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What Got Us Into This Mess?

What Got Us Into This Mess? 

From the beginning of time, the taste of sweetness has appealed to human beings and attracted us.  We read in scripture of eating locusts and wild honey; we read of Samson killing the lion and eating the honey inside the carcass.  We read of a “land flowing with milk and honey,” and that manna had the taste of “wafers made with honey.”  So it’s obvious that sweet taste is something we desire, and something we seek to eat.  Even Eve was tempted with a fruit that was delicious and desirable.

But it’s only recently (as in the past couple of hundred years), and even more recently (since “fast food” was developed), that sweet taste–and with it, refined sugar and sugar substitutes, as well as genetically modified sugar beets and chemical sweeteners–have gained footage in the food dollar.

So how did we get into this mess?

We now know the connections between sugar consumption and Diabetes Type II.  We know that obesity has skyrocketed.  Food processors have cut back on fat content and added sweeteners to compensate.  Even school-aged children are showing signs of addiction to sugar.  What chance do the rest of us have?  And how (if it is possible) can we take the reins back into our hands and get our sugar addictions under control?

Answers in History

 sugarcone

At one time, sugar was a rare commodity.  Either you found a bees’ nest, or you kept the blackstrap molasses when the sugar beets or sugar cane were crushed.  Sugar in colonial times sold in small, compressed cones that looked like the picture above.

See the little “nippers” on the side of the plate?  That’s how sugar was apportioned.  A tiny nip of the sweet cone, and people could sweeten their lemonade.  Sugar was sold in pharmacies, along with other drugs.  And a cone like this would last a very long time.  People relied upon the natural, healthy sweetness of fruits to satisfy their sweet tooth.  The taffy pulls, baked cakes, and cookies were either made with honey or molasses as a rule, and they were for rare and special occasions.

Perhaps that is one factor that brought us to this point.  We have inherited from our ancestors the sense that sweetness is a rare and special treat, and in an effort to compensate for the other areas where we perceive ourselves to fall short, we make a batch of brownies, or a plate of cookies to take to a neighbor.  We take our kids out for fast food, and their meal contains a sweet dessert.  Meals out offer the inevitable dessert menu.

Sweetness bombards us.  It’s at every party, every celebration; every occasion.  It is our perceived key of kindness.

 So What Can We Do?

So what are we to do?

Somewhere, in all of this, there is an answer.  If we can look upon using sugar in small quantities, as in the little colonial cone, that can help.  If we create an expectation for ourselves, that we will only eat one sweet item–and we premeasure it–we may have the self control to get the sugar addictions under control.  For some of us, we will need to completely quit.  And it is possible to do that.

Even more possible is the ability to create healthy options that satisfy us when we are not hungry.  Our danger zone is when we are past the point of merely being hungry and are approaching ravenous.  Or we may be in trouble when we use the promise of something sweet as an emotional reward.

If you or someone you love faces this issue, you might want to consider the Sweet Freedom from Sugar Training Course.  I’ll be launching this breakthrough program in a few short days.  It has all of the information you need to become free from addiction to sugar.

You may be part of my regular list for the Health Secret. You may be a friend on Facebook.  You may be a patient of mine, or already on the list to learn about Sweet Freedom from Sugar when it comes out.

May I ask a favor of you?  I’d like to send you a quick survey (only 12 questions), to learn exactly what the concerns are that you have about sugar.  If sugar IS an issue for you, would you please take a few moments and fill out the survey?  I’ll send it out this week.  And if you already know you want to be free from sugar addiction, please feel free to indicate your interest here.  In the meantime, thank you.

To your dynamic health and energy!  Dr. Stan

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Frozen food consumption on decline

Fresh fruits and vegetables will always trump frozen. But frozen foods are healthier than ‘not-fresh’ fruits and vegetables. Freezing foods does not make them unhealthy. Foods become unhealthy when processors add preservatives, non-food ingredients, toxic additives, flavors, and colorings. The article is right on: http://www.nationaljournal.com/economy/is-the-frozen-food-industry-thawing-out-20140708

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5 ways to help you kick sugar in a week

Here are 5 ways to help you kick the sugar habit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wellness-today/diet-and-nutrition_b_5411759.html

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Negative Effects of Sugar

Joy McCarthy’s take on sugar and it’s negative effects:

http://www.joyoushealth.ca/blog/2014/05/16/negative-effects-of-sugar/

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Stevia better than sugar?

Is Stevia better than sugar?

http://www.completeherbalguide.com/2014/06/is-organic-stevia-better-than-sugar-and.html

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Benefits of bananas

Who knew bananas had so many benefits! Check out this list:

http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2014/05/reading-youll-never-look-banana-way.html

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Ironing Out the Wrinkles in Skin Care

renu28The Skin Care Industry: Ironing Out the Wrinkles

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and yet we bombard it, knowingly and unknowingly, with stuff that can do us a lot of harm.  In the effort to look and feel our best, we smear unsafe gunk on our face and body–creams and lotions that (like a lot of pharmaceutical drugs) mask the symptoms, while contributing to the overall problem.  In addition to masking symptoms, most of the popular skin care products are exceptionally costly.  We’d like to explore some of what we have discovered with you.

 As our world population ages, more and more people are seeking solutions.  Is it possible to look younger?  To feel better?  To live longer?

A recent discovery shows it is.

But before we get to that part of the story, let’s first talk about some of the ingredients that got us into the mess of dangerous skin care.  We’ll just mention a few, along with what they’re used for, and why they are a problem for our overall well-being:

INGREDIENTS                                                                                            USED FOR               

1.  Phthalates, DEP, DBP, Fragrance                                                              Hold color and scents

2.  Parabens                                                                                                             Preservative (antibacterial, antifungus)

3.  Sodium Lauryl/ Laureth Sulfate                                                               Surfactant, Emulsifier, Detergent (lather)

4.  Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)                                                                          Thickening, cleansing, Surfactant

5.  Propylene Glycol                                                                                              Conditioning

6.  MEA, DEA, TEA (__ethanolamine)                                                         Emulsifiers, Foaming Agents, adjust pH

7.  Hydantoin, Urea                                                                                               Preservative

8.  Colors, Pigments                                                                                              Coloring

9.  Chemical Sunscreens                                                                                      Block UVB rays

On the surface (forgive the pun), these seem innocuous enough.  Look on the ingredients list for nearly every soap, shampoo, make up, and lotion.  You’ll have a tough time finding something without one or more of these ingredients.

Now let’s have a look at what these ingredients do:

Phthalates, DEP, DBP and Fragrance:  are endocrine disruptors (alter genital development)

 Parabens: have hormone disrupting effects (mimic estrogen), and are possibly a breast cancer risk.

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate:  are a 1,4-Dioxane contaminant that causes cancer, neurotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): opens pores so toxins enter more readily, causes allergic reactions, and is a 1,4-Dioxane contaminant that causes cancer

Propylene Glycol: is an irritant that causes dermatitis and allergies

MEA, DEA, TEA (___ethanolamine): cause allergic reactions and eye irritations, dryness of skin, and contain cancer-causing nitrates

Hydantoin, Urea: release formaldehyde and cause allergic dermatitis

Colors, Pigments: contribute to skin sensitivity and irritation, cancer causing

 Chemical Sunscreens: endocrine disruptors; cause free radicals

High Costs, Little to Show for Them

 We looked at the leading skin care products that are sold in the United States today.  It is very difficult to locate the ingredients list for most of the skin care products!  But we found info on three of the top four.  Number one costs $210.40 for one ounce.  Number two costs $355.35 for 1 1/2 ounces.  Number 4 costs $128.00 for 3 1/3 ounces.

Then we looked at a popular new skin care that comes in a night cream and day cream.  The day cream wholesales at $80.00 for 30 ml, or one ounce.  It retails for $110.00.

One site offers a price comparison of several leading products, naming them by name:

NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment

$80

Arbonne Night Repair Crème

$85

Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector

$89

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Serum

$108

PREVAGE Night Anti-Aging Restorative Cream

$132

Jeunesse Global Cellular Rejuvenation Serum

$134.95

Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer

$150

Premier Cru The Cream

$155

Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift Renewing Firming Night Cream

$155

Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter

$156

Isagenix Ageless Renewal Serum

$159

Clé de Peau Beauté Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream

$170

Perricone MD Deep Wrinkle Serum

$185

Nu Skin ageLOC Future Serum

$201.75

La Prairie Anti-Aging Night Cream

$215

Celle Biotivia Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Cream

$249.95

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Crème

$260

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream

$260

A little pricey!

But that’s not the biggest issue that caused our concern.  Just have a look at the ingredients.  Mind you, not all are bad.  But many of them are from the list of toxic ingredients we shared above:

 Product #1: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsislsequioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isoceteth-20, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Glucosamine HCI, Polysorbate 80, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Equol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexapeptide-2, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, PEG-75 Stearate, Pullulan, Isohexadecane, Ceteth-20, Decyl Glucoside, Steareth-20, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyltaurate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate Phenoxyethanol.

WHEW!  Took a while to type, and the spell checker had a heyday!

Here are the ingredients for Product #2:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Isostearyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Squalane, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Disodium Bis-Dioleoyl Glycerophosphoglycerin, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Carnosine, Methyl Dihydroxybenzoate, Micrococcus Lysate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Hexapeptide-9, Dipeptide-4, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Panthenol, Sericin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta Sitosterol, Ceramide-3, Lecithin, Glycine Soja Oil, Limnanthus Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrolyzed Oats, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glucose, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Arginine, Carbomer, Behenyl Alcohol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isohexadecane, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta

And ingredients for Product #3: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract , Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Laureth-7, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol.

As Promised: A Healthy, Safe, Inexpensive Option 

Allow us to introduce you to Renu 28, a discovery that took over 5 years and millions of dollars to develop and bring to the market.  Within 10-yes 10!- days, you will have results such as this one.  Within 28 days, results will look like the picture above:

renu1

 Ingredients for Renu 28?  Just four: aqua (water), Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride.

Renu 28 is noncomedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores.  It is completely safe.  It is healthy.  It gets results.

And it is completely affordable!  Depending upon if you buy it wholesale or retail, you will invest between $35 and $50 for a one-month supply, of 2.7 ounces (small enough to take with you on an airplane, large enough to deliver a lot of bang for the buck).

Studied in Germany: Dermatest

28-day Study: 5 Star Rating ***** highest rating

 Subjective, Scientifically Based Results

  • Decreased Eye wrinkle depth:  21%
  • Overall wrinkle improvement: 23%
  • Improved facial skin texture: 22%
  • Increased Skin smoothness: 23%
  • Increased Elasticity: 20%
  • Increased Skin Moisture: 11%

This is so important, I am giving you my wife’s personal cell phone number, so you can order some.  Email Cristie at ctrcristie@hotmail.com or Call Cristie at 801.875.1964.  This is only available in limited quantities for the time being.

So now you know.  The largest organ of your body deserves your attention. This discovery puts a whole new face on the skin care industry!

To your dynamic health and energy, and to putting your best face forward!

 

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Is Your Food Poisoning You?

Anyone who has been following the glyphosate Monsanto story is aware of the solid research of the toxic effects of this product, Roundup. The agrichemical industry, and especially Monsanto, has used every conceivable means to block information that is negative toward glyphosate and GMO food and silence the scientists and scientific research in this arena. This article does a good job at identifying the forces that keep science suppressed. Many of these same tactics were used by the tobacco industry.

If you want to be healthy, you will need to reduce your toxic exposures, eat the right foods, take supplements, drink good water, sleep and don’t forget to exercise.

http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html?utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=xmlfeed

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The Many Names of sugar

Great video on the different names that sugar goes by. Hat tip Dr. Geo

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Interview with Robert Lustig on Sugar

Here is an excellent interview provided from Radio West with Dr. Robert Lustig who is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco. He goes over what makes sugar so addicting and why it’s not our fault if we crave it. Listen to it here: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/sugar-bitter-truth-0