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> Acidosis...I Told You So
    
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  > Carcinogens
    
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> Diabetes


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ACIDOSIS...I TOLD YOU SOFrom the latest American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "Natural selection has had <1% of hominid evolutionary time to eliminate the inevitable maladaptations consequent to the profound transformation of the human diet resulting from the inventions of agriculture and animal husbandry...The mean NEAP (net endogenous acid production) for 159 retrojected preagricultural diets (an approximation of what people ate in primitive times) was 82 mEq/d...the average American diet...48 mEq/d...diet induced metabolic acidosis and its sequelae in humans  eating contemporary diets...cereal grains and energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods... reflect a mismatch between the nutrient composition of the diet and...requirements for optimal systemic acid-base status." 
(Am J Clin Nutr, 2002; 76(6):1308-16.)
    Translation: You better pay attention to your e-Health Letters. This is precisely what Dr. Wysong has been saying for years. Here researchers (Dec., 2002) demonstrate that modern humans are out of their genetic context, are producing almost twice the acid load they are designed for and are reaping the disease consequences. Refer back to the articles on Dissolving Bones and Ultimate Water to see just how prescient these e-Health Letters are. The researchers could have saved themselves a lot of work if they were subscribers.

BEHAVIOR:  In 1997, a Wisconsin school instituted a healthy lunch program, replacing cafeteria meals of fast-food nachos and French fries with fresh salads, meats, whole grain bread and fruit. At the same time, vending machines were removed and quality drinking water was added.  The school's incidence of dropouts, expulsion, drug use, weapons and suicide is now zero. On top of this, reports say that grades have significantly improved.  (This school previously reported severe discipline problems including students carrying weapons.)  Critics have argued that healthy meal programs are too expensive for most high schools. However, costs for vandalism, litter, and high security have gone down at the Wisconsin high school, which offsets costs of the nutritious meals.  (Stratiawire, October 14, 2002.)

CARCINOGENS:  The reproductive hormone estrogen, a component of hormone replacement therapy, has joined the government's roster of known causes of cancer in humans. Estrogen is known to cause breast and uterine tumors.  (National Toxicology Program, 10th Report on Carcinogens, 2002.)

CARDIOVASCULARDrinking at least five glasses of water per day significantly reduces the risk of a heart attack, while high intake of other fluids can increase the risk.  (Am J Epidemiol, 2002; 155(9):827-33.)

CARDIOVASCULAR:  A combination diet of vegetables (such as broccoli, carrots, red peppers, tomato, onions, cauliflower, okra and eggplant), nuts, soy proteins, and oats and barley can cut bad cholesterol by 29% – a reduction that matches the results of many drug treatments for high cholesterol.  (Metabolism, 2002; 51(12).)

CARDIOVASCULAR: Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to lower the risk of heart disease.  However, a new study has shown that consuming fish contaminated with mercury may actually increase the risk of heart disease.  The study found that men who have had a heart attack have approximately 15% higher mercury levels than men who have no history of heart disease. Also, men with the highest mercury levels are more than twice as likely to have had a heart attack as with men with the lowest mercury levels.  However, after mercury levels were adjusted for, it was found that the higher a man's DHA (a vital omega-3 fatty acid) levels, the lower his risk of having a heart attack.  Pregnant women, or those who may become pregnant, are currently advised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to not consume fish with high mercury levels such as shark, swordfish and mackerel.  (New Engl J Med, 2002; 347:1735-36, 1747-60.)

     Keep in mind that metabolic acidosis greatly exacerbates the toxicity of heavy metals in the diet.  When eating fish, squeeze lemon juice on them or drink some lemon water.  The citric acid in lemons chelates and removes heavy metals.

DIABETESThe risk of Type 2 diabetes, the most common form often linked to obesity, may be lowered by eating nuts. Those who eat 1 to 4 ounces of nuts a week lower their risk by 16%, and those who eat less than 1 ounce per week lower their risk by 8%.  Unsaturated fats in the nuts allow glucose to be used more efficiently and help regulate blood glucose levels.  (J Am Med Assoc, 2002; 288:2554-60.)

Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.


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