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Intermittent Fasting For Immune Function

As we enter another cold and flu season, proper immune function is a hot topic. The debate over the safety, and effectiveness of vaccines continues.

See my post: “4 Reason To Avoid The Flu Shot” I would like my readers to be aware of the amazing benefits, intermittent fasting has on immune function.

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There’s an interesting paradox when it comes to Intermittent fasting for improved immune. It’s interesting because, during a fast, immune cell (leucocyte) count goes down, pointing to weakened immune.

However, after the fast is over, immune cells come on strong. In fact, the entire immune system is rejuvenated. (1) These findings tell us to be smart about fasting, and not overdo activity and/or exposure during a fast. However, we can expect our immune systems to be far better, as a result.

In This Post You’ll learn:

  • Some really encouraging news from animal, and human studies
  • The remarkable benefits of intermittent fasting for chemotherapy patients
  • How intermittent fasting turbo-charges your immune system and more….

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is getting a lot of attention these days. The scientific research is pouring in. One of the many benefits to intermittent fasting, is effective weight loss.

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[callout]The health benefits to intermittent fasting are numerous. This is the first in a series I’m putting together on intermittent fasting.[/callout]

When it comes to lifestyle changes that can improve your health, there is no better return on your investment than intermittent fasting. You get a lot of bang for your buck. Here, we’re focused on weight loss.

In This Post You’ll Learn:

  • What exactly is intermittent fasting
  • How to turn your body into a fat burning machine
  • Why intermittent fasting is better than calorie restriction diets
  • What beneficial hormone changes take place during a fast
  • The different ways to implement intermittent fasting into your routine
  • Best practice guidelines for intermittent fasting

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Another Reason To Go Organic

There’s a lot of discussion today about gluten sensitivities and the benefits of eliminating wheat, and other gluten containing grains from our diets.

Wether you’re celiac, or simply have a food sensitivity to gluten, you’ll feel better by eliminating: wheat, barely, and rye from your diet. However, it is estimated that only a little over 1% of the population has full-blown celiac disease. (1)

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The percentage of gluten sensitive people is no doubt much larger. However, this doesn’t seem to adequately explain why so many people have trouble with wheat. There may be more going on here. The chemical herbicide Roundup, may be the culprit.

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4 Reason To Avoid The Flu Shot

Cold and flu season is upon us. The pharmaceutical industry with their team of doctors, nurses and sales reps, is recommending that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine.

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I will not be getting a flu vaccine any time soon. This is due to the fact that there are many drawbacks. Vaccines are pharmaceutical drugs. Like all drugs, they come with risks and side effects.

As adults, we should make informed decisions. We should have enough information to make our own risk/benefit analysis. Sadly, most of us only hear one side of the story from our family healthcare practitioners.

If you’re interested in hearing some of the other side of this argument, keep reading.

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What Your Dentist May Not Be Telling You

Mercury toxicity is far more common than most people realize. Do you have “silver” fillings in your mouth?. If you do, you’ve probably been misled by your dentist about their safety. You have toxins in your teeth!

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Metal, or Amalgam fillings are commonly referred to as “silver” fillings. What your dentist may not be telling you is that metal, or amalgam fillings are made of 50% mercury. Silver only makes up about 25%.

Mercury is released from these fillings constantly. Some may argue that this amount of mercury is of no consequence to our health. This is not true.

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet, and, serves no useful purpose in human physiology. In other words, there is no safe level of mercury in our bodies.

When absorbed by our bodies, mercury penetrates our cell membranes, easily passes the blood-brain barrier, intoxicating our brains, and nervous systems.

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Genetic Modification: A Human Experiment

Every day, we’re all consuming genetically modified foods, and most of the time we’re unaware of it. According to the Grocery Manufacturer Association, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are in 75% of all processed foods on the grocery store shelves.

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Freedom of Choice?

When given a choice between genetically modified food, and food that occurs naturally in nature, I believe most would choose natural. However the food industry, with the cooperation of the federal government, has effectively removed that choice. Continue reading

Debunking Germ Theory

Western medicine has bought into germ theory, hook, line, and sinker. Germ theory states that germs (bacteria and viruses) cause disease. In other words, sickness is caused from without.

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What if sickness and disease are caused from within? What if it’s really a favorable environment within the host (person) that gives the germs a chance to thrive? This could change everything.

Ask any gardner; a thick, healthy lawn is naturally weed resistant. Our bodies behave in a similar fashion. A strong, healthy internal system is naturally resistant to illness.Continue reading

Is Organic Really Worth It?

I’ve never met a person that doesn’t have at least some desire to eat organic food. However, most don’t. Why? Maybe it’s cost, or maybe it’s not readily available. Either way, people can’t seem to justify going through the trouble.

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A recent study published in the Annuls of Internal Medicine (1) suggests that organic produce is no more nutritious than conventionally grown produce.

In another recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2) researchers concluded that there are higher levels of antioxidants and other nutrients in organic produce.

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Why I Threw Out My Toxic Cookware

Many people are unaware of the hidden dangers lurking in their kitchens. We go to great lengths to keep our kitchen counters, dishes and utensils clean, but we don’t give a second thought to what we’re using to cook our food.

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Toxic cookware, when heated can leach chemicals into our food. These chemicals make their way into our bodies, and end up increasing our detoxification burden. Don’t put your families health at risk.

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Cholesterol Myths Busted

Cholesterol Myths Busted: Part 3

Probably one of the biggest cholesterol myths is that since cholesterol is found in arterial plaque, that it must be to blame for the plaque’s formation.

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We don’t blame the firemen for the fire. Neither do we blame the police for the crime. To do so, would sort of be like blaming cholesterol for the damage we see in the arteries of heart disease victims. Let me explain….Continue reading