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Vitamin C and Cancer

Nov 24, 2015 - 0 comments

A large, decade-long research study led Dr. James Engstrom at the UCLA found that men who took 800 mg of vitamin C per day — which is more than 10 times the RDA — had less heart disease and lived up to six years longer than those following the conventional guideline of 60 mg/day.

Another study that included about 11,200 elderly people, published in 1996, found that seniors who took high-potency vitamin C and E had an overall reduced mortality rate of 42 percent.

Researchers at the Lewis Cantley of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York published a paper that  shows high doses of vitamin C help kill and eliminate colorectal cancer cells with certain genetic mutations. According to the International Business Times.

"Since over half of the colorectal cancer cases in humans are linked to mutations in the KRAS and BRAF genes, the researchers believe that their study findings call for more research into the therapeutic use of vitamin C for colorectal cancer cases."

The National Cancer Institute, said other studies show high-dose vitamin C can help slow the growth of prostate, pancreatic, liver, and colon cancer cells. The institute also recognizes human studies showing IV vitamin C can help improve symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain, and loss of appetite.

All that being said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved IV high-dose vitamin C for the treatment of cancer or any other disease.
I expect Paxiled will say something negative about the above post.

Foods for Digestion Problems

Nov 19, 2015 - 1 comments

Foods for Digestion Problems
According to research, the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism could be leaky gut symptoms.
You can begin repairing your gut and healing digestion naturally.
Bone Broth Not the type from a can, but the one you make like your grandmother made. With marrow, tendons, ligaments, and every part of the animal being boiled and then simmered for days days.
All the simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release compounds like collagen, which can transform your digestive health. Collagen protects and soothes the digestive tract's lining so that it sometimes helps people with food allergies and sensitivities begin to tolerate those foods.
Coconut Products, like coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut water are great for healing digestion and having a healthy gut. They help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.
Coconut oil and coconut milk are loaded with electrolytes and healthy, digestible fats, that help the digestive tract  to keep hydrated, reducing the risk of constipation. They also provide double the digestive healing power: Because of their natural antifungal properties, coconut oil and coconut milk are potent bad-bacteria and candida (yeast) fighters. Candida imbalances are known to decrease stomach acid, which also leads to poor digestion and inflammation. To get these benefits, try using coconut oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil in your recipes or adding coconut milk to your coffee.  
Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body's ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection.  ( I like Cardioviva brand)  Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, miso, and natto are loaded with the stuff. They help your body maintain healthy bowel movements. They also help heal leaky gut and constipation. Make smoothies with kefir instead of yogurt.
Kombucha, is packed with high levels of healthy acids, probiotics, and enzymes. These help kombucha not only help heal the digestive system, but also protect it from leaky gut and other issues. One study even found that in mice with stomach ulcers, four days of the frizzy drink was as effective as a prescription medication at treating the ulcers.
Sprouted seeds like chia, flax, and hemp they're tiny  loaded with fiber.They'er good for your bowels.

UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare in Blow to Health Law

Nov 19, 2015 - 0 comments

UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare in Blow to Health Law

You need more protein

Nov 17, 2015 - 16 comments

If you want rapid weight loss, whether you eat a ribs-and-burgers diet, or live a vegan lifestyle and carefully balance your vegetable proteins, chances are you need more, especially if you want rapid weight loss.

The Recommended Daily Allowance for men is 56 grams a day, and for women it’s 46 grams. That’s about what you’d get in 4 to 5 chicken drumsticks or two large hamburgers. Or 2 ½ pork chops, 15 slices of bacon, or an 8-ounce steak.

In a 2015 study in the American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that those who ate twice as much protein as the Recommended Daily Allowance had greater net protein balance and muscle protein synthesis that means it was easier for them to maintain and build muscle, and keep their metabolisms high. So even if you eat a burger for lunch and a couple of pork chops for dinner, you’re still coming up short in the protein department. To help you reach your fitness and weight-loss goals, the researchers behind Zero Belly Cookbook uncovered and ranked these 30 best high-protein foods for metabolism.

Wheatgrass Powder,
2 grams per 1.25 Tbsp
30 calories, Even a tiny dose like this packs fiber, protein, tons of vitamin A and K, folic acid, manganese, iodine, and chlorophyll, to name a few.  just know that a single tablespoon will have you operating at peak performance levels. So even if the protein count is low, you’ll last longer at the gym.

2 g per fruit
Plenty of studies have shown that grapefruit is a powerful weight-loss food. One study in the Journal of Medical Food found that people who ate half a fresh grapefruit a day lost 3 ½ pounds in 12 weeks and making no changes in diet or exercise. And pair it with green tea, as part of the 17-Day Green Tea Diet. Its metabolism-boosting compounds, called catechins, increase metabolism and speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy.

2 grams per 2 Tbsp
Flax has a good fiber content and rich omega-3 fatty acid, but flax is actually a potent protein source as well. Two tablespoons gives you 2 grams of muscle-building protein as well as 4 grams of metabolism-enhancing fiber. Mix some into a protein shake.

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder,
2 g per 2 Tbsp
Mix some cocoa powder into a smoothie for a boost. In addition to delivering a gram of protein for every 12 calories, it will also give you 4 grams of fat-burning fiber and 20% of your daily value for the essential muscle-making mineral manganese. ( do your research as MANY cocoa products contain unacceptable levels of cadmium)

Hubbard Squash,
2.5 grams per ½ cup
It's a metabolism-boosting protein. The seeds have 8 grams of protein per ¼ cup once you’ve roasted and salted them, but the squash meat itself will supply another few grams. Spice it up with cinnamon and serve it as an alternative to sweet potatoes.

2.5g per falafel
Falafels are little balls of chickpeas and herbs that deliver a gram of protein for every 25 calories.

Passion Fruit,
2.5 grams per ½ cup
Like pomegranate, passion fruit delivers a surprising dose of protein thanks to its edible seeds; a half cup also gives you 12 grams of fiber and more than half a day’s vitamin C. It will boost your metabolism.

Sweet Peas,
3 grams per ½ cup
Like all legumes, peas are great sources of protein. But you can get an additional boost from sweet peas, the kind that come in their own edible pods. You’ll get a gram of protein for every 15 calories you consume.

Broccoli Rabe,
3.3 grams per serving
This has one of the highest protein-per-calorie ratios in the world: 1 gram of protein for every 8.7 calories. A serving will give you 3.3 grams for just 28 calories that’s more protein than a spoonful of peanut butter.

4 grams per fruit
High in healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados, It's one of the superfoods.

4 grams per serving
Most mushrooms deliver about 4 grams of protein per serving, for less than 40 calories. They’re also a great source of selenium, a mineral that’s essential for proper muscle function.

5 grams per ½ cup (cooked)
less than 5 grams of carbs for every gram of protein, about what you’ll get from  quinoa. Spelt and amaranth deliver similar benefits.

5 grams per fruit
Pomegranates are a protein powerhouses. The protein is in the seeds of the fruit.
Don't buy the one that's a drink it's loaded with sugar.

Japanese soba noodles,
5.8g per cup, cooked
113 calories per cup, soba noodles have a low 24 grams of carbs.

6 grams per 1 cup serving
In addition to its 4 grams of fiber, a cup of oatmeal delivers as much protein as an egg.

6 g each
Two-thirds of the egg’s protein is in the white, but the egg yolks are the single best dietary source of the B vitamin choline, an essential nutrient used in the construction of all the body’s cell membranes. Choline deficiency is linked directly to the genes that cause visceral fat accumulation, particularly in the liver. Yet according to a 2015 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, only a small percentage of all Americans eat daily diets that meet the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Adequate Intake of 425 mg for women and 550 mg for men.

6 grams per ½ cup
Hummus delivers a gram of protein for each 36 calories. Made from chickpeas and olive oil.