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Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Brain Damage

Cholesterol lowering medications have become the most popular and widely distributed drugs in the world.New health warnings have been added to the statin group such as muscle pain, memory loss and diabetes.These damaging side effects have been known long-term but pharmaceutical companies and healthcare officials have simply turned their backs and ignored this growing concern in the past.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now linked the use of cholesterol lowering medications with cognitive brain dysfunction.Symptoms of statin induced brain damage include memory loss and mental confusion.The statins that have been identified as the culprits include Lipitor, Crestor, Vytornin and Zocor. Doctor Induced Dementia Cholesterol lowering medications targets and attempts to lower all fat and cholesterol in the body.There are many areas that require a high density of fat and cholesterol to function properly including your brain.The ingestion of statin medications effect the amount of chole…

Glutathione: Heart Disease and Cancer Destroyed

The most important molecule to stay healthy, prevent aging, cancer, heart disease and nearly every condition known to man has been found. Over 100,000 medical articles confirm that glutathione is the most important antioxidant, detoxifier and immune system builder. Despite the amount of information available, glutathione is not widely known and many doctors do not know how to address this epidemic deficiency.

The best news is that your body produces glutathione naturally. Literally the “fountain of youth” has been found and it resides inside of your body. The bad news is that lack of exercise, poor diet, pollution, trauma, toxins, subluxation, infections and medications have been found to deplete glutathione levels. These factors can be called physical, mental and chemical stressors on the body.
Glutathione: The Protector and Restorer of Health

Glutathione is a simple molecule that is made up of three amino acids but it has very profound effects. One of the most important funct…

Are Cell Phones Damaging Brains?

A new study in the United Kingdom found that 66 percent of cell phone users have developed a technologically advanced medical condition called Nomophobia. (1)Nomophobia is an intense fear of losing or becoming disconnected from being able to use one’s cell phone.Unfortunately this cultural trend is real and an example of how ridiculous the system has become.

The condition is exacerbated when an individual runs out of battery life or is in an area of no network.Cultural trends place the cell phone at the center of the dining experience, relationship building and even wedding vows.The cell phone has become a status symbol and been touted a necessity to check email, take pictures, play games, listen to music and even locate where you are driving in your car.If you are questioning whether you have Nomophobia, the diagnosis is as easy as five questions: -If your cell phone is not on you, do you feel anxious or disturbed? -Do you bring your cell phone charger every place you go “just in case”.

Gluten: A Cereal Killer

Gluten and gluten-free diets have become more popular among people and now experts as well. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye and is added to many processed foods. (1) It is a common contributing factor to weight gain, toxicity, inflammation and allergic reactions.

Gluten-free products are now considered big business with sales reaching nearly $4 billion annually. Gluten-free diets became popular with individuals with celiac disease but soon found to provide a wide spectrum of health benefits for most people.

Pharmaceutical Paradise

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that the incidence of celiac disease (CD) may be as high as 1 in 33 people. (2) Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks and damages the intestines and digestive system.

Symptoms of celiac disease include:

Chronic diarrhea                    Constipation Vomiting                                 Abdominal cramps and bloating Pale stool              …

Jeremy Lin: A True Underdog Story

A new, unexpected hero in the NBA has redefined the term superstar. Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has become an intercultural and intercontinental sensation nearly overnight. He is a powerful testimony that the combination of passion, unrelenting work ethic and an incredible level of perseverance allows one to reach their true calling in life.
Jeremy Lin is the first Taiwanese-American to play in the NBA. His story can be shockingly related to one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, Michael Jordan. Lin was not offered a scholarship coming out of high school, never drafted by the NBA out of college and has been cut by two NBA teams prior to coming to the Knicks. He shows us that our deepest hopes and desires can become our realities.
Linspire, Linnovate and Linfluence
Lin’s fairy tale story has captured the interest of nearly a billion people within fourteen days. The perfect storm of Lin has swept the nation but has also engulfed China and large parts of Asia. His suc…

Whitney, Michael, Heath, Who’s Next?

The shocking death of the pop star Whitney Houston brings prescription drug use and abuse into the spotlight once again. The deadly combination of Lorazepam, Diazepam, Xanax, and sleeping medications killed Houston in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton.

Clearly this is not an isolated event and is growing far too common in the life of celebrities but also in everyday people as well. You hear about the tragedies happening in the spotlight, but forget about the prescription drug abuse that is happening in our local communities and in our hospitals.

Tranquilizers are the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.The FDA estimates that over 60 million Americans fill prescriptions for tranquilizers every year. (1) They are highly addictive and a tolerance develops quickly that increases abuse.

The Red Carpet: Fashionably Overdosed

Anna Nicole Smith was found unresponsive in her hotel room in February 2007. She accidently overdosed on the lethal combination of seven presc…

12 Going On 21: Estrogen & Disease

Birth control pills (BCP’s) have been cited by Doctors to protect against breast cancer, heart disease and depression. Hundreds of millions of women worldwide have taken the pill since the 1960’s believing that they were “safe and effective”. What was once thought to be protective for one’s health has now been found to be disastrous and produces an onslaught of new, more severe health conditions.

Birth control pills are very effective at contraception, but also very effective at producing disease in the body. The following health conditions are linked to the use of BCP’s:

Heart AttacksHeart DiseaseStrokes PMSMigrainesUterine CancerBreast CancerDepressionAnxiety Blood ClotsInfertilityHysterectomies
A study from Ghent University in Belgium looked at 1,301 healthy women between the ages of 25 and 55. They found that the women had a 20 to 30 percent increase in arterial plaguing for every 10 years of BCP use. (1) How many women take BCP’s for more than 10 years?

10 year Ol…

Valentine’s Viagra

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found 49% of men ages 40 to 79 that have high blood pressure also experience erectile dysfunction (ED). A second study in the Journal of Urology found that 68% of men have some degree of ED while a staggering 45% were considered to have severe ED. (1) To combat this growing concern, we must address the underlying cause of the condition.

High blood pressure can lead to ED, but its treatment has been found to be a major contributor. It is estimated that 80% is due to a physical cause while 20% is due to a psychological component. (2) Lifestyle factors impact both physical and psychological components of this condition thus affecting 100% of the problem. Statistically one out of two people will die from heart disease and the divorce rate is approximately the same. Could this be a contributing factor to failing relationships?

Get Hit with “Cupids Arrow”

ED is a common problem, but it is not normal. It is impo…

America’s Drug of Choice: You're Probably Already on It!

It has been found that teenagers who drink soda have more mental health conditions according to a new study. The study published in the American Journal of Public Health surveyed 5,547 10th graders about their soda drinking habits, the results were mind popping. There was a radical increase in mental health indicators such as anxiousness, dizziness, hopelessness, panic, sadness, sleeplessness, tension and unhappiness with themselves.

Have you ever wondered why soda comes with a smile? It gets you high. When you consume soda you may see a smile on the outside, but despair on the inside. The following is a breakdown of how sugar can impact every cell in your body.

10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. You don’t immediately vomit from the onslaught due to phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to stomach it.

20 minutes: Blood sugar levels spike, causing an insulin explosion. Your liver responds by converting sugar into fat.

40 minutes…

8 Health Tips to Live to 100

One of the largest determining factors in aging is not your genes, but the quality of your lifestyle. A recent study in the British Medical Journal demonstrated that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing four things: Engage in exercise and physical activity, eat five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, avoid cigarettes and limit excessive amounts of alcohol.

Living to 100 may not be as hard as previously thought. You may not have family members that have reached that age but the good news is that improved lifestyle factors will bring you closer. We can choose our lifestyles and determine if our actions are in alignment with the goal of living a long, successful, healthy life. The goal of living longer should not only be to live longer; it’s to create a legacy in your family, in your work and in your community.

It is very difficult to achieve greatness in any aspect in your life if you are unhealthy. When we choose to ignore important lifestyle …

Cholesterol: Stuffing Bank Accounts vs. Arteries

Cholesterol-lowering medications such as Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor are the #1 prescribed class of prescription medication in the United States. Over 215 million prescriptions add $26 billion to drug company coffers annually. A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 25% of Americans aged 45 and older takes statins. (1)

Heart Disease is the biggest silencer of Americans that is now estimated to be killing one out of every two people. Heart disease kills one American every thirty-four seconds, more than 2,500 people per day. (2) In the medical community it is believed that LDL cholesterol and saturated fats to be the cause of this national tragedy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 71 million or 33.5% of Americans have “bad” cholesterol levels. (3)

A staggering amount of money has been spent on research to conclusively prove the link between saturated fat, high cholesterol and the need for statin medication intervention. It…

Is That a Sex Hormone Mustache?

Everything that you know about the safety of the beef and dairy industry has been spoon fed to you through a series of deceptive marketing lies. The dangerous, disease causing chemicals found in meat and dairy have put you and your family in a modern day science experiment. To best understand the problem, we need to look at the processes that the industry utilizes to boost production and profits.

Agent Orange Milk

Today's cows can produce double the amount of milk they did just 40 years ago. This spike in production is largely due to genetic engineering. Who is in the driver’s seat once again? Monsanto! Monsanto spent nearly a half billion dollars investing in a shot to inject cows to produce more milk. The recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBST) called Posilac is yet another poison produced by the global giant. (1) Monsanto is the maker of DDT, Agent Orange, Roundup and now your children’s milk.

Chemo for Breakfast

When rBST is injected, it significantly elevat…

5 Lessons to Live, Lead, & Communicate

Martin Luther King, Jr. left us a legacy. He not only taught us through what he said, but also what he did. He is an example of a leader with exceptional character; his words were backed by significant action. He taught us how to live intentionally and make our words mean something. If you truly believe that the health of your community, state and nation is being suppressed, we must speak up in the face of the injustice.

It is very easy to voice your opinion on the wrongs done by the health fraternities, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, but it’s quite different to actually act on it. In King’s case of civil rights, we are glad he spoke up and then acted. His words, actions and courage still inspire millions of people today.

We must engage the people in this movement, not rely on law makers. We are the voice and we have the collective power to change and influence policy. Everyone in the community must become involved. Do you think King’s success was becaus…

Have We Missed the Point of the Paula Deen Debate?

Paula Deen has become more publicized despite the possible harm that her foods may have caused to millions of people. Many people are talking about the hamburger donuts, the fact that she withheld information about her diabetes and even that she receives money from pharmaceutical companies. Are we not missing the point?

Yes, she may be a celebrity chef but does that mean she controls what passes your lips? She might be role model, but when has the life of a celebrity truly been someone to look up to? She may have had the rag to riches theme behind her, but when money comes into the picture, stars commonly leave you behind.

Deen defended her decision to keep her diagnosis of diabetes secret in order to become educated on the condition. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008. Yet another reason not to look to her as a role model; she’s a slow learner.

Instead of looking to celebrities on how to cook and be healthy, let’s take self-responsibility of our health. L…

Gall Bladder Removal - Cut it Out!

People frequently inquire about a natural, healthy approach to resolving gallbladder issues. Poor digestion, gallstones, the absence of the gallbladder after surgery – these are frequent concerns for people consuming the average North American diet. Gallbladder problems are not confined to people who are overweight – many skinny people have the same issues. And it’s not necessarily tied to genes.

The gallbladder is a misunderstood organ. Because it is medically considered to be a non-vital organ, people often misunderstand the ramifications of living with gallbladder troubles, or without one at all. At least 10 percent of adults, twice as many women as men, form stones in their gallbladders. The incidence rises with age; after the age of 60, 10 to 15 percent of men and 20 to 40 percent of women have gallstones.[1] The gallbladder is frequently removed at the first sign of gallstones, which affect more than 25,000,000 Americans; there are 500,000 to 700,000 gallbladde…