Dr. Mercola is one of my favorite natural health doctors to follow, he has now made his nutritional typing assessment tool free so everyone should go use it and find out how you should be eating to feel better…he has even changed his recipe book to offer a free download.
Study shows fructose used differently from glucose
* Findings challenge common wisdom about sugars
WASHINGTON Aug 2 (Reuters) – Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.
They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.
“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.
“They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.”
Americans take in large amounts of fructose, mainly in high fructose corn syrup, a mix of fructose and glucose that is used in soft drinks, bread and a range of other foods.
Politicians, regulators, health experts and the industry have debated whether high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients have been helping make Americans fatter and less healthy.
Too much sugar of any kind not only adds pounds, but is also a key culprit in diabetes, heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.
Several states, including New York and California, have weighed a tax on sweetened soft drinks to defray the cost of treating obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
The American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola (KO.N) and Kraft Foods (KFT.N) have strongly, and successfully, opposed efforts to tax soda. [ID:nN12233126]
The industry has also argued that sugar is sugar.
Heaney said his team found otherwise. They grew pancreatic cancer cells in lab dishes and fed them both glucose and fructose.
Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. “Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different,” Heaney’s team wrote.
“I think this paper has a lot of public health implications. Hopefully, at the federal level there will be some effort to step back on the amount of high fructose corn syrup in our diets,” Heaney said in a statement.
U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup went up 1,000 percent between 1970 and 1990, researchers reported in 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The sun is coming, we are going to be out and about, but don’t forget the sunscreen if you are going to be outside for a long period.
(go slather-less if you are going to only be in the sun short term and soak up that necessary vitamin D)
Thanks to EWG, there is a updated database of the most safe, chemical free sunscreens available out there. Toss all of your banana boat garbage and go chemical free this summer!
Hi everyone! If you have any desire… come on over to Facebook and drop me a friend request… you can be a part of my rants and raves there too.
Most people don`t think about how chemicals in their diets affect their weight or weight loss efforts. But the man-made chemicals you consume on a regular basis can play a big role in whether you`re fat or not – even if those chemicals don`t contain a single calorie.
To understand this, you’ll need to know that your liver is your primary detoxification organ. Your liver is also your primary fat-burning organ. Therefore, the more unnatural chemicals you consume on a regular basis, the more time and energy your liver needs to spend detoxifying you. But, the more your liver is consumed with the role of detoxification, the less time and energy it will have for burning fat. It`s really that simple.
For example, we all clearly agree that pesticides are poisons; their primary purpose is to kill living organisms. We know that most non-organic foods are laced with pesticides, and we understand that pesticides don`t magically become non-poisonous inside our bodies. Our bodies see pesticides as poisons too.
How does your body treat a poison? It attempts to detoxify it. This means your body attempts to render the poison harmless, and then removes it from your body, generally through your colon. Your colon is your primary organ used to eliminate toxins from the body, and your liver is the organ most often responsible for rendering poisons harmless.
But what happens when people eat unnatural chemicals in most meals?
Our livers become overwhelmed with the need to detoxify all of those chemicals and poisons, and the poisons start to back up in our blood. The fact that this is happening in just about everyone has been confirmed by several looks inside the average person`s blood.
Your liver will also store toxins and poisons for you that it was unable to render harmless. It does this to keep those poisons out of your bloodstream and from circulating in your body.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, there will be a Food & Our Behavior Conference in downtown Mesa. Since this is an issue that affects some members of most families, we wanted to pass the information onto you. The conference is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and your registration fee includes a very delicious lunch! Please see the attached flyer for complete information and registration.
Come and Learn and Taste and See how the Food you Eat makes you Feel and Act! Saturday, November 21, 2009
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
12 West Main Event Center
Downtown Mesa, AZ
Pre-registration Cost: $35 per person, $60 per married couple
Registration at the Door: $40 per person, $65 per married couple
Public Welcome – Spreading the Information is Welcomed too!
Cost includes a Luncheon of Demonstrations: Wraps with fresh-made Hummus and Veggies, Variety of Beans & Sprouts, Baked Salmon (baking without a microwave); Super Healthy Salads; Cheesy dishes made with cashews; Desserts made without dairy, sugar, wheat, or soy!
Don’t miss this opportunity to bless the lives of those around you! Come and get this vital information first hand! Come to a day full of learning at such a small cost!
OK, first of all I will cut to the most asked question- will your kids and family be receiving either the H1N1 shots or a seasonal flu shot? the answer to both is a confidant no.
We have never had seasonal flu shots and we won’t be starting to do so this year despite the fear tactics employed by so many. The key is in building a very strong immune system and knowing your natural means of fighting bugs should you happen to bring any home.
I have seen many articles come across my e-mail based on this topic so I figured I would offer some of them here for your own educational process. I do admit most everything you read here will support my own views, hey, it’s my blog! If you want to read about opposing views, there are many out there and it isn’t hard to find them. I hope this helps you process of deciding where you will stand…
What I know:
Info on the H1N1:
Is the H1N1 vaccine safe:
Info on flu vaccines:
There are too many article out there to list here, these above sites also have other articles on similar topics.