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DISCLOSURE: Although the information provided here is in my judgment credible and reasonable,   I am not a licensed health care
practitioner and
 nothing in my   presentations  or   publications is intended in  any way to  diagnose any condition or offer you specific
medical advice.  Discuss any
  information you receive from me with  a qualified health  care practitioner.


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CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE FOOD LABELS?

GMO - WHAT GOOD IS IT?

HOMOCYSTEINE: BIG WORD, BIG MEANING


CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE FOOD LABELS?

If you think food labels are there only to inform you, guess again!  There are dirty tricks, all very legal, that
food manufacturers use to hide ingredients in order to line their pockets but do nothing positive for you, and may
well even be hazardous to your health.   "Trans fats" is one such truly dangerous ingredient that increases your
risk of heart disease.

Have you ever wondered why portion sizes on food labels are so small?  Consider this: if a single serving of a food 
contains less than 0.5 grams of "trans fats" the FDA allows the label to say "No Trans Fats".  So, what do 
manufacturers do?  They create a portion size that contains less than 0.5 grams of "trans fats".  Of course, you
will probably eat 3 or 4 portions of their fictitious "serving size" and get as much as 1.6 grams into your system.  
Yet, the label legally tells you that you ate no "trans fats".

Your only defense is to avoid as much as possible ANY processed foods.

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GMO - WHAT GOOD IS IT?

The GMO promise by industry and government is that crops will better fight pests and will better resist pesticides,
and that plants and animals will grow bigger and faster, with the result being better yields and lower prices for your food.
They "guarantee" that GMO foods are safe.  BUT, real science clearly demonstrates that these boasts are untrue!

* The GMO gene is inserted into the cell but they can't predict into which chromosome it will settle nor where
  it will end up on that chromosome.

* Where GMO genes end up DOES make a difference in what these genes do and how they do it.

* GMO genes often produce misshapen proteins which the body may not be able to process safely.

* Genes do much more than the single job of producing proteins or chemicals. They also send messages to tell
  other genes to turn on or off.  No one can predict what "other" signals a GMO gene will be sending.  No one
  knows what other effects these inserted GMO genes will have on those plants and animals which, of course,
  we then will eat. 
 

* When a GMO plant is able to resist heavier applications of pesticides, the pesticides are absorbed into the plant,
  and then into YOUR body.  

* Studies on animals served GMO feed show unhealthy changes in their intestines and immune systems.  Will
  human bodies necessarily react differently?

* As more GMO products are brought to market, the risk of unpredictable allergic reactions to their "foreign"
  proteins will increase.

      Industry propoganda and government inaction can not change what unbiased science has already shown us.  

      Here's to your improved and continued good health!

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HOMOCYSTEINE: BIG WORD, BIG MEANING

We're hearing much more lately about systemic inflammation, which starts as inflammation in local tissues, where
it's needed to fight injury, infection or irritants, and spreads into the lining of blood vessels and organs and lingers there.
Homocysteine's excess promotes this chronic inflammation, which can cause structural damage to various tissues that
may lead to:

Homocysteine normally gets converted into SAMe (S-adenosyl methionine) and glutathione, which have health-promoting
effects. The healthy body monitors homocysteine levels to maintain a balance among these three substances.

Two ways to reduce excess homocysteine

  1. Doctors typically will prescribe a drug to deal with such chronic conditions. Unfortunately, there are no patented drugs
    that will lower blood levels of homocysteine. So, with no treatment available doctors rarely order a test for
    homocysteine and generally don't even discuss it with their patients.

  2. Most people with chronic inflammation are deficient in the nutrients needed by the body to convert homocysteine into
    SAMe and glutathione. Clearly, then, improved nutrition is the best way to reduce high homocysteine levels. The most
    important nutrients needed are folic acid, vitamin B12, B6, B2, zinc, and trimethylglycine (TMG/betaine).
    This means it's smart to eat properly balanced amounts of:

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