are a member. Some Christians send part of their tithes to media ministries and only send a small portion to their church – this is an act of disobedience. If they feel led to send to ministries outside their church, it should be an offering above the tithe.

Notice the promise that God made them. He said if they would obey Him that He would open the windows of Heaven and pour out such blessing that they could not contain it!

I wonder what it would be like if all the members of any church were to bring their tithe to their church? Oh, I know, they would then be able to do all that God has told them to do?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011- Medical research has again confirmed that cutting back on salt is hazardous to your health. A new, government-funded study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that even modest reductions in salt intake are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and deaths. The study debunks claims by the Food and Drug Administration and others pushing for population-wide reductions in salt consumption. In addition, the increased risk of death was evident within the range recommended by the U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines on sodium, which means U.S. citizens who follow the dietary guidelines on sodium will be at risk. “We now know conclusively that the U.S. government’s war on salt consumption will cause harm,” said Lori Roman, president of the Salt Institute.[1] “This study confirms previous research indicating that reductions in sodium lead to an increased risk of disease and death. Therefore, we call on government agencies to stop their population-wide sodium reduction agenda and amend the Dietary Guidelines on sodium.”

The study in the May4, 2011 edition of JAMA concludes that lower sodium is associated with higher mortality. “Taken together, our current findings refute the estimates of computer model of lives saved and health care costs reduced with lower salt intakes. They do also not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of salt intake at the population level,” wrote the authors.

Other studies have shown a greater risk for diabetes on a low sodium diet. A 2010 Harvard study linked low-salt diets to an increase in insulin resistance, the condition that is a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

They have also shown that there is no link between hypotension and salt in U.S. population. If salt consumption and hypertension were linked, both would be rising. But a 2010 paper by two Harvard researchers shows that while hypertension has increased among Americans over the last 40 years, sodium consumption has remained flat.

A recent article in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests no matter how good the data produced that attacks old beliefs, it is ignored for years. Many will refuse to accept the new knowledge and they find that often, even after ten years, when an idea is completely discredited by good science, old ideas are hard to change!

So what can we do? I suggest switching from white table salt to sea salt and limit the intake to 4 grams or less per day.

[1] Salt Institute based in Alexandria, Virginia is a trade association dedicated to advocating the responsible use of salt.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


PH is a measurement of the Potential of Hydrogen in a solution. The scale runs from 0 – 14. From 0 – 6.99 indicates the solution is acidic. 7.01 – 14 says the solution is alkaline or base, with 7 being neutral. For maximum health our body PH should be 7 or above.

Human blood has to stay at 7.365 for optimal health. If something occurs that causes the blood’s PH to go down, the body will take calcium from the bones or teeth to buffer the acid thereby keeping it in its optimal range.


Coffee, tea, alcohol, soft drinks, energy drinks are all acid producing in the body. All meats are acid producing as well. Some fruits are acid producing while others are alkaline producers.


Water, some herb teas, fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice when sweetened with a natural sugar (honey, maple syrup or stevia), sodium bicarbonate (1 teaspoon of baking soda stirred into 4 ounces of water) sea salt, and all vegetables cause us to be more alkaline.

Being too acidic is the cause of many diseases today, such as osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. When one is too acidic the flow of electrical energy in the body speeds us, thereby causing tissues in various organs to weaken, wear out and die. To be alkaline on the other hand, causes one’s body to be strengthened, more energetic and live in optimal health.

Worry, being emotionally upset, and stress are also factors in being acidic.


Eat less acid foods and eat more vegetables! Drink lots of water – take your weight and divide it by two and drink that many ounces per day. Learn to deal with your stressors will help too. Forgive those who have hurt or offended you. Make sure you are right with God also makes one more positive and more alkaline.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Sulfur is a mineral that is present in all cells, especially in cartilage and keratin of skin and hair. Food contain sulfur, and the need for this mineral is met when there is an adequate protein in our diet.

Sulfur is important for a healthy hair, skin and nails, it also helps maintain oxygen balance for proper brain function.

Other Function in the Body :

  • Purify and tone system and promote bile secretion.
  • Constituent of essential amino-acids.
  • It is a mild laxative, thus preventing constipation.
  • Helps treat rheumatism, gout and bronchitis.
  • Use in the treatment of skin diseases.

Symptoms of Deficiency - Sluggishness and Fatigue.

Daily Requirements - 850 mg. / day

Food Sources :

  • Garlic, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, legumes, asparagus, dried beans, nuts, chives, fish, eggs.


Today, many countries often rely on garlic in the treatment of tuberculosis, bronchial disorders, lupus, pulmonary gangrene, and inflammation of the trachea. Garlic is widely known as "Russian penicillin",because Russian physicians have long used it for respiratory disorders, giving children with whooping cough garlic ingredients via inhalation. Russians have also used garlic preparations for flu, sore throats, and mouth sores.

Garlic is probably the most widely recognized medicinal herb. Much has been written on the healing effects of garlic and new studies are continually being published throughout the world. Garlic is one of the most researched plant medicines.

Daily use of garlic in the diet has been shown to have beneficial effects on the body, especially the blood system and the heart. Scientific data reveals that garlic reduces glucose metabolism in diabetics, slows the development of arteriosclerosis and lowers the risk of heart attacks. Without a doubt, garlic provides the body with protection against cardiovascular disease.

The Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association publicly acknowledged garlic's potential in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.

Garlic may also help the body to protect itself from heavy-metal accumulation, which can result from eating fish that may be high in mercury, or whenever you are exposed to smog and heavy air pollution.

Aged garlic extract provides the nutritional composition and therapeutic effectiveness of garlic without producing the offensive smell and irritability to the stomach.


Garlic and its preparations, such as aged garlic extract, have been widely recognized as agents for prevention and treatment of:

  • cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases
  • atherosclerosis - hardening and/or thickening of the arteries, a process in which deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and other substances that build up in the inner lining of an artery
  • hyperlipidemia - an elevation of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream
  • thrombosis - formation of a blood clot within a deep vein
  • hypertension - condition in which blood pressure is persistently elevated
  • microbial infections
  • asthma
  • diabetes

Additionally, research data have suggested that garlic decreases fatigue and improves memory.

Research indicates that garlic:

  • Increases blood levels of antioxidant enzymes
  • Acts as an effective antioxidant against the oxidative damage caused by nicotine
  • Protects vascular cells from oxidant injury, protects blood vessels
  • Prevents LDL cholesterol oxidation
  • Lowers undesirable LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Increases desirable HDL-cholesterol levels
  • Minimizes or prevents elevations in blood lipids in humans after consumption of a high-fat / cholesterol meal
  • Prevents and possibly has a curative role in arteriosclerosis therapy (plaque regression)
  • Inhibits lipid peroxidation in the liver, retarding the aging process in liver cells
  • Maintains health function of the liver
  • Inhibits Candida albicans in animal studies and Cryptococcal meningitis in human trials

The take away message from all this is: eat your garlic, onions, broccoli etc.!