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An Essential Mineral—Magnesium

80% OF AMERICANS MAY BE DEFICIENT IN
MAGNESIUM

Some of the major functions that require magnesium are:
Protein Synthesis
Nerve Function
Blood Sugar Control
Neurotransmitter Release
Blood Pressure Regulation
Energy Metabolism
Production of the Antioxidant Glutathione

Magnesium is proven effective with:
Cardiovascular Disease
Fibromyalgia
Type 2 Diabetes
Osteoporosis
Migraine Headaches

Foods High in Magnesium:
Dark green leafy vegetables
Red Sockeye Salmon
Almonds and Cashews
85%+ Dark Chocolate
Black Beans
Avocado
Pumpkin Seeds
Kefir
Goat Cheese
Figs—Fresh

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How to Improve Cholesterol Naturally

NATURAL WAYS TO IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL

Healing Foods:
Omega 3 Fats, EPA and DHA, found in wild caught salmon, eggs from pastured chickens, grass-fed beef, lamb, venison

Soluble Fiber, found in organic berries, flax or chia seeds

Organic Extra Virgin, First-cold Pressed Olive Oil

Herbs, like turmeric, basil and rosemary

Remove Inflammatory Foods:
Sugar
Conventional Grains
Excess Alcohol
Excess Caffeine
Hydrogenated Oils

Supplements:
High Quality Fish or Cod Liver Oil
Coenzyme-Q10

Exercise
Brisk Walk for 20 Minutes—3/Week

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Healthy Fat Foods

Of the 3 macronutrients, carbs, protein and fats, only the last 2 are ESSENTIAL. The right kind of Omega 3 Fatty Acids are very beneficial to the body. Omega 6 and 9 are also important, but we are taking in an abundance of those through the processed food that we eat.

The following are 3 very healthy “fatty” foods:

Wild-caught Alaskan Salmon(Sockeye)

This fish eats very low on the food chain and cannot be farm-raised. You may eat it fresh, frozen or canned. My favorite label for canned salmon is Black Top. Mixing it with fresh flat-leaf parsley, onion, garlic, organic mustard, turmeric, sea salt, pepper, and any vegetable that you like, is a healthy meal. Raw pumpkin seeds, organic celery, hard-boiled eggs from pasture-raised chickens, sauerkraut, chopped raw almonds, and lemon juice are other foods to mix with the salmon.

Avocado

While we usually think of avocados as vegetables, it is actually classified as a fruit. They are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. They provide 20 essential nutrients, including potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.

Coconut Oil

Half the fat content in coconut oil is lauric acid that your body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil also produce a whole host of health benefits, including stimulating your metabolism.

Remember: It is NOT fat that makes us fat, if you eat the right kind.

Low Levels of Chronic Inflammation Cause Disease

If our immune system gets out of control, we have what is called inappropriate, chronic inflammation. Our immune system in this case starts PRODUCING disease. We all have this type of inflammation, and its causes are many, including: diet, stress, genetics and environmental toxins. Dr. Andrew Weil, MD.

More of a Mediterranean diet is recommended. This comprises of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, little to no red meat, certainly no chemicals or meat additives, and an abundance of omega-3 foods. Fresh produce, preferably organic, have compounds that are beneficial: Antioxidants, Minerals, and Essential fatty acids.

The Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Are:

Green Leafy Vegetables, Bok Choy, Celery, Beets, Broccoli, Blueberries, Pineapple, Salmon, Bone Broth, Walnuts, Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Turmeric, Ginger.

To help prevent inflammatory diseases, such as, heart disease, arthritis, some cancers, and Alzheimers disease, incorporate these foods into your daily eating plan, and avoid any processed foods, which are high in sugar, salt, and omega 6. While we need some Omega 6 in our diet, the proportion of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is inflammatory.

 

What Is a GMO?

Genetically Modified Organisms. It is when you take the genes from one species and force them into the DNA of another species.

There are 9 GM crops on the market. The primary traits are either “herbicide tolerance” or “pesticide production”.
Herbicide tolerance–Roundup Ready is the most popular herbicide. There’s Roundup Ready soy, corn, cotton, sugar beets, and alfalfa. They are engineered from bacteria, and pieces of virus, etc., and will not die when sprayed with herbicide. Herbicides normally kill plants, thereby making weeding easier for agribusiness. They can simply spray over the crops, killing all the weeds but not the Roundup Ready crops. Read More →

Our Federal Drug Administration

Our tax dollars NOT at work. The FDA does not require a single safety study on GMO’s. This became policy in 1992, overseen by Michael Taylor who was formerly Monsanto’s attorney. He was actually assigned a new position, designed specifically for him, by the FDA, when the agency was ordered by the White House to promote GMO’s.

Taylor’s policy falsely claimed that the agency wasn’t aware of any information indicating that GMO’s were significantly different from “normal” food; therefore, no testing or labeling was necessary. This left companies like Monsanto to determine on their own whether their GMO’s were safe. Monsanto had previously told us that Agent Orange, PCB’s and DDT’s were safe and got that wrong. Read More →

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