5 Ingredients in Foods You Never Knew are Dangerous for Your Brain

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With processed and GMO-based foods already dominating our food supply, there are many concerns about the many ways these chemicals area damaging our brains. There are commonly found chemicals in foods that have a toxic and very negative effect on our bodies, especially the nerve centers of the brain. See Dr. Howell’s article, Be Wary of Excitotoxins in Foods to learn about the specific neurotoxins called Excitotoxins that are commonly found in processed foods today.

Here are more dangers from the commonly found in the foods we eat:

1. Gluten

Gluten is a protein molecule that is found in crops like wheat, rue, spelt, barley, and kamut. Gluten sensitivity is caused when the gluten enters the small intestine and causes inflammation and damage through an allergic-style response to the gluten. Of course people with gluten sensitivities suffer from gastrointestinal complaints. Since the primary response is inflammation of the small intestine, gluten-sensitivity sufferers will have bloating, inability to process fats (steatorrhea), abdominal cramping (colic), burning, abdominal spasms, diarrhea, spasmodic constipation, and will have nutritional deficiencies and weight loss. Among those with even a mild sensitivity to gluten, gluten causes reactions in the intestines and the brain. There is also non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, which is characterized by gastrointestinal or extra-intestinal symptoms which include IBS(irritable bowel syndrome).Celiac disease is the most severe form of gluten sensitivity and is present in about one percent of the population.

2. Sugar Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners

Though artificial sweeteners (NutraSweet, Amino Sweet), sucralose (Splenda), or saccharin (Equal, Sweet ‘N Low) are widely used in most confectionery and beverages—even more than regular sugar—most people are unaware of their long-term effects. Often found in sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereal, and sugar free products, nearly all artificial sweeteners are toxic with long-term use.

Studies suggest that aspartame in large doses can cause neurological dysfunction such as learning difficulties. Even earlier studies on aspartame revealed that consumption of this sugar substitute more than the recommended limit of 2500 mg per day can induce neurotoxic effects on the brain and can have a negative impact on seizure disorders. Though there has been an introduction of other artificial sweeteners that are hoped to be safer, there is much medical evidence which proves the use of sugar substitutes to cause headaches, migraines, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, depression, and other problems.

3. MSG or Monosodium Glutamate

The food additive MSG is a flavor enhancer that was first found in Kombu seaweed. It has been widely used in many prepared foods because of its tremendous, quick response in improving the flavor of the food. Researchers also found the MSG served to train consumers to eat more food and to prefer the food to the other food choices that were simultaneously offered. This helped to create brand loyalty. In the US, this is most easily seen by the consumers who prefer Coke or Pepsi, frequently refusing to drink the other brand. MSG helps to create that brand loyalty. Compulsively consuming MSG almost fulfills the criteria for addictive behavior. The scientific literature is full of articles about the benefits created for consumers by the appetite increasing effects of MSG.  The behavior-altering effects of the MSG can be seen by observing food patrons eating MSG-laden foods. They can be seen with glassy eyes, slack jaws, chewing thoughtlessly. Even families eating together will go quiet during the first full “rush” of MSG. Just watch patrons eating at a fast food vendor’s or a food stall.

MSG has been linked to cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’/s Disease, and many autoimmune disorders. Processed foods like “healthy” snacks, salad dressing, barbecue sauce, bouillon cubes, and most canned foods carry MSG. In blatant refusal of all evidence that has been brought forward implicating the dangers of MSG, food manufacturers still use this toxic substance in most processed food: they want to eat more and to create consumer brand loyalty with MSG. Studies done with MSG have shown that it causes the swelling and destruction of mature neuron cells in the brain. Excitotoxins like MSG have been linked to brain damage and other neurological diseases including Parkinson’s and Dementia.

4. Refined Sugar

Though sugar substitutes have been proven to be unhealthy and disastrous to the human body, sugar is a problem, too. Brain studies show that the diets that are high in starch, sugar, and bad fats reduce neuroplasticity, the ability of our brain to change when exposed to new information and skills.Sugar is also a highly addictive product which may be also linked to eating disorders and obesity problems that are worldwide problems. Diets high in sugar also trigger all of the problems that are created by insulin. Did you see Dr. Howells article about insulin yet?

5. Fluoride

Though used as a common additive to drinking water for 80 years, there has never been good research justifying this practice. Combined with that is the rising awareness of the harm it causes the brain over long-term administration, it makes it surprising that we continue to add this industrial waste product to our drinking water. Though harmless in small doses, with larger dosages fluorine shows confirmed problems. There are even studies which systematically prove how small amounts of fluoride diversely affect the processes of the human brain and are toxic to the brain. Specifically, fluoride causes irreparable damage to the developing brain of children and may also affect the nervous systems of adults. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), fluoride was linked to ADHD, learning and memory impairment, fetal brain damage, and altered neurobehavioral function. Excessive fluoride exposure has also causes osteoarthritis, arthritic symptoms, lowers the density of the bone mass, and effects many other tissues, including the brain and thyroid gland.

You may not be able to entirely avoid these 5 problems, but reduce them in all the ways that you can!

Top 5 things you need to know about Lyme Disease and its treatment

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Although many people are now aware of the severity of the Lyme disease infections, it hasn’t yet triggered changes in behavior which would limit the spread of this dreaded disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even their extremely conservative estimates show 300,000 Americans getting diagnosed with new cases of this bacterial infection each year.More accurate diagnostic techniques show that there are millions of people infected with this scourge.

The CDC also notes that Lyme disease affects people of all ages and it is most common in children, older adults, and others such as firefighters and park rangers who spend time in outdoor activities and have higher exposure to ticks.Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which is primarily transmitted by ticks which are usually found in wooded and grassy areas.People need to keep themselves well-covered whenever entering areas where Lyme-infected ticks are a problem. The days of walking in these areas with exposed skin are over.

Dr. Richard Horowitz,M.D,a leading Lyme expert says “Lyme Disease is the number 1 worldwide epidemic… it’s spreading, it’s mimicking every disease and it’s going to destroy the world’s population.”Often patients suffering from Lyme Disease are misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Misdiagnosis with these other diseases may delay the correct diagnosis and treatment as the underlying infection progresses unchecked.(Read more here).

Some common symptoms of Lyme Disease include:

  • Widespread joint and muscle pain
  • Severe fatigue and nausea
  • Headache, rashes and unexplainable fevers
  • Heart palpitations
  • Depression, Nerve Pain and Numbness
  • Interstitial cystitis and muscle spasms
  • Tingling and Stiffness
  • Light-headedness, Tremors and Confusion
  • Double vision, Anxiety & Sensitivity to light and sound

Treatment of Lyme Disease

There are no known vaccines to Lyme Disease, not that we would all likely line up for such a dangerous injection! The most common way to treat Lyme disease is the use of antibiotics, which is occasionally effective. Antibiotics like doxycycline or amoxicillincan be taken orally immediately after the initial bite,and they might kill the infection before it becomes encysted.The percentages of success lower quickly with time. In later infections, antibiotic usage often becomes chronic, leading to all sorts of undesirable effects. Studies show that chronic Lyme disease patients continue to suffer ever after using antibiotics—because the antibiotics are usually unable to kill the infection. It is a poor treatment model.

Instead, the most powerful and potent mode of recovery and treatment is to build the immune system up with nutraceuticals, detoxification, and specific nutrition, and to kill the infection with more potent agents like ozone or hydrogen peroxide therapies.

The most powerful treatment therapy that is highly successful for Lyme disease is ozone therapy.It helps to detoxify the body of many charged, toxic ions and forms hydroxyl free radical, a free radical which is lethal to virus, bacteria, cancer, and fungus—and even Lyme Disease.

Some major benefits of Ozone therapy are:

A.Helps to detoxify the liver, even decreasing the uric acid levels in the body

  1. De-clogs the blood vessels and improves blood circulation
  2. Kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi from the blood
  3. Optimizes cellular and immune system functions

In the upcoming future Dr. Howell plans to provide Blood-ozone treatments at his Health Optimization Centers worldwide.

How much would you want one?

Top 5 Benefits of NCR from the Lives of More than 60,000 patients

Positive Results from NCR®

In the past 30 years NeuroCranialRestructuring (NCR) has been successfully used to treat hundreds and thousands of people who were labeled difficult patients to treat with physical medicine. NeuroCranial Restructuring optimizes brain and body functions. Over 200 doctors nationwide who have been certified in NCR® report that they consistently have results with conditions as diverse as headaches, back pain, scoliosis, depression, learning disabilities, sleep apnea and sinusitis. The link between these conditions is that they are all caused by mechanical problems in the body.

Unlike mainstream medicine which only treats symptoms, NCR corrects the root cause of the physical condition paving the path for permanent healing and renewed health.The long term benefits of NCR are innumerable compared to any other treatment in physical medicine. NCR works by moving the sphenoid bone, the foundation for all the other bones in the head. When the sphenoid is off, so is everything else. When the sphenoid is properly balanced, everything else can be optimized too. With NCR, the cranial bones relax, returning to their originally design and shape, allowing the brain to fully expand. With the head properly shaped and positioned, the spine naturally returns to its optimal shape and function. Muscular tension disappears because it is no longer required for stability. Flexibility and ease of movement return. Increased energy and a profound sense of well being arise.

Patients routinely experience the following positive changes :
•    Stand better, with less stooping, less sway back, fewer hunchbacks, less military spine, and less shoulder and pelvic tilting or rotation.
•    Look younger, because their wrinkles disappear when the improved skeletal positioning pulls the skin taut.
•    Are more athletic, because the proper positioning of the joints makes the muscles more efficient. This means they run faster, jump higher, and fatigue slower than before.
•    See better than before because the symmetrical positioning of the eyes allows for more rapid visual accommodation, making depth perception quicker and easier.
•    Are calmer, more pleasant, more creative, and think better because the hydraulic functioning of the brain improves when the skull fits the brain ideally.

The nature of NCR treatment, with its essentially permanent results, allows a person to stop treatment at almost any time (after the completion of each treatment sequence) with respect to the specific condition they are looking to treat. No other treatment modality exists in mainstream medicine which can access and invoke the natural healing structural patterns of the body’s muscular & nervous system, hence the results and popularity of NCR.