Friday, September 24, 2010

Dr. Joseph Mercola: If You Want to Age Gracefully, Don't Eat This

Death is surely inevitable, but I do believe you can live far longer than the average life expectancy tables (1) would predict, which in the U.S. is about 78. Genetics may play a role, but it is NOT the final determining factor for whether you'll live a long healthy life.

Barring an accident, your lifestyle has everything to do with your longevity.

It's already been established that diet can override genetic predispositions for disease (2), so don't fall into the trap of believing your health and longevity is somehow inescapably tied to what's polluting your gene pool.....Read full article

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some Long-Term Type 1 Diabetics Still Producing Insulin: Study | Diabetes News Hound

It’s long been thought that people with Type 1 Diabetes cease to produce any insulin after they’ve had the disease for a while. However, new research suggests that notion is a myth, according to an article from Diabetes News.

The study examined people who have been awarded the Joslin Diabetes Center’s “50-Year Medal,” which is given to people that have had Type 1 diabetes for 50 years or more. Slightly more than two-thirds of the study’s 411 living participants and 9 deceased medalists retained the ability to have positive C-peptides, which suggests they are still producing some insulin. The study’s participants have had diabetes for an average of 56 years and were an average of 67 years old.....Read full article

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Action Alert: Genetically Modified Frankenfish!

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Coming to you soon—and you probably won’t know that you’re eating it.

Genetically modified salmon—the first GMO animal for human consumption—is reaching the final stages in its approval. Most terrifying: they might not have to tell us if our fish is GM or not!

This week the FDA announced a 60-day period of consultation and public hearings over whether to permit a genetically modified strain of salmon (“frankenfish” to its critics) to be eaten by humans. The approval process could take less than a year, and if it gets the green light the fish could be on the market in eighteen months.

There are two sets of hearings: whether the FDA should approve this “new animal drug application,” and whether the fish (if approved) must be labeled as genetically engineered or not. Because it is new ground for the FDA and there are no regulations about genetically engineered animals, it is being evaluated as if it were an animal treated with drugs.....Read more

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FOOD POLICE TARGET TWO-YEAR OLD, do these social engineering misfits get any worse?

Two-year-old Jack Ormisher was left in tears as nursery school staff confiscated his “unhealthy” cheese sandwich. His mother sent a homemade lunch because she suspected that school food was causing him stomach problems. Although his lunchbox also contained vegetables and a piece of melon, school staff offered Jack fruit, nuts and seeds, while informing his mother that future cheese sandwiches must contain lettuce or tomato to pass muster. Instead, his mother moved him to a new school. One blogger posted the following comment on the incident: “If he was older, he might have had the wherewithal to shout back at them: ‘Do I look like a bloody chaffinch, you self-important, doctrinaire Stalinist harridans?...Read full article

The Ideal Blood Sugar

Bring up "ideal" blood sugar and you bring out a bag of misconceptions and incredible contradic- tions worthy of TV news magazine coverage. In one report1 we discover what is colorfully called the "panic ranges" of blood sugar, anything below 50 mg% and over 400 mg%, but the nonlethal spread for blood sugar is said to extend from 20 to 1500 mg%.2

There are also all sorts of semantic shenanigans. For instance, we are assured that the so-called normal blood sugar is anything less than either 115 mg%3 or 140 mg%.4-6 Taking such statements literally, zero must be acceptable! Also, while we are here using blood sugar and blood glucose as synonyms, there are real and measurable differences....Read full article