• Celiac/Gluten Intolerance: Are We Chasing The Wrong Villain?

    Posted November 3, 2011: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    The current craze in natural medicine is gluten free. Shops have opened up in my community featuring nothing but gluten-free foods. Gluten is the current phobia. Medically the problem is called celiac disease and it involves the deterioration of the mucus barrier in the small bowel as a result of the innate immune system over-responding to an allergen.

    The disease is triggered by consumption of dietary wheat-, rye- and barley-derived gluten and it often manifests with intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and mal-absorption of nutrients. Part of the problem is the hybridization of grains as explained by William Davis MD in his book entitled Wheat Belly (Rodale Books 2011). His book was preceded by many other damning wheat and grains, such as Life Without Bread by Christian B. Allan and Wolfgang Lutz, Dangerous Grains by Drs. James Braly and Jonathan Wright, and numerous gluten-free cookbooks.

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  • Another Misdirection in Cholesterol Control

    Posted June 1, 2021: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    Cholesterol-Lowering Bile Acid Blockers Increase Risk For Mental Decline

    Shocking Study Finds A Class Of Widely-Prescribed Cholesterol-Lowering Medications That Bind To Bile Are Associated With An Increased Risk Of Dementia Among Males. The Antidote Is Vitamin C.

    For the first time medical investigators have made a link between irregularities in the breakdown of cholesterol into bile and the development of dementia (forgetfulness, thinking, having an “adult moment).”

    For over 40 years physicians have prescribed a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that bind to bile, bile being composed of cholesterol.  Drugs that attempt to lower circulating levels of cholesterol are now associated with beta amyloid plaque in the brain.

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  • Mind Bending Drugs For Psycho Diets

    Posted September 10, 2017: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    There is such a thing as a mental depression diet.  It’s called the American diet.  In response, physicians hand out anti-depressant pills making patients dependent on these pills for the remainder of their lives when their calorie-rich/nutrient poor diet is causing their problems.  Where does depression/anxiety emanate from? Not the brain but the intestines, what is now called the gut-brain axis.  In a misdirection, mood-altering drugs directly target neurotransmitters in the brain.

    Altered gut bacteria early in life, particularly from over-use of antibiotics that literally sterilize the gut, and modern sugar-laden carbohydrate-rich diets by virtue of their generation of low-grade chronic inflammation, increase the risk for a depressed mood and eventually losing one’s mind later in life.

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  • Efforts To Curb Obesity, Diabetes & Arterial Disease In Recent Decades Have Been A Misdirection. Origin Of Aging & Disease Rooted In Gut Bacteria

    Posted April 21, 2016: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    Rates of obesity and diabetes rose in an era of endless diet books, calorie counting and low-fat diets. Something was obviously amiss. Arteries still become atherosclerotic on the 5-A-Day Plant Food Diet Promoted By Public Health Authorities. In contrast, people in Japan are leaner and healthier and live longer without local gyms and myriads of medications or even dietary advice. France has the most centenarians per capita and eats a diet rich in fats and cholesterol.

    In a complete denunciation of modern medicine, the profit-making schemes of health plans and political efforts to make healthcare available to all come to an abrupt halt with a policy-bending report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows access to healthcare does not deliver health. It does deliver treatment.

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  • The Common Form Of Nutrients In Vitamin & Mineral Supplements May Still Leave Your Body Undernourished.

    Posted November 29, 2015: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritional deficiencies are rampant in over-fed/undernourished America.  Just a sampling from the USDA list of essential nutrients that are not consumed in sufficient amounts by a percentage of the population includes vitamin E (86.4%), folic acid (40.3%), magnesium (57%), potassium (92.4%), vitamin C (42%), zinc (29.2%).  [Knowledge of Health]

    The Recommended Daily Allowance for essential nutrients is generally too low and the above figures don’t even approach the massive nutrient shortages in the population at large.

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  • Let The Dough Rise, Stop Gassing The Tomatoes and Set The Chickens Free!

    Posted February 23, 2014: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    In the relentless pursuit of competing on price for the food consumers’ dollar, food producers are not only ruining the taste and palatability of foods but also our health.

    Take for example the current gluten-free craze.  Where did this emanate from?  Some say it is the hybridization of wheat.

    More than $10 billion of gluten-free products were sold last year, according to a report in the New York Times.  But there are only 1.8 million Americans who have celiac disease where the immune system attacks the small intestine and another 18 million people (~6% of the population) who are gluten sensitive.

    The true celiacs might want to check their vitamin C intake levels.  That might be the origin of their problems.  As for the rest of us, should we be searching for gluten-free products before gluten sensitivity sets in?

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  • Checklist for a healthy digestive tract, with suggested remedies

    Posted January 5, 2014: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    Digestive tract problems are many and they may be difficult to sort out, even by well-trained doctors.

    Some individuals may simultaneously suffer from bloating due to lactose (milk) intolerance, heartburn from thick sludgy bile, indigestion from lack of stomach acid caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and also have overgrowth of yeast (Candida albicans).

    Symptoms of these maladies are often common and overlapping, making it even more difficult to determine their cause and cure. Different digestive tract maladies produce similar cross-over symptoms, such as heartburn, bloating, nausea, tummy pain, stomach fullness, etc.

    The following is a checklist of digestive tract problems, their common symptoms and online links provided for checking up on natural home remedies.

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  • Commentary: The B-Vitamin Alzheimer’s Cure

    Posted July 8, 2013: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    This investigator’s report about a vitamin remedy to quell the ongoing epidemic of Alzheimer’s memory loss suggests Big Pharma must have known all along that a vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency is associated with or is a cause of abnormalities (brain plaque) observed in both laboratory animals and humans.

    A shortage of thiamin had been linked to Down’s Syndrome as far back as 1976. Down’s syndrome subjects develop an early form of Alzheimer’s disease.

    That pharmaceutical companies must have known all this but failed to report it is consistent with their narrow profit-making mission to produce synthetic molecules and gain their approval as drugs.

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  • Down’s Syndrome Children Lead Humanity To A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease

    Posted July 7, 2013: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    The inconceivable is being contemplated – that the intellectual disability among individuals with an inherited developmental disorder (Down’s syndrome) is being partially reversed in animal models of this syndrome with small molecules (example: EGCG from green tea) and may be ready for human application within the next decade, say medical researchers.

    Genetic researchers are raising the possibility that certain features of Down’s syndrome, an inherited developmental disorder that affects an estimated 5.8 million people worldwide, can now be reversed or partially corrected by use of small natural molecules.  Recent successes in the animal lab provide hope.

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  • Your Heartburn May Be Caused By Bile Acid, Not Stomach Acid. What To Do About It

    Posted November 22, 2012: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    A revealing report published in the Wall Street Journal indicates heartburn is on the upswing in America with 44% of Americans reporting the problem at least once a month and 7% report daily symptoms.

    The rising number of cases of heartburn (a 46% increase in visits to doctors’ offices for gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD since 2004) parallels the rise in obesity in the adult population.  More than 100 million prescriptions are written for heartburn drugs annually at a cost of nearly $14 billion.

    These antacids result in nutrient malabsorption (most lettered vitamins and essential minerals require stomach acid for absorption) and compromise the immune system as stomach acid is the last line of defense against germs that are consumed in foods.  (Yep, we don’t eat sterile foods, there is a low bacteria and fungal count in most foods unless heated.)

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