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Ergothioneine: A New Vitamin? Ergothioneine was discovered a century ago but ignored until recently when researchers found that we have a transporter protein in our bodies specifically designed to pull it out of our diets and into our tissues. This suggests that it plays some important physiological role, but what does it do? Well our first clue was the tissue distribution.

Ergothioneine concentrates in parts of our body where there’s lots of oxidative stress—the lens of our eye and the liver, as well as sensitive areas such as bone marrow and seminal fluid. Researchers guessed that it might function as a so-called “cytoprotectant,” a cell protector, and that’s indeed what was subsequently found. Not only does ergothioneine get into the nucleus of our cells to protect our DNA, it can get into our mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. “Aging is a disease. How do we slow down oxidation? Here’s the catch: many antioxidants can’t penetrate through the mitochondrial membrane into the mitochondria. The Mother Of All Antioxidants. Top Children’s Vitamins Full of Aspartame, GMOs & Harmful Chemicals. Arjun Walia, Collective EvolutionWaking Times How often are parents aware of the ingredients contained in the multivitamin that they feed their children?

We often believe what we hear without ever questioning what mass marketing and media has to say about a product. In this case they have led thousands of parents to purchase multivitamins because they believe it has significant nutritional value. But do these vitamins truly provide nutritional benefit? If we look at the Flintstones vitamin, (one of the top multivitamins in the United States) it contains a number of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colours and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of these ingredients. Aspartame Aspartame is known to damage the brain at any dose by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood. Consumption of artificial sweetener and risk of lymphoma and leukaemia Effect of chronic exposure to aspartame Multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame.

Vitamin D supplements - healthy or harmful? Worries over vitamin D, once known as “the sunshine vitamin,” have turned hundreds of millions of people into patients with worse, not better, health. The latest, and likely the final, analyses of the studies performed on treating people with vitamin D supplements has shown that this multiple billion-dollar business does not work. The authors, after thoroughly examining the results of nearly a quarter-million people from 46 major randomized trials, conclude: “Our findings suggest that vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium does not reduce skeletal or non-skeletal outcomes in unselected community-dwelling individuals by more than 15%.

Future trials with similar designs are unlikely to alter these conclusions.” Vitamin D supplements are so powerless that the benefits of supplements can only be seen at the extremes of need, such as with institutionalized elderly women (and even then the benefits are with a combination of vitamin D and calcium, not vitamin D alone). 8 Big Health Benefits of Boron. By Dr. Axe | draxe.com Boron is an important, and often underutilized, trace mineral naturally present in certain foods and also within the environment.

Boron uses include the ability to help keep the skeletal structure strong by adding to bone density, preventing osteoporosis, treating conditions like arthritis, and improving strength and muscle mass. Boron is used by many athletes and bodybuilders because it’s believed to increase the body’s ability to produce and use testosterone, so it’s beneficial for recovering from exercise, preventing aches and pains, building muscle mass, and keeping bones strong. Additionally, boron is linked to improved brain function in some instances since it helps boost concentration, focus and the ability to learn new information. (1) What are some other boron uses?

Boron is linked with helping prevent conditions, including: (2) Boron uses even include the ability to help animals suffering from pain. How Do We Get Enough Boron? Health Benefits of Boron 1. 2. Why A Magnesium Deficiency Is “Invisible” & How It’s Affecting Your Health Right Now. It has been dubbed the “invisible deficiency,” an appropriate title considering only 1 percent of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, meaning that samples of magnesium from serum magnesium blood tests are considerably useless.

It’s estimated that about 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium today, with the recommended daily intake for men being 420mg and 320mg for women. However, as explained by Dr. Carolyn Dean, a medical and naturopathic doctor, even this recommended amount is merely only enough to ward of deficiency symptoms. What’s Important About Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral used by nearly every organ and muscle in your body, including your heart and kidneys. While previously it was thought that magnesium’s primary benefits were exclusive to the heart and bones, recent research has discovered 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins, indicating a more substantial role for magnesium in our overall health and the prevention of disease.

Dr. Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland. By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World If you’re seeking enlightenment through meditation, or perhaps you’re just looking to obtain a good night’s rest, you need a healthy pineal gland. Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland Calcification is an issue that occurs to everyone, but it’s increased in individuals that eat a poor diet.

The best answer is to eliminate junk foods and limit your fluoride exposure. 1. Chlorella, spirulina, and wheatgrass are great foods packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 2. Fluoride from your tap water settles into the pineal gland. The human body has no use for fluoride so the body isolates it in a calcium husk. 3. Research supports oregano oil as a powerful tool against microbes and other harmful organisms. [1] By supporting immune function, your body will more successfully remove harmful organisms before it can attack tissue like the pineal gland. 4. Buy raw apple cider vinegar as it contains malic acid. 5. One Final Thought -Dr. Dr. Dr. Why 80 Percent of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat. Natasha Longo, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation, not to mention the full range of intolerances and bloating now experienced by millions of people?

Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced grain after maize. It is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and is considered a staple food for humans. At some point in our history, this ancient grain was nutritious in some respects, however modern wheat really isn’t wheat at all. Dr. Genetic Modification Health Effects Dr. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 Superfood Duos. Waking Times Infographic - These superfood duos are powerful foods that when combined offer many essential vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies healthy and strong.

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B vitamin deficiency will drive you insane - here's the best food sources. (NaturalNews) A teenage boy is admitted to a mental hospital. He screams in fear, begging to be saved from the thousands of spiders climbing up the wall - spiders no one else can see. A middle-aged woman is anemic. An elderly man is depressed. A young woman dreads her monthly cycle, knowing she will become moody or angry - mood swings so severe they may jeopardize her relationship or her job. What do all of these people have in common? The B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins crucial to many of the metabolic processes in the body. The B vitamins are: B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate or folic acid), and B12 (cyanocobalamin). B vitamins help carbohydrates break down to glucose and they aid in the breakdown of fats and proteins.

B vitamin deficiencies run the gamut from decreased energy all the way through to acute psychosis or death. The best source of any vitamins is food. Foods High In B1 Foods High In B2. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies. Abstract Objective To examine whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in women and men. Design Cohort studies. Setting Three counties in central Sweden. Participants Two large Swedish cohorts, one with 61 433 women (39-74 years at baseline 1987-90) and one with 45 339 men (45-79 years at baseline 1997), were administered food frequency questionnaires. The women responded to a second food frequency questionnaire in 1997. Main outcome measure Multivariable survival models were applied to determine the association between milk consumption and time to mortality or fracture. Results During a mean follow-up of 20.1 years, 15 541 women died and 17 252 had a fracture, of whom 4259 had a hip fracture.

Conclusions High milk intake was associated with higher mortality in one cohort of women and in another cohort of men, and with higher fracture incidence in women. Introduction A diet rich in milk products is promoted to reduce the likelihood of osteoporotic fractures. Milk Does Not Do A Body Good – Massive New Study Says. Arjun Walia, Collective-EvolutionWaking Times Milk seems to be making its way through various stages of truth, especially within the past couple of years. Like many other examples, what we once thought to be healthy for us to consume is turning out to be the exact opposite. A large study coming from researchers at the Uppsala University in Sweden found that drinking milk led to an increased mortality rate and actually made bones more prone to fracturing, not less.(1) The study was recently published in the peer reviewed British Medical Journal, and was specifically conducted to examine whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in both men and women.

The study took place across three different counties in Sweden, and used data from two large Swedish cohorts, one with 61,433 women aged approximately 39-74 years old and one with 45, 339 men aged approximately 45-79 years old. The results were as follows: The list literally goes on and on. Sources: About the Author. Poor Diet Changes DNA, Causes Lasting Damage to Immune System. Mae Chan, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times While we may be familiar with the dangers of eating too much processed foods, the actual effects of this indulgence may be far more damaging to our health than previously imagined. Almost everyone knows that improved eating habits will most likely improve a range of health measures, but researchers have warned that the effects that a poor diet have on the immune system can persist even after eating habits improve. Writing in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, the team behind the new study found that even after successful treatment of atherosclerosis – including lowering of blood cholesterol and a change in dietary habits – the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle still affect the way the immune system functions.

The Study of Epigenetic Changes Is Paramount These epigenetic changes in gene expression ultimately keep the risk of cardiovascular disorders higher than it would be had there been no exposure to unhealthy foods in the first place, said the team. Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola? Steve Hickey, Hilary Roberts & Damien Downing, GreenMedInfoWaking Times If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you should use it. There isn’t. There is only vitamin C. But you must be extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the Internet is full of dangerous loonies.

Taking a gram or so of day of vitamin C won’t protect you against anything except acute scurvy; it doesn’t matter whether the vitamin is liposomal, nanoparticles, or even gold-plated. At risk or worried about Ebola? Vitamin C Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant in the diet. The intake for an otherwise healthy person to have a reasonable chance of avoiding a common cold is in the region of 8-10 grams (8,000-10,000 mg) a day.

Dynamic Flow The problem with oral intakes is that healthy people do not absorb vitamin C well due to something Dr Robert Cathcart called bowel tolerance. High dose vitamin C has a short half-life in the body. Types of Vitamin C Timing is more important than form. Rectal Vitamin C. Sorry, Raw Sugar Is No Better for You Than Refined. It looks healthier, doesn't it?​ Atelier_A/Shutterstock Along with plain white refined sugar, most hip coffee shops now offer "raw" sugar. I usually go with raw: The golden crystals and brown paper packets somehow make me think it's more wholesome than the conventional white stuff, which, as highlighted in a previous Mother Jones investigation, many scientists now believe is far worse for you than the industry would have us think.

Sugar in the Raw, a leading raw sugar brand, suggests on its Frequently Asked Questions page that its product is indeed more wholesome. So is the raw stuff really more virtuous? The residual molasses gives Turbinado sugar "some flavor and texture other than just sweetness," says Katherine Zeratski, a registered dietitian with Mayo Clinic. By Katie Rose Quandt There goes my virtuous latte.