Monthly Archives for November 2011

Iodine – the Fountain of Youth? (Part Two)

In chemistry, there is a group of elements that look similar but are not the same. These elements are iodine, bromine, fluorine and chlorine. They are in the same column in chemistry’s periodic table of the elements and are called the halogens. Drug makers attach these halogens to drugs because they help the drug cross through fatty tissues like cell walls. Without it, drugs would just stay in the blood stream and not get into the tissues. They could use iodine which is very nutritious, but they choose the other halogens so they can patent the new drug formula. These halogens …

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Is Iodine the Fountain of Youth? (Part One)

Ninety-six percent of Americans are deficient in iodine. This means YOU! The consumption of iodine has decreased 50% in the last 30 years. Various additives in food, tap water, medicines and consumer products actually push iodine out of the body creating an even greater deficiency. Iodine deficiency creates dozens and dozens of symptoms. This includes high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, recurring infections, weight gain, fatigue, asthma, ADHD and constipation. The pharmaceutical industry is dependent on you being deficient of iodine. There are 181 symptoms of possible iodine deficiency. Before you let anyone prescribe a pharmaceutical drug to “fix” any of …

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Is Your Thyroid Medication Causing Your Health Problems? [Updated]

One of the most common medications I see prescribed to women with thyroid problems, ages 35 and up, is Synthroid. This medication is prescribed to treat underactive thyroid, also called hypothyroidism. Synthroid is a synthetic (man-made) substance created to mimic a hormone naturally produced by the thyroid. Synthroid is very difficult to clinically manage in patients because a very slight difference in amount can change it from being safe or “therapeutic” to being extremely toxic. In other words, only slight shifts in the amount of Synthroid in the body can cause toxicity or throw your thyroid into a “hyper” (overworking) mode. As …

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Is it possible to defeat Type II Diabetes? Not with metformin.

    Type 2 diabetes, often called non-insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90% – 95% of the 21 million people with diabetes.  Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however, either their pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin adequately. This is called insulin resistance.  There are numerous possible causes for this type of Diabetes but the most certain  are lifestyle habits (including poor eating habits) and lack of physical activity leading to obesity or overweight.    The first line medication therapy for …

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A Busy Mom’s Healthy Survival Guide

A Busy Mom’s Healthy Survival Guide…Revised Old Survival Guide:  The alarm sounds at 6:00 a.m. You hit snooze 2 or 3 times. Roll out of bed and begin the day. Drink 2 or more cups of coffee. Run through the day with very little “real food.” Work, run errands, take care of your kids and husband. Drink more coffee. Push through the times when you feel like you will cry, scream, or fall apart. Finally you crash, exhausted on the couch earlier than you would like in the evening. Repeat daily. A “normal” day for a busy mom doesn’t have …

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“Modern” Medicine: 7 Things too scary for Halloween

I thought I’d wait until after the spooky monsters had gone to bed and Halloween haunting was done before I released this article of frightening facts about our “modern” healthcare system and our traditional “allopathic” medical model.   1. “Allopathy” means trading one disease for another, a scary thought…   Vaccines do work to prevent mumps, rubella and measles which are self-limiting, wimpy diseases. Vaccines also work to stop dangerous diseases like diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis). Although this too is debatable. In the New England Journal of Medicine, July 1994 issue, a study found that over 80% of children …

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