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Table of Contents:
> Deadly Baby Formulas
> Antioxidants in Chocolate
> Calcium to Prevent Childhood Obesity
> Essential Fatty Acids Reduce Hostility
> Grapes Prevent Stroke Damage
> Tomatoes Prevent Heart Disease
> Vitamin B12 for Depression
> Vitamin D Prevents Colon Cancer

Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health Program™

DEADLY BABY FORMULAS:  Although baby formulas are supposed to only be used for those mothers unable to nurse for one reason or another, they are far more prevalent in use than that (to the glee of manufacturers).   The risk of infant death during formula feeding is about double that of breast-fed babies.  The relative risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is five times greater; heart, circulatory and respiratory failure is dramatically increased; necrotizing colitis is a 6-10 times greater risk; diarrhea causes up to 15 times the death rate; respiratory illness results in 17 times the hospitalization rate; and cancer as much as three times the rate.
    Nutritionists are not able to duplicate the health-giving miracles of breast milk.  There are aspects of this whole, living food they don't even begin to understand.  (You pet owners who are feeding so-called “100% complete” pet foods at every meal, take heed!)  So unless it is impossible to breast-feed (inconvenience does not equal impossible), give your child the best start he or she can possibly have with the champion of all human foods, breast milk.  If you must substitute, find a surrogate breast, or raw cow or goat milk.  (Natural Family Online, 2003.)

Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        The Breast – A Marvel in Prevention
        Breast-Feeding for Higher Education
        Breast Milk to Prevent Leukemia
        Infant Mental Development Health and Essential Fatty Acids
        Breast-Feeding and Leukemia
        Soy Formula Dangers
        Breast, Not Udder
        Feed Infant Formula and Play Hormone Roulette
        Kangaroo Mothering Superior to High Tech for Low Birth Weight Infants
        Breast-Fed Children Have an Intellectual Edge
        Diabetes and Breast-Feeding
        Breast Milk and Disease
        Extend Breast-Feeding
        Ear Infections And Breast-Feeding
        Lipids and Infant Milk
        The Breast and I.Q.
        Cow Antibodies and Colic
        Breast Milk and Neuropeptides
        The Infant Formula Lesson
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

ANTIOXIDANTS IN CHOCOLATECornell researchers recently found that cocoa contains nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine, and up to three times those found in green tea.  The reason for this is the high content of  flavonoids in cocoa, indicating the presence of antioxidants that can prevent cancer, heart disease and other diseases.  The results suggest that cocoa is more beneficial to health than teas and red wine in terms of its higher antioxidant capacity.
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Flavonoids as Anti-Cancer Agents
        Flavonoids for Ulcers
        Chocolate for Menstrual Pain
        Flavonoids and Heart Disease

CALCIUM TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY: Children should be strongly encouraged to regularly include calcium-rich foods and drinks in their diets, report researchers, after a new study confirms the negative association between the mineral and body fat.  Dietary variety was positively related to calcium intake, and intakes of carbonated beverages and other sweetened beverages were negatively related.  The researchers suggest the findings may be relevant for obesity prevention during childhood.
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        The Synorgon Diet: How To Achieve Healthy Weight In A World Of Excess
        Obesity Is a Serious Health Issue
        Reversing Obesity in Children
        Soft Drinks – The Sleeping Monster
        Obesity Resistance
        Pop and Rebound Calcium Deficiency in Children
        How to Overcome the Tendency to Remain Obese
        Dangers of Pop
        Overweight Children
        Calcium Supplements in Children
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS REDUCE HOSTILITYNew research has shown that high dietary intake of DHA and consumption of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids is related to lower likelihood of high hostility in young adulthood.   Hostility has been shown to predict both the development and manifestation of coronary disease.
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Lipid Nutrition – Understanding Fats and Oils in Health and Disease
        Essential Fatty Acids for Heart Disease
        What The Evidence Shows Can Prevent Heart Disease
        Causes of Heart Disease
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

GRAPES PREVENT STROKE DAMAGEResearch has discovered that resveratrol – a compound in red wine or grapes – can absorb the free radicals, minimizing the damage they do to the brain as a result of a stroke.  A stroke can occur when there is blockage of blood flow to the brain, preventing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Neurons in the affected areas of the brain begin to release excitatory amino acid neurotransmitters, which encourage calcium to move into the neurons resulting in free radicals that can cause significant damage.   This nutrient has also been found to be useful in promoting longevity.  Wine is the primary dietary source of resveratrol, but it is also found in mulberries, peanuts, grapes and grape skins.
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Free Radical Pathology
        Grape Seed Antioxidants
        Anticancer Effects of Grape Extract
        Oxygen as a Nutrient
        How to Fight Free Radical Disease
        Free Radicals
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

TOMATOES PREVENT HEART DISEASELycopene, which has previously been found to help prevent some cancers, has now been found to play a role in preventing cardiovascular disease.  More than 80% of the lycopene intake in the American diet is from the consumption of tomato products such as ketchup, tomato juice and tomato sauces, but it is also found in watermelon, pink grapefruit, apricots and papayas.  (Am J Clin Nutr, 2004; 79(1):47-53.)
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Tomato Lycopene and Disease
        The Mediterranean Diet Decreases Cardiac Risk
        Tomatoes Decrease Cancer Rates
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

VITAMIN B12 FOR DEPRESSIONNew research shows that those who suffer from depression respond better to their treatment if they have high levels of vitamin B12 in their blood.  Researchers hypothesize that vitamin B12 helps manufacture compounds called monoamines in the central nervous system, a shortage of which is believed to be linked to depression.  The study found that the patients who responded fully to the treatment had higher concentrations of vitamin B12 in their blood at both the beginning and end of treatment. Each year, depression affects approximately 10% of American adults.   (BMC Psychiatry, 2003; 3:17.)
Further Reading:
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Natural Treatment of Depression
        Vitamins and Mental Health
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide

VITAMIN D PREVENTS COLON CANCERResearch has shown that high vitamin D levels are associated with a very significant decrease in colon cancer. Those with a vitamin D level above 20 ng/ml have one-third the risk of colon cancer compared to those below that level.  Risk of colon cancer was reduced by 75% in those with levels of 27-32 ng/ml, and in those who had vitamin D levels above 33 ng/ml, the risk of colon cancer was reduced by 80%.
Further Reading:
        Is Common Sense or Research Needed to Cure Cancer?
        The Wysong Optimal Health Program
        Colon Cancer and Diet
        Supplements Decrease Colon Cancer Risk
        Vitamin D as an Anti-Cancer Agent
        Vitamin D and the Sun Protect Against Cancer
        Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D
        Vitamin D Supplementation
        The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources
        Prevention/Therapy Guide
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.

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