Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

September 15th, 2011

ALBUMIN

Albumin is the colloidal protein synthesized by the liver which controls the osmotic pressure of fluids to promote the transfer of nutrients and wastes to and from the blood and from the blood and cells.  It may indicate the condition of the blood vessel walls.

Albumin is an anti-stress protein.  It is the buffer against all dangerous disturbances of homeostasis.  Each gram of Albumin is estimated to contain 3 million trillion molecules.  Each one is able to transport a variety of nutrients and wastes, plus purify the tissues of the brain, and act as a supply of first grade amino acids.

As Albumin levels lessen from the optimum 45, there is higher risk of Alzheimer’s and low immunity within the body.  Look at your blood test. Track your Albumin levels from test to test. If your blood Albumin level is less than 45 or is gradually becoming less from test to test, you should check your hygiene methods.

The greatest cause of low blood Albumin is poor hygiene, especially from the fingernails, nasal passage and eyes. The lower the Albumin level, the higher the mortality rate and the higher the incidence of Alzheimer’s. Who said, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”? They were right.

Decreased Albumin may indicate low viscosity of blood with possible water retention, nutritional congestion, toxic build-up and sclerosis of the veins.  Low Albumin may be associated with osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.  Low Albumin may signify a liver problem, cancer, malnutrition, Beri-Beri, kidney damage, burns, pregnancy, toxicity and heart failure.  Edema may be a result of decreased Albumin.

Low Albumin may indicate chronic illness, heart disease, cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, calcium insufficiency, lung problems or Alzheimer’s.  If you have low Albumin it is difficult to function at your peak.  Low Albumin may make you easily stressed and fatigued.  Low Albumin may cause the malabsorbing of important nutrients.  Low Albumin may cause your cells to have a harder time eliminating toxic waste.  You may live a life under the burden of an over-stressed immune system caused by repeated self-inoculations.  Low Albumin and Cholesterol is a high death risk.

GLOBULIN

Globulin is frequently talked about at the same time that Albumin is being discussed. Globulin reflects the amount of protein involved in body defense  mechanisms.  It is a protein which provides cell substance.  Alpha  and beta Globulin are produced by the liver to transport lipids and  fat soluble vitamins.  Gamma Globulin is produced by the lymphocytes.  These are antibodies which become elevated in autoimmune diseases.

Increased Globulin may indicate chronic infection, or increased amount  of non-specific protein, or  incomplete assimilation, or low immunity. It is common to see an increased Globulin when there is a lowered Albumin. This is a sign that your hygienic methods need improvement.

A/G RATIO

The A/G ratio is a ratio between Albumin and Globulin.  It may be an indicator of blood viscosity.

Decreased A/G ratio may indicate protein deficiency, poor hygiene, especially under fingernails.  A decreased A/G ratio should NOT be ignored. It should send a signal through your entire household that your hygiene methods leave a lot to be desired. An A/G ratio of 1.8+ with Albumin being 45+ is best to prevent brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and many other diseases.


Hygienic methods that can improve your Albumin and Globulin levels and the A/G ratio are:

  • Use soap under your fingernails.
  • Never touch your nose or eyes with dirty hands.
  • Wash hands several times daily. Use DermaTox® Liquid Hand Soap.
  • Use nasal bathing regularly (Neti-Pot) with salt water.
  • Avoid high EMF areas or wear protection (IonCard, Ion-Phone, Ion-Pendant) if you cannot.
  • Add Cell-Rejuv® to bath water (1 bottle per bath) at least weekly until next blood test.
  • Add Himalayan Bath Salts to your bath water at least weekly until next blood test.
  • Use BioVitale-H2O® (1 dropper per glass of consumed fluid) to eradicate disease memory in all water.

Diabetes Cure

July 3rd, 2011

The Deadly Diabetes Duo

The deadly diabetes duo is wheat and lack of exercise.  Despite all the “science” in medical therapy for type 2 diabetes, it still remains a man-made disease.   This disease is caused by eating processed foods loaded with wheat, sugar and corn syrup, all the while staying on the couch and avoiding exercise.  It is as simple as that.

For those of you who do not believe this, all you need is an accurate glucose monitor for diabetes testing.  Within 30 days of following the instructions in this article, you will have proven it to yourself.  To eliminate blood sugar problems, all you need to do is eat only real foods with lots of protein, avoid wheat and sugar, exercise and take the correct supplements.  That’s it!

Skeptical? Test It!

Think wheat and lack of exercise are not the deadly duo?  Take this test.  If you are diabetic, you probably already know your average blood sugar fluctuations.  Now, stop all wheat and any food with wheat in it.  (Be sure to read ingredient labels — you will be surprised.)  Join a gym and start exercising your muscles. The best way I have found is “slow burn” weight lifting.

After one month on this regimen, compare your blood sugar readings with previous readings.  If you have not cheated, you will be absolutely amazed.  Have a blood test after a month on this treatment plan and compare your blood glucose readings, your triglycerides  and your HDL/LDL ratio to those from past months.

If you still need more evidence, watch your blood sugar drop within hours after one of your strong, “slow burn” exercise sessions- and how long it stays down following exercise.  Nothing has a more powerful and longer-lasting glucose-moderating effect than strong, muscular, weight-bearing exercise (weight lifting).

Wheat and Diabetes

Stop eating wheat! If you would like a book recommendation to help you design  a healthy diet, get a copy of Low-Fat Lies or Protein Power.

Exercise and Diabetes

Remember, muscular exercise is the only time the body takes sugar out of the blood and into the muscles without insulin.  That defines the cure for type 2 diabetes.  You can test your own blood sugar for the proof.  I am aware that most people don’t like to exercise.  That is one of the reasons why “slow burn” exercising is the best.

How to Be Insulin-Free in 90 Days

Without exercise and the elimination of, or dramatic reduction in, wheat intake, you simply will never overcome diabetes.  Conversely, with these two factors and the right supplements, you can be insulin-free within 90 days.  Supplements are also needed to overcome longtime nutritional deficiencies brought about by a diabetes diet.

EMF, Calcium & Electrosensitivity

December 27th, 2010

You may have asked, why do I need to consider products like the IonCard, Ion-Pendant, Ion-Phone? The simple fact is that our atmosphere is becoming increasingly more electromagnetically polluted. This radiation is causing symptoms for which people are being misdiagnosed and mistreated.

The Secret

The secret is to protect ourselves from the radiation that didn’t exist prior to cellular phones, cellular phone towers, microwaves, microwave towers, computers, computer screens, flat-screen TV’s, cordless phones, wireless networks, etc.

If you are experiencing strange symptoms that no one seems to be able to fix, try protecting yourself with our Ion products. Wear the Ion-Pendant. Put an Ion-Card in your pocket. Put the Ion-Phone on every cellular phone. Attach an Ion-Card to every TV, computer, computer screen. Put a Ion-Card in the refrigerator and on your microwave.

Get Serious

Get serious about this radiation pollution stuff and you will quickly see the difference, most likely first in your energy levels and ability to concentrate.

Some people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) may have low-normal ionized calcium levels, says plant physiologist and biochemist Andrew Goldsworthy, PhD.  Goldsworthy is a scientific advisor to the European Space Agency and to several European charities concerned with the environment and electromagnetic fields.

It Messes With Your Calcium

Weak electromagnetic fields cause calcium ions to detach from cell membranes, a well-documented effect that has significant consequences.  That “highly conductive salty fluid” that we call blood makes the human body an efficient antenna for picking up electromagnetic radiation, says Goldsworthy.  “If an alternating electrical field is applied across the membrane, the negatively charged membrane and the positively charged [calcium and potassium] ions move in opposite directions so that the ions tend to bounce on and off the membrane.”

Calcium ions with a double charge are more easily removed from the membrane than the single-charge potassium ions.  Because potassium is more abundant in living cells than calcium, potassium ions are more likely to replace calcium, however, calcium ions give cell membranes a stability that potassium ions cannot.  Weakened cell membranes tear more easily.

The body has mechanisms for repairing torn membranes, but, before healing occurs, weakened membranes allow cell contents to escape, causing inflammation and free calcium to enter the cell.  Calcium triggers metabolic changes in cells, including enzyme activity and gene expression.  Its effects depend upon the cells involved.

“Leakage in the hair cells of the cochlea give false sensations of sound (tinnitus),” explains Goldsworthy, “and those in the vestibular system (which sense rotation, linear acceleration and gravity) give false sensations of motions, which result in dizziness and symptoms of motion sickness, including nausea.”  Too much calcium in brain neurons causes the cells to release neurotransmitters more easily.

Goldsworthy hypothesizes, “It is possible that at least some forms of electrosensitivity could be due to the victims having their natural blood calcium levels bordering on hypocalcaemia.”

Hypocalcaemia is a medical condition, usually caused by a hormone imbalance, in which the concentration of ionized calcium in the blood and in extracellular fluid is abnormally low.  People with hypocalcaemia have fewer ions to complete with the potassium ions rushing to cell membranes disrupted by electromagnetic currents.

Hypocalcaemia and electrosensitvity share many of the same symptoms: skins disorders, paresthesias (pins and needles, numbness, sensations of burning, etc.), fatigue, muscle cramps, cardiac arrhythmia, and gastrointestinal problems.  Goldsworthy says, “If this [hypothesis] is correct, conventional treatment for hypocalcaemia may relieve some if not all of these symptoms.”

Get Wise – Protect Yourself

So, get wise and protect yourself before you find yourself being diagnosed with some crazy disease for which you cannot figure out why it happened to you. Better safe than sorry. Shop Healthy Habits.

Goldsworthy A.  The biological effects of weak electromagnectic  fields [Web document]. H.e.s.e. Project. 2007.  www.hese-project.org/hese-uk/en/papers/goldsworthy_bio_weak_em_07.pdf

Goldsworthy A. Witness statement on mobile phone radiation. MCSA News. June 2010.  Available at: http://mcs-america.org/june2010.pdf

Correct Your Genes

December 22nd, 2010

A new study proves that you can alter your genes with what you eat. It showed that more than 1,000 genes were changed in just six months simply by getting more of a key nutrient. Omega 3s

What has the power to do this? Omega-3s, the essential fats that your body uses to power up the heart and brain. Omega-3s guard your heart from inflammation and hardening of the arteries. They also change your genes so that they are less likely to produce these things in the first place.

You’re not bound to a lifetime of poor health and disease, just because of your family’s “bad” genes. You can take control – and help change the cards you were dealt.

Omega-3s aren’t the only nutrients that alter your genes. There are others.

Omega-3s Halt Heart Disease

The real cause of heart disease is inflammation. Inflammation causes plaque to build-up in your arterial walls. And causes hardening of the arteries.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that taking high doses of omega-3s tells your genes to focus on preventing inflammation and hardening of the arteries.

The omega-3s – specifically EPA and DHA – transforms the expression of 1,040 genes after just six months. EPA and DHA are two types of omega-3 fatty acids.

According to the researchers, “These results are the first to show that intake of EPA plus DHA for 26 weeks can alter the gene expression… to a more anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic status.”1

Put simply, once your “good” genes get switched on, it’s like having 24/7 protection for your heart.

Engineer Yourself to Better Health

The new study confirms that the food you eat – and your environment – directly influences which genes are turned on and off in your body. Only you can take care of the personal responsibility part. That means eating natural, unprocessed foods like our ancestors did.

This includes:

  • Animal protein, like wild-caught fish, organic, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken.
  • “Good fats”  foods like almonds, walnuts, eggs, and Haas avocados.
  • All kinds of vegetables – especially dark leafy greens like spinach and kale.
  • Fruits. Great choices are blueberries, apples and blackberries.

Recent research, like the omega-3 study is turning long-held beliefs in the scientific community upside down. For example, for over a century, strict Darwinists have believed that any changes you make during this lifetime can’t be passed on to your children.

That means that even if you led a healthy lifestyle and supplemented with omega-3s to change your gene expression for the better, your children wouldn’t benefit from it at all. We’re now learning that this isn’t so.

One study conducted by Dr. David Martin split genetically identical pregnant mice into two groups. One group got a standard diet and the other group received an identical diet with one exception – added supplements like folate, vitamin B12, zinc and choline. Once the mice gave birth, the female offspring  both groups were mated and given a diet with absolutely no supplements.

Those female mice then gave birth. What the researchers discovered next was amazing. The original (grandparent) mice that were fed the supplemented diet passed the beneficial gene expression to both the children and grandchildren. This flies in the face of Darwin’s theory that changes to genetic expression can’t be passed on.

In fact, this discovery puts the limelight on Darwin’s long-time rival, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829).

Contrary to Darwin, Lamarck believed that any changes made to an organism during its lifetime (as a result of adapting to its environment) get passed on to its offspring. This study along with others are now proving Lamark’s basic theory… and that’s exciting news for you.

You have control over your health – and the next generation’s health! Make good choices now and your children and their children will have a head start when it comes to preventing disease and experiencing life to its fullest.

Re-Write Your DNA with These 4 All-Natural Superstars

Here are four nutrients that have a positive impact on gene expression:

Omega-3s – Today’s food supply gives us an overabundance of omega-6 fatty acids – the ones that can cause inflammation if left unchecked. Omega-3s balance out these omega-6s in your body. Ideally, you want an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 2:1. If you’re a typical American, you probably have a ratio of 20:1.

The key is getting that ratio down to healthy levels. When you get more omega-3s in your system, your cells get to work. They tell your genes not to produce inflammation and hardening of the arteries.

The most widely available source of EPA and DHA is cold water oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. Eggs and grass-fed beef are also good sources. Grass-fed beef has double the omega-3s of grain-fed beef.

You can also get omega-3s in some plant-based sources such as flax seeds, sacha inchi nuts, butternuts, walnuts, and chia seeds. But these omega-3s are in the form of ALA, alpha linolenic acid, which then has to be converted to DHA and EPA in the body.

The easiest way to ensure you’re getting enough omega-3s is by taking a quality fish oil supplement. I recommend Healthy Habits Omega-3, or Omega-3X or cover all of your bases by taking one Maximum Wellness EZ-PAK daily.

Resveratrol – You’ve probably heard all about the anti-aging properties and heart benefits resveratrol provides. Resveratrol slows down the aging clock, by activating sirtuins (your “anti-aging” genes).

But here’s what you may not know… in a recent study, researchers explored the influence of resveratrol on gene expression. What they found was significant. It turns out that as we age, gene expression in different tissues of the body change as genes are switched on and off.

In the heart alone, there are at least 1,029 genes whose functions change with age. Resveratrol was found to counteract this age-related genetic change 92 percent of the time.2 It’s found in red grapes and in red wines  the cooler regions of France. I recommend Healthy Habits Resveratrol with Acai  daily.

Vitamin B12 – This cheap nutrient protects your heart by reducing blood levels of a simple inflammatory protein known as homocysteine. But recent research also shows it prevents your cells  dying young.

It does this by lengthening your DNA’s telomeres. Telomeres are like a ‘tail’ on the end of all your DNA strands. They’re in every cell in your body. Every time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. Finally, when there’s no more telomere left, your cell stops dividing and ultimately dies. And, as you can guess, when your cells stop dividing, you die.

The easiest way to get B12 is to eat foods rich in the stuff. That includes grass-fed beef, tuna and salmon. Otherwise, supplementing is a great option. I suggest Healthy Habits B12 Energy Patch or cover all of your bases and take one Maximum Wellness EZ-PAK daily.

Vitamin C – This powerful antioxidant helps your cells and DNA live longer by preventing telomere shortening. It does this by neutralizing harmful free radicals that can cause abnormalities in your DNA and genetic code.

The best way to get vitamin C is to eat fruits like kiwis, oranges, grapes and strawberries. Supplement with at least 3,000 mg every day. I suggest Healthy Habits C-Complex or cover all of your bases and take one Maximum Wellness EZ-PAK daily.

  1. M. Bouwens, O. et al. “Fish-oil supplementation induces anti-inflammatory gene expression profiles in human blood mononuclear cells” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Volume 90, pages 415-424. June 2009
  2. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008, June 8). Substance In Red Wine, Resveratrol, Found To Keep Hearts Young. ScienceDaily. Retrieved

 

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Gary A. Martin is a DSc and PhD. He is not a medical doctor. He has retired from his busy wellness clinic practice of 20 years. He is still active with his Foundation (Biological Immunity Research Institute) and assisting Healthy Habits LLC in the proper formulation of their fine products. This information is presented for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for diagnosis. Please consult with your licensed Health Practitioner before following any of the protocols mentioned on this website. Please be aware that you accept all risk associated with using any of the protocols suggested by Dr. Martin.

Fructose – The Silent Killer

April 22nd, 2010

FRUCTOSE IS A SILENT KILLER

Dr. Richard Johnson is professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, where he runs the kidney division and is in charge of transplantation and research in blood pressure. He has also written the best book on the market on the dangers of fructose called The Sugar Fix.

About 70 percent of his work involves research and, for a number of years, he has been studying the effects of fructose on the metabolic system in animals and cell culture, as well as in clinical studies.

Most of this research is focused on how fructose might cause obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease, fatty liver, and other health-related problems.

Here, Dr. Johnson discusses how uric acid in your blood can wreak havoc on your blood pressure, insulin production and even kidney function.

The majority of Dr. Johnson’s research has focused on how the number one source of calories in the American diet might cause obesity, high blood pressure, and a number of other common diseases.
He didn’t start by looking at fructose however. It began when he realized that uric acid is a major component of obesity high blood pressure and kidney disease.
He discovered that newly diagnosed adolescents with high blood pressure had elevated uric acid levels 90 percent of the time. By lowering uric acid in these obese, hypertensive adolescents, he was able to normalize blood pressure in 87 percent of all cases.
The question was: What raises uric acid?
It’s been known that meats and purine rich foods can raise uric acid, but it turns out that one of the most potent ways to raise uric acid is via fructose!
You probably already know that fructose is a sugar, but you may not realize is that its distinctly different from other sugars as iti s metabolized through very specific pathways that differ from those of glucose, for example, and through its distinct metabolic action, uric acid is generated.
In fact, fructose typically generates uric acid within minutes of ingestion.
Look at what uric acid is, and how it is linked to fructose consumption.

WHAT IS URIC ACID – HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Uric acid is a normal waste product found in your blood. High levels of uric acid are normally associated with gout, but it has been known for a long time that people with high blood pressure, overweight, and people with kidney disease, often have high uric acid levels as well.

It used to be thought that the uric acid was secondary in these conditions, and not the cause but Dr. Johnsons research indicates that it could be a lead player in the development of these conditions, rather than just a supporting actor, when its levels in your body reach 5.5 mg per dl or higher.

At this level, uric acid is associated with an increased risk for developing high blood pressure, as well as diabetes, obesity and kidney disease.
Interestingly, uric acid functions both as an antioxidant, and as a pro-oxidant once inside your cells.
So, if you lower uric acid too much, you lose its antioxidant benefits. But if your uric acid levels are too high, it tends to significantly increase inside your cells as well, where it acts as a pro-oxidant.
Dr. Johnson believes the ideal range for uric acid lies between 3 to 5.5 mg per dl. As already mentioned, above this range your risk of developing all the problems listed correlate quite well.
In the following statement, Dr. Johnson explains just how closely tied uric acid levels are to fructose consumption:
If you give animals fructose, they develop diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and fatty liver. And in most of these conditions, if we lower uric acid, we can prevent many of these conditions, [although] not completely.
So lowering uric acid seems to benefit some of the mechanisms by which fructose causes disease.
So a very important point is that if you take two animals and you feed one fructose and feed the other one the exact same number of calories but give it as dextrose or glucose, its only the fructose-fed animal that will develop obesity, insulin resistance, fatty liver, and high triglycerides, signs of inflammation, vascular disease, and high blood pressure.

This bears out in humans as well. Over the last 20 years, we have seen a dramatic increase in fatty liver disease throughout the world. Studies done by Dr. Johnson and a group of researchers at Duke University showed that people who develop fatty liver drink a lot more soft drinks and ingest far more fructose than the average person in the community.

This is why I have been so passionate about educating you on the dangers of fructose! I am thoroughly convinced that it is one of the leading causes behind the massive rise in needless suffering from poor health and premature death. Our family-owned company, Healthy Habits (www.HealthyHabitsWeb.com) has been preaching against fructose for many years.

HOW MUCH FRUCTOSE ARE YOU CONSUMING?

It is no secret that we are eating more sugar than at any other time in history. In 1700, the average person ate 4 pounds of sugar a year. By 1800, it was 18 pounds. By 1900 it was about 90 pounds.

Today, about 25 percent of all Americans consume over � pound of added sugars a day, according to Dr. Johnson’s research. That kind of consumption equates to more than 180 pounds of sugar per year! And it just so happens this statistic dovetails nicely with the statistics showing that one in four Americans is either pre-diabetic or has type 2 diabetes.

The two main sources of that sugar are high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar.

As a standard recommendation, I strongly advise keeping your TOTAL fructose consumption below 25 grams per day.

However, for most people it would actually be wise to limit your fruit fructose to 15 grams or less, as it is virtually guaranteed that you will consume hiddensources of fructose from most beverages and just about any processed food you might eat.

Since 55 percent of HFCS is fructose, one can of soda alone would nearly exceed your daily allotment. It is easy to see that anyone who is drinking three, and certainly four will easily exceed 100 grams of fructose per day.

ARE FRUITS GOOD OR BAD FOR YOU?

Keep in mind that fruits also contain fructose, although an ameliorating factor is that whole fruits also contain vitamins and other antioxidants that reduce the hazardous effects of fructose.

Juices, on the other hand, are nearly as detrimental as soda, because a glass of juice is loaded with fructose, and a lot of the antioxidants are lost.

It is important to remember that fructose alone isn’t evil as fruits are certainly beneficial. But when you consume high levels of fructose it will absolutely devastate your biochemistry and physiology. Remember the AVERAGE fructose dose is 70 grams per day which exceeds the recommend limit by 300 percent.

So please BE CAREFUL with your fruit consumption. You simply MUST understand that because HFCS is so darn cheap it is added to virtually every processed food. Even if you consumed no soda or fruit, it is very easy to exceed 25 grams of hidden fructose in your diet.

While 25 grams may seem like a lot, it is only about one ounce. So it is my strong recommendation that most people keep their fructose from fruit consumption below 15 grams per day.

If you are a raw food advocate, have a pristine diet, and exercise very well, then you could be the exception that could exceed this limit and stay healthy. In my experience that is far less than one in 1,000 people and probably closer to 1 in 10,000 people.

GREAT SUBSTITUTES

Healthy Habits has some great natural fructose substitutes such as Xylitol, Stevia and Liqui-Sweet.

THE BIA IS A GREAT WAY TO MONITOR

The BIA (urine/saliva test) connection to uric acid is the Ammonia Nitrogen reading (bottom # on the ureas). The higher your Ammonia reading, the higher your uric acid level in your blood and the more you are prone to heart disease, high blood pressure, gout, arthritis and pain, in general. Make it a preventative practice and do the BIA on a regular basis to monitor this reading and follow our guidelines to immediately reduce it if it is excessive. http://BIA.biri.org

Magnesium Lowers Coronary Risk

January 14th, 2010
 

 In the United States, the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death is coronary heart disease also known as coronary artery disease (CAD). Coronary artery disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries). Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits, which can accumulate in your arteries. When this happens, your arteries can narrow over time. This process is called atherosclerosis. Plaque buildup can cause angina, the most common symptom of CAD. This condition causes chest pain or discomfort because the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. Over time, CAD can weaken the heart muscle. This may lead to heart failure, a serious condition where the heart can’t pump blood the way that it should. An irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, can also develop. For some people, the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when plaque totally blocks an artery carrying blood to the heart. It also can happen if a plaque deposit breaks off and clots a coronary artery.

Magnesium is a cofactor in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscular activity, temperature regulation, detoxification reactions, and for the formation of healthy bones and teeth. It is involved in energy production and the synthesis of DNA and RNA. A U.S. Department of Agriculture survey revealed that approximately 75 percent of Americans do not ingest the RDA of magnesium. Sub-optimal magnesium intake compromises cellular activity, especially in tissues of the heart, nerves, and kidneys. Magnesium influences many of the activities associated with a wide variety of cardiac medications. For example, magnesium inhibits platelet aggregation, thins the blood, blocks calcium uptake (like calcium channel blocking drugs), and relaxes blood vessels (like ACE inhibitors). Magnesium also increases oxygenation of the heart muscle by improving cardiac contractility.

A study conducted at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The scientists found six randomized control clinical trials and prospective studies that met their criteria for the study which was to investigate the safety and efficacy of magnesium supplements in patients with coronary heart disease or patients at risk for the disease. Magnesium dosages ranged from 130 to 800 milligrams per day. The results were a higher magnesium intake was associated with reduced risk of CHD in male subjects but there was no decrease in the development of CHD in women who also had a high magnesium intake. There were no adverse effects reported. The researchers suggested that “There is a possible association between a modestly lower risk of CHD in men and increased magnesium intake; therefore, it is reasonable to encourage diets high in magnesium as a potential means to lower the risk of CHD.”1

The type of Magnesium you want to take is Magnesium Chloride. In my opinion, the best formula containing Magnesium Chloride is IMMUNI-D by Healthy Habits.

1 Mathers TW, Beckstrand RL. Oral magnesium supplementation in adults with coronary heart disease or coronary heart disease risk. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. Dec2009;21(12):651-7.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Gary A. Martin is a DSc and PhD. He is not a medical doctor. He has retired from his busy wellness clinic practice of 20 years. He is still active with his Foundation (Biological Immunity Research Institute) and assisting Healthy Habits LLC in the proper formulation of their fine products. This information is presented for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for diagnosis. Please consult with your licensed Health Practitioner before following any of the protocols mentioned on this website. Please be aware that you accept all risk associated with using any of the protocols suggested by Dr. Martin.

Chocolate And Magnesium

January 14th, 2010

Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate 2+ times weekly cut their heart disease risk about three-fold compared to those who never eat chocolate.

It is the antioxidants in chocolate that are beneficial. There was a study of 22 heart transplant patients that had measurable improvements in vascular function and anti-clotting factors in just 2 hours after eating chocolate!

It is also the Magnesium in chocolate that is responsible for benefits. Pre-menstrual women are known to crave chocolate. This is believed to be due to a Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency, along with Vitamin D, is rampant. Depression and other emotional disorders of the heart are addressed most directly with Magnesium.

Magnesium for cardiac patients is not an option, it is a necessity. Magnesium is required for muscle relaxation. Magnesium deficiency can result in tachycardia and fibrillation symptoms along with constriction of the arteries, angina and instant death. 40% of all heart attacks end in death!

A ten-year study in Wales found that those eating magnesium-low diets had a 50% higher risk of sudden death from heart attacks. High magnesium eaters were only half as likely to have cardiovascular problems such as non-fatal heart attacks, strokes, angina or heart surgery.

Because of the above information, and more, Healthy Habits IMMUNI-D was formulated, using the only natural form of Vitamin D  along with Magnesium Chloride, the form that is easiest used by the body.

 

PLEASE NOTE:Dr. Gary A. Martin is a DSc and PhD. He is not a medical doctor. He has retired from his busy wellness clinic practice of 20 years. He is still active with his Foundation (Biological Immunity Research Institute) and assisting Healthy Habits in the proper formulation of their fine products. This information is presented for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for diagnosis. Please consult with your licensed Health Practitioner before following any of the protocols mentioned on this website. Please be aware that you accept all risk associated with using any of the protocols suggested by Dr. Martin.

Thyroid Problems Are Cause of Early Death

January 14th, 2010
Thyroid hormones affect virtually every organ system in the body. In children, thyroid hormone is critical for normal growth and development. In the adult, the major role of thyroid hormone is to maintain metabolic stability.

Hypothyroidism is defined as the clinical and biochemical syndrome resulting from decreased thyroid hormone production known as thyroid under-activity. Overt hypothyroidism occurs in 1.5 to 2 percent of women, and 0.2 percent of men, and its incidence increases with age. The vast majority of hypothyroid patients have primary hypothyroidism, or thyroid gland failure. Less common causes include pituitary failure (secondary hypothyroidism) or even more rarely, generalized resistance to thyroid hormone. Without enough thyroid hormone to keep metabolism humming along as it should, we simply do not function very well, physically or mentally.

Hyperthyroidism is just the opposite scenario. The thyroid gland is overactive instead of underactive. It secretes too much thyroid hormone. In this case, more of a good thing is definitely not better. Excess thyroid hormone can cause rapid heartbeat. Body temperature is elevated. The hyperthyroid individual may experience extreme weight loss, in spite of a huge appetite, because they burn up calories too fast. Hyperthyroidism can make a person nervous, emotionally unstable, and unable to sleep.

A study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology investigated the relationships between subclinical (early stage) thyroid disease and cardiometabolic profile and cardiovascular disease. A total of 1,110 Japanese-Brazilians aged above 30 years, free of thyroid disease and not taking any thyroid medication at baseline were included in the study. All-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates were assessed for participants followed for up to 7.5 years. It was determined that 99 (8.7%) of the participants had subclinical hypothyroidism and 69 (6.2%) had hyperthyroidism. At the start of the study, no association was found between subclinical thyroid disease and cardiometabolic profile or cardiovascular disease. After follow-up it was found that all-cause mortality was significantly higher for individuals with both subclinical hyperthyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism than for participants with normal thyroid function. Cardiovascular mortality was significantly associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism, but not with subclinical hypothyroidism. Therefore it appears that subclinical hyperthyroidism is an independent risk factor for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, while subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with all-cause mortality.1

Symptoms of Hypo-Thyroid are:

  1. Constantly fatigued
  2. Stiff muscles in a.m.
  3. Morning dizziness / nausea
  4. Motion sickness
  5. Skin thick, wrinkly or puffy
  6. Heart skips beats
  7. Night coughs or cramps
  8. Slow pulse (under 65)
  9. Outer third of eyebrows are thin
  10. Bothered by cold weather
  11. Can’t concentrate
  12. Ringing in the ears
  13. Sleepless, restless
  14. Poor memory
  15. Lack drive or initiative
  16. Could or do cry easily
  17. Morning headaches
  18. Gag easily
  19. Heart pounds after sleep
  20. Neuralgia-like pains
  21. Constipation
  22. Hard to lose weight
  23. Cold sweats
  24. Morning armpit temperature below 97.5

Symptoms of Hyper-Throid are:

  1. Can’t work under pressure
  2. Fast pulse (90+)
  3. Tongue quivers when protruded
  4. Hands shake or tremor
  5. Start fast but tire quickly
  6. Poor balance (on one foot)
  7. Thin skin or hair
  8. Insomnia or nervousness
  9. Flush easily
  10. Heart palpitates
  11. Eyelids or face twitch
  12. Hot weather is bothersome
  13. Irritable and restless
  14. Breathless when resting
  15. Often worry or are anxious
  16. Hard to gain weight

Either one of these conditions may respond well to a product called Thytrophin. Contact me for the best source. Anyone with Hypo-Thyroid symptoms should also consider BioVitale-H20® and Cell-Rejuv®.

  1. Sqarbi J, Matsumura L, Kasamatsu T, et al. Subclinical thyroid dysfunctions are independent risk factors for mortality in a 7.5 year follow-up: the Japanese-Brazilian thyroid study. Eur J Endocrinol.Dec 2009.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Gary A. Martin is a DN, DSc and PhD. He is not a medical doctor. He has retired from his busy wellness clinic practice of 20 years. He is still active with his Foundation (Biological Immunity Research Institute) and assisting Healthy Habits LLC in the proper formulation of their fine products. This information is presented for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for diagnosis. Please consult with your licensed Health Practitioner before following any of the protocols mentioned on this website. Please be aware that you accept all risk associated with using any of the protocols suggested by Dr. Martin.

Live Long & Well With Coconut Oil

January 6th, 2010

Do you still think fat is bad? Most people do not eat a high fat diet. We eat less fat than our ancestors did, but we are the ones with obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, clogged arteries and high blood pressure.

I have what may be news to you. Real butter is good for you! Saturated fats are a natural part of your diet and are essential to life. Fat makes up the basic building blocks of compounds that help your body perform everyday functions. This includes things like regulating blood pressure, blood clotting and bolstering your immune system.

Saturated fats have been on the media hit list for a generation or more. Butter is just one example. Red meat is another. Coconut Oil is one of the worst victims of this low-fat propaganda. A new study shows that Coconut Oil can:

  • Lower total cholesterol
  • Boost good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Lower bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Shrink waist size

Compare that to soybean oil which:

  • Lowers good cholesterol
  • Raises bad cholesterol
  • Raises total cholesterol
  • Does nothing for waist size

 Shrink Your Waistline By Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Unlike longer-chain fatty acids, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are tiny enough to enter your cells’ mitochondria directly. This means your cells use the fat from coconut oil for energy instantly, instead of storing it for later use.

A Boston University study gave one group corn oil (longer-chain fatty acids) and the other medium-chain fatty acids. After 90 days, those that got the medium-chain fatty acids lost weight, increased their insulin receptivity and even lowered their overall cholesterol.1

Another study published this year in the journal Lipids compared coconut oil with soybean oil. The women taking coconut oil saw their waist lines shrink and their HDL “good” cholesterol levels increase. Meanwhile, the women taking soybean oil didn’t see any change in their waist size. Plus, LDL, or “bad”, cholesterol levels rose and HDL levels dropped.2

Another study found that coconut oil can help reduce the symptoms of type-2 diabetes and that “people who incorporate medium-chain fatty acids, such as those found in coconut oil, into their diets can lose body fat.”Coconut oil can help turn your body into a fat-burning furnace. Plus, it can help you eat less. It controls your hunger by leaving you feeling satisfied, longer.4

Boost Your HDL Levels

Contrary to what mainstream medicine tells you, eating high amounts of fat does not automatically equal higher cholesterol. And that’s certainly the case with coconut oil.

The truth is it does the exact opposite. It helps improve your HDL to LDL ratio (“good” vs. “bad” cholesterol), lower overall blood levels of serum cholesterol, and reduce the amount of fat your body stores.5

In Sri Lanka, about 50% of calories from the typical diet come from coconut oil. Yet, heart disease there is virtually non-existent. Researchers, perplexed by this, decided to see what happened when they took a group of young men and had them substitute coconut oil for corn and soybean oil.

The results weren’t pretty.

Their HDL level plunged 42 percent – which put them far below what’s considered healthy. Their LDL/HDL ratio increased 30 percent.6 That’s a recipe for heart disaster.

These results simply confirm what countless studies are finding. Coconut oil is good for your heart and helps increase your good HDL cholesterol.

For example, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition studied 25 women. They were given three different diets. A diet high in coconut oil, a low-fat diet with small amounts of coconut oil, and a diet high in polyunsaturated fats. Each diet lasted 3 weeks.

As you might guess, the highest increase in HDL was when the women ate the high fat, coconut oil diet.7

Bulletproof Your Immune System

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a powerful immune system booster. Lauric acid has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiprotozoal properties that help bullet proof your immune system against everything from free radicals, to a latent virus that’s waiting to wreak havoc. It’s so powerful, in fact, that preliminary research suggests it’s effective against lipid-coated viruses, such as HIV.

A recent study took a group of 15 men with HIV. They had not received any prior treatment. After 3 months of supplementing with coconut oil, half of the patients showed a decrease in viral load.8

Good Health Can Taste Great

It’s pretty easy to get all the coconut oil you need in your diet.

Just follow any one of these simple tips:

Fry with it. Coconut oil has a high smoke point. That means that it won’t degrade at high temperatures – leaving all the fatty acids intact. It’s especially great for pan searing. If you do cook with it, consider getting it with no flavor. This is known as “expeller-pressed” coconut oil.

Make a smoothie. Scoop a healthy serving of coconut oil (it’ll probably be solid, but that’s okay) into the blender. Mix in your favorite fresh fruits. Maybe even add some protein powder. Add organic milk and a little ice. Blend it all and enjoy a tasty, heart-healthy smoothie.

Bake with it. It’s okay to have your favorite foods from time to time. And if you like to bake cookies, brownies, or anything else, go for it. Just substitute expeller pressed coconut oil for vegetable oil. Not only will everything taste better, but most of the fat you’ll be eating will get burned off right away.

The War Against Saturated Fat

The war against saturated fats started way back in the late 1950’s. A researcher by the name of Ancel Keys was investigating cardiovascular disease. His goal was to prove eating high amounts of saturated fat was linked to heart disease.He published the “7 Countries Study,” successfully showing fat as the major cause of heart problems.

His research was praised and soon became gospel. He even became known as the “father” of the Lipid Hypothesis. That’s the theory that high cholesterol causes heart disease… and in turn, eating a lot of fat causes high cholesterol.

There was a slight problem with Keys’ research. Something he deliberately ignored. Keys only chose to use data from seven countries that matched exactly what he wanted to prove. The truth is there were at least a half-dozen other countries with examples that proved the exact opposite. Countries where people routinely ate tons of fat – yet rarely experienced heart disease. When it didn’t fit his hypothesis, he ignored the data.

Unfortunately, Keys’ research caught on over the years. One group in particular — the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – ran with Keys’ ideas. They launched what began an all out-war against all saturated fats. In fact, CSPI coined the term “artery-clogging” fat. Sadly, coconut oil got caught up in it all.

Decades ago, food manufacturers used tropical oils like coconut oil in their baked goods. Movie theatres used it for their popcorn. CSPI argued that coconut oil was terrible for your health. It was laden with saturated fat. Instead, they demanded that these companies use vegetable oils instead (this of course benefited the American Soybean Association, who in the past has made generous donations to CSPI).

The food industry gave in. Coconut oil became taboo. Even the government joined in.

The National Cholesterol Education Program even issued a statement, encouraging margarine and partially hydrogenated fats, stating that “…coconut oil … should be avoided.”

So, now we have the  ”Monkey See – Monkey Do” syndrome.  I highly recommend Healthy Habits Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil.

  1.  Han JR et al. Effects of dietary medium-chain triglyceride on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in a group of moderately overweight free-living type 2 diabetic Chinese subjects., Metabolism., 2007 Jul;56(7):985-91.
  2. Monica L. Assunção et al. “Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity,” Lipids Volume 44, Number 7 / July 2009
  3. http://www.garvan.org.au/news-events/news/how-coconut-oil-could-help-reduce-the-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetes.html
  4. Van Wymelbeke V, Himaya A, Louis-Sylvestre J, Fantino M. Influence of medium-chain and long-chain triacylglycerols on the control of food intake in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Aug;68(2):226-34.
  5. Kaunitz, H. 1986. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) in aging and arteriosclerosis. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 6(3-4):115.
  6. http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/541-new-look-at-coconut-oil.html
  7. Hanne Müller et al. The Serum LDL/HDL Cholesterol Ratio Is Influenced More Favorably by Exchanging Saturated with Unsaturated Fat Than by Reducing Saturated Fat in the Diet of Women. J. Nutr. 133:78-83, Jan 2003
  8. Tayag E, Dayrit CS, Santiago BC, Manalo MA, Alban PN, Agdamag DM, Adel AS, Lazo S and Espallardo N: Monolaurin and Coconut Oil as Monotherapy for HIV-AIDS. Pilot Trial. For Publication

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Gary A. Martin is a DSc and PhD. He is not a medical doctor. He has retired from his busy wellness clinic practice of 20 years. He is still active with his Foundation (Biological Immunity Research Institute) and assisting Healthy Habits LLC in the proper formulation of their fine products. This information is presented for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not meant to cure, treat, prevent disease, nor prescribe or to be used for diagnosis. Please consult with your licensed Health Practitioner before following any of the protocols mentioned on this website. Please be aware that you accept all risk associated with using any of the protocols suggested by Dr. Martin.

The Most Healthful Food

January 5th, 2010

Micronutrients are the most healthful food. They are  lifesaving for children and for women who may become pregnant. It is the lack of micronutrients that cause brain and spinal cord birth defects. Tragically, this is happening all over the workd, including the USA. If you have ever witnessed these deformities, you will never forget it.

The doctors believe the reason for these deformities, called neural tube defects, was that their mothers did not have enough micronutrients, particularly B12 and folic acid, while pregnant. If a pregnant woman has insufficient folic acid (also known as vitamin B9) at the beginning of her pregnancy, her baby may suffer neural tube defects.

Equally important is another micronutrient, iodine. The worst consequence of iodine deficiency isn’t goiters, but malformation of brains. The result can be 10 to 15 points reduced I.Q.

Adequate Zinc reduces child deaths from diarrhea and infections. A lack of Iron can cause anemia. Approximately 670,000 children die each year because they don’t get enough vitamin A, which remains the world’s leading cause of childhood blindness. If a child is not getting the right micronutrients, the effect is permanent.

It is much cheaper to prevent birth defects than to treat them. This is why Healthy Habits line of Maximum Wellness products is so important. Your best insurance is the Maximum Wellness EZ-PAK. For proper development and brain function, the B-12 Energy Patch is outstanding. Healthy Habits has many wonderful products. Make sure your entire family is covering their micronutrient bases. Spread this news to your friends and associates.