10 Reasons to Throw out your Microwave Oven

From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies, we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens.

1. Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term – permanent – brain damage by “shorting out” electrical impulses in the brain [de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue].

2. The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.

3. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.

4. The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.

5. Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.

6. The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.

7. Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.

8. The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.

9. Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.

10. Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.

Healthy fats, who knew fats could have so many benefits!

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MCT Oil is an amazing, natural product. Who ever said there wasn’t such thing as healthy fat?

MCT is short for Medium Chain Triglycerides. Where do MCT Oils come from? The most common source is coconuts but is also found in palm kernel oil. You may or may not have heard or saw it on the infamous Doctor Oz television show were it had the biggest growth in demand. Although used for ages, MCT Oil has grown popular with many people living a healthy lifestyle.

The few benefits of MCT Oil are:

– Provides Quick Energy
– Build Muscle Mass
– Boost Metabolism
– Helps You Burn More Calories
– Thermogenic Effect
– Reduces Fat Stores
– Supports Healthy Digestion
– Supports Skin and Hair Health

MCT Oil is virtually unflavored and is most commonly mixed in your morning coffee. It can also be taken straight from a tablespoon or mixed in your favorite smoothie! Try our favorite MCT Oil by Now Foods.

 

Nutrition for the family pet. Keep your furry friends joints healthy. Here’s how!

There are a few times, however, when supplements are beneficial. One example is in the management of canine degenerative joint disease (otherwise known as osteoarthritis or simply arthritis). Enough practical experience and scientific evidence is available to make recommending some types of nutritional supplements aimed at improving joint health standard.

Fairly solid evidence exists supporting the positive effect of the following:
– a combination of chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, and manganese ascorbate

– Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU)

– Omega 3 Fatty Acids

– green-lipped mussels

– polysulfated glycosaminoglycans

– P54FP (an extract of turmeric)

– injectable pentosan polysulphate (available from compounding pharmacies)

Wonderful, you might be thinking, where do I buy a product that includes all of those ingredients and nothing else? There’s the rub. Each joint supplement on the market contains its own blend of ingredients. Some may have several of the above, others a different combination or only a single ingredient with or without the addition of other things of questionable value. And that’s not all. Quality control in the supplement market can be less than ideal, so even if the label states that a particular ingredient is included at a particular dose, consumers may still have reason to question the product’s composition. Finally, a lot of individual variation exists in patient response to joint supplements (and medications in general). What works best for one dog may be ineffectual in another.

In an attempt to deal with the uncertainty surrounding joint supplements, I generally recommend products made by reputable manufacturers that contain at least a couple of the ingredients mentioned above. I also like to see scientific research that supports the effectiveness of a particular product (not just the ingredients that are included) as a method of quality assurance. After a dog has been on one joint protectant for a month or so, I evaluate how he or she is doing. If the owner and I agree that the improvement is satisfactory (granted that’s a nebulous assessment) then we continue as is. If we think we could do better, I’ll recommend another product with a different set of active ingredients, and we’ll try that one for a month.

If the dog’s condition has not improved after trying three highly regarded products with dissimilar ingredient lists for a month each, I’ll stop recommending joint protectants for that particular individual and start leaning more heavily on other ways of treating degenerative joint disease. It is important to remember that a multi-modal approach to treatment is almost always best. Joint supplements are good, but work even better in combination with weight loss, non-steroidal antiinflammatories, other pain relievers (e.g., tramadol, gabapentin, or amantidine), physical therapy, acupuncture, stem cell therapy, massage, cold laser treatments, and even surgery in extreme cases.

Dr. Jennifer Coates

Source
Systematic review of clinical trials of treatments for osteoarthritis in dogs. Aragon CL, Hofmeister EH, Budsberg SC. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2007 Feb 15;230(4):514-21.

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