The Health Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

The Health Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

source: Global Healing Center (GHC) natural health and organic living

 

Artificial sweeteners were designed to be sugar substitutes as a less fattening alternative. You find sugar substitutes in diet sodas, yogurt and such. These artificial sweetener additives mimic the flavor of sugar but with virtually no useful energy. There are five dangerous sugar substitutes that are approved for consumer use: saccharin, neotame, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, and sucralose. Of the five, sucralose and aspartame are the most pervasive and dangerous substitute found in products on store shelves today.

Sucralose

This relatively new additive is marketed under the name Splenda®. Sucralose is basically denatured sucrose. Its preparation involves chlorinating sucrose, chemically changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups.

Yes, you did read “chlorinating,” adding “chlorine atoms.” But isn’t chlorine a known carcinogen, you ask? Why would the FDA allow toxic materials to be used in our food and beverages?

Yes, chlorine is a carcinogen. And to the other question, no one said just why the FDA approved it. You should know too that it was approved even with the pre-approval research revealed possible toxicity of the substance.

There have been no long-range studies of the effects of sucralose. The same thing happened with tobacco. As a result of not performing the required epidemiological research, it took years to track the dangerous effects of tobacco. It’s unfortunate and confusing that the same mistake is repeated even with the initial negative indications and checks and balances that are now in place. If the FDA does not step in and make monitoring and research possible and necessary, then we can’t readily learn the safety of such substances and sucralose. We don’t even know if it is better for weight loss than sucrose.

Aspartame

 

This additive is sold under the names Equal® or NutraSweet®. There are thousands of everyday products that contain aspartame. To name a few, yogurt, sodas, pudding, tabletop sugar substitutes, chewing gum. For its approval we have to thank the Searle Company for falsifying reports, and unscrupulous attorneys for delaying legal proceedings. Once the statute of limitations ran out and the product was once again up for review, many discrepancies came to light between reported versus actual findings.

Consumers lodge complaints about NutraSweet®, to the tune of “80% of all complaints about food additives,” but Betty Martini reported that the FDA has yet to move on any of them. In spite of this inaction by the FDA, there are indications that this “sweetener” is toxic. According to Ms. Martini, in a report from Flying Safety, an official United States Air Force publication, US Air Force pilots were warned not to consume Aspartame in any amounts at all. Why? “Aspartame has been investigated as a possible cause of brain tumors, mental retardation, birth defects, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Diabetes.” And the FDA has made no move to regulate this toxic substance.

How to Eliminate Toxins from Artificial Sweeteners

  • Check your food labels at home and throw out everything that has on its label: Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium (K), Saccharin or Sucralose Equal®, NutraSweet® or Splenda®
  • Use natural sweeteners like agave nectarxylitolstevia or raw honey.
  • Avoid products that are labeled “low calorie,” “diet,” “sugar free,” or “no sugar added” since they all likely contain sugar additives.
  • Drink purified water instead of diet drinks. Do NOT drink tap water!
  • Ask your government representatives and the FDA to ban toxic artificial sweeteners.
  • Perform regular Intestinal tract cleansing’s. It will help to reduce the toxic effects of artificial sweeteners.
  • Perform three consecutive Liver Cleanses to expel the toxins built up in your body. Also, try Dr. Group’s Harmful Organism Cleanse & Heavy Metal Cleanse.

 

Link: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/nutrition/artificial-sweeteners

Benefits of Walking

WALK YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALKING
1. Boosts Endorphins – Easing stress, Tension, Anger, Fatigue and Confusion in ten minutes
2. Reduces Glaucoma risk
3. Limits sickness – By halving odds of catching a cold
4. Halves Alzheimer’s Disease risk over 5 years
5. Improves Heart health by increasing heart rate and circulation
6. Works arm & shoulder muscles
7. Engages ab muscles
8. Improves Blood pressure by five points
9. Builds Bone mass – reducing risk of Osteoporosis
10. Limits Colon Cancer by 31% for women
11. Strengthens legs, including quadriceps, Hip flexors, and hamstrings
12. Improves balance – preventing falls
13. Burns MORE fat than Jogging

Only 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week can make you healthier and happier.

Source: everybodywalk.org

Photo: WALK YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALKING
1. Boosts Endorphins - Easing stress, Tension, Anger, Fatigue and Confusion in ten minutes
2. Reduces Glaucoma risk
3. Limits sickness - By halving odds of catching a cold
4. Halves Alzheimer's Disease risk over 5 years
5. Improves Heart health by increasing heart rate and circulation
6. Works arm & shoulder muscles
7. Engages ab muscles
8. Improves Blood pressure by five points
9. Builds Bone mass - reducing risk of Osteoporosis
10. Limits Colon Cancer by 31% for women
11. Strengthens legs, including quadriceps, Hip flexors, and hamstrings
12. Improves balance - preventing falls
13. Burns MORE fat than Jogging

Only 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week can make you healthier and happier.

Source: everybodywalk.org

Banana’s Dark Patches

>> According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality; Hence, the riper the banana the better the anti-cancer quality.
Yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is 8x more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green skin version.
Eating 1-2 banana/s a day increases immunity.
Photo: >> According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality; Hence, the riper the banana the better the anti-cancer quality.<br />
Yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is 8x more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green skin version.<br />
Eating 1-2 banana/s a day increases immunity.<br />
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Eating Fresh Fruits

EATING FRESH FRUITSThis is very informative!

We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It’s not that easy. It’s important to know how and when to eat fruit.

What’s the correct way to eat fruit?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL! FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities..

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.
Let’s say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it’s prevented from doing so.

In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You’ve heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes -all of these will NOT happen if you eat fruit on an empty stomach.

There’s no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated. Don’t eat cooked fruit; you don’t get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste… Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body.. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!

With Dua
Aliwale Hussainwale
Motive is to get connected with Shia World.

Photo: EATING FRESH FRUITS </p>
<p>This is very informative! </p>
<p>We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when to eat fruit. </p>
<p>What's the correct way to eat fruit? </p>
<p>IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL! FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.</p>
<p>Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.. </p>
<p>FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.<br />
Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so. </p>
<p>In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. </p>
<p>Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat! </p>
<p>Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes -all of these will NOT happen if you eat fruit on an empty stomach. </p>
<p>There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight. </p>
<p>When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste... Cooking destroys all of the vitamins. </p>
<p>Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body.. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look! </p>
<p>With Dua<br />
Aliwale Hussainwale<br />
Motive is to get connected with Shia World.

Papaya

PAPAYA’s Health Benefits

THE PARTS USED medicinally from Papaya are fruit, seeds, stems and leaves. You can buy papaya in all forms, in a form of fermented papaya, herbal teas even tablets and of course plenty of the fresh fruit, which canbe eaten as it is or in a form of juice to boost one’s immune system and provide other health benefits. 

Papaya fruit

Papaya fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium.

Papaya enzymes

Papaya is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion as it breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. The latest research shows that amino acids are responsible for all what is happening in our organism, basically for what is happening in every chemical reaction as well as our mental and physical health. As we aged, we produce less of the digestive enzymes in our stomach and pancreas, which leads to ineffective digestion of proteins. Due to this we end up with excess amount of undigested protein, which leads to overgrowth of the bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system and not enough of amino acids to perform all important chemical reactions. We can say that good quality protein is absolutely essential for our healthy being. This is where the papaya enzymes can be very beneficial.

The papain enzymes are produced in the skinny peel of papaya. The combination of these enzymes repels insect during the ripening, without this protection papaya fruit would not survive. Eating papaya after a meal makes for better digesting, prevents bloating and chronic indigestion. It can also lower the inflammation in the body, alleviates the pain and edema caused by sport injuries. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties papaya can relieve the severity of Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Because of its high antioxidant content, papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be use in preventive treatments against atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.

Destroys intestinal parasites

In everyday health, papaya works magic on strengthening the immune system by preventing the recurrence of colds and flu. After treatment with antibiotics, eating papaya or drinking its juice replenishes the good intestinal bacteria, which was destroyed by the antibiotic treatment. Papaya’s papain enzyme was found to destroy intestinal parasites. Papain is proteolitic enzyme, which means that it digests inert (non-living) proteins. Intestinal parasites are largely protein, the papain attacks it and causes parasite to die. Also, home applications of leaf and bark papaya extract is used to deal with mouth gums and toothaches which are being effectively practiced in many cultures around the world.

Healing Properties of Papaya

-Increases quality of proteins in whole organism.
-Revitalize the human body and maintain energy and vitality.
-Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue.
-Supports cardiovascular system.
-Boosts up the immune system.
-Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes.
-Papaya can also be used externally as treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly; for this, you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.
-Prevents the cataract formation.
-Due to high vitamin A, it lowers the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers.
-Alleviates inflammation.
-Helps with the nausea and constipation.
-Can benefit people suffering from colon cancer and other forms of cancers and ailments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

Source: traditionaloven.com

Photo: PAPAYA's Health Benefits

THE PARTS USED medicinally from Papaya are fruit, seeds, stems and leaves. You can buy papaya in all forms, in a form of fermented papaya, herbal teas even tablets and of course plenty of the fresh fruit, which can be eaten as it is or in a form of juice to boost one’s immune system and provide other health benefits. 

Papaya fruit

Papaya fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium.

Papaya enzymes

Papaya is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion as it breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. The latest research shows that amino acids are responsible for all what is happening in our organism, basically for what is happening in every chemical reaction as well as our mental and physical health. As we aged, we produce less of the digestive enzymes in our stomach and pancreas, which leads to ineffective digestion of proteins. Due to this we end up with excess amount of undigested protein, which leads to overgrowth of the bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system and not enough of amino acids to perform all important chemical reactions. We can say that good quality protein is absolutely essential for our healthy being. This is where the papaya enzymes can be very beneficial.

The papain enzymes are produced in the skinny peel of papaya. The combination of these enzymes repels insect during the ripening, without this protection papaya fruit would not survive. Eating papaya after a meal makes for better digesting, prevents bloating and chronic indigestion. It can also lower the inflammation in the body, alleviates the pain and edema caused by sport injuries. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties papaya can relieve the severity of Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Because of its high antioxidant content, papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be use in preventive treatments against atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.

Destroys intestinal parasites

In everyday health, papaya works magic on strengthening the immune system by preventing the recurrence of colds and flu. After treatment with antibiotics, eating papaya or drinking its juice replenishes the good intestinal bacteria, which was destroyed by the antibiotic treatment. Papaya’s papain enzyme was found to destroy intestinal parasites. Papain is proteolitic enzyme, which means that it digests inert (non-living) proteins. Intestinal parasites are largely protein, the papain attacks it and causes parasite to die. Also, home applications of leaf and bark papaya extract is used to deal with mouth gums and toothaches which are being effectively practiced in many cultures around the world.

Healing Properties of Papaya

-Increases quality of proteins in whole organism.
-Revitalize the human body and maintain energy and vitality.
-Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue.
-Supports cardiovascular system.
-Boosts up the immune system.
-Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes.
-Papaya can also be used externally as treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly; for this, you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.
-Prevents the cataract formation.
-Due to high vitamin A, it lowers the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers.
-Alleviates inflammation.
-Helps with the nausea and constipation.
-Can benefit people suffering from colon cancer and other forms of cancers and ailments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

Source: traditionaloven.com

Coconut water

COCONUT WATER BENEFITS: 

1. The best thing about this beverage is that it contains Zero Cholesterol. It contains minerals like Calcium, Manganese, İron, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium and Potassium. It also contains vitamins like Riboflavin, Thiamine and Vitamin C . All these nutrients make coconut a very potent health drink. It is more nutritious than milk, as it has less fats and no cholesterol 

2. Research studies suggest that Cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant Anti-Carcinogenic and Anti-Thrombotic and Anti-Ageing Effects

3. It is used as intravenous saline fluid in many developing countries and has saved many lives. The reason that it’s possible to be used that way is its composition, which is quite identical to Human Blood Plasma

4. Coconut water, by its very nature is an İsotonic Beverage. That is, it has the perfect balance of electrolytes in it, which is good for our body due to its right PH Levels

5. It is an excellent Energy Drink for the old and the sick, who find it difficult to process solid food. It is a Natural Fluid designed to Sustain Life

6. It is better than many processed baby milk products, as it contains Lauric Acid which is an important ingredient of Mother’s Milk.This natural beverage can effectively treat Disturbance of the İntestine in İnfants

7. Anti-Ulcer Properties: Both coconut milk and coconut water exhibit potent anti-ulcer activity against chemicals such as indomethacin, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)

8. Blood-Pressuring Lowering Properties: When human subjects consumed coconut water for two weeks, it was found to lower blood pressure in 74% of the experimental group, reducing it by up to 24 points (mmHg) systolic and 15 points (mmHq) diastolic

9. Anti-Alzheimer’s Properties: in an animal model of ovariectomy-induced menopausal changes, coconut water appeared to prevent the decline of brain estrogen (estradiol) levels, as well as the associated accumulation of Alzheimer’s disease associated β-amyloid (Aβ) plaque in their brains

10. Anti-Bacterial Properties: Three novel antimicrobial peptides have been identified in coconut water which exhibited inhibitory activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

11. Anti-Gastroenteritis Agent: When sodium is added (ideally sea salt) coconut water has been determined to be an ideal rehydrating agent in countries where medical supplies are not freely available, and where, say, cholera and other severe forms of gastroenteritis persist

12. Ultimately, coconut makes for an excellent alternative to Sports Drinks, which are increasingly comprised of synthetic ingredients

13. Its water is also a very good source of B-Complex Vitamins such as Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamin, Pyridoxine, and Folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish

NOTE: IF you buy Coconut water, please look at the ingredients … should be 100% pure coconut water … nothing else … no sugar, not anything else.

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Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

LATEST CANCER INFORMATION

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …

[Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins ]

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells