WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
Table of Contents:
>Artificial Sweeteners Promote Overeating
>Broccoli Protects Against Macular Degeneration
>Caffeine Worsens Diabetes
>Fish to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation
>Fruit & Veggies Prevent Endometriosis
>Milk Protects Against Colorectal Cancer
>M.S.M Plus Glucosamine for Arthritis
>Obesity Bad for Baby
>Red Wine for a Longer Life
>TV Dangers for Kids
>Vitamin C to Reduce Arthritis Risk
>Walnuts for Cardiovascular Health
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health ProgramT
SWEETENERS PROMOTE OVEREATING:
A new study has revealed that consuming artificially sweetened foods
and beverages may impede the body's ability to estimate calorie intake,
thus boosting the tendency to overindulge. In fact, those given
artificially sweetened drinks were found to consume three times more
calories than those that didn't receive any sweeteners in their drinks.
Researchers concluded that the use of low-calorie sweeteners may actually
contribute to overeating and weight gain by degrading the natural
relationship between sweet tastes and calories.
PROTECTS AGAINST MACULAR DEGENERATION:
to new research, sulforaphane (found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts)
protects against age-related macular degeneration. Epithelial
cells in the eyes are very sensitive to damage caused by the oxidants
generated by light exposure - a major cause of age-related macular
degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly.
Sulforaphane plays a role in boosting the body's natural antioxidant
defense systems and functions as a powerful indirect antioxidant detoxifying
carcinogens before they can damage cells. The compound, therefore,
not only protects eyes but also every part of the body. It also lasts
much longer in the body than many other antioxidants such as vitamin
Natl Acad Sci,
WORSENS DIABETES: Researchers have
found a link between caffeine intake at mealtimes and increased glucose
and insulin levels among people with Type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study, habitual
coffee drinkers who were given caffeine after a meal had a 21% increase
in their glucose level and insulin rose 48%. Diabetes is classed
as an epidemic by the World Health Organization, with at least 171
million people worldwide suffering from the condition.
TO PREVENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: Eating
broiled or baked fish - but not fried fish - lowers the incidence
of atrial fibrillation (one of the most common causes of stroke among
the elderly). People who eat fish one to four times per week
have a 28% lower risk of the condition, while those who have five
or more servings have a 31% lower risk compared to those who eat fish
less than once a month. The chronic condition occurs when the
heart's two upper chambers (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively,
leading to fatigue, shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance.
It also increases the tendency for blood to clot. An estimated
2.3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, and this number is
expected to double during the next two decades.
7/19/2004; [Epub ahead of print].)
FRUIT & VEGGIES PREVENT ENDOMETRIOSIS: Women may be able to lower their risk of endometriosis by eating more fresh fruit and green vegetables. But, eating red meat and ham appears to increase their risk, according to a new study. Endometriosis is a painful condition which can cause bleeding, pain, inflammation, adhesions and infertility in women.
(Note: Meats don't cause the disease since these are foods humans are designed to eat. Improper processing of such meats or their exclusive consumption might be a problem however. But these factors are never mentioned in these studies. They start with the assumption that food processing is neutral and that is far from the truth. Health potential is achieved by focusing the diet on those foods you can consume and digest in their raw state. If you process them you must assume you are damaging them and therefore choose methods that do the least harm.)
PROTECTS AGAINST COLORECTAL CANCER: Higher
consumption of milk and calcium is associated with a lower risk of
bowel cancer, according to a major study based on 10 different trials.
People with a daily milk intake between 70-174g had a 6% lower risk
than those drinking less than 70g. The risk decreased further
by 12% for those with an intake of up to 249g, and by 15% for
those with an intake of more than 250g daily. A diet rich in
fruit and vegetables and fiber has also been shown to have a protective
effect on the disease. Colorectal cancer is the third most common
form of the disease worldwide.(J
Natl Cancer Institute,
M.S.M. PLUS GLUCOSAMINE FOR ARTHRITIS: Combining the sulfur-containing nutrient M.S.M. (methylsulfonylmethane) with well-known joint health supplement glucosamine appears to speed up the anti-inflammatory effect and further reduce pain in patients with osteoarthritis. In a new study, both glucosamine and M.S.M. improved osteoarthritis symptoms in patients, but when taken together the effect was greater than either alone.
(Note: Supplements are important for this condition but reversing the underlying acidemia is critical. You must drink at least 2-3 quarts of pure alkalinized water daily and shift the diet to the Wysong Optimal Health Program.)
BAD FOR BABY: A wide study of more
than 2000 children has revealed that obesity in mothers is one of
the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital
birth defects. According to the study's results, the pregnant
mother's degree of obesity is the main predicting factor for cardiac
malformations and minor malformations, and the only factor able to
predict renal and urinary tract malformations.(Diabetologia,
WINE FOR A LONGER LIFE: The
red wine compound, resveratrol, thought to be responsible for the
drink's protective effects on the heart, may also extend lifespan,
report American scientists. They have discovered that resveratrol
had the same effect on fruit flies and worms as the use of caloric
restriction, one of the only methods demonstrated to slow aging and
promote lifespan among animals, as well as improve cardiovascular
health. The new research has not yet been tested on people.
DANGERS FOR KIDS: Watching television in
childhood and adolescence has been linked to adverse health indicators.
A new longitudinal study followed subjects from birth to age 26.
The researchers found that television viewing in childhood and adolescence
is strongly associated with obesity, poor fitness, smoking and elevated
cholesterol in adulthood.
C TO REDUCE ARTHRITIS RISK: Researchers
have found that eating foods high in vitamin C can protect against
polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects at least
two joints. According to the study, people who eat small amounts
of fruits, vegetables and vitamin C significantly increase their risk
of polyarthritis. Patients who ate the lowest amounts of vitamin
C rich foods increased their chances of developing polyarthritis by
threefold over those who consumed the highest levels.
FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: Walnuts
are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential
omega-3 fatty acid. Research shows that a diet high in ALA improves
vascular function. The findings suggest that these special fatty
acids that are present in walnuts can improve the function of arteries
and allow them to dilate better. The study also finds that getting
these fats from walnuts may help lower cholesterol levels. Many
researchers cite the special combination of nutrients in walnuts as
accounting for these beneficial effects.
American Heart Association's 5th Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis,
Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 2004, San Francisco, CA.)
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.
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