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Magnesium: A Mineral You Can’t Live Without

Magnesium is by far one of the most important minerals in the human body. In fact, researchers have detected over 3,000 different magnesium binding sites on human proteins, which means that magnesium’s role in human health and disease processes may have been vastly underestimated.

It’s estimated that approximately 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Why? Well its simple, most Americans eat a highly processed refined diet that contains little to no magnesium.

In addition to our poor diets, many of our lifestyle factors actually decrease our body’s magnesium levels. Alcohol, salt, coffee, phosphoric acid in sodas, profuse sweating, chronic stress, diuretics, antibiotics and other drugs can all deplete magnesium stores. This is all further complicated by the fact that magnesium is often poorly absorbed from our diet. To properly absorb magnesium, we need adequate amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin D and selenium.

There are many symptoms and conditions associated with magnesium deficiencies, but if you suffer from one or more of the seven signs listed below you are in need of some extra magnesium!

1. Muscle cramps and spasms

Think of magnesium as the “relaxation” mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, cramped or stiff is a sign of magnesium deficiency. It has been suggested that many individuals with muscle cramps, twitches or restless legs have low levels of magnesium.

2. Insomnia

Much like with our muscles, a magnesium deficiency can leave our minds unable to properly relax. Magnesium is also responsible for the release and binding of adequate amounts of serotonin and GABA in the brain, both of which are essential for proper sleep.

3. Anxiety

As with insomnia, anxiety can be a sign that the body does not have enough magnesium to regulate neurotransmitters like serotonin or GABA. Taking a magnesium supplement can often alleviate anxious thoughts or feelings.

4. Fatigue

Our body’s main energy currency exists in a molecule called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This omnipresent energy source must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. Thus, if a body is deficient in magnesium, it literally cannot produce energy! Now, fatigue is a common symptom that could be caused by many other conditions, but taking a magnesium supplement is a surefire way to make sure that it is not due to a magnesium deficiency!

5. Chocolate cravings

Chocolate contains high levels of magnesium so when you crave chocolate, your body is actually craving magnesium! Instead of reaching for a piece of chocolate try eating foods like a handful of nuts or an avocado – the magnesium levels in these foods should help control those chocolate cravings.

6. Sensitivity to being tickled

Being extremely ticklish can also be a sign of a magnesium deficiency. Without adequate magnesium, sensory receptors on our skin can become hyper-excitable, leading to sensitivities to certain types of touch.

7. Claustrophobia

Strangely enough, if you feel anxious when you are in tight spaces (or if you have anxiety in general) it may be a sign you have a magnesium deficiency.

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Cancer? The Root Cause May Be In Your Mouth!

There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years.
Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem.
What is this dental procedure?

The Root Canal.

More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country.
Root-canaled teeth are essentially “dead” teeth that can become silent incubators for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that can, under certain conditions, make their way into your bloodstream to cause a number of serious medical conditions—many not appearing until decades later. Most of these toxic teeth feel and look fine for many years, which make their role in systemic disease even harder to trace back.

Sadly, the vast majority of dentists are oblivious to the serious potential health risks they are exposing their patients to, risks that persist for the rest of their patients’ lives. The American Dental Association claims root canals have been proven safe, but they have NO published data or actual research to substantiate this claim.

Were it not for a brilliant pioneering dentist who, more than a century ago, made the connection between root-canaled teeth and disease, this underlying cause of disease may have remained hidden to this day. The dentist’s name was Weston Price—regarded by many as the greatest dentist of all time.

Weston A. Price: World’s Greatest Dentist
Most dentists would be doing an enormous service to public health if they familiarized themselves with the work of Dr. Weston Price.  Unfortunately, his work continues to be discounted and suppressed by medical and dental professionals alike.
Dr. Price was a dentist and researcher who traveled the world to study the teeth, bones, and diets of native populations living without the “benefit” of modern food. Around the year 1900, Price had been treating persistent root canal infections and became suspicious that root-canaled teeth always remained infected, in spite of treatments. Then one day, he recommended to a woman, wheelchair bound for six years, to have her root canal tooth extracted, even though it appeared to be fine.
She agreed, so he extracted her tooth and then implanted it under the skin of a rabbit. The rabbit amazingly developed the same crippling arthritis as the woman and died from the infection 10 days later. But the woman, now free of the toxic tooth, immediately recovered from her arthritis and could now walk without even the assistance of a cane.
Price discovered that it’s mechanically impossible to sterilize a root-canaled (e.g. root-filled) tooth.
He then went on to show that many chronic degenerative diseases originate from root-filled teeth—the most frequent being heart and circulatory diseases. He actually found 16 different causative bacterial agents for these conditions. But there were also strong correlations between root-filled teeth and diseases of the joints, brain and nervous system. Dr. Price went on to write two groundbreaking books in 1922 detailing his research into the link between dental pathology and chronic illness. Unfortunately, his work was deliberately buried for 70 years, until finally one endodontist named George Meinig recognized the importance of Price’s work and sought to expose the truth.

Dr. Meinig Advances the Work of Dr. Price
Dr. Meinig, a native of Chicago, was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II before moving to Hollywood to become a dentist for the stars. He eventually became one of the founding members of the American Association of Endodontists (root canal specialists).
In the 1990s, he spent 18 months immersed in Dr. Price’s research. In June of 1993, Dr. Meinig published the book Root Canal Cover-Up, which continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this topic today.

What Dentists Don’t Know About the Anatomy of Your Teeth
Your teeth are made of the hardest substances in your body.
In the middle of each tooth is the pulp chamber, a soft living inner structure that houses blood vessels and nerves. Surrounding the pulp chamber is the dentin, which is made of living cells that secrete a hard mineral substance. The outermost and hardest layer of your tooth is the white enamel, which encases the dentin.
The roots of each tooth descend into your jawbone and are held in place by the periodontal ligament. In dental school, dentists are taught that each tooth has one to four major canals. However, there are accessory canals that are never mentioned. Literally miles of them!
Just as your body has large blood vessels that branch down into very small capillaries, each of your teeth has a maze of very tiny tubules that, if stretched out, would extend for three miles. Weston Price identified as many as 75 separate accessory canals in a single central incisor (front tooth). For a more detailed explanation, refer to an article by Hal Huggins, DDS, MS, on the Weston A. Price Foundation website.1 (These images are borrowed from the Huggins article.)

Microscopic organisms regularly move in and around these tubules, like gophers in underground tunnels.

When a dentist performs a root canal, he or she hollows out the tooth, then fills the hollow chamber with a substance (called guttapercha), which cuts off the tooth from its blood supply, so fluid can no longer circulate through the tooth. But the maze of tiny tubules remains. And bacteria, cut off from their food supply, hide out in these tunnels where they are remarkably safe from antibiotics and your own body’s immune defenses.

The Root Cause of Much Disease
Under the stresses of oxygen and nutrient deprivation, these formerly friendly organisms morph into stronger, more virulent anaerobes that produce a variety of potent toxins. What were once ordinary, friendly oral bacteria mutate into highly toxic pathogens lurking in the tubules of the dead tooth, just awaiting an opportunity to spread.
No amount of sterilization has been found effective in reaching these tubules—and just about every single root-canaled tooth has been found colonized by these bacteria, especially around the apex and in the periodontal ligament. Oftentimes, the infection extends down into the jawbone where it creates cavitations—areas of necrotic tissue in the jawbone itself.
Cavitations are areas of unhealed bone, often accompanied by pockets of infected tissue and gangrene. Sometimes they form after a tooth extraction (such as a wisdom tooth extraction), but they can also follow a root canal. According to Weston Price Foundation, in the records of 5,000 surgical cavitation cleanings, only two were found healed.
And all of this occurs with few, if any, accompanying symptoms. So you may have an abscessed dead tooth and not know it. This focal infection in the immediate area of the root-canaled tooth is bad enough, but the damage doesn’t stop there.

Root Canals Can Lead to Heart, Kidney, Bone, and Brain Disease
As long as your immune system remains strong, any bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth are captured and destroyed. But once your immune system is weakened by something like an accident or illness or other trauma, your immune system may be unable to keep the infection in check.
These bacteria can migrate out into surrounding tissues by hitching a ride into your blood stream, where they are transported to new locations to set up camp. The new location can be any organ or gland or tissue.
Dr. Price was able to transfer diseases harbored by humans to rabbits, by implanting fragments of root-canaled teeth, as mentioned above. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks.
He discovered he could transfer heart disease to the rabbit 100 percent of the time! Other diseases were more than 80 percent transferable by this method. Nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis, joint, and rheumatic diseases
  • Neurological diseases (including ALS and MS)
  • Autoimmune diseases (Lupus and more)

There may also be a cancer connection. Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher of the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer.  He claims to have found the following correlations in a five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases:

  • 93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals
  • 7 percent had other oral pathology
  • Tumors, in the majority of cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other oral pathology

Dr. Jones claims that toxins from the bacteria in an infected tooth or jawbone are able to inhibit the proteins that suppress tumor development. A German physician reported similar findings. Dr. Josef Issels reported that, in his 40 years of treating “terminal” cancer patients, 97 percent of his cancer patients had root canals. If these physicians are correct, the cure for cancer may be as simple as having a tooth pulled, then rebuilding your immune system.

Good Bugs Gone Bad
How are these mutant oral bacteria connected with heart disease or arthritis? The ADA and the AAE claim it’s a “myth” that the bacteria found in and around root-canaled teeth can cause disease.  But they base that on the misguided assumption that the bacteria in these diseased teeth are the SAME as normal bacteria in your mouth—and that’s clearly not the case.
Today, bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, from their telltale DNA signatures.
In a continuation of Dr. Price’s work, the Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root-canaled teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100 percent of the samples tested. They identified 42 different species of anaerobic bacteria in 43 root canal samples. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with individual samples housing between 19 to 53 types of bacteria each. The bacteria they found included the following types:

  • Capnocytophagaochracea2
  • Fusobacteriumnucleatum3
  • Gemellamorbillorum 4
  • Leptotrichiabuccalis
  • Porphyromonasgingivalis 5

Are these just benign, ordinary mouth bugs? Absolutely not. Four can affect your heart, three can affect your nerves, two can affect your kidneys, two can affect your brain, and one can infect your sinus cavities… so they are anything BUT friendly! (If you want see just how unfriendly they can be, I invite you to investigate the footnotes.)
Approximately 400 percent more bacteria were found in the blood surrounding the root canal tooth than were found in the tooth itself, suggesting the tooth is the incubator and the periodontal ligament is the food supply. The bone surrounding root-canaled teeth was found even HIGHER in bacterial count… not surprising, since bone is virtual buffet of bacterial nutrients.

Since When is Leaving A Dead Body Part IN Your Body a Good Idea?
There is no other medical procedure that involves allowing a dead body part to remain in your body. When your appendix dies, it’s removed. If you get frostbite or gangrene on a finger or toe, it is amputated. If a baby dies in utero, the body typically initiates a miscarriage.
Your immune system doesn’t care for dead substances, and just the presence of dead tissue can cause your system to launch an attack, which is another reason to avoid root canals—they leave behind a dead tooth.
Infection, plus the autoimmune rejection reaction, causes more bacteria to collect around the dead tissue. In the case of a root canal, bacteria are given the opportunity to flush into your blood stream every time you bite down.

Why Dentists Cling to the Belief Root Canals are Safe
The ADA rejects Dr. Price’s evidence, claiming root canals are safe, yet they offer NO published data or actual research to substantiate their claim. American Heart Association recommends a dose of antibiotics before many routine dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis (IE) if you have certain heart conditions that predispose you to this type of infection.
So, on the one hand, the ADA acknowledges oral bacteria can make their way from your mouth to your heart and cause a life-threatening infection.
But at the same time, the industry vehemently denies any possibility that these same bacteria—toxic strains KNOWN to be pathogenic to humans—can hide out in your dead root-canaled tooth to be released into your blood stream every time you chew, where they can damage your health in a multitude of ways.
Is this really that large of a leap? Could there be another reason so many dentists, as well as the ADA and the AAE, refuse to admit root canals are dangerous? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, there is. Root canals are the most profitable procedure in dentistry.

What You Need to Know to AVOID a Root Canal
I strongly recommend never getting a root canal. Risking your health to preserve a tooth simply doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, there are many people who’ve already have one. If you have, you should seriously consider having the tooth removed, even if it looks and feels fine. Remember, as soon as your immune system is compromised, your risk of of developing a serious medical problem increases—and assaults on your immune system are far too frequent in today’s world.
If you have a tooth removed, there are a few options available to you.

  1. Partial denture: This is a removable denture, often just called a “partial.” It’s the simplest and least expensive option.
  2. Bridge: This is a more permanent fixture resembling a real tooth but is a bit more involved and expensive to build.
  3. Implant: This is a permanent artificial tooth, typically titanium, implanted in your gums and jaw. There are some problems with these due to reactions to the metals used. Zirconium is a newer implant material that shows promise for fewer complications.

But just pulling the tooth and inserting some sort of artificial replacement isn’t enough.
Dentists are taught to remove the tooth but leave your periodontal ligament. But as you now know, this ligament can serve as a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. Most experts who’ve studied this recommend removing the ligament, along with one millimeter of the bony socket, in order to drastically reduce your risk of developing an infection from the bacterially infected tissues left behind.
I strongly recommend consulting a biological dentist because they are uniquely trained to do these extractions properly and safely, as well as being adept at removing mercury fillings, if necessary. Their approach to dental care is far more holistic and considers the impact on your entire body—not JUST your mouth.
If you need to find a biological dentist in your area, I recommend visiting toxicteeth.org6, a resource sponsored by Consumers for Dental Choice.


1 Weston A. Price Foundation June 25, 2010
2 Journal of Clinical Microbiology February 2007
3 Journal of Clinical Microbiology July 2003
4 Clinical Infectious Diseases June 1996
5 Science Daily January 4, 2011

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One Blood Test You Definitely Want

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner great attention needs to be focused on the blood work of our patients! One specific blood test which will give us a wealth of information and measure the degree of hidden inflammation in the body is C-Reactive Protein (CRP). When I do blood work on my patients I always order this test.

Much evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabetes. One study in JAMA: The Journal of the Medical Association1 found people with a high C-reactive protein blood level have a 1,700 percent increased probability of developing diabetes.

Besides obesity and type 2 diabetes, inflammation contributes to almost every modern disease including cancer, heart disease, dementia, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disease and digestive disorders.

There are 2 types of Inflammation: Acute vs. Chronic
Acute inflammation is your body’s appropriate response to infection or trauma.  You’ve experienced a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle.
But inflammation should do its job and then leave. With allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, or asthma, an overactive immune response and chronic inflammation can slowly wreak havoc, eventually leading to illness and rapid aging.

Your CRP levels should be less than one. Anything higher provides a huge warning sign that you have hidden inflammation.

Inflammatory Culprits
Especially with high CRP levels, you want to do everything possible to reduce inflammation. Even if your results come back within normal range, you’ll want to target inflammatory culprits, including:

  • A high-sugar, processed foods diet
  • Inflammatory fats (omega 6 fats like processed vegetable oils and trans fats)
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Hidden or chronic infections with viruses, bacteria, yeasts or parasites
  • Mold and other environmental allergens
  • Toxicity from an overload of environmental toxins

8 Strategies to Reduce Chronic Inflammation
Our Standard American Diet (SAD)– with its abundance of vegetable oils, trans fats, and sugar –  combined with high stress levels and crappy sleep, equals a surefire recipe for chronic inflammation.

Reversing inflammation can reduce your risk for disease, help you lose weight, and leave you feeling and looking better no matter what your age. When my patients have high CRP levels or otherwise experience chronic inflammation, I use these eight strategies to normalize inflammatory levels:

  1. Eat real food. Too many sugary foods, including wheat flour, raise insulin, eventually paving the path for insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. A vicious cycle results as insulin resistance creates even more chronic inflammation. Eat an anti-inflammatory high fiber, plant-based, whole foods diet.
  1. Make an oil change. Besides sugar, omega-6 rich soybean, corn, and other vegetable oils fuel your inflammatory fire. Eat healthy fats from olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, avocados and omega 3 fats from small fish like sardines, herring, sable, and wild salmon. If you don’t eat wild-caught fish at least three or four times each week, consider a high quality fish oil supplement.
  1. Exercise regularly. One study in the Journal of Applied Physiology 2found exercise protected against chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.  If you’re just starting out, incorporate core training and aerobic exercise 30 minutes, five times a week. If you want to step things up a few notches, try interval training and weight resistance.
  1. Actively relax. Learn to actively relax to engage your vagus nerve, the powerful nerve that relaxes your whole body and lowers inflammation, by doing meditation, deep breathing, or even taking a hot bath. One study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine3 found yoga could reduce inflammation and stress, and “regular practice could have substantial health benefits.”
  1. Address food allergies and sensitivities. One study in the journal Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes4 compared obese kids to normal-weight kids and found obese children had a threefold higher level of CRP and 2.5 higher level of IgG antibodies for the 277 foods tested.  Food sensitivities, weight gain, and insulin resistance are intricately connected. Eliminating common highly reactive foods, including soy, gluten, and dairy can dramatically reduce inflammation.
  1. Take probiotics. Studies show5 among their benefits, a probiotic supplement can help reduce intestinal inflammation. These healthy gut flora also improve digestion, further reducing inflammation.  Look for a high quality probiotic supplement that contains 10 billion CFU of Bifidobacteria species and Lactobacillus species.
  1. Address nutrient deficiencies. Look at a high quality multivitamin multi-mineral as your best insurance policy that covers any gaps you might not get in a whole foods diet. One study in The American Journal of Medicine 6 found a multivitamin could lower C-reactive protein levels.

   8.  Spice it up.  Turmeric is one of my favorite spices to help reduce inflammation. Others include ginger, rosemary and garlic.

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1Pradhan AD, Manson JE, Rifai N, Buring JE, Ridker PM. C-reactive protein, interleukin 6, and risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. JAMA: The Journal of the Medical Association 2001 Jul 18;286(3):327-34.
2Petersen AM1, Pedersen BK. The anti-inflammatory effect of exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Apr;98(4):1154-62.
3Kiecolt-Glaser JK1, Christian L, Preston H, Houts CR, Malarkey WB, Emery CF, Glaser R. Stress, inflammation, and yoga practice. Psychosom Med. 2010 Feb;72(2):113-21. doi:
10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181cb9377. Epub 2010 Jan 11
4Wilders-Truschnig M1, Mangge H, Lieners C, Gruber H, Mayer C, März W. IgG antibodies against food antigens are correlated with inflammation and intima media thickness in obese juveniles.  Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2008 Apr;116(4):241-5. Epub 2007 Dec 10.
5Mengheri E. Health, probiotics, and inflammation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Sep;42 Suppl 3 Pt 2:S177-8. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e31817eedc4.
6Church TS1, Earnest CP, Wood KA, Kampert JB. Reduction of C-reactive protein levels through use of a multivitamin. Am J Med. 2003 Dec 15;115(9):702-7.

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The Crucial Role Of Estrogen In Breast Cancer

“Breast cancer is strongly linked to an individual’s life-time exposure to estrogen!”

The above is a statement that few dispute, regardless of their chosen approach to the treatment of breast cancer.  Put differently, the more you are exposed to estrogen during your life-time, the greater your risk is of developing breast cancer, or relapsing after treatment. In fact it is for this reason that Tamoxifen (an estrogen-blocking drug) has become the most prescribed medication in the conventional treatment approach of breast cancer patients.

However, in spite of the unquestionable influence which estrogen has in the development and progression of breast cancer, we need to remind ourselves that estrogen was designed by, and for the body, and women have of course always produced estrogen. The question that must follow then is, why would a hormone that was meant to help the body (not harm it!) be contributing to breast cancer, and why has this become progressively more prevalent in recent years?

It is a question that deserves some pondering.  Not only because the answers bring into question our modern approach and its failure to recognize and address the causes of our increased exposure to estrogen, but also because the answers give us an awareness that enables us to make more conscious daily choices to reduce our exposure to estrogen thereby allowing us to exercise our own significant powers to prevent (and treat) breast cancer.

First, let’s begin by reminding ourselves what estrogen is:

Estrogen is a hormone (or chemical messenger) that is produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands and which is crucial in regulating the organs involved in reproduction; namely the ovaries themselves, the uterus and breasts. Estrogen production starts at puberty and is released in a cyclical fashion (controlling menstruation) until menopause when the ovaries cease to produce estrogen. After reaching menopause smaller amounts of estrogen continue to be produced predominantly by the fat tissue. Estrogen also plays a role in bone density and heart health. It is for this reason that so many women are recommended by their doctors to take HRT (hormone replacement therapy which contains estrogen) when they reach menopause.

Lets talk about the reasons why the presence of high levels of estrogen are likely to increase the incidence of breast cancer……
Cancer develops when the cellular terrain in the body has become toxic and acidic and therefore oxygen-deprived. Breast cancer develops for the same reasons. However the breast tissue is unique in that it is comprised of glandular tissue (responsible for milk secretion) surrounded by a cushion of fat cells. The glandular tissue is highly responsive to hormones particularly estrogen, while the fat cells serve as a depot for toxins. The close proximity of these tissues is very relevant when we consider the part estrogen plays in increasing the risks for developing breast cancer.

When the cells of the glandular tissue in the breast are struggling in an oxygen-deprived terrain brought on by accumulating toxins, they mutate to cancer cells which allows them to continue to survive by fermenting glucose for energy (instead of using oxygen). It is a short-term survival attempt while you (hopefully) address the causes that lead to cancer being necessary to develop!

The fact that the glandular tissue of the breast is in close proximity to a source of toxins – the surrounding fat tissue- increases its exposure to the toxic burden that causes a reduction in oxygen and nutrient supply to the cells. These conditions allow for cancer to develop and is further exacerbated by the influence of estrogen on these cells because estrogen acts by increasing the rate of replication of cells, which includes the cancerous cells.
In addition to this anatomical reason for promoting cancer, excess estrogen also has the effect of reducing the protective protein carrying capacity of iron in the blood and tissues. As a result, the amount of iron in the free form increases in the blood which is highly damaging to the tissues and causes a lot of free radical damage. This adds to the toxic load that our immune system has to deal with, and in time compromises oxygen delivery to the cells because of it, which also creates favorable conditions for cancer to develop.

However, as I mentioned earlier, women (and men to a lesser degree) have always produced estrogen to perform several vital roles in the body, so one is left wondering why the negative effects of estrogen are being witnessed to a greater degree as it would appear from the rising breast cancer statistics.

The short answer is that our exposure to estrogen is significantly more than it used to be! In our modern world we are exposed to increasing amounts of estrogenic compounds (chemicals that act like estrogens) and therefore over the years, our cumulative exposure to estrogen in various forms increases our susceptibility to breast cancer.

The reasons for this increased exposure to estrogen are numerous and yet hugely important for any woman wishing to avoid (or heal from) breast cancer, to become aware of. The following is a list of these reasons:

1. Girls are reaching puberty at a progressively earlier age, thus producing estrogen from a younger age
2. Women are reaching menopause at a later age, thus producing estrogen into later life (the combination of 1 and 2 lengthens the life-span of estrogen exposure further)
3. We are ingesting foods that contain phyto-estrogens that have estrogen-mimicking effects, such as our modern soy foods.
4. We are ingesting estrogen-mimicking chemicals inadvertently when we eat food that has been contaminated with estrogenic compounds (such as in meat and dairy products)
5. Many of the refined foods we eat contain preservatives that act as estrogens.
6. Plastics and canned packaging leach harmful chemicals into the food and water they are made to hold, some of which mimic estrogens (eg BPA)
7. Fat cells also produce estrogen, therefore if one has more fat cells it increases the production of estrogen
8. We are choosing to take in pharmacological estrogens (medical drugs containing estrogens) in the form of oral contraceptives and HRT
9. Many pharmacological drugs are preserved with chemicals with known estrogen-mimicking effects (eg parabens).
10. We apply cosmetics to our bodies that contain chemicals with estrogen-like functions in the form of creams, anti-perspirants, sun-tan lotions etc

The above is not an exhaustive list, however it gives you some idea of the multitude of diverse reasons/sources of estrogen we are being exposed to on a daily basis. It is the accumulation of estrogens from a variety of different sources that can ultimately contribute to a terrain that is ‘ripe’ for breast cancer. The good news however, is that most of these sources of estrogen, through increased awareness can, and should be, avoided.

In conclusion, while estrogen is not the only factor involved in causing (or exacerbating) breast cancer, the role it plays is an important and undeniable one, and it is up to anyone who wishes to reduce their risk to breast cancer (while enhancing their health) to take full heed of the factors that increase their life-time exposure to estrogen! Empower your self today!

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DITI- The Safer Alternative

While mammograms have been the widely accepted (and strongly promoted) method of screening for breast cancer since the 1950?s, the evidence now points strongly towards mammograms not only being unreliable in their role of screening, but in fact being responsible for posing real dangers to those women who have them! (see my previous article, ‘Mammograms ~ what your doctor won’t tell you!’)

The good news? There’s a safe and non-invasive alternative, and it’s called Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). Approved for clinical use in 1982, this quick and easy procedure that is not only pain-free and side-effect free, but most importantly radiation-free, is now widely available! This device makes use of an infra-red imaging camera that is used to detect subtle changes in skin temperatures that can indicate inflammation of the tissues which precedes cancer development.

DITI is a highly sensitive screening method that can pick up what would otherwise be imperceptible changes. It works by detecting physiological changes in the tissues (rather than looking for lumps as in mammography) and as a result,abnormal changes in the breast can be detected 10 years prior to that of a mammogram!
It is a very safe monitoring device for women of all ages, even for those very young women where mammography is especially contraindicated. It is often used for full-body imaging (not just the breast tissue) and is highly sensitive to pathology of the muscles, blood vessels, nerve and bone tissues throughout the body potentially revealing other problem areas.

So why then, if DITI is such a safe alternative to mammography, has it not been promoted as such by the various cancer groups? A conflict of interest is the reason! Take the ACS (American Cancer Society) for example, which has strong ties with the mammography industry. Five of their recent presidents have been radiologists, ensuring the ongoing support of the mammography industry who in turn conduct research for the ACS and donate considerable funds to it. In addition, the ACS supports several of the large manufacturers of mammogram equipment and film, who in turn, back ACS. It is a gigantic racket that prevents people from hearing the truth! As a result, safe and viable alternatives that pose a threat to mammography, are ignored or attacked. It’s all about the almighty dollar and not your health!

In summary, those women who wish to avoid the risks of radiation that regular mammograms pose (including increasing the risk and spread of breast cancer), should consider DITI instead as an annual screening test, as well as using it at times when potential problems are identified. This can be combined with the use of CBE (clinical breast examination) and monthly BSE (breast self examination) as a safe and effective method of identifying and monitoring all breast pathology.
It’s your body and your priority.  Choose the safest most effective benefits for long term health and don’t be bullied by the money making racketeers.  Empower yourself!

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Trying To Lose Weight But You Hit A Plateau?

So, you’ve decided it is time to lose some weight. You know where you’re at, and you know where you want to be; your goals are set.

You’ve already made some changes. You’ve switched your diet and most importantly, you’re likely feeling better. But you’ve hit a weight loss plateau. Now, maybe you’re ready to kick it into high gear.

Maybe you’re focused, doing well, not letting minor setbacks set you back, nor are you obsessing over perfection, but you really want to maximize what you’re doing to see some results. After all, there is no better weight loss motivation than seeing that what you’re doing is working. There are a couple strategies and supplements you can include in your regimen.

5 Strategies for Maximizing Weight Loss and Avoiding A Weight Loss Plateau

1. Exercise on an empty stomach.
Some people fuel up before a workout. But instead, perhaps, try exercising on an empty stomach. This may help your body burn excess fat as fuel. Quickly follow up your workout with a high protein meal to help replenish your muscles.

2. Eat one table spoon of healthy fat 20-30 minutes before your workout.
Even though this isn’t enough calories to count as a meal, this strategy certainly strikes against strategy number one. However, taking just one tablespoon of something like olive oil or coconut oil can help get your metabolism going before a workout.

3. Try the supplements L-Carnitine, Chromium Picolinate  and Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid; try taking it 30 minutes before a workout. It helps move fat molecules into the mitochondria of cells to process as fuel. It simply helps your body process fat the way it naturally would. Chromium Picolinate helps control blood sugar and may help you resist cravings for foods not on your diet. CLA is a great nutrient that aids in burning fat––particularly belly fat. It is a fatty acid present in grass fed beef, but also available in supplement form.

4. Try the “6 small meals instead of 3 big meals” strategy.
This is a favorite of a lot of folks in training, and the thought is that a steady supply of food instead of large gaps in between meals is better for metabolism function. It takes some planning, but if you have your diet down and want to maximize your weight loss, this strategy may be worth the effort.

5. Find an exercise that feels more like fun that exercise.
When you were young, exercise wasn’t called exercise; it was called football. Or riding your bike. Or having fun. Find something enjoyable, not something you dread or that feels like a chore. This is better for your overall well being, and you’ll be more likely to continue doing it.

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Macrobiotic Diet: Good or Bad

Have you noticed how many different diets, philosophies about diet, diet strategies, dietitians claiming to have found the last diet you’ll ever need, etc., that the task of even figuring out what your diet should consist of has become quite the challenge. Often, advices are conflicting, philosophies confusing and rules extremely restricting. One thing is certain: judging from the volume of answers to the question of “What should I eat?” There must be a number of people asking that question. And if that many people are asking the question, there must be something seriously wrong with the way we feed ourselves.

This is nothing new, though. As obesity rates rise – and the subsequent diseases associated with obesity – many people have risen to the occasion with their own take on how to solve the problem. What has resulted has been a slew of diet plans – there is the raw food diet, the vegan diet, the no carb diet,  and the list goes on, virtually forever. But in addition to the the raw food diet, the vegan diet, the no carb diet and the seemingly endless list, there is one diet that has become fairly popular lately that has been touted for its health-promoting benefits.

The macrobiotic eating plan has been making waves of late in health circles. But just what is a macrobiotic diet? What is a macrobiotic diet good for? This particular diet consists primarily of cereal grains. Vegetables and beans are also encouraged. Recommended semi-regularly are nuts and seeds, seasonal fruits and, occasionally, seafood. Meat, dairy, and eggs are discouraged, or recommended to be enjoyed perhaps once a month. Obviously, this plan focuses on vegetarian and seasonal eating and includes quite a bit of phytonutrients.

Many claim that the macrobiotic diet is good for people diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for cancer, but many people in mainstream medicine reject this idea, citing the fact that cancer patients often suffer from unwanted weight loss.

The macrobiotic diet stands in stark contrast to the diet I promote, which basically turns the proportions of this diet upside down. What macrobiotic enthusiasts may fail to take into account is the fact that grains are often contaminated with mycotoxins – fungal poisons – which can be detrimental to your health. Many have even been linked to cancer, a disease the diet is supposed to protect against. Furthermore, a diet rich in carbs might actually feed a pathogenic fungal infection, diabetes, celiac disease, cancer, etc. which may at once be unknown to the sufferer, but the source of many symptoms he or she experiences.

So as far as macrobiotic diets go: I agree with the limited low glycemic (un-sweet) fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I would totally exclude grains for the above listed reasons. Be smart about animal protein (grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free, wild caught and not farm raised fishes)

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has drawn so much attention via the news and the Internet recently. It’s so great that so many people have been motivated to try and help find a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s ever greater that we are raising awareness of a disease that many know nothing about because together we can wipe out disease.
It is a big concern that most of that funding will go toward finding a pharmaceutical drug that will ATTEMPT to treat the disease. Which saddens me, because we already have natural remedies that can greatly REDUCE your risk of ALS without having to take a dangerous drug.
Let’s talk about this for a minute. One thing we could do right now to stop ALS is to stop statin drug prescriptions.

Did you know that there’s a connection between this cholesterol-lowering category of drugs and ALS?

First, a World Health Organization drug monitoring group in Sweden started getting a flood of reports that statins – HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors – were associated with a “disproportionally high reporting of upper motor neurone lesions.” The kind one gets with ALS.1
But no one paid attention to the reports.

Mainstream medicine even ignored the evidence from researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

They did a “Statin Effects Study” that also looked into reports of the horrible effects of statin drugs. They found that ALL 10 people they looked at had ALS-like symptoms when taking their statin drugs, and ALL of them had the symptoms go away when they stopped taking the drug.2
There are other completely natural ways to help your body REDUCE the risk of ALS that you can use starting right now:

1) Vitamin B12 is a good example.

We’ve known about its benefits for ALS patients for years. When you give people with ALS high doses of methylcobalamin, the most absorbable form of vitamin B12, they can move around much better and with less pain. They get a huge increase in muscle action potential amplitudes (CMAPs).3 That’s the measure they use to find how well and ALS sufferer can move around.
A normal dose of B12 won’t do the trick though. In the study, people who got .5 mg a day showed no improvement in movement. You need much more.

Liver, red meat, clams and other shellfish are the best natural sources. That’s because B12 is only produced in the gut of animals. You can’t get it from plants. They don’t need B12 so they don’t store it. But animals do.

You can also supplement, but be aware that as you get older you may have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12. So use the most absorbable form which is methylcobalamin. It’s the active form of B12 that’s ready for your body to use. In addition, it’s the only form that can cross the blood brain barrier, so you can get it where you need it most. For brain protection, take at least 2,000 mcg per day.

2) The second thing to do is make sure you get enough omega-3s.

I talk to you about these healthy fats often, and this is why. The mountain of evidence showing how omega-3s improve your health and protect you is staggering.
A new study out of Harvard I found when I was doing research on this – which hasn’t even been printed yet – looked at over 1 million people and their risk for ALS. It shows that high intake of omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of ALS by 40-60%.4 Now that’s astounding! Show me a drug that does that.

A good source of omega-3s is to eat more small oily fish like sardines or herring. Sardines are at the bottom of the ocean’s food chain. They only feed on plankton so they don’t build up heavy metals and other contaminants in their flesh like larger fish do.
To really ramp up your levels of omega-3, I recommend supplementing with a combination of squid and kill oils. In one study, people taking krill oil had their omega-3s skyrocket by 178%.5 And squid oil has more DHA, the brain-protective omega-3, than any other source on earth. In fact, some squid oils can contain over 65% DHA.6
Make sure you get more than 3 grams of omega-3 a day for complete brain protection.

3.)  Take Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been shown to play a vital role. Coconut oil contains medium chain tri-glycerides (MCT) which are processed and metabolized in the liver into ketones.  Ketones penetrate the brain blood barrier and provide an alternative fuel source for the brain cells. Coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial and if the addition is not carefully managed it can result in extreme detoxification symptoms, which some people put down to being allergic to the oil. That is not the case, they need to just start a LOT more slowly, even 1 teaspoon a day with meals.

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1. Edwards I, Star K, Kiuru A. “Statins, neuromuscular degenerative disease and an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like syndrome: an analysis of individual case safety reports from vigibase.” Drug Saf. 2007;30(6):515-25.
2. Golomb B, Kwon E, Koperski S, Evans M. “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like conditions in possible association with cholesterol-lowering drugs: an analysis of patient reports to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Statin Effects Study.” Drug Saf. 2009;32(8):649-61.
3. Kaji R, Kodama M, Imamura A, Hashida T, Kohara N, Ishizu M, Inui K, Kimura J. “Effect of ultrahigh-dose methylcobalamin on compound muscle action potentials in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a double-blind controlled study.” Muscle Nerve. 1998;21(12):1775-8.
4. Fitzgerald K, O’Reilly E, Falcone G, McCullough M, Park Y, Kolonel L, Ascherio A. “Dietary ?-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake and Risk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.” JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jul 14. Epub ahead of print.
5. Maki K, Reeves M, Farmer M, Griinari M, Berge K, Vik H, Hubacher R, Rains T. “Krill oil supplementation increases plasma concentrations of EPA and DHA in overweight and obese men and women.” Nutr Res. 2009;29(9):609-15.
6. Hwang L, Liang J. “Fractionation of urea-pretreated squid visceral oil ethyl esters.” Journal of the American Oil Chemists‘ Society 2001;Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 473-476.

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Do You Suffer From Night Time Binges?

Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you’ve had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself binging at night?
You are not alone! Are you hungry after a big meal? Do you continue eating late into the night? Millions suffer from this devastating problem that leads to obesity, diabetes, and depression!

So, if you eat late at night just before bed, you will gain weight and get pre-diabetes. Your body will store the extra calories as fat instead of processing and burning them.
So, how does this happen? Have you ever thought about why, even after a big meal, you crave more food, more sugar, and more junk, and you want to have chips or sweets or other unhealthy foods? What is the root cause of this, and how do we deal with it?

Balance your hormones
It’s not a character flaw or an emotional issue that you have to fix. It’s not some psychological trauma that you have to get over (although for some, night eating is triggered by stress). It’s simple biology. All you have to do is understand why these changes happen in your body to make you crave food late at night, and then, you can overcome them.
The underlying cause is an imbalance of the hormones that regulate your appetite. These are what I call the four hormones of the apocalypse. There are specific things that trigger each of them, and if you understand how to balance them, you won’t have cravings for sweets and other foods…and you won’t be eating late at night.
These four hormones are the following:

  • Insulin – A very important hormone that your body produces to process the sugar in your diet. When your insulin spikes then crashes after eating sugar and flour or junk, it makes you hungry. This can even happen after a large meal of “good food.”
  • Leptin – This is the brake on your appetite. Leptin says to your brain, “Oh, I’m full. I don’t need any more food.” When you eat a lot of sugar, processed foods, and flour, the leptin doesn’t work anymore. Your brain actually becomes leptin resistant.
  • Ghrelin – A “hungerhormone” produced in your stomach that helps regulate your appetite. Ghrelin sends the message, “You should eat – I’m hungry!”
  • Peptide YY – A hormone that is produced in your intestines, and it says, “Hey, I’m full! I’ve had enough to eat. I don’t need any more.”

There is also one other hormone we need to consider: cortisol, the stress hormone. When you’re stressed, your cortisol level goes up, and when that happens, you get hungrier and your blood sugar and insulin levels rise. This sets the stage for pre-diabetes or insulin resistance, and it’s a vicious cycle.
So, all these hormones have to be kept in balance. How do you get them in balance? It’s very simple.

8 steps to end night time eating
Here are the 8 steps you should take to balance your hormones, stop the cravings, and end the nighttime binges.

  • Eat breakfast: This is the key strategy to stop the nighttime cravings. Of course, if you are binging at night, you probably won’t want to eat breakfast, because when you wake up, you’re still full. So, you have to break that cycle, and you have to start with breakfast: a good, protein breakfast. There are two breakfasts that I love and use all the time. The first is eggs in any form you like: as an omelet, fried, or poached. Eggs are a great source of protein that helps balance your blood sugar. Be sure to eat WHOLE eggs, not egg whites. The second is a whole food protein shake that can be made quite simply. I keep all the ingredients I need in my cupboard, so it’s ‘goof-proof,’ and I don’t have to think about it. It’s all there. I put in hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almond butter, coconut butter, frozen cranberries, frozen wild blueberries, and a little unsweetened coconut milk. I put those ingredients in the blender, and it’s fantastic. If you have one of those for breakfast, it’ll keep your blood sugar even all morning and all day.
  • Don’t drink your calories: If you have sugary, liquid calories in the form of sodas, juices, lattes, sports drinks, or iced teas, it will spike your insulin and blood sugar and will cause cravings.
  • Make sure you eat regularly: Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you want a snack in between, that’s fine, but make sure you eat at regular rhythms and regular times. Your body is a hormonal clock, and you have to eat in rhythm to keep it in balance.
  • Have protein and good-quality fat at every meal: Good fats are nuts and seeds, avocados, coconut, olive oil, or quality protein like chicken, fish, or grass-fed meat. Some combination of these (plus lots of vegetables) balances your blood sugar.
  • Find your pause button and soothe the stress: Stress makes you fat (and over eat); relaxing makes you thin. Learn to find your pause button and de-stress. Breathing, yoga, and exercise are some of my favorite ways to reduce stress, which helps reset the hormones, balance brain chemistry, and stop the cravings.
  • Prioritize sleep: If you don’t sleep, you will be hungry, especially for carbs and sugar. Why? Because when you deprive yourself of sleep, ghrelin, the hormone that drives hunger goes up and PYY, the hormone that makes you feel full, goes down. So, if you want to lose weight, sleep it off.
  • Find your food sensitivities: People don’t realize this, but you often crave the thing you’re allergic or sensitive to. And gluten and dairy are among the biggest triggers for food sensitivity. Try to get rid of these for a few weeks and see if your cravings stop.
  • Supplement to cut cravings: There are natural molecules that balance your blood sugar and your insulin and help stop the cravings.
    • Omega-3 fats,especially fish oil—a couple of capsules a day can really help.
    • Vitamin D also helps regulate hormones and balance insulin.
    •  Chromium, lipoic acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) can also help cut cravings.

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Why Do I Feel Bloated? Deflate Your Belly in Just One Week

It’s never the ideal time to be affected by belly bloat, but dealing with it during bathing suit season is just that much worse. The main reason behind uncomfortable bloat is an imbalance of the healthy bacteria in the gut. This is what happens when you eat foods that cause your stomach to bloat shortly after you eat them.

“We have more bacteria in our body than we have cells in our body, and these bacteria are creating havoc,” Dr. Steven Lamm, Medical Director of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health at NYU and author of No Guts, No Glory: Gut Solution-The Core of Your Total Wellness, explains. “These bacteria are part of our immune system and digestive system, but for some people, the nature of the ‘good’ bacteria have been altered and the bacteria are fermenting, (a metabolic process that converts sugars to acids, gases and/or alcohol).” That’s what causes bloating.

The promising news—following a few basic guidelines should relieve the majority of sufferers. Here’s how to deflate that balloon and make your abs look flatter within seven days (if not sooner).

Keep your mouth closed 
“Taking in excessive amounts of air, otherwise known as aerophagia, can be one cause of belly bloat and intestinal pain,” states Lamm. This happens when large quantities of inhaled oxygen fails to absorb into the small intestine (which would get burped out), but instead lingers in the abdomen, creating bloat and discomfort. A few ways to avoid sucking in too much air include; drinking without a straw, chewing more slowly, limiting the amount of talking-while-chomping, ditching the gum, hard candy and cigarettes, as well as keeping calm (because anxiety tends to bring on fast talking, another culprit of extra air ingesting).

Eat belly-loving foods 
There are some starchy foods that get fermented in your gut (causing gas, bloating, diarrhea) because your body can’t properly digest them—white carbs, wheat, legumes. You want to stay away from these. Also eliminate anything containing sugar or sugar substitutes.
The best way to begin the de-bloating process is by eating low-glycemic, low-starch, whole unprocessed foods. “Your diet should consist of proteins—eggs, chicken, meat, fish—and vegetables that are crunchy and/or green, such as kale, broccoli, celery and cauliflower,” he states. Nuts, nut butters and seeds are also on this list, as well as berries and passion fruits. “In other words, foods that feed the good bugs.”

Sip these two beverages 
Lamm suggests quenching your thirst with drinks that contain anti-inflammatory and health-promoting properties. His top two choices: green tea (which has been shown to possibly reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and dark cocoa (one tablespoon of 70 percent or higher, mixed with either rice or almond milk since dairy can contribute to belly bloat). In fact, a recent research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society states that dark chocolate encourages the good bacteria in the gut to produce anti-inflammatory compounds. As for what not to drink—alcohol and fruit juices since both are high in sugar, as well as carbonated beverages, which cause gas.

Supplement your diet 
If you’re looking for additional assistance, taking probiotic supplements is another way to help rebuild the healthy bacteria that is essential for good gut health. Also, if you are constipated (not having two or three normal bowel movements a day), consider taking magnesium citrate capsules. Remember digestive enzymes as well. For further information on how to improve your gut health call our office today 813-968-5404.

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