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Will We be able to Stop a lethal Strain of Bacteria in the Near Future?

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The original advisory opinion was requested by the World Health Organization in 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The director of the World Health Organization said the overuse of antibiotics may lead to the end of modern medicine. Over 80% of all antibiotics are sold to the meat industry. We are headed for a disaster! The inventor of Penicillin warned of the problems of overuse. The government understands this but is tied by the meat industry to not legislate against them. What will happen in the near future when a strain of bacteria that can resist all forms of antibiotics is unleashed on us? It will be too late then to stop it. Talk to your local government representatives and force Washington to stop taking orders from the meat industry. They are literally killing us!

The Other White Powder Addition Drug – Sugar!

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English: Macro photograph of a pile of sugar (saccharose) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We always knew eating sugary foods leads to obesity. Now more scientific evidence is available on how bad this really is. WebMD says yes eating more sugar in our diets leads to weight gain but the converse is also true; eating less sugar in our diets will lead to weight loss. I have spoken about how sugar acts as an epigenetic trigger. It causes several triggers in our bodies. One is it causes the brain to stop giving us hunger pangs. As sugar levels rise we typically have eaten our food. As sugar levels drop the brain causes us to feel pangs in our stomach telling us it’s time to eat. Sugar also acts to store excess food as fat. Lack of sugar causes excess foods to be expelled. Watch your sugars, they taste sweet but they are pure evil! Many people think fruits have sugar and should also be avoided. Fruit juices should be avoided but whole fruits are great for us. The fiber in fruit traps the sugars and releases them slowly in our bodies. This slow release is healthy. A fast dump of sugar (spike) cause all sorts of health related problems. Sweets will spike your sugars. Eat well.

 

Are you as Honest about your Diet as you are about your Medicines?

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Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People always feel that they will someday eat better & healthier but can’t seem to start it. The same people religiously take their medicines and believe they will help them. Truth is medicines do have side effects, some devastating. Most people with chronic illness die from them. Healthy diet has no side effects and does prevent most illnesses.

Overweight People = More World Food

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What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo News says the number of overweight people in the world is accounting for much more food to feed them. They said a study done reveals that the world is 17 million tons overweight which is equivalent to an extra 242 million people of average weight. The UN predicts by 2050 there will be an additional 2.3 billion people on Earth. If weight stays on the rise as well, the numbers are far worse. Where will all the food come from to sustain such an overweight population. In addition, weight contributes to illnesses. Healthcare will increase out of control as well. Something must be done!

Nutrigenomics, The Study of How Food affects our Health

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The University of California at Davis has setup a Center for Excellence for Nutritional Genomics (CENG) After seven years of research this center is publishing information on what dietary changes can positively affect our health through epigenetics. To this end the center has developed The Global HealthShare Initiative (GHSI) whose initial focus will be on cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases and malnutrition. GHSI’s initiative includes:

  1. Combinatorial supplements (soy, lycopene, DHA, antioxidants, etc.) to combat cardiovascular disease.
  2. Enhanced micronutrient rice cultivars with high levels of zinc, iron and anthocyanins to fight malnutrition.
  3. “Rural Tech” – Culturing immunoactive antigens from diseased animals and transferring passive immunization in a nutritional matrix vaccines to promote herd animal health.
  4. Therapeutic Rehydrating Nutrition: Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for childhood diarrhea: Efficacy of mother milk proteins supplemented with WHO recommended oral rehydration solution in the treatment of children with acute watery diarrhea: The next generation ORS.
  5. Effective post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) rabies treatment using plant produced recombinant rabies antibodies and antigens.
  6. Development of a rice based oral tri-component vaccine against three major enteric diseases affecting economically emerging nations.

This center and others like it at universities around the world will help map the programming changes nutrition has on our genome. Stay tuned for more information in this important area of research.