Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic-Fact or Fiction?

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 May 2010 06:55 Written by admin Thursday, 30 April 2009 07:23

hola gringosWith all of the media hype regarding the Swine Flu I thought it was very important to let you guys know the facts.  Dr. Mercola can explain this much better than I, so please check this out!

American health officials declared a public health emergency as cases of swine flu were confirmed in the U.S. Health officials across the world fear this could be the leading edge of a global pandemic emerging from Mexico, where seven people are confirmed dead as a result of the new virus.

On Wednesday April 29th, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to five on its six-level threat scale,1 which means they”ve determined that the virus is capable of human-to-human transmission. The initial outbreaks across North America reveal an infection already traveling at higher velocity than did the last official pandemic strain, the 1968 Hong Kong flu.

Phase 5 had never been declared since the warning system was introduced in 2005 in response to the avian influenza crisis. Phase 6 means a pandemic is under way. WHO now openly states it is not possible to contain the spread of this infection and recommends mitigation measures, not restricting travel or closing borders.

However, a pandemic does not necessarily mean what you think it does, it is NOT black-plague carts being hauled through the streets piled high with dead bodies. Nor does it mean flesh eating zombies wandering the streets feeding on the living. All a pandemic means is that a new infectious disease is spreading throughout the world…

Source: Mercola | Full Article

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Nothing Beats The Power Of Real Food

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 May 2010 06:55 Written by admin Sunday, 26 April 2009 04:36

In a world of sports drinks and supplements real, whole food is still the king!  Organic VegetablesAgain I chose to let Dr. Mercola explain it because no one does it better and he can back it up.

That your body needs real food to perform optimally should be common sense, but alas, it is not.

Exercise is one of the most powerful tools you have available to drop your insulin levels. This is important because elevated insulin levels are one of the primary drivers for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and weight gain. But the foods you eat are equally important to maintain healthy insulin and leptin levels.

You can’t expect to be optimally healthy if you only do one right and ignore the other.

Although you’d think professional athletes would know better, many athletes still make unwise food choices, and there’s no telling how much their performance and recovery from injury would improve with proper nutrition…

Source:  Mercola | Full Article

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Acid Reflux Caused By Not Enough Acid, Not Too Much…

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 May 2010 06:55 Written by admin Sunday, 26 April 2009 04:22

I’m sure just about everyone reading this article has had a nasty case of heartburn.  Not nice at all.  Well many people these days suffer from chronic acid reflux or GERD so I thought I would help shed a little light on the subject.  IndigestionNobody better than Dr. Mercola to break it down for us:

Acid reflux is an extremely common health problem. So common in fact, it affects one out of two of you watching this video. Other terms used for this condition are gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), or peptic ulcer disease. Typically, acid reflux is thought to be caused by having too much acid in your stomach.

This is a serious medical mistake that affects hundreds of millions of people.

What’s the REAL Cause of Acid Reflux?

It’s important to understand that acid reflux is NOT a disease of too much acid being produced, but rather it’s a condition related more commonly to hiatal hernia – a condition in which the acid is coming out of your stomach, where it’s supposed to remain.

There’s a valve between your stomach and your small intestine called the pyloric valve. When the acid in your stomach refluxes over that valve, it causes symptoms very similar to those of acid reflux.

Heartburn is the primary symptom of acid reflux; a burning sensation that radiates up from your stomach to your chest and throat. It occurs when food and stomach juices reflux up into your esophagus, which is the tube that leads from your throat to your stomach. It’s typically most bothersome at night, and tends to occur in connection with certain activities, such as:

  • After eating a heavy meal
  • Bending over
  • Lifting
  • Lying down, especially when laying on your back

Other symptoms include:

  • Hoarseness
  • A feeling that food is stuck in your throat
  • Tightness in your throat
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma
  • Dental problems
  • Bad breath

While I was in residency training in medical school in the early 80s, an Australian physician named Dr. Barry Marshall did some pioneering work on acid reflux. He discovered that an organism called helicobacter pylori (initially called campylobacter) causes a chronic low-level inflammation of your stomach lining, and is responsible, or at least a major factor, for producing many of the symptoms of acid reflux.

There are over 16,000 articles supporting the fact that suppressing stomach acid does not treat the problem. It only treats the symptoms. And one of the explanations for this is that when you suppress the amount of acid in your stomach, you decrease your body’s ability to kill the helicobacter bacteria. So it actually makes your condition worse and perpetuates the problem.

Of course now we have treatments such as antibiotics that are  designed to eradicate that organism. However, I’ve found that it’s virtually never necessary to use antibiotics, and I’ll share several simple, effective strategies to eliminate the helicobacter without the use of drugs…

Please read on and check out the video!

Source: Mercola | Full Article

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