A simple vitamin can strengthern your bones


Natural vitamin K2 in the form of natural MK-7 builds bone strength, helps prevent osteoporosis, and protects the heart. Noted vitamin K expert Dr. Cees Vermeer led the European study which found that natural vitamin K2 as MK-7 (MenaQ 7 ®) significantly increases the strength of both the spine and the hip in postmenopausal women. The study also verified earlier findings about the cardiovascular benefits of this nutrient. Specifically, the use of MK-7 results in improvements in vascular elasticity and a decrease in age-related stiffening of the arteries. The dose used in this trial was 180 mcg of natural vitamin K2 as MK-7, which is the level commonly found in Japanese diets. The trial lasted for 3 years, with relevant improvement in the hip neck area being apparent after 2-3 years. This explains why previous, shorter studies have not typically shown MK-7 benefits on bone and cardiovascular health. This is surely welcome news for all of us who are looking to strengthen our bones and protect our hearts naturally. I am pleased with this scientific validation of what I have been reporting for years — MK-7 offers great benefits for both the skeleton and cardiovascular systems.
My article about Vitamin K and food, overlooked for bone and heart health.

Reference: Vermeer, C., et al., “Mena Q7 Significantly Improves Bone Strength and Prevents Cardiovascular Aging”, Pre-publication presentation, Vitafoods, 2012, Geneva, May 22, 2012

Selected posts (over 30) from Natural Health News

Jun 03, 2011
A year later, the same journal published a study showing girls with a better vitamin K status had better bone turnover. But bone health wasn't the only association researchers noticed. Over the next few years, studies on ...
Jul 30, 2010
“MGP is the most powerful inhibitor of soft tissue calcification presently known, but non‐supplemented healthy adults are insufficient in vitamin K to a level that 30 per cent of their MGP is synthesised in an inactive form.
Jun 13, 2011
Along with calcium, vitamin D is the nutrient that most people recognize as important for bone health (Holick 2007). But, even today, few people understand the powerful and complex ways that vitamin D acts to promote not ...
Oct 15, 2008
Bone Health is not Helped with Soap or Fluoride. Today's news ... I usually suggest that people consider using a high quality vitamin-mineral compound with vitamins D3 and K, as well as high absorption calcium. To that I add ...

Enjoy Your Holiday, GMO FREE

Originally published July 2010

As the Fourth of July holiday comes along this week end, here's wishing you a great time, and hope you BUY ORGANIC to avoid the risk of FRANKENFOOD
FRANKENFOOD: Monsanto Subsidiary Admits the Truth, Sixteen Years Ago
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it."
Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
Photo from Mesk125

And what about your Hot Dog on the Barbie?

Pass the Mustard, or Just Pass on the Hot Dog?

Comment by Andrew W. Saul, Editor-In-Chief, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

(OMNS July 2, 2010) More hot dogs are eaten at the 4th of July holiday than at any other time of the year. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, an all-too-real trade organization) says that "during the Independence Day weekend, 155 million will be gobbled up" and that Americans will consume more than seven billion hot dogs over the summer. "Every year," they proudly proclaim, "Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each." (1)
That looks to be a modest average of just over one hot dog per week per American. But there are at least 7 million vegetarians in the US, and another 20 million who would be inclined to avoid meat. (2)
This means that even if you do not eat any hot dogs at all, someone else is eating your share.
But a hot dog or two a week? Big deal!
Maybe it is. Children who eat one hot dog a week double their risk of a brain tumor; two per week triples the risk. Kids eating more than twelve hot dogs a month (three a week) have nearly ten times the risk of leukemia as children who eat none. (3)
And it is not just about kids. Of 190,000 adults studied for seven years, those eating the most processed meat such as deli meats and hot dogs had a 68 percent greater risk of pancreatic cancer than those who ate the least. (4) Pancreatic cancer is especially difficult to treat.
Think twice before you serve up your next tube steak. If your family is going to eat hot dogs, at least take your vitamins. Hot dog eating children taking supplemental vitamins were shown to have a reduced risk of cancer. (5) Vitamins C and E prevent the formation of nitrosamines. (6,7)
It is curious that, while busy theorizing many "potential" dangers of vitamins, the news media have largely ignored this clear-cut cancer-prevention benefit from supplementation.
May I also suggest that you have your kids chew their hot dogs extra thoroughly. In landfills, "Whole hot dogs have been found, some of them in strata suggesting an age upwards of several decades." (8)
Bon appétit.

References:
(1) http://www.hot-dog.org .
(2) http://www.vegetariantimes.com/features/archive_of_editorial/667 .
(3) Peters JM, Preston-Martin S, London SJ, Bowman JD, Buckley JD, Thomas DC. Processed meats and risk of childhood leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 1994 Mar; 5(2):195-202.
(4) Nothlings U, Wilkens LR, Murphy SP, et al. 2005. Meat and fat intake as risk factors for pancreatic cancer: The Multiethnic Cohort Study. J Nat Cancer Inst 97:1458-65.
(5) Sarasua S, Savitz DA. Cured and broiled meat consumption in relation to childhood cancer: Denver, Colorado (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1994 Mar; 5(2):141-8. Comment at http://www.ralphmoss.com/hotdog.html .
(6) Scanlan RA. Nitrosamines and cancer. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/f-w00/nitrosamine.html
(7) Cass H; English J. User's guide to vitamin C. Basic Health Publications, 2002, p 64-67. ISBN-10: 1591200210; ISBN-13: 978-1591200215.
(8) Smithsonian, July 1992, p 5.
In response to reader request I'm adding Citrullis lanatus 

What's on your food - pesticide info
More on pesticides and watermelon


Watermelon is a great food for fiber and lycopene. Nutritionally speaking it is a great source of water for hydration plus

Powerful Antioxidants - Watermelon is high in Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin A through its concentration of beta-carotene.

Lycopene - Watermelon is a very concentrated source of the carotenoid, Lycopene.  Lycopene has been studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties.  It has been found to be protective against many forms of cancers including prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancers.  Watermelon contains a higher concentration of Lycopene than any other produce.

Vitamin C - Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C so necessary for the body's immune system.  One one cup of delicious watermelon provides 25% of our body's daily requirement.


Vitamin A -  Through its concentration of beta-carotene, Watermelon supplies a rich source of Vitamin A, another cancer fighting anti-oxidant along with Lycopene and Vitamin C.  A cup of Watermelon supplies your body with over 10% of its daily requirement.

Vitamin B - Vitamin B is necessary for energy production.  Watermelon is rich in Vitamin B6 and B1, as well as magnesium and potassium.  Because Watermelon has a higher water content and lower calorie content than other fruits, it delivers more nutrients per calorie.

Arginine - Because Watermelon is exceptionally high in citrulline, an amino acid our bodies use to make another amino acid, Arginine.  Arginine is used in the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body and allowing the production of Nitric Oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and helps to reduce high blood pressure.This also contributes to help for water retention and diabetes along with the B vitamins and C.

Watermelon Seed Tea is a long known health promoting beverage.  These days it is difficult to find watermelon with seeds, or organically grown. It is most often used to stimulate and cleanse your kidneys, and is well known in Asian medicine as well as the Edgar Cayce Readings.
CAYCE QUOTE ON REMEDY 1695-2:  For kidney stones
But at least once a day, three days a week, do take watermelon seed tea as a part of the water.  This would be prepared by pouring a pint of boiling water over a tablespoonful of watermelon seed (ground or cut) and allowing it to steep.  Let it cool, then strain and drink.  This will clarify those conditions that cause reactions in the kidneys and bladder, for, the lack of eliminations and the slowing up of the circulation causes a greater quantity of drosses to be held in the system, and these need to be eliminated from the body.
More will be eliminated through using this stimuli for the kidney activity than in most any way.
This may also be useful for infection (UTI) and as a diuretic.

Pickled watermelon rind is an old favorite.

Other resources:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31#nutritionalprofilehttp://www.watermelon.org/health.asp

Natural Health News: Diabetes Diary



The Diabetes Diary: Commemorating The Longest Walk 2011, Reversing Diabetes
Authored by Dr Gayle Eversole

List Price: $12.00
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
206 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1475027518 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1475027516
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues
2011 marked The Longest Walk 3, Reversing Diabetes. While the focus of the cross country walk was to bring attention to the issues surrounding diabetes in Indian Country, the effort was for all fighting in this battle to overcome the diabetes epidemic. The "diary" commemorates the walk and all those affected by this dis-ease and includes natural health information to help you with your walk to prevent and reverse diabetes.

Hospital First to Recognize Wireless Illnesses

It's been eight years since I gave my first hospital presentation about Wireless Radiation and Health.  I am available to discuss this topic with media and health care facilities, provider and consumer groups.

Toronto Hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation


Canada NewsWire
TORONTO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Women's College Hospital says family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation.

The hospital released a statement saying the symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory problems, and skin rashes. These symptoms are now labelled Electro-magnetic Hyper-sensitivity, or "EMS". "Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients," said Dr. Riina Bray, medical director of the hospital's Environmental Health Clinic.

Dr. Bray says the world is becoming dominated by wireless internet, cell phones and cell towers, and there can be a broad range of health impacts. The hospital's Environmental Health Clinic has begun holding educational workshops on the subject for doctors.

Last year the World Health Organization placed microwave radiation from wireless internet and cell phones on an official Cancer watch-list. Since then several schools have removed their wifi systems and the Catholic teacher's union in Ontario has called for a moratorium on wifi installations in classrooms.
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/757245#ixzz1yTGFPCM0

Selections from Natural Health News

Feb 14, 2009
Quite a few years ago I presented a program to some nurses in Lewiston, Idaho focused on the health impact of EMF and a coming storm of health problems that would be - more likely than not - unable to be diagnosed by ...
Feb 18, 2012
Real EMF Danger. Vatican radio waves blamed for high cancer risk ... Posted by herbalYODA at 15:49 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: cancer and EMF, EMF. 1 comments: West Coast Family .
Jul 15, 2010
"There has been an important, coherent and meaningful correlation between exposure to Vatican Radio's structures and the risk of leukaemia and lymphoma in children," the report said, according to the daily La Stampa.
Jan 28, 2012
Real EMF Danger. Vatican radio waves blamed for high cancer risk ... Posted by herbalYODA at 15:49 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: cancer and EMF, EMF. 1 comments: West Coast Family .
Jun 05, 2010
(CNN) -- San Francisco, California, likely will become the first U.S. city to require cell phone companies to disclose how much radiation their gadgets emit. The city's board of supervisors voted 10-1 on Tuesday in favor of a law ...
Dec 13, 2008
“It would be a mistake to jump to conclusions about hybrid E.M.F. dangers, as well as a mistake to outright dismiss the concern,” said Jim Kliesch, a senior engineer for the clean vehicles program at the Union of Concerned ...
Dec 01, 2007
It has been many years sicne I started on a campaign to educate the public about risks of EMF. It is always a welme event to find more and more information on the risks to health brought out in the mainstream press. Reading ...
May 01, 2010
I venture to guess that the anonymous poster isn't as aware as the cell phone companies who include the risks in their patents, or the work of Dr. Neil Cherry. Now the FCC ... Labels: cell phones, EMF, SAR levels, wireless ...
Sep 14, 2008
Radiofrequency, Wireless, Cell Phone and EMF Risks Source: IGEF Internationale Gesellschaft für Elektrosmog-Forschung (International company for electrosmog-research), by way of the EMF Guru. Mr. Wulf Dietrich Rose, ...
Nov 08, 2008
I've been writing and teaching about these same issues for more than ten years and of course have been ridiculed many times for my thinking on the health risks of EMF and WIFI/microwave. Things are most likely to get worse ...
Sep 27, 2008
If you are ill-informed on the microwave and health risks, EMF, cell phones/towers, WIFI, et al, perhaps you best start delving more into the issues. After all, DTV is on the way in just a few more months. See Also WEEP News ...
Oct 04, 2008
We have been writing about the risks and hazards of EMF for a decade or so by now and as each day passes much more information is divulged about the negative effects of mobile phones and other EMF conveniences.

Jul 30, 2008
I have been researching the research on cell phones and EMF for more than a decade. I know that digital phones are considered as or more dangerous as the old analog style. The danger is from the constant pulsing of EMF ...
Dec 21, 2009
Sorry that the fellow that left his threat about moderating his comment didn't have the intellectual capacity to do just a modicum of research about the known risks of EMF (microwave)related to cell phone/WIFI use known to be ...
Aug 14, 2008
Excessive Exposure to Cumulative EMF. 16 August UPDATE: Double Standard for Radiation ... Experts caution that such tags pose huge privacy and safety risks to the public. Used to track inventory in warehouses, RFID tags ...
Jan 17, 2009
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing health concern and, according to Dr. Howard Fisher, a Toronto chiropractor and author of The Invisible Threat, The Risks Associated with EMFs, it can be attributed to several ...
Mar 05, 2011
When it came to speak about the risks of EMF, thyroid, and cell phone use all of these women look at me as if they had walked into a fog. The sad part of this is that as soon as I was leaving I noticed they all started making ...
Jul 20, 2011
This month, being Women's Health Month, I especially hope for women that they come to understand the specific risks uncovered ... Natural Health News: Cell Phones, Other EMF Exposure and Your Health. May 01, 2010 ...
Oct 13, 2007
He's from the electronic generation and like most 24 year-olds-going-on-18 he thinks that any article in the newspaper that tells him cell phones are safe means that I am wrong in my longtime stance about health risks of EMF ...
Mar 22, 2009
I don't think I need to say more. Effects of Mobile Phone Radio Frequency on the Structure and Function of the Normal Human Hemoglobin Please use the search function to locate my other posts on EMF, health risks and Cell ...
Feb 18, 2006
For many years I have been educating about the risks of EMF/ELF. In the general realm of this industry, few, if any, customers realize the health risks, even while the evidence in solid research is mounting rapidly. It is not just ...
Jun 11, 2011
Three clinical phases were distinguished: an initial stage during which EMF exposure can induce headaches, a sensation of heating in the ear and other parts of the body, especially the upper part of the body, tinnitus, ocular abnormalities, myalgia, and, in some cases, dermatitis and symptoms such as chest tightness, palpitations, ... The risk of Alzheimer s, which can arise in young persons from age 45, is moreover much more important than the risk of cancer.
Jun 04, 2010
X-ray exposure is cumulative and over all carries with it a real increased risk of developing cancer. This includes medical x-ray, dental x-ray, chiropractic x-ray, mammogram, airport scanners, and EMF exposure from ...
Aug 25, 2007
In a letter in The Lancet medical journal, Dr Stephan Braune of the University Neurology Clinic in Freiburg, Germany said that radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by the telephones pumped up the blood pressure of 10 young volunteers who ... Mobile telephones have been linked to a variety of health problems ranging from fatigue, headaches to burning skin, but there is still no proof that the gadgets pose any serious health risks -- REUTERS, AFP.
Aug 13, 2008
Drug prohibition – an untenable hypocrisy · Food Risks, more than just GMO · Rhus Tox · Scientists stop the ageing process · Excessive Exposure to Cumulative EMF · GM Crops: Environmental Disaster - UPDATE...
May 18, 2010
He must also have missed Dr Geroge Carlo's seminal studies completed over a decade ago that indicates the risks of using wired head sets. Current EMF warnings urge cell phone users to use the speaker phone function on ...
Apr 04, 2011
For several years now we have been warning against the use of CFL low energy fluorescent light bulbs based on their mercury content and the EMF emitted from the transformer (like the ballast in fluorescent tube lighting) as a health ... Natural Health News: More Risk with CFL light bulbs. Jan 17, 2009. Over the past two years on this blog (Natural Health News) we have posted about a dozen articles regarding the risks of CFL light bulbs to your health. Many other ...
Oct 11, 2010
At a recent conference, a hacker revealed a cheap, homemade device that has the potential to intercept calls from a variety of cell phones. How to tell if you're at risk. Natural Health News: Cell Phones, Other EMF Exposure ...
Jul 01, 2008
Hands free devices, like Blue Tooth, have health risks similar to the cell phone itself. The distraction from EMF inside the vehicle is still an issue. Many studies have proven this to be fact. Other health risks ensue to the driver ...
Jul 23, 2008
Pittsburgh cancer center warns of cell phone risks · Cell Phone EMF Shields. By JENNIFER C. YATES and SETH BORENSTEIN The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his ...
Jun 26, 2010
He pointed out that for a very long time the FCC has had on its licensing exam a question regarding the fact that EMF (radio waves) are a known cause of cataract. This article ..... Himalayan Salt FAD May Be a Health Risk ...
May 21, 2008
The magnetic field energy is identified as a health risk. Here is a study that will try to identify what the concerns are. ... What does exposure to this type of EMF do to my health? Experts are to investigate whether magnetic ...

HOT WEATHER TIPS


Cool Wave” towel is a must for all of your warm weather activities!  


The magic of this towel is that drops the surrounding temperature 10 - 20 degrees for 4 hours or more before it needs "reactivating". It’s a lifesaver on those sweltering, seriously hot summer days.
. Large 16” x 26” towel
. Keeps you cool without getting you wet
. Will remain10 to 20 degrees cooler than current air temperature for 4 to 5 hours
. Reactivate with fresh water every 4 to 5 hours
. Make it cooler after an hour, or two or three, by simply shaking it in the air
. For easier access, keep it in the plastic bag which accompanies each towel
. Hand washable with liquid dish soap or bar soap, or with detergent in the family washer
. Air-dry only. Do NOT use the family dryer.
. Store in plastic shipping tube during winter months. 


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Natural Health News: Suncreen May be Hiding the Facts
May 24, 2010
Should you get sunburn, a good way to tame the sting is a tea bath or applying plain tea to those hot, red areas. Many people like to use pure aloe vera. and another post from July 2008 ... Enjoy the sunny weather. Avoid getting sunburned and be prudent about sun exposure at midday. Wear a hat. Protect your eyes with UV sunglasses. Use a zinc oxide sunscreen. And have fun. Titanium Dioxide Studies - Chemical oxidation and DNA damage catalyzed by inorganic ...


Jul 20, 2011
Hot Weather Help. Elders and others need to pay close attention in hot weather. This news article has some good information about being older and the current hot heat throughout most of the US. By LINDSEY TANNER - AP ...

Jun 11, 2011
“Cool Wave” towel is a must for all of your warm weather activities! Order Now! . Large 16” x 26” towel . Keeps you cool without getting you wet . Will remain10 to 20 degrees cooler than current air temperature for 4 to 5 hours ...
Dec 30, 2011
Hot or humid weather can make you sweat and requires additional intake of fluid. Heated indoor air also can cause your skin to lose moisture during wintertime. Further, high altitudes may trigger increased urination and more ...
Jun 06, 2010
Triple digit weather has hit the SW and heat advisories are issued for the next several days. As summer in the northern ... Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: hot weather tips, sun safety, sun sense, sunlight, sunscreen ...

2012 Dirty Dozen +

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released the 2012 Dirty Dozen list.  This year there's a + because a couple of items have been added because of pesticide concerns.
EWG's new Shopper's Guide to the Dirty Dozen will help you know which produce items have the most pesticide risk so you can try to choose organic.
According to EWG -
This year we have expanded the Dirty Dozen with a Plus category to highlight two crops -- green beans and leafy greens, meaning, kale and collard greens - that did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops.
Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.
The Clean Fifteen is also included.

Find your new Shopper's Guide here
Dirty Dozen Plus™
Buy these organic
1
Apple
Apples
2
Celery
Celery
3
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
4
Peaches
Peaches
5
Strawberries
Strawberries
6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
7
Grapes
Grapes
8
Spinach
Spinach
9
Lettuce
Lettuce
10
Cucumber
Cucumbers
11
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
12
Potatoe
Potatoes
Plus
+
Green Beans
Green beans
+
Kale
Kale/Greens
+ May contain pesticide residues of special concern
Clean 15™
Lowest in Pesticide
1
Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
4
Avocado
Avocado
5
Cabbage
Cabbage
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Asparagus
Asparagus
8
Mango
Mangoes
9
Eggplant
Eggplant
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
- domestic
12
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
13
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
14
Watermelon
Watermelon
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms


Selections from Natural Health News



Jun 13, 2011
EWG research has found that people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the Dirty Dozen list consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat from the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits .

Apr 28, 2010
EWG research has found that people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the Dirty Dozen list consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat from the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits ...
Aug 03, 2010
From my perspective, what's most newsworthy about the news from CR is the immateriality of the supplements in question, a so-called “dirty dozen.” Colloidal silver? Kava? Coltsfoot? These are not mainstream supplement ...
Feb 21, 2009
The worst offenders, which were nicknamed the "dirty dozen," include: # Apples # Bell peppers # Celery # Cherries # Grapes (imported, especially grapes from South American countries) # Lettuce # Nectarines # Peaches ...



Nov 07, 2010
Onions, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Pineapple, Mango, Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Kiwi, Cabbage, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Sweet Potato, Honeydew Melon DIRTY DOZEN (BUY ORGANIC) Celery, Peaches, ...