One question I was asked recently was “what does my digestion have to do with my ability to get a good night’s rest”? The answer to this question is multifactorial, but let me begin by saying that we all have “bugs” in our gut that are both healthy and unhealthy for us. They consist of bacteria, viruses, microorganisms, and parasites.
It has been said that parasites are more active at night, and just their activity may keep us awake.  So by decreasing unhealthy parasites, in addition to unhealthy bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other microorganisms, and then increasing the good healthy bacteria we can improve our sleep.   But how do we do this….with the use of herbs, supplements, pre and probiotics, detoxification, and building our immune system.
I belief we all have some level of dysbiosis which is an unhealthy and improper balance of flora and bacteria and other microorganisms in our gut. This impart, is due to the toxic food and water we consume, the poor quality air we breath, and the general toxicity we now live in.

What used to be a healthy microbiome (the optimal balance of bacteria and microorganisms) in our gut has now become an unhealthy battling ground for many different bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other pathogens, struggling to take over real estate control in our gut.
Concomitantly, much of our immune system also resides in our gut. Since our immune system maintains and occupies a large portion of itself in and around our gut wall, it tries to maintain a division between us and what it sees as “other.” Its job is to keep the “other” out while letting good healthy nutrients in.
I would guess that if you are reading this email you have probably heard of the term “Leaky Gut” which is really code for allowing unwanted things (like bacteria, viruses, and large proteins) into your body and bloodstream, that under normal healthy conditions, would never enter your bloodstream. This creates havoc for both your immune system and your body’s detoxification system, like your liver and kidneys. We have always had some friendly and unfriendly micro-organisms inside of us, (what I’m calling bugs), and there is a balance that takes place between these bugs and our immune system. This balance allows us to stay healthy. When this balance is thrown off, what ensues is infection, and these infections may be low grade, chronic, and not easily recognized, and coincidentally, regularly appear to be concurrent with sleep issues.
Unfortunately, on a daily basis, due to the toxic soup we live in, this balance is being challenged and shifted toward the unhealthy, creating unrest and chaos, not only at the level of our gut and immune system, but at a cellular level. This is known as inflammation, and inflammation is known to be at the root cause of all chronic diseases.

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One question I was asked recently was “what does detoxification have to do with improving sleep”?


Well, there are a myriad of reasons for this and I’ll name just a few.


First off, let me say that we all have Bugs in our gut… meaning healthy or unhealthy bacteria, viruses, other microorganisms, and parasites – and we all have them.


Additionally, it is suspected that parasites are more active at night, so doing what it takes to bring balance back to our gut by decreasing unhealthy parasites, bacteria, and yeast and increasing our good healthy bacteria with the use of herbs, supplements, pre and probiotics, detoxification and building our immune system can help us sleep.


So let me explain…


I belief we all have some level of Dysbiosis or unhealthy and improper balance of flora and bacteria and other microorganisms in our gut. This impart, is due to the toxic food and water we consume, and the general toxicity we now live in.


This creates a challenge for our body’s natural homeostatic functions. Homeostasis is a word we use to describe our body’s ability to maintain a state of healthy balance so that all of our 50 trillion cells are able to live in harmony, keeping us alive and healthy.


As we look at this more closely, we realize that what used to be a healthy microbiome (this is the healthy balance of bacteria and microorganisms) in our gut has now become an unhealthy battling ground for many different bacteria, viruses, parasites and other pathogens, struggling to take over real estate control of our gut.


Much of our immune system sits in our gut. Since our immune system maintains and occupies a large portion of itself in and around our gut wall, it tries to maintain integrity between ourselves and what it sees as “other.” Its job is to keep the “other” out while letting good healthy nutrients in.


At this point, I think we have all heard of “Leaky Gut” which is really code for, allowing unwanted things like (“other”) into our body, creating havoc for both our immune system and our body’s ability to maintain homeostasis.


Coincidentally, keep in mind that if you impact your digestive system in a negative way, you can also impact your brain in a negative way.


 There is a well known connection between the gut and the brain through the Vagus nerve and the relationship of our intestinal barrier and the blood brain barrier.


To further explain, we have always had some friendly and unfriendly micro-organisms inside of us, I’ll call them bugs, and there is a balance that takes place between the bugs, our brain, and our immune system. This balance allows us to stay healthy. When this healthy balance is thrown off, what ensues is infection, and these infections may be low grade, chronic, and not easily recognized, and regularly appear to be concurrent with sleep issues.


Unfortunately, on a daily basis, due to the toxic soup we live in, this balance is being shifted toward the unhealthy, creating unrest and chaos, not only at the level of our gut, brain and immune system, but at a cellular level.


On a more philosophical and esoteric level, I would say that this imbalance is also showing up in our society as a whole, and that our bodies are a small microcosm of what is really happening out in the world.


This can also be recognized as inflammation and we have all heard about inflammation being at the root cause of all chronic diseases.


As you begin to see the vastness of how one system is impacted by toxins and how this flows into so many other systems, all causing inflammation at the cellular level, (and understand that we basically we live and die at the cellular level), you can begin to understand the vastness of the complications and why our sleep, which lies at the fundamental center of our night time health can be severely impacted by the toxins we are exposed to.


So with this in mind, removing toxins allows the body to begin to get back to a healthier state of homeostasis and allows our intelligent innate life control center to return our bodies back to a healthier state.


In conclusion, I have always found that doing a detoxification program can help people improve their sleep and during this detoxification program I always address their gut function too.

What Are Prebiotics and Why Do We Need Them

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Prebiotics are to probiotics what fertilizer does for gardens. They are the foods that nourish the healthy bacteria and help them to “set up shop” and thrive in your GI tract. Incorporating foods that are high in prebiotic fibers into your diet is an essential part of the journey toward a balanced microbiome.

By definition, prebiotics are nondigestible fiber compounds that pass (undigested) through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth and activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by directly nourishing them and helping them thrive.

Cooked Whole Unrefined Grains and Grain-like Seeds:

  • Oats
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Quinoa
  • Brown or Wild Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Barley
  • Whole Wheat
  • Flour Wheat Bran

*Remember, the more unrefined, the better. For example, steel cut oats are better than rolled and raw steel cut oats are better than plain steel cut.

Raw Herbs, Vegetables, and Fresh Fruits:

  • Chicory Root
  • Burdock Root
  • Dandelion Root
  • Tomatoes
  • Jicama
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Garlic
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Asparagus
  • Yacon
  • Banana
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Apples

Other Prebiotics:

  • Pistachios
  • Unrefined Honey
  • Acacia Gum
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Fermented Foods:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Cabbage
  • Miso
  • Kefir

Tips For Eating More Prebiotic Foods:

• Snack on pistachios and hummus with jicama sticks!
• Try adding fresh asparagus and apple cider vinegar to your salad.
• Soak your oats overnight instead of cooking them for delish raw oatmeal with honey and bananas!
• Make a yummy salsa or guacamole with fresh onion and garlic.
• Buy sprouted grain breads and try replacing white rice with quinoa!

 

Article Source: Hyperbiotics

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Your Definitative Guide to Constipation

Constipation can bring you to your knees

If you often struggle to go poop, you're not alone. Chronic constipation is one of the most common digestive issues.
Although constipation is pretty easy to detect, it can be caused by many different underlying conditions, so it may not be as easy to treat.
So let’s look at some of the most common causes and treatments for constipation.
Most Common Causes of Constipation
A Fiber Shortage– Dietary fiber isn’t digested by your body, but instead travels relatively intact through your stomach and intestines. As fiber travels down your intestinal tract, it absorbs water which ultimately adds bulk to your stool and assists in the movement of waste products through your intestines. A shortage of fiber in your diet can be directly related to your difficulty going to the bathroom.
Dehydration– As you can see with adequate amounts of fiber in your diet, you will need to add water for that fiber to work.
Food Sensitivities– Constipation can be a common symptom of digestive disturbances related to food sensitivities + food sensitivities can cause inflammation. Inflammation disrupts your body’s ability to digest and eliminate inflammatory foods. Although food sensitivity can be caused by a wide range of foods, gluten and dairy are the most common culprits.
Disruption of the Gut Flora– Your digestive system is home to a wealth of different types of good bacteria that help break down and absorb food and then eliminate waste. Many factors such as taking antibiotics or oral contraceptives, stress, or inflammation can disrupt the natural gut flora leading to yeast overgrowth, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and leaky gut, all of which can cause constipation.
Bowel Obstruction– A more acute cause of constipation can be an obstruction in the small or large intestine that prevents your stool from moving through. Common causes of intestinal obstructions are scar tissue or adhesions caused by abdominal surgery, hernias, tumors, Crohn’s disease (which can narrow or twist the intestine) or even cancer.
Hypothyroidism– An underactive thyroid, slows down many of the body’s systems, including elimination. For your body to eliminate waste, your colon must contract, and slow or weak colon contractions can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. It’s estimated that 25 million American have an underactive thyroid and most have no idea that they do.
Autoimmune Disease– Autoimmune diseases are triggered when your body is working hard to defend itself against something potentially dangerous, such as an allergen, a toxin, an infection, or even a food, and it fails to successfully differentiate between the intruder or toxin and parts of your own body. This causes your immune system to attack your own organs. Autoimmune diseases can affect many different systems in your body; they include neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease, thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto’s, and multiple-system conditions such as Lupus. All of these diseases can cause constipation.
There are, of course, many other potential causes for constipation, such a not getting enough exercise, excessive stress, or regular painkillers use, so it is best to take a comprehensive view of your health and what factors might be contributing to your constipation. Once you understand what is causing your constipation you can properly treat it.
Our digestive system is built to remove toxins and wastes from our body. When we don’t eliminate properly and regularly, these toxins build up in our intestines, and then can be absorbed into our bloodstream. When the waste sits stagnant in our intestines, it produces bacteria that can disrupt the balance of healthy flora in our gut and can lead to inflammation.
Many people believe that the easiest and perhaps only way to relieve their constipation is to resort to laxatives, but these can be harsh on the body and are ultimately a short-term solution since they don’t address the true underlying cause of constipation.

To truly cure constipation, it’s key to identify the root cause and treat that along with the symptoms.

Solutions for Treating and Preventing Constipation

Drink Plenty of Water– To keep your intestines moving, make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water a day. This is especially important if you drink diuretics such as coffee or alcohol.
Consume Enough Dietary Fiber– Eating foods rich in dietary fiber is a staple for regularity, so be sure to reach for a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Avoid Inflammatory Foods – While you’re reaching for high-fiber foods, stay away from foods that are inflammatory, particularly gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar. Since food sensitivity and inflammation triggers are unique to each individual, I recommend you begin an elimination diet to identify your own food sensitivities.
Start Taking Probiotics– If your gut balance has been disrupted, it’s key to restore the beneficial bacteria that keeps your gut in check. Taking probiotic supplements will ensure that you have plenty of the good bacteria needed for regular bowel movements.
Get Your Thyroid Tested– If you and your doctor suspect your constipation is caused by hypothyroidism, you should have your thyroid levels tested (including T3, Free T3, and Reverse T3). If your T3 levels are low, you will want to adopt a thyroid protocol including a high-quality multivitamin, a gluten-free diet, and potentially taking a prescription thyroid medication.
Get Tested for Autoimmune Disease – Get a blood test for ANA (antinuclear antibodies), which are the antibodies that typically attack your tissues instead of foreign invaders, as well as more specific types of antibodies, such as thyroid antibodies. This will help you uncover any underlying autoimmune conditions and armed with this knowledge, you can halt or even reverse your symptoms. By eliminating toxic foods, introducing restorative ingredients, and identifying environmental toxins, autoimmune symptoms and antibodies can be reversed.
Intestinal Scope– If you experience severe and constant belly pain with your constipation, you could be suffering from an intestinal obstruction and you should see a Gastrointestinal MD immediately. Your physician will perform a scope to identify the obstruction to determine next steps.
While you are treating the root cause of your constipation, you can relieve your immediate symptoms with a magnesium citrate supplement, which plays a vital role in metabolic functions and aids bowel movements by attracting water into your intestines.
In my office, after ruling out all of the above causes of constipation I recommend my patients try Magnesium Citrate. Magnesium Citrate helps relax bowel spasms and is an osmotic laxative. Magnesium citrate is non addictive and gentle.
To determine the level of magnesium you need I recommend starting with one 100mg pill at night and increase by one pill a day up to a maximum of 1000 mg or 1 gram a day. Stay at the current dosage when you are having one to three firm but not hard bowel movements. If you have loose stool back down to the level where you had firm bowel movements.
You don’t need to suffer through or simply accept constipation as a regular part of life. If you continue to deal with constipation, take an in-depth look at your diet, your environment, your microbiome and your habits to uncover the real cause of your constipation and discover the right solution to get regular!

 

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Underlying Factors That Contribute To Autoimmune Conditions

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When your gut and your digestion are working properly, your body will automatically be able to boost and support your health, which will improve your immunity to infections.

Did you know that 60-80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Improving your digestive function is a good first step towards reducing the symptoms of inflammation that underlie an autoimmune condition.

But how do you improve your digestive function?

Lifestyle and environment are an important factor here. A relaxing lifestyle promotes good digestion and a stressful lifestyle with a stressful environment promotes non-digestion. So first, we want to improve the function of the part of your nervous system that supports relaxation, this is called your Parasympathetic Nervous System. (I don’t mean to scare you with large, scientific names, so let’s look at it another way).

Activities like yoga, meditation or a slow, enjoyable walk, are parasympathetic oriented and nurturing to your body, (mind and spirit too). They let your body know that it is safe, and it can now allow blood to flow to your internal organs where food digestion takes place.

On the other hand, if your nervous system is experiencing a lot of stress or anxiety, either from the outside world or from your thinking mind, your body knows it might need to run, fight or hide. This is no time to send blood to your internal organs, this is a time when your outer body and extremities need the blood flow to support and protect you while you run, fight or hide. This would be an example of stimulation to your Sympathetic Nervous System, and when it takes over, digestion is no longer a priority, in fact, it could be a detriment to your survival.

So, you can see that relaxation becomes imperative for good digestion and gut function.

And if you’re truly relaxed, you would automatically find that you would chew your food more slowly and completely. This ultimately prepares your food for improved digestion which begins in your mouth and your stomach. From here, if your mouth and stomach process food correctly, the rest of your digestive tract will receive the proper messages that will automatically trigger the rest of your digestion to function properly.

When this doesn’t happen, you get stomach aches and improper or poor digestion. So although this probably won’t fix your digestive problem, if you already have an autoimmune condition, it is an important place to start, as lifestyle and environment make a huge difference in our overall health and well-being.

How else can I improve my digestion?

Drink plenty of water... in between meals, not a lot during your meal. I don’t mean any water during your meal, I just mean, not a lot. I used to drink a lot of water with my meals and ended up with a stomach ache. I discovered I was diluting my stomach HCL (hydrochloric acid) too much and maybe my digestive enzymes, and it was giving me a stomach ache. So when I stopped drinking so much water with my meals, my stomach pain subsided. (This took me a long time to learn, so trust me on this one).

Drinking water when thirsty in between meals will promote a healthy transit time for your food from your mouth to the toilet, and it will help clear out your colon (large intestine).

How do I evaluate my transit time? Is it to Fast or to Slow?

If you are having loose/unformed stools, particularly with undigested food in them, your transit time is likely too fast.

If you are not having 1-3 bowel movements daily and experience a hard stool, then your transit time is likely too slow.

And, of course, your diet makes a difference!

Inflammatory or toxic foods will irritate your digestive system and feed the bad bugs that reside in your gut, these are the ones we don’t want to feed. These bad bugs can make your food’s transit time too fast or too slow. A diet low in fiber or pre and probiotics will also do the same thing, so making sure you get the good bugs from probiotics and fermented foods are important too.

However, if you have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) you will need to approach this in a specific manner as you have bugs in your small intestine that are normally only found in your large intestine or colon, and feeding them will create more gas, bloating and pain in your small intestine.

So, What are the Signs & Symptoms of Disrupted Digestion?

Belching - Bloating - Gas - Gurgling sounds – Stomach pain -Diarrhea - Constipation – Foul-smelling stools and basically, any elimination other than “ideal.”

Unfortunately, once your symptoms of poor digestion become obvious, your microbiome (the healthy bacteria and bugs in your gut) have probably become disturbed or “out of balance”. So adding in some herbs to reduce the bad bacteria and bugs and then later adding-in, or re-seeding with some good bugs (pre and probiotics) becomes imperative to regaining your healthy gut function.

Many times in an autoimmune condition improving your digestion, gut health and function are the first places to start. Additionally, improving your digestion and gut health are a way to avoid triggering the future development of an autoimmune condition.

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Your Definitive Guide to Poor Digestion

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If your body can’t properly digest and absorb the food in your small intestine, you can experience a multitude of unpleasant symptoms – gas, bloating and poor digestion. What’s more, the small intestine is the place where nutrients get absorbed and power up the processes in your body. Issues with absorption there may lead to the development of nutrient deficiencies or dysbiosis – an imbalance in the bacteria and flora in your intestinal tract.

At any time, your gut contains a carefully maintained balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria. As undigested food travels down the digestive system, it feeds the ‘bad’ bacteria and starves the ‘good’ ones. When the improperly digested food reaches the large intestine, it will also impact the balance of good and bad bacteria in the colon. Eventually, these imbalances lead to gut inflammation which, if left untreated, can cause a multitude of health complaints and diseases.

What’s contributing to your poor digestion?

Poor digestion is often caused by low hydrochloric acid (HCL), also known as stomach acid. Its role is to maintain the acidic environment inside your stomach. When the combination of the HCL and the contents of your stomach get released into the small intestine, the acidity triggers the release of pancreatic enzymes, which are responsible for digestion inside the small intestine. The pancreas secretes important enzymes that buffer and neutralize the acid coming from your stomach, and that digest the fats, peptides and starches inside your small intestine. If there’s a deficiency or lack of these digestive enzymes, indigestion occurs.

One of the most common culprits is Leaky Gut – a medical condition that’s still shrouded in mystery. Leaky gut is characterized by the destruction of the brush border of your small intestine and can contribute to indigestion problems. If you’re sensitive to a food group or exposed to toxins, you may also experience inflammation which decreases the enzymatic production. The enzymes in your digestive tract are also particularly susceptible to stress, the effects of aging, as well as genetics.

If your poor digestion is due to enzyme deficiency, you can target the issue by supplementing. Using a digestive enzyme eases the burden of many of the most common root causes of chronic diseases like leaky gut, Candida or SIBO, as well as chronic inflammation due to a poor diet.

How to treat poor digestive function before it becomes a chronic health condition?

Treating poor digestive function is a complex and multifaceted issue and as such, requires a multifaceted solution. In functional medicine, we tend to use the 4R Approach, which removes, replaces, re-inoculated and repairs the digestive system. The 4R approach relies on several products which complement each other and work synergistically together, so taking them together can be beneficial.

1. Remove: The first step towards healing your gut is removing the factors that negatively impact your digestive tract. These include inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs and sugar, and minimizing the impact of infections from parasites, yeast, viruses or bacteria. I also recommend getting rid of irritants such as alcohol, caffeine, and drugs. In some cases, you may already have a severely compromised gut in which case it may be difficult to safely remove the foreign toxins and bacteria. If this is the case, I recommend supplementing with a binder such as the SBI Protect: it will safely eliminate the harmful bi-products or elements through your stool.

2. Replace: Once you have removed the main culprits of poor digestion, you need to replace the digestive enzymes which catalyze (boosts and initiates) the digestive process. The safest and most effective option is going with a digestive enzyme supplement like Digestzyme-V: it will restore and replenish the digestive enzymes, ensuring that your body can properly break down and absorb the nutrients from food. A recent study discovered a link between the health of the gastrointestinal system and the behavioral symptoms in autistic children, both of which showed improvement after supplementing with digestive enzymes.
If you suffer from acid reflux or have low stomach acid levels, you may also want to add an HCL supplement, like Betaine and Pepsin or Ortho Digestzyme. Ortho Digetzyme supports the pancreatic function in addition to the HCL and improves the breakdown of macronutrients like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

How to know if your stomach acid level is low? Take a capsule of HCL with some water before a protein meal and see how you feel after 30 minutes. If you experience a burning sensation, it means your stomach acid levels are good so you don’t need to take more supplements. However, if you feel nothing, this is a good sign you might need to add additional HCL supplements.

3. Reinoculate: As we covered earlier, the imbalance between the good and bad bacteria is often the main culprit of poor digestion. To restore the healthy balance, you can reintroduce beneficial bacteria through high- quality, multi-strain, high-potency probiotics like Probiotic 225.

4. Repair: Last but certainly not least, you need to start repairing your gut by providing the necessary nutrients to restore its lining. What I usually recommend to my clients is Glutashield: it’s one of the most powerful weapons against the symptoms of a leaky gut because of its high concentration of L-glutamine – the fuel source for our cells to grow and repair. The glutamine in Glutashield is a key energy source for the gastrointestinal tract. It also maintains the integrity of the gut and enhances the protective mucosal lining. Glutamine is particularly important if you’re dealing with stress as it regulates the intestinal barrier function. It also stimulates the growth of the small intestinal mucosa and enhances ion transport by the gut, which is important to maintain the health of the digestive tract and protect it from atrophy and impairment.

When looking for a gut healing protocol, you should be striving not only for a therapeutic dose of high-quality glutamine but also make sure it contains high potency probiotics, as well as immunoglobulins. The latter is our bodies’ natural defense mechanism against foreign invaders.

Indigestion is certainly unpleasant, but it does it have to be your final health outcome. If you’re overcoming a leaky gut or experiencing digestive issues such as gas, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea or undigested food in your stool, or if you are transitioning from a diet rich in processed foods; following a comprehensive gut healing protocol may be just what you need.

Indigestion is certainly unpleasant and often embarrassing. In my next blog, we will cover constipation – another problem that’s hard to miss but can be just as challenging to overcome. Stay tuned to read what causes your constipation and how you can get rid of it.

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Let’s start by talking about some statistics.

According to Stephanie Senoff, a Senior scientist at MIT:

"If the present scale of growth continues apace,
1 out of every 2 children
in the United States
Will be on the autism spectrum.
by 2032. . ."

Whether you think vaccines are good for our children or not, here are some alarming statistics….

The FDA, our protective body, allows for what they consider safe levels of Aluminum for a newborn 8-10lb. baby.

Consider this. In an IV drip, 30 mcgs of Aluminum over a 24 hour period is the limit the FDA considers safe.

But in one Hep B vaccine, there is 250 mcgs Aluminum, which is typically given 12 hours after birth.

By 2 months they get 5-8 more shots. Therefore, in a matter of seconds, they get 1200-2000 mcgs of Aluminum. Compare this to what they consider a safe limit of only 30 mcgs of Aluminum over a 24 hour period.

This is 100’s of times more than what's considered safe by the FDA, our protective body. Does this make sense to you? Am I missing something here?

When you look at all the toxins that children are exposed to, even before birth, Stephanie Senoff’s prediction that by 2032. . .

1 out of every 2 children in the United States will be on the autism spectrum, will start to make sense to you.

So here is what scientists discovered from examining the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies, meaning they were exposed to these toxins prior to birth through contact with their mother’s bloodstream.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) examined the cord blood of newborns and found…

They began life exposed to as many as 287 of the 413 toxic chemicals in the study.
An average of 200 toxins was found per baby.
180 chemicals found are known to cause cancer.

Did you know that Cancer rates in children have risen 67.1% since 1950? Need I say more?

Our parents and most of us grew up in the “Lead Generation”.
Did you know that...Lead is inherited in utero from mom to baby.
And that Lead turns on “bad genes” associated with many diseases, including obesity and that this lead that passes down from mom to baby can be passed down for 4 generations?

Are we poisoning our children with formula?

Protein isolate, which is made from GMO (genetically modified) Soy, and Soy Lecithin, is loaded with a poisonous pesticide ingredient called Glyphosate… Glyphosate wreaks havoc on our gut lining, causing Leaky Gut, digestive disturbance, allows heavy metals and unwanted pathogens to enter our bloodstream, at the level of our intestines, and seep deeply into our tissues and organs where these toxins and pathogens were never meant to be, These toxins and pathogens cause disease and distress throughout our bodies and our brain.

“We’re feeding this poison to our babies, and
then wondering many of our kids are so sick today?”

“When I was a kid, Type 2 Diabetes was called Adult Onset Diabetes, because children didn’t get it.
Now kids are getting it and at a younger and younger age!”
We have to ask ourselves, why is this happening?

According to the Columbia University School of Public Health: “95% of cancer is caused by diet and the environment” To be clear, this comment wasn’t focused on children but was focused on the entire population.

According to the American Cancer Society's "2014 Cancer Facts & Figures" report:
This year, (2014) statistically, one person will die from cancer every 54 seconds. (Again, this is not specific to children).
And according to the experts, there is something we are doing to cause this.

What I’m telling you may seem very discouraging and alarming and it is not my intention to be a doomsday alarmist. I want to give you hope and some answers.

We need to start by detoxifying our bodies, cleaning up our gut, improving our digestion, decreasing our inflammation and nourishing our bodies with healthy food, good nutrients, clean, pure water and clean air. Although this needs to be done on a global level, we can be successful by starting with our own families first.

If you want to learn more about your own health case please check out our free health evaluation. We offer in person as well as phone and webcam consultations for people across the country and around the world.

The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

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Lead, children, heart disease and stroke, when does it all stop?

Up until 1978 Lead was put in paint, it was also put in gasoline. Lead is a toxin to our bodies.

When we are exposed to Lead and our body can’t detoxify it, it has been shown to get stored in our bones. Did you know that when a woman is pregnant, she will release some of her bone, which releases some of the stored Lead, and that Lead ends up in her baby? Ultimately, we end up passing Lead down from mother to baby, and according to Dr. Pompa, it passes through 4 generations before it stops. That could be 80-100 years of Lead toxicity in your family!

Additionally, as we go through puberty, we also lose bone and therefore as teenagers we can experience Lead toxicity at that time in our life too. We've all heard about growing pains in teenagers, especially when they spurt up really fast. I've often thought this was an indication of a mineral deficiency, but now I'm wondering if some of this pain could be due to Lead poisoning as it is being released from our bones.

“Most people associate conditions like heart disease, stroke, and obesity to age.

The older you get, the sicker you get, and the more likely you are to die.

But age does not necessarily control how sick or healthy you are. Studies show it’s the accumulation of toxins over time that are responsible for our bodies breaking down, causing chronic diseases and early death.

Age alone is not a good indicator of how healthy you will be. Lifestyle and exposure to toxins is a major player here.”

A new study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found women between the ages of 65-87 with high lead levels were nearly 60% more likely to die during the 12 year study.

As people age their bones release stored lead leading to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and weight gain.

“Lead poisoning is nothing new. In ancient Rome, they lined their aqueducts with lead and drank out of goblets lined with lead because it made the wine taste sweeter.

But Lead is probably one of the things that brought Rome down, because Lead is known to decrease your IQ.

Wouldn’t you think we would learn from history? Well, let’s look at our own culture now.

 

According to the World Health Organization,  

“Childhood lead exposure is linked to lower adult IQ”.  

“Lead damages the developing nervous system in young children, and blood Lead levels as low as 5 micrograms per deciliter may lower intelligence quotient (IQ),.”

But did you know that Lead is in a majority of our municipal water supplies?

And, that’s just one heavy metal, one toxin, there are lots more.”

Many personal care products are toxic as well.” Ladies, did you know that if you wear lipstick, chances are you’re exposing yourself to lead, especially red lipstick? A recent study showed 20 out of 33 lipsticks contain lead.

 

What can we do about this toxic Lead situation? How can we protect ourselves and our families?

 

We can start by detoxifying our own bodies from heavy metals and other toxins and we can find or make our own clean and pure personal care products for both ourselves and our homes. Please share this article with friends who need support. When it comes to the body, we all deserve to be informed.

We now are surrounded by a massive environmental increase in neurotoxins like never before in our history. This level of toxins has created sickness at a cellular level. These toxins are new to our human race and increasing daily. They are shutting down our natural cellular detox pathways and changing our DNA to express disease and many unwanted symptoms such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid dysfunction, Auto-immune conditions, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Cancer.

Why your body is not working like it used to…
Did you know that the strategies, treatments, modalities and detox supplements that worked in the past may no longer be working adequately, clearing out toxins and enabling your body to maintain a healthy state?

Neurotoxins in our environment are making us sick
We now are surrounded by a massive environmental increase in neurotoxins like never before in our history. This level of toxins has created sickness at a cellular level. These toxins are new to our human race and increasing daily. They are shutting down our natural cellular detox pathways and changing our DNA to express disease and many unwanted symptoms such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid dysfunction, Auto-immune conditions, Alzheimer's, Autism and Cancer.
We are now sicker and more toxic than ever before.

Enter the Herbicide/ Pesticide known as Glyphosate
Glyphosate is an example of one of these toxins. It was introduced in the 1970’s as an herbicide/ pesticide into our food supply. It is the active ingredient in Round-up and the #1 used pesticide in the world. It is being sprayed on almost all conventional grains to increase harvest and yield. The amount used on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), (plants that are modified to withstand more of this chemical and not die), can be ten times that of normal crops. Unless you are eating 100% organic, your intake of this chemical is massive.

Glyphosate is no ordinary toxin
When you look at new studies on its damaging effects on the human gut and brain. Since the introduction of this chemical into our food supply, we have seen obesity rates rise at the same level as the chemical’s use. Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Auto Immune diseases have all increased at the same rate as well.

Glyphosate creates holes in the human gut and shuts down detox pathways
Senior Scientist from MIT, Stephanie Seneff, has shown in studies that Glyphosate creates holes in the human gut, shuts down detox pathways, and is linked to the exponential rise of so many diseases. Dr. Stephanie Seneff has also shown that Glyphosate increases the toxic effects of heavy metals in the brain, giving further explanation of its connection to the rise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Most countries have banned this horrific toxin, but not here in America.

If you want to learn more about your own health case please check out our free health evaluation. We offer in person as well as phone and webcam consultations for people across the country and around the world.

(Source: True Cellular Detox)

The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.